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Diet and Fitness Monthly





Lucky Juliette's gone travelling for a few months, so (lucky us) have top TV dietitian, Lyndel Costain taking over Diet Bytes and other diet news reports. However Juliette did leave something behind to help us through the summer, and it's the best Eating Out Guide we've seen, covering food from nine countries. Enjoy.


Best wishes, Pat

Ready Meals Help Shift Pounds

Lyndel reports on recent research showing that ready meals can be good allies in the battle of the bulge, Find out more...

Healthy but High

My own contribution to this month's DFM tells you which healthy foods and drinks you need to be careful of if you're watching the calories...

Hidden Salt

FSA researchers have shown that salt levels in different versions of the same foods can vary dramatically. WLR's John Litchfield reports on the best and worst amongst top brands and supermarkets. Here's where it's hidden...

Milk, Calcium and Weight Loss

Juliette's report on how calcium, in particular milk and dairy products, can help weight loss, find out more...

GI Recipes

Top chef Anthony Worral Thompson provides extra flavour for GI Diet fans in his new book containing over 100 calorie counted GI recipes. Plus Julie's been testing a few out and has put some of the best in a week's worth of GI menus...

Diet Bytes

Our guest dietitian Lyndel Costain's healthy news round-up, including: Diet Drink Dangers; Anti-ageing Advice; Walk Slowly for Weight Loss; Red Meat and Bowel Cancer and Milk's Effect on PMS.

How They Did It

Our two success stories this month are both from people who didn't have a lot to lose, but prove that doesn't mean it's less important. Jo, who is a drummer in a show band, says "I was very conscious of my size and what others would think". Emma, who's 21 and suffers from PCOS says "The symptoms of PCOS are also more severe the more overweight you become".

SURFS Challenge

Join WLR's SURFS (Shape Up Ready for Summer) challenge, to get you lean, mean and motivated for hols.

Brain Food

Jon's new double-clued straight and cryptic crossword.

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