I looked like a beached whale next to the dolphins before shedding seven stone


In April 2012, 28-year-old Kerry weighed 19st 13lb, and was living on a diet of Chinese takeaways, chicken nuggets and chips, dreaming of dancing again. Mum-of-two Kerry Williams throws on her skintight lycra gear and heads out to teach a Zumba class. “Dancing is my dream job. But just a year ago, I was so overweight that the most exercise I got More...

May 3rd, 2017
May 1st, 2017

Diet ready meals may help slimmers pile on pounds by encouraging binge eating

They are seen by millions as a quick and easy way to lose weight. But diet ready meals may quickly leave us dissatisfied, research shows. Men and women given low-calorie spaghetti bolognese lost their taste for More...

May 1st, 2017

Always eating? You might have the newly-discovered HUNGRY gene that increases appetite and slows metabolism

Scientists found people with mutations of a gene called KSR2 were hungrier and burned less calories than people with a normal copy of the gene Discovery could provide clues to how obesity develops in children More...

April 26th, 2017

Top old-fashioned health pearls of wisdom – does granny really know best?

The myth of cheese causing nightmares is thought to stem from A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge blamed eating a “crumb of cheese” before bedtime for his woes Carrots help you to see in the dark Partly true: “There More...

April 26th, 2017

You Won’t Lose Any Weight Unless You Make Over Your Mind First

Everyone knows how to lose weight. All you have to do is eat less and exercise more, right? WRONG. People who have lost significant amounts of weight know that making a lifestyle change is about so much more than More...

April 26th, 2017

How meditation can ‘melt away’ tension once it’s felt with full mindful awareness

When stress is ‘delivered’ as awareness moves in, peace fills the void This week it’s the Tension Release exercise from Mindfulness For Health Aim is to pay attention to areas of tension, and More...

April 26th, 2017

‘I’ll have what he’s having’: How our friends make us FAT because we feel pressured to order what they do

When groups of people eat out, they tend to select items from the same menu categories – effectively a ‘peer pressure’ of ordering And we only really enjoy our meal when we order similar dish More...

April 26th, 2017

The Best Yoga Poses For Digestion

It’s easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid reflux. Instead of popping a Tums and flopping back on the couch, think about More...

October 12th, 2013

The ultimate diet:The French have kept it a secret for years. Now the protein rich Dukan Diet is coming to Britain

Have you ever wondered why most French women appear to be so effortlessly chic and slender, whatever their age? The answer could lie in their diet. Not the olive oil and red wine Mediterranean diet so popular on More...

October 1st, 2013

A manager’s guide to losing 158 pounds, one step at a time

  Keith Trotter stared at the picture that popped up on his Facebook feed. He felt like the floor was opening up and swallowing him whole. This photo of himself had been taken a few days earlier at a 2009 More...