Why We Need to Stop Ignoring Childhood Obesity

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

It is hard to give a good example to our kids when our own eating behaviour and body image have been skewed by years of yo-yo-dieting, misleading health advice and media pressure. If we develop a better relationship with healthy eating and exercise, then not only will our own bodies benefit, but our children will have a great example that they can learn from.

To Fat and Back - Katie Hopkins' Whirlwind Tour

Rae Duke | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rae Duke

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.

The Harsh Truth: No One Wants To See Overweight Doctors

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In theory they know more about healthy eating than the rest of us, but it seems even doctors and nurses struggle with keeping their weight at a health...

This Is Why You Should Invest In Good Curtains

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Invest in some sturdy curtains because not sleeping in a dark enough room can increase risk of obesity in women. Greater exposure to light at night...

Amazing Weight Loss Transformation Of Woman Who Ate Chocolate For Breakfast

Caters | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 17-stone woman who was horrified by her holiday snaps has made a jaw-dropping transformation to by shedding nearly half her body weight. Keri Ir...

Time for Britain's Obese to Take Responsibility

Steve Miller | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Fat people need to wake up and take responsibility for their weight and stop expecting the NHS to fund surgery for what is arguably needed because of their own lazy lifestyle.

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

Steve Miller | Posted 19.05.2014 | 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.

How Your Weight Affects Your Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers have said. Scientists have previously linked be...

Overweight? Find Your Fatness Type and Beat Your Pals at Slimming

Louise Graham | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

In winter you find it hard to get out of bed. All you want to do is turn over and go back to sleep. You rarely think about your size and are unlikely to diet unless your partner forces you to look at yourself in a full length mirror. Blissful ignorance is your motto...

Two Finger Salute To Fashion: Size Zero Model Who Was Told She Was 'Too Fat' Becomes Plus Size Success

Caters | Charlotte Nisbet | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Following in the footsteps of Alice Jackson who went from being anorexic to a plus size lingerie model, model Nina Blakemore has landed top modelling ...

Karl Lagerfeld's Anti-Fat Comments Are Bonkers, But At Least They Are Honest, Says Editor

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Karl Lagerfeld may be Chanel's head honcho, but as far as we're concerned, when it comes to fat-shaming, he's about as original as Ryanair's Michael O...

Cambridge Diet: Slimmer Explains How She Dropped 12 Dress Sizes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you want rapid weight loss, the Cambridge Diet has been hailed as one of the most effective ways to do so. But what does it actually involve? ...

Poor Lifestyle Choices May Be Responsible For Large Increase In Cancer Cases

PA | PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Concerns have been raised over a "large increase" in the number of cancer cases which can be attributed to poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and ...

Addictive Personalities

Barcroft Media | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A recovering anorexic and a morbidly obese man are getting married, just months after meeting at an eating disorder clinic. Lizzie Elsburg, 24, was...

'You Can Pick Out Poor Children Because They Are Fat' Claims Health Minister

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Politics

Children from poor families are easily identified because they tend to be fat, the public health minister has said. Anna Soubry said when she was a...

What We Look Like in Our Own Minds

Mette Poynton | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

My image of myself in my mind is still of a normal, healthy looking woman, not the overweight woman that is the reality.

'Beauty Isn’t Owned By Skinny People Alone': Photographer Captures Obese Women In The Nude

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Beauty and art come in all shapes and sizes, as these portraits demonstrate. This series of images, captured by Italian photographer Yossi Loloi, ...

43 Stone Mother's Fatal Battle To Lose Weight Revealed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK

A documentary has revealed a 43-stone mother's fatal struggle to lose weight. Dominique Lanoise was left a prisoner in her Miami home after balloo...

London 2012: 'Yes We Can', Now it is time to work for a lasting legacy

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Sport
Muhammad Abdul Bari

It started with passion, and ended with inspiration. London 2012 has delivered a stunningly successful Olympic Games and is now preparing for the Paralympic Games. The theme 'Inspire a generation' has captured the mood of the nation with high spirit and euphoria. From organisers to volunteers to athletes: people from all sections of life have made this success possible.

Calorie-Burning 'Beige Fat' Found

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A newly discovered type of "beige" fat could speed up the development of obesity treatments. The calorie-burning tissue, found in adults, is the th...

Always Fancy A Dessert? Blame Your ‘Hunger Hormones’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new study by Carleton University has suggested the ‘hunger hormone’ that controls the appetite increases our craving for sweet, high-calorie foo...

Coffin-Shaped Pasty Advert Slammed By Obesity Campaigners

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

An advert by animal rights activists Peta featuring a coffin-shaped pasty has been slammed by obesity campaigners as a "laughable" endeavour to highli...

Desperately Seeking Normal - The Search For Real Women

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

In 1986 Morrissey wisely professed "some girls are bigger than others, some girls' mothers are bigger than other girls' mothers". Sounds obvious but we seem to have forgotten this fact.

Super-Sized Mortuary Slabs Designed For Obese Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain's obesity problem has hit a new low after it was revealed that super-sized mortuary slabs are being designed to carry obese corpses weighing u...

Flabby Nation

PA | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

A quarter of the UK population has an obese Body Mass Index (BMI), but a high number "deny" how severely their weight could be affecting their health,...