Fad Diets

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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 mys...

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...

What Dawn French Teaches Us About Celebrity Weight Loss

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Whatever changes you make need to be sustainable. You need to be willing to do them for the rest of your life. Make it easy, make it enjoyable. And be patient. Dawn French didn't lose her weight overnight, and you don't need to either.

What is a Fad Diet?

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

What is a fad diet? I only asked because a few commentators have suggested that gluten-free is the latest in a long line of fad diets - similar to the low carb Atkins Diet craze of a few years back, or the hunter-gatherer diet.