Why We Tend To Make Poorer Food Choices When We're Stressed

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

It is never just the foods you choose and the quantity you eat nor the regularity with which you move your body that impact on your weight. Emotional and physical stress can also tip the balance of the nervous system and subsequently the scales. But it's not always about weight gain, stress can also be a catalyst for people to lose weight - or change their eating habits.

Why You Should Ditch Your New Year Diet

Stephanie Bushell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Bushell

Statistically, 97% of dieters are as big or bigger one year after starting a diet. When the majority fail, there must be more to it than simply lack of willpower. So what is it that happens in our bodies when we drastically restrict food intake?

Using 'Willpower' to Lose Weight Will Doom You to Failure

Victoria Wills | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

By trying to use 'willpower' to stop you overeating, you're embarking on a vain attempt to overrule three millions years of evolution. It's a pointless exercise unless you REALLY know what you're doing.

Anxiety, Addiction and Arthritis: How We Got Through It

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Illingworth

On February 21 the site I run, Impolitikal.com, hosted Control: a panel chat featuring Dominic Hoey a.k.a Tourettes, Damaris Coulter and I, and ho...

How I Stopped Yearning for Thinness

Vania Phitidis | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vania Phitidis

Each time I would order different remedies, supplements and special ingredients: cranberry powder, various teas, herbal 'detoxes' etc. I stocked up on the latest superfoods. I had lymph drainage massage and colonic irrigation.

Why You Should Let Your Friends Give Up, Even If You Don't Want to

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I'm what waiters, dinner party hosts and anyone who can't mind their own business might call a dietetic pain in the ass. In the last few years, I've become a prolific giver-upper of things, which can sort of make me difficult to cater for. It does not however, make me difficult to be around.

How To Stop Overeating, According To Science

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nibbling on a square of chocolate earlier in the day could stop you overeating later on, according to a new health study. Scientists discovered tha...

Do You Know About the Dark Side of the Easter Bunny?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Years ago, I worked for a charity that was linked to a major chocolate manufacturer. One of the perks of the job was a staff shop, where chocolate was available at a considerable discount. I learnt very quickly that it was a very bad idea for me to go to the shop, because I didn't save money, I just bought more chocolate. And I ate it.

Psychological Signs of an Eating Disorder

Malminder Gill | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

An eating disorder not only manifests itself physically, but also psychologically. It is an extremely complex mental illness that often takes many years of both physical and psychological treatment, in order to recover.

Why You Don't Really Have a Weight Problem

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

I'm fed up to my teeth with diets and deprivation as a way of managing weight and food. It's time to move beyond a focus on food plans and diets, and start addressing the emotions, habits and situations that lead to your unhealthy eating.

Poorna Bell

Tried And Tested: How This Stopped Me From Overeating

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I know I often overeat – especially at dinner – but there’s not much I can seem to do about it. When faced with a favourite dish I can make ...

WaTCH: 10 Tips To Stop Overeating

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us will have spent Christmas sat in front of the television scoffing chocolates, mince pies and turkey sandwiches. And - as we all know wh...

Choose Your New Year Diet Carefully, You May Get More Than You Bargained For

Louise Graham | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

The Christmas festivities are finally over and you have been left with an unwanted gift. Yes, you guessed it: a few extra pounds and you can't even take them back to the store to get a refund or credit note. But that's no problem is it? Just start on one of those trendy celebrity-endorsed diets that guarantee a slender body in no time at all.

How To Eat Mindfully This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, we're all guilty of a little festive indulgence. But according to the British Dietetic Society, people gain an average of almost...

First Look At Stress-Detecting Bra That Prevents Emotional Overeating

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When news hit that a bra which could tackle overeating was in development, there were conflicted feelings. Grub Street wrote: "Because what's more tra...

What To Do When You've Eaten Too Much

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How on earth did that second third helping end up on our plate? Short of inventing a time machine, nothing is going to magic that food out of your bel...

Would An 'Exercise Menu' Stop You Ordering A Cheese Burger?

Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If burger-loving restaurant goers are told how much exercise it will take to burn off their quarter pounder, then they're more likely to skip a side p...

'I Was Greedy & Ate Too Many Sausage Rolls' 30st Mother Is Too Fat To Work But Insists NHS Should Pay For Gastric Surgery

Closer Magazine | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A 30st mother-of-three is insisting she cannot lose weight unless the NHS pays for gastric surgery. Wendy Phillips was forced to give up her job a...

How to Avoid Bingeing During the Festive Season

Sunita Pattani | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

Not so long ago, these dark evenings covered up a darker secret of mine, a secret that would sometimes invoke panic as these festivities drew closer, a secret that often robbed me from experiencing life to the fullest. A secret known by the name of binge eating disorder.

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...

Why Food Addicts Are ‘Less Likely’ To Take Cocaine

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Neurons that control overeating also drive appetite for cocaine, according to research. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a ...

From Alcoholism to Food Addiction - It's All About the Feelings

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

The media, society and relaxed licensing laws all have a part to play in the rise in eating disorders or alcohol-related diseases, but I believe the problem goes much deeper than that. From my experience, recovery from addiction lies at our core - with those deep, painful feelings that drive us to drink, drugs or food - and not on the surface.

Gary Barlow: 'With Every Mouthful I Have Always Felt Guilty' (Pictures)

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Gary Barlow, who first shot to fame in the nineties with boy band Take That, has had fans swooning all over again since he joined the X Factor judging...

Hungry Brits Scoff 6,000 Calories On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The average Brit will gain up to half a stone over the festive period, as the temptation of never-ending chocolates, mince pies and savoury snacks get...