Losing Weight

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 15.10.2013 | 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.

Weight Loss for the New Year: Time to Think Differently

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Things like detoxes and fad diets feel like they're the right thing to do. After all 'no pain, no gain', right? But if you've tried many of these methods before and are still overweight, it's time to accept that they don't work.

Weight Loss: Get These Four Things Right and You're 80% of the Way There

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Woody Allen famously said that "80% of success is showing up". And when it comes to losing weight, it's essential for success.

'If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose This Weight?'

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Even the most determined, motivated woman, who is able to solve almost any problem in their work or family life, cannot seem to work out what to do when it comes to their weight.

The Book Your Skinny Friends Have Already Read - OMG!

Venice Fulton | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Venice Fulton

Let's ditch the safety in numbers soundbite of "eat less and exercise more". Let's look around and admit that ain't working. Let's embrace the shift in thinking.

Stop Blaming Lack of Willpower for Our Obesity Crisis

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Willpower is overrated. A lack of it is not the reason why we are suffering an obesity crisis. We think willpower is the answer because we still think that depriving yourself on a diet is the only way to lose weight. It isn't.

My Battle With Body Image

Imogen Thomas | Posted 15.06.2012 | Home
Imogen Thomas

My body and weight has always been a concern for me. I know people might look at me and think that I have the great body and that when I mention my issues, they assume I am just seeking attention.

A Weighty Issue

Kirsty Higginson | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Higginson

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will already know that last year I set myself the horrible and torturous task of trying to lose all the weight I'd put on. A fact that I'd been trying to ignore for quite a while. You see, I've always had a love/hate relationship with food. No scrap that, I'm just greedy and eat when my emotions are running high....