As party season starts to get into swing, most of us put our healthy eating resolutions on hold until January. Nutritionist Heather Leeson has some tips to make it easier to stay on track this December and avoid piling on the pounds.
It can be tempting to go for a quick-fix diet, especially at this time of year with the weather finally warming up. But research shows again and again that fad diets are not only ineffective but can be downright dangerous.
How to tell if it’s a fad diet
Does it promise a quick fix, especially an easy one with no exercise? Like with most things in life, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is…
Does someone stand to make lots of money from it e.g. meal replacement manufacturers?
Is the approach supported by proper research? If not, be wary.
Going vegan is having a moment, with celebs from Arianne Grande to Bill Clinton singing the praises of avoiding all things animal. But is it really as healthy as it seems? Read on to find out more, learn what to watch for on a vegan diet and get our one-day vegan meal plan with recipes (including our favourite coconut lentil soup).
Many of us will have kick-started the year on a diet, determined to lose weight for good this time. But how many of us will still be on that diet by the end of the month? UK research shows that the average time a woman can stick to a diet is 5 weeks and 2 days. After that, it’s back to old eating habits again…