While exercise and healthy eating are the best routes to getting the body you want, sometimes we could all do with a helping hand, especially when a special event is on the cards. To look and feel your best with minimal effort, check out these tips for faking a slimmer figure.
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.
As Britain's straight talking weight loss motivator and TV presenter you may not be surprised that I have some razor sharp words for fat Americans who seem to enjoy the sofa feeding their backside.
How do we navigate the sea of sugar laden beverages? The coffee shops with treats right under our noses, laid out like candy encrusted ornaments? There is no magic pill or diet book that is going to swoop in and save us all - we must devise a multi-pronged approach for long lasting success.
Maintaining a stable blood sugar level is one of the keys to success when embarking on a weight loss journey, as this is what can trigger cravings, increase your appetite, and leave you feeling extremely fatigued.
Whether you want to lose weight, improve your health, lose your flabby belly or all of the above, there are some really simple daily steps that anyone can do to help you on your way...
Often, when we workout, our bodies become accustomed and familiar with the same old exercises that we do week in, week out. From experience, the best results have come to those clients who are prepared to push the limits with intensity and are not afraid of trying something new.
Do you ever find yourself thinking that exercise is sometimes 'lonely' or 'boring'? Maybe you want to get fit but just need something a little more vibrant and sociable than running to motivate you.
What's the first bad bad habit that springs to your mind? Smoking, biting your nails, what about not cleaning your teeth twice a day? "Successful change comes from a real understanding of people, their habits and their motivations.''
I've proven my point that weighing yourself can be both bad for your self esteem and more importantly an inaccurate measure of body fat. So here is my one man crusade against Weight Watchers and their weapon of choice the weighing scales.
The paradox of long-term weight loss is that going faster and pushing harder don't work. As difficult as it may be for the success-oriented high achiever, the answer is to do the opposite. Slow down and take it easy.
I have been going on a bit about this lately in other writing, but I am loving it so much, that writing about it is a must. Riding on a cold crisp mor...
Lifting weights in the gym can understandably be a massive put off, with big guys dominating the area. I also believe that the main reason many women avoid weight training is that they are scared of getting the "body-builder' look. I know many women who say "I don't want to lift weights because I don't want to get big and bulky." This is a myth.
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.
We spoke to professional surfer Tehillah McGuinness who is helping girls and women improve their surfing skills and build their confidence, while learning about the importance of staying healthy and active.
So, when it comes to protecting our health, which foods do we need to cut out or even eliminate? If saturated fat isn't the villain in our diets, what is? The editorial goes on to suggest that sugar and carbohydrates could be the key suspects.