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7 Unbelievable Ideas for one on Valentine’s Day!

  So, Valentine’s day is fast approaching and you don’t have a date.  Everyone around you is excited, they’re taking days off work to go away for a long weekend with their significant other, booking dinner dates, buying cards, ordering flowers & chocolates, the list is endless but I think you get the picture!  All… Continue reading 7 Unbelievable Ideas for one on Valentine’s Day!

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Farming for weight loss?!!

Yes, the title of this blog is correct and NO mistake has been made.  You really CAN farm for weight loss!!  So firstly let’s explore what farming is so that I can explain how it can work for anyone wishing to feel better and lose weight.  According to https://www.thefreedictionary.com/farming, a simple definition of farming (land)… Continue reading Farming for weight loss?!!

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How to regularly benefit from the ‘spa’ effect!

  Since I can remember, I have always totally enjoyed a spa day.  It gives me an opportunity to relax, it’s a timeout from daily life, it’s a complete change of scenery and the treatments make me feel positively refreshed and chilled out.  When I leave, I have this light and happy feeling as if… Continue reading How to regularly benefit from the ‘spa’ effect!

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How to eat this festive season!

    Temptation is everywhere you look; in the shops that are full of every treat that you can think of and even some you can’t; it’s being passed around at work ‘go on it’s Christmas’ they say; its in the 3 course meals at a works do or at a social gathering; in short… Continue reading How to eat this festive season!

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Grief at Christmas- The Loss of your wife

Christmas is a very emotional time.  It is full of hope, anticipation, love and joy!  We can forget the cold weather as dark nights are lit up with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations.  Not many people can walk past a house that’s lit up so brightly and still feel gloomy.  In fact, if you’re… Continue reading Grief at Christmas- The Loss of your wife

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Grief – When your Nan was your Mum

Christmas is a very emotional time.  It is full of hope, anticipation, love and joy!  We can forget the cold weather as dark nights are lit up with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations.  Not many people can walk past a house that’s lit up so brightly and still feel gloomy.  In fact, if you’re… Continue reading Grief – When your Nan was your Mum

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Grieving for your husband at Christmas

Christmas is a very emotional time.  It is full of hope, anticipation, love and joy!  We can forget the cold weather as dark nights are lit up with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations.  Not many people can walk past a house that’s lit up so brightly and still feel gloomy.  In fact, if you’re… Continue reading Grieving for your husband at Christmas

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Grieving for your husband at Christmas

Christmas is a very emotional time.  It is full of hope, anticipation, love and joy!  We can forget the cold weather as dark nights are lit up with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations.  Not many people can walk past a house that’s lit up so brightly and still feel gloomy.  In fact, if you’re… Continue reading Grieving for your husband at Christmas

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Grieving for your Dad at Christmas

  Christmas is a very emotional time.  It is full of hope, anticipation, love and joy!  We can forget the cold weather as dark nights are lit up with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations.  Not many people can walk past a house that’s lit up so brightly and still feel gloomy.  In fact, if… Continue reading Grieving for your Dad at Christmas

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Grieving for your Mum at Christmas

  Christmas is a very emotional time.  It is full of hope, anticipation, love and joy!  We can forget the cold weather as dark nights are lit up with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations.  Not many people can walk past a house that’s lit up so brightly and still feel gloomy.  In fact, if… Continue reading Grieving for your Mum at Christmas

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Christmas recipe for Festive Cookies!!

Festive Cookies Cooking is a great pastime and it’s good for your soul!  It stirs your creative juices and is very therapeutic.  Many people cook when they are stressed to help them to relax.  In fact, cooking can be a kind of meditation if you really immerse yourself totally into the creative process that it… Continue reading Christmas recipe for Festive Cookies!!

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How to survive Halloween and actually enjoy it!!

  It’s nearly Halloween, you’ve been invited to a party by a close friend who has asked that everyone dress up in their most spooky costume ever!  Instead of being excited, you’re immediately in panic mode!  What will you wear, how will you keep on your diet and should you bother going at all?  You… Continue reading How to survive Halloween and actually enjoy it!!

