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weight loss and dieting

Health articles about weight and dieting and the use of diet change and health supplements to achieve better health and weight loss.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017  |  Editor
What are the benefits of giving up sugar?

Health bloggers and clean-eating advocates frequently extol the benefits of quitting sugar - but is it actually desirable and what are the actual benefits of limiting the amount of sugar you eat?

Entirely eradicating all sugar from your diet would be extremely difficult. You can ditch fizzy drinks, cakes and stop adding sugar to your tea, but as long as you've still got bread, milk, fruit ready meals, condiments, and a thousand other innocuous-looking foods in your shopping basket, you'll still be consuming sugar.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016  |  Editor
Sugar and other high GL foods can cause acne

A review of studies on acne and diet over the last 40 years has revealed a connection between acne and diets with a high glycaemic load (GL).

High glycaemic load foods are those which trigger a sugar rush, which stimulates insulin activity in the blood. Insulin helps the body to balance blood sugar levels, but also increases sebum production in the skin

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Thursday, 14 April 2016  |  Editor
Straight talking about sugar - can you halve your intake

The recent news story calling for fruit juice not to be included as part of the recommended ‘5-a’day’ follows calls earlier this year by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) for the average intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce rising levels of obesity.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016  |  Editor
Pre and Pro-biotics enhance weight loss and cholesterol balance

Using prebiotics alongside probiotics as part of a weight management programme can enhance weight loss and lipid profiles according to new research from Turkey.

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Friday, 13 November 2015  |  Editor
Let's get real about weight loss

To lose weight you can either decide to increase your energy output through exercise, or to reduce your calorie intake - best of all, of course, is to do both. When your energy output exceeds your calorie intake your body starts to burn fat to make up the energy it needs. A good rule of thumb to remember is that each pound of fat you burn will give you the equivalent of 3,500 calories of energy.

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