Washington: All you need to do to lose weight is eat less fat and do more exercise, say researchers.And the secret to successful slimming is so straightforward it has been dubbed the `Not Rocket Science` diet.The diet industry is booming, with research suggesting the average woman spends nearly 500 pounds a year on health foods, equipment, clothing and membership fees for gyms and slimming clubs to try to lose weight.But research suggests there could be a simpler solution.A team of scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston studied 4,000 obese adults and found those who followed the common sense advice were much more likely to lose weight than those who adopted fad slimming regimes, went on liquid diets or bought weight-loss supplements.Two-thirds of the group said they had tried to lose weight in the previous year through a variety of diets.The researchers found 41 per cent of those who cut their fat intake were more likely to have shed 5 per cent of their body weight in under a year than those who went on liquid diets, used non-prescription dieting supplements or followed popular slimming regimes such as the Dukan or Atkins diets, which combine high protein intakes with relatively large amounts of fat.
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