“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 (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…

12 months, 12 diets – AWOL

Wow – it’s been over a month since my last blog post – 12 months, 12 diets – My Fitness Pal – where I explained that I had a “very busy 3 weeks coming up” and that I was going to try counting calories as the next diet in my Twelve months twelve different diets! challenge….

12 months, 12 diets – My Fitness Pal

Tick, tock, tick, tock – it is time for me to choose diet number 9 out of 12 in my 12 months, 12 diets challenge. I have an incredibly busy 3 weeks coming up where I will have little choice over the type of food I will be eating, but will at least be able…

Hypnotherapy – the post-mortem

I have not really written about my experiences and results whilst using hypnotherapy for weight loss and the reason for this is I didn’t really see any results.  I lost 1.5lbs whilst using the Virtual Gastric Band app which is pretty unimpressive. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the app, it was inexpensive and, as…

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…

First impressions – Slimming World

I weighed in on Monday after a week of following the Slimming World plan, well I say ‘a week of following’, I did have a spectacular day off on Thursday when I passed my driving test (yippee again) with a greasy ole vegan kebab, chips and a bottle of vino, oh and on Sunday when…

Final weigh in – 16:8 diet

Today was my final weigh in on the 16:8 diet and I’ve only lost a pound and a half. Grumpf! I am a bit disappointed by this because the 16:8 or 8 Hour Diet really is the easiest diet I’ve tried so far and so it would have been GREAT if it was the magic…

1st weigh in and 1st impressions – 16:8 diet

Although I’ve only been following 16:8 since Wednesday of last week, I weighed in as usual this morning as my Monday weigh in is my ‘official’ one.  I was pleased to see that I have lost a pound and I’m not too annoyed that I’d not lost more (despite putting on 2.5lbs last week –…

The principles – 16:8 diet

Also known as The 8 Hour diet, the 16:8 diet is an intermittent fasting plan where you fast for 16 hours and eat for 8 hours in any 24 hour period.  It is based on the idea that the human body will function better with periods of eating followed by periods of fasting.  It is…