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This section contains articles about weight and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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    Intermittent Fasting – A Beginner’s Guide

    Intermittent fasting has recently become a popular method designed to help you lose weight, improve your health and overall well-being and in particular your gut health.

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    Boot camps for weight loss and boosting exercise

    The very first boot camps were military-style institutions that used discipline, military style exercises, and rigorous physical training to "break" a defiant a...

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  • Psychology of weight management and obesity

    Every day there are new stories in the media about the rising problem of severe overweight and obesity. The message underlying all these stories is that obesity is a simp...

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    Nutritional deficiences in either under or overweight people

    Nutritional deficiency and associated diseases are either directly or indirectly cause by a lack of the essential nutrients needed in your diet.

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    Common reasons why you aren’t losing weight

    Healthy weight loss can take time and when it comes to shedding some pounds, there really isn’t any quick fix, it’s all about eating a healthy diet and increa...

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    Artificial sweeteners & sugar substitutes

    Sweeteners are derived from natural sources (sugar substitutes) or are synthetic (artificial sweeteners). The majority of these products approved for use in foods are art...

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  • Low-calorie diet to reverse type 2 diabetes

    The NHS is rolling out a low-calorie diet programme to thousands of people in the UK. Around 90% of people with diabetes have type 2, which is strongly linked to lifestyl...

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    Exercise and fitness equipment

    It is widely accepted that both exercise and general physical activity are known to bring health benefits. The definition by the World Health Organisation of exercise is ...

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  • The Food Standards Agency: Eatwell Plate

    Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, helping aid recovery after an injury or illness, and can help you feel your very best. T...

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    Psychology and weight - it's all in the mind?

    If you’ve ever lived with an eating disorder then you will appreciate that food and the mind is a complex phenomenon. Whether a person is over or under weight, the ...

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  • Activity trackers may not be the key to losing weight

    A recent study, published in September 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at wearable technology and the effects of activity trackers on long...

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    Calorie controlled diets

    In the UK, it is estimated that almost two-thirds of adults and one-third of children aged 11-15 years are overweight.

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