Healthy eating

All the latest recipes, news and tips for a healthier diet.

  • 61 So you want to gain weight?
    When people talk about having weight problems, we almost always assume they're talking about being overweight; we forget that there are some people who actually have difficulty putting weight on. Theirs...

  • 62 The time is right... to start a diet
    Dieting is tough enough at any time, so don't make it even harder for yourself by choosing a particularly difficult time to start. Whatever form of diet you choose, once you get into the habit, it all...

  • 63 Eat your way to health: Basic tips on how to improve your health through good eating
    Holistic Health A healthy diet and lifestyle can not only help you feel better but may also boost the immune system and contribute to long term prevention of serious illness. From heart disease to diabetes,...

  • 64 How the stars stay in shape: singer Liz McLarnon
    "I was obsessed with crisps and ate four bags a day. So I asked my mum Jan, a hypnotherapist, to hypnotise me and I haven't touched a bag since. But I'm not a great fan of exercise – I'd love...

  • 65 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...

  • 66 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...

  • 67 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...

  • 68 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...

  • 69 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...

  • 70 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...

  • 71 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...

  • 72 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....

  • 73 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...

  • 74 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...

  • 75 Borlotti bean, celery and tomato salad
    Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 celery heart, washed and trimmed 1 x 410g can borlotti beans, rinsed and drained 225g/8oz cherry tomatoes, halved 1 orange or red pepper, deseeded and cut into...

  • 76 Wellbeing: Liver feels the broccoli benefit
    Trying to cut out booze to be kinder to your liver? Eat some broccoli – it boosts an enzyme that helps the liver remove waste products and also restores the strength of liver cells.

  • 77 Wellbeing: Peppermint perks
    Want to know why peppermint tea has such a calming effect? It contains over 40 nutrients that help relax the digestive system and work on relieving gas and cramps, as well as helping reducing heartburn.

  • 78 Nutrition: Pumping iron, feel the heat
    Spinach is full of vitamins A and C with a little calcium as well as – obviously, for everyone who remembers Popeye – iron. And you may think that filling your salad bowl with its leafy greenery...



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