Why Dieting Makes You Fatter

Andrew Beatty | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

Listen, 'dieting' really shouldn't be that hard. You shouldn't be hungry. Your body shouldn't be deprived. You shouldn't have mad cravings. You shouldn't hate every minute of it. You SHOULD be seeing results.

10 Tips To Shape Up For Summer

Chris Wharton | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

Cardio is valuable, but when performed alone, has a catabolic effect on our lean tissue - it will help you lose fat but you will end up soft with very little definition. Whereas increased muscle mass increases your EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), a fancy term for saying your metabolism will remain much higher during the 48 hours post-exercise.

Lifting The Lid On The Latest Food Myths

Rick Miller | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.

Slow Basal Metabolism And Fat Loss - What's The Skinny?

Alex Ritson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ritson

To sustain the status of your body composition, the number of calories ingested must be equal to those expended. This is an irrefutable truism in nutritional science. Your metabolic rate relates directly to how you expend calories, and this comprises three key drivers:

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in May

Chris Hall | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Another month has been and gone, and with it, the usual stream of brand new fitness research has appeared. But what does this new research say, and how can you use to to benefit your training?

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

David Kingsbury | Posted 15.03.2017 | 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?

Fire Up Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss!

Claudia Norris | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Norris

Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of it as a furnace. It needs to be fed at the right times to burn the calories we are eating, instead of storing them as fat.

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.

Chilli Diet Pills May Not Be As Much Fun As A Vindaloo, But They May Work

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Something as simple as eating spicy food could help you lose a few inches off your waistline, according to a new study. Scientists believe that ca...

Red Wine Nails Multi-Tasking By Helping To Burn Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your go-to tipple is a glass of red wine, then you'll be chuffed to hear that it could be helping you to burn fat better. A new study suggests t...

Diets: the Wrong Approach

Clark Russell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

The "want it now" aka immediate gratification culture has played into the hands of the diet industry, who serve up calorie restrictive diets with short term results, but long term problems e.g. weight rebound, hormone imbalance and long term damage to your metabolism.

Brown Fat - Our Ally in Weight Loss and Diabetes

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

A new study, just out, has given more evidence to support the idea that brown fat could help our fight against obesity and diabetes. Whilst we all know that 'brown is best' when it comes to bread, pasta and rice, did you know that your body is made up of both brown and white fat and brown is better than white here too?

Nutritionists Reveal What To Eat To Help Your Thyroid

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

International Thyroid Awareness Week is all about shining a spotlight on thyroid conditions, but do any of us really know what the thyroid does? Ac...

Yoga Could Help Women With Urinary Incontinence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An old school yoga programme, designed to improve pelvic health, could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study publi...

Here's Why You Need Sunshine Between 8am And Noon

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A warm ray of sunshine doesn't just instantly make your day and helps you get up easier - it can improve your weight, research suggests. Scientists...

Fat Fathers Likely To Have Fat Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fat fathers may be more likely to produce sons and daughters who struggle with weight, a study suggests. Scientists saw the trend in mice whose fat...

6 Of The Best Fat Burning Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In 2013, diet experts have been focusing on one thing: how to think yourself thin. Forget punishing exercise regiemes and starvation diets, the ke...

Swedish Scientists Shed Light On Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Research suggests that the disrupted metabolism of sugar, fat and calcium is part of the process that causes the death of neurons in Alzheimer's disea...

Ten Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

If a fast metabolism is not something you were born with, follow these 10 rules to help speed it up.

Why Cold Weather Can Help Us Lose Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, low-temperature weight loss came into vogue, when personal trainer Venice A Fulton published his controversial Six Weeks To OMG diet. No...

Weight Gain: Why It’s Not What You Eat But When You Eat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Weight may depend as much on when you eat as what, research suggests. The body clock's effect on metabolism could be an overlooked factor driving o...

How Our 'Fat Gene' PROTECTS Us Against Diabetes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A gene that helps beat type 2 diabetes has been discovered in the body's fat cells, according to a group of scientists. Researchers from the Harva...

Why Dieting Is Twice As Hard As You Think…

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re on a calorie-restricted diet, you might want to look away now – because scientists have discovered that losing weight will be twice as h...