Fat Loss

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 14.04.2014 | 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 16.03.2014 | 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 13.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

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 06.03.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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...

Why I Didn't Get Fat From Eating 5,794 Calories a Day

Sam Feltham | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

The reason people are putting on weight and getting sick is not because they are eating too much but because they are eating too much FAKE foods. From this experience my message to health professionals around the world is to advise your clients or patients to eat less fake food and exercise the choice to eat real food more!

The Secret Ingredients to Fat Loss

Iain Mahony | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

These culinary tips will not only help make 'clean' food more interesting and tasty, but will also have a positive impact on your mission to lose fat. Whilst some of these points may not seem directly correlated with fat loss, it is far easier to lose bodyfat if your digestive system, joints and immune system are all working as efficiently as possible.

Fat Loss: It's That Simple!

Nicholas Polo | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Polo

Research has proven that our body has a natural weight it likes. That means that, when we stop "being careful" our body goes back to its original weight and shape. In order to achieve and then improve or simply maintain the look we are after, we must pick a good plan and then stick with it. And there are ways to make this happen quickly.

My 21 Day 5,000 Calorie Challenge

Sam Feltham | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

For the next 21 days I will be eating at least 5,000 calories a day! Using the conventional theory of calories in calories out I should put on just shy of 6kg of fat! My diet will consist of eggs, fish, meat, nuts and green vegetables.

Myth-Busting: Diet Vs Exercise

Sam Feltham | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

Our mission is to help as many people as possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So we decided to do some research to see if we could bust some myths regarding health, fitness, exercising, and eating well. As we've said many times before, a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. So it still seems funny that 46% of people still think that getting your 5 fruit and vegetables a day is the best way to enjoy a healthy diet

Why Your Diet Isn't Working: Part Two

Charli Cohen | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

"I've been sticking to the diet perfectly for weeks, but I'm STILL not seeing any progress. What's wrong with me?" Sound familiar? It certainly does to me, ranking high in my top ten questions I'm asked on a daily basis. Nine times out of ten, this is down to one significant issue with said 'perfect' diet: you are eating more than you think you are.

Why Your Diet Isn't Working: Part One

Charli Cohen | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

There is little more soul destroying than putting your all into something and seeing no progress. I receive emails and messages daily from frustrated dieters who, despite sticking to their plan 'perfectly', are not seeing any results and are one more disappointing weigh-in away from giving up entirely.

Top 10 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Realbuzz.com | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

If you've been adhering to a strict healthy eating and fitness plan for a while but are failing to see the results, it may be time take a look at what is sabotaging your success. From dieting blunders to physical factors, here are the top 10 reasons why you're not losing weight.

Ten Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

If a fast metabolism is not something you were born with, follow these 10 rules to help speed it up.

Confessions of a Personal Trainer

Iain Mahony | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

I have written before that stress will eventually lead to people, who are normally vigilant with their diet, going 'tonto' - and losing control. Check: there is a wonderful photo of me gazing amorously at a slice of pizza like it is Monica Belluci. I didn't meet a single carb that I didn't like in Spain. Once I started eating badly, I didn't stop.

Should Children Be Allowed to Sit in on Exercise Classes?

Sarah Packer | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Packer

If more children got to see their parents exercising the child obesity rate might reduce. Most people could say they were influenced by their parents growing up, unfortunately for me my parents were not very active, which was possibly why I was always slightly overweight.

Why Calories Don't Count - Part 1 of 5

Sam Feltham | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

Now don't get me wrong, in terms of weight management having the right energy balance is important, you can have too much energy or too little energy from food. Calories can give you sort of a ball park figure, but for measuring energy in food, especially for weight loss, they aren't particularly accurate or even scientific.

The Truth About Fat - Top Diet Tips That Will Help You Stay Lean and Healthy

Iain Mahony | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

Fat comes in different guises and whilst there are some that you should avoid like the plague, others are integral to health and optimal body composition.

The Truth About 'Toning Up'

Charli Cohen | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

How do I lose my belly fat? How can I tone up my arms? Which exercise will shrink my thighs? The sad truth of the matter is, whether you want to get rid of that annoying lower ab pudge, firm up those pesky bingo wings or attain the elusive 'thigh gap', the answer is always the same.

How to Lose the Treadmill and Alienate the Crunch Machine

Sam Feltham | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

These days it seems we are all looking for the next best bit of fitness equipment to do our exercise for us, whether it be a treadmill, crunch machine, wobbly shoes, or a vibrating platform. I mean I don't know how often you do squats in a constant earthquake, but I don't see the point to be honest.