Slimming Tips

The Big FAT Issue: Should We or Shouldn't We Be Eating It?

Claudia Norris | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Norris

This public battlefield compounds the nutrition confusion that already overwhelms so many people. If we're not careful, it can lead to a state of inertia. There are so many mixed messages, people don't know what to do and end up not making any healthier changes.

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Victoria Wills | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.

Valentines 14 Day Challenge: Declare a Truce on Self-Sabotage

Claudia Norris | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Norris

The inner-critic can escalate a small slip-up such as eating one chocolate biscuit to be a justification for wolfing the entire packet, or delaying the healthy eating plan "until next Monday". The worst part of hearing this voice is that we generally believe every word it tells us.

Christmas Trimmings

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

You know how it goes... it starts with a few chips and dips at the company Christmas party and ends up with you sprawled on the sofa polishing off a box of chocolates, watching a festive film on TV.

Want to Get Fit But Can't Commit? Top Tips on How to Start to an Exercise Plan and Stick to It

Alisa Burke | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alisa Burke

Whilst many people know the positive effects of exercise, there can often be a number of barriers, which prevent them from being active, and these often tend to be more psychological than physical. Many people have negative memories of school PE lessons or perhaps they feel guilty about spending years paying for gym memberships they have hardly used.

Easy Fit

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

In terms of preventive health, simply putting down the remote control and getting off the sofa rates in the same category as stopping smoking and remembering to strap on your seatbelt. From heart disease to osteoporosis and diabetes to back problems, much of the illnesses we once associated with old age are actually due to decreasing activity levels.

This Man Went From Not Being Able To Fasten His Seatbelt To Losing Lost 11 Stone

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Swapping croissants for fresh fruit at breakfast has helped this year's Slimming World Man of the Year go from being unable to fasten his seatbelt on ...

How to Dress Yourself Slim | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been shunning the gym or over-indulging on your favourite treats lately and now the panic has kicked in, relax - it's still possible to look your best for any big event. To look instantly slimmer, whatever your body shape or size, check out these tips on how to dress yourself slim.

Seven Flat Belly Foods | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to fit into your dress for a big night out, amp up your glamour and confidence by eating some of these LBD-friendly foods. The seven foods listed below will help you to combat any bloating you're suffering from and they'll also aid your digestion.

Its Official-Tough Gym Workouts Are Cathartic!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

One way to elevate the appropriate emotions for working out is with Music. Fast, pounding rhythms can help us ignore other limiting factors such as the discomfort we feel as lactic acid builds up in the muscles as we work out.

You Don't Need a New Diet Plan to Get Slim, You Just Need a Plan You Can Stick With!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

It's the same story from increasingly more people I encounter from day to day in my job as a trainer and health consultant. These people we all know whose weight problem is everyone's fault but their own.

The Expensive World of Dieting

Gemma Johnson | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Johnson

Let's take slimming clubs as an example. WeightWatchers and Slimming World have on the surface quite sensible ideas around cutting the bulge. But both brands promote a range of processed products (bars, shakes etc.) that could be seen as easy replacements for other lower calorie, non-processed and cheaper food.

The Formula for Obesity

Rob Blakeman | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

I came up with what I would do if I wanted to make the world obese. The first thing I would do is to put a fast food restaurant on every corner of every street. I would pass legislation allowing discounts for high caloric foods and deep fried food.

Boris Shuts the School Gate Long After the Fat Horse Has Wobbled Off!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

This is one way to turn a child into an aspiring Beckham and avoid him become a bullied obese boy. You are the parent aren't you? I mean who is running your household?

21-Stone Mum Loses Half Her Body Weight In A Year

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A mother-of-two who feared she would not live to see her children grow up has lost more than half her body weight to be named Slimming World's Woman o...

Body Fat Peril, Can You Enjoy a Hearty Christmas Guilt Free?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Did you know that statistically on average all of us gain a pound a year from the age of 28 onwards - for the rest of our lives?

Is 'Sleep Diet' The Easiest Way To Stay Slim... Ever?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A "sleep diet" may be the best way to slim for someone with an inherited tendency to put on weight, research suggests. Sleeping more than nine hour...

Could Eating Chocolate Keep You Slim?

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Far from piling on the pounds, a chocolate habit can help keep you slim, new research suggests. Just in time for Easter, scientists have announced ...

How To Avoid Office Snack Weight Gain

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Still struggling to shift those post-Christmas pounds? Your job could be the culprit, according to a new survey. The study of 1,947 women found the...

DNA Diet Uses Body's Genetic Code to Aid Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A personalised 'DNA' diet that uses genetic fingerprints to determine the right food and exercise regime for your body type, goes on widespread sale t...

Sleep Yourself Slim And Other Diet-Free Weight Loss Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After a fortnight spent sitting in front of the TV mainlining mince pies and Quality Street, it's little wonder that the nation goes into a diet and d...

Festive Fitness: The Party Dress Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Wondering how you're going to squeeze into that dress on New Year's Eve after your Christmas excesses? From instant tummy-flattening tricks and moves ...

Celebrity Diets: Inspiration or Insanity?

Laura Williams | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Williams

There's one very well known American trainer, whose client list resembles the Hollywood Walk of Fame, whose 30 day master plan involves lots of kale juice, protein bars and not much else. I mean, come on. I can get you thin on a diet of dust and water too. Your immune system might not thank you for it but hey, at least you'll be thin.

How to Integrate Exercise into Your Holiday: A Seven Day Diary

Caroline Sandry | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sandry

Most people put on weight whilst on their summer breaks, and while it's great to let your hair down every now and then, it can also prove difficult to get back on track with your healthy eating and exercise.

How to REALLY Look Good Naked

Laura Williams | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Williams

Looking good naked isn't about staying imprisoned in a body which you're not happy with - it's about turning mantras like "Because you're worth it" into truly positive actions. And I believe you can only do that by developing a healthy relationship with food and calling a reluctant truce with exercise.