12 diets, 12 (ish) months – an update

I was planning on writing a blog today about My Fitness Pal and their approach to weight loss when I noticed that I started my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge almost a year ago today on the 25th September, 2017 with the Weight Watchers diet. When I started I was full of hope and optimism…

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

In a bid to supplement my weight loss, while following the Slimming World plan, I have embarked on a course of hypnotherapy using an app called ‘Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis – Lose Weight Fast!’.  The programme is written by Sue Peckham and James Holmes who make the following claims: AS SEEN on CNN, BBC, Daily…

Final weigh in – Self help books

Well another month has come to an end and I can report it has been a successful one with five pounds lost. Five pounds is the most I’ve lost on any of my diets so far (in my challenge Twelve months twelve different diets!).  However, perhaps this is not as good as it sounds as…

My story – old and new

One of the exercises in Karina Melvin’s book Artful Eating encourages you to ‘Discover your story’ as ‘the story we tell ourselves shapes us, inside and out.  Every action we take is deeply influenced by how we view ourselves, and this has been directly shaped by our upbringing and our relationships’. The exercise begins with discovering…

Fat is a feminist issue – Susie Orbach

As part of my exploration of weight loss through the use of self-help books/techniques I thought it was right that I read the seminal work on the topic ‘Fat is a Feminist Issue’ by Susie Orbach.  Originally written as just one book, which was predominantly theory based, Susie Orbach wrote a second book in response…

Alcohol – the enemy of mindful eating?!

I am on holiday at the moment and whilst I am finding it easy to practice the principles that I’ve learnt through reading Karina Melvin’s book ‘Artful Eating’ in the day, in the evening, when I have a glass of wine in my hand, it all goes out of the window. During the day I…

1st weigh in – Self help books

Wow – my life is so hectic at the moment I barely have the time to weigh in, let alone blog about weighing in! However, it is with great delight that I can report that when I weighed in yesterday, after a week of following the principles in Karina Melvin’s Artful Eating book, I had…

Introduction – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin

I am starting my month of Self-Help ‘diets’ with Karina Melvin’s ‘Artful Eating – The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss’, I found the book on Amazon and although it doesn’t have many reviews yet they are all very positive (5 Star).  The book itself is beautiful, the layout and artwork is impressive and it is…

12 diets, 12 months – Self help books

And so another month has ticked by and it is time for me to choose diet number three in my year long weight loss challenge to try twelve different diets in twelve months. December was always going to be a tricky month because Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year and I lurve…