Lauren Goodger, like Instagram influencers the world over, is posting sponsored posts about a weight loss programme. In Lauren’s case, it’s Skinny Coffee Club, a weight loss plan based around a coffee drink that promises to decrease hunger, increase metabolism, motivate and energise while it enhances stamina and fitness. And according to Lauren, it works: “…it’s my third week of Skinny Coffee Club’s Super Skinny Bundle and I’ve lost another 3lbs! So that’s 12lbs in 3 weeks!!” For reference, according to the US CDC, evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Lauren is convinced though: “My body is really starting to change now, my clothes feel baggier and all my mates have noticed the difference. I really tried my best with the eating and exercise program and it’s really starting to show! It’s honestly SO easy to do, it … [Read more...] about Lauren Goodger praises ‘weight loss coffee’ as she drops 12 pounds in 3 weeks
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LONG-suffering passengers now face paying up to £280 MORE a year for their train tickets due to the rip-off rail rate hike. Today, the Rail Delivery Group, the body that represents all UK train operators, announced that fares are to rise by 3.1 per cent in January. The price hike will affect regulated fares, which includes annual season tickets, some off-peak return tickets and flexible anytime tickets around major cities. This means that long-distance commuters now face paying almost £300 more over the year just to get to work on the train, according to research by CommuterClub. Passengers travelling between Swindon and Paddington will see their bills go up the most, from £8,740 to £9,020 a year. Customers using the train between Bournemouth and London Waterloo face a £215 hike, from £6,732 to £6,947. And it's not just long-distance commuters who will feel the pinch. People travelling between Northampton and London Euston face forking out … [Read more...] about Train passengers face paying up to £280 extra a year due to 3.1 per cent rail fare hikes
Universal Credit is leaving women, particularly single mums, thousands of pounds out of pocket. Lone parents, 90 percent of whom are women, are losing between £800 to £2,000 per year at least due to the Tories' cruel scheme. Research shows 3.2million families will be down £48 per week as the scheme is expanded throughout the country. Families have told of how they've been left with just 74p to live on while a little nine-year-old girl phoned a charity looking for work after her dad lost his job and was left penniless as he waited for his first payment. Women in abusive or controlling relationships are also at an increased risk as the scheme could allow abusers to cut off their access to cash, making them financially dependent. Have you been affected by Universal Credit? Email [email protected] Single parents Lone parents, 90 per cent of whom are women, lose out the most when moving from tax credits to Universal Credit thanks to cuts in the system. Universal … [Read more...] about Universal Credit hits women hardest as single mums lose thousands every year
When it comes to losing weight it seems to be all about diet and exercise.It's obvious that exercise is key to any weight loss regimes as it helps you burn calories and more calories burned means a greater weight loss. But what if you hate exercise? According to nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear, no: "Contrary to the popular notion that we need to exercise to lose weight it’s simply not true." Plenty of studies have backed up Ravenshear’s opinion. Last year, a study published in Current Biology found that while exercise is important for your overall health, it shouldn’t be the only focus for weight loss. In fact, tweaking your diet can be more beneficial to not only losing the weight, but keeping it off. Generally, weight loss is 75 per cent diet and 25 percent exercise. That’s not to say you have to radically switch up what you eat overnight. “Cutting down on carbohydrates and drinking lots of water, which will take the edge off hunger and … [Read more...] about Can you lose weight without exercise?
A controversial competition is offering a member of the public the chance to earn £10,000 if they agree to put on five stone and lose it again in six months. The company behind the scheme plans to set the person up with a personal trainer to lose the weight in order 'to demonstrate that losing a considerable amount of weight can be done in a short time frame.' But the competition has been criticised by doctors and nutritionists, who say that contestants taking part could be putting their health at risk. A controversial competition is offering a member of the public the chance to earn £10,000 if they agree to put on five stone and lose it again in six months (Pictured: The Bark advert) It is being run by website Bark.com, which connects customers with local service professionals. The chosen person will be required to put on five stone in three months then lose it in the same amount of time. The person chosen will be required to eat an extra 3,500 calories a … [Read more...] about Would YOU put on FIVE stone and lose it in six months for £10,000?