Diet

6 July 2020

Realistic Keto Diet Tips That Won't Tip You Over the Edge

At any age, losing weight is a challenge. Especially when you are in your 30's. A smart weight loss plan can take a lot of time and energy, making it ...
11 October 2019

Why a healthy diet is essential for improving mental health

When you're feeling down or anxious, it's easy to reach for ice cream, chocolate and pizza. For some reason, we assume foods with high sugar and high fat content will ...
16 September 2019

Change your attitude: The Dos and Don'ts of losing weight

So Bill Maher thinks fat shaming will end the obesity endemic because it will shame people into losing weight. The truth is, this is but one of many false assumptions ...
21 May 2019

Why women shouldn't count calories

For decades, the fitness industry has been telling us that we need to “eat less and move more” to shed fat. The theory behind this is that you need to ...
1 February 2019

Seven reasons to make one of your five a day a juice

Many wonder just how they're going to fit their full five a day into their diet, so opting to make one of those five a juice can be the perfect ...
17 January 2019

Simple sugar swaps: Tess Ward's top tips for cutting sugar by a third

Plenty of us are trying to make simple but huge changes to our diet now that we're a couple of weeks into the New Year. For many, this includes bringing ...
18 December 2018

Dietitian Hala El-Shafie reveals why most fad diets fail

December more than any other month of the year sees people over-indulge and pile on the pounds in the spirit of celebration, but that does mean that by the end ...
15 October 2018

How I escaped the diet cycle, by Roxie Nafousi

Since I can remember I have been in a perpetual diet/binge cycle. My weight has always fluctuated from a place where I feel happy in my self and my body, ...
20 September 2018

Coffee and calories - Is your favourite blend sabotaging your weight loss?

Not all coffees are equal, especially when trying to lose weight. Whilst you may be correct in thinking that caffeine can be your friend when it comes weight loss, the ...
21 August 2018

Tired of counting calories? Free your mind from the limitations of your beliefs

Summer is upon us, which means you have either reached your beach body goal or fallen off the bandwagon. No matter where you are geographically, summer around the world moves ...
2 August 2018

[EXCLUSIVE] Weight Watchers Head of Public Health & Programme Zoe Griffiths busts weight loss myths

Registered dietitian and Head of Public Health and Programme at Weight Watchers, Zoe Griffiths, has teamed up with Female First to bust some common weight loss myths, and let you ...

27 June 2017

10 Reasons why pure orange juice is great for you

As the obesity crisis continues, one of the latest issues to come under the spotlight is the sugar content of soft drinks and processed foods - since the Soft Drinks ...
14 June 2017

10 Benefits of following a low carb diet

We've heard stories of low carb diets aiding weight loss- but how else does it benefit your body?  When you eat a high carb diet, that’s the fuel source your ...
18 May 2017

10 Ways to motivate yourself to do something about your weight

Sophie Hardy, 26, has reached her goal weight, having lost over 4 stone with a popular weight loss programme. She's gone from a size 26 to a size 12 and today ...
3 May 2017

Why go organic when buying health food powders?

Health-supporting food powders provide a great way to integrate essential nutrients into our day-to-day diets. In fact, green powders and other superfoods such as maca or spirulina/reishi are becoming increasingly ...

2 May 2017

10 Reasons why you should drink cactus water

Coconut water has long been the drink of choice for gym-goers and healthy living millennials, but there’s a new kid in town. Cactus water is the newest plant-based water to ...

25 April 2017

Six reasons why your weight-loss regime may not be working for you

Are you frustrated because although you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly you still can’t achieve your weight-loss goal? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – this is a common ...
24 April 2017

The benefits of drinking water by Faya Nilsson

Fitness on Toast's Faya Nilsson tells us why we should be reaching for the clear stuff before anything else.  Water is one of the healthiest and guilt-free ways to hydrate ...
21 April 2017

The effects of plant-based foods on teeth

In an increasingly health-conscious society, where more and more of us are choosing leafy alternatives for the sake of our bodies, you may be forgiven for readily green-lighting a lifestyle ...
19 April 2017

Seven things you should know about the FODMAP Diet

There is good research to link FODMAP foods and digestive symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, wind, diarrhoea and constipation commonly experienced by those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).1  IBS is ...

17 April 2017

'No magazine will tell me that I can’t wear a bikini over 50 because I can!'

Denise Welch is the ambassador for LighterLife Fast, so we caught up with her to talk about how she’s managed to keep off the two stone she lost a whopping ...
31 March 2017

Five super slimmers share their secrets to keeping the weight OFF

Who better to learn from than those people who have lost weight and most importantly- kept it off. Here are five women who have done just that and today, they ...
28 March 2017

What does the word diet mean to you?

There will be a whole host of differing responses but, amongst those will usually be weight loss, rapid weight loss, cutting out food groups, fads, weight regain, overeating, and cravings ...
28 March 2017

10 Reasons to eat more fruit

March sees the launch More Fruit Month, a campaign to encourage the nation to get more fruit into their diets and lead healthier lives. Stunning statistics have emerged from research ...