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
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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
YOU'RE doing everything right - exercising, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy - and yet you're still not losing weight. Or worse, you've gained weight. You might think it's down to the chocolate cake incident that shall never be spoke of again, but actually it could be down to the foods you eat every day. Some of those healthy foods you've been snacking on may be laced with hidden sugars and additives. If that's not the case, maybe you are eating more of it than you should because you think it's harmless. Actually, what all of this is doing is helping you put on weight. Here's 10 healthy foods that might not be so good... 1. Rice cakes Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but your go to afternoon snack might not be your friend. "Rice cakes are often thought of as a low fat, gluten free health food," nutritionist Cassandra Barns said. "However, most rice cakes are made from white refined rice, leaving them with a glycaemic index close to 91 (pure glucose has a rating of 100). … [Read more...] about From rice cakes to fruit yoghurt… 10 ‘healthy’ foods that may be piling on the pounds
Would you try the ‘gastric band in a glass’? From Demi Rose to Chloe Ferry, Celebland has gone gaga for Skinny Sprinkles. Writer Becky Barclay, 35, gives it a go. Being a 5ft 1in, size-14 mum of two skimming 11st on the scales, I’m not exactly the target audience of the latest celeb diet supplement. And the one on everyone’s lips at the moment is Skinny Sprinkles, a sachet of powder that you drink before each meal that Lateysha Grace from The Valleys likened to “a gastric band in a glass”. With other fans including Geordie Shore’s Chloe Ferry, TOWIE’s Billi Mucklow and model Demi Rose, I’m about to discover whether it’s a case of hot air and endless PT sessions (as I imagine), or if you really can lose 1st in just eight weeks. Here goes… Week 1 The instructions are simple: mix one sachet with water, drink half an hour before each meal, then “let Skinny Sprinkles do the rest”. As a daily dose contains 150mg … [Read more...] about We try Skinny Sprinkles — the diet supplement loved by celebs on Instagram