Food Diary: What I eat in a week

I used to be stuck in ‘diet mode’. I had dieted, planned and counted calories for SO many years, I had no idea how to eat normally. I had no idea what I should be eating, how much I should be eating or whether I was eating enough – I had completely dampened any natural hunger cues or cravings by suppressing my natural instincts for such a long period of time……

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Stressing about Christmas weight-gain

For many of us, a new year brings a ‘clean slate’ and a chance to shift the delicious Christmas pounds we’ve accumulated nomming too many pigs in blankets. Declarations of healthy eating and ‘dry Januarys’ are abundant and though it’s great to look after our body and consider when we need to nurture it with goodness, I’m here to remind you that even if perhaps your jeans are feeling a…

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My love/hate relationship with Slimming World

Left: 11st 7 (March 2013 – before Slimming World) | Right: 9 stone 7 (August 2013 – 2 stone down) | Notice the loss of boobs haha! I joined Slimming World during my first year of uni. I’d spent the whole summer getting over a break-up – eating and drinking and eating some more. Then, starting uni, my life became a cocktail of drunken pizzas, hungover fried breakfasts in the…

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A big middle finger to diet culture

Last week, Jack and I decided to start making healthy food swaps with the goal of dropping a few pounds before our holiday in December. Now, restricting foods and ‘dieting’ is dangerous territory for me – you might’ve read this post about my experience with disordered eating, which explains things a bit more. By working toward the goal of weight loss, I have to be really careful not to let…

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My (ongoing) journey to loving my body

I’m very aware that the internet is saturated with body positivity posts these days but this isn’t your average ‘love yo self’ / ‘you’re beautiful the way you are’ post. My relationship with body positivity has been a rocky one and it’s such a prominent part of my life that I couldn’t not talk about it on this blog. Plus, there’ve been so many great articles that’ve given me advice in…

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