Diets and dieting

Weight loss linked to healthy eating not genetics, study finds

Participants who ate the most vegetables and ingested the fewest processed foods, sugary beverages and unhealthy fats shed the most kilograms The amount and quality of food and not a person’s genetics will lead to weight loss, a US study has found. It has been suggested that variations in genetic makeup make it easier for …

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Salad days: what’s life like following the new calorie guidelines?

The latest recommendations from Public Health England are to eat 400 kcal for breakfast and 600 kcal for lunch and dinner each but its not as meagre as it sounds Public Health England’s new calorie guidelines- 400kcal for breakfast, 600 kcal each for lunch and dinner– set me right off my 474 kcal bowl of …

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Stalk of the town: the shaky science behind the ‘global celery movement’

Anthony William, who calls himself the Medical Medium, preaches the juices mending powers as sales of the vegetable jumping 400% despite having no medical training Anthony William is the Jesus Christ of celery. Legend has it that at the tender age of four, William realise he was gifted with the ability to ” read” people’s …

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100 m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests

Study detects organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial community The impact of an apple a day in keeping the doctor away may be partly down to the beneficial bacteria it carries and their subsequent colonisation of your intestine, according to scientists. A study has found that a typical apple carries more than 100 …

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Diet advice and tiny seats: how to avoid 10 forms of fatphobia

Reactions to the image of model Tess Holliday on the covering of Cosmopolitan this month indicate fat discrimination is as nasty as ever. Want to avoid it? Heres a simple guide As a 115 kg( 18 st) girl who refuses to diet, unapologetically wears short shorts and eats tiramisu, I have experienced and witnessed a …

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Killer seems: how Dietland confronts the violence of beauty culture

Based on the hit novel by Sarai Walker, the new series tackles the extreme expectations placed on women with rage, retaliation and ultimately murder In one of the saddest moments of the new black comedy series Dietland, the show’s heroine, Plum Kettle, lovingly bakes and decorates a cake. She sings passionately, completely immersed in her …

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Embrace Mediterranean or Nordic diets to cut disease, WHO says

Major study suggests Britain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by promoting the diets Britain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by embracing Mediterranean- or Nordic-style diets, a major analyse into the benefits of healthy eating suggests. A review by the World Health Organization observed obligating evidence …

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They taunt vegans and eat 4lb of steak a day: gratify ‘carnivore dieters’

An extreme, all animal-based diet is gaining followers in search of heightened productivity, mental lucidity, and a boosted libido. But experts express doubts For the past 18 months, Shawn Baker has feed about 4lb of steak every day. ” I’ve got two rib-eye steaks waiting for me when I get off this call ,” said …

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