For years, we’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, providing the energy you need to power through the morning’s tasks – so it seems particularly counter-intuitive, not to mention miserable, to skip it on a day when you’re heading to the gym.But fasting has been one of the most talked-about diet and nutrition trends over the past year, thanks in part to the rise of intermittent fasting (IF) – the theory that suggests you can shed weight by switching between periods of eating and going without.Now, a new school of thought suggests it’s not just your waistline that could benefit from eating at strategic times, with some experts claiming that training on an empty stomach could also help to enhance your gym performance.The idea is simple: Skip the overnight oats and hit the treadmill on an empty stomach. But does it work, is it safe, and should you try it? We put it to four personal trainers to explain…What’s the … [Read more...] about Fasted workouts: What are they and are they good for losing weight?
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Whether you’ve got a big event coming coming up, are desperate to fit back into an ‘old trusty’ item of clothing or you’re simply concerned about your health, one of the biggest questions diet and fitness experts get asked is: ‘How can I lose weight quickly?’Making sensible and healthy lifestyle changes over a long period of time is, of course, the best way to lose weight and keep it off in the long-term, but what if you’re deadline isn’t so relaxed?Losing weight safely, in a short period of time, can be tricky business. After all, being healthy is about far more than simply slashing calories – there’s no point dropping weight quickly if your diet is seriously lacking in nutrients, or you’re drastically overdoing it in the gym. But is there a middle-ground?We asked some leading nutritionists, personal trainers and health experts to hit us up with their number one tip for losing weight quickly and effectively…1. Say … [Read more...] about How to lose weight fast: 6 experts reveal their top tips
Summer time means we tend to think more about how we're going to achieve our fabled beach bodies. And many of us will be looking for a quick fix with a holiday on the horizon. But fad diets are not guaranteed to work - and may not be healthy in the long run. So what can we do to hit our health goals, slim down and feel fitter? Thanks to the Liverpool Echo, here are the best things to do to lose weight in a healthy way - according to NHS experts: Drink more water and less alcohol Drinking more water throughout the day can help you stop eating extra calories. That's because many people think they are hungry when they are actually just thirsty. Alcohol also contains far more calories than many people realise, including wine and spirits. Two glasses of wine have about the same calories as a burger - and you would need to run for half an hour to burn it off. Eat these high-fibre foods Try to eat more high-fibre foods, as they help you to stay feeling full. You can find fibre in fruit and … [Read more...] about NHS experts reveal 7 tips for losing weight quickly
In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged “baby-food diet,” to absurdly unaffordable, such as the $200 “moon dust”-infused smoothie that Gwyneth Paltrow drinks, many people don't believe there's a single best diet for your health. But a growing body of research suggests that a meal plan focusing on vegetables, protein, and healthy fats has key benefits for losing weight, keeping your mind sharp, and protecting your heart and brain as you age. This type of eating regimen is called by many names and comes in many different iterations, from “plant-based” to “Mediterranean.” Some people on the diet eat eggs and dairy, meat and fish, or all of the above; others are vegetarian and abstain from meat and animal products altogether. A Mediterranean diet is much cheaper than the 'moon dust-infused' smoothies Gwyneth Paltrow drinks to stay healthy (Getty Images) At their … [Read more...] about Mediterranean diet helps you lose weight and prevents ageing of heart and brain, research says
BEEFY Operation Transformation leader David Cryan says his tiny daughter is giving him the push he needs to get fit and healthy.The Community Sergeant, who is based in the Bridewell Garda Station in Dublin city centre, is one of five leaders taking on the RTE weight loss challenge.Over the next eight weeks, the 38-year-old Roscommon native will be overhauling his diet under the guidance of the show’s panel of food and fitness experts.And he told how his daughter Zoe, who was born prematurely at 24 weeks weighing just 540 grams, is inspiring him to get back in shape.He said: “Zoe is an amazing little girl. My wife Siobhan was brought into hospital at 18 weeks and we were preparing for a miscarriage.“Zoe was born at 24 weeks and she spent almost the first year of her life in hospital.“She’s totally peg-fed and she can’t swallow but she’s fighting hard all the time.“She’s getting way more active now — she’s a little … [Read more...] about Dublin cop and dad-of-two David Cryan is inspired to take up Operation Transformation challenge and lose weight by his premature daughter Zoe, born at 24 weeks