Food

Carbs, Glorious Carbs

Carbs, Glorious Carbs

Ahhhh, carbs. Apparently enemy of all things diet, they’re the current thing to ditch. I know this, because I tried it. Not for long, mind – it’s not much fun, it makes you feel pretty terrible, and it’s certainly no way to lose any weight […]

Why Are Bad Habits So Hard to Break?

Why Are Bad Habits So Hard to Break?

Oh, habits. Bad ones are really easy to pick up, and ridiculously hard to quit. And good ones, predictably, are quite the g’damn opposite. Here’s a few examples from my own experience: grabbing a sausage sandwich and a can of full-fat coke as consolation for […]

The Spaghetti Bolognese Ready Meal Challenge

The Spaghetti Bolognese Ready Meal Challenge

I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good spag bol. It’s been a staple of my diet since way back in my heady undergraduate days – although the “mince” we’d buy then was probably a tad suspect, and I’m not sure it […]

What Do You Want From The Meal Plan?

What Do You Want From The Meal Plan?

Wow. Just wow. I am completely, unspeakably overwhelmed to the huge response I’ve had to the article published yesterday on the Huffington Post about my weight loss story. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here – and I’d just like to take […]

Two Years and 120lbs Down

Two Years and 120lbs Down

This weekend two years ago, I could barely walk. Every morning, I’d wake up, strap my immobiliser brace on to one knee (or both, depending on the pain), grab my crutches, and hobble to the bathroom. Some days I’d have to knock back four different […]

Can Food Be Addictive?

Can Food Be Addictive?

Up until relatively recently, I thought I could eat pretty much what I wanted, so long as I managed to stay within my calorie goal. After all, calorie counting is the key to successful weight loss. Right? Hmm. You’ll notice I’m using the past tense. […]

Think Happy Thoughts – Mantras for a Better Week

Think Happy Thoughts – Mantras for a Better Week

I’ve been amazed at how many people identify with me on the emotional eating front – especially among people who, like me, have to juggle a lot of balls and spin a lot of plates to keep everything ticking along. It’s one of those things […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane…

A Trip Down Memory Lane…

I’m so uncomfortable. Three years of hard work, and I’m stuck here, sweating, trying not to breathe so I don’t bust a shirt button under my graduation robes. This ought to be one of the best days of my life, and I just want to […]

Getting Off Your Ass

Getting Off Your Ass

Oh, some days are HARD. Really hard. Especially when you’re a scary hormonal cowbag, like I was earlier this week. I’m not gonna lie guys – I’ve been wandering around the office, trying my level best to conceal my deranged wrath at nothing in particular, […]

I Need to Eat…More?

I Need to Eat…More?

I have had a super, super-busy week – it’s been my first week back at work after a bit of a break, I’ve been bringing some freelance projects to an end, and…I’ve been on a couple of dates. (Very exciting!) Which is why I’ve been […]

What Do I Eat?

What Do I Eat?

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been asked twice what exactly it is that I eat over the course of a day, a week, a month, etc. Obviously you guys have seen some of the highlights (mostly just because they’re pretty) but it’s not […]

Colourful Cuisine – Making Healthy Sexy

Colourful Cuisine – Making Healthy Sexy

When you spend 24 years numbering pizza and sitting down in your list of Top 10 Favourite Things In The Whole World Ever, switching to a healthy lifestyle seems a bit scary. I mean… There’s no way you’ll learn to love healthy foods. They’re all…green. […]

There’s No Such Thing as a Quick Fix

There’s No Such Thing as a Quick Fix

I was going to write a blog today about the importance of keeping your ‘before’ pictures for later use – but I was browsing the news over my lunch and came across this article about a girl in the UK who has been declared ‘Britain’s […]

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

When you first embark on a diet, of any description, it seems like you’ve made a permanent decision to change for the better. For about two hours. Then the biscuits come out in the office, and suddenly it seems very much a temporary measure. If […]

Adventures in Gluten-Free – Courgette, Sweetcorn and Quinoa Egg Bake

Adventures in Gluten-Free – Courgette, Sweetcorn and Quinoa Egg Bake

I was reading this recipe by Naturally Zass this morning in bed, and was inspired – not least because I’m addicted to courgettes at the moment. I figure there are worse things to be addicted to. Anyway, the idea of a courgette-y egg-y thing to […]

…A Gluten-Free What?

…A Gluten-Free What?

My suspicions have been confirmed – I need to bin gluten from my diet. This isn’t a big surprise – I’ve noticed over the last couple of months that I’ve been getting sick after I eat wheat, or things containing it. I’ve always thought that […]