Established weight loss theory is a big fat lie – there’s actually a tiny receptionist called Linda in your brain who calls the shots

Everyone knows losing weight boils down to a very simple formula, which is this: Burn more calories than you consume + time = weight loss. Right? Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It turns out there is no scientific formula for weight loss. It’s actually an entirely random process operated by a receptionist called Linda, who lives…

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Feeling a bit meh today? Let me pull a magical oracle card to inspire you

Today is one of those days, don’t you think? Outside is windy and gross. I’m personally not feeling very chipper. I got annoyed today on my lunch break walk around the park because a bunch of other people had the audacity to also be going for a lunch break walk around the park. Do you…

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You need to do THIS one very important thing to actually benefit from a juice cleanse

Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly have anything more to say about juice cleanses, here I am again with my most click-baity blog title ever. But please bear with me…this piece of information could TOTALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE*. *Warning: may not totally or in any way whatsoever change your life. It’s been 5 days…

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It’s over! Day 5 of my juice fast – thoughts and feelings

Concerned about time moving too quickly in these strange, repetitive Covid times? Try not eating for 5 days. Without the usual anchor points of breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with a tummy constantly whining for food that never comes, seconds ooze out of the day in super slow motion. This morning, on the final day…

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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…

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What does Covid-19 feel like?

So far, 2.5 million people have died from Covid-19 worldwide. Luckily, I’m one of the 64.2 million who made a full recovery. Two things before I tell you about my experience of Covid: 1. Frustratingly, I was unable to get a home test for the entire week I was ill (there weren’t any available) so…

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10 funny things you do when you have social anxiety

I didn’t know social anxiety was an actual thing until memes happened and I realised nearly everyone is a chaotic, awkward mess on the inside while portraying an air of easy breezy coolness – with varying degrees of success. I’ll start off by saying that social anxiety isn’t always funny. It can be crippling; it…

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Here’s the trick to mastering the work from home (WFH) life

Every day I write about working from home (while working from home) for my job as content editor for a company that sells the noble dream of a workplace utopia in which every employee is super active, happy and smashing business targets like excited puppies. Business puppies. Because I write about working from home every…

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How do you know when fear is ruling your life?

I’m a natural scaredy-cat. As a child I lagged behind my big sister and cousins as they tore around the fields and scrambled up trees outside our grandparents’ house in France. I wanted to keep up; I wanted to be brave and fearless like them and not care about hurting myself – but even from…

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Drop everything you’re doing and write a journal entry now

I’ve never called my journal a journal, it’s always been a diary to me – but somehow journal sounds more grown up and less like what a 12-year-old girl uses to doodle hearts and the names of her crushes in. Was that imagery a bit sexist? I definitely used to doodle hearts in my diary…

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