It’s not another diet

I really don’t like Goji berries or spirulina. I don’t take maca powder, lacuma or acai extract. Through choice I try to avoid wheat and dairy because I don’t like how they make me feel. I’m not a vegan or a vegetarian although there are days where I won’t eat meat. I’m not paleo although I do Crossfit so everyone assumes that I am! I love to juice but I don’t do it exclusively. In other words, I don’t fit into any mould!

I grew up with a mother who yo-yo dieted. She introduced me to the world of dieting from a young age. I battled with my weight in my teens and early 20s although looking back at pictures of myself, there was absolutely nothing wrong with my shape so I probably didn’t battle with my weight and rather, battled with my self confidence which is where I think a lot of people are nowadays given photoshop and all of the surgically assisted TV personalities we have shoved in our faces every day.

Setting aside my weight gain during my three pregnancies and my weight loss to step on stage in a figure competition after I had my third child, my weight has been pretty constant for the last 15 to 16 years. I’m on average 135lbs, 5’8″ tall and a US size 4-6, UK size 8 and I wear 26 to 27 inch jeans. I’m muscular. (I told you this because you need to eat to be muscular!).

I have a son who has food allergies although we still don’t know to what! I have one daughter who is a fussy git and could live on chicken, raw carrot, lettuce, brown rice, balsamic vinegar and chocolate and another who only likes pink things. Until 4 months ago, I worked in the corporate field as an attorney.

I love food and not salads. I love fries, chocolate, cake, fruit and chips (crisps). I like the odd glass of wine. I believe that life is too short to torture yourself either worrying about your weight or your health and fitness. I believe that life is too short not to enjoy nice things but at the same time, I believe that we are what we eat. So how do we combine these? Something I have been working on for years!

I am not trying to sell you a diet. In fact, I have nothing to gain through this blog other than sharing my passion with you. Food! I want to show you that you can be fit and healthy without dieting. It’s all about eating the right food. I’ll share recipes with you. I’ll share helpful health and fitness tips. I’ll recommend products. I’ll tell you about deals and new products on the market.

My mission……..I’d love to help you change the way you eat.

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