Dear Lily – My doctor says I’m obese

Dear Lily, I have never been particularly thin, but recently I was told by my doctor that I’m clinically obese and I am beginning to think I should try to lose some weight. The problem is I’d much rather sit in an armchair and scoff enough pizza to feed a family of five than subject … [Read the full story]

Eating insects could help fight obesity

The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report just published said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity. More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, but people in the West … [Read the full story]

Sleepwalker snacks during the night

A sleepwalker has been forced to diet during the day because she stuffs her face at night. Lesley Cusack chomps on fry-ups, soup and fruit while in her altered state – and has even tried paint, soap powder and raw potatoes. The 55-year-old has sleep-related eating disorder, a rare condition that gives her no control … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

“I’m on a whiskey diet…last week I lost 3 days”

Parrot loses feathers on beer and chips diet

A parrot lost all its feathers after it was fed a diet of beer and chips. Charlie the two-year-old African grey was also given monkey nuts and kept in a darkened corner alone with no socialisation. Parrots have a brain equivalent to that a four-year-old child which means they need lots of stimulation and care … [Read the full story]

Dieting and exercise won’t stop you being fat

We’re often being told that diet and exercise alone will never shift stubborn fat deposits. But naturopath Max Tomlinson knows different. For the past 25 years he’s been running a successful fat spot reduction programme at his London clinic, targeting what he calls the ‘weird, disproportionate fat deposits’ that frustrate so many of his clients. … [Read the full story]

The 5 strangest weight-loss tricks

1. Sniff a banana, apple, or peppermint You might feel silly, but it works. When Dr Alan R. Hirsch of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago tried this with 3,000 volunteers, he found that the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost – … [Read the full story]

Top tips for dietless weight loss

Forget calorie-counting! The simple tricks that could help you lose weight WITHOUT going on a diet From the Dukan Diet to the Caveman Plan, weight-loss regimes instructing us what to eat and what to avoid are big business. A number of recent studies have revealed how making several small lifestyle changes could help you lose … [Read the full story]

What Demi needs is Moore plastic surgery

She was determined to stop the tides of time even before marrying toyboy Ashton Kutcher. But it seems Demi Moore is taking her diet and exercise regime too far. The Charlie’s Angels star showed off her tightly toned arms and incredibly lean figure at the Variety’s 3rd Annual Power Of Women Luncheon at Beverly Wilshire … [Read the full story]

Liz and Posh DO have eating disorders

A thirtysomething lawyer, Anne, comes home from her job in an office. Once or twice a week, she drops into Coles, where she buys two pizzas, biscuits, ice cream and more…a bulging bag of delights. She arrives at her empty flat, pulls the curtains, puts on the TV and spends the evening eating it all, … [Read the full story]

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