Carbs For Performance

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

To sum up; If you want to train hard, get a great workout, get personal bests, look after your muscle mass, and grow new muscle mass, you should eat carbs. Cutting them too low will make you leaner for a while but long term performance and condition will suffer massively.

Graduate Reveals Seven Stone Weight Loss After Cutting Carbs From Diet

Caters News | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who used to consume 2,500 calories in one meal alone has lost more than seven stone after removing bread, pizza and nachos from her diet. Bef...

Carbohydrates. Friend Or Foe?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

One food group that has been given a pretty bad rep over the past few years is carbohydrates. The common perception now is that the fewer carbs we eat the better, with some of us avoiding carbs altogether... but is this really a healthy option for our bodies? Well, frankly, no.

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in June

Chris Hall | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Another month, another load of fitness research. We've sifted through it all again to cherry pick the very best bits of information you can apply to your training straight away. From caffeine use to the right balance of carbohydrates, we've got it covered!

Does Cancer Have a Sweet Tooth?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

When a dog food is low in carbohydrate it is usually exchanged for fat and not all dogs can tolerate too much fat. It's really important to consider the entire picture and the whole dog - not just the condition.

How to Eat Like a Rugby Player

James Haskell | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Rugby players have become a bit of a benchmark in terms of being seen and perceived as being "big". As such a model to follow and adopt if you are so inclined, which I have to say judging by the mail I get on daily basis, a lot of young men and women want to be - Men mainly just big and muscular, Women toned, defined and shaped.

Study Shows Cutting Out Fat Better For Weight Loss Than Reducing Carbs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the age-old question: which works better for weight loss, cutting out carbs or fat? Thanks to a recent study, the plot has thickened. In a rec...

What's Responsible For Making Humans So Intelligent? Carbs.

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Love carbs? Well now you've got a new and totally brilliant excuse to eat more of them. (Well, the wholegrain stuff, that is.) Scientists have disc...

How To Make A Cheese Toastie With Cauliflower (And No Bread)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to cut down on the amount of bread and pasta you're eating, cauliflower can be a great low-carb alternative. You can even make a c...

The Truth About Bread And Why It Isn't Bloating

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bread has not had a good year. It has long been preached to us that carbs are not our friends and bread is public enemy number one. You only have ...

An Ingenious Way To Make Our Beloved Pasta Less Fattening

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with pasta - we love to eat it, but hate it clinging to our love handles. So here's some good news ahead of p...

Do Carbs Make You Fat?

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

There is a time and place for low carb diets, but if you want to significantly increase your fitness or improve your physique, you will benefit from including carbohydrates in your diet. It is very common for people who exercise regularly and who have followed a low carb diet for a prolonged period of time to report low energy, poor sleep...

Why You Need To Fill Your Shopping Basket With These Low-Carb Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's no secret that opting to eat low-carb foods can help you to stay healthy, and in turn, reduce your body fat. *Puts crisp packet down* A study ...

A Balanced Diet Is Low in Sugars....Surely?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Carbohydrates tend to increase our hunger due to the insulin-stimulating effect of blood sugar. Also our ability to binge on them is much higher than on fatty foods. How much pure butter could you eat compared with an unlimited supply of cakes, ice cream, chips, chocolates etc? Is this where we are going wrong?

Hidden Sugar: Do Baked Beans Have More Sugar Than A Can Of Coke?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sugar is 2014's bogeyman, as stated in our recent article providing 12 easy tricks and tips on how to cut back on your sugar consumption. This swee...

High-Protein Diets Are as Bad as Smoking? Ignore the Headlines, Stick to the Facts

Marek Doyle | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

In one of the most shameless examples of propaganda seen in our generation, the mainstream media went into overdrive with the headlines screaming out that high-protein diets were 'as bad as smoking'. Nothing like sensationalism, eh?

Fat, Sugar or Carbs: Which Is the Bad Guy?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

So, when it comes to protecting our health, which foods do we need to cut out or even eliminate? If saturated fat isn't the villain in our diets, what is? The editorial goes on to suggest that sugar and carbohydrates could be the key suspects.

Junk Food Could Be As Addictive As Illegal Drugs

PA | PA | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Junk food really could be addictive and stimulate cravings in much the same way as an illicit drug, a brain scanning study has shown. The findings ...

McDonald’s French Fry Parties Are All The Rage In South Korea (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

A group of schoolchildren were reportedly kicked out of a South Korean McDonald’s after ordering £165 worth of French fries. That’s one heck ...

The Unenthusiatic Dieter - The Jimmy Choo Carrot On A Stick

Mette Poynton | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

I've found the dieting very easy, but finding time to exercise very hard. I find that I make a hundred excuses a week for why I spend my time doing anything but exercising. To make life easier, I've decided that exercising at home must be the answer.

The Truth About Carbohydrates

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

From the Atkins diet to the Dukan plan and every diet in between, people are increasingly learning that carbohydrates are the anti-christ when it comes to weight loss, but is this the case?

The Unenthusiastic Dieter - Surprisingly Chipper

Mette Poynton | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

As I write this piece today, on February 1st 2013, I have lost 12 kilos (that's just over 26 pounds for those who don't do kilos) and I am, as you can imagine, quite chipper about that and very happy with the result.

Time to Lose Weight

Sammy Sultan | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sammy Sultan

The festive period has passed, and yeh sure you had a good time blah blah blah. Yet now a sobering thought as you gear up for a return to the mundane:...

Could Plus-Size Models Stop Women Worrying About Weight?

PA | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

More media images of full-figured models could help break the unhealthy obsession many women have with being thin, new research suggests. Psycholog...

‘Dessert For Breakfast Diet’ – Best Weight-Loss Tip Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It sounds too good to be true, but a group of scientists reckon they’ve figured out how to prevent weight-gain and food cravings – and it involves...