How to Lose Weight

Can You Shock Yourself Out of A Bad Habit?

Marina Gask | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

An American firm has come up with a wristband that jolts people into giving up bad habits. You just pick the behaviour you wish to prevent and choose the punishment - the wristband does the rest. Buzzes in your ear, demands a financial forfeit or even gives you a mild electric shock.

Be Kind Lose Weight - How I Lost 5 Kilos in 6 Weeks

Cat Elliott | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

By placing too much physical stress on the body it can initiate the release of the stress hormone, cortisol, which has been shown to cause weight gain. Hence why stress = weight gain, and how rest is ESSENTIAL to allow our body and our muscles to repair so we don't STRESS.

Five Simple Ways to Lose Fat Fast

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

You can lose that extra fat you are carrying. It will be hard. It will take time. It will take courage, persistence and motivation. But you can do it. Follow these five simple steps, integrate them into your life, make them habits and you will automate fat burning and create that body you've always wanted.

Women's Fitness: Your Questions Answered

Nicholas Polo | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Polo

If you find yourself losing weight during a holiday, that will be a good indication that your struggle with weight is linked to daily stress. This is on top of giving birth, monthly cycles or menopause. The training has to offer physical as well as psychological benefits if you want it to succeed.

How Losing Weight Could Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

One of the many reasons that women, and occasionally men, come to see me for weight loss advice is because they want to start a family, but are struggling. Did you know that obesity is a major cause of difficulty getting pregnant - and can increase the risk of miscarriage or problems during pregnancy and childbirth?

Top Three Myths - Women's Fitness and Fat Loss

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Women's fitness is a minefield, with promises of 15-minute fat loss workouts, two-minute routines and adverts for the latest workout trend or craze, which is guaranteed to get you in shape in double-quick time. But how much of this stuff will actually hold up for most people and how do we separate what works from what doesn't?

Five Reasons You're Not Getting Results

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Many of us adopt an exercise and nutrition approach that involves us staying on the straight and narrow Monday to Friday, where we diligently exercise and eat our greens, but is then a bit more relaxed at the weekend, where we eat and drink most of the things that we have resisted for the previous five days.

Couple Loses 10 Stone To Be Able To Play With Their Kids

SWNS | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An overweight couple were so shocked after seeing pictures of themselves at their daughters' christening they shed ten stone between them. Gemma La...

The Secret to Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

Often we want something in our lives but behave in ways that are contrary to achieving our goals. The process of achieving that weight loss goal is a whole process, and an uncomfortable process. It's uncomfortable letting go of food, waiting until you're physically hungry to eat.

Weight Loss Myth Busters

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

A recent study confirmed that whether you have a good breakfast or not makes no difference to weight loss. Everyone is different - you may be an early riser or a night-owl when it comes to sleep, so it is not surprising that your breakfast desires may be different, too. Listen to your body when it comes to eating.

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.

Lose Inches From Your Waist for #ZeroWasteWeek

Louise Graham | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

So make your contribution to zero waste week a double whammy. Eat real, fresh foods and cut out highly packaged junk foods, takeaways and soft drinks. It's a win/win situation, you lose inches from your waist and you cut down on waste.

Five Tips to Keep Your Weight-Loss Willpower on Track

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Science has proved that dieting doesn't work - with only a small proportion of dieters managing to maintain 10% weight loss at a year. Most dieters say that they ditched the diet when their willpower 'ran out' and they just couldn't keep it up anymore

10 Myths of Health

Clark Russell | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Many nutrition myths get repeated endlessly, to the point where they become accepted as doctrine e.g. the UK government's Eatwell Plate, which is outdated dogma; the advice follows the low fat/high starchy carb dietary guidelines, which is actually a recipe for weight gain and sub optimal health.

When Mind Does Matter

Helen Osborne | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

If a client comes to me and says he or she want to lose weight, what if that client is already a healthy weight? What if their intended weight loss will make them underweight? Do I help them? Do I take the job? I always talk to people about their motivations but when it comes to weight most people are irrationally attached to social ideals of acceptability

Does NEAT (Non Exercise Energy Thermogenesis) Increase Weight Loss?

Scott Laidler | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. Most of us have good intentions when it comes to working out but, with family life, work and social schedules, it can make it difficult to do the recommended 3 hours of weekly exercise. That's where NEAT can help.

Jogging Is Not a Great Fat Loss Tool

Ben Hanton | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hanton

Despite a growing understanding of the benefits of resistance training and high intensity interval training, the nation's go-to fat loss tool still seems to be going out for a jog. Every January we hit the pavements (literally.... again and again and again) with the best intentions. Unfortunately, it turns out jogging is in fact a very flawed fat loss tool.

Five Truths About Overweight People

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

Ill-disciplined, lazy, greedy, irrational in their behaviour, and guilty of putting healthcare services under increasing pressure. The problem with the above judgements is that they overlook subjective experiences and the complexities of our relationship with food and our self-image.

Top Health Habits to Steal From Your Man | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to healthy living, we may feel we have the upper hand over the opposite sex. However, there are some instances where it can pay to take a leaf out of their book. To help give your health and fitness a boost, check out these top health lessons we can learn from men.

Eating Your Way to the Last Five Minutes

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

While food was my way of disconnecting from reality, of checking out when I was bored, anxious, now I am awake. I try to remain mindful of what and when I am eating. Otherwise I can fall back into habits of unconscious eating, such as eating when you're finished with your meal and you continue to pick at it, slowly eating the remaining portion that you intended to leave behind.

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

Susannah Taylor | Posted 22.06.2014 | 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 20.06.2014 | 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 16.06.2014 | 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 16.06.2014 | 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...