Fat Loss

Low Carb, High Fat, High Carb, Low Fat... WTF?!

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The main issue is that most people don't know what they're trying to achieve let alone how to eat. Eating for fat loss is different to eating for health. You may think getting ripped and lean is healthy but I can assure you when taken to extreme levels it is anything but.

Top Three Supplements You Should Be Having

Ali Stewart | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I don't want to get into a long rant on the efficacy of the multitude of supplements out there so, here is the low down on my top three supplements that I do think have positive effects and scientific backing.

New Year, Old FAT Me!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.

Fat Loss In Four Steps

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Before you get too excited, I'm not promising you'll lose weight through a very, very short walk. It would be lovely if it worked like that, but sadly not. When it comes to getting fitter, fat loss is one of the topics I get asked about the most.

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join A Gym In January

Karen Laing | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

I've been the fitness business for over 12 years. I know the industry trends and so do newspaper editors and marketing directors. In January everyone feels guilty. We've typically over spent, over eaten and turned into TV watching or relative visiting sloths. And guilt is so easy to sell to.

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it

Day 7: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I do like this time of year. My competition season is over, no shirt off holidays are planned, the big jumpers come out, and, no one really can tell if you're carrying a little more timber on the trunk.

Day 6: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

We are now half way through this series of 12 days of Christmas dieting. The way I see it there is a lot of spurious information out there that is usually confusing, contradictory or just plain wrong. I've been educating clients for years on how to eat and train properly. Here is another dose of reliable information on how to avoid getting fat at Christmas time.

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 4: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So far, we have covered a few different subjects that are getting you well on the way to battling the Christmas bulge. No one wants to put on extra bo...

Slow Basal Metabolism And Fat Loss - What's The Skinny?

Alex Ritson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ritson

To sustain the status of your body composition, the number of calories ingested must be equal to those expended. This is an irrefutable truism in nutritional science. Your metabolic rate relates directly to how you expend calories, and this comprises three key drivers:

It's Not Too Late to Build Sexy Summer Legs

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

It's not too late for you to build a pair of sexy summertime legs! And yes it's mainly because, although late June, it doesn't seem that British summer has started yet. But whilst we patiently wait let's all do something useful and get to work shaping up our bodies ready to bare all on those upcoming 2.5 days of hot sun!

Why Am I Not Losing Fat?

David Kingsbury | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you're doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends.

Five Steps to Ensure You Shred Faster

James Haskell | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

So if you're still carrying excess blubber and haven't started doing anything about it, you're already two steps behind where you need to be. But before you give up on revealing your best ever physique in time for holiday season, know that it's not too late

Five Workout Finishers to Blitz Body Fat

James Haskell | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Regular readers of my weekly columns will know by now there is no such thing as a free lunch or pass when it comes to training. Success requires sustained commitment and real effort to get the body results you want.

What Should/Shouldn't I Eat? Do I Really Need to Eat Superfoods?

Natalie Roberts | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

There are many superfoods which do provide your body with a fab amount of nutrients...but there is no miracle food out there that's going to burn fat like we all secretly hope superfoods will. ;)

Boot-Camp in Your Birthday Suit

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Maybe, as with many things in life, the cyclical nature of fashion (trust me, never throw clothes away, just put them under the bed and wait) had reawakened us to the spirit of the ancient Olympics when the Greeks competed naked.

Christmas Trimmings

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

You know how it goes... it starts with a few chips and dips at the company Christmas party and ends up with you sprawled on the sofa polishing off a box of chocolates, watching a festive film on TV.

Should Women Lift Weights? Absolutely

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Weights aren't just for powerlifters and strong men. Strength training keeps us structurally sound and underpins all other physical activities - whether you're in the gym, running around after your kids or sitting at a desk all week long.

The Great Outdoors

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

Transferring just one of your weekly workouts to the outdoors can bring a new edge to your routine, introducing a sense of adventure and stimulating an adrenalin boost. It can take you back to thoughts of endless hours spent running about playing and exploring when you were young but more importantly it lets you enjoy your body again.

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Skinny Meals on Skinny Wheels - Diet Deliveries to Your Door #1

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

In order to get our diet under control we need to unlearn our bad eating habits, kick our addictions, learn to speak the confounding and purposely confusing language of food labels and prepare to get acquainted with hunger because we no longer know when we are actually full.

Top Six Tips to Make Fat Loss Sustainable

Ben Hanton | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hanton

Diets do not lead to long term weight loss in the vast majority of individuals. In fact, compensatory reductions in metabolic rate, increased hunger signals and lost lean muscle mass very often lead to dieters gaining back more body fat than they lost in the first place!

How Long Does It REALLY Take to Burn Fat?

Andrew Beatty | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

So you made a New Years Resolution. You plucked up the courage to take out a gym membership. Everyday right? Everyday until this god awful fat is burned from your bones. Right? Nonsense.

Easy Fit

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

In terms of preventive health, simply putting down the remote control and getting off the sofa rates in the same category as stopping smoking and remembering to strap on your seatbelt. From heart disease to osteoporosis and diabetes to back problems, much of the illnesses we once associated with old age are actually due to decreasing activity levels.