Healthy eating

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

  • 61 The basics of a healthy diet
    Good health is the foundation of beauty, and a healthy diet is the foundation of good health. By watching our diet to ensure it includes certain foods, we can make sure that the foundation is as sound...

  • 62 Getting the kids to eat more fruit
    Fresh fruit offers one of the most delicious and refreshing forms of sweetness to be found, loaded with vitamins, fibre and natural raw sugars. Sadly though, given the choice, all too many modern kids...

  • 63 A question of constancy
    When we talk about an exercise routine we tend to focus on the word 'exercise' rather than on 'routine'. But it's precisely the routine element – i.e. the regularity and constancy – that's...

  • 64 Do it right: dieting
    There's still some time to go before summer is with us and we want to flaunt our figures in strappy tops and swimsuits. But, as the days get longer and the warm weather approaches, for lots of us it's...

  • 65 Eating after exercise
    However often you go to the gym, and however religiously you follow through the exercise routines, if you want the calories you eat to be converted into energy and not fat, you need to pay attention to...

  • 66 Say goodbye to that bloated belly!
    Most of us have suffered with bloating and are familiar with those times when it's a swollen stomach rather than extra kilos that make our waistbands tighter than usual. The roots of the problem may be...

  • 67 Eating for energy
    Spring is in the air, and as we look forward to longer, brighter days, most of us notice that our energy levels start to pick up and we begin to feel revitalised after the dreary days of winter. But for...

  • 68 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...

  • 69 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...

  • 70 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,...

  • 71 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...

  • 72 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...

  • 73 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...

  • 74 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...

  • 75 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...

  • 76 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...

  • 77 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...

  • 78 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...

  • 79 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....

  • 80 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...



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