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BAKE

While not always the healthy option, sometimes life is just better when there is cake More »

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This part is about my training for the London Marathon 2012, or put another way, running off the cake. More »

 

A healthy home made mocha frappucino

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Some months ago I bought a NutriNinja. Buying some new kitchen gadgetry always runs the risk of just having something else to clutter up the kitchen work surface or find itself consigned to the dusty confines of the loft, however this particular gadget has held on to it’s pride of place next to the food

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Wondering what to do with 6 packets of beetroot and my continuing obsession with the two ingredient pancake

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I love Saturdays because I get to cook and eat my favourite breakfast. During the week I leave my house at 6.45am and so I have breakfast at work. At the weekends my pancake is what I choose most of the time. I have blogged about how make my two ingredient pancake before and you can

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A new fast day meal – I should be more adventurous on my 2 days

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It has now been roughly a year and a half and I am still sticking to intermittent fasting or as it’s more commonly known, the 5:2 diet. I eat normally for 5 days of the week and then stick to 2 ‘fast days’ where I eat 500 calories or less. If I was a man

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A 333 calorie fast day and why I stick to the 5:2

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I have just entered my calories for the day in to MyFitnessPal and the calorie count comes to a very satisfying 333 calories. And by satisfying I mean the number being all threes, rather than me feeling replete. Not that my dinner wasn’t delicious, a peach and feta salad (180 calories): Lunch was carrot and

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Today’s blog post brought to you by the colour green

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I had forgotten how tough Pete’s circuits class is, but my body has definitely been reminding today – my quads are screaming. I’m glad I got to go to yesterday’s class but I’m not sure my muscles have forgiven me yet. It was 16 stations and we did 45 seconds work and 15 seconds rest

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Re-committing to health

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I hadn’t realised how long it was since I last blogged until I came back to start again. Time is an odd thing – as Gretchen Rubin said, ‘the days are long but the years are short’ and before you know it months have gone by. I am not going to go in to why

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Never skip the stretches!

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So there I am dutifully doing my Davina Fit in 15 and getting along marvelously well, when one day I think to myself, well I’ve done arms today, I am going to skip the stretching bit. All is fine, until I get up the next day, lean over the sink to clean my teeth and

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Refreshing summer drinks and alternatives to alcohol

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Wow, I must get back in to good habits. I’ve been slack on everything but work lately. But all work and no play makes for a very grumpy person. I need to get some ‘work/life balance’ back in to my life. I am still sticking to the 5:2 and the weight has definitely stayed off,

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5:2 progress. 14 pounds lost, 10 to go.

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I thought it was high time I blogged again on my progress. Both on the 5:2 diet and on alcohol consumption. So I can confidently report that the 5:2 diet does indeed work and I have now lost a stone (14 pounds) in weight. Yes, yes, yes *does happy dance around kitchen*. I am very

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The 5:2 diet, the weight loss will come won’t it?

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Mmm, I’m feeling a little despondent today. I have had no further weight loss since my last post. I have been doing the 5:2 for the last couple of weeks, this is week 3 and I have yet to see any results. I thought this was unusual as I had yet to see anyone who

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