This Treatment Literally Freezes Your Love Handles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Harley Street clinic has seen a huge increase in tummy and love-handle fat freezing treatments that they say is attributed to photographs of Keira K...

Needle or Knife: What Is the Future of Cosmetic Surgery in Britain?

Laura Casewell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Casewell

The biggest debate which continues to rumble on is whether cosmetic surgery offers better results to non-surgical treatments. But is it actually more likely that a mixture of the two is often the key to patients getting the best results?

Dame Sally Davis and the Normalisation of Obesity

Scottee | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes people are just fat and happy - which is the sort of people Sally is most frightened of; those of us that stick two chubby fingers up to a world obsessed with the scrutiny of women's bodies, diets that promote starvation techniques and the idea that thinness is somehow related to successfulness. Obesity isn't curable if you don't want curing.

Your Guide to Annoying People on the Bus

Fez Sayed | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fez Sayed

Like Spike Lee's aptly titled movie, 'Get on the Bus', I've decided to examine the random characters I always come across on my weekday commute home from making an honest buck. I say honest buck. I mean expenses only internship. (Just kidding London360, I love ya really).

Why Putting Your Diet on Pause Helps You Lose More Weight

Louise Graham | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

If you've ever tried losing weight you'll know those feelings of frustration when you've lost a few pounds and you reach a plateau. It's enough to get you hunting down your favourite snack. So are you really destined for a life of yo-yo dieting and gradually increasing girth?

WATCH: How to Tell Good Fat from Bad Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the disarray surrounding fat, sugar and protein and the debates between health experts, dietitians and fitness gurus, we don't wish to take sides...

Why Is FAT Still the Biggest Insult?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The connotations of fat are clear and calling someone so in an argument is really just making a sweeping generalisation and assertion about their character. As a society we believe that being fat equates to laziness, being unhealthy, unattractive, thick, unsuccessful and unpopular - it's little wonder that these three little letters are the go-to insult...

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?

The Fat Revolution in Cosmetic Procedures

Stephen McCulley | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Stephen McCulley

Over the past few years there has been an explosion in the popularity of fat transfer procedures. Although fat transfer procedures (also known as fat ...

Fatphobic People Say the Darndest Things

Sofie Hagen | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

Like most fat people, I have had a lot of mindless, hateful abuse spat at me. Strangers have either shouted "F**k you, fat b***h!" after me as I walked down the street or simply added a "You shouldn't eat that." if I eat anything but lettuce in public.

Fat or Sugar - Which Is Worse?

Dr David Ashton | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Ashton

There is nothing new about our love of fat and sugar. We have a strong evolutionary drive to eat these foods because they are rich sources of calories which can be laid down as fat - which is simply stored energy. Our ancestors needed plenty of fat to fuel activity during periods of food scarcity and to pay for our large, expensive brains.

'Chewing the Fat' - A Defence of Meat in the Fight Against Obesity

Sam Wass | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

With the 'sugar vs fat' debate gathering pace across the media, dieticians and dinner tables, I want to give a case for fat that is not often debated. When it comes to meat - fat is good and fat is tasty.

Poorna Bell

Tyra Banks: We Need A New Conversation Around Body Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'I feel really fat today'; 'My bum looks massive in this'; 'I wish I had a flatter tummy' - all of these are examples of 'fat talk' that have been ut...

Top Three Excuses for Being Fat

John C. Parkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

It's January and most of us are concerned about being fat after the over-consumption of the festive period. Here are your best excuses for being fat: that you can use throughout the year, not just in January.

Jennifer Lawrence Is Right: Reserve the F-word for Fatties or Risk Women's Health

Jan Shure | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Poor Jennifer Lawrence. For revealing, de facto, on the Barbara Walters Show how much she and many other actresses and women in the public eye smart at being called "fat" she has stirred a storm of accusations of "PC thinking gone mad".

Let's Feed Fat People to the Sharks and the Real Odds of a Shark Attack

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Are the chances of death by shark attack really so low that it's not worth worrying about? With two fatal attacks in Australia very close together, it doesn't really feel like it.

British Airways 'Refuses To Let 500-Pound Man Fly Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

A man is having to sail home from the United States after British Airways refused to let him and his family board their return flight, according to re...


The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Even if you don’t like Halloween you play along a little, handing out sweets to the local urchins in exchange for not having your plants ripped up. ...

Vindicating Saturated Fat WON'T Reduce Heart Disease, But Here's What Will

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

An observational piece in last week's British Medical Journal had the media buzzing when cardiologist Aseem Malhotra lashed out at governments and the food industry as being culpable in wrongly demonising saturated fat consumption as a leading cause of cardiovascular disease

Fat, Sugar or Carbs: Which Is the Bad Guy?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

So, when it comes to protecting our health, which foods do we need to cut out or even eliminate? If saturated fat isn't the villain in our diets, what is? The editorial goes on to suggest that sugar and carbohydrates could be the key suspects.

Why Weight to be Famous? Or How to Make It in a World Obsessed With Physical Perfection

Rob Blakeman | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

In a world obsessed with Winners and Losers, only a progressive weight training regime will improve your shape and give you that Hollywood-style tight biceps and buns.

Being Nice to Fat People? It Matters

Angela Meadows | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Meadows

How did we become a society where (a) doctors needed to be told to respect their patients, and (b) that the suggestions that fat people deserved respect became so shocking as to be front-page news? But the media were right - this is a story.

37-Stone Man Forced To Buy Two Plane Tickets... Rows Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

A 37-stone man forced to buy two plane tickets due to his size faced a predicament when it was discovered the airline had given him seats either side ...

45-Stone Woman Winched By Crane To Complete Hajj

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Hajj is the sacred journey that all Muslims are instructed to make before they die. And one 45-stone Egyptian woman was so determined to reach the...

Parents Need to Be Told: Katie Hopkins Knows Nothing About Fat Kids.

Scottee | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Telling your child they are fat as Katie suggests could be more damaging than educating them about a healthy approach to food. We already live in a world where our bodies are scrutinized from such a young age, this suggested method of parenting only encourages body dysmorphic children.