Sales of slimming products soar as people frantically diet in time for summer

Rise of the Boomerang dieters: Sales of slimming products soar as we all start dieting again in time for summer Sales of diet products up 46%, says online pharmacyLargely driven by people who began dieting in January, but who quickly failed, says Chemist DirectNow frantically trying to slim as summer approaches By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 10:29 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 Chemist Direct claims that sales of products such as Slimfast and BioBurn have risen by 46 per cent If you are frantically trying to get in shape for the summer after a failed New Year diet, you are not alone.

NHS forks out 4million to send obese patients to Weight Watchers

NHS forks out 4million to send obese patients to Weight WatchersGPs routinely refer patients to the classes, which cost 45 for three monthsThe Weight Watchers courses are offered by two-thirds of care trustsExperts predict that half of all adults will be classified as obese by 2040Concerns that pro-Weight Watchers studies are funded by the organisation – the equivalent of 800,000 a year.

Christmas 2012: Average Briton scoffed almost 40,000 calories over festive period

The festive blow-out: Average Briton scoffed almost 40,000 calories over Christmas and gained SIX pounds in weight Typical adult consumes 15,000 calories over Christmas and a further 18,000 calories of alcohol before New Year's Day Recommended daily calorie allowance for an eight-day period is around 20,000 for men and 16,000 for women.

Wife loses five stone so she can give her husband a life-saving kidney as she was too fat to go under the knife

Wife, 69, loses five stone so she can give her husband a life-saving kidney as she was too fat to go under the knife Couple have been married for nearly 50 yearsWife slimmed down from a size 26 to a size 14 so she could donate her kidney This is what love is all about, Mrs Moule says | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 4 September 2012 A devoted wife shed five stone to give her husband one of her kidneys and save his life.

Time for another mince pie: The 2 diet pill now available over the counter

Time for another mince pie! First natural diet pill is available over the counter (and it costs just 2) Experts found that the 2 pill (not pictured) can help people lower the calories they consume by as much as 500 per day It is the perfect excuse to have another mince pie. A diet pill which claims to help women drop two dress sizes in just weeks is available over the counter – and it has no side effects

One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denial

One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denialWeight problems 'normalised' due to rapid rise in obesity, study finds Overweight Britons are living in denial about the size of their waistlines. A quarter of the population is officially obese yet only 6 per cent believe their weight is bad enough to be classified in that category, according to a survey published today

Woman in desperate race to lose four stone so she get pregnant after doctors give her husband five months to live

Woman in desperate race to lose four stone so she can get pregnant after doctors give her husband five months to live Mrs Hughes has lost 21lbs since starting a diet A woman is facing a race against time to lose four stone – in order to become pregnant before her husband dies. Ayla Hughes, 24 is desperate to have a child with her husband Ben, 28, who suffers from chronic organ failure.