“Fast” and Loose

Back in my post 12 months, 12 diets – AWOL I realised that the only diets that have really worked for me were those I found in Self Help books (in particular Karina Melvin’s Artful Eating) and Intermittent Fasting (in particular 5:2 fasting).  I tried these diets in December and January and I very much credit…

12 diets, 12 months – 5:2 diet

Thanks to some of the techniques learnt last month, when I dipped my toe into the world of self-help books and mindfulness, I have managed to get through Christmas practically unscathed with only a teeny tiny weight gain. Now that the fun is over and the tree is well and truly down it is time…

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…

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…