How to Lose Weight

The Bare Midriff Is Back, Follow Our Eight Tips for Middle Management

Susannah Taylor | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

The key is in exposing upper abs only which involves wearing your cropped top with high waisted jeans or trousers, either that or flashing a sliver of stomach a la Gwyneth Paltrow who at 40 has crushed the idea that only teenagers can wear this trend. (Thanks Gywn)

Why Losing Weight's Like Running the Marathon in Your Head

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Motivation is about a whole lot more than desire, willingness or enthusiasm. It comes from deep within the most powerful recesses of the mind and is at the root of much of what we do - or don't do - in our lives.

Freelee the Banana Girl's Diet and Why Fad Diets Never Work (By a Fad Diet Obsessive)

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Why do we all still get sucked in? Obviously, it's the idea of a quick-fix - the easy win. Except fad diets are never easy, quick or happy-making. They're angst-ridden, nerve-shattering and daily lessons in dealing with your own lack of self control.

Hypnotherapists to Become Tougher on Fat Clients

Steve Miller | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

It is my view that the days of tea and tissues in the therapy room have to go when it comes to helping a fat client lose weight. The vast majority of clients are fat because they have fallen into lazy ways, developed bad habits, and become addicted to food. It is for this reason that a client needs a firm hand.

How You Chew Your Food Affects The Quantity You Eat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you head over to a friends' house for a chat and a glass of wine. You're not hungry but before you know it a family-bag size of crisps h...

Two and Five for the 5:2

Mimi Spencer | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Spencer

Now that we're all supposed to be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, it does make me wonder when exactly we're supposed to fit it all in. A quick bowl of sugar snaps before breakfast? A handful of kale with a mid-morning coffee? I think the Australian approach may be a better way to approach the inarguable need to inject fresher, more nutritious food into our lives: Down Under, they promote a 'two and five' slogan - that's two portions of fruit and five of veg a day. Think of it as an upgrade on the UK's five-a-day and it doesn't seem quite such a food mountain to climb.

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.

Sweet Tooth Ruining Your Diet? How I Kicked the Sugar Habit

Julia Buckley | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

If you're looking to cut down on sugar, one of the worst things you can do is eat something sweet for breakfast - it'll simply set you up for a day of stinking cravings. Choose something savoury with a lot of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied as well as nourishing your body.

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nowreen Nazmi

In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.

10 Flat-belly Snacks | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The key here is to eat. Don't skimp on anything. Just make sure what you eat helps burn that belly fat. And here's the good news. Not only are there plenty of foods you can choose from to help you along the way, but belly fat is an area we can lose weight from quickly, if you target it properly.

Young People Want to Wear a Vegetarian 'Label' but Aren't Interested in an Education in Nutrition

Rob Blakeman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

We all take our joints for granted until or unless we have arthritis and by then unfortunately we are constantly aware of them because of the almost intolerable pain whenever we do anything. This is occurring at younger and younger ages in casual vegetarians because of a lack of quality protein amongst other things.

Who Do You Trust for the Best Diet Advice?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

The bottom line is to get back to basics and don't be fooled by gimmicks or fad diets trying to sway you to follow a new trend. Explore your roots and the food culture that has been handed down from generation to generation. If it was good enough for grandma, chances are it's good for you too.

Why Are People So Afraid to Use the F-Word?

Steve Miller | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Let's be honest here; fat people are eating their own grave so to wrap it all up in cotton wool is just wrong. We should actually be applauding those doctors willing to use the 'F' word as it is much more likely to shock their patients into taking action.

See What Happens to Your Weight If You Only Drink Water

Louise Graham | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Fizzy drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks, flavoured lattes, or plain old sugary tea and coffee; drink these regularly and don't be too surprised if you are carrying excess weight. Looking for a painless way to shrink your muffin top? Ditch the liquid calories and start drinking zero energy water (that's the stuff that comes free out of the tap).

Couple Shed 10 Stone To Look Younger And Healthier Than Their Wedding Day In 1994

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who lost more than 10st between them, look healthier and younger than when they got married 20 years ago. Graeme and Lisa Wharton now weig...

Rawtastic or Rawful? Is Raw Food Right for Your Body?

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

I love a good raw fast and my diet is now packed with loads of lovely raw organic fruit and veg but wind the clock back seven years when I had horrific Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms and the very foods I thought were helping my health were actually hindering it.

A Juice Fast for a Fast Life

Anthony Byrne | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Byrne

My epiphany came when one of the characters in "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" was told that he was "Over fed but under nourished". This man was clearly overweight, had rarely gone hungry in his life and here he was being told that he was malnourished. This is not the kind of malady you'd expect to see outside of the developing world.

Five Steps to Looking Great

Anthony Mayatt | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Mayatt

The sun is starting to creep it's way back out from behind the clouds and now is when people start to really take notice of their bodies with the layers and layers of Winter clothes starting to come off. Unfortunately people start to look for quick fixes on how to suddenly look amazing for the summer and I am here to tell you that there is no quick fix...

Forget Superstars, We've Got Superfoods

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

Just as the Academy Awards celebrate 'superstars', nutritionists and health enthusiasts everywhere celebrate 'superfoods' - those stars of the food world that are packed with nutritional value. The latest addition to superfood status is a national British breakfast favourite - oats.

Try Something New

Hayley Newton | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Newton

Workouts can sometimes get boring. Gyms, aerobics, running... they work but sometimes you need something to revitalize you and keep you interested in your workout. I know that after buying all of those Christmas presents, parties and outfits, everyone is looking to save some money but exercising needn't be expensive

Do We Have to Get It 100% Right?

Emily Maguire | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Maguire

You know how it goes, it gets to Friday night after a very trying week and instead of the nice clean meal you had planned, you opt for the nearest take away and grab that bottle of wine. After you have eaten it you suddenly start to feel guilty and think that you have wrecked your diet. This then leads onto the thought that if you have already spoiled things then you may as well make a weekend of it.

Cabbage Soup Diet: Everything You Need Including Cabbage Soup Recipe And 7 Day Diet Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Cabbage Soup Diet is designed to help people lose weight at a rate of knots. The plan lasts for just one week and dieters can expect to lose u...

Fending off 'Flaboteurs': How to Stick to Your Diet and Fitness Guns in the Face of Friendly Fire

Julia Buckley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

When you first embark on healthier lifestyle you're not the only one who needs to make adjustments - those around you have to get used to the new you too. Even though eating a more nutritious diet and exercising regularly are clearly positive changes, you may well come up against resistance from other people and it's important to pre-plan how you'll deal with it.

How to Maintain Your Weight After Dieting

Louise Graham | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Want to stay slim long term? Simple - eat real food, limit added sugar and fat, and get used to feeling hungrier than usual. Weight loss triggers the release of ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, and it takes six months of weight maintenance for levels to return to normal.

Five Worst Fat Burning Mistakes | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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.