Stand Up For What You Believe In - But Be Prepared For A Rough Ride

Frederika Roberts | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

In my keynotes and workshops, I always remind my audiences of how important it is for our own wellbeing, happiness and resilience to be part of someth...

UK Government's Plan To Tackle Obesity Could Deliver Too Little, Too Late

Professor Mark Hanson | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Mark Hanson

The government's plan contains several good components, but I know that many experts in the field, many health care professionals and probably many parents will feel disappointed that it does not go far enough...there is a real danger that the government's plan will deliver too little, too late, and that major opportunities will have been missed.

Your Weight Does NOT Define You - Three Mindset Secrets

Andrew Beatty | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

Why is it that you can get bogged down so easily with your weight and your body image? Why is it that we think of ourselves as fit, fat, skinny, ugly? Here, take this example. Let's just say that you're on a weight loss quest.

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Victoria Wills | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.

Are YOU a 'Real' Woman?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Are YOU a real woman? I can't tell if I'm honest. The glut of content I've read (note - I mean had shoved in my face by ALL THE MEDIA) is shall we say, 'conflicted' on the topic.

Do Elastic Waistbands Encourage Obesity

Rivkie Baum | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Style
Rivkie Baum

I don't think I quite comprehended the question when the BBC rang me for a comment. In a week where it felt like a tiny step had been made for mankind (the potential for brands to be financially punished for not cutting sugar out of their fizzy pop) I was genuinely being asked if I thought we should ban elasticated trousers as they might encourage obesity.

Tackling Obesity, One Campaign at a Time

Rivkie Baum | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

We know that there is a link - rarely discussed - between mental health and obesity - but asking if people are 'down in the dumps' not only suggests that the government is once again down-playing mental health needs but also implies that being a certain size will fix all your problems.

Calorie Counting: The 98-Year Mistake

Christopher James Clark | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

It's January. Millions of people will soon begin a weight-loss-motivated diet. Most of them will fail. The staggering predictability of this try-fail phenomenon begs the question, "Is dieting fundamentally flawed?"

World's Fattest Man Dies Of Heart Attack On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.12.2015 | UK

The person who held the record for being the world's fattest man has died in Mexico City after suffering a heart attack on Christmas Day. 38-year-o...

Is This New Sugar Tax Simply Fat-Shaming?

Julie Creffield | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

My alarm went off at 6am this morning and I was extremely tired after having a very restless nights sleep dreaming about cream cakes, biscuits and chocolate. Now this is not a normal occurrence for me, I don't have a particularly sweet tooth but also do not unnecessarily restrict my intake of such things if I fancy them, but I guess I can take them or leave them.

Why Winter Belongs to Us Big Lads

Alan Grant | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Alan Grant

In addition to the objects of our desires becoming far more interested in the sharing of our suddenly precious body heat surpluses (and the acts of depravity that inevitably accompany it) we also benefit from body heat and bulk as regards our own comfort- as comedian Dara O Briain puts it, we "winter well".

Six Myths That Are Ruining Your Weight Loss Efforts

James Haskell | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In today's world, anyone can set up a health and fitness blog. But the vast majority of people that do are untrained and unqualified, so the information they are putting out there may not be true. Quite the contrary - it may, in fact, be sabotaging your health and fitness goals.

Study Shows Cutting Out Fat Better For Weight Loss Than Reducing Carbs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the age-old question: which works better for weight loss, cutting out carbs or fat? Thanks to a recent study, the plot has thickened. In a rec...

I Am a Female Athlete and I Am Also FAT

Julie Creffield | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Sport
Julie Creffield

Because Fat people don't do sports though do they? It's why they are still fat. It's why the nation has such a problem with obesity because fat people sit at home and watch daytime TV and eat biscuits by the packet load, right? They don't do exercise.

What's Wrong With Being Fat?

Ellie Lewis | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I want to see a fair representation of realistic bodies for all women so girls and women all over the country can see someone who looks like them and make them feel not only more normal but possibly beautiful as well.

Comedian Has Incredible Response To Being Told She Was Fat And Smelly

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

US comedian Damienne Merlina has hit back at fellow comic Ari Shaffir who used his part in Comedy Central show "Passive Aggressive" to make fun of her...

Facebook Finally Does Away With Its Fat And Ugly Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Facebook's controversial 'fat' and 'ugly' emojis have finally been phased out, following a petition on Change.org. The social networking site had ...

The Law Says Obesity is a Disability - The Scales of Justice?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Bodybuilding at its highest level is very spiritual and scientific. It requires a Spartan routine that cleanses and detoxifies like nothing else. It is fundamentally stripping away life's inessentials. No manufactured foods. No sugar or sauces, no dessert or snacking on crisps.

Why Fat Shaming Is Good For Your Health

Steve Miller | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Who wants to be fat and proud and likely to die early from health complications? Shame is a strong motivator and is in my view something, when used constructively, that will motivate those who are unhappy and fat to lose weight fast.

The Prozac Bucket O'Lard List

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

So I have now decided that after the surgery and the following weight loss it will be time for wholesale change. I have a bucket list of sorts, not to do before I kick the thing but more to do with the chance that now I possibly could.

The Big Fat Beauty Debate

Leah Gasson | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

I'm not asking you to eff your beauty standards, I'm asking you to eff your preconceived notions. Understand that not a day has gone by in the past eighteen years in which I haven't been cussed and tutted at and judged for looking the way I look, yet I still get up and go into the world and try to be the best version of myself.

If Obesity Is A Disability 'Big Food' Must Pay The Costs.

Rob Blakeman | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

This indefatigable siege has resulted in generations of abnormally sized families and these peddlers of this artificial garbage must be held accountable. Vast profits must be redistributed for justice to be served.

101 Reasons to Hate Katie Hopkins

Julie Creffield | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julie Creffield

Katie Hopkins does not represent fat women, in fact she doesn't represent women in the UK at all, so despite her attempt to speak on behalf of us all... she can't possibly. I will not be watching the show and I implore you not to, not even for curiosity's sake.

Could (And Should) Ready Meals Be One Of Your Five A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ready meals and pizza containing fruit and vegetables may soon carry the government's "five-a-day" label to encourage people to eat more healthily. ...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Vicky Frankland | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

One thing that we are often told is that we always should strive to be better and in many ways, I agree. Working hard to progress your career, creating goals and attaining them; developing your personality and the way you treat others; all of these things are beneficial to you.