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Proportion, Perspective, and Why Sometimes Good Things Seem Bad

Proportion, Perspective, and Why Sometimes Good Things Seem Bad

Y’know when you start out on a journey to a ‘new you’ – or even just pick up where you left off on an old one – it’s hard to imagine failing. You’re resolute. You’re determined. You’re totally going to kick ass and achieve your […]

Horse Burgers and… Snarking?

Horse Burgers and… Snarking?

Okay, so I’ve been meaning to get to addressing this since it started emerging – it’s time for me to talk about horse meat. I know I’m late to the party, but sue me – I’ve been busy. And also, if I’m honest, I’m not […]

Fear and Loathing in Haagen Dasz

Fear and Loathing in Haagen Dasz

Since I (briefly) mentioned I was inclined to binge eat here, I’ve been inundated with questions about it – questions which it’s taking me a while to answer, because frankly, I’m not sure how. See, when I try to talk about things like my tendency […]

The Meal Plan is Here!

The Meal Plan is Here!

I know, I know – I’ve kept you guys waiting on this one. But finally – I’ve finished the meal plan. Finally. It’s been a labour of love, but one that I hope you guys will find really helpful in getting healthy and happy – […]

Recipe: Stay-at-Home Chinese Takeaway

Recipe: Stay-at-Home Chinese Takeaway

Now, I’m not going to kid around here – this isn’t a particularly healthy recipe. That’s why, in the meal plan, it’s on a day where the rest of the food is a little more spread out. But you asked for Chinese food in the […]

Recipe: Bun-Free Burger & Roasted Veggies

Recipe: Bun-Free Burger & Roasted Veggies

Per person: 1 Medium Beef Burger 50g Iceberg Lettuce 30g Cucumber Medium Tomato 30g Mushrooms 1 Clove of Garlic 30g Courgette (or Zucchini, if you’re in the US!) 1/2 Red Onion 15g Red Chili Peppers 1 Bell Pepper Handful of Fresh Basil 1tsp Paprika (optional) […]

Recipe: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Recipe: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Check these out. They’re adapted from a recipe I found here – and I have to say, the first time I tried to make them I was totally sceptical. I mean… It’s cauliflower, for Pete’s sake. But once I’d made them… Well, wow. They’re just delicious. […]

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

Per person: 150g Steak, Trimmed of Fat & Cut into Strips 1tsp Olive Oil 1 Medium Onion 1.5 Cloves of Garlic 1 Stalk of Celery 1 Small Green Chilli 50g Mushrooms 200ml Gravy, fairly thick 2tbsp Horseradish Sauce 75g White Rice (dry weight)   1. […]

5 Healthy Snacks (That Still Taste Good)

5 Healthy Snacks (That Still Taste Good)

I know I mentioned it briefly the other day, but the times they are a’changin’ in my life at the moment. That’s why things have been a little quiet around here lately, and why the meal plan is delayed – but I swear to God every […]

The “Low-Fat” Myth and Why You’re Being Marketed To

The “Low-Fat” Myth and Why You’re Being Marketed To

Don’t judge me, but when I’m not writing this blog, or doing a PhD, I work in marketing. I know, I know – I’m pretty sure that means I’ll be a slug or something in the next life, but a girl’s gotta do what a […]

A Shocking Discovery About Cake and Booze

A Shocking Discovery About Cake and Booze

I kind of hate myself for the timing of this post, because, let’s face it – if there’s a time of year you’re likely to drink more alcohol, it’s the festive season. I’m a particular victim of this, because it was my birthday yesterday – […]

Q&A: Diet or Exercise?

Q&A: Diet or Exercise?

Q: If you had to choose one thing to start with, would it be exercise or food? With everything going on, both is overwhelming at the moment. Personally, if I had to choose one thing to tackle first, it’d be food. But – and this […]

Why You Shouldn’t Write Off November

Why You Shouldn’t Write Off November

This time last year, I was a good 220lbs (at least – I’d started avoiding the scales around August, once I knew I was gaining weight.) I’d had a busy October, full of cake and alcohol from a jam-packed birthday calendar, and sweets from a […]

A Halloween Horror Story; or, What’s Really in a Happy Meal

A Halloween Horror Story; or, What’s Really in a Happy Meal

Even though I’m open to a bit of a cheateroo from time to time, generally, I try to avoid eating processed foods where I can. Don’t get me wrong – I’m nowhere even approaching perfect – but as a rule, most of the stuff I […]

Why It’s Okay to Just Do Okay

Why It’s Okay to Just Do Okay

As the wise man Mr T. once said, it’s not where you come from, it’s where you’re going. And I’d be inclined to agree, especially on this whole health business. I don’t think it’s ever too late to make a difference to your lifestyle, regardless […]

Think Positive… Lose Weight?

Think Positive… Lose Weight?

When I was fat – or fatter, given the enormous chunk of birthday cake I unashamedly devoured at the weekend for my sister’s 21st that I’m pretty sure weighed at least 10lbs and may have single-handedly given me diabetes – I was still… Me. I was […]

Where Do I Start? Part 3 – Nutrition

Where Do I Start? Part 3 – Nutrition

I’ve asked Matt to help me with this post, because he’s a nutritionist (who actually won the Contribution to Physical Activity award at the Worcester Sports Awards the other night for this very programme – woo!), so this is kind of his specialist subject. I can’t […]

Where Do I Start? Part 2 – Getting Ready to Change

Where Do I Start? Part 2 – Getting Ready to Change

I’m always interested by psychological type things – especially when I can apply them to myself, because let’s face it. I’ve started a blog about me. Safe to say I’m a wee bit self-absorbed.  Anyway, that meant that when Matt told me about something called […]

Where Do I Start, Part 1 – What’s a Lifestyle Change?

Where Do I Start, Part 1 – What’s a Lifestyle Change?

I’ve been asked this a lot since I started this blog – and yet, weirdly enough, it’s one of the posts I’ve struggled most to write. That’s for a few reasons. Firstly, when I set out to lose weight initially, I didn’t think like I […]

Why You Probably Don’t Need Surgery

Why You Probably Don’t Need Surgery

Last week, I was asked to be a talking head on HuffPost Live, during their interview of Lisa Lampanelli – who is ace. She’s known for her amazing (if a tad…uhhh…blue) put-downs – the only one I could find that wasn’t too filthy to put […]