Diet

  • 1 Eat what you want and still lose weight with the 5:2 diet plan
    It's the diet that claims to let you have your cake – and eat it. And intermittent fasting isn't as scary as it sounds. Also nicknamed the 5:2 diet, the regime follows a relatively straightforward...

  • 2 Detox: doing a four-day juice cleanse
    Having gained a few (lots of) pounds over the festive period and in dire need of an inner detox, I jumped at the chance to do a juice diet. I'd heard tales of dramatic weight loss and increased wellbeing...

  • 3 Get your eating habits back on track with a kickstart detox
    The festive season is a lot of fun. However, with the excess of food and alcohol that it entails, Christmas time can be detrimental to health, beauty and well-being. So January is the perfect time...

  • 4 Metabolism boosters: Keep those extra pounds at bay this Christmas
    From chocolates to mince pies to another couple of those pigs in blankets... With the festive season comes the constant flow of alluring Christmas treats to hand. But what if you could fire...

  • 5 Shape up for Christmas: Top ten fat-burning foods to help get festive-season ready
    The festive season is looming and we're starting to think about getting in to those all-important party outfits. So it’s the perfect time to start incorporating foods into your diet that will help...

  • 6 Winter weight loss with Helen Lederer
    Winter weight loss with Helen Lederer

  • 7 Calorie counting: Do the numbers really add up?
    Good news if you are nuts about almonds. According to the findings of a new study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), they may have fewer calories than thought. And they are not the...

  • 8 Top foods to help shed a few pounds
    When trying to lose weight, you can end up thinking of food as your enemy. But in actual fact, it's just the opposite. If you befriend the right foods, the pounds are more likely to drop off than if...

  • 9 The key to healthy eating throughout the summer
    With the holidays, picnics, outdoor barbecues and street parties that summer entails, our schedules can get thrown off a bit. As can our eating routines, and many Brits neglect their normally well-balanced...

  • 10 Best served chilled: Our 6-step diet plan to combat stress
    Stress seems to be an inevitable fact of modern life. But while we may not be able to wipe it out completely, eating the right foods can help our bodies cope. Certain foods can actually exacerbate...

  • 11 Salt Awareness Week - What's your intake?
    From March 26, Salt Awareness Week will be focusing on stroke prevention due to the large amount of evidence linking salt with raised blood pressure and stroke risk. World Action On Salt and Health (WASH)...

  • 12 Breast cancer: preventative steps you can take
    Although detection and treatment of breast cancer is improving, it has become the most common form of cancer in the UK amongst women. Did you know there are preventative steps you can take against it?...

  • 13 Battling that bloated feeling?
    Watch what you eat and the way you eat it! Many women feel their tummies becoming more bloated throughout the day. A few sensible changes to diet and eating habits can go a long way to help combat the...

  • 14 Cold Feet actor John Thomson shares his weight loss tips
    Cold Feet actor John Thomson shares his weight loss tips

  • 15 Treat your skin to a good night's sleep
    Skin care isn't something that's reserved for day time. In fact, the night, and the time you spend asleep, are fundamental for skin regeneration and healing. There's an awful lot going on in your body...

  • 16 Getting your figure back after the summer
    Even if you spent the run-up to the summer focused on your personal 'operation bikini', the chances are you've returned to the fray only to find you've brought back a few extra kilos along with the...

  • 17 Beat the bloat
    Did you know abdominal bloating is one of the most common digestive complaints? The possible causes include inadequate diet, stress, sedentary lifestyle... And changes in schedules and routines due to...

  • 18 Feed your hair
    Most experts agree that hair grows best when we follow a healthy diet. Quite simply, healthy eating is good not just for our bodily health, but also for our hair. Our grandmothers weren't far wrong when...

  • 19 How menopause affects your skin
    When menopause is mentioned, we tend to think of hot flushes as the most common symptom, but they certainly aren't the only one. Along with changes to blood vessels, bones and metabolism, a lot of women...

  • 20 Pregnant? Treat yourself with sunflower seeds
    During pregnancy, it's essential for the expectant mum to watch her diet, both for her own sake and for that of the baby. One essential nutrient, especially during the early stages of pregnancy, is folic...



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