Fad Diets

How Are Food Brands Adapting To The Post-Clean Eating World?

Emily Marchant | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Marchant

I hoped it would help ease the tummy complaints I have suffered for years, and give me the super slender frame of the gormless bloggers incessantly giggling at me through my iPhone screen. Unfortunately, no such luck. I decided to have a look into where I was going wrong and how food brands were adapting to our clean eating world.

Summer Health Trends - Fashionable Fads Or Sustainable Solutions?

Rick Miller | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?

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.

Health Trends Of 2016 Reviewed

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We are often told that super-foods have a powerful effect on our health, but this word is often thrown around a little freely sometimes. So we've rounded up the best, most trending super-foods from 2016 that you should definitely take into 2017 for a healthy diet.

In Defence Of Doing The Whole30 Diet

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

A month-long 'diet' I tried in November has been slated as 'the worst fad diet' and 'one to avoid'. As a lifestyle editor who is supposed to report responsibly about food and diets, as well as champion body positivity and self-love, to be tarred with the 'fad diet' brush is far from ideal.

Top Five Worst Celeb Diets/Products to Avoid in 2016

Sian Porter | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Porter

With so many blogs, diet books, weight loss 'experts' and celebrity-endorsed products on the market, it is worth considering whether someone is simply profiting on your dreams and all you're going to lose is your hard-earned cash.

This 'Alarming' Weight Loss Fad Swaps Meals For Staring At Sunlight

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are plenty of eyebrow-raising health fads out there, but this one's concerning on another level. In a bid to lose weight and boost health, wo...

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.

14 Secrets to Lose Weight for Good and Balance Hormones

Gloria Halim | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gloria Halim

In our society, it seems like it is a constant obsession to try to get fit yet all the time reverting back to the food and entertainment forms that are so prevalent. Every single family get together, every holiday, every celebration is centered on food and drink. Most of the time gluttonous food and drink!

A Modern Tale: Goldilocks and the Six Juices

Sophia Parsons | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

A next day courier and direct debit of £75 later, Goldilocks was sat at the table in her kitchen with six gleaming bottles of juice.

The 100 Bites Diet - A Load Of Tosh Or Scientifically Sound?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many bites do you take a day? If you're on the neverending pursuit of weight loss and you're not reaching 100 a day, then you might have to go bac...

Could These Fad Diets Be Damaging Your Teeth?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've yet to start your bid for that perfect beach body this summer, take note: fad diets could damage your teeth. So while the raw food diet ...

Read This If You're as Confused as I Am About Fad Diets and Food Crazes

Rachel van Rugge | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel van Rugge

Diets or eating plans, that restrict whole food groups or are 'heavy' in certain foods, are often unrealistic, unbalanced and difficult to stick to. Leaving people to throw their hands up in the air when it comes to preparing dinner, and got out and get something from your local take away. Take the well popularised Paleo diet...

'Drunkorexia: When Alcoholism Meets Eating Disorders'

Sam Thomas | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

The term 'Drunkorexia' is relatively new, but the condition is not. Drunkorexia is a combination of alcoholism and anorexia or bulimia. Usually, a person suffering from drunkorexia will deprive himself or herself of food during the day, in an attempt to keep calories under control when he or she goes drinking later.

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.

Can Kim Kardashian Be the Person to Show That Low Carb Is Actually Sustainable?

Emily Maguire | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Maguire

When anyone new ever embarks on this way of eating, I would always start by saying that they have to be able to sustain these changes for life. Not just for 3 or 6 months, but for the rest of the foreseeable future and if they don't think they can, then this perhaps isn't the right dietary choice for them.

The Cotton Ball Diet Is Utterly Heinous

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The cotton ball diet is the latest to be touted as the demon diet that parents need to be wary of, after footage of teens dipping said balls in juice ...

The Corset Diet: What Is It?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"How would you like to look instantly slimmer, then lose weight quickly within weeks?" asks The Corset Diet website? "With the Corset Diet you can do,...

Fat, Sugar or Carbs: Which Is the Bad Guy?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

So, when it comes to protecting our health, which foods do we need to cut out or even eliminate? If saturated fat isn't the villain in our diets, what is? The editorial goes on to suggest that sugar and carbohydrates could be the key suspects.

Don't Let Crazy Fad Diets Dictate What You Eat

Oliver Gray | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Gray

For generations now, people trying to shed a few pounds have tried just about anything to lose weight. But these extreme diets are crazy, they never last and don't work long term. They are unhealthy, unhelpful and unrealistic. But worse than that, they can be dangerous.

Weight Loss for the New Year: Time to Think Differently

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Things like detoxes and fad diets feel like they're the right thing to do. After all 'no pain, no gain', right? But if you've tried many of these methods before and are still overweight, it's time to accept that they don't work.

MP Urges Magazines To Avoid 'Fad Diets'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A women and equalities minister has urged magazine editors not to promote "miracle diets" in January after the Christmas season. Jo Swinson, Libera...

The Number Of Diets The Average Woman Has Been On...

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The average 45-year-old woman has been on 61 diets since the age of 16, according to a new survey. The statistics are perhaps not that surprising g...

The Amazing 5-Step Fat-Busting Truth Diet: Don't Binge on Bunkum, Taste the Truth!

Andy West | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Andy West

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMAZING TRUTH DIET: It seems to me that a lot of people make a lot of money, pretending that weight loss is a complex and myst...

Grade Students According To Their Weight, Says Celebrity Diet Guru

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Overweight school pupils should be penalised by giving extra marks to slim students, celebrity diet guru Pierre Dukan has said. In an open letter t...