Diet Tips

What Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Missing

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

I threw out diet 'rules' and started to do what felt good in terms of moving my body rather than sticking to a set exercise routine. But I was still over eating on an evening, bingeing when I felt stressed or snacking to distract myself from other things. That was when I had my light bulb moment...

Is Sugar Evil?

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

The World Heath Organisation has suggested that the recommended maximum daily intake of sugar should be halved, stating that we should be aiming for sugar to be no more 5% of our calorie intake for the day. I have several issues with that statement.

Fending off 'Flaboteurs': How to Stick to Your Diet and Fitness Guns in the Face of Friendly Fire

Julia Buckley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

When you first embark on healthier lifestyle you're not the only one who needs to make adjustments - those around you have to get used to the new you too. Even though eating a more nutritious diet and exercising regularly are clearly positive changes, you may well come up against resistance from other people and it's important to pre-plan how you'll deal with it.

Why Is It So Hard to Eat Healthily?

Stella Photi | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Most people know that they shouldn't be eating the convenience food that's so readily available in shops and supermarkets, but they don't know how to break the habit. You don't need someone to tell you the damage that putting away numerous biscuits and chips will do. You want someone to show you how it's done.

Is The Caveman Diet As Healthy As It's Cracked Up To Be?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Paleo diet mantra is that you should eat unprocessed foods in a bid to live as virtuously as our hunter-gatherer cavemen ancestors did - so that m...

Battle of the Post-Christmas Bulge

Kamontip Evans | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Are my clothes shrinking in the wash or what? Following non-stop dinner and cocktail parties over the Christmas/New Year period - with over-indulgence in food and drink and little rest - the evidence is now on display. A bulge at the waistline, skin filling out in the wrong places, extra layers added to chin and thighs.

How to Stay on Track With Your 2014 resolutions

Realbuzz.com | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Spending a little time really thinking about what you want and why is every bit as important as taking steps to making it happen. Always set goals that follow the SMART principle; make sure they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-framed.

Top 10 Secrets of Healthy Weight Loss (That Don't Involve Dieting)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This year, the HuffPost UK Lifestyle team is saying no to January. That means, saying no to diets, calorie restriction, detoxing and juice cleanses. ...

Christmas Food Swaps

Hayley Newton | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Newton

Christmas is a time for enjoying yourself and relaxing but that doesn't mean that you have to gain weight. Here are some 'cheat' ideas to help you avoid piling on the pounds WITHOUT feeling that you're missing out! It can be done and here's how...

Poorna Bell

Celebrity Personal Trainer Reveals Top Diet Mistakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrity personal trainer can sound like a frothy title, but Tracey Mallett has seriously good credentials - her workout routine Booty Barre has been...

Even if Oreo Cookies Aren't Really as Addictive as Hard Drugs They're Still Bad News All Round!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

The basis of the experiment proved addictive qualities of certain foods by how long rats who had enjoyed Oreos on a particular side of a maze spent on that same side when Oreos weren't there, waiting for them to be 'delivered' to the ground that they (the rats) were familiar with finding the cookies-concluding that Oreos are at least as addictive as cocaine.

LOOK: Banish Autumn Belly With These Diet Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's so easy, with the weather getting colder and the nights drawing in earlier, to veer off the weight loss track. If, like us, you are already r...

Weight Loss Time-Lapse GIF: Woman Shares Low-Carb, High Fat Diet Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A time-lapse GIF of a 26-year-old woman's dramatic weight loss has gone viral. And we can't stop watching. The clip shows the woman's 88-pound tran...

Are You In Complete Denial About How Many Calories You Eat?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If we had a penny for every time we or a friend said: "I'm going to the gym loads but not really losing any weight" we'd have well, a lot of pennies. ...

Why Cold Weather Can Help Us Lose Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, low-temperature weight loss came into vogue, when personal trainer Venice A Fulton published his controversial Six Weeks To OMG diet. No...

Dieting? There's An App For That

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A calorie-counting mobile phone app can help weight watchers win the battle of the bulge, a study has found. Combined with expert advice, the downl...

Weight Loss For Women Over 40

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Diets don't work, especially for women over 40. It's time to abandon them as a solution for weight loss. Instead change your perspective to doing things that you know will last. This is the true path to long-term weight loss.

Okay, Time to 'Fess Up - How Many Diets Have You Tried?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Generally, if you're overweight, there's a reason for it, and it's not just as simple as not eating the cake, otherwise you'd have done it by now, right? People who've been on a diet are 'experts' in their field.

'Bad' Atkins Diet Blamed For Cholesterol Surge

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A dieting craze in Sweden has been blamed for a surprise surge in cholesterol levels that may be putting people at increased risk of heart disease. ...

Can Lizard Saliva Combat Junk Food Cravings?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you find yourself irresistibly drawn to the vending machine after daydreaming about that bar of chocolate, you may soon be able to pop a pill that...

Why Going To Work On An Egg Keeps You Slim

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eating eggs for breakfast is more effective at preventing hunger for overweight people than having cereal, according to new research. The study, fu...

Could Staring At This Picture Help You Stick To Your Diet?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Staring at pictures of pizza might not sound like the best idea when you're trying to stay motivated on a diet but new research suggests it could be j...

Could A 'Fry-Up And Chocolate' Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to Twitter, it’s Chocolate Day, so what better way to celebrate than with the sweet news that eating chocolate – with a full fry-up – ...

The Two-Day Diet That Could Double Your Weight Loss Results

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Following a strict diet for just two days a week, instead of constantly calorie counting, is a far more effective way of losing weight, research has r...

Exercise Helps Us To Resist Food Temptations

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A study from Harvard University has found that starting a fitness regime before your diet, could be the key to losing weight. Researchers analysed ...