Fine, eat animals if you must but don’t support factory farming

Some time at the end of 2018, I ate my last piece of bacon. Never again in my life would a piece of delicious fried flesh pass between my lips...and do I have any regrets? Only that I didn't do it sooner. Vegetarianism came to me quite late (I was 28 when I finally made…

Improve your weekend with a low carb, sugar-free keto carrot cake

Sunday simply wouldn't be Sunday without a walk, a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a good book. Right now I'm curled up on the sofa with Murakami's Norwegian Wood on my kindle (which I will resume once I've finished writing this), having just finished a cup of tea and a slice of…

O pasta, pasta, where for art thou pasta?

Deny thy carbohydrate and refuse thy gluten contentOr if thou wilt not, be but sworn my loveAnd I’ll no longer be on the keto diet. As I enter week 3 of my vegetarian ketogenic 'journey' (as everyone seems to be calling it, rather than 'diet', because it's supposed to be a long-term lifestyle change rather…

5 Tenuous connections between the keto diet and Hawaiian monk seals

The fun thing about having a blog that doesn't make any money is that you can write about absolutely anything you want, which, as you can probably tell, is what is happening here. Up until about 15 minutes ago, I'd never even heard of the Hawaiian monk seal. This is probably because a) I'm not…

Week 2 on a ketotarian diet: who am I, why am I doing this and why should you care?

I used to write a lot of irreverent blogs about being 'a bit too fat'. As a topic, I suppose it became my speciality. This is partly because, being British, I'm naturally compelled to make disparaging comments about my own appearance for everyone else's amusement...but it's also because that's how I genuinely spent my entire…

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…