Posts tagged “Weight Loss”

12 Month Weight Loss Programme Transforms Young Man’s Life

August 28th, 2014
12 Month Weight Loss Programme Transforms Young Man’s Life

Tevante Clark, from North Carolina, weighed 28 stone at his peak weight. At just 19, he was unhappy with his size, to such an extent that he felt that he could no longer hang around with friends. In fact, over a period of 4 years, his circle of friends began to leave him out of […]

Is Two Better Than One In The Fight For Fitness?

July 10th, 2014
Is Two Better Than One In The Fight For Fitness?

Losing weight can often be something of a lonely adventure. However, a father and daughter from the Wirral found that working as a team has helped them both to lose weight together. The daughter, Liz McGuiness, while an expert in weight loss – she works as a consultant for Slimming World – realised that helping […]

Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

June 9th, 2014
Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore recently carried out a pilot health programme at 8 schools in the country to try and help students lose weight, stop smoking and to educate them on how to live healthier lifestyles. This programme has been a success and has in turn helped the HPB to make the […]

Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

June 5th, 2014
Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

Although in many cases diabetes is a genetic condition, in some cases living an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the illness. Many diabetic individuals also suffer from obesity. Patients are given medication to control their blood sugar, statins to lower high cholesterol levels and dietary advice to help lose weight. However, recently, scientists have started […]

New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

May 29th, 2014
New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

New guidelines in the UK will encourage overweight patients to “lose a little, keep it off” in a bid to tackle the increasingly prevalent issue of obesity. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that adults who are overweight aim for 3 per cent weight loss, with the possibility of doctors […]

Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?

May 15th, 2014
Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?

Obesity and dieting have become great obsessions in the 21st century. However, there are people who seem to struggle with their weight, believing that they are unable to lose it, and when they don’t their belief is confirmed. Recently, scientists have been looking at whether those who find it difficult to lose weight and take […]

Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

May 1st, 2014
Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

Diabetes has been associated with obesity for many years. Therefore, it is not surprising that researchers have been looking at whether drugs prescribed for diabetes could be used as a weight loss product. The latest incarnation waiting for approval by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Liraglutide. Scientists say that in trials of […]

Dieting: Not Always The Best Option For Weight Loss

April 21st, 2014
Dieting: Not Always The Best Option For Weight Loss

Obesity is a growing problem, but what is equally problematic is the increase of fad diets. However, as many people have found when trying different diets, they often simply don’t cause you to lose weight. So, what is the best way to lose weight? In short, it is good old fashioned exercise and healthy eating […]

Eat More Unprocessed Food Says Weight Loss Report

March 31st, 2014
Eat More Unprocessed Food Says Weight Loss Report

A report by scientists at Yale University suggests that irrespective of what diet is being followed eating unprocessed food is best. Researchers compared various popular diets such as Paleo, vegan, low-carb, and low-fat diets and concluded that in order to lose weight it is more important to eat fresh and unprocessed food. The report concludes […]

Weight Loss And The Cold

February 20th, 2014
Weight Loss And The Cold

It is often said that weight gain or loss is related to whether a person has a fast or slow metabolism. For instance, those with a fast metabolism are said to burn off calories quickly, whereas those with a slow metabolism burn them off more slowly. How true this is may be scientifically debatable. Som […]

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