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Archive for February, 2012

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Weight loss ‘accelerated with the colour red’

The colour red can help people when it comes to participating in weight loss procedures, new research has suggested. According to a study conducted by German and Swiss researchers, the tone often associated with love can have positive effects on a person's physical wellbeing too. For instance, people who eat their snacks and daily meals….

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February 27th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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New mums should avoid strenuous exercise for 3 months, expert warns

Posted in All, Exercise

New mums who are hoping to lose some weight and regain their pre-baby bodies after giving birth should ease their way back into exercising, one expert has underlined. Louise Whyte, personal trainer at Penelope Fitstar, said that it is "perfectly natural" to fret about losing weight once the baby has been born, but rushing back….

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February 24th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Weight loss procedures soaring

Posted in All, Industry News

The number of people undergoing weight loss surgery has jumped by 12%, new government figures show, and hospital admissions for obesity have also risen. Government data revealed that in 2010/11 there were 8,087 weight loss operations in hospitals in England, which is substantially higher than 2009/10′s figure of 7,214. In the longer term, it is….

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February 23rd, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Plan B shows off dramatic weight loss on Brits red carpet

Posted in All, Celebrities

Singer Plan B got plenty of attention at the Brit Awards last night, although it was for his dramatic weight loss rather than his music. He posed on the red carpet in an edgy suit, which appeared somewhat oversized after he shifted a substantial amount of weight. As he took to the stage to present….

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February 22nd, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Weight loss ‘twice as difficult as thought’

Posted in All, Diets

Losing weight is twice as difficult as official guidelines previously led slimmers to believe, research has shown, which is no doubt one of the reasons many people turn to slimming aids such as weight loss pills to help them shift the pounds. Advice on the NHS website stated that cutting down by 500 calories per….

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February 21st, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Slimming pals ‘aid weight loss’

People aiming for weight loss are much more likely to hit their slimming goals if they befriend people with similar aims, new research has shown. A study found that overweight individuals were more likely to shift the pounds when supported by people with health targets in line with their own. Researchers from Brown University now….

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February 20th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Eating and drinking well boosts skin as well as weight loss

Posted in All, Diets

Eating a healthy diet is highly recommended for weight loss, but it will also boost appearance in other ways, one expert has underlined. Consultant dermatologist Dr Bav Shergill, of the Hove Skin Clinic, pointed out that eating a healthy diet makes the skin look great. Staying away from alcohol is imperative, he explains, as such….

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February 17th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Weight loss all in the head?

Posted in All, Industry News

A new discovery by scientists may lead to the development of drugs that could aid weight loss. Researchers at the University of Turku have found that obesity may be due to levels of brain glucose metabolism. It was found that people who were overweight and more prone to overeating had higher levels of brain glucose….

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February 16th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Pregnant supermodel Molly Sims uses spanx to control changing figure

Posted in All, Celebrities

Pregnant model Molly Sims has revealed that she wears Spanx slimming underwear in an effort to control her newfound curves. The cover girl is four months pregnant, and has moaned: “I have seen fat deposit in places that I have never seen!’ However, at the Safe House premiere in New York last night, Molly confessed….

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February 15th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Slimming pills and lifestyle advice ‘effective for weight loss’

Posted in All, Industry News

The next slimming aids could be anti-obesity drugs that scientists have said could be effective if mixed with lifestyle advice. University of Leicester researchers reviewed 94 previous studies, and found that the combination of slimming pills and lifestyle advice was effective when it came to lowering both body mass index and weight. Lifestyle advice by….

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February 14th, 2012 Author: Lisa Ferguson

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