Weight Loss

An Open Letter To My Body

Sian Ryan | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Ryan

I am sorry for all the times I have called you ugly, fat and disgusting. I am sorry for all the times I have sat on the floor of my room, crying because I felt that if you were only lighter, that only if you took up less space in the world we would be better and more liked.

Obese, Overweight, Normal, Lean Or Ripped

Ali Stewart | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Being too fat is a continuum or a scale where morbid obesity is at one end, and being completely ripped lean is at the other. This is not something new, it's just a different perspective. You could have a 60kg lean body mass consisting of muscle, bone, and organs, which, is either covered by 4kg of body fat, and you'd be classed as shredded, or, be covered by 40kg of body fat and be classed as obese. Losing body fat is often peoples main goal, and as you start to get leaner you move along the continuum from obese to ripped.

Building ‘Breaks’ Into Your Diet Could Help You Lose More Weight

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Building frequent “breaks” into your diet could help you lose more weight and keep it off for longer than attempting to cut calories, uninterrupte...

More People Need To Know That Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed, Say Experts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Not enough people know that Type 2 diabetes may be reversed through weight loss, experts have suggested. Researchers from the University of Glasgow an...

Weight Loss - The Fundamentals

Andy Pilides | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Pilides

Weight loss is a typical topic on many of my clients' agendas. Over the past decade of looking after clients from all walks of life, the majority all arrive with a similar problem and that is the struggle to lose weight. Everyone has tried some sort of diet, method or trend and many if not all, have seen some great success.

Best Plan For Weight Loss Is 'Tortoise And Hare' Approach Rather Than Crash Dieting, Research Suggests

PA | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A “tortoise and the hare” approach to weight loss is most likely to succeed in the race to slim, research has shown. As in the well known Aesop’...

Summer Health Trends - Fashionable Fads Or Sustainable Solutions?

Rick Miller | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?

Man Celebrates Having First Bath In 20 Years After Losing An Incredible 14 Stone

Fortitude Press | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man who weighed 33 stone has been able to bath for the first time in 20 years, after losing an incredible 14 stone. Charles Pask, 37, had to wear 8X...

Why Aren't You Getting Gains?....

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

What I mean by this is, if your training program is progressive, and hits most major body parts frequently enough, it will do the job. The real reason you're not seeing progress is that you just don't train hard enough. You are not stressing your muscles enough to 'need' to grow.

The One Thing You Should Avoid Drinking With Your High Protein Meals

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sugary drinks and high protein meals make a highly unhealthy combination, new research suggests. Consuming the two together impairs energy balance and...

Want Bigger Arms?

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Most people tend to cheat and swing through the back and shoulders in order to move too much weight, and by doing so, you fail to engage the arms fully. Take your time in each rep, use a full range of movement and finish each lift by contracting hard against the weight at the peak of your lift. Try to avoid your arms losing tension at either the top or bottom range.

Why The Number On The Scale Does Not Reflect Your Self Worth

Jessica Sepel | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Sepel

This is the issue. If you weigh yourself and do not like the number you see, you feel less motivated to make healthy choices. Often this causes people to panic, self-berate and emotionally overeat. This toxic cycle of bingeing and restriction causes people to have a very unhealthy relationship with food and their bodies.

I Can't Exercise Because My Back Hurts...

Ali Stewart | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

How can we stop this craziness and go back to squatting 200kg for reps I hear you ask... Simple sit less! ha ha, well not so stupid... but, there are also a few things that can help get you back to having a healthy spine.

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.

A Diet Rich With This Type Of Fat Could Help You Feel Fuller For Longer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re looking to curb hunger and lose weight, eating hummus may not be such a bad idea. Research has found that eating foods containing polyunsa...

How Switching To A Vegetarian Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Improve Your Health

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Switching to a vegetarian diet could have a whole host of health benefits, including weight loss, new research suggests. People who go vegetarian not ...

Does A Domino's Dip Destroy Weight Loss?

Paul Standell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Maybe this explains why you've not been losing weight when you've been so damn good most of the week. Don't worry, you're not the only one. It's just that most of us have no idea how many calories are in the things we eat, even the innocuous ones like dips and sauces.

Why You Shouldn't Train Like An Athlete

Paul Standell | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Standell

Now I know you've read all about what Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis do in their training sessions but I'm here to tell you that what they do has next to nothing to do with what you, my good office worker friend need to be doing in your training sessions.

Myth Or Fact? Eating Fat Makes You Fat (And Other Nutritional Beliefs)

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

It's not uncommon to hear completely opposing facts about nutrition. One person might say carbs are evil while another person says they're a necessary energy source. With such conflicting information, it can become increasingly difficult to make sense of this well-meaning advice. Let's debunk a few of the most common nutrition myths.

How Much Protein?

Ali Stewart | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

In order to function as animals we must consume some protein. Proteins literally are the building blocks needed for all physical parts of our bodies. This ranges from skin, hair, nails, nerves, enzymes, antibodies, blood, muscle....everything.

Why The Fasting Diet Works For Me

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

Feel free to scoff (no pun intended) and tell me your diet is better/easier to follow/has quicker results etc, that's great, if it works for you. My point is this: it doesn't matter what the studies say, or that the Daily Mail is slating your choice of weight loss plan this week, what matters ultimately (and all the experts agree on this) is the best weight loss plan is the one you can stick at.

21 Essential Questions To Ask A Hypnotherapist Before You Hire Them

Steve Miller | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Whilst I am all for the free market it often drives me to talk to people considering Hypnotherapy given the sensitive nature of any type of therapy.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part Two

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

As you can see there is nothing glamorous about getting super lean, it isn't even that complicated and I promise this is what I actually do and what my clients will do. It is all about your start point, pure determination, and consistency.

Why Desk Lunches Could Be Seriously Scuppering Your Weight Loss Goals

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Not having lunch at your desk and switching off the TV while eating could be the key to losing weight, new research suggests. A new study on the effec...

Swallowable Balloon Helps Obese Patients Lose Over Two Stone In 16 Weeks

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A swallowable balloon could help tackle obesity by making people feel full so they eat less, according to new research. A study found that the Elipse...