Weight Loss Tips

At the Hairy Bikers’ Diet Club it’s not just about a short-term weight loss fix, but all about living a healthy lifestyle for good, and this involves all aspects of life. So we’ve put together a little library of some awesome articles we found really useful, covering health, fitness, nutrition and weight loss to help further your knowledge. And as they say, knowledge is power, so read your way to good health and happiness. Oh, and we’ll be updating this every so often with more topical hot-off-the-press issues, so make sure you check back here regularly.

Train like a tennis pro

WHAT IS IT? Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed with friends on a communal indoor or outdoor court, or even just in the garden or park without any net or markings. But it’s important to have good fitness levels for this physically demanding game. Not only does it...
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The Best Foods For Weight Loss

Your mum’s constant refrain to eat your vegetables was based on some pretty solid science. Vegetables are the ultimate weight loss food. High in water, full of fibre, low-GI, satiating, packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, vegetables are a dieter’s best...
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Feel Happy In Just 5 Days

“Achieving happiness requires nothing more than practising a few simple disciplines each and every day,” believes Dr Tim Sharp. And he should know – he’s from the Happiness Institute. Happy people see the bright side of life, view the glass as half-full and tend to be...
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What Does It Mean To Eat Organic?

There are so many health symbols on food packaging these days – organic, free-range, free-from, 100% natural – it’s difficult to know what they all mean and what their impact is on our health. As it’s Organic September, we thought we’d clear a few things up about what...
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A Foot In The England Rugby Camp

Rugby players are one of the most physcially fit athletes, but what gruelling regime do they put their bodies through in order to obtain such high levels of fitness and ultimately, success? It goes without saying that exercise and diet are so paramount to how they...
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Boost your weight loss

If you've hit a bit of a weight loss lull, and are in need of a boost, don't worry. Plateaus are absolutely normal and far more commonplace than we realise. Here are our four top tips that could be just what you need to help kick those scales back into the decline...
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3 Ways To Avoid A Diet-Damaging Party

Christmas is just 5 weeks away. And that means the Christmas party season is about to start. While that means a chance to party – and who doesn’t love a party? It can also deal a blow to your waistline. So here our tips to have fun AND shed that timber. Eat –...
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Goals: Set Them And Stick To Them

Whether it’s how much weight to lose, an exercise plan you want to stick to, or something you want to achieve at work, it’s good to have goals. Setting goals will help you plan your future and motivate you in your healthy aspirations. But the sad truth is this: 25% of...
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Story About Fats

A lot of us want to eat healthier these days, but sometimes it’s hard to know how. Exclude all carbs? Cut back on sugar? Only eat cabbage soup? There’s a lot of confusing diet advice out there and not all of it is based on good quality scientific research. Luckily for...
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Why It’s Important To Shop Local

It's National Butchers Week and we want to join you in celebrating the bangin’ flavours found in fresh local produce. As avid cooks and food lovers, we believe it's so important to shop local. But if you're not familiar with the term, then you might be wondering what...
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Strength Training

Strength training, also referred to as resistance training, can help you lose fat, build muscle, and so much more. Here's why you should do it: 1. YOU'LL LIVE LONGER While most forms of regular exercise could add years to your life, strength training in particular has...

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Why Won’t The Weight Budge?

A weight loss plateau is a common dilemma, but don't despair as there are a number of reasons to explain what could be going on. Here's a few, so listen up... MUSCLE WEIGHS MORE THAN FAT First of all it’s important that you don’t get too hung up on the number on the...

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Non-Smoker’s Health Repair

The 9th March is annual No Smoking Day. So to encourage everyone to put down their puff for at least 24 hours, but ideally longer, we thought we would show you how quickly and dramatically your body will benefit from not smoking. It is astonishing how your clever...

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Salty Situation

A dribble of olive oil, a glove of garlic, zest of a lemon and a sprinkle of salt — ah, stop ... rewind. It seems that when it comes to enhancing the flavour of food, we should be easing up on the white stuff. In light of Salt Awareness Week on 29th February - 6th...

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New Year Resolutions Nailed

What is it about 1 January that makes us strive to reinvent ourselves? “We’re culturally conditioned to it!” says Andrew May, performance coach and author of Flip the Switch. “BUT THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT 25% OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE BROKEN WITHIN THE FIRST 2...

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Mothers Day Fun

This Sunday 6th March is Mother's Day (read on for those who had forgotten as we've got some great gift ideas!). Whether it's your own mum, the mother of your children, or you are the mummy, the gift of health, in our opinion, is the best pressie you could give. So...

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Join Movember 2015

It’s almost Movember, AKA the hairiest month of the year, which of course we Hairy Bikers love! We fit in like a fiddle. But what is this important campaign for, other than growing a moustache and looking funny for your friends? Men are notoriously bad at talking...

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