Soup, soup, tasty soup, soup…pepper and sweet potato

If you were ever a Mighty Boosh fan you'll have the soup song in your head now like I've had FOREVER. You're welcome. Cooking was never my strong point. At uni my speciality was rice, cheese and ketchup in a tortilla wrap, microwaved. I think my lowest point was when, feeling simultaneously lazy, poor and…

I’m not dead yet! Day 3 on my 5 day juice fast

Here I am in bed again having completed my third day without solid food. Another really boring post coming up, just to warn you. There's only so much content you can squeeze out of juicing (ha). This morning I felt so good! Light and full of energy. According to the scales I dropped another 1kg…

I’m kickstarting spring with a Fuel Station 5-day juice fast

I was in two minds over whether to blog about my Fuel Station 5-day juice fast because, when I rebranded as Whalebeings at the beginning of 2021, I resolved not to perpetuate unhealthy ideas about body image - for my own sanity as much as for my readers'. Juice cleanses, or fasts, or detoxes, can…

6.5 tips for getting through the Fast 800 diet without killing someone

I'm over the halfway point on my 6.5 week Fast 800 diet, so to distract myself from the fact that I've got to do what I just did AGAIN, here are 6.5 tips to help you fast for 16 hours a day without killing anyone. If you are interested in my progress, so far I…

11 things I’ve learnt one week into the Fast 800 Diet

I have no idea if I've learnt 11 things. This is a very specific number of learnings but it's what I typed, so let's go... 1. My happiness depends almost entirely on food (immediate access to, or the impending approach of). I really like food. Now that I can't eat very much of it, I've…

The day I finally accessed my body’s fat stores (Fast 800 diet)

This morning I weed on a stick and it turned pink. To bring you up to speed (god forbid you should miss something on this riveting journey of mine) it's day 4 of the Fast 800 diet, which I've decided to follow for 6.5 weeks over Lent. It's really hard to write these blogs because…

The Last Supper (before my fast 800 Lent)

It's the night before I go for my metaphorical wander through the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.  As you'll know if you've read my blog from the other night, I'm going to be eating only 800 calories within a 10-hour window every day for the next 6.5 weeks a) because it's Lent and…

I’m trying Michael Mosley’s fast 800 diet for Lent

Lent is a test of willpower. Every year, like many people around the world, I renounce things I like for 6 weeks - not because I'm a Catholic (although this is what the official papers say I am) but because I feel like if I don't follow Lent, something bad will happen. In other words,…