The Golden Rules of 26.2

When I did my first marathon in 1976, the event was thought to be for experienced club runners aiming to break three hours. Thirty-six years on, well over a million people of all speeds, shapes and sizes have run a marathon, and the event has become much more accessible. It’s a very honest sport: put…

Winning Weight Loss Tips from TV’s Biggest Loser

Anyone who’s ever dieted knows how hard it is to shave off a stone, so imagine trying to lose a third of your body weight. Far beyond a few tweaks here and there, it involves a complete transformation of the way you eat and live. Wil Graham, 2011 winner of TV diet show The Biggest…

How Many Calories In That Starbucks Frappuccino?

MOCHA COOKIE CRUMBLE Calories: 480 Fat grams: 19 (Based on a Grande size with whole milk.) BANANA WALNUT BREAD Calories: 490 Fat grams: 19 Classic Croissant Calories: 240 Fat grams: 12 DARK CHERRY PARFAIT Calories: 290 Fat grams: 3.5 ICED HAZELNUT MACCHIATO Calories: 240 Fat grams: 6 (Based on a Grande size with 2% milk.)…

Fat Busting Formula: 3 Days + 3 Fat Busting Meals = Lose 3 Pounds!

For the next three days, you’ll eat these same three meals. Each recipe is packed with ingredients to maximize your fat loss. Make sure you eat each meal at the same time every day. That will keep cortisol levels low, which helps to bust fat even better! Breakfast: Tex-Mex Egg & Cheese Muffin People who…

8 Ways to Stop Cheating on Your Diet

‘Stop!’ screams your conscience even as you tear the wrapper off the chocolate bar… But if no one actually sees you then the calories don’t really count, right? Some call it ‘cheating’. But one of the reasons dieters ‘cheat’ is that they’re often so strict with themselves that they end up feeling deprived. Remember that healthy eating…

10 best and WORST diets of 2014

Last year, it was impossible to pick up a newspaper, turn on the TV, or browse your tablet or smartphone without coming across a new diet craze – and this year looks to be no different. Here are the diet trends that everyone’s going to be talking about this year, and our take on whether…

6 fitness challenges you need to conquer

Knowing you’re in good shape is one thing. Proving it is quite another. You could post your PBs on Twitter – and you should; studies show it boosts motivation – but don’t expect a cavalcade of admirers. Tick off our six challenges, however, and you’ll earn the respect of all and sundry. Here are the…

The health benefits of… coconut milk

Consumed in moderation, this ingredient can benefit your health and help fight infection… Coconut (Cocos nucifera) belongs to the Palm family (Arecaceae). Grown in abundance in Malaysia, Polynesia and southern Asia, Spanish explorers named the cocos – meaning ‘grinning face’, because of the three little eyes on the base which they thought resembled a monkey….

LOSS WEIGHT WITH EASY FOOD AND DRINK SWAPS

Try these small changes when you have your next meal or drink, or when you open the cupboard or fridge for a snack.Once you’ve got started, try thinking of your own healthier swaps, too. Food labels can help you to choose healthier options: learn more in Food labels. Breakfast• Swap from whole milk to semi-skimmed,…

Rapid Fat Burners

Polyphenols Action – speed up fat burning Sources – honey, most legumes, fruits such as apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, pomegranate, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries; and vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, onion and parsley are rich in polyphenols. Red wine, chocolate, white tea, green tea, olive oil, argan oil, bee pollen and many grains…