A woman has impressed millions after revealing her dramatic weight loss transformation as she shredded her tum and gained a ‘peachy’ bum in the process. Sophia Ashmore decided to hit the gym to transform her figure and lost four stone in just seven months. She looks that different, some people can’t quite get over her change in appearance and so trolls have accused her of using photoshop. READ MORE: 'I spent years hiding body – but now could cry about how good I look in bikini' But, Sophia was certain that snap editing was not the case for her as she embraced her new hourglass figure. In a TikTok clip that has racked up 2.8million views, the aspiring songwriter first shared what she looked like before she set out on her slimming journey. Sophia donned a blush pink lacy bralette and some grey skin-tight joggers as she let her relaxed belly peep through her torso-showing outfit. She stared at the camera as she donned a bare face and pulled some sunglasses to … [Read more...] about Woman’s tum goes to ‘opposite side’ as she gains ‘peachy’ bum with weight loss
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Eating normally for five days a week and taking in just 500 calories (600 for a man) for the other two sounds like the perfect diet. But a number of health experts say it’s just a fad. The 5:2 diet is a form of intermittent fasting and claims to promote weight loss and other health benefits, including giving your digestive system a break and reducing the growth hormone that leads to ageing. However, former professional athlete Richard Phillipps, founder of Embody Fitness (www.embodyfitness.co.uk), says 5:2 is just another excuse for poor nutritional habits. ‘Although there’s some evidence to show that 5:2 can help you to lose weight in the short term,’ he says, ‘a diet such as this isn’t sustainable in the long term and might have serious health implications further down the line.’ ‘More importantly, though, is not considering the long-term health implications of consistently eating the wrong foods on your normal days,’ he adds. ‘Being allowed to regularly consume … [Read more...] about Fast or feast: Is the 5:2 diet all it’s cracked up to be?
Counting calories is hardly anyone’s favourite pastime. Can you take CBD when you're on antidepressants? What you need to know Though if you really need to lose weight, it’s been considered a necessity for years and the only way of effectively shedding pounds. But according to new research, strict counting might be no more effective than – increasingly popular – fasting diets, in which you eat 500 calories every other day while eating normally on others. The most famous version of these being the 5:2 diet , in which two days are fast days and the remaining five in the week ones in which you can eat normally. A randomised clinical trial at the University of Illinois in Chicago has found that people who take part in fasting diets lose about the same amount of weight as those who do strict calorie counting. Involving 100 obese adults, the study observed the effects of alternate-day fasting on weight maintenance and cardiovascular disease risk. One group took … [Read more...] about Fasting every other day could be as effective as calorie counting, a study has found
In the face of the growing threats posed to ecosystems by climate change, scientists in the US have put forward an "ultra ambitious" proposal to rewild parts of the American West by reintroducing wolves and beavers. Their plan follows President Joe Biden signing an executive order for his America the Beautiful policy that involves a conservation effort to save 30% of water and land in the US by 2030. The administration's plan is to address "a catastrophic extinction crisis that threatens the biodiversity of our planet and the health of the natural systems that supply our food, water, and other resources". It comes as NASA satellite images have revealed the impact on the largest reservoir of water in the US, Lake Mead , of the most severe drought in decades. In a journal article published in BioScience, titled Rewilding the American West , 20 scientists propose rewilding large reserve areas owned by the US federal government to address these concerns. … [Read more...] about Scientists propose rewilding the American West by reintroducing grey wolves and beavers
Bowel cancer: Dr Philippa Kaye lists the symptoms SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Like all forms of cancer, spotting the symptoms earlier rather than later determines the prognosis. That's because cancerous cells become harder to treat once they spread to other areas of the body. Related articles Paul Newman: Risk factors of the 'horrible' disease that killed actor How to live longer: Golden drink lowering cholesterol and blood sugar Bowel cancer that's spread is known as advanced bowel cancer. This means the cancer has spread from the back passage (rectum) and large intestines (colon) to other parts of the body, such as … [Read more...] about Bowel cancer: The symptom that’s ‘worse at night’ – can signal a cure is ‘highly unlikely’
Go onto fitness Instagram and you’re bombarded by influencers telling you how much better their gains are now they’re eating more. They look incredible, obviously. And yet…they seem to be eating umpteen hundred more calories than we are. It seems unbelievable that someone can look so much more toned when they’re eating way more. But they have a point. Sometimes you really do need to up your calorie and nutrient uptake in order for the body to metabolise better. Consistently undereating can obviously lead to weight loss, but if you’re exercising regularly, it can also prompt the body to start clinging on to whatever nourishment comes its way. Your muscles stop growing and fat cells stay because the body is under so much stress. Our brains are clever things but when it comes to stress, they can’t differentiate what’s a psychological stressor and what’s a physical one; when you’re exercising like mad and cutting kcals, the body can react in a similar way to perceive … [Read more...] about How to calculate how many calories you genuinely need (you might be pleasantly surprised!)
Annual energy bills for average households in the UK are now forecast to hit £4,266 as gas and electricity prices continue to spiral. The grim prediction has been made by consultancy Cornwall Insight, which expects regulator Ofgem to lift its price cap higher than initially expected. In the first three months from January the price cap is expected to hit £4,266, meaning average households will pay £650 more compared to estimates of just last week. From October this year, the price cap – based on the wholesale cost of energy – is now expected to be £3,582 – compared to £1,971 today. Ofgem has said prices can be adjusted every three months to give energy firms a chance to adjust to volatile an rapidly changing costs. Principal consultant at Cornwall, Dr Craig Lowrey, said that despite prices steadily rising, the latest jump in forecasts was a ‘fresh shock’. He added: ‘The cost-of-living crisis was already top of the news agenda as more and more people face fuel … [Read more...] about UK energy bills now expected to hit £4,266 from January