Healthy Diet

The Government's EatWell Guide IS NOT Responsible for Diabetes and Obesity

Emer Delaney | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I must admit, I get increasingly frustrated with some of the reports I read in our papers these days. Take a recent article that appeared in The Daily...

The Obesity Crisis: A Complex Issue But We Need to Take Responsibility

Emer Delaney | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

As a dietitian, the challenge is to educate people on healthier food choices, activity and lifestyle changes. Doing this in clinic on a one to one basis is excellent and, provided you have enough time, you can really drill down and identify the changes that need to be made.

Which Diet Works?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...

The Effect of Breakfast on Your Fitness: What to Eat Vs. When to Eat

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The commonly-held tradition, particularly in the western world, is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your grandparents will probably have told you that, your mother most certainly will have, but how true is it in today's society?

What Should/Shouldn't I Eat? Do I Really Need to Eat Superfoods?

Natalie Roberts | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

There are many superfoods which do provide your body with a fab amount of nutrients...but there is no miracle food out there that's going to burn fat like we all secretly hope superfoods will. ;)

The On-Trend Health Foods That Aren't Healthy at All

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

You're probably familiar with the health halo effect: that's when you think a food is healthy simply because it has a reputation for being so. It's the reason why (like most of us) it may have taken you years to realise that cornflakes and diet coke aren't healthy options. But you're older and wiser now, and there's no way you'll fall for fake health foods again right?

Tearing Your Hair Out

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

In technical terms, sensory nerve fibres, neurohormones and neutrophins all play a role in the hair growth cycle. Levels of stress can have an effect on these and consequently accelerate loss of hair.

The Real Reason We Eat So Much Junk Food

Joe Sexton | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Sexton

While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.

Mint Choc Chip Super Green Smoothie

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.

This May Lower Your Risk Of Bowel Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a pescetarian diet may lower your risk of bowel cancer according to a new study. People who ate fish and vegetables - but no meat - were 43%...

Pounding Head? These 6 Foods Will Sort You Right Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

How to get rid of a headache is a question that's plagued mankind since before the dawn of aspirin. The reason we've been unable to find a solution...

The Fight Against Diabetes and Heart Disease Must Be Fought on Many Fronts

Simon Gillespie | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Around 3.2million people have Type 2 diabetes and there are 11.5million at high risk of it. Over seven million people across the UK are living with the burden of cardiovascular disease - and every day more than 100 people will have their lives cut short by heart disease and stroke.

Is The Burn Diet Healthy Or Harmful?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's about this time of year that celebrity diet season begins, and the latest one being touted by the likes of the Daily Mail is the Burn diet, creat...

Do You Know The Vitamins And Minerals Your Body Needs To Stay Fit and Healthy?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While many of us understand that a healthy lifestyle needs care and attention, it’s a lesser-known fact that our time in the gym and focus on diet a...

Is A Busy Life Keeping You From Reaching Your Fitness Goals?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Reaching our fitness targets may seem simple enough; eat well, work out and get enough sleep. What many of us don’t realise though, is that without ...

Seven Top Tips to Keep Healthy Eating on Track

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Just because Summer might be over... well the weather in Kent right now it is more like November (cold and rainy), however, there is no need to pack up the healthy eating habits too. Have you perhaps got into the swing of healthy eating? Or maybe you are lucky enough to be going away in September?

Healthier Eating on Holiday: Steps to Avoid the Summer Blowout.

Chloe Phillips | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Phillips

Whilst I appreciate better than anyone the role food plays in the cultural experience, I also know that overdoing it can leave a bitter taste of the holiday in ones mouth. On the back of a two year 'food pilgrimage' of the UK and 17 European countries, I've put together my top tips to ensure you remember this summer break for the relaxation...

What Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Missing

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

I threw out diet 'rules' and started to do what felt good in terms of moving my body rather than sticking to a set exercise routine. But I was still over eating on an evening, bingeing when I felt stressed or snacking to distract myself from other things. That was when I had my light bulb moment...

Cupcakes, Crisps And Burgers: How Your Favourite Foods Measure Up On Google Food Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Healthy eating can be a minefield - one food product is high-calorie but low sugar, the next, the complete opposite. Without running around your s...

Why Is It So Hard to Eat Healthily?

Stella Photi | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Most people know that they shouldn't be eating the convenience food that's so readily available in shops and supermarkets, but they don't know how to break the habit. You don't need someone to tell you the damage that putting away numerous biscuits and chips will do. You want someone to show you how it's done.

3 Must-have Apps For a Super Body, Mind and Soul in 2014

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Keep your mind strong, engaged and positive with this enjoyable and free podcast. It will give you the motivation to stick to all those great New Year's resolutions!

Now Is Not the Time to Diet

Farrah Storr | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Farrah Storr

Here's a thought. Don't diet. Not now. January is dark. It's too cold to lug yourself round the park in your shorts and T-shirt. Only the blandest fruit and vegetables are in season and besides, you're scientifically hard-wired to fail.

Revealed: How The Recession Has Affected Our Eating And Drinking Habits

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Struggling households are turning to cheaper, fattier food to help keep bills down in the wake of the recession but the quality of produce is plummeti...

Why You Need to Break Up With Sugar Today

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Aside from sugars other detrimental effects on your teeth, bones and general health, SUGAR MAKES YOU FAT, SICK AND TIRED! Walk away now, while you still can.

Make Your Own Rules

Louise Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Parker

"It's so hard for me to lose weight", she bemoaned. "Nothing works" she sighed. I'm not being smug as I really have been there but you have to change your frame of reference. It was hard for me to lose weight too, but you have to suck it up and do it anyway.