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Gillians 7 day meal planner

Whether you need to lose weight or simply want to improve your health, the answer lies in what you eat. Follow Gillian’s simple seven-day plan and discover a slimmer, more energised, all-round healthier you Day 1 7am Meditation 7:15am 1 glass warm water with lemon juice 1 liquorice tea 7:30am Go for a brisk 30 minute walk 8:15am 1 pear 30 minutes later Peach, apricot and banana smoothie (see Recipes) ...

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Gillians Top 20 Superfoods

Like all the best superheroes, these superfoods are powerful, packed with energy, and should be handled with care ‘Some foods are worth their weight in gold – they’re what I call superfoods,’ explains Gillian Mckeith. ‘And if you’re making a commitment to eating healthily and well, these will become your store cupboard superstars. Include one or two at a time in your diet ...

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You are what you drink

Smoothies, juices and herbal teas are not only tasty and easy to make, but a great way to cut your intake of fizzy drinks, caffeine and alcohol Healthy living Today’s busy schedules make convenience food a necessity for many of us. But if you’re worried that a wealth of ready meals means you’re not hitting your five-a-day target for fruit and veg, then juices and smoothies could be the ans ...

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3 fat brides …

When three brides-to-be have their eye on the same designer wedding dress, there’s only one woman to decide who gets to wear it on their wedding day (Gillian McKeith) The idea is simple: get three overweight brides-to-be who want to lose weight for their fast approaching nuptials, but who just can’t find the motivation. What’s the ultimate bait for our curvy trio? The one thing that that ...

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Trim Those Thighs

Follow these easy flab-fighting moves to give you thinner thighs in as little as 15 minutes a day… Who doesn’t want wobble-free thighs? Well, the good news is that it is possible to radically tone and firm up your legs in just a few minutes each day if you follow these core moves – do them twice a day (morning and evening). After a couple of weeks you will find they become easier, so try a ...

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Say no to yo-yo dieting

One minute they are the size of a small country, the next they look like the wind could blow them over – are celebrities (and us mere mortals) who yo-yo diet actually risking their health? We all want to be lighter, whether it’s a couple of lbs or a couple of stone, but some celebrities seem to take this to the extreme. Remember the gasps when Geri Haliwell returned to the stage at The Brits a fe ...

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5 ways to look younger without surgery

There are a mind-boggling array of products and treatments out there, all purporting to provide the elixir of eternal youth – but what’s the right solution for you? We take a look through the assortment of methods that are said to contribute to creating a younger you – from the most basic lifestyle changes to some exotic supplements and non-surgical procedures that use the very latest techno ...

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Focus on: Blood Sugar Levels

If you find yourself feeling faint or light-headed, it could be a sign your blood sugar levels have dipped – find out how to prevent yourself running out of steam… Our bodies need enough energy to accomplish our daily activities. Fuelling it through a proper diet is similar to putting petrol in a car. When you don’t get enough of the right nutrients you won’t be able to function. Wha ...

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Welcome to at home with Gillian McKeith

Dear readers, Welcome to the third issue of At Home with Gillian McKeith. Picking up this magazine means you have already taken your first step to a healthier and more energetic lifestyle. With cases of obesity spiraling out of control in this country and a massive increase in the number of related medical conditions, making that move to change the way you live could actually mean you will live longer. At t ...

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A-Z of fresh vegetables

To help you reach that five-a-day requirement, take a look at our A to Z of vegetables. You may discover some you never even knew existed… Gillian is a keen advocate of vegetables, which she calls ‘nutritional superstars’. They are indeed powerful adjuncts to health – and their immune-boosting antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals not only help you look and feel good, b ...

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Your essential guide to healthy living

Would you like to lose weight, feel better and rev up your metabolism? Follow our guide to cutting fat, making smart food choices and exercising with ease and by the end of the month you’ll be buying, cooking and eating better than ever before. 10 Ways to eat less fat All the information you need to shed pounds the healthy way is right here! Be label savvy Ensure that your food purchases have no more ...

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Stop making excuses & start losing weight

Boost Metabolism with Pure Oils I’ve got a slow metabolism – no wonder I can’t lose weight For a long time, a slow metabolism seemed like a good explanation for obesity. But the fact is people who are overweight don’t have a lower metabolic rate than leaner people – they have higher metabolic rates and burn more calories. An underactive thyroid gland can lead to a slow metaboli ...

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Gillian’s Foreword

Welcome to At Home with Gillian McKeith Congratulations! The fact that you have picked up this magazine means that you’ve taken the first step to create a much better – and definitely healthier – lifestyle than you’re currently living. And that’s always a good thing! This issue is devoted to our bodies, or more precisely, how to take good care of them. In the UK today, people a ...

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Celebrity diets do they work?

What’s it all about? Coconut, coconut, and – yes, you guessed it – more coconut! This eating plan is all about replacing oils in your diet with coconut oil – 2 to 3tbsps a day, to be precise. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, but if you can combine it with a low-carb diet, it’s actually said to boost metabolism. Fans of this diet point out that Thais have been consuming co ...

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Gillian McKeith Interview

Our favourite nutrition guru and TV personality, Gillian McKeith talks about her loves, her life – and those dreaded loo inspections! What made you want to become a holistic nutritionist? I’m completely passionate about what food and a change of lifestyle can do for people. When I was younger, I was really ill for a long time. At one point, my migraines were so painful, I really though I had a b ...

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Eat Smart

Your top energy-giving foods Tired of feeling tired? Try eating some of these foods each day of the week Grains release sugar slowly and give you a steady flow of energy instead of a quick high followed by a low. They are also a good source of B vitamins which are needed to assist the spleen ' your energy battery. Parsley is a nutrient powerhouse! It contains high levels of vitamin B12 and more vitamin C th ...

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The Power of food

Runny noses, raging PMS… you might not know it but what you eat can help combat all manner of common complaints. So harness the amazing power of food right now and eat yourself healthy… FOODS TO BEAT PMS Q I get terrible premenstrual syndrome and find myself shouting at anyone in my vacinity. Plus, I expand like a balloon. Can I tackle it with my diet? Lynne Roberts, 45, a finance executive fr ...

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What’s in Gillian’s fridge?

You can usually find Gillian going through other people’s fridges but what does she keep in hers? Where do you buy your food? All over the place! I love going to markets and I’ll often pop down to Planet Organic, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, Fresh & Wild – generally, I find what I’m after in most health food shops. Any vices? Years ago, I had them all. I didn’t eat well ...

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Pass on the salt

Cutting back on salt can help your health – and waistline When you sprinkle salt on your meals, you probably do so without even thinking. But salt dos a lot more than just flavour your food and not all it does is good for you. What’s more, most of us are eating far too much of it. The facts Salt (sodium chloride) is found naturally in all kinds of foods. It’s essential for our bodies to fu ...

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The Buzz on Caffeine

If you’re worried about the health implications of too much caffeine in your system, you’ll be glad to know there are many other hot and delicious beverages on the market for you to try Are you relying on copious cups of coffee to get you through the day? If so, what you’re using as a crutch has probably become part of the problem. Because too much caffeine, far from giving your energy lev ...

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