Dieting

Weight Is Just A Number - A Plea To My Daughter

Vicki Coombe | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Coombe

My daughter stood on my scales last night and I admit; my heart broke a little. At two years old she knew what she needed to do to weigh herself. Like most behaviours it was learnt, and it was learnt from me.

Why You Should Ditch Your New Year Diet

Stephanie Bushell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Bushell

Statistically, 97% of dieters are as big or bigger one year after starting a diet. When the majority fail, there must be more to it than simply lack of willpower. So what is it that happens in our bodies when we drastically restrict food intake?

What Do You Do When Your Fat Loss Plateaus?

Dr. Sach Mohan | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sach Mohan

The fat loss plateau is common, and something almost all of us have to face when we're trying to get back into shape. Fortunately, that means there's a lot of tried and tested advice out there for kicking your metabolism back into action once it starts dragging its feet!

Is Your Diet Ageing Your Face? 5 Tips For Weight Loss That Won't Age Your Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

New Year, New You? Have you started the year focused on changing how you look this year? What if the diet you've started is actually going to make you...

Parents, Is It Time To Stop Dieting?

Richard Shorter | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Richard Shorter

This is not going to be a popular sentence but here goes: When it comes to eating, our children are very likely to follow our habits and that includes becoming overweight and joining us on the dieting merry-go-round.

Has There Been A New Year's Resolution Backlash In 2017?

Jack Peat | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Peat

As we laid iconic celebrities to rest and watched the world teeter towards global catastrophe we were constantly reminded of two things; that life really is too short, and that we must live every day as if it was our last.

Six Reasons Why You're Just Not Losing Weight

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

This time of year is filled with the best intentions, and the best marketing for some of the most ridiculous diets around. Calorie this and low fat th...

Day 12 Of The 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So here it is, the very last installment of my Christmas dieting series. So far, I've covered a multitude of different aspects to consider; energy in ...

Day 11 Of The 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Christmas Day. I am sitting here and writing this and my stomach is so full it actually hurts a little bit. It is the one meal that I do just fully le...

Day 5: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

IIFYM. No, it's not a spelling mistake nor have I just leant on the keyboard accidentally. It is an acronym for If It Fits Your Macros. Let me explain what I mean. Firstly, macros is short for macronutrient.

Day 2: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Welcome back to the 2nd installment of the 12 days of Christmas dieting. If you missed day one you can check back over my previous posts. The idea beh...

The 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The Christmas period is synonymous with over indulgence in every way. The back lash to all this festive fun is the ever-expanding waistline, and the i...

Good Girls Drink Kale - Society's Dangerous Acceptance Of The Anorexic Mindset

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

One of the many reasons I struggle to eat is because of the guilt I feel about it. When I am eating I feel like I am committing a crime, my mind is te...

Three Diet Myths You Don't Want To Believe

Lee Constantinou | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Constantinou

Maximising your health, burning fat and building muscle is no easy task. It becomes even more complicated to reach your health and fitness goals if you're misinformed and fed information that can actually hinder your progress. Here are three diet myths that could be holding you back from achieving the body you want.

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 20.02.2017 | 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 31.01.2017 | 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 30.01.2017 | 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 11.01.2017 | 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 29.12.2016 | 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.