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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 21.05.2015 | 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 14.05.2015 | 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.

France's Ban On Skinny Models Isn't Enough Say Fashion Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

France's government is inching closer to imposing a ban on models deemed to be too thin, but fashion insiders think the new legislation doesn't go far...

The Real Reasons Men Find It Easier to Lose Weight

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

I know I'm not the only one who finds it frustrating that a man simply has to decide to lose weight and it drops off (or so it appears), while so many women have a constant battle with their weight - struggling to lose a few pounds, only to then end up gaining it all back!

10 Reasons Why FAT Runners Walk

Julie Creffield | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

When I first started running I used to stop and walk if I saw anyone I knew, or had to pass busy places. I would also stop and walk up hills through fear of having to stop half way anyway.

11 Things You Need to Stop Apologising for, Right This Second

Leyah Shanks | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

We've been subliminally taught to hate so many things about ourselves it's sickening. Unless we fit into a very narrow mould of what we're "supposed" to look like, we feel this unrelenting need to apologise for it. Why? What would happen if we gave it all a defiant middle finger and stopped buying into these constructed norms of what's beautiful?

These Are The Most Obese Countries In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in every four adults in the UK is obese, but how do we size up compared to the rest of the world? A new map indicates that the global ob...

How Your Weekend Lie-In Could Be Damaging Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After a tough week at work, it's tempting to turn off the alarm and lie in late at the weekend. But having a drastically different sleep pattern at...

If Obesity Is A Disability 'Big Food' Must Pay The Costs.

Rob Blakeman | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

This indefatigable siege has resulted in generations of abnormally sized families and these peddlers of this artificial garbage must be held accountable. Vast profits must be redistributed for justice to be served.

Mystery Illness Makes Woman Double In Size

SWNS | Tom Belcher | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mystery health problem caused a make-up artist became a "human waterbed" after she doubled in size in just six months. Petite Laura Pell, 34, wei...

'Tell A Friend They're Fat Day' - Life-Saving or Humiliating?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plus-size campaigners are less than impressed by a weight loss expert's suggestion that today should become national 'Warn A Friend They're Fat Day'. ...

Your Body Your Rules

Rivkie Baum | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

On the 7th of January. That is this Wednesday, midway through the worst week of the year. Self styled, weight loss expert Steve Miller has proposed a 'Warn a Friend They're Fat Day'. 'Warn', seriously Steve? Do you know a single fat person who doesn't know they are fat?

Quick Fix Diet Plans... It Is a No From Me

Rivkie Baum | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Now I don't knock Denise's weight loss. The fact that she is feeling better than she has in ages is great - but the truth is Lighter Life is possibly one of the most extreme diets out there. A meal replacement diet, that substitutes food for powdered potions at highly inflated prices is no sensible way to make lifestyle alterations.

'We Are Killing Ourselves': Britain's Obesity-Fuelled Cancer Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As many as one in four people in the UK are thought to be obese, and it seems all that extra weight is have a serious impact on the nation's health. ...

Photo Project Shows How Quick We Are To Judge Overweight Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Haley Morris-Cafiero is regularly stared at in the street due to her weight and she's taken pictures to prove it. In 2013 the photographer release...

Six Ways to Fend Off the Winter Blues

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

With the clocks going back on the 26th and the nights drawing in, leaving for work in the dark and getting back post sunset is a sure fire way to drain our energy levels and leave our mood as grey as those rainy skies. Here are some quick tips for boost your mood this autumn...

'Hey Fatty Boom Boom'

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I beg you. Don't buy the mags with the fat shaming on the front, don't click the link with Kim K's rear on it (seriously, she is tiny in real life) and don't buy a size smaller then you are in embarrassment at what the till people will think of your actual size (just me?). The sooner we stop, the sooner we all smile a bit more, and nothing is more beautiful than that.