WHEN it comes to weight loss or maintenance, we often focus all our attention on which kinds of food we want to consume. But increasingly experts seem to think that when we eat matters just as much as what we eat. Whether it's intermittent fasting, carb cycling or keto-fasting (steering clear of carbs until after midday), many wellness trends now revolve around timing. Experts are now claiming that "chrononutrition" might be the key to burning body fat effectively and reducing our risk of chronic diseases.But what is it and how do you do it? Chrononutrition is the theory that our body clocks regulate our metabolism as well as our sleep. When we eat something in the morning, we put on less weight and we're less at risk of things like inflammation and diabetes than we are when we eat at night. It goes back to the old fashioned principle that we should "breakfast like kings, lunch like princes and dine like paupers" - having your biggest meals early on and reducing our intake as we go on … [Read more...] about Eat 75% of your day’s calories BEFORE 2pm ‘to lose weight faster’
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If you happen to catch tonight’s episode How To Lose Weight Well on Channel 4 this evening, you might be left wondering about the McDonald’s diet.In the second episode of the series, one hopeful dieter tries the controversial diet for four weeks, pitting himself in a weight loss competition against his best friend, who follows a superfoods diet.Although the dieter following the McDonald’s plan loses less weight and a £200 bet made, he still manages to shave off an impressive eight kilos in just four weeks.But what does the diet actually involve and is it really a good option?What is the McDonald’s Diet?It might bring back memories of Super Size Me, the 2004 documentary that saw filmmaker Morgan Spurlock gain 11 kilos in a month after eating solely fast food form McDonald’s, but this diet doesn’t entail eating Big Mac after Big Mac.Instead, you limit yourself to lighter options on the menu like salads.The diet came from a book called The … [Read more...] about What is the McDonald’s diet featured on How To Lose Weight Well – and is it safe?
WORKING your butt off yet still not losing any weight? You’re not alone and despite everyone’s best efforts sometimes the weight-loss journey can come to an almighty STOP. But small lifestyle changes that you can make now could help you shift some of your unwanted Christmas weight. Nutritional director Rick Hay reveals five reasons you might not be losing weight, and you may just be surprised.1. Your morning coffee Does it seem unlikely that you could ever get by without your must-have morning coffee? You might need to re-think how many cups of coffee you are having a day. Cutting down on coffee could actually help you reverse the direction of that dial on the bathroom scales. "Coffee is a nervous system stimulant," Rick said. "Amongst its many effects on the body, coffee can accelerate the pace of various body functions and, in so doing, our blood sugar levels drop to generate the energy necessary for such functions." You may think that means coffee can help you burn … [Read more...] about 5 surprising reasons you CAN’T lose weight – from too much exercise to fizzy water
EVER wondered how many calories you can burn by swimming? Here's how taking a dip in the pool could see you torch 900 calories in 60 minutes. By Sophie Roberts/Published 3rd December 2018 OH MY BOD: Here's how to burn 900 calories in an hour (Pic: GETTY) Looking to tone up for Christmas party season?Instead of waiting to make a New Year’s Resolution, you should consider taking up a new activity.Swimming is one of Britain’s favourite activities as it helps to burn fat and get your endorphins pumping.Decathlon estimates that 53% of female gym-goers practice their breast stroke on a regular basis.So how many calories does swimming burn? Related Articles How to lose weight: Seven food swaps to boost your protein intake World's FATTEST teenager loses 15st in seven months – you won't believe what he looks like How to burn belly fat WITHOUT exercising: Cook with this ingredient Harvard Medical School reveals that swimming can torch up to 900 calories in an hour.A 13st … [Read more...] about How to lose weight FAST: This sport burns 900 calories in 60 minutes
LEMON water is often hailed as the perfect way to start the day. Jennifer Aniston. Hilary Duff. Christie Brinkley - they're all supposed to massive fans of drinking a daily dose of lemon water. But what exactly does it do, and can it really help us to lose body fat?What exactly is lemon water? It's exactly what it says on the tin - it's hot water with lemon juice added in. There are no rules about how much lemon juice you add; you can slice up a bit of fruit and add it in or squeeze an entire lemon. Some people add the rind too. It's great for the skin Lemon water contains a load of vitamins Celebs and other wellness freaks drink it because it's supposed to lift your mood, energy levels, improve your immune system and your metabolism - helping you lose weight. Half a lemon contains 25 per cent of your recommended daily intake of the vitamin - which can help improve cardiovascular and eye health, as well as reducing our risk of things like stroke and cancer. Dr Sarah Brewer told The … [Read more...] about Drinking THIS before breakfast really can help you lose weight – and it helps banish spots too