The truth is we don't have the freedom to choose an added-sugar-free diet, the stuff is unavoidable. Forget fizzy drinks - yoghurts, salad dressings, dips, cereals, bread, sushi, sauces, baked beans and crisps all have unnecessary amounts of added-sugar to them.
It's January and therefore that time of year when you decide to go on a diet, fitness regime, healthy eating plan or detox. I am currently doing just that with my own diet & fitness regime and after weighing myself today, I've lost 4 pounds this week - hurrah!
It's that time of year where it seems like everyone is talking about being healthier and losing weight. But if you're like most people, the good intentions never seem to translate into success and each January you're back wondering which diet to go on next.
Here's a thought. Don't diet. Not now. January is dark. It's too cold to lug yourself round the park in your shorts and T-shirt. Only the blandest fruit and vegetables are in season and besides, you're scientifically hard-wired to fail.
It is commonly known as the post-lunch slump. It usually strikes around 3pm and can make the remainder of the afternoon feel like an insurmountable task. For many of us it is an unwelcome daily occurrence. And what do we do? We reach for the coffee and raid the biscuit tin we have so admirably been resisting all day.
Former Smith and Meat Is Murder singer, Morrissey has once again made his blinkered views known on meat eaters. Branding belief in the abattoir equal to support of Auschwitz, he has definitely taken a step in making vegetarianism appear like an extremist religion.
If you want to make a life change in 2014 - Do It - and good luck with it. But do it for yourself, because it's what YOU want - not what an advert or a magazine tells you, you should be doing. Do it the right and sensible way. Make a lifestyle change that you want to keep, but don't spend your life denying everything you enjoy. It's about re-education, not fad fixes, that's the only way they're long lasting.
OK ladies, if you're like me you've probably eaten ten times your body weight in incredible xmas fare and now need to go on a diet, and like me you hate diets cos they generally suck. But I have devised a special myfoodeeblog diet plan where you can have chocolate and ice cream every day and still lose weight!
I started running when I was nine years old and have really never stopped. My running life has been amazing and has taken me to two Olympic Games and some of the world's top races. I'm also a busy Mum but running is still very much a part of my life. I know it's not like that for everyone. I meet many women who say running simply isn't for them. More often that not they'll say they don't have time, they are not built to run, they don't like running or they simply 'can't' run...
The overindulgent festive period is now behind us and everyone's attention now turns to their diets as their lives for the start of 2014 will be governed by their weight. But I for one will not be a victim to the scales and will in fact be protesting against their use.
As cosmetic surgery becomes more common, we are in danger of becoming so over exposed to procedures that the ethics of how cosmetic surgery is covered by the media and marketed no longer matter.
It's that time of year again. We've overindulged and now feel slightly guilty about it. Well I do anyway. So our thoughts turn to healthy eating - something we're constantly told is good for us and can help lower our risk of a whole range of diseases. Is it true? Can what we eat affect our chances of developing dementia?
One of the worst parts of my 2013 has been comparing the amount of money that leaves my account with a significantly smaller amount of tangible goods.
Christmas is supposed to be the 'most magical time of the year'; but it's often stressful what with family overload, presents to buy, travelling, and eating habits that tend to be chaotic at best
Detox your friends, discover those who are mood-hoovers. Do you leave a friend feeling better or worse? Focus on those who add to your life and make it better. Find the positive... Things not right, get more in tune with yourself. Get a life coach, there are so many great ones out there!
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...