THE ketogenic diet was invented way back in the 1920s, to help treat patients suffering from epilepsy, but it's set to be the next big weight loss trend.But what can and can't you eat on the diet, and how does it help you lose weight? Here's how it works...The keto diet involves eating lots of 'good' fat, to curb hunger pangs, while cutting out carbs and eating moderate amounts of protein.It's said to boost energy levels and help speed up weight loss.The diet is based on ketogenis, which is when you eat less carbs to starve the brain of glucose - forcing the body to tap into its reserve source of ketones, which the liver produces from fat stores.It takes about three days of following the diet to bring on ketogenesis.Fat should make up 60-80 per cent of the dieter's total calories consumed, while protein makes up 10-15 per cent, and carbs less than 10 per cent.Dieters should also cap their calories at 1,800-a-day - while it can be adapted to suit vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.If it … [Read more...] about What is the keto diet, what are the best ketogenic recipes and does its meal plan aid weight loss?
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THE ketogenic diet was invented back in the 1920s, to help treat epilepsy patients, but it’s set to be the next big weight loss trend.But what can and can’t you eat on the diet, and how does it help you lose weight? Here’s what you need to know…The keto diet involves eating lots of ‘good’ fat, to curb hunger pangs, while cutting out carbs and eating moderate amounts of protein.It’s said to boost energy levels and help speed up weight loss.The diet is based on ketogenis, which is when you eat less carbs to starve the brain of glucose – forcing the body to tap into its reserve source of ketones, which the liver produces from fat stores.It takes about three days of following the diet to bring on ketogenesis.Fat should make up 60-80 per cent of the dieter’s total calories consumed, while protein makes up 10-15 per cent, and carbs less than 10 per cent.Dieters should also cap their calories at 1,800-a-day – while it can be adapted … [Read more...] about What is the keto diet, what are the best ketogenic recipes and does the meal plan help with weight loss?
If you’re looking for an ideal place for a bit of winter R&R there’s a B&B option that fits the bill exactly – Boston and The Berskshires that is, in New England. Although this time of year is a bit late for catching the spectacular autumn foliage which attracts millions of visitors to the area each year, you gain with very competitive prices on flights, hotel rooms and a more relaxed and less crowded atmosphere. There’s also all the fun of the Christmas lights and festive events to join in with. On a recent trip to the New England state I made a great decision to fly with Norwegian, the low-cost airline with none of the downsides of the usual budget suspects. The 7 hr 20 min flight from Gatwick to Boston Logan airport was smooth and I enjoyed the no fuss amenities of the 787 Dreamliner and was promised less jet lag as a bonus. My seat was comfy and I loved the touch screen for everything from watching films to ordering snacks as well as a dinky bottle … [Read more...] about Boston and The Berkshires in winter make a spa and shopping heaven
ALMOST half the nation will stay in tonight and avoid New Year’s Eve celebrations, while a third plan to be in bed before midnight, according to new research.The cost of drinks, subzero temperatures and no way of getting home without breaking the bank on a taxi are among some of the reasons why a staggering 47 percent of Brits are choosing to stay in and batten down the hatches on December 31.According to the data, 38 percent of the 2,000 Brits polled said no one over 25 goes out to celebrate New Year anymore, while two in ten (24 percent) had made plans but will be making a last-minute excuse and having an early night instead.In fact, 35 percent of those polled said they will be tucked up in bed, fast asleep well before the clock strikes midnight.According to the report, 36 percent of Brits avoid going out on NYE because there are too many people on the streets who have had "one too many" and a further 33 percent said celebrations to see in the New Year never … [Read more...] about Half of Brits will stay in this New Year’s Eve, while a third plan to be in bed before midnight, poll reveals
Have you managed to make a complete disaster of your Christmas dinner this year? Well don't worry, you're not alone. While it's supposed be the most wonderful time of the year for many Christmas Day doesn't always go quite to plan. From not defrosting the turkey in time, forgetting the roast potatoes, or managing to get so drunk on early morning sherry you manage to miss Christmas dinner all together - it's all possible. And sometimes no matter how hard you try to make everything perfect something will let you down - like a cooking dish breaking, your trusty dog deciding the turkey is all for them, or dropping your phone in your food. But if you have messed up at least take some solace in the fact that you're not alone. People who didn't get any turkey on Christmas Day... Instagram Instagram Some unwelcome additions to the Christmas meal ... Instagram Instagram Some people found alternative options... Instagram And one poor man lost more than his appetite after this Christmas dinner … [Read more...] about Make a complete disaster of Christmas dinner? Don’t worry you’re not alone
