Dieting

10 Unusual Ways To Lose Weight

Steve Miller | Posted 20.04.2015 | 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 16.04.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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?"

Dieting and Atheism: Is Thin the New Chaste?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

And so the case remains that while one half of the world starves the other gladly packs on the pounds. The corpulent noble comes to mind, englutting a dining table laid out by servants a third his weight.

Living Longer, Feeling Great and Losing Weight Is Easy - Just Ask Plants to Help

Nigel Denby | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

Now don't panic, Plant based doesn't mean you need to become a vegetarian. It just means you shift the emphasis from animal foods to plant foods - your meals and snacks need to be heavy on the plant foods and light on the meat, fish, diary or poultry. It's a very simple but amazingly affective diet shift which brings some extraordinary health benefits.

Generation Sweet Stuff - Are We All Sugared Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.

The Unexpected Downside to Being Slim

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

What would you say if I told you that the reality of being slim can be scary and therefore we sometimes resort to being fat, either regaining weight or holding onto our extra weight?

Lose a Little Weight and Keep It Off Says the NHS

Louise Graham | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Stop thinking that the next new diet fad is the Holy Grail and start making small lifestyle changes. Boring and sensible, perhaps, but it works and you can stop obsessing about food and get on with your life.

This Guy Lost Half His Body Weight After Being Forced To Use A Seatbelt For Pregnant Women

NCJMEDIA SYNDICATION | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A super slimmer has lost almost half his body weight after knocking takeaways and binge drinking on the head. David Hudson steadily crept up to 34 ...

10 Diet Tips For Men

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men: take heart. When it comes to dieting, you beat us women hands down. You're more disciplined, focussed and you don't say things like: "I need that...

Five Food Habits We Don't Really Talk About

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

As much as we want to believe that weight loss and dieting is easy, it's not. From my own personal experiences and listening to my clients, I've identified five of the most stubborn habits that can keep you locked in an unhealthy relationship with food...

Why Eating Biscuits for Breakfast Is a Bad Idea

Louise Graham | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Whether it's sweet biscuits washed down with liquid sugar (juice) for breakfast or shop bought leftovers for lunch and dinner, reframing the way you see your food goes a long way to achieving the slim body you desire.

What Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Missing

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

I threw out diet 'rules' and started to do what felt good in terms of moving my body rather than sticking to a set exercise routine. But I was still over eating on an evening, bingeing when I felt stressed or snacking to distract myself from other things. That was when I had my light bulb moment...

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nowreen Nazmi

In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.

Is Sugar Evil?

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

The World Heath Organisation has suggested that the recommended maximum daily intake of sugar should be halved, stating that we should be aiming for sugar to be no more 5% of our calorie intake for the day. I have several issues with that statement.

Fending off 'Flaboteurs': How to Stick to Your Diet and Fitness Guns in the Face of Friendly Fire

Julia Buckley | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

When you first embark on healthier lifestyle you're not the only one who needs to make adjustments - those around you have to get used to the new you too. Even though eating a more nutritious diet and exercising regularly are clearly positive changes, you may well come up against resistance from other people and it's important to pre-plan how you'll deal with it.

How to Maintain Your Weight After Dieting

Louise Graham | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Want to stay slim long term? Simple - eat real food, limit added sugar and fat, and get used to feeling hungrier than usual. Weight loss triggers the release of ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, and it takes six months of weight maintenance for levels to return to normal.