Weight loss and body composition

What determines body weight and weight loss (and is the NHS weight loss app the answer?)

23rd September 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Nutrition, Weight loss and body composition
As we strive to determine where our body weight should sit, how we achieve and maintain weight loss and what control we ultimately have over that, let’s start by being clear about what we know. The role of genetics in weight Various studies have concluded that our weight is 70% determined by our genetics. And

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Are you a seasonal dieter and how to break free from the cycle?

25th August 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Nutrition, Weight loss and body composition
I always associate September with WHSmith’s and a new pencil case. I used to love these trips with my Mum. Now I secretly engineer a visit with my children to salivate over the stationery, which I absolutely need obviously. New beginnings and all the freshness they bring, feel great. Just like the ebb and flow

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Behind the scenes of ‘that Slimming World Feeling’

14th July 2021 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Weight loss and body composition
Over my career I have seen countless women who have been back to Slimming World countless times. This is not a coincidence that it fails so many, and sadly yo-yoing in weight has been shown to put our health at risk, in itself so it is not ok that slimming clubs will welcome back repeated

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What is the best diet for someone with insulin resistance?

12th May 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Weight loss and body composition
Insulin resistance is a key factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. It is also associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). For clarification, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterised by an imbalance in blood glucose levels, altered lipid profiles and high blood pressure. It usually presents as a combination of insulin resistance

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What exactly is Intermittent Fasting?

24th March 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Weight loss and body composition
Fasting is not a new concept and has been around for thousands of years but what exactly is Intermittent Fasting? Fasting involves alternating food absence with periods of normal food consumption. We break a ‘fast’ every day when we first eat – breakfast even if not at breakfast time. In the ‘diet trend’ sense, intermittent

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Weight Management – if I’m not prescribing diets, what am I doing?

28th July 2020 / Laura Clark

Intuitive Eating, Mindful eating, Weight loss and body composition, anti diet, diet binge cycle, how to break free from dieting, non diet approach
In the past, I’ve delivered weight management services which had weight loss at the heart. I’ve worked alongside other healthcare professionals in specialist NHS services, to support people on a journey to better health through weight loss. It has never been simply about offering dietary advice; we have to look at the interplay between the

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Dieting: when it’s time to say no

18th May 2020 / Laura Clark

Weight loss and body composition
Mental Health Awareness Week is flying the flag for kindness this week. So, it’s the perfect time to think about how we’re interpreting this for ourselves, particularly when it comes to our quest to lose weight or change our body shape. Dieting often takes us on a merry-go-round of emotions, initially euphoria when our efforts

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Intermittent Fasting – Is it for you?

13th February 2020 / Laura Clark

16:8, Weight loss and body composition, Workplace Health, how to do fasting diet, should I be fasting to lose weight
Should we all be following strict rules around fasting? The potential benefits of fasting for the body have been talked about for a long time, but the idea that restricting your eating to a certain time window is good for health, seems to be building momentum so what does the science say? Fasting allows the

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Nutrition tips for the body conscious Love Island couples

8th June 2019 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Food and nutrients, Weight loss and body composition
It’s a hard life – slurping from a personalised water bottle and trying to decide whether to sit on a swinging seat or a bean bag. I’d love to see inside those fridges because you don’t see them eat much do you? Their bodies look sculpted, but should their diets change now they’re enclosed within

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