In the most basic of terms, a juice detox is where you only consume fruit and vegetable juice that has been freshly extracted. A juice detox can last from anything in-between 24 hours and up to seven days - this being said many juicers will enjoy a juice detox for a week, with the first three days being the period of detoxification and the remaining rebuilding a solid foundation.
Instead of thinking about losing weight, think about how you will lose weight and keep it off. Most people focus on the losing weight part, and think that once they lose weight, everything will be rosy after that.
I try to eat a balanced diet. I eat fruit and vegetables every day. I eat meat every other day. I'm aware of the need for legumes and nuts and avocado as my fat. But I just don't have the time or headspace to focus on food full time.
Medical consequences of obesity, accumulating gradually, mostly over the age of 40, affect every organ system of the body, precipitating and aggravating chronic illnesses (the most devastating being diabetes), CHD and several major cancers. More importantly for obese people, it leads to physical disabilities - breathlessness, asthma, fatigue, arthritis, back pain. Once obese, people commonly experience feelings of shame, self-reproach and inadequacy. Thus depression and anxiety compound the ill.
Clearly, our relationship with meat needs to change. It's not about cutting out meat entirely, but a serious attitude shift to address issues around health, sustainability and the environment. We can all do this by eating less meat - and choosing 'better' meat - produced to higher animal welfare and environmental standards for the meat we do eat.
Instead, eating healthily and enjoying food generally should be fun. I believe that the first step to eating healthily is to cook from scratch and eat cleanly whenever possible. Don't surrender to the convenience of supermarket 'healthy' ready meals and try to buy unprocessed food.
This soup is quick to make and its full of good nutrients; brothy soups are light and easy for a summer soup. If you add some whole grains, protein and vegetables, it becomes a hearty meal.
With UK obesity levels spiralling northwards the diet industry continues to boom. But for many the thought of a rigid diet brings nothing but doom and gloom given that most are straight jacket in nature.
If you were one of those kids who secretly pushed the mushy green peas off your plate, it's time to bring them back in a whole new way! Fresh or pre-frozen, flavorful green peas are loaded with nutrients and offer health benefits way beyond your childhood dreams!
How you look is wrapped up with so many other notions and conceptions of yourself and virtually everybody has had concerns about their weight and what other people think about them.
Whilst at the theme park I desperately searched for some healthy food and the best my vegan arse could muster was a very sad looking jacket potato and a spoonful of beans. Everywhere you turned burgers, chicken, pizzas, chips were available.
I often maintain, that the greatest long-term threat to our National Health Service comes not from the usual range of suspects people would immediately think of, but from diabetes and obesity...
Do you wish you had their genes? Or their fast metabolism? Although genes do impact body shape and some aspects of weight, when a woman over 40 is able to "eat what they want" and still stay slim, it's most heavily influenced by behaviour.
Calories in wine can be anything from 100 to 300 calories per glass depending on the wine, and the size of your glass. So let's say an average of about 200 calories for your usual glass of deliciousness. I mean who even drinks a small glass of wine anyway? What would be the point?
The benefits of wine consumption as part of your five-a-day are relaxed muscles, reduced stress levels, and the ability to guiltlessly choose a night of television over cleaning the kitchen or tidying up.
We all know that feeling, when at first you lose a few pounds and then your weight loss plateaus, or simply doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. It can be disheartening, and make you feel as though that goal is unattainable. But, the truth is that even a modest weight loss can have an impact on our health and here's why...