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Talking about Weight Loss

A popular TV presenter, Helen Stone, welcomes a famous expert and life coach, Farah Hill, on her morning show to talk about weight loss...

Helen Stone: Thank you for coming on the show today Farah. You know that eating disorders are getting more and more common among young people. There are so many weight loss products on the market. What is your opinion about these products?

Farah Hill: Well, not only in my opinion but also recent studies show that companies who sell these products don’t have reliable, scientific evidence to prove that their products maintain weight loss in the long term. That is why I do not recommend any of these products which are designed to promote rapid weight loss.

Helen Stone:  What advice would you give to anyone in our audience who would like to lose weight? Do you have any dieting tips?

Farah Hill: I personally no longer use the word ‘diet’ and prefer the word ‘lifestyle’ instead. The first thing I work on with my clients is helping them to love themselves. The diet industry has a huge advertising presence and I think people need to be made aware of this trap. Unfortunately, these companies’ marketing efforts have convinced millions of people of a false idea that we all need to be thin.

Helen Stone: I totally agree with you. Society ignores fat people and people are taught to be fearful of becoming fat.

Farah Hill: What’s more, after all these marketing campaigns, there is not a single country in the world that has reduced the rate of obesity!

Helen Stone: We have little time left. What is your final message for our viewers?

Farah Hill: Focus on your wellbeing and being healthy instead of being thin. Learn to love yourself the way you are!


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Talking about Weight Loss


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