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Why do we put on weight?

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As a rule, weight loss is caused by an imbalance between your calorie intake and the calories your body uses up. It's quite simple: if you eat what you don't burn, you put on weight...

Low cholesterol diet

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More and more people in the UK are suffering from high cholesterol. But the thing is, lowering your cholesterol is easily achieved… A recent survey commissioned by BergaMet...

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet

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When you think of a diet programme that goes the distance, Weight Watchers will always be up there at the top. Behind transformations like Jennifer Hudson’s – seriously, where...

Protein

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Like fat and carobohydrate, protein is a nutrient that provides the body with energy. Here's everything you need to know about your protein needs. Like fat and carobohydrate,...

Diet meal substitutes

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In just a few years, meal substitutes have made a big impact on the slimming market. What are they? Who are they for? How do you use them? Do they work? Here's everything you...

Can Full-Fats Be Good For You? The Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating!

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Can Full-Fats Be Good For You? The Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating!

Who would have known 'full fat' could actually be a good thing, let alone a healthy one? Full fat options are often richer in vitamins, minerals AND can help you lose weight!...

The Slimming Secret: Everything You Need To Know About The Japanese Diet

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Want to be healthier and slimmer? From gorging down oily fish to quenching your thirst with delicious, natural teas, adopting the Japanese way of eating can help you become the...

The VIP Diet Treatment Every Girl Needs: Talk To A Nutritionist Live On Sofeminine.co.uk

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Whether you've got a holiday to slim for, an IBS problem, an intolerance to wheat or just want to make your skin improve, eating right has the power to change your body for the better...

30 Fast And Easy Tips To Losing Weight The Healthy Way

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Losing weight is a lot more than calorie counting and doing endless amounts of exercise. Although these things help, in reality it's a little more complicated. If you're feeling...

The 8 Surprising Benefits of Eating Blueberries You Never Knew

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Search through any #cleanandlean and #eatinghealthy hashtags and what do you see? Blueberries. Ever-y-where. In the health and fitness world these tiny berries from North America...

Is Vegetarianism The Answer To Good Health? 8 Benefits Of Being A Vegetarian

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Is Vegetarianism The Answer To Good Health? 8 Benefits Of Being A Vegetarian

Thinking of becoming a vegetarian? Being veggie is a great way to improve your health. From fighting disease, boosting your immune system to helping you lose weight going full...

9 Things You Need to Know About the Victoria's Secret Diet

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From Adriana Lima admitting that she only drinks liquids a week before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to Karlie Kloss revealing she doesn't believe in diets, the eating and...

The Healthy Buzz: 10 Top Superfoods You Need To Try This Year

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They're not called 'super' for no good reason. Keep eating healthy simple. From antioxidant rich black rice to nutritiously tasty coconut, we've rounded up the top 10 superfoods...

The Ultimate A-Z Of Diets: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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If you're on a weight loss mission then where do you start? With what you eat of course. Healthy eating is so important to a healthier body but there are so many diets and advocates...

17 Things People Who Are Starting A Diet Know To Be True

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Starting a diet can be a b*tch. Whether you're on the 5:2, a 30 day Eat Clean challenge or are just trying to switch up your eating habits, most of us know that trying to eat...

Crash Dieting May Not Be As Bad As You Think

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The most common misconception about dieting? 'Crash diets are no good for keeping off the weight', apparently! But don't be so quick to judge, this new study might just change...

A Glass Of Wine Just As Calorific As a Doughnut?

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It's Friday, which for us usually means a BIG glass of wine after work, but maybe these figures will change your mind. Doctors say a large glass of wine contains about 200 calories...

Boost Your Brain Power! The 10 Best Foods For Your Brain

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Tired of feeling sluggish and out of sync? Chances are you're probably low on energy. But that doesn't mean you need to nap or grab a sugary energy drink to give you a boost....

A Female Fitness Model Has Died After Eating Too Much Protein

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When you try something new, it's like stepping into the unknown. No matter what it is, you do it with the mentality that, really, what's the worst that could happen? Unfortunately...

Worst Diet Fad Ever Swaps Meals For Staring At The Sun

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If you'd prefer not to read about something that will make you question human intelligence, look away now. The latest diet fad has swapped meals for staring at the sun for sustenance...

Two Glasses Of Wine Before Bed Will Help You Lose Weight, Apparently

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Not a day goes by without either a new health food or impossible gym move being deemed the secret to maintaining a banging, bikini body. But it seems we've been wasting our time...

22 Things Every January Dieter Knows To Be True

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Dieting is hard, man. And there's something about January that makes it so much harder. Perhaps it's the cold weather, or how busy the gym is, or how you can remember that just...

How to compensate for a blowout

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The morning after the night before you look bad, feel worse, have a bloated stomach, a raging hangover, and to make things worse the scales show you're several pounds heavier...

Using weighing scales properly

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Some people weigh themselves to keep an eye on their weight and help themselves stay trim, while others see the scales as an instrument of torture to be avoided! Here’s our advice...

Everything You Need To Know About The South Beach Diet

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Looking for another way to shed the pounds this summer without going hungry? The South Beach diet could be the choice for you. From first glance, yes this is incredibly similar...

10 Rules To Make Your Diet Work

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The hard fact is the majority of diets don't succeed. Dieting isn't easy! Here are 10 key rules to help you make your diet work. 1-Set yourself sensible targetsThe biggest mistake...

