It is difficult to deny the current problem of obesity in the United Kingdom- a situation which displays only a bleaker forecast
There's a devastating epidemic spreading across the world that is being ignored by world leaders. One that, since the 1980s
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.
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.
Once half-term's over it really feels like Summer's here so naturally you'll want to lose a few pounds for your holiday. So will you be doing what you've always done and go on a diet? If so, you're making a big mistake - because diets are just a short-term fix that are almost always doomed to fail.
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.
As a dietitian, the challenge is to educate people on healthier food choices, activity and lifestyle changes. Doing this in clinic on a one to one basis is excellent and, provided you have enough time, you can really drill down and identify the changes that need to be made.
In the UK and like many countries around the world there is an ongoing rise in diabetes and obesity rates. Diabetes has risen by approximately 60% in the last 10 years and obesity stats indicate over 64% of adults are overweight or obese. Having worked in the health industry for several years there seems to be several common themes I have noticed...
A video of a self-titled "fitness motivator" ranting about obesity has gone viral, after he labelled overweight people "utterly
With UK obesity levels spiralling northwards the diet industry continues to boom. But for many the thought of a rigid diet brings nothing but doom and gloom given that most are straight jacket in nature.