Dieting

Which Diet's Best For You? In All Honesty, None Of Them!

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Once half-term's over it really feels like Summer's here so naturally you'll want to lose a few pounds for your holiday. So will you be doing what you've always done and go on a diet? If so, you're making a big mistake - because diets are just a short-term fix that are almost always doomed to fail.

How I Stopped Yearning for Thinness

Vania Phitidis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vania Phitidis

Each time I would order different remedies, supplements and special ingredients: cranberry powder, various teas, herbal 'detoxes' etc. I stocked up on the latest superfoods. I had lymph drainage massage and colonic irrigation.

Why 'Clean Eating' Can Clear Off

James Downs | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

Ultimately, categorising some foods as 'clean' and automatically implicating others as less so plays into an emotive narrative around food which polarises dietary habits in such a way that promotes rigidity, which for many people is only going to be unsustainable.

Eight Tips to Stop You Falling Off the Healthy Eating Wagon

Natalie Roberts | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

We all do our best to eat clean, healthy meals every day but it isn't always easy. Many things will get in the way and you'll find yourself opening a...

Escape the 'Quit And Start Over' Cycle Now

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

We've all been there. You start with good intentions, get sidetracked, then give up. But it's all good because you intend to start fresh on Monday, right? If you really want to achieve your goals then it's time you quit starting over.

Mint Choc Chip Super Green Smoothie

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.

If You're Sick of Dieting, Here's the Alternative

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

There is no way that watching what you eat for a couple of weeks is going to change your life. It might make you feel good that you're doing something about your weight, but it's never going to lead to achieving a long-term healthy weight. The reason is that most diets are about the short-term.

31 Food Porn Pics That Sum Up Exactly Why You Shouldn't Diet This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Food is glorious, so here are 31 reasons why you totally shouldn't diet in 2016. That's one for every day of January. Just because. You'll miss...

New Year, New... Nope!

Kate Elliott | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I am in recovery. It's a slightly confusing, muddly journey... but I'm hoping that my general trajectory is in the right direction, towards the life I wish to lead. A life that is free from the controls and constraints on my being.

Are You Eating Too Much Healthy Food?

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

I love eating and I love food. It's like a hobby. I have no shame in sharing that I very much enjoy everything about food: planning it, shopping for it, preparing it, eating it, tasting it, everything! To me, food will never just be fuel. It will always been something to be enjoyed, and sometimes, I enjoy it just a little too much!

Five Foundations I Had to Learn to Permanently Lose 120 Pounds

Cat Elliott | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

From trial and error and experience in coaching other women in my business, five things that I learnt over the years to put in place as my foundations for successful permanent weight loss (and maintenance) are as follows.

Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

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.

Shiitake Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup

Lisa Roukin | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

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.

Girls As Young As Six Are Dieting Over Body Image Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Back in the day, our six-year-old worries were usually centred around what we were having for tea, who our best friend was or how long we could play o...

10 Unusual Ways To Lose Weight

Steve Miller | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Let's face it, diets often fail badly because we get bored and feel as though we are living in a straight jacket. So with that in mind I wanted to share 10 unusual ways to help you lose weight and keep it off for the long haul.

Sex, Drugs, and Milk Chocolate: Why Fad Diets Fail

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Margaret Leitch

Looking at the success of fad diet books alone, we might convince ourselves we need to lose weight- and... fast! It's always Fast! Here, I'd like to use some of the findings in cognitive neuroscience and the neurobiology of eating behavior to address, specifically, why fad diets don't work.

Life's Too Short. Eat the Cake!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I was brought up to finish everything on my plate - a hangover from my parents' experience of post war food shortages and rationing perhaps, the requirement to be grateful for what you're given and not knowing when you'll get your next decent meal.

What's The Super Shred Diet?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New year, new fad diet. And this time, we're talking about super shredding. The brainchild of Dr Ian Smith, the Super Shred diet promises to help y...

Bored Of Dieting Already? Make Small Changes Instead

Rachael Phillips | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Phillips

I know this is going to come as a shock to you if you're used to counting calories but not all calories are created equally. It's time to forget totting up the numbers and instead think about how the food you're eating is making you feel and what good it can do to your body.

New Year, New You? No Thanks

Mary_McGill | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mary_McGill

After goading us into overindulgence all December long, every January, without fail, the Gods flip the script, beseeching that we filth-spattered selves we have been dragging about for the previous twelve months and replace them with a brand spanking new version of which we can be suitably smug.

Student Loses Six Stone And Drops From 18 To 6

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One student certainly took the meaning of new year new start to heart after dropping from a size 18 to a 6 and losing six stone. Megan Walker, who ...

The Epiphany

Lisa Edwards | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Women I consider to be incredible in their personal and professional lives have admitted to me that they're following some kind of mega-control diet like I was, like not eating in the daytime, or restricting their daily calorie intake to near-starvation levels. Why?

Ditch the Diet in 2015! Make a More Meaningful New Year Resolution instead

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

The more you insist on removing, taking away and forbidding, the more your body and mind will crave whatever you have confiscated. You will want it more (and more and more and more.) This will not create a harmonious relationship between your heart and body.

Why New Year Resolutions Are For Wimps!

Sheila Ware | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Ware

This New Year I have decided things will be different. Not for me the guilt-trip of recrimination that generally follows my orgy of over-indulgence during the Christmas holidays. In short, I have decided that come January I will no longer be making public declarations of unrealistic New Year Resolutions.

The Ugly Truth About Dieting I Will Tell My Girls

Kim Davies | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

This morning my four-year-old walked in on me in the bathroom and caught me mid-diet, eyes downcast with a frown on my face. She followed my gaze and immediately took in the silver scales I was standing on in the middle of the floor, out from their usual hiding place in the cupboard. "Mum, are you measuring yourself?"