Want To Stay Younger For Longer? Eat These 25 Healthy Foods For Anti-Ageing

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Want To Stay Younger For Longer? Eat These 25 Healthy Foods For Anti-Ageing

If you're worrying about anti-ageing then we've got one message for you - PLEASE don't just fixate on your skin. The key to a healthy, young looking (and feeling) body is to nurture...

The Blood Group Diet: Can Your Blood Group Actually Help You Lose Weight?

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Diets sure are tough. They make you moody and hungry (and even a combo of both known as angry) and that's no fun for anyone. But there could be a solution to this dieting dilemma...

Going Gluten-free? 10 Top Tips On How To Go Gluten Free

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Going Gluten-free? 10 Top Tips On How To Go Gluten Free

If you're thinking about making the transition into a gluten-free life, we're here to help. In honour of Coeliac Awareness Week, we've rounded up our top 10 tips on how to go...

Vegetarian diets

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Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular as meat prices as well as health concerns rise. Many people are cutting down or cutting out meat in favour of a full vegetarian...

Calories in meat

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It's a common myth that meat makes you fat. Some types of meat, particularly ones that are high in saturated fat, should be eaten in moderation, but many meats are low in fat...

Reduced fat, low calorie and sugarfree products

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Light versions of products that are bad for your waistline may be low in fat or sugar, low in both fat and sugar, or just low in calories. According to regulations, for a product...

Muffin Tops Be Gone! Everything You Need To Know About The Wheat Belly Diet

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Muffin Tops Be Gone! Everything You Need To Know About The Wheat Belly Diet

We couldn't help but raise our eyebrows when the wheat belly diet hit British shores. Is 'whole hearty wheat' really a burden to good health and wannabe beach bodies? Well according...

A Flat Tummy And Gorgeous Skin? The 12 Amazing Benefits Of Papaya

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / A Flat Tummy And Gorgeous Skin? The 12 Amazing Benefits Of Papaya

Is there really one fruit that can give you fresh glowing skin, regular periods and a flattened tum? Yep. You better believe it. Papaya, AKA 'the fruit of the angels' is well...

Why You Should Go Nowhere Near A Waist Trainer

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Great. Another thing you should add to the list of 'Things The Kardashians Do That You Should Never, Ever Try' (ahem sex tape, Kanye West... the list goes on). Khloe Kardashian...

Time for Tea! Study Shows Earl Greys Helps Fight Heart Disease

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Time for Tea! Study Shows Earl Greys Helps Fight Heart Disease

Good news for Brits everywhere! Scientists have discovered that the bergamot found in Earl Grey tea could be as effective as statins for controlling cholesterol. So as you sit...

Vegan Diet: The Secret To Beyonce’s Dramatic Weight Loss

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If there’s one thing we know as fact, it’s when Beyonce makes a statement we all bow down. So when she performed her new single at the 2014 Grammy Awards with hubby Jay-Z looking...

Sugar Alternatives: The facts about sugar and its substitutes

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The majority of us want to cut down on our sugar intake but where on earth do you start? With programmes on TV telling us we’re eating too many 'toxic' sugars and warnings about...

Turns Out Coffee IS Good For You! The 10 Secret Health Benefits

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Turns Out Coffee IS Good For You! The 10 Secret Health Benefits

Fatigued faces and grouchy-morning moods often rely on the aromas of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. But with an army of skeptics claiming "coffee is bad for you", is it true...

Food intolerances: The facts, symptoms and treatments

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Does feeling, tired, bloated and headachy all sound familiar? New research shows that food intolerances could be behind these symptoms and rather than putting up with them, there...

10 Wonders Of Protein Foods: The Facts Every Girl Needs To Know

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If you're struggling to get enough protein in your diet you might want to refresh your memory as to why this p-word is so important. Protein can help support your body on so many...

Chlorella smoothies: The secret green smoothie that stars and supermodels swear by!

Home / Health and Fitness / Diets / Chlorella smoothies: The secret green smoothie that stars and supermodels swear by!

OK we get it, celebrities like sipping on a healthy smoothie or two, but there is something about the latest smoothie-selfie from Millie Mackintosh that has caught our eye. The...

The Fricker method

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You might not have heard of the Fricker Method but if you want a way to lose weight without having to crash diet then you might want to pay attention. The Fricker diet, also known...

The Paleolithic diet

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The Paleolithic diet was never invented as such: it involves eating what our earliest human ancestors ate! In 1985, the American Dr Eaton revived the Paleolithic Stone Age diet...

The Atkins diet

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The Atkins diet is always going in and out of fashion and has been a little bit controversial to say the least. But seeing as Kim Kardashian tweeted out yesterday that her incredible...

Carbohydrate

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Like protein and fat, carbohydrate is a nutrient that provides our bodies with the energy they need. Here's everything you need to know about carbs. Like protein and fat, carbohydrate...

Body fat monitors

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It's useful to know how much you weigh, but if you're keeping a close eye on your health and your waistline, it's also good to know your body fat and even muscle content. You...

Food combining diets

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As the name suggests, a food combining diet involves not eating certain types of foods at the same meal or even during the course of the same day. The theory is that you put on...

The cabbage soup diet

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The cabbage soup diet is a 7-day low-calorie plan. There are several versions around but all include eating a large quantity of cabbage soup combined with specific additional foods...