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The Double Edged Sword of Weight Loss

Laura Maisey | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Losing weight as a consequence of becoming a runner is no great surprise. It's the stuff of women's magazines everywhere. That doesn't mean, however, that when it happens to you, you are familiar with the effects this will have.

Me Vs Beauty Standards

Ashleigh Mitchell | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Mitchell

When I was smaller I was still insecure, things didn't come easier to me and I was told I was too skinny. In fact I was miserable but yet I keep thinking that something magical will come of losing weight, like all my shit would suddenly be together because I was skinny.

Why It Is Physically Impossible to 'Look Anorexic'

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

The weight or size of a person will never tell you how ill or how well someone is with an eating disorder... The myth that eating disorders can be seen or measured is a dangerous, stigma inducing and potentially fatal story that needs to stop being told.

Are YOU a 'Real' Woman?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Are YOU a real woman? I can't tell if I'm honest. The glut of content I've read (note - I mean had shoved in my face by ALL THE MEDIA) is shall we say, 'conflicted' on the topic.

The A4 Waist Challenge - Have We Reached the Ultimate Low in Our Obsession With Appearance?

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The A4 challenge is paper thin, and will leave young girls feeling despondent, depressed and disgruntled this week as super skinny photos whizz are around the web. How many of them will turn to diet pills, excessive sport, bulimia even?

Study Finds Short Men And Overweight Women Earn Less

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women who are overweight and men who are short are more likely to earn less than their tall and slim co-workers, experts have said. Research sugges...

Seven Reasons You're Bloated (And What to Do About It)

James Haskell | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You don't need us to tell you how bad it feels when you're bloated after a meal. You're enjoying your food, minding your own business when BAM! A food baby grows in your belly, usually accompanied by strange sounding noises and abdominal discomfort. We've all been there, and know exactly how uncomfortable (and unattractive) it is.

10 Easy(ish) Ways to Start Running

Julie Creffield | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Let's go back to basics and simply review the very best ways to begin your running journey with suggestions for how to actually start...none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right?

Woman's Essay For Those Who Think She Has No Sex Life Because She's 'Fat'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has written a powerful rant hitting back at those who think they have the right to judge her (and her relationship with her husband) because s...

How to Love Your Body

Alison Paton | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Paton

Every new year we set resolutions that instantly set us up for a fall. To lose weight, to get better skin, to find someone who will love us unconditionally. Well, why not make this the year you do things a bit differently?

Stop Telling Women They Can't Be Fat and Fit

Julie Creffield | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Weight gain and the inability to lose weight easily happens also for a range of complex reasons. Telling fat women that take regular exercise that they are doing this in vain, is nasty and vindictive and in my opinion dangerous.

What Would You Swap Your Health For?

Louise Parker | Posted 21.10.2015 | 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...

Stop Asking Me How I Stay So Skinny

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I've learned to accept my straight up straight down figure. Yes, I'd quite like to have bigger boobs, but only in the same way I'd like to have a mansion with a tennis court. My mum is skinny. My nan is really skinny. Inevitably, I'm always going to be a bit on the skinny side.

Childhood Obesity - a Problem of Epic Proportions

Fiona Smith | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Fiona Smith

Childhood obesity is a problem we all know about but it's the size of the problem that we have yet to fully understand, and the magnitude of the danger it poses to our children and their long term health as adults.

Blogger's Important Message For Those Saying You Can't Be Plus-Size And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plus-size blogger Lucie Maniscalchi has an important message to share with those who believe size and health come hand-in-hand. The 27-year-old wri...

Four Facts That Might Change Your Views on Sugar

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

As a public health professional I need to help change people's attitudes to sugar. Because if as a country we don't address our love of sweet food and drink, obesity levels will keep rising and the human and financial cost of ill health will also keep rising.

Why Men Don't Fancy Big Women ... But Should

Katy Horwood | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Sad to say that, the vast majority of men who I spoke to who were single and ready to date, refused to date 'fat girls'. Some disguised it as 'preferring girls to be fit' or 'wanting them to be in proportion' but we all knows what that means - find me skinny.

The Truth About Obesity

Mike Lean | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Lean

Medical consequences of obesity, accumulating gradually, mostly over the age of 40, affect every organ system of the body, precipitating and aggravating chronic illnesses (the most devastating being diabetes), CHD and several major cancers. More importantly for obese people, it leads to physical disabilities - breathlessness, asthma, fatigue, arthritis, back pain. Once obese, people commonly experience feelings of shame, self-reproach and inadequacy. Thus depression and anxiety compound the ill.

How Feeling Tired Could Make You Put On Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you find yourself over-eating, it may be your sleeping habits that are to blame. According to new analysis of the links between diet and sleep, ...

Fat Is Just a Word

Jamie Khoo | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

We've become terrified of the word fat, not for what it actually means but for all it implies. To be fat is no longer just about having more fat cells, a purely physical thing. It's also an indication that we're unhealthy, lazy, greedy, burdensome or lacking restraint and discipline.

Is Protein the Secret to Successful Weight Loss?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Let's face it, when it comes to weight-loss we're always on the lookout for the latest food group to celebrate or villainise. We've been through almost every food group, labelling each one as either a health saviour, or evil villain...

Why Every Little Counts When it Comes to Weight Loss

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that feeling, when at first you lose a few pounds and then your weight loss plateaus, or simply doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. It can be disheartening, and make you feel as though that goal is unattainable. But, the truth is that even a modest weight loss can have an impact on our health and here's why...

I Got My Arms Out And No One Died!

Debz Aiken | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

You know what... I have worn sleeveless dresses and got my fat arms out on very many occasions, and you know what - the world kept turning!!! Me wearing a dress didn't cause any big problems, no one died and my day panned out much the same.

Carbs: What Is the Difference Between Good Carbs and Bad Carbs!?

Amanda Byram | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amanda Byram

In this video I talk about a very popular and sometimes confusing topic. CARBS! I explain the difference between simple and complex carbs aka fast and slow. I also explains the do's and don'ts of adding this vital nutrient into your diet and why TOWIES 'No carbs before Marbs' motto is NOT the long term answer to your best body.

Why We Need to Stop Ignoring Childhood Obesity

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

It is hard to give a good example to our kids when our own eating behaviour and body image have been skewed by years of yo-yo-dieting, misleading health advice and media pressure. If we develop a better relationship with healthy eating and exercise, then not only will our own bodies benefit, but our children will have a great example that they can learn from.