Losing Weight

"Why Can't I Lose Weight?"

Dr Patrick Bowler | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Patrick Bowler

Britain is far from healthy. In fact, one in four Britons are classified as obese, but I think it is safe to say we are all painfully aware of the problem; a survey recently reported that women will go on twice as many diets in their lifetime than they will have lovers.

'Losing It' by Helen Lederer - An Interview and Book Review

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Jacobs

Packed with hilarious scenes that had me laughing out loud, Losing It is an easy to read book that is hard to put down. Wrapped in this brilliant comedy is the more serious change made by the protagonist, Millie, who loses some of her criticalness of others and herself, which perhaps is an important element of Helen Lederer's new 'Mid-Lit' genre as it is in mid-life.

Miss Slinky 2015: 'I Used To Feel Invisible But Not Anymore'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who avoided nights out with friends and became increasingly lonely due to being overweight has lost six stone. For years, Zoe Jones felt fr...

Devoted Mum Drops Eight Stone Because Her Son Couldn't Hug Her

North News | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother, whose son could not fit his arms around her due to her size, has dropped eight and a half stone in just seven months. Stacey Walton, of ...

Six Reasons Why Your New Year Diet Just Isn't Going To Work

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

All the scientific research shows that no matter what size you are, diets make you hungry and create powerful cravings for the very things you're trying to avoid. As well as these cravings, dieters feel deprived.

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...

'I Was Told I Would Have A Heart Attack At 27'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At the age of 27, Brianan McEnteggart was told that she might not see her 30th birthday due to her weight. She took her doctor's advice seriously and ...

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.

Is Exposure To Bright Light The Key To Losing Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although BMI (Body Mass Index) has come under scrutiny as to whether it is an accurate measurement of healthy weight, a new study has shown how your e...

Fifty Ways to Lose 12 Pounds of Fat in 28 Days

Rob Blakeman | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Many people say they want to lose weight, meaning they want to weigh less. But as far as losing weight is concerned they mean they want to lose fat. No one wants to lose muscle tissue and end up with loose, saggy skin but most people who diet incorrectly do so.

Harness That Voice in Your Head to Make Your Body Lose Weight

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

I'm often asked about the conscious and unconscious minds - what they are and whether they really can work together to help people lose weight. Well first, what's the difference between the two parts of our minds?

Ladies, It's Okay to Want to Shed Fat

Julia Buckley | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

People can be happy (and healthy) while having large amounts of fat on their bodies. Of course they can. But, I can't say I've ever met anyone who got fitter and shed excess fat who said it made them less happy with their body.

This Spring Lose Weight and Actually Keep It Off

Louise Graham | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

The only diets that have been proven effective for long term weight loss focus on higher amounts of protein and vegetables, and limit carbohydrates to those that are harder to digest. Current government nutritional recommendations for a healthy diet are for 15% of your calories to come from protein, 35% from fat and 50% from carbs.

New Year, New You...

Mark Foster | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Losing weight and toning up is going to take commitment and not just wishful thinking. Have you got it in you?... You might not like the numbers the bathroom scales are greeting you with now, but by the time you've lost those extra pounds you will be pleased to know exactly what you have achieved.

It's a Sugar-Coated World We Live In

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

It's a new year, and for many of you, cutting down on alcohol, chocolate or cigarettes may well be on your January agenda. But how about cutting back on fruit juice? Yes, that's right. One of your trusted five-a-day may not be doing you as much good as you think.

10 Tips for January Weight Loss

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

It's that time of year where it seems like everyone is talking about being healthier and losing weight. But if you're like most people, the good intentions never seem to translate into success and each January you're back wondering which diet to go on next.

Can't Weight for Xmas?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

A better plan then, may be what I encourage all of my training clients to do and that is lose some weight in anticipation that you may 'overeat' a little. That way you could enjoy some of what you fancy over the holidays and come through the whole experience weighing what you normally do.

Why High Achievers Often Struggle to Lose Weight

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

The paradox of long-term weight loss is that going faster and pushing harder don't work. As difficult as it may be for the success-oriented high achiever, the answer is to do the opposite. Slow down and take it easy.

Poorna Bell

Is Soup Really The Answer To Long Term Weight Loss?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The ding of microwaves is in the air, which can only mean one thing: the season of soup has begun. But can our most beloved of winter dishes also be t...

Struggling to Lose Weight Is Not Always a Bad Thing

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

As part of the diet, you've been eating foods that you don't really like. You've also had to eat different meals compared to the rest of the family. You've kept away from chocolate even though you love it. And you've even managed to go to the gym a few times. Then you decide to weigh yourself. And shock, horror, you've only lost three pounds.

Women Over 40: The Truth About Weight Loss

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

The irony is that even though most women over 40 fail to lose weight and keep it off using this approach, they still think that deprivation and suffering is the key to weight loss. They rationalise that previous failures were due to insufficient commitment or willpower.

The Personal Trainer's Biggest Problem With Weight Loss

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

The underlying problem is that for women over 40, exercise ALONE is not enough to cause weight loss. This is not true for men. And it's less true for women under 40. But if you ask most women over 40, they will tell similar stories of exercise programmes that no longer delivered the goods when it came to weight loss.

The Real Reason 90% of Diets End in Failure

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

If you have opened this article hoping for a miracle one-step solution to long term weight loss which involves eating no carbs after 6pm, fasting twice a week or drinking a particular brand of shake, then I am afraid you will be very disappointed.

Coping With Hunger When You're Trying to Lose Weight

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

What should you do when you're trying to lose weight, and you feel hungry? This is a common situation that many people come across. And working out a good response to hunger is crucial to successful weight loss.

Want to Lose Weight? Relax...

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Does the thought of trying to lose weight make you feel stressed? You're not alone. And in my experience, getting stressed about your weight loss is one of the biggest obstacles to success. People who get stressed about their weight loss are much more likely to give up.