Worthwhile Diet Suspension

  My mother in law visited recently, and she’s an excellent cook. Excellent cooks and strict diets don’t really cohabit nicely. Since obviously my mother in law comes first, my diet was jumped up and down on from a great height. Obviously eating this well every day for a week is torture. Feel sorry for…

Roast chicken in paprika sauce with green leafy vegetables

  “A low carb diet gives you lots of choices,” they said. “It’s a lot less dull than other, more prescriptive diets,” they said.  While that’s all true, what they don’t tell you is that all those things you think you love, like steak and chicken and lamb and salmon. After eating nothing else for…

Who says you can’t eat well at the office?

Typically, not preparing your lunch before going to the office is a crime, the punishment for which is one week of backtracking on your diet. Imagine my relief when this is what we were served for our working lunch today… Even when we get a quick, cold fix for lunch, this is what we end…

Forced myself

I decided to force myself to use the hotel gym. I was having a really hard time figuring our what was getting in the way of my finding time to go to the gym, and then I stopped wondering about it, got changed, and went to the gym. That’s what was getting in the way!…

Not so simple

I thought, when considering my week-long trip to the US, that I would have more difficulty in maintaining my diet, since I would be eating out, but that I would have ample opportunity for exercise. I got that backwards. The restaurants in the US are more than happy to adjust your order to cater for…

Travel and diet/fitness discipline

I’m on a plane on my way to Miami (by way of Philadelphia), and wondering how I’m going to stay true to my health and fitness goals while away from the structure of scheduled meals and while eating out for every single meal for the next 4 or 5 days. It’s not a small problem….

Confronting a diet plateau

I’ve plateaued in my weight loss, which is normal, but leads to a question. I’ve come this far on dieting alone. Now it’s time to add some exercise into the mix.

Evening high-fat omelette recipe

Yesterday, the laws of thermodynamics sabotaged our dinner. After an entire day spent in the top shelf of the fridge, the chicken breasts had failed to defrost. On a normal day, we would have reached for one of any number of food delivery options, but “normal day” implies “normal diet” and currently we’re a little short…

Faster than expected

So after my first aborted attempt at setting goals and structuring my objectives, life kind of got in the way. Not in a bad way, but a refocus on family required I put this little project on hold. Now we’re back. Actually – that’s not quite accurate. We were back a couple of weeks ago,…

Accepting the natural order of things

I’m not a great fan of jogging as a form of exercise. If you’ve read various articles on fitness you’ll know that it’s not the greatest sport if your objective is to cut down your body fat or build muscle. The human body is so efficient that you have to run an unrealistic amount in…

Setting Objectives

When you want to improve something about your life, you need to know where you’re going. So you set objectives, simple right? Not really.   Search Google for “top 100 life goals” and you come up with lists of worthy objectives that (most of the time) are sufficiently well-thought-out to inspire and motivate. If that person…