The ultimate MAN v FAT guide to Christmas 2018

Christmas can be a tricky bugger to navigate if you’re trying to lose weight. We’re not really talking about Christmas Day itself here, because surely if there’s one day you can sod the diet it’s Christmas Day (and Boxing Day, buried under Quality Street wrappers), but it’s everything else that can make this time of year difficult if you’re trying to shift the pounds. It all begins in mid-November and from

How many calories in Starbucks and Costa Christmas food?

Picture the scene: you’re in your nearest town doing your Christmas shopping. You’re laden down with bags, sick of hearing All I Want For Christmas Is You and your feet hurt. Time for a pit stop at one of the high street’s chain coffee shops, and you want a festive lunch, because who are you to let the Christmas spirit die? You don’t want to completely let go of your self-restraint,

How many calories in Christmas coffees from Caffe Nero and Pret?

We’re getting well into the swing of Christmas food and drink now as the major coffee chains continue to launch their festive menus. Glossing over the fact that it’s only the first week of November, we’re in for a treat this year with newbies including creme brûlée lattes, a millionaire’s latte plus more gingerbread-flavoured drinks you can shake a stick at.  If you missed part one of our guide to

How many calories in Costa and Starbucks Christmas coffees?

Halloween is over and like clockwork, the festive drinks are here. Last week saw Christmas offerings launching in Starbucks and Costa so it’s official: the countdown to Christmas is on. Yes, they’re sickly sweet and full of sugar. Yes, they can be high in calories. But I’ll be damned if I’m not enticed by a salted caramel brownie hot chocolate. I’ve poured over the nutritional info so you don’t have

Surprising foods that are making you bloated

Bloating is often an indicator that your gut is unhappy and there are several reasons as to why this could be happening. It is widely thought that certain foods can make you feel bloated, with common culprits being wheat and dairy. However, there are some surprising foods that are making you bloated that you might not even realise are causing havoc with your gut. We asked nutritionist Alix Woods, from