It is World Diabetes Day, a condition now thought to affect 346 million people across the globe.
Being overweight and leading an unhealthy lifestyle are key factors which may increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is research has found losing just 10% of excess weight and improving habits can make a difference.
We are currently looking for bloggers to follow our fantastic Bite Plan and lose weight for FREE as one of our special Slimavite trialists!
We are looking for women aged over 18 who have some weight to lose. You may wish to lose a number of stones, or simply to drop a dress size. Whether you’re a serial yo-yo’er, or just fed up with trying lots of diets that make big promises but fail to deliver, whatever your circumstances we are keen to hear from you.
Today we are officially launching Slimavite ‘Yummy Mummy’ month - the perfect excuse to celebrate all our fantastic mums - those who are slimming to try and shift their mummy tummy, and also those who are trying to lose weight to improve their health and chances of falling pregnant.
To mark the occasion, we have linked with thebabywebsite.co.uk - a fantastic source of information and advice for mums and would-be parents.
Whether you’ve been losing weight smoothly each week, you’ve hit a bit of a wall, or you’re finding it a bit up and down, take a look and see if you may be falling victim to any of these common weight loss hurdles.
Here are some of the most common traps that a slimmer can fall into when trying to lose weight:
1. Being too restrictive. To lose weight you don’t need to ban your favourite foods from your diet. In fact, if you allow yourself your favourite foods in moderation, then you are more likely to continue with your healthy eating plan rather than giving up.
The troubled relationship between one young woman and her soon to be mother-in-law, is currently grabbing the attention of people across the world.
In an email, Carolyn Bourne reportedly criticised her future daughter-in-law for lacking in manners and ‘uncouthness’. The email soon became an online sensation, and the issue has been debated in the media and on tv programmes around the world.
A leading nutritionist has warned a new ‘wonder cure’ for diabetes that has seen participants managing on a diet of just 600 calories a day, may be sending out the wrong message about crash dieting.
The study, undertaken by researchers at Newcastle University and funded by Diabetes UK, suggests that a strict low calorie diet may help reverse the symptoms of those newly diagnosed with the condition.