Category Archives: slimming

My 4-Week Wine Diary – Week 1

Last week I announced my 4-week experiment to limit my consumption to 14 units of alcohol per week in an attempt to shrink the stomach flab. My supportive friends are currently wagering on how long I can survive the bandwagon. I … Continue reading

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I feel like Gin tonight

Whatever the problem – wine is the solution – except when it comes to fighting the flab. For months, I have blamed my small and yet perfectly formed stomach bulge on the C-section I had when my gorgeous son was born. This argument has … Continue reading

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Café Culture leads us to temptation

Is a drink too wet without one? I’m referring to our increasing love of cake and meeting for coffee. Picture this. It’s a Sunday afternoon in a charming little coffee shop in Harrow-on-the-Hill near the world famous boys’ school. I … Continue reading

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How big is a portion?

The first steps to a healthy lifestyle are a healthy diet and knowing just how much we are supposed to be eating at a place setting! Below you will find the proper portion sizes per adult for some popular foods. … Continue reading

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Very Low Calorie Diets – Recipe for Failure?

I have always believed Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD) under 1000 calories a day are bad for you. Until recently that is. Arguments against VLCD include a lack of nutrients to sustain good health, unsustainable eating patterns for the longer term … Continue reading

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Keeping weight off when dieting stops

Dieting is not for the faint hearted – it’s a life sentence. Yes there are those lucky few with a high metabolism who appear to be able to eat what they want and never put on weight. They’re likely to still … Continue reading

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Green Juice

I am a green smoothie fan. It’s a lazy way towards your 5-A-Day. A friend of mine shared this recipe with me, originally from the Sirt food diet. It’s a juice recipe but I think it’s such a waste to throw away … Continue reading

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