Twice in as many days I have received the advice that diet juices can be doing me more harm than good and that they are unlikely to help with my weight loss. Diet juice is off the menu for me but I still need to get my 8 glass of fluid In the UK, you Read More

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Here is a succinct document on IBS from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?   Read More

IBS Eating Tips

A second extract from the NHS website article on IBS treatments. “Your IBS symptoms may improve with these tips: Have regular meals and take your time when eating. Avoid missing meals or leaving long gaps between eating. Drink at least eight cups of fluid a day, particularly water and other non-caffeinated drinks, such as herbal Read More


The following is an extract from the NHS website article on IBS treatments. “People with IBS are often advised to modify the amount of fibre in their diet. There are two main types of fibre: soluble fibre, which the body can digest insoluble fibre, which the body cannot digest Food containing soluble fibre include: oats Read More

Top 10 Ways to Reduce the Amount You Eat

Use smaller plates and bowls Weigh/measure food until you can tell a portion size by sight Search online for the portion sizes for your favourite foods Cut out high fat foods or replace with lower fat alternative Save leftovers for another meal Fill up your plate with no/low calorie foods (i.e. vegetables) Have a salad Read More

Walking Buddy

There used to be a time when I’d find any excuse not to walk. Strange, since I learnt to walk at such an early age and have been dabbling in it for such a long time. A lot of the problem has been a question of speed. My hill walking friends walk as an activity Read More

Morning Muesli

There is beautiful sunshine outside our window this morning and what better way to start the day than to sit in the back garden watching the birds while eating a bowl of handmade muesli. J’s Handmade Muesli 2 tbsp. of oats 1 tbsp. of oatmeal 1 tbsp. of sultanas One medium banana 1 tbsp. of Read More

All About Me

12km walk on Saturday and I’m feeling it today. What I’m also feeling is more motivation to get serious about making a change. I talk too much but don’t do enough. I also look outside for assistance in motivation but that just doesn’t work. I was brought up to rely on others and it’s a Read More

The Static Bike

First time in while I’ve been on the trainer. 10 mins to test the set up. Gears aren’t working and the tyres need pumping. Service required. Best I’d get to that! Read More

Happiness is Only Put on a Pound

Ok, so first weight check since October today and I only put on a pound! That’s with Christmas and no exercise, except shovelling snow that is, oh, and last week’s stroll or course.   I had a good chat with Nurse A and am feeling pretty good! First goal 8 lbs. by next weigh in, Read More

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