Weight Loss Tips

New Year, Old FAT Me!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.

Is Your Diet Ageing Your Face? 5 Tips For Weight Loss That Won't Age Your Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

New Year, New You? Have you started the year focused on changing how you look this year? What if the diet you've started is actually going to make you...

Six Reasons Why You're Just Not Losing Weight

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

This time of year is filled with the best intentions, and the best marketing for some of the most ridiculous diets around. Calorie this and low fat th...

Going On A Health Kick This January? Here's What's Really Happening

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Dieting is bad for you and there's solid science to back that up. But when you've pretty much spent your whole life on a diet it's tough to break the habit. Learning how to recognise diet culture (in all it's subtle guises) will help.

Want To Lose Weight In 2017 - Then Stop Exercising

Jason O'Callaghan | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jason O'Callaghan

Do you know how long it takes you to burn off a snickers bar? Or a packet of crisps? Or a fish and chips? Or a glass of wine? Well let me tell you. ...

Slow Basal Metabolism And Fat Loss - What's The Skinny?

Alex Ritson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ritson

To sustain the status of your body composition, the number of calories ingested must be equal to those expended. This is an irrefutable truism in nutritional science. Your metabolic rate relates directly to how you expend calories, and this comprises three key drivers:

Good Girls Drink Kale - Society's Dangerous Acceptance Of The Anorexic Mindset

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

One of the many reasons I struggle to eat is because of the guilt I feel about it. When I am eating I feel like I am committing a crime, my mind is te...

Five Healthy Ways You Can Increase Your Calorie Expenditure

Dr Wayne Osborne | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wayne Osborne

The health and fitness industry is awash with branded diets and exercise programmes, and has been for decades. And it's a lucrative industry for gurus and sponsors alike, mostly perhaps because no two people are the same. People attempting to lose weight will invariably need to try more than one way of doing so, as there's no single programme which works for all.

Healthy Eating: An Easy Guide To Portion Control

Emer Delaney | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!

When It Comes to Diets, One Size Does Not Fit All

Victoria Wills | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

Ever bought a 'one size fits all' hat, only for it to either cut-off the blood supply to your skull or disappear into the air at the first sign of a stiff breeze? Annoying, isn't it.

What I Learnt From Doing a Bikini Competition Before I Was 'Ready'

Jane Borthen | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Borthen

I am going to eat more fruits and vegetables, still exercise, but it's time to shift my focus. I was put here for a reason and for me it's about serving in a way that feels authentic. I am going to go with the flow more, focus on what's important and for me that feels like a summer of camp fires, belly laughs and beaches.

Easy Life Hacks to Think Your Way Slim

Victoria Wills | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.

Three Habits You Absolutely Need for Summer

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

It's easier to be out of shape in winter, with all those layers to hide under. But once the warmer weather is here, being in less-than-peak form gets harder to ignore - particularly if we're carrying a few (or more) extra pounds. Just the wake-up call we need for a mind and body turn-around.

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Victoria Wills | Posted 16.05.2016 | 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.

Weight Loss Happens In Your Head, Not Your Stomach

Victoria Wills | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

The word 'diet' sends a shiver of misery down most spines. I know this because I spent many years locked in a cycle of diet, binge, diet, binge, which in turn led to feelings of guilt and made a serious dent in my self-esteem.

Three Things That Keep You From Your Health and Weight Loss Goals!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

If the change of season has put a spring in your step, you may already be motivated to get healthy and energised for summer - only to get frustrated and give up after the first couple of weeks! Here are three mistakes to avoid when setting up your health and weight loss goals.

Online Personal Training... Does It Work?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The internet has provided a number of ways in which people can improve their life and this is very true for health and fitness. These are just some of the benefits that will come from using online coaching to improve your standard of fitness.

Seven Weight Loss Myths That Could Be Holding You Back

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

When you feel like you're doing all the right things, it's frustrating not to see the results of your labour when you step on the scales. Here are seven weight loss myths that could be holding you back...

The Real Reason We Eat So Much Junk Food

Joe Sexton | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Sexton

While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.

Why Eating Less Won't Help You Lose Weight in the Long Run

Sean Lerwill | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sean Lerwill

How many people do you know who starve themselves with the aim of lowering their body fat, losing weight or 'toning' up? You may have even tried it yourself. You probably found it worked at first, but soon tailed off. What did you do? Probably what most people do in that situation; lower the amount of food you eat again.

Escape the 'Quit And Start Over' Cycle Now

Natalie Roberts | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

We've all been there. You start with good intentions, get sidetracked, then give up. But it's all good because you intend to start fresh on Monday, right? If you really want to achieve your goals then it's time you quit starting over.

Keep Your Fitness Resolutions in 2016

Sarah Maxwell | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Maxwell

You don't need a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment - just taking ten minutes to fit some simple exercises into your daily routine can make all the difference. In fact, setting realistic goals that don't take up too much time or money is the best way to keep motivated and make sure you stay on track.

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.

Too Scared to Go to the Gym? Don't Let Gym Fear Ruin Your Health

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

This is really about those who want to exercise and aren't confident enough to step foot in the gym or just plain don't like the large rooms packed with people heaving and sweating. This is not a problem; there are lots of workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home, where the only heavy breathing you'll hear is your own.

What Would You Swap Your Health For?

Louise Parker | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Parker

When asked, most of us would say that being healthy is a top priority. In a survey of 100 people that I have just made up for this article, 87% of peo...