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Louise Graham

Author of: Can I Have Chips? fill up, lose weight, feel great

Louise Graham, the author of CAN I HAVE CHIPS? fill up, lose weight, feel great, is on a mission to share how simple it is to lose weight and more importantly keep it off. Our modern diet predisposes us to obesity, but that doesn’t mean we are destined to be fat.

Dr Graham received her PhD in clinical pharmacology from London University, UK. She has worked in medical research, as a medical film script writer and has run her own promotions business. She is the author of two previous books.

How to Stay the Same Weight Over the Festive Season

Alcohol inhibits fat mobilisation by suppressing testosterone - a sex hormone found in women as well as men. Testosterone is a great hormone for burning fat and when it drops it increases fat storage. Testosterone contributes to lean body mass. Less testosterone means less muscle, and less muscle means fewer calories burned and a slower metabolic rate.
07/11/2014 17:23 GMT

Lose Inches From Your Waist for #ZeroWasteWeek

So make your contribution to zero waste week a double whammy. Eat real, fresh foods and cut out highly packaged junk foods, takeaways and soft drinks. It's a win/win situation, you lose inches from your waist and you cut down on waste.
03/09/2014 13:29 BST

Lose a Little Weight and Keep It Off Says the NHS

Stop thinking that the next new diet fad is the Holy Grail and start making small lifestyle changes. Boring and sensible, perhaps, but it works and you can stop obsessing about food and get on with your life.
29/05/2014 12:25 BST

How to Lose Weight Without Going on a Diet

There is a lot to be said for making small manageable changes to the way you eat and seeing your weight drop gradually, rather than embracing the latest fad diet and giving up all the foods you love. For a start it is a lot easier because you don't feel you are on a diet with all the stress that entails. You can make changes at your own pace to suit your lifestyle.
11/05/2014 22:50 BST

Why Eating Biscuits for Breakfast Is a Bad Idea

Whether it's sweet biscuits washed down with liquid sugar (juice) for breakfast or shop bought leftovers for lunch and dinner, reframing the way you see your food goes a long way to achieving the slim body you desire.
02/05/2014 14:45 BST

Why Putting Your Diet on Pause Helps You Lose More Weight

If you've ever tried losing weight you'll know those feelings of frustration when you've lost a few pounds and you reach a plateau. It's enough to get you hunting down your favourite snack. So are you really destined for a life of yo-yo dieting and gradually increasing girth?
26/03/2014 13:47 GMT

See What Happens to Your Weight If You Only Drink Water

Fizzy drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks, flavoured lattes, or plain old sugary tea and coffee; drink these regularly and don't be too surprised if you are carrying excess weight. Looking for a painless way to shrink your muffin top? Ditch the liquid calories and start drinking zero energy water (that's the stuff that comes free out of the tap).
19/03/2014 12:46 GMT

How to Maintain Your Weight After Dieting

Want to stay slim long term? Simple - eat real food, limit added sugar and fat, and get used to feeling hungrier than usual. Weight loss triggers the release of ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, and it takes six months of weight maintenance for levels to return to normal.
11/03/2014 17:19 GMT

Change Your Eating Habits and Watch Your Weight Plummet

Stop turning to sugary, fatty foods or alcohol to cheer yourself up. Try finding value in all that life throws at you. It boosts self esteem and makes you less inclined to want to fill your body with mood enhancing foods. Even your dieting hunger pangs can be seen as having an upside - they are an encouraging sign that you are losing weight, so do not rush to stifle them.
04/03/2014 16:49 GMT

This Spring Lose Weight and Actually Keep It Off

The only diets that have been proven effective for long term weight loss focus on higher amounts of protein and vegetables, and limit carbohydrates to those that are harder to digest. Current government nutritional recommendations for a healthy diet are for 15% of your calories to come from protein, 35% from fat and 50% from carbs.
27/02/2014 08:40 GMT

Overweight? Find Your Fatness Type and Beat Your Pals at Slimming

In winter you find it hard to get out of bed. All you want to do is turn over and go back to sleep. You rarely think about your size and are unlikely to diet unless your partner forces you to look at yourself in a full length mirror. Blissful ignorance is your motto...
21/02/2014 17:59 GMT

How to Lose Weight for Good

Short term faddy diets are not the answer. They almost always lead to rebound weight gain because your appetite remains raised until you have maintained your new lower weight for at least six months. The key to becoming slimmer is to adopt a lifestyle diet that helps you permanently change your eating habits.
14/02/2014 16:40 GMT

Sugar, Scapegoat or Villain?

Sugar is the latest scapegoat in our fight against obesity. Why? Because we like to find external factors to blame rather than our inability to exert self restraint or improve our eating habits. Sugar inhibits the appetite control mechanisms in the brain which normally stop us eating when we feel full, so if we are to look for a cause, it could be said to fit the bill.
20/01/2014 14:48 GMT

Choose Your New Year Diet Carefully, You May Get More Than You Bargained For

The Christmas festivities are finally over and you have been left with an unwanted gift. Yes, you guessed it: a few extra pounds and you can't even take them back to the store to get a refund or credit note. But that's no problem is it? Just start on one of those trendy celebrity-endorsed diets that guarantee a slender body in no time at all.
25/12/2013 15:19 GMT