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

Rob Blakeman | Posted 20.02.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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 01.02.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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.

Why Getting Tough on Fat Is the Kindest Gesture

Steve Miller | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If you are too fat you may die early. With medical experts concurring that excess fat can lead to cancer, heart disease, stroke and an early grave, radical steps need to be taken. If one really cares about saving lives as well as reducing the burden on the already overstretched NHS, one would absolutely support measures that shock a nation into taking action to control weight.

Your Children Are Fat! Teachers Tell Parents It's Their Job to Keep Their Kids Slim

Olga Levancuka | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

For us whom live in London, a hard fitness regime is paramount as such as in New York, do forget about the rest of England, where average folk look... healthy. Like they actually have had something to eat.

You're Not Fat, You're Beautiful

Vicky Frankland | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

The word fat only has a negative association to it if you allow it to. If you call someone fat as an insult, that says more about you as a person than it does anything else. I believe that we need to tell people when we hear this kind of unconscious fat shaming, whether the comment is coming from a place of malice or genuinely wanting to be nice.

Eat Fat to Get Thin

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Not all fats are the same. And the fats you choose to eat could mean the difference between obesity, Type II diabetes topped with a side of heart disease and a trim, toned, beautiful body, energy and a large dessert of optimal health.

'Hey Fatty Boom Boom'

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I beg you. Don't buy the mags with the fat shaming on the front, don't click the link with Kim K's rear on it (seriously, she is tiny in real life) and don't buy a size smaller then you are in embarrassment at what the till people will think of your actual size (just me?). The sooner we stop, the sooner we all smile a bit more, and nothing is more beautiful than that.

Get Your Fats Right

Naomi Mead | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Mead

The notion that fat is fattening has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for decades. We have become a nation of fat-phobes; opting for "low fat" and "fat-free" food products wherever they are available.

Never Mind the Cream Cakes, What Money-Grabbing Katie Hopkins Really Feeds On Is Attention

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

AS people begin to understand more and more about the connection between the mind and the body, the realisation is slowly dawning that managing your weight is as much about what goes on inside your head as what you put into your tummy.

How Your Brain, Not Those Curly Fries, Is To Blame For Weight Gain

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After years of blaming fatty and sugary foods for being addictive and making you eat more, a new study has suggested that this may not be the case aft...

Plus Confidence

Vicky Frankland | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

A woman stopped me at the bus station on my way in to work last week. She wanted to tell me that she often saw me passing by, always loved what I was wearing and was curious as to where I bought my clothes. She brightened up what had started out as another depressing Monday morning I can tell you.

To Fat and Back - Katie Hopkins' Whirlwind Tour

Rae Mullins | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rae Mullins

Yes, the rumours you've heard are correct. The one and only Ms Hopkins is putting her body through its paces as she consumes over 6000 calories a day in a bid to put on 3 ½ stone for a new TV documentary... Katie will then attempt to regain her previous body, showing us loosing weight ain't so hard.

A Simple Solution to the UK's Obesity Problem - 'Tax the Fat'

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As a therapist that specialises in weight loss, I've heard more excuses why people can't lose weight than a secondary school teacher asking for homework. Everything from I'm allergic to healthy food, to fruit and vegetables make me fat - and the finger seems to be always pointing at everyone else...

The Darker Side of Fat Shaming

Vicky Frankland | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

There are other beliefs out there too however and these are the ones that I want to discuss today; specifically in relation to fat women. The kind of beliefs I am talking about are the darker side of the fat hating culture; the kind that people, men in the most part but also women, do not admit exist. So what are they?

On Being Mistaken for a Pregnant Lady on the Tube

Christina Kenny | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

How could this be happening? ... I'd lost a lot of weight over the last couple of years and am now a size 14 (the slimmest I've been since I was 14). But that's obviously not good enough if I look pregnant. And not just a bit pregnant - enough to make two sober and presumably rational adults assume that I am pregnant enough to need to sit down on public transport. That's, what, like, seven months?

Hi I'm Fat, I'm Not Sorry About That

Becky Barnes | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

In a society transfixed on appearance and perceived beauty are we fighting a losing battle? Will there ever be a time when fat people can walk down the street without being verbally and physically abused. Will we stop being the butt of jokes on panel shows and sitcoms? And when will a fat woman take the romantic lead in a film without having to be funny or tragic?

Wobbles Are Inevitable...

Becky Barnes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

Nearly 7 years ago now, I had a gastric bypass. I weighed around 24 stone and was a size 32. I was aged 27 at the time and more than anything, I desperately wanted to be thin. I had suffered from eating disorders. I had been on an endless cycle of diets, gruelling exercise regimes and diet pills, but nothing had made the impact I wanted it to.

Too Fat to Run?

Julie Creffield | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

"Tell me about your weight?" he asked and I knew where this was going. "The problem is you are just too unfit to run this marathon" he continued. If rolling your eyes was a more acceptable way of showing your contempt I would have done so but instead I simply replied, "What you mean is I am TOO FAT?" To which he just smiled and sat back in his chair.

One Judgement Fits All?

Esther Hayden | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Recently I walked into my local swimming pool at 6.30am. Among the swimmers wiping sleep from their eyes, there was one woman racing up, down, up, down, up, barely raising her head for breath. What assumptions are you already making about her? Keen? yes. Fit? clearly. Thin? no.