Diet and Nutrition

The Demon Voice Tormenting A Fat Girl

Sharron Phillips | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I have gone many years as a "chunky monkey", I think the very truth of the matter is that I have always felt like "that girl" - the plain, frumpy one, the DUFF. I was always the ugly one out of my friends. I hate that word 'ugly', but for the purposes of this blog and honesty that's how I felt.

What Can We Learn From The Bodybuilding Concept?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

The bodybuilding concept isn't everyone's cup of tea, but what can all of us learn from it? The bodybuilding diet is designed to build muscle and reduce body fat, by using a certain balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

The Future Of Nutrition Is Genetic Testing

Jodie Brandman | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

About four months ago I decided to complete a genetic saliva test, and whilst anxiety prevented me from clicking on the breast cancer or Alzheimer's risk results, I did want to know everything about my ability to detoxify, hormone health, neurotransmitters, and how my body deals with histamine, so I took the raw data and sent it off to a trusted company.

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Why Food Quality Is So Important

David Kingsbury | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I've often spoken about why macros are very important for body composition. Now I'd like to talk about food quality. While it's true that you can hit your calories and macros with junk food, that doesn't mean you should. There are a lot of things we can do that are not necessarily good for us.

Why Eating According To Your DNA Is The Future

Nick Popovici | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Popovici

The restaurant is a global first in that via an iPad in store, the app or from a personal computer customers are given the choice of over 9 billion meal combinations. The idea is that our taste preferences and nutritional needs vary not only from person to person but from day to day.

Reconnecting With Nature To Build Better Food Systems

Amanda Sourry | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Amanda Sourry

We know we can't effect global change of the scale that is needed on our own. If we want to achieve Sustainable Nutrition for all we need to work with others in the food and related industries - with NGOs, with governments, farmers, suppliers and importantly, with consumers, to change the relationship between the production and the consumption of food

Does A Domino's Dip Destroy Weight Loss?

Paul Standell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Maybe this explains why you've not been losing weight when you've been so damn good most of the week. Don't worry, you're not the only one. It's just that most of us have no idea how many calories are in the things we eat, even the innocuous ones like dips and sauces.

Hard Work And Dedication - Your Fitness BFFs

David Kingsbury | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I'll let you in on a secret. One of the most difficult parts of training is getting started. But making that effort and carving time out in your schedule to get fit and work your way towards a healthy body and mind is a great feeling and one with great rewards.

Myth Or Fact? Eating Fat Makes You Fat (And Other Nutritional Beliefs)

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

It's not uncommon to hear completely opposing facts about nutrition. One person might say carbs are evil while another person says they're a necessary energy source. With such conflicting information, it can become increasingly difficult to make sense of this well-meaning advice. Let's debunk a few of the most common nutrition myths.

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.

Are You Getting Enough Of These Five Vital Nutrients?

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

If you're someone who mostly eats processed foods, or regularly eats takeaway meals, you may not be eating enough nutrient-dense foods. Let's explore five nutrients you may not be getting enough of.

Lifting The Lid On The Latest Food Myths

Rick Miller | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.

Burnout Diaries - Chapter 4: The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes. Kind Of

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

So, inspired by my previous incarnation, I gave myself a goal: I would follow Dr #3's plan to the letter (pat on the head optional) with the aim of being well enough to last through my entire wedding party at the end of May. Nothing more, nothing less.

Say Goodbye To Period Pains Naturally!

Jodie Brandman | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Painful periods (dysmenorrhea), are not fun in the slightest, and whilst a little bit of pain may be common, we definitely shouldn't brush it under the carpet and label it as normal. Our bodies are extremely clever and pain is its way of telling us that something just isn't quite right.

I Cut My Food Budget By 80% For 30 Days. Here's What I Learned

Kate Jones | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Jones

In the past 12 months, I have rid my life of many things in the search for happiness. I left my steady, sensible, well paid job to chase my dream of self employment. I've halved the number of possessions I own. I've chosen who I spend my time with more wisely.

Can I Target Fat In Certain Areas?

David Kingsbury | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

This is one of the most common questions that my clients ask me. Many people feel self-conscious and believe that a certain part of their body is too flabby, particularly following childbirth or a long period without any exercise.

Intermittent Fasting: What It Is, Why I Swear By It And How To Do It Right

Melinda Nicci | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melinda Nicci

So, what is Intermittent Fasting? In broad terms, it's exactly what it sounds like: an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It's not so much about what you eat or eliminating certain types of foods, it's all about when you eat and giving your body time to reset its systems.

Tracking Weight Loss Progress Without The Scale

Sam Whitaker | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Whitaker

So you could weigh the same, but if you have more muscle and less fat than you used to, you'll look different, even if you weigh the same. And most people's goal, (or at least one of them), is to look better. So that's why it's important to focus on more than just the number on the scale.

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Brain

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

We all know that eating too much sugar can cause physical health problems such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But did you know a diet high in sugar-laden desserts and processed foods can also have a negative impact on mental health?

Five Free Beauty Tips For Women Who Wish To Stay Ageless

Stella Ralfini | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style
Stella Ralfini

One of the good things about being seventy is that younger women can judge whether my advice has any bearing by looking at my skin. I admit to taking good care of it and going for regular beauty treatments (since at my age I need all the help I can get!).

Getting To Grips With A Cow's Milk Allergy

Laura Forwood | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Forwood

Cow's milk allergy can be difficult to identify as the symptoms are often general and non-specific and may or may not be immediate. I've seen children react within minutes of having milk and others react hours or even days later, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.

Busy, Tired, Overwhelmed? You're Not Alone

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Stress is something that affects us all to some degree or another, but chronic and unrelenting stress is one of the hallmarks of what I lovingly call Rushing Woman's Syndrome. When you live your life in a rush, with the perception that there is not enough time, your body is churning out stress hormones that communicate to every cell in your body that your life is in danger

Things To Remember Before Using Wearable Tech For Fitness

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jyoti Agrawal

First came the GPS-based fitness apps that incorporate gamification and social media. It may sound shallow, but receiving a ton of likes on Facebook for completing 10,000 steps in a day is utterly rewarding. Then came wearables that track your very movement to ensure you have the proper form.

Is A 'Quick-Fix' Approach To Our Health Leaving Us Deficient In Real Nutritional Knowledge?

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

I am often asked if we can really get all the nutrients we need from eating a healthy diet, or if in fact we should take extra vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements to meet the required amount our bodies need on a daily basis.