Fat Loss

Christmas Trimmings

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 25.11.2015 | 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 12.05.2015 | 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.

Five Simple Ways to Lose Fat Fast

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

You can lose that extra fat you are carrying. It will be hard. It will take time. It will take courage, persistence and motivation. But you can do it. Follow these five simple steps, integrate them into your life, make them habits and you will automate fat burning and create that body you've always wanted.

Should We Count Calories?

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

If you do choose to count calories, don't simply count calories. We want to get the right foods, in the right amounts, not simply hit our calorie requirement regardless of the foods. This is where a macronutrient framework is useful, as it ensures that not only do we eat within our specific calorie requirements, but that we also get both the essential micro and macronutrients that we need.

Do Carbs Make You Fat?

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

There is a time and place for low carb diets, but if you want to significantly increase your fitness or improve your physique, you will benefit from including carbohydrates in your diet. It is very common for people who exercise regularly and who have followed a low carb diet for a prolonged period of time to report low energy, poor sleep...

Nine Weird But Wonderful Ways to Burn Fat

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

We all know the classics tips for burning fat. The high intensity interval training, the eating six small meals a day, the seven to nine hours of sleep per night, the sipping green tea and the big hearty (ideally protein) fuelled breakfasts... We know all that. So there's no point in repeating this information. However, there are some slightly less well known, but still effective, methods of burning fat.

Three Reasons Why Hypnosis Doesn't Work For Weight Loss

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I specialise in nutrition, fitness and wellbeing and my no-nonsense approach to therapy means my concepts behind change can sometimes be controversial. I-practise-what-I-preach and I'm a strong advocate for those who follow their own advice, but I'm frustrated... especially when it comes to hypnotherapy and weight loss.

10 Big Fat Health and Fitness Myths

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Fitness myths plague the industry. Lose weight quick schemes and fads just don't work, and worse, can cause long term health issues... So today I want to blast 10 of the top fitness myths that might be stopping you from getting fit and healthy and losing that extra weight.

Jogging Is Not a Great Fat Loss Tool

Ben Hanton | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hanton

Despite a growing understanding of the benefits of resistance training and high intensity interval training, the nation's go-to fat loss tool still seems to be going out for a jog. Every January we hit the pavements (literally.... again and again and again) with the best intentions. Unfortunately, it turns out jogging is in fact a very flawed fat loss tool.

Gut Flora: The Key to Health

Clark Russell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

It is estimated that over 6million people in the UK and 30million people in the U.S, predominantly women, suffer from the multiple effects of an imbalance in the gastrointestinal (GI) system.

Is How You're Exercising Keeping You Fat? Why Your Training Isn't Shifting the Flab and What to Do About It

Julia Buckley | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

Are you exercising on a regular basis and yet still struggling to shed excess fat? I can probably tell you why. Either you're eating too many fattening foods or your training is not optimal for fat burning.

Our Food Environment and Obesity

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Takeaways are part of this debate because we're eating more of our food outside the home than we used to - one in six meals and between 20% and 25% of calories come from eating out - and takeaway foods are a popular, but often unhealthy choice, because they tend to be high in salt and saturated fat and high in calories per gramme of food.

Sugar, Not Fat, Is the Enemy

Nicholas Polo | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Polo

In the last ten years governments around the globe launched huge campaigns against the tobacco industry and rightly so. Holding a cigarette in the United States became such a taboo; you might as well be holding a gun instead! Sugar has become the new tobacco killer and governments have done very little, if anything at all, to tackle this problem. Why?

Five Worst Fat Burning Mistakes

Realbuzz.com | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So many fitness enthusiasts tell the same story. They work out for hours in the gym and yet nothing happens to their body shape, it stays the same. There could be any number of possible explanations for that, but to help you narrow down some of the causes, here now are some of the worst fat burning mistakes.

Work the Abdominals From All Angles

Anthony Mayatt | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Mayatt

Instead of focussing on just the abs, focus more on the core which surrounds the whole of the waist and like a belt keeping everything pulled in. Here is my guide to working all angles of the core.

Why Sugar Isn't the Bad Guy

Ian Mellis | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Mellis

Sugar is just classified as a carbohydrate- we evolved to use sugars as an energy source, completely ignoring it as a way of producing energy you could argue is like driving a car with three wheels- it's possible but it's not exactly going to be a comfy ride.

The Seven Habits of Fast Fat Loss

Ian Mellis | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Mellis

Eat Smart. This is the first port of call when looking to reduce body fat. You have to create a caloric deficit while eating enough protein, carbohydrates and essential fats to support your current muscle mass while reducing body fat.

New Year New You, Oh, Really?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

'New Year new you' really is such a superannuated catchphrase, such a yawn inducing cliché that I was inspired to use it as an icebreaker here-if only ironically.

The Men Who Made Us Thin: A Review From a Health Professional

Sam Feltham | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

I thought Peretti and his team did a good job of exposing the quick fix diet industry but didn't show the other side of the industry where you have some amazingly passionate and purposeful professionals who are truly helping people in a well thought out structured manner which is what essentially a diet is. Diet after all is just a 4 letter word for what you eat.

The Cookie Diet: Can Biscuits Help You Lose Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Update: Since publication, there have been several points which Dr Siegal would like to raise, which were not mentioned in the article and which we wo...