British girls are the fattest in Europe

British girls are the fattest in Europe according to a new study published in the Lancet. The study, conducted by the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, found that nearly one-third (29.2%) of UK girls under the age of 20 are overweight or obese – the highest percentage of all the 22 countries in […]

How to make sure ‘Stoptober’ doesn’t lead to ‘Noshvember’

The NHS ‘Stoptober‘ campaign is in full swing, with over 240,000 people pledging to quit smoking for 28 days. It’s the second year of the campaign, which is based on the idea that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stay ‘smokefree’. It’s a sound philosophy, which […]

How to lose weight in 10 simple steps

In this report we will show you how to lose weight by addressing the 10 most common factors which cause people to be overweight. If you are overweight or gaining weight, then chances are you are eating and drinking more calories than your body needs. The NHS says the secret of how to lose weight is […]

Jaynean breaks her bad eating habits with DietAssist

Jaynean lost 2 dress sizes and nearly 2 stone when she used DietAssist to control her bad eating habits. Here’s her story in her own words: “I was grossly overweight, very uncomfortable in most of my clothes and was needing to buy another wardrobe to fit into. I’d outgrown the wardrobe I was in at […]

5:2 intermittent fasting diet – The Pros and Cons

Earlier this year, we posted about the 5:2 diet, and how our DietAssist programme can make intermittent fasting diets like the 5:2 much easier and longer lasting. In the article, we also cautioned that whilst intermittent fasting has many reported health benefits, it is not safe for everyone, especially pregnant women and diabetics. Well, the […]

Weight loss is easy with DietAssist, says Caren

Caren was introduced to DietAssist by a friend, and together they took the DietAssist Weight Loss Challenge. Here’s her story in her own words. “I was desperate to lose weight. I had tried all sorts of diets but nothing worked for me, then a friend recommended DietAssist. She was losing weight with DietAssist and I […]

Is junk food marketing killing our children?

The World Health Organisation has released a report today accusing food companies of fuelling the obesity epidemic by bypassing the rules on advertising ‘junk food’ to children. The report calls for tighter Europe-wide regulation on how foods high in fat, salt and sugar can be marketed to children. “Millions of children across the region are […]

The secret to change: Try something new for 30 days

For those of you who don’t know, Matt Cutts is the popular ‘face of Google’. He is part of team that fights spammy websites, and does regular video updates teaching people how Google works. In this TED talk, Matt talks about how he began to make changes in his life simply by trying something new […]

Laura lost her ‘mummy tummy’ in 6 weeks using DietAssist

Like many expectant mothers, Laura got into the habit of eating for two, and was left with a ‘mummy tummy’ after giving birth 6 months ago. Using DietAssist, she took back control of her food choices and returned to her pre-baby weight. Here’s her story in her own words. “DietAssist has been really good for […]

DietAssist helps Lisa lose a stone in 6 weeks

DietAssist helped Lisa lose a stone (14lb) in 6 weeks by helping her change the way she looks at food and get motivated. Here’s how she won her weight loss battle, in her own words: “Weight had been an issue for me for about 15 years. I did a lot of swimming when I was younger […]