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Why The Fasting Diet Works For Me

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

Feel free to scoff (no pun intended) and tell me your diet is better/easier to follow/has quicker results etc, that's great, if it works for you. My point is this: it doesn't matter what the studies say, or that the Daily Mail is slating your choice of weight loss plan this week, what matters ultimately (and all the experts agree on this) is the best weight loss plan is the one you can stick at.

The 5:2 Diet Could Help Make Your Body 'Resilient To Stress'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has found that the ever popular 5:2 diet could actually help make your body more resilient to stress. The diet, which has been endorsed...

Diets: the Wrong Approach

Clark Russell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

The "want it now" aka immediate gratification culture has played into the hands of the diet industry, who serve up calorie restrictive diets with short term results, but long term problems e.g. weight rebound, hormone imbalance and long term damage to your metabolism.

Screw the 5-2 Diet: Eat Less, Move More

Natalie Harris-Spencer | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Harris-Spencer

I still would recommend the 5:2 as a decent way to get you to start losing weight, although there's no scientific proof it works. Combining it with a decent exercise regime seemed to work for me, while I found the structure of the week (exercise, fast, exercise, exercise, fast, whatever, whatever) satisfying.

What Were The Most Googled Diets Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Chances are, you've already Googled something today. And when most of us hear about a new diet, before jumping on board and blowing our wages on expen...

Two and Five for the 5:2

Mimi Spencer | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Spencer

Now that we're all supposed to be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, it does make me wonder when exactly we're supposed to fit it all in. A quick bowl of sugar snaps before breakfast? A handful of kale with a mid-morning coffee? I think the Australian approach may be a better way to approach the inarguable need to inject fresher, more nutritious food into our lives: Down Under, they promote a 'two and five' slogan - that's two portions of fruit and five of veg a day. Think of it as an upgrade on the UK's five-a-day and it doesn't seem quite such a food mountain to climb.

Bye Bye Hunger: 20 Foods To Make You Feel Fuller For Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 5:2 diet and intermittent fasting growing in popularity, where dieters have to limit calorie intake, it's important to know which food will leave...

Brogan Driscoll

Forget The 5:2 Diet! The 'Every Other Day' Fast Diet Is Key To Weight Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When people think of intermittent fasting, they tend to think of the 5:2 diet, where people cut to a mere 500 calories on two days per week. But a...

No Need for Dry-January With 5:2 Your Life

Emma Cook | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cook

Why do I feel more cheerful this January, no longer counting the days until February 1 rolls by? Could it be something to do with ditching dry January and looking forward to a glass of something chilled and white on most evenings - what a difference that makes.

Everything You Need To Know About 5:2 Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What differentiates the 5:2 diet from other diets is that although it incorporates calorie counting on fast days, it still gives you room (5 days a we...

Poorna Bell

Why Are We Saying No To Diets?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What does the word diet mean to you? A recent survey has revealed that 44% of slimmers say they previously saw fast weight loss as a priority when...

5:2 Vegetarian Diet Recipes: How To Fill Your Belly On Fast Days

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The 5:2 diet is the weight loss trend on everyone's lips, including vegetarians. But for some reason, fast day recipes are hard to come by. We've t...

Poorna Bell

What Is The 4:3 Diet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The 4:3 diet works on similar principles to 2013's most popular diet - the 5:2 - which uses intermittent fasting. Put simply: you spend five days eati...

Dry and Diet January

Rivkie Baum | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

If you want to make a life change in 2014 - Do It - and good luck with it. But do it for yourself, because it's what YOU want - not what an advert or a magazine tells you, you should be doing. Do it the right and sensible way. Make a lifestyle change that you want to keep, but don't spend your life denying everything you enjoy. It's about re-education, not fad fixes, that's the only way they're long lasting.

Poorna Bell

What Is The Expert Verdict On 5:2, Paleo And Mediterranean Eating Plans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Paleo, Mediterranean and 5:2 diet plans were some of the most popular of 2013, but as we move swiftly into the new year we wanted to know which di...

Barman Dieted Using The 5:2 Diet And Now Gets Mistaken For Zayn Malik From One Direction

SWNS | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An overweight barman who went on the 5:2 diet to get a girlfriend has achieved his goal with an unexpected side effect - apparently he's now a dead ri...

Five Diets To Get You In Shape For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Patty Doma | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas revolves around all the important F-words. Family, friends, festivities, fun and food. But while everything might go to pot on Chris...

The Feminine Paradox: Shrink and You May Be Considered Attractive

Jan Shure | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

The sad truth is that, despite being 62, despite a decently successful journalistic career (including a prestigious award), despite a thriving website business, despite a husband who adores my every curve, my insecurities surface when it comes to "thin".

Grr, Glam-ma! Could a Title Be More Patronising to Grown Up Women?

Jan Shure | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Why patronised? Well, simply by carrying out the survey and giving stylish over-50s with grandchildren that rather twee title and a style ranking, the subliminal message is: "We think you should be over, fashion-wise, but, hey, you're not".

The 5:2 Diet: Why All the Hype?

Clark Russell | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

I have been gobsmacked that this diet has not only received a "hero's welcome" by the media masses, but has not been discredited by now; I suspect it will once all the hype and euphoria have subsided and people realise that calorie restrictive diets don't work.

The Cookie Diet: Can Biscuits Help You Lose Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Update: Since publication, there have been several points which Dr Siegal would like to raise, which were not mentioned in the article and which we wo...

How The New Low-GL Diet Makes You Lose Weight Faster Than The 5:2 Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The 5:2 diet is the darling of the diet world, but as we know, there's always a better diet waiting round the corner. A new book called Burn Fat F...

Weekly Wellbeing: 5:2 Diet And How To Lose Weight Healthily

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The diet on everyone's lips (and hips) this year is the 5:2 diet. Hailed by nutritionists and celebrities galore, the way it works is simple: diete...

Cholesterol: My Steps to Reducing It

Paul Bailey | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Bailey

I've always been interested in monitoring my cholesterol ever since my mother died from a heart attack aged just 45. I was 13 years old at the time. Watching your mother drop dead in front of you is something you carry with you for the rest of your life. So I knew that I had to look after my health and most importantly my heart.

The Devil is a (Would Be) Fashionista on the 5:2 Diet

Daniel Warner | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Style
Daniel Warner

My experiment of throwing myself back into the working world had gone horribly wrong. When you've already lived the high life you become adept at noticing the low life, the social climbers and those who are so insecure that they hide behind last seasons 'It Bag'.