TENNIS ace and mum-of-one Serena Williams has spoken out about how breastfeeding led her to GAIN weight. While new mums are told breastfeeding burns calories and aids weight loss, the seven-time Wimbledon champ revealed she put on weight despite being on a strict vegan diet and working out. At a press conference to mark her return to Wimbledon, the athlete revealed she dropped 10lbs immediately after she stopped breastfeeding six months after the birth of her daughter, last September. "I was vegan. I didn't eat sugar. I literally have my chef total vegan. "Not French fry-eating vegan. Totally eating completely healthy. "I wasn't at the weight that I would have been had I not [been breastfeeding]. "For my body, it didn't work." Serena said she stopped nursing Alexis Olympia when her team recommended she do so to help her get back in shape. “It was interesting because all these articles, over pop culture, you hear when you breastfeed you lose weight, you’re so thin,” … [Read more...] about The hidden reason why women DON’T lose weight by breastfeeding… and it could be what made Serena Williams struggle
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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?
Motorists and pedestrians face another month of misery after it was confirmed the Kirkgate roadworks were running behind schedule. The £5.5 million project, which has seen huge alterations to the roads and walkways around the Kirkgate roundabout, was supposed to have been completed by yesterday, May 31.However, there are still parts incomplete with cones still in place on the roads and restricted access to pathways.Wakefield Council says the completion target date will now be June 30.Neil Rodgers, Wakefield Council’s service director for planning, transportation and highways, said: “Work by utility companies has caused a slight delay but we are now in the final stages with the road surfacing expected to be finished by the end of next week. Then some works needs to be completed to walls, pavements and road markings. “On June 11, the new traffic lights at Chantry House roundabout are expected to be switched on.“Inevitably a major project like this does cause … [Read more...] about Kirkgate roadworks now a month behind schedule
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 10:41 25 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:52 25 January 2018 Peter Sharkey It's time to get saving. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Melpomenem Early morning locker room banter can be very funny – and a little too ripe to repeat here, though frankly, I look forward to the mix of “did you hear the one about the bloke who goes into a bar with his giraffe…”, or listening to the opinions on last night’s match, all rather more forthright than you ever hear on TV. Peter Sharkey This has nothing to do with a need to satisfy an uncontrollable urge to hear iffy jokes or consider the collective judgement on an overpaid centre forward deemed ‘tired’ after playing football three times in a week, however. It’s just that I go swimming for an hour each morning, after which I dive in the sauna for ten minutes before showering and getting dressed, a well-established routine which ensures I’m at my desk by 9.15am. A recent … [Read more...] about Millennials need to save for later in life or face relative poverty in retirement
A MODEL has lost her left leg to toxic shock syndrome caused by a tampon – five years after her right leg was amputated.Lauren Wasser, 29, revealed on Instagram she had a successful op to remove her remaining leg, below the knee, over the weekend.Lauren lost her right leg in 2012 after suffering a near-fatal bout of the potentially deadly infection – having first mistaken her symptoms for flu.She suffered a heart attack, her kidneys failed and gangrene set in, leaving doctors with no choice but to amputate her right leg and some toes on her left foot, to save her life.The model and activist has spoken out about her ordeal to warn others of the dangers of using tampons.Her partner Jennifer Rovero, updated followers throughout Lauren’s op, posting on Instagram: “Guys, she’s in recovery. She’s out. Doctor called and said everything went well.”Speaking to InStyle, ahead of her recent op, Lauren said: “My left foot has an open ulcer, no heel, … [Read more...] about Model loses her second leg after ‘flu’ turned out to be toxic shock syndrome