What your wobbly bits say about you: From bingo wings and love handles to chubby cheeks, where you store fat holds the key to…

What your wobbly bits say about youFrom bingo wings and love handles to chubby cheeks, where you store fat holds the key to your health – and how to lose weight | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 22 November 2012 Every woman has stubborn fat she just can’t shift — whether it’s love handles, plump knees or chunky thighs. Some of us obsess over our bingo wings, while others know their stomachs will never be flat, however many diets they try

Why one in three men are secret dieters (even though 90% want to lose weight)

'It was too embarrassing to tell my friends': Why one in three men are secret dieters (even though 90% want to lose weight) Simon Hayman, 24, from Shropshire, lost 63lbs on a 'secret diet' | UPDATED: 13:40 GMT, 22 November 2012 When Simon Hayman's weight rocketed beyond 19 stone, he decided to do something about it. But instead of sharing his diet plans, the Shropshire man, now 24, felt 'it was too embarrassing to tell my friends', and kept his new eating regime a secret from everyone apart from his mother. But Simon is not alone when it comes to clandestine calorie-counting: one in three men admits to dieting in secret, even though 90 per cent of them want to lose a bit of weight

"Sandy Five": New Yorkers battle to lose excess pounds after comfort-eating during hurricane

Race to shed the 'Sandy Five': New Yorkers battle to lose excess pounds after comfort-eating during hurricane | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 12 November 2012 Image-conscious New Yorkers are racing to shed the pounds after comfort-eating during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Quitting Brits give up dieting after just a month – and one in five desperate slimmers would even try the starvation diet

Quitting Brits give up dieting after just a month – and one in five desperate slimmers would even try the starvation diet | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 8 November 2012 It won't be long before Brits are setting themselves New Year resolutions to lose weight in 2013. But according to research, the best intentions won't last until February as half of dieters will give up after just a month

Hillary Clinton celebrates her 65th birthday at luxury spa with her family

Let them eat (vegan, gluten free) cake! Hillary Clinton celebrates her 65th birthday at luxury spa with her family | UPDATED: 15:28 GMT, 30 October 2012 Turning 65 might be a time of celebration and indulgence, but Hilary Clinton did not use her birthday as an excuse to stray from her strict diet. As Hillary celebrated the occasion with Bill, Chelsea and her husband Marc, the family devoured a vegan, gluten-free cake at the lavish Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut. But despite cutting back on calories, the Clintons did not cut back on luxury at the glamorous Inn and Spa

According to a new diet book, eating nothing but soup can make you slimmer in just 10 days…

Absolutely souper: According to a new diet book, eating nothing but soup can make you slimmer in just 10 days…But are you brave enough to try it | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 26 October 2012 Want to know the secret to staying slim According to a new book, the answer is simple: eat more soup! As Fiona Kirk, best-selling author of diet books, So What The F**k Should I Eat, Eat Live & Lose The Flab, and now Soup Can Make You Thin, explains: '[Slim people] know that a tasty bowl of soup fills them up, crushes cravings, keeps them energised for hours and is hard to beat for good all-round nourishment.' Souper-food: According to Julie Kirk, eating plenty of soup really can give you the figure of your dreams What's more, adds Kirk, sticking to soup can mean shifting those stubborn pounds in as little as 10 days. So is this really something new or just the cabbage soup diet in disguise Most certainly not, says Kirk, who goes on to expound the virtues of variety – as long as it's soup. She says: 'There are as many reasons why some of us struggle to lose weight and others don’t as there are varieties of soup to choose from but increasing evidence shows that the main stumbling blocks to getting slim and staying slim are hunger, cravings, diet boredom and lack of essential nutrients.

It"s LBD day ladies – Start your diet today to be ready for the Christmas party

It’s LBD day ladies– Start your diet today to be ready for the Christmas party | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 25 October 2012 LDB idol: Victoria Beckham is one of our top Little Black Dress wearers Worried about the Christmas party season Those mini dresses, the social pressure, too many canaps and far too much alcohol.

Soldier Melissa Haywood wins best bikini body at UK Bodybuilding Championships

She has our full attention! Female soldier Melissa Haywood wins best bikini body at UK Bodybuilding Championships The British Army corporal, 26, served in Iraq in 2007Haywood is from Salisbury, Wiltshire, and in the Adjutant General's CorpsCompetition took place in Manchester | UPDATED: 12:41 GMT, 24 October 2012 She's more used to covering up in weighty military fatigues and camouflage face paint. But it seems Melissa Haywood is also very comfortable stripping down to less

Members of Weight Watchers groups lose three times as much as those who diet alone, study reveals

Members of Weight Watchers groups lose three times as much as those who diet alone, study reveals U.S study showed that group-based weight loss is the most effectiveThe clinical trials found that group-based treatment led by peer counselors is just as effective as that led by health professionalsFindings could mean weight loss treatment becomes more available for thousands of AmericansResults also showed that better meeting attendance was associated with greater weight losses during the first 24 weeks in all treatment | UPDATED: 15:10 GMT, 9 October 2012 Losing weight can be an uphill battle for many and so dieters often choose to join slimming groups such as Weight Watchers that offer support in shifting those unwanted pounds. And now a university study has found that the group support received at slimming groups is three times more effective than trying to diet alone, and – crucially – just as effective as groups supervised by medical professionals

It doesnt count if The cunning ways women kid themselves into cheating on their diet

It doesn’t count if… The cunning ways women kid themselves into cheating on their diet | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 27 September 2012 Dieting is an uphill battle and there are countless ways that women trick themselves into believing that a cheeky chocolate treat will go unnoticed. And now a hilarious YouTube video that every woman can relate to (documenting each and every way women kid themselves into cheating a diet) has gone viral