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  • 61 How the stars stay in shape: TV personality Sinitta
    "In the morning I combine spinach, spirulina, blueberries and a pear for sweetness with a scoop of protein powder and water to make a filling, vitamin-enhanced liquid breakfast. Lunch and dinner comprise...

  • 62 How the stars stay in shape: actress Angela Griffin
    "I look at my body mass index (BMI) instead of my weight. My BMI is always around 23.4, which tells me I'm a healthy weight for my height, 5'8" – over 25 and I'd be overweight. I want to...

  • 63 How the stars stay in shape: TV presenter Melinda Messenger
    "I do lots of walking with the kids – to school and long walks at weekends – and lots of cycling. And we've got a big trampoline in the garden which I play on. It's amazing how quickly...

  • 64 How the stars stay in shape: TV presenter Melinda Messenger
    "I do lots of walking with the kids – to school and long walks at weekends – and lots of cycling. And we've got a big trampoline in the garden which I play on. It's amazing how...

  • 65 How the stars stay in shape: actress Sheree Murphy
    "To get back in shape for summer, I put a picture of myself on the fridge. It's from before I had kids, so it's a little bit unrealistic, but it's when I looked good and felt good. And when I go to...

  • 66 How the stars stay in shape: actress Linda Lusardi
    "I refuse to weigh myself any more because I think if you're over what you want to be, you starve yourself, and if you're under, you stuff yourself. So I don't know how much I put on. But I use my...

  • 67 How the stars stay in shape: singer Natasha Hamilton
    "I think diets are boring and getting into a general pattern of healthy eating is worth it if it means I can avoid them. I eat little and often – four small meals a day. By the time I start...

  • 68 How the stars stay in shape: nutrition expert Gillian McKeith
    "Eat regularly and often during the day. You can't allow your blood sugar levels to drop so don't think, 'I haven't eaten breakfast, aren't I good?' – it creates imbalances that create cravings....

  • 69 How the stars stay in shape: singer Lisa Scott-Lee
    "I used to think that by missing breakfast I was doing well. But actually I've found it kick-starts my metabolism so I eat whether or not I'm hungry, going for smoothies or low-fat cereals or muesli...

  • 70 How the stars stay in shape: TV presenter Emma Griffiths
    "I use light weights to elongate the muscles and cycle and do lots of rowing on the machines, which works your upper body while exercising your legs as you push yourself away from the base. I really...

  • 71 Nutrition: Citrus switch
    Swap your orange juice for the real thing and not only will you get twice as much vitamin C, an orange will give you half the calories of a large glass of juice

  • 72 Health: hayfever hints
    Did you know that for optimum results from your hayfever treatments you should really start using them a couple of weeks before the onset of the hayfever season, to allow them to get into the system and...

  • 73 Health: Keep eyes looking perky
    Did you know water retention is one of the prime causes of puffy eyes – and one of the main reasons for water retention is dehydration? So drink lots of water during this hot weather to keep skin...

  • 74 Health: Mango a must
    As tropical fruits become even more readily available – and tempting – in the summer months, make sure to include mango or papaya in your diet. They contain beta-cryptoxanthin which has antioxidant...

  • 75 Wellbeing: Bottled cool
    If sitting in front of a fan still isn't giving you enough relief from the heatwave, freeze a bottle of water – pour a little out first, to allow space for what's in the bottle to expand –...

  • 76 Wellbeing: Tastier water
    If you'd like to drink more water to enable your body to function at its best, but resent spending pounds every day on bottled brands, you can make tap water taste better by letting it sit for 20 minutes...

  • 77 Health: Keep eyes shining bright
    Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss are renowned for their trendsetting taste in sunnies. Let's hope they apply the same good sense to their children. The fluids, lens and cornea are much clearer in children's...

  • 78 Wellbeing: Keeping your nose clean
    We now know that, between flower, tree and grass pollen, hayfever can be an almost year-round problem. Angela Chalmers, chemist at Boots, recommends using a vaporiser as it cleans out the nasal membranes,...

  • 79 Fitness and exercise: Walk off the pain
    If you're prone to aches and pains after resistance training, finish your session with a brisk walk – it stimulates blood flow which helps get rid of waste products that contribute to soreness.

  • 80 Health: Go brown for optimum health
    We all know that brown rice and bread are much better for our health than white, not least in terms of fibre intake. But did you know refining brown rice into white results in the loss of 90 per cent of...



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