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Calorie Week: Everything you want to know about counting calories

Whether you're looking for a #SnackSwap or you want to know which calories count more than others, read on for our expert guides


Pinch of Nom: the new Weekly Food Planner from the record-breaking diet cookbook

June 17th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It's the UK’s most-visited food blog and its debut cookbook rivalled Joe Wicks for sales. Now it's making goal tracking easier with a motivational food journal. Here's what you need to know about the Pinch of Nom phenomenon >>>


The new online platform that helps you stick to an 800 calorie a day diet

January 24th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Dr Michael Mosley’s Fast 800 Mediterranean-style diet programme has gone digital, with advice from doctors, exercise plans and even a mindfulness programme. Here’s what’s new and how to sign up >>>


Why Dr Michael Mosley is hailing the return of meal replacement shakes

January 9th 2019

He made the 5:2 diet popular and his new Fast 800 plan features meal replacement shakes for the first time. Here’s how Dr Michael Mosley went from a shake skeptic to advocating 200 calorie smoothies >>>


Fake news about diets we shouldn't fall for, according to this obesity expert

January 9th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s fair to say that Dr Zoe Harcombe PhD doesn’t always toe the official line where dietary guidelines are concerned. Here are the nutrition beliefs she’d like to bust (they will surprise you) >>>


Beth Kerridge: "I never asked Tom to lose weight"

January 7th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Would you tell your other half to diet? Sculptor Beth Cullen Kerridge never tried to change her Michelin-starred chef husband Tom Kerridge, but now two stratospheric diet books later, they’ve lost 15 stone between them. Beth tells their story to Victoria Woodhall >>>


The habit changes that helped me drop 11lbs

January 1st 2019 / Susannah Taylor

After 4 months following the 'lower carb' Louise Parker method, Susannah Taylor has dropped most of her baby weight and changed her way of eating for life. These are the 20 things she's learned >>>


The Postnatal Diaries 3: Why I had my placenta made into pills

August 12th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Capsules made from freeze-dried placenta are said to help beat postnatal depression and lift fatigue. Susannah Taylor was sceptical until friends raved about them. So with baby number 3 she signed up - and this is what happened >>>


32 things I learned on the High Fat Diet

July 29th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Tired of feeling tired, Victoria Woodhall tried a radical 10-day eating plan to boost her energy levels. Could this be possible without a single carb? Here's what she ate - and the surprising things she discovered >>>


The Postnatal Diaries 2: The realist's guide to breastfeeding after baby No.3

July 22nd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

In the second of her postnatal posts, Susannah Taylor talks cracked nipples, the pressure to breastfeed and how the Louise Parker ‘body back’ plan is beginning to work its magic >>>


The postnatal diaries: getting my body back on track after baby No.3

July 3rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

With her baby now 4 months old, Susannah Taylor decides it's time to tackle her post-baby 'jelly belly'. In her new fortnightly column, she gives her honest account of birth, her postnatal body and getting her health and fitness back with the Louise Parker Method >>>


Sugar sense: 5 healthier ways to enjoy chocolate

April 1st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

A moment on the lips need not mean a lifetime on the hips, with these delicious chocolate bar substitutes at hand >>>

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Why all calories aren’t created equal

March 27th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Are you eating empty calories? Here’s how to make the most of your daily quota >>>


How to make a low calorie snack more filling

March 27th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Put down the boring white cracker. If we’re going to adhere to new Public Health England snacking guidelines, we may as well add substance and ensure our snacks fill us up. Here’s a more protein rich option to consider… >>>


Food codes cracked: 10 ways to decrypt your nutrition labels

March 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Baffled by the ingredients lists on the back of your favourite foods? We find out how to decode them and understand them better >>>

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What 100 calories actually looks like

March 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The difference between a 100 calories of strawberries vs a 100 calories worth of energy balls may surprise you >>>


Healthy snacks to satisfy a sweet tooth when the afternoon slump hits

March 25th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Don’t let the 3pm office energy lull steal your mojo. Rather than faceplant the biscuit tin, try these healthy snack ideas instead, alongside some refreshing energy tips for mind and body. See ya sluggishness. >>>


What is the government's new 400-600-600 calorie-counting rule all about?

March 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The government has unveiled its new campaign to cut excess calorie consumption in a bid to reduce obesity - but what's the best way to balance quantity with quality? We found out >>>


We’re eating 50% more calories than we think we are

February 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

But is calorie counting always the way forward for weight loss and staying healthy? >>>


The 800 calorie diet plan that zaps belly fat and helps beat diabetes

December 7th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Clinical trials have shown that low calorie diet plans such as Dr Michael Mosley’s Blood Sugar Diet can reduce weight around the middle and even reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Here’s the skinny on how and why it works… >>>


Snack attack: women’s annual office snacking totals 100,000 calories

October 5th 2017 / Anna Hunter

In research released this week by a rice cake brand (already suspicious), apparently working women snack on average three times a day, and it turns out we’re not just reaching for carrot sticks, or rice cakes for that matter… >>>


Doctors warn that alcoholic drinks need calorie labels

October 31st 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

Report reveals we are clueless to the calories in alcohol - and it’s only contributing to the obesity problem... >>>


The secret calories in your shop bought salad

October 6th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

Bombarded with confusing labels, making an informed decision when buying lunch on the go is enough to make us reach for the biscuits >>>


A Healthy Curiosity: Calorie counting vs. low GI

July 4th 2014 / Peta Bee

Is it all about calorie counting or is focusing on the glycaemic index the way to go? Peta Bee tackles the food-lover's great debate >>>

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