The most fun and rewarding thing you will ever do

I have talked a lot about how hard changing your body and mind is, and how serious the consequences are if you choose not to. This time I want to tell you a little bit about how amazing it is, how it will make you feel fulfilled, energised and happy. Eating right and giving your…

The “surprising and tasty” vegan day

When I asked my friend and namesake Holly if she wanted to open up her kitchen to show what she eats on an average day her reply was “sure! I eat some surprising stuff!” So needless to say I was intrigued and eager to receive her food diary. She didn’t disappoint and has come up…

The “Whatever I can find in my Placard” Vegan day

My mum lives in very rural France and when I asked her about doing a vegan day she jumped at the chance but wasn’t going shopping so decided to make whatever she could find in her cupboard (placard is cupboard in French!). A lot of the time when me and my mum talk health foods…

Vegan Wednesday

In celebration of Vegan Wednesday I am opening up my kitchen to show you exactly what I ate today on a busy week day at work. Also I have opened the floor to my friends and family who will also be sharing their culinary skills with you, each with unique issues that people claim make…

Deprivation and Binges

I think it’s fair to say that I have had a difficult couple of weeks. I have been feeling pretty depressed and unwell and my food and exercise regime has really taken a hit. I have been feeling unwell and so my firm plans to do more exercise have really fallen by the wayside. I…

Self Sabotage

Anyone undertaking an extreme weight loss journey or any other life changing event similar, is going to at some point struggle with self sabotage. Self sabotage and your fear of your potential, or the unknown is what stopped you from achieving what you wanted or made you over eat in the first place. There can…

Porridge 4 ways

Porridge can be a fantastic quick, easy & nutritious breakfast. But sometimes the age old oats & milk can seem less than inspiring. Here are some yummy twists on the classic brekkie! Tropical coconut & lime soaked oats (top left) 3 tbsp oats 2tsp chia seeds 7 tbsp coconut milk 5g creamed coconut 1 tbsp…

To goal or not goal?

Lately I’ve been thinking about goals and whether or not they are helpful to weight loss or healthy eating. Mostly I don’t give myself goals, I never have a set amount of weight I want to lose in any given time period and I have no ultimate goal weight. I tend to roughly measure what…

Home made baked beans

The baked beans we buy in the supermarket are often laden with sugar and salt and have watery, fairly miserable sauce. These home made ones are so much nicer and really hit the spot as a comfort food. Makes one big bowl, Probably 4 or 5 portions You will need: 1x 400g tin of haricot…