Should I drink juice to lose weight? The hidden problems with juicing

I do not drink juice. In fact, I am afraid of juice. In general, I do not like to drink my calories, therefore I avoid milky coffees, milkshakes, smoothies and juices. Wine – I drink – but I factor the calories into my daily calorie allowance. Despite the hype, drinking wine does not add too […]

Do you need to heal your relationship with food?

Something occurred to me the other day – I now find it more difficult to overeat. Even when I think I have eaten a lot, often, I will add up the calories I have eaten that day and they will amount to less than 2000. There was a time when I could (somehow) eat double […]

Are you and your pet obese because you’re miserable?

Your life has its limits, and so does your pet’s! Every minute is precious and we waste so much time with pointless things. Today’s era is not a great one for spirituality, for morality, for family and for mental health. We’re a mess, collectively. I was watching TV this morning while I drank my plunger […]

6 super-fast ways to lose weight in 3 days

Weight loss should be done slowly to be sustainable, but I have also read reports that it’s imperative to kick-start your diet by seeing some fast results as this can encourage us to keep going. Indeed, in French Women Don’t Get Fat, the author speaks of her Leek Soup Diet which is just awful and […]

Fasting: will it work for you? Is fasting dangerous?

There is lots in the news about fasting these days. Juice fasting is popular, as well as the 5:2 diet where you eat normally for 5 days and fast for 2. According to Wikipedia: “Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period […]

Why “mouthfeel” is important to help you lose weight

Have you ever heard about “mouthfeel”? It’s defined as “the tactile sensation a food gives to the mouth” by dictionary.com and as “the sensation created by food or drink in the mouth” by Merriam-Webster. There is a theory I have heard that it could be one of the essential components of food that leads to […]

The hidden calories and fat in “healthy” smoothies

This picture of a healthy smoothie angers me. It makes me furious with rage and I fear for society. Just look at this smoothie. I did not make it. I did not drink it. It was made by theveganchemist and this is not going to be a critical post, merely a deconstruction on what is […]

Is self-love the key to losing weight?

I used to have a problem with food, having said that – I am not suggesting that I am out of the water yet – I anticipate that at some stage in the future, I may have a problem with food again. There have been times in my life when I have been overweight. My […]

My extreme 3 day diet plan: day 2 FAIL

Kids, I have failed. I thought long and hard about what I would write today. I was tossing up whether to be honest about the second day of my crazy eating plan or to just come clean. In truth, I wouldn’t feel right if I blogged and lied at the same time, so I have […]

My 3 day extreme diet plan: follow me

I am about to start a three day extreme eating plan and I want your help. The time has come to do something drastic with my diet. I eat lots of junk food and I have been blogging a lot about this. I wasn’t always this way, in fact, I have often been one of […]

6 problems with the Weight Watchers program and 6 solutions | online

6 problems with the Weight Watchers program and 6 solutions

Having problems with weight watchers? I don’t know too many people (especially, I hate to say, women) who have never tried Weight Watchers. Their method of prescribing a “points value” to food has been praised by many and I know that lots of people do find success with the program. Not everybody loses weight permanently […]

5 Celebrities with Eating Disorders

Tracey Gold Do you remember Tracey Gold? She is probably best known for playing Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains which ran from 1985 until 1992. Tracey was a famous child star, like her sister Missy. I remember one episode of the show that Carol Seaver fell through the roof of her bedroom, […]

A Perfect Day of Eating? What Bollocks!

I found an article online, talking about The Perfect Day of Eating. To read the original article, go here. It was written by a bloke, so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s very unspecific and completely omits portion sizes. Plus, I think it’s quite unrealistic and assumes the reader to be some sort of angelic […]

Does Eating Too Much Chicken Make Your Boobs Grow? And What Of Man Boobs?

There has been some news recently that estrogen in chicken and beef may be contributing to hormone-dependent cancers. This is from a study in the US. The study was presented in early June at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. It showed that U.S. chicken and beef contain relatively high levels […]