diet

Have your chocolate + eat it [without the guilt or shame]

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For as long as I can remember I’ve always had something sweet after my dinner. A couple of pieces of dark chocolate, a homemade mocha or half a protein bar, it’s always satisfying and I savour it. Following this strategy prevents me from feeling restricted and is manageable so I don’t feel the need to […] Read more…

The emotion of eating: a life without mayonnaise

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If a diet without mayonnaise is perfect, then I don’t want to be perfect. A few years ago I posted this on Facebook, and I was surprised how many women stood by my side their Hellmans Jar held high, they agreed that there are certain things you just don’t want to give up – even […] Read more…

Protein, what’s the big deal?

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Protein powder has got a very confusing reputation. Is it just for men and body builders? Can I not just eat real food? Will it burn fat? Is it a ‘must do’ when dieting? What kind? How much? When?  I often get asked the best way to use protein powders, the how, what and why […] Read more…

You feel like no one understands?

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As I unpacked the take out we had ordered on Thanksgiving I noticed how I put more food on Matt’s plate. Not so long ago I would’ve wanted more food. I would want to pile my plate high with food just so that I could somehow feel full and satisfied. It never happened. On this occasion […] Read more…