Dieting

You're Setting The Wrong Health And Fitness Goals (But Here's How To Set The Right Goals)

Karen Oliver | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

The most common results-based goal I see is weight loss, for example: "I will lose 30lb by this day next year". We think this is a great goal because it's specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and has a deadline (timed). So, it's a SMART goal, right? Wrong.

2017 Nutrition Trends - Cauliflower

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

So it seems to be all over social media at the moment. Cauliflower recipes. But not your usual, pop it in water and boil the life out of it recipes, but actually as a healthy replacement. The main two being a replacement for rice and pizza dough. But why?

The Nutritional Myths About Carbs, Protein And Fats.... What's Right?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

With all the fad diets out there, there are so many food myths surrounding carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, which has caused confusion and stress about how to eat right. But are they true?

Did You Know That The Average Person Gains 11 Pounds Within Five Months Of Finishing A Diet?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

So... what are the key things you need to do, to get beach body ready and keep it off? You can make small adjustments to your lifestyle to get you there. It doesn't have to be a chore at all. With these few simple changes, it will get you bikini ready in no time.

Does A Domino's Dip Destroy Weight Loss?

Paul Standell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Maybe this explains why you've not been losing weight when you've been so damn good most of the week. Don't worry, you're not the only one. It's just that most of us have no idea how many calories are in the things we eat, even the innocuous ones like dips and sauces.

Why The Fasting Diet Works For Me

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

Feel free to scoff (no pun intended) and tell me your diet is better/easier to follow/has quicker results etc, that's great, if it works for you. My point is this: it doesn't matter what the studies say, or that the Daily Mail is slating your choice of weight loss plan this week, what matters ultimately (and all the experts agree on this) is the best weight loss plan is the one you can stick at.

Lena Dunham Fires Back After Magazine Uses Her Photo To Promote Diet Tips

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham has hit back after a magazine placed her on its cover to promote a feature on diet tips. A photo of the star was shown next to the headlin...

Why I'm Not Losing Weight For My Wedding

Bexx Hillman | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bexx Hillman

Have you ever been to a wedding, and scrutinised the bride's weight? I'm guessing not. But, if you have, I think it says more about your own insecurities than it does about the bride. For me, a wedding isn't about perfectly coordinated colour schemes, elaborate menus, or shrinking yourself into a dress. It's a celebration of love.

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 28.09.2017 | 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 03.06.2017 | 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 13.04.2017 | 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 13.04.2017 | 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.