Weight Loss and future research

During my first week on The Harcombe Diet I lost weight every day. I know that we are advised not to weigh every day but if I read that my weight loss will be considerable and that I could lose a stone in two or three weeks then it is natural to conclude that a […]


Ketosis is the state into which the body enters when it needs to burn fat. When blood glucose is low and stored reserves of energy have been exhausted, the body will start to burn the stored fat. ketones are the product of ketosis. They are produced by the liver from fatty acids and the body […]

The Harcombe Diet

I know I’m always going on about food but I read about this lady in Whizz’s Mensa Magazine and was impressed. Zoe Harcombe advocates a mixture between the Atkins Diet (40 – 90g of carbs per day and as much fat as you like) and food combining (don’t eat carbs and fats together so eat […]

I am Wonder Woman

I am Wonder Woman. It’s a secret. Nobody knows but me. My family thinks I am the domestic help and my friends, well, they only get fleeting views of me as I fly around ‘Wondering’. Let me set the scene. Picture me: a manic, middle-aged matriarch, glasses at nose tip, in a cluttered, kid-stroke-cat filled […]

On Bovril

Forget Marmite; Bovril is my family’s chosen British favourite. As a child Bovril on toast was always present on the breakfast table, the squat brown jar rubbing shoulders with the marmalade, honey and condensed milk (another classic for another piece). Thick sliced white bread, toasted golden, not too dark, spread with ice cold slices of […]

Coronation Quorn – 3 syns per portion (Slimming World)

As always I am trying to create new and interesting recipes that I can eat on my Slimming World ?eating plan?. I am a spice lover so many of my recipes contain spices to make low fat food more exciting and tasty. I have only just discovered quorn fillets and I can’t decide whether I […]

Fab Soup

I’ve just made a really brilliant soup so I’m writing it down while I remember what I did. It makes a lot so you can alter the quantities for your needs, or freeze the left overs. Spicy Butternut Squash and Potato Soup Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp […]

Party Time

This Sunday we had a Christmas drinks party which was a great success and underpinned my resolve to avoid the Supermarket. I did have to spend a good deal of time in the kitchen but the sense of achievement made it all worthwhile. The finger food was as follows: Stuffed eggs, miniature sausage rolls, coronation […]