Is broccoli the healthiest vegetable in the world?

It’s not classed as a super food. It’s not packaged up fancily and sold for 20x its value in organic health food shops. It’s not trending on Instagram, or being used in face creams, or as a gin flavour (thank goodness). It’s just plain, unglamorous, cheap and cheerful broccoli. But, according to one TV doctor,…

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Frozen banana is a game-changer for healthy eaters craving ice cream

This blog needs no preamble. Just grab a banana now, peel it and put it in a bag/box in the freezer. In about 3 hours it’ll be frozen. But not the rock hard, flavourless type of frozen typical of fresh fruit. Frozen banana is creamy and softish, like ice cream. You can chop it up…

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Every time I don’t like how I look, I strike a pose and take a photo

The embarrassed, self-deprecating Brit in me does not want to write this post. The woman who’s fed up with hating her own body because it doesn’t subscribe in every way to the standard model of beauty, does. I recently wrote about how I’m making a real effort to accept my body after a lifetime of…

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Walk, work, juice cleanse day 4, and a man with a rifle

My day started strangely. I was nearly home from my morning walk, about to head across the open expanse of the South Downs golf course, when a jogger crested the hill and came running straight at me, waving her arms in a panicked fashion. I stopped in my tracks and removed my earbuds, wondering if…

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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…

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If my body could talk

Mesolimbic dopamine system (the brain’s reward system): Hold on a second…isn’t it Friday? You know, it’s been a pretty tough week for her…there’s been lots of change, a fair amount of anxiety regarding the future and a general undercurrent of sadness. She could really do with something sweet and chocolatey tonight as a little booster,…

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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…

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I’ve invented a nutritious & delicious vegan milkshake and you have to try it

Some people came out of lock-down with nothing to show but a deepened loathing for society, twitchy screen-eyes and some early symptoms of scurvy. Not me. I put my time to good use and, with the help of a slow masticating juicer, a smoothie making machine and having a long list of more pressing tasks…

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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.

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Monday, cauliflower, and rain

I’m eating dinner as I type. It’s a recipe from Lean in 15 – but it’s one of those tricky ones without pictures so I don’t know if this is what it’s supposed to look like. 

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