How many carbohydrates should I eat each day, are low carb diets safe and what foods are high in bad carbs?

THERE’S hundreds of diets out there all promising to help women lose weight and keep the pounds off. From low-fat to high-fat, 5:2 to Atkins, it can be hard knowing what diet plan is right for you. GETTY – CONTRIBUTOR 3 Cutting out carbs completely isn’t healthy How many carbohydrates should I eat each day? […]

A new study suggests that while fasting diets might help with weight loss, they could increase your risk of diabetes – and the 5:2 author has responded

There has been conflicting evidence on the long-term effects of intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years. The jury’s still out in the science world as to the long-term health effects of the regime. A new study on rats suggests that while fasting may help to achieve weight loss, it may also […]

High protein diets like Atkin’s may increase risk of heart failure, finds study

High protein diets, which have gained in popularity as food trends have turned against carbohydrates, may increase the risk of heart failure in older men by as much as 49 per cent, a study has found. Relatively little research has been conducted on the long-term impact of wolfing down chicken breasts and steak in the name of weight loss, […]