Consuming too much sodium (salt) over a lifetime increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a serious condition that can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and result in a host of medical complications from heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.
The key is in exposing upper abs only which involves wearing your cropped top with high waisted jeans or trousers, either that or flashing a sliver of stomach a la Gwyneth Paltrow who at 40 has crushed the idea that only teenagers can wear this trend. (Thanks Gywn)
London-based online daters are the most health-conscious when it comes to diet, with 46 per cent reporting that they have a 'healthy' diet. This contrasts with those from with Hertfordshire, who have the most carefree approach to diet, with 53 per cent claiming to eat 'whatever.'
The most awful part of eating in secret or when no-one else is watching is the shame. When you're ashamed you want the ground to open up and swallow you or crawl under a rock and never come out. It's like when you can't shake the feeling that you've done something horribly wrong.
I'm fed up to my teeth with diets and deprivation as a way of managing weight and food. It's time to move beyond a focus on food plans and diets, and start addressing the emotions, habits and situations that lead to your unhealthy eating.
There's a growing group of people embracing the quitting lifestyle. These are the determined, disciplined ones who eat willpower for breakfast and don't even know what the word "temptation" means.
Why do we so desire to own this great body? Is it just to be more attractive? No, if we get deep down inside ourselves and be completely honest, we find the real reason behind doing this is for a sense of self-mastery, efficacy. That's the real reason behind all goal achieving.
Why do we all still get sucked in? Obviously, it's the idea of a quick-fix - the easy win. Except fad diets are never easy, quick or happy-making. They're angst-ridden, nerve-shattering and daily lessons in dealing with your own lack of self control.
Sorry to sound like a downer, but let's face it, we can agree that airline food is mediocre at its best. No matter the propaganda sent out by the airline's marketing "mad-men", five-star cuisine and reheated food just don't mesh.
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...
Many macrobiotic dieticians agree that lactose-intolerance in humans is a clear indicator that we shouldn't be munching so much mozzarella. Champions of the Mayr diet will testify that the digestion is the key to healthy body. It's important that we absorb the appropriate nutrients and avoid excess.
All those hard months of training come down to this final week and now it's tapering time. For non runners, tapering is the reduction of exercise in the last couple of weeks before a competition or race. It's a gentle come down, so you're fully rested before the big one.
While there are some foods we should all be eating more of, men and women also have their own set of dietary requirements as well as their own unique health concerns. Here are 10 foods that women should eat...
The fact is that 75% of people don't get to 5-a-day, never mind 7 or even 10. And any of them that are trying to get to 5 (but not making it), when they see the figure going up, will probably go 'F**k It', and reach for the chocolate.
In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.
It's not only human waistlines that are expanding: our pets are now facing the same fate. I've seen increasing levels of pet obesity over the years and it basically comes down to pets taking in more calories than they use.