Intermittent fasting is currently one of the most talked about eating regimes, thanks in part to Dr Michael Mosley. Six years ago he published the 5.2, a diet under which you rapidly reduce your calorie intake to just 500-600 calories per day on two 'fasting' days and eat normally for the other five. It became very popular. Mosley has just published a new rapid weight loss programme, Fast 800 (Short Books, £8.99), so we caught up with him for the launch to find out how it differs to his previous plans. Part 1: 800 calories per day for at least two weeks The Fast 800 is a three-pronged attack for weight loss. In the initial stage you eat only 800 calories each day for at least two weeks (in some cases longer), he explains, depending on how much weight you want to lose. This time, alongside his book, Mosley has also created the Fast 800 digital lifestyle programme (£99), a 12-week online support plan which allows people to tailor the approach … [Read more...] about Fast 800: Dr Michael Mosley on his new rapid weight loss diet
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IT'S that time of year again, festivities are over and most of us are focusing on how to lose our Christmas bellies. But where on earth do you even start? There are so many diets out there it can be hard to know which one will work for you. Luckily the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has taken a look at some of the most popular diets around and given its verdict on whether it will work for you.What is the 5:2 diet? This diet is based on the principal of intermittent fasting, where you eat normally for five days and restrict your calorie intake for the other two. On top of losing weight, fans claim the 5:2 diet can improve lifespan and brain function, and protect against conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. But evidence on how effective the diet it is limited. One 2010 study found women placed on a 5:2 diet achieved similar levels of weight loss to women on a calorie-controlled diet, and were also less likely to develop chronic diseases such as type 2 … [Read more...] about What’s the best diet for weight loss? From paleo to Slimming World and Weight Watchers, experts reveal all
WANT to lose weight but can't seem to shift the pounds? These seemingly healthy foods could actually be making you gain weight. By Laura Mitchell/Published 5th December 2018 WEIGHT GAIN: Some diet foods can actually make you put on weight (Pic: GETTY) Trying to lose weight can be a minefield as there are so many diet options out there.To make matters even more complicated, many foods branded as "low-fat or “fat-free" could actually do more harm than good to your waistline.This is because some foods which you might think are healthy are actually packed with hidden sugar and calories. UNHEALTHY: Some shop bought smoothies are packed with sugar and calories (Pic: GETTY) Darren Beale from MuscleFood.com said: “We’ve all done it – headed for the healthy food aisles in the supermarket and come out laden with smoothies, trail mix and other tasty treats.“Look closely though and you’ll see that they can be packed with calories, sugar and fats.“There … [Read more...] about How to lose weight fast: Are these 10 ‘healthy’ diet foods secretly making you fat?
We all want to look and feel a million dollars for the Christmas party season. Yesterday, I told how I shed 12 stone and was finally able to fit into clothes I never dared dream I could wear. Today, I want to give you the tools to do the same thing, and kickstart your very own Christmas party dress diet. Losing weight is tough. There is no such thing as a quick fix or a miracle pill. But the formula is simple – burn more calories than you consume. Stick to that principle and you WILL lose weight. Everyone is bound to have little blips along the way, but don’t see that as failure and a signal to give up – just draw a line under it and move on. Here are 10 tips for staying on track, and a great eight-day kickstart diet that will tell your body you mean business. Here comes that party frock. 1. Be your own inspiration Find pictures of the dresses you want to be able to wear and stick them on your fridge, in your car, at your desk, anywhere you are tempted to give in … [Read more...] about Lisa Riley shares handy diet tips that helped her drop 12st and 10 dress sizes
THE Mono Diet has been credited for film director Kevin Smith’s incredible weight loss – but how did it help him lose 51 pounds? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 28th August 2018 GETTY Kevin Smith weight loss: How the film director lost 51 pounds with The Mono Diet Film director Kevin Smith decided to turn his life around after suffering a heart attack. Six months after the health scare, The Comic Book Men producer took to Twitter to celebrate his weight loss.The Flash director tweeted before and after pictures, and captioned it saying: “Same guy, I swear. Pic on the left was taken in 2008 at age 38 when I weighed 330.“Pic on the right was taken today, age 48, weighing 205. I look younger now that I’m older.”He also posted a full body picture, with the caption: “6 months ago yesterday, I had a heart attack. The Doctor told me to lose 50 pounds, but I have a problem doing what I’m told. So I lost 51 pounds.” … [Read more...] about Kevin Smith weight loss: How the film director lost 51 pounds with The Mono Diet