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becoming vegan: six surprising challenges

The weirdest thing just happened. There are cookies in the kitchen at work. A whole box of chocolate cookies, including my favourite – white choc chip, just sitting there waiting to be eaten. Just over a month ago them cookies would have been in my mouth before you could say “they’re for everyone!”. But todayContinue Reading “becoming vegan: six surprising challenges”

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veganuary – why I’m giving up dairy for a month

I’ve been pescatarian for nearly ten years now – for anyone who doesn’t know this means I don’t eat meat but I do eat fish and dairy. Basically a vegetarian plus fish. When I was a teenager I was very attuned to political and ethical issues, but unfortunately as I’ve got older I’ve stopped beingContinue Reading “veganuary – why I’m giving up dairy for a month”

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how to survive your first week of Slimming World

It’s been a week since I once again darkened the doorway of a Slimming World group. The first week’s weigh-in is arguably the scariest, as the expectations are so high. I’ve seen people lose RIDICULOUS weight in their first week, but I’ve also seen people lose bugger all. You don’t know until you’re on theContinue Reading “how to survive your first week of Slimming World”