LIQUID diets are often touted as a simple and effective way to lose weight - but at what cost? As ITV documentary Fast Fix explores the potential health benefits, we ask how they work and if they're safe. Here's the lowdown... How do liquid diets work? As their name suggests, liquid diets involve you getting most or all of your calories from drinks. They can vary in what they allow - with some banning milk-based products and others limited to purely fruit and vegetable drinks. Sometimes liquid diet plans are combined with snacks or a single food-based meal a day. The theory is that by dramatically cutting the amount of calories you consume, you lose weight quickly. However, they can cause your metabolism to slow down as your body tries to save energy, meaning they don't always work. The diets are usually used only for a limited amount of time, due to the lack of nutrients you consume during the day - meaning it can be difficult not to put the weight back on again. Can they help Type 2 … [Read more...] about How do liquid diets work, can they help Type 2 diabetes and are they safe for weight loss?
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By Pádraig HoareMoney messaging startup Plynk is to appoint a liquidator — just a year after it received €25m in one of the largest ever Series A investments in an Irish firm.The company said it is to hold a creditors’ meeting in Dublin on June 27, and will ask for Jim Stafford of Friel Stafford to be appointed as liquidator.It is a dramatic fall for the firm, which received €25m in its Series A raise from European investment trust fund Suisse Privee in May last year.Series A is the name typically given to a company’s first significant round of venture capital financing.Plynk announced 40 new jobs based in its Dublin headquarters last June — adding that it planned to hire across numerous departments over the next year.Founded in 2015, the firm was Europe’s first money messaging app offering instant person-to-person payments.Plynk was co-founded by Charles Dowd and Clive Foley to remove the complexities of money transfers amongst family and … [Read more...] about Money messaging platform Plynk to appoint liquidator
Construction giant Carillion - which has a base near Chesterfield - has entered compulsory liquidation. The stricken company, which employs 20,000 workers across Britain including 80 employees at an office on Lindrick Way, Barlborough, said crunch talks over the weekend aimed at driving down debt and shoring up its balance sheet had failed to result in the 'short-term financial support' it needed to continue trading while a deal was reached. Councillor Anne Western, who represents Barlborough on Derbyshire County Council, said: "This is terrible news for the 20,000 Carillion employees across the UK, including those who work in Barlborough, who must be very worried about their jobs and pensions. "The Government needs to get hold of this situation to help the employees and maintain the services that the company runs. "The question that needs to be asked is why the Government entered into more contracts with Carillion last year when the warning signs were already there that the company … [Read more...] about Derbyshire workers await news as Carillion enters liquidation
0 Have your say Construction giant Carillion has said it has "no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect" after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company's debts. Yorkshire jobs threat: Unions demand reassurances follow the collapse of CarillionThe stricken company, which employs 20,000 workers across Britain and hundreds in both Sheffield and Leeds, said crunch talks over the weekend aimed at driving down debt and shoring up its balance sheet had failed to result in the "short term financial support" it needed to continue trading while a deal was reached.Activities in South Yorkshire include:* A call centre on Broad Street West in Sheffield that employs 250 people* Main contractors on a £19m project – part funded by business – to build flood defences along a five-mile stretch of the River Don in the Lower Don Valley* It is also building the much-delayed tram-train project to connect Sheffield, … [Read more...] about South Yorkshire workers await news as Carillion collapses into liquidation after crunch talks fail
A major contractor responsible for building part of the HS2 line has gone into liquidation Carillion, a major supplier to the Government and named among the firms awarded deals for the building of phase one of HS2, met with lenders in the past few days to try to avoid collapsing. The move came after talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed to reach a deal to save the UK’s second biggest construction company. Carillion ran into trouble after losing money on big contracts and running up huge debts. Its failure means the government will have to provide funding to maintain the public services run by Carillion. And it is thought that the company’s collapse could lead to major delays to the HS2 project. The line will pass right through Burton Green, very close to Cubbington and Offchurch, and is likely to cause heavy traffic problems in nearby Kenilworth. More to follow. … [Read more...] about HS2 contractor Carillion goes into liquidation