Talking diets and online expectations with Carly Rowena

At a party I recently saw a friend who I hadn’t seen for almost a year. She had lost a lot of weight and was being praised for the achievement by all the women at the party. With my history of rapid weight loss, crash dieting, binge eating and excessive exercising I stayed silent. I … Continue reading Talking diets and online expectations with Carly Rowena

Can Instagram really make you more body positive?

Since ditching the dieting lifestyle that gave me the 'perfect' body and a twisted mindset, I've made a conscious effort to redefine what beautiful means to me. I've retrained my brain to realise that not everyone can or should look the same. We can't all have a tiny waist, a big perky butt, a generous … Continue reading Can Instagram really make you more body positive?

#LoveMyBody Twitter chat starting Monday 8pm

I'm so excited to tell you that I'll be hosting my very own Twitter chat starting this Mondat at 8pm. As you know, I'm a huge advocate of body positivity and have gone through a lot of issues with food, dieting and body image. I love the positive messages that are out there regarding body … Continue reading #LoveMyBody Twitter chat starting Monday 8pm

Why I’m not dieting this January (even though I’m a size 16)

A few years ago I would've planned a fresh new blog post ready to go live featuring my favourite fat-loss tips for January, or how to 'get back on track' after Christmas. Now, I can't be f*@ked with all that.  I still love eating healthily because it gives me the energy to do the things … Continue reading Why I’m not dieting this January (even though I’m a size 16)

3 ways the beauty industry has affected my mental health

I've spent years rejecting the idea that the beauty industry can have a positive affect on my mental well-being. How can a lipstick make you happy? Why are young girls caking their faces in concealer when they don't even need it? It's taken me until by thirties to understand how the beauty industry has shaped … Continue reading 3 ways the beauty industry has affected my mental health

10 dieting habits I’ve given up in 2016

One thing that went unnoticed when I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety was my fixation on food. As my condition got worse I was obsessed with fitness and eating healthily, two obsessions which are often seen positive factors in someone's life. For this reason I've never had my eating problems medically diagnosed, and have … Continue reading 10 dieting habits I’ve given up in 2016

10 things only a diet addict will understand 

I'm done with dieting. I've been on a diet for the last ten years and I'm so exhausted from it all. I got thin. Now I'm a bit chubby. Life goes on. There are so many worries in the world that I don't have the will power to count calories and fight cravings any more. … Continue reading 10 things only a diet addict will understand 

What you need to know about my period 

If you consider this post TMI then that's exactly why you need to read it. Periods are a natural bodily function for half of the world's population so they deserve to be spoken about. Read on for an honest snapshot of my monthly flow!  1. I don't use tampons. I'm nearly 30 and I had … Continue reading What you need to know about my period 

3 practical ways you can encourage a more positive body image

Lying curled up in a ball, crying, wondering what the hell you're going to wear today because nothing looks good. Jeans are too tight. Boobs are too saggy. Arms the flabbiest they have ever been. To top it all off you've just seen the latest Kim Kardashian beach snaps and she looks phenomenal, having pushed … Continue reading 3 practical ways you can encourage a more positive body image

I’m not thin and that’s OK…. I think

  I've used this blog as a way to document my health & fitness journey. I've focussed a lot on losing weight because this has always been my primary concern, and I just assumed that everyone else was worried about that too. I know there are some people who just don't gain or lose weight, … Continue reading I’m not thin and that’s OK…. I think