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The shocking truths about forgiveness and weight-loss!

The shocking truths about forgiveness and weight-loss!

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6 easy ways to drink more water!

  The very word water makes many of us run for cover!  We feel it is tasteless and boring.  Drinking it is a chore much like cleaning the oven.  We just don’t want to do it!  The health benefits are clear and easy to find, here are a few: It helps to boost mental performance… Continue reading 6 easy ways to drink more water!

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Body Positivity and The Anti-Diet Lifestyle

    Body positivity is such a buzz word right now, it’s everywhere from mainstream media to the words we speak to each other.  The text book definition of body positivity is wonderfully put here by Wikipedia: ‘Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image,… Continue reading Body Positivity and The Anti-Diet Lifestyle

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In celebration of Father’s Day

The Anti-Diet Lifestyle supports and encourages well-being of self.  Acknowledging and thanking those who care and guide us in life is a huge contributor to that process.  Father's Day is no exception and this poem has been written to help you do just that. A father is one of the most important person in someone's… Continue reading In celebration of Father’s Day

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6 Things your diet doesn’t tell you

 So, you’ve started a diet.  It may be your first one, it may be the next one after a series of failed ones, but none of that matters because you’ve made the decision to try (or try again as the case may be).  You’re fired up, this is it, you tell yourself.  This is the… Continue reading 6 Things your diet doesn’t tell you

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A story that will motivate anyone!

    She’d had enough, she’d finally hit rock bottom and felt like giving up.  For the first time, the thought of continuing on with her goal seemed more painful than letting it go.  It wasn’t that she hadn’t tried, it wasn’t that she hadn’t given it her very best shot.  In fact, it was… Continue reading A story that will motivate anyone!

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An emotional plea from your body

 Dear MeI’m writing this letter because talking to you hasn’t worked and I’m desperate for you to hear what I have to say.   I’ve been trying to tell you something for so long and tried so very many ways to communicate with you but nothing has worked and now I’m at my wits end.  I’m… Continue reading An emotional plea from your body

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For you Mum

This is for you Mum. Amazing poem and amazing mother's day gifts. https://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/shop/design/mothers+day+t-shirt+womens+premium+tank+top-D5c6c2bc85fd3e472b067263a?sellable=qrmDgyN9V5IqrlZ8Z9YD-917-16&view=1_2492

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The surprising answer to ‘Do Anti-dieters eat everything on their plate?’!!

Food for thought! I write my blogs for many reasons and one of them is to educate my readers about what the Anti-Diet Lifestyle would mean to them in practical terms.  In this blog, I’d like to answer a question asked my one such reader: ‘Do I eat everything on my plate’ now that I… Continue reading The surprising answer to ‘Do Anti-dieters eat everything on their plate?’!!

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Exercise – Is it fun or a chore with the Anti-Diet Lifestyle?

Find something you love to do. I wrote an article about exercise with the Anti-Diet Lifestyle previously and, on the back of that, I need to answer a follow up question : ‘Do I see it (exercise) as fun or a chore with The Anti-Diet Lifestyle? Once again, I’d first like to say what a… Continue reading Exercise – Is it fun or a chore with the Anti-Diet Lifestyle?

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Do you have to exercise regularly for the Anti-Diet to work?

No pain, no gain? People have asked me a lot of questions about how the Anti-Diet Lifestyle actually achieves weight loss and concerns about exercise come up frequently.  Things like: Do you exercise? Do you exercise regularly? Did you have to exercise to lose weight? I love these questions because they challenge me to look… Continue reading Do you have to exercise regularly for the Anti-Diet to work?

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What actually led me to lose weight?

Enjoy your food! People have said to me it’s all very well I’m suggesting they stop dieting but how does that help them lose weight?  I mean, with dieting and especially if you’re following a particular diet programme or club, there is a clear path that includes what you can and can’t eat, what is… Continue reading What actually led me to lose weight?

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How to survive the holiday festivities without feeling hungry or missing out

To trigger the Ambassador mode, say out loud(for maximum effect) or whisper to yourself if it is not appropriate ‘I am the Ambassador of my body and soul. I will do everything in my power to seek out what is good for me’.