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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.


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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