Talking diets and online expectations with Carly Rowena

At a party I recently saw a friend who I hadn’t seen for almost a year. She had lost a lot of weight and was being praised for the achievement by all the women at the party. With my history of rapid weight loss, crash dieting, binge eating and excessive exercising I stayed silent. I … Continue reading Talking diets and online expectations with Carly Rowena

My favourite foods for weight loss

I haven't done a weight loss update in a wee while because I was really struggling to lose more than a few pounds before gaining it back weeks later. Recently I have had more success (Amen) and have lost about 9lbs in the past two months, even though I was on holiday in Cannes and … Continue reading My favourite foods for weight loss

December fitness goals

Most people use December as an excuse to eat junk food, drink excessively and spend way to much time shopping. Personally, I see it as a chance to work even harder before enjoying one or two nights of fun during the Christmas holidays. I also get to enjoy my birthday the week before Christmas, and … Continue reading December fitness goals

Dietary analysis Part 2: Action Plan

In my earlier post I explained why I decided to have a dietary analysis done. Today I want to share the outcomes of that process, and what my action plan going forward will be. First of all, let me say that I am not perfect. I have a plan, but that plan will inevitably go … Continue reading Dietary analysis Part 2: Action Plan

Dietary analysis: Where am I going wrong?

Have you ever heard of dietary analysis? Neither had I really, until a few weeks ago. Since first trying the Atkins diet about 10 years ago, I have been fascinated with researching and testing out new plans for what to eat in order to lose body fat. Although I have been at a 'comfortable' body … Continue reading Dietary analysis: Where am I going wrong?

My week in food pics

  This week I have been fighting my sugar cravings as per usual. I have been finding I am really hungry between breakfast and lunch, especially when I am at work. I have tried to combat this by eating an extraordinarily large meal at breakfast! So most mornings have been accompanied by a protein smoothie … Continue reading My week in food pics

My week in food pics

  This was one of my favourite meals of the week. I put it together at work (I work in a cafe/deli) and plated it up at home with some extras. It was a tasty combination of lettuce, grated carrot, peppers, cherry tomatoes, sunblushed tomatoes, leftover chicken and some brussels pate. I haven't had pate … Continue reading My week in food pics

My week in food pics

 Aaahhhh I love me some healthy pancakes. I have been trying really hard to curb my ongoing sugar addiction so when I crave something sweet I go to my favourite pancake recipe which you can view here. These ones were a late breakfast during the week when I'd been craving them from the day before … Continue reading My week in food pics

The Fast Diet: Today’s Food Diary

Meal 1 30g porridge oats made with water and agave nectar, 3 raspberries: 197 calories Meal 2 Scrambled egg, slice of brown toast and one meringue nest: 306 calories Drinks: 1 black coffee, 1 can of Diet Coke, 1 rooibos tea : 1 calorie Total calories: 504 I was working from 12-4pm yesterday so had … Continue reading The Fast Diet: Today’s Food Diary

The Fast Diet: Today’s Food Diary

Meal 1Oats So Simple Instant Porridge Pot Golden Syrup: 213 caloriesMeal 2Egg noodles with tuna and peppers: 284 caloriesDrinks: 1 black coffee, 1 bottle of Coke Zero, 1 rooibos tea : 2 caloriesTotal calories: 499 I was working from 12-5.30pm today, which I have found really helps my ability to fast through lunch. I had breakfast … Continue reading The Fast Diet: Today’s Food Diary