I watched a documentary on BBC called 'The Men Who Made Us Thin', and it was actually very interesting in shedding light on how the diet industry came about. Also, it actually proved that all of these 'magical' diets are a huge waste of time and in fact most people always end up failing them.
Core training is a concept that is often misunderstood. You regularly hear people discussing 'the best ways to get a 6-pack', or giving advice like 'make sure you use a Swiss ball' or 'add weight to your sit-ups.' Invariably this sort of training is labelled core stability training, but I would argue that the stability element is often forgotten.
At the beginning of September, overtaken by temporary insanity, I decided to set out on a month-long experiment nicknamed 'What Would Miranda Kerr Do?
Supposedly, we live in a time where feminism is high and women want to empower other women. However, how is it that women seem to be the ones putting other women down about how they look? When you look at female magazines, they are the ones presenting women as being stick thin as being sexy and beautiful...
Controlling our urges or cravings is not easy when we are being constantly being hijacked from all angles in our day to day lives, especially with the over abundance of food and food outlets. There are various psychological techniques for exercising self-control in order to deal with all the temptations.
If you've been adhering to a strict healthy eating and fitness plan for a while but are failing to see the results, it may be time take a look at what is sabotaging your success. From dieting blunders to physical factors, check out the top 10 reasons why you're not losing weight.
What people eat can change, though, and people's ability to engage in healthy eating is influenced by the social environment. This includes factors such as marriage, cohabitation, friendship and general social interaction...
Losing weight isn't easy, especially when you're surrounded by diet saboteurs. Check out the 10 most common fat traps and how you can avoid them...
As Week Three draws to a close, some things have got a lot easier, while others are getting increasingly difficult...
In an attempt to find out whether healthy living is all it's cracked up to be, I'm switching wine and pizza for green juice and lentils for a month, along with a whole lot of yoga, exercise, meditation and general mind, body and soul feeding. It's week two, and I'm getting the hang of this. Almost.
If you want to fit into your dress for a big night out, amp up your glamour and confidence by eating some of these LBD-friendly foods. The seven foods listed below will help you to combat any bloating you're suffering from and they'll also aid your digestion.
It's a win, win formula. If you eat healthily and exercise, you'll look great. Cutting calories, dieting etc., they DON'T work!
This summer I noticed a growing number of 'helpful' programs on how to cook on a tight budget. The need for such advice couldn't be greater, with ever increasing numbers turning to food banks to provide them with the essential ingredients they need to survive. And yet, with the demand for useful information so high, the most reasonable suggestion has yet to be forcefully made.
For this next 21 day experiment I will be eating 1 calorie less a day than last time at 5,793 calories a day of cereal, bread, pasta, sugary drinks and chocolate!
Within six weeks you will notice that your body has become noticeably leaner and firmer. Additionally, you will have broken out of the yo-yo diet syndrome and by sticking to your new-found healthy regime, you will see your dress size falling instead of rising.
The media, be it periodicals or the internet, are notorious for feeding us latest diets, allegedly responsible for the fortunate looks of this or that celebrity. Television is flooded with sometimes baffling adverts of over-processed yet supposedly healthy products such as cereals or sugary yogurts.