So you’ve decided to start on a new weight loss regime and you’re determined and ready to finally achieve your goals.
Should your next step be to tell those around you about your plans?
If you’re thinking of telling family, friends, work colleagues and Facebook friends about your dieting plans, then take a moment to read through this advice from Slimavite’s expert nutritionist, Melanie Bibby.
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.
Weight loss advice can be confusing, with all the conflicting messages coming from celeb magazines, websites and even family and friends. With so much information available, it is little wonder slimmers can sometimes be left trying to sort the fact from the fiction when it comes to weight loss.
“There are many myths surrounding dieting and weight loss, which continue to do the rounds time and time again,” explains nutritionist Melanie Bibby from expert weight loss company Slimavite.
Crash dieting and so called ‘fad’ diets have been heavily criticized in the media, and for good reason according to Slimavite nutritionist Melanie Bibby.
Melanie explains: “Some ‘fad’ diets encourage slimmers to cut out entire food groups from their eating, but this is a really unhealthy and irresponsible message to send out. Particularly in the case of dairy, as having too little calcium may raise the odds of women developing the bone condition osteoporosis in later life.
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.
A fantastic story in the Daily Mail this week - ‘Why one biscuit is never enough...’ (June 21) - has helped to answer some of the most common myths and questions surrounding weight loss and eating habits.
So what have we learnt?
> Feeling hungry may just be a case of miscommunication
Hunger pangs are caused by your brain, not by your stomach, according to boffins at Warwick Medical School.