Four Ways To Tell If You Are Sober Curious

Laura Willoughby | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

Alcohol-Free is now a lifestyle choice and it is growing more acceptable to be mindful about your drinking. Meaning more and more of us are sober curious and looking for that special drink for the evening out when we don't want to get smashed!

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Lisa Roukin | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

After becoming a professional chef I found myself on the road to recovery, my goal is to help others and show that it is possible to overcome the destructive force that is an eating disorder. "I love the person I've become because I fought to become her."

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Lisa Roukin | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

If you are looking for a new way to use up your ripe bananas, trythis Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream cake. I always have loads of frozen banana chunks in my freezer, whether it's for a smoothie or this delicious cake. The recipe is super simple to make and no one will ever know there are only a few ingredients involved. This recipe really is magical, and healthy too!

Chicken and Cashew Cabbage Salad

Lisa Roukin | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This salad is full of protein from the chicken and cashew nuts. The chicken breasts are full of flavour, you can marinade the chicken the night before so the flavours intensify. If you are using a julienne you can graze on the middle of the carrots that are left over after grating.

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.

Quinoa Sushi Salad

Lisa Roukin | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

All the flavours of traditional sushi but in a salad with beautifully contrasting colours.

From Gluten to Freedom

Lisa Roukin | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

Gluten free diets seem to be all the rage these days and more than just a fad or a fashionable craze to follow, there is a more fundamental reason why going gluten-free may be the way forward for you. And perhaps you're not even aware this is something you should consider.

Student Loses Six Stone And Drops From 18 To 6

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One student certainly took the meaning of new year new start to heart after dropping from a size 18 to a 6 and losing six stone. Megan Walker, who ...

Dieting and Atheism: Is Thin the New Chaste?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

And so the case remains that while one half of the world starves the other gladly packs on the pounds. The corpulent noble comes to mind, englutting a dining table laid out by servants a third his weight.

Shellac While You Cycle, Ma'am?

Alice Hart-Davis | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Hart-Davis

Back in the days when Londoners started to look more presentable - a dozen years ago, maybe? - I used to loved writing stories on high-speed grooming that involved, say, having a blow-dry, a manicure and a pedicure all at the same time and within half an hour. It was a bit like going through a beauty-car-wash, but heck, it was effective, swift and looks-enhancing.

Junk Food Diets Are Fuelling a Pet Obesity Crisis

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

It's not only human waistlines that are expanding: our pets are now facing the same fate. I've seen increasing levels of pet obesity over the years and it basically comes down to pets taking in more calories than they use.

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...

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.

Fat Girl Slim - My Before and After Images

Claire Lynch | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lynch

I used to be fat. Over 6 stone heavier, in fact. This was mostly due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but then nobody cares WHY you're fat; they just see the large person stood in front of them and make their assumptions and judgements.

Why Weight to be Famous? Or How to Make It in a World Obsessed With Physical Perfection

Rob Blakeman | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

In a world obsessed with Winners and Losers, only a progressive weight training regime will improve your shape and give you that Hollywood-style tight biceps and buns.

LOOK: 'Comfort-Eating' Teen Crowned Young Slimmer Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A comfort eating teenager who dropped five dress sizes before starting university has been crowned Slimming World Young Slimmer of the Year - and blam...

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.

Weighing Up the 5:2 Diet

Rachel Hosie | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Hosie

Also known as intermittent fasting, the 5:2 diet is actually (refreshingly) simple. For two non-consecutive days of the week you reduce your calorie intake to just 500 calories for women and 600 for men, but then you get to eat normally for the other five days. Easy peasy, surely?

Why You Don't Want to Look Like Gwyneth Paltrow

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

The truth is, even with the best of genes, to maintain a body like Gwyneth Paltrow's you have to work very hard. Especially as you get older. Indeed, Ms Paltrow was quoted last year as saying "Everything in my life that's good is because I worked my ass off to get it and to maintain it." This is not a woman who just coasts through life.

Gym-Maniacs: Health and Fitness is Not All About the 'Burn'

Collette Walsh | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Collette Walsh

Goodbye January. Perhaps the over-enthusiastic gym newbies can calm down now? Every year I observe with a wry smile - but more often frustration - as my local health club is packed to the rafters with sweating 'January gym-maniacs'. But why the frenzy at all? Going hell for leather, be it on treadmills or in spin classes etc, is never a good idea.

Cancer Survivor Who Lost Eight Stone Is Slimmer Of The Year

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A 20-year-old woman who was inspired to lose nearly half her body weight after winning her fight against cancer has been named Slimming World's Miss S...

Sports Lecturer Shed Almost Half Her Body Weight After 'Shame' Of Teaching

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A sports lecturer has been named Online Slimmer Of The Year after shedding nine stone because she was too embarrassed to teach students about the huma...

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,...

Boots Targets Weight Loss Market In Battle For High Street Customers

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Chemist chain Boots is gearing up for a major push into the weight loss market as it battles for high street customers, it has been reported. ...

Fat Tax Fat Lot of Good

Laura Williams | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Williams

I'm not sure about the fat tax. My concern is that it would hit those who can least afford it the hardest. Action's no doubt needed but making food even dearer in the current economic climate doesn't seem like a good - or fair - policy.