THERESA MAY doesn’t really do lunch. She has never enjoyed sitting down for a long conversation over several courses.When she announced she was running for Prime Minister, she declared: “I don’t gossip about people over lunch.”But on Monday, May will sit down for the most important lunch in recent British history.Her dining companion will be the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.The subject for discussion: whether the UK has made “sufficient progress” to move on to talks about trade and transition.This lunch is so important for May because she has already made compromises.The Government is now making clear it is prepared to pay a divorce settlement of around £40billion.May has even been prepared to blur her red line about the European Court of Justice having no jurisdiction in the UK after Brexit.If the EU turns around and says this still isn’t enough, it will be nigh on impossible for May to stay at the table.But if … [Read more...] about Don’t let European Union make a meal of Brexit talks, Prime Minister
TIME to ring the changes and get a new mobile?The latest iPhone, the 8, is released on September 12 — and thousands of Brits will upgrade and sell their current phones.But waiting until the launch date to sell your old handset may cost you dear.Research shows sellers who wait until the release date typically pocket 25 per cent less than consumers who flog their old iPhones just a week before.So if you plan to sell your old iPhone, we asked Thom Bryan from comparison site sellmymobile.com for his tips on getting the best price.Make sure you shop around. Don’t just go for the first offer you are given. Use a trusted comparison site that shows up-to-date prices with a range of reputable recyclers. You can also choose how you would like to be paid.Less than perfect handset? Some providers offer a price on damaged phones but check their individual criteria. Light damage” typically means a fully functional phone with cosmetic dents to the case or issues with switching it on … [Read more...] about Make a fortune cashing in on your phone — plus, get a free fiver from our rewards club
A THRIFTY mum who made headlines with meals that cost just 88p has answered trolls by creating new meals plans – at just 60p per dish.Penina Peterson, from Melbourne, faced a backlash after publishing her low-cost meal plan, $1.50 Dinners, with many people questioning whether it was really possible to feed a family on £24 (AU$42) a week, as she claimed.The mum-of-two told news.com.au that common comments were, “How is that possible with the cost of meat?”, “She must be feeding her family crap”, “Frozen food is bad”, and “What about breakfast, lunches, snacks, dessert?”But instead of dismissing the critics, she went back for a rethink.She said: “Half the debate was about frozen food versus fresh, and the second part was people saying, our grocery shop is £240 (AU$400) a month [if you include breakfast, lunch and snacks].“I actually think they all have very valid points. I had a really good think about … [Read more...] about A thrifty mum who saved thousands with meals that cost just 88p has answered critics by creating new meal plans – at just 60p
A THRIFTY cook is on a mission to getting the nation creating delicious, mouth-watering meals – but for very little money.Seven years ago, Limahl Asmall, 32, from Walthamstow, London, had a £7,000 loan, was barely able to pay his sky-high London rent and was surviving on toast.“I’d taken out a £7,000 bank loan to fund my studies and I needed to pay off the debt whilst also living in London," he told The Sun Online."I had some working tax credits and housing benefit, which I used to pay my rent, bills and travel.“My passion is food and it kind of became a game to see how little money I would need to feed myself on. I set myself a budget of £20 a week.”Sick of his boring meals, Limahl began using supermarket own-brand products to create tasty, wholesome grub that would last him the week.Encouraged by a friend, Limahl shared his frugal food journey online in an e-book, which was endorsed by TV chef Jamie Oliver.Now, Limahl has penned the … [Read more...] about Meals for £1.50! Thrifty cook shares his £20-a-week meal plan (and reveals why you should always have eggs in the cupboard)
IT’S Day One of Vicky Pattison's ultimate summer body guide — and with my quick, tasty recipes and home workouts you’ll be jumping for joy in your bikini in no time.The Geordie Shore babe has learnt that to maintain a healthy weight — and feel great doing it — you have to plan well and be patient.She explained: "Don’t do a liquid crash diet or try to starve yourself, because you’ll fail."If you need a cheeky mid-afternoon snack to keep you going, I’ve got that covered too."Today and for the next four days Vicky will be sharing three fantastic recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day to fuel your body without overindulging on unnecessary calories.Here is the first meal plan that will get you one-step closer to a trim bikini body... INGREDIENTS:2 eggs1 egg white (beaten together with eggs)1 pinch sea salt1 pinch black pepper50g shiitake mushrooms (chopped)1 small handful spinach (chopped) METHOD:Heat regular oil or coconut oil in … [Read more...] about Lose lbs without starving yourself! Vicky Pattison reveals Day 1 of her delicious meal plans to get YOU in shape