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Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars - Slimming World - Low Syn -Healthy Extra B - Healthy Extra A - Healthy Extras - Breakfast - Slimming World Breakfast Ideas - Sweet Treats - Eat Clean - Fibre - Healthy

These are by far some of the BEST things I’ve ever eaten whilst on Slimming World! Hands down, categorically, bloody amazing! So, unsurprisingly I’m a tad proud of having come up with them as the best new way to use my Healthy Extras and enjoy some cheesecake-y goodness at the same time! Continue Reading…


For Anyone That Feels Like Quitting…

Please don’t! Here’s why, how, and what to do if you have…

We all have them don’t we? Those days where it all seems too much and we just want to say f**k it and throw in the proverbial towel. If you don’t you’re a very lucky (and slightly odd) person, and I seriously envy you! I’m talking about those days where losing weight just feels like a never ending journey requiring far too much effort for far too little reward. Given that losing weight has unquantifiable benefits, from a physical and mental health point of view, that might seem stupid, but sometimes it’s just hard for those huge benefits to out-way quite how exhausting losing weight can be. Continue Reading…


Seriously Easy Stuffed Chicken Ballotine

Chicken Baollotine with Cheesy Mash - Slimming World - Syn Free - Recipe -Healthy Cooking - Basement Bakehouse

I’m really quite proud of this recipe! Not only was it syn free and delicious, but it was super cheap and looked really impressive when served up, what more could you want really? The ballotine is stuffed with delicious bacon, mushrooms and spinach, on a bed of cheesy mash and accompanied by basil roasted cherry tomatoes, it really was a winning dish, and my darling grandpa who enjoyed it with me wholeheartedly agreed!  Continue Reading…


Seven Reasons You Might Not Be Losing Weight

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel that you’ve done everything perfectly, but the number on the scales just isn’t budging? Well, I have and it’s incredibly frustrating. I am not a Slimming World consultant, and I have not been trained by Slimming World, but I’ve been doing this for over a year now and in that time I’ve gained a pretty good insight (from my own struggles and from those around me) into the things which could be stopping the weight from shifting. 

Hopefully this might help identify some things you could adjust or change. I will stress though that the plan works differently for everyone, and there’s no hard and fast rule for how fast you should lose weight on Slimming World! It’s easy to get disheartened when you see other people with big losses, but just remember that the most important thing is that you’ve taken control of your weight problems, and you’re doing something about them! Never let anyone make you feel bad for the rate at which you’re losing weight, and NEVER EVER give up because you feel it’s not shifting fast enough. Nobody ever said that losing weight was easy, if it was everyone in this world would be slim. It’s a hard journey, but with the right tools and support it’s one that you will absolutely get to the end of. As I say, these are just some observations, and generally accepted principles, that might make a bit of difference to your weight loss, and the first one might surprise you!  Continue Reading…


Syn Free Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Growing up I was never a fan of sweet potatoes, they reminded me of the bland watery vegetable mash that was served with school roast dinners! However over the last couple of years, I’ve realised that sweet potatoes can be a beautiful thing!

For some reason it has taken me a really long time to perfect sweet potato fries, because every time I cooked them in the past they were just soggy and frankly pretty awful! At this point I’ve got to give a very big shout out to Eb over at Easy Peasy Foodie (fantastic blog!) for giving me the confidence to try and make them again with her excellent advice, as I had all but given up.  Continue Reading…


Slimming World Kitchen Essentials

I’ve always cooked, but a common theme amongst many Slimming World-ers is that this lifestyle change means they cook a lot more than they used to! So for any newbies out there, or simply for anyone else out there who loves to cook as much as I do, here are my absolute essentials in the kitchen!  Continue Reading…


To Tweak or Not To Tweak…That Really Is The Question!

Before I even start typing this I’m holding my breath for a barrage of differing opinions on this subject, so before the keyboard warriors out there decide to get on their high horse, or the tweak police get ready to bang my doors down and cart me away remember…this is just my view on the subject! 

Now that I’ve got that out the way, there may be a few people thinking… Continue Reading…


From Flabby to Fit…A New Kind of Journey

Anyone who reads my blog regularly, or even occasionally, will know that I’ve been loosing weight with Slimming World since July 2015. Since starting I’ve lost 3.5 stone (that’s 49llbs but whatevs…!!!!), and my entire life has changed more than I could ever have dreamed. It’s been a hugely eye opening experience, and I’ve learnt a lot about myself and exactly how much I’m actually capable of!

I’ve lost a lot of weight and have begun to love my body, I no longer have rolls of back fat and my tummy doesn’t stick out further than my boobs, but there are some new insecurities which have crept in. Namely saggy bits. Don’t get me wrong, lots of people have this problem so much worse than I do, but each of us has our own view of our body. So, in an effort to try and combat the appearance of these new wobbly bits and help boost my weight loss as it starts to plateau, I have decided to become a ‘gym bunny’!  Continue Reading…


Eating Out At…Jamie’s Italian

I was lucky enough recently to be contacted by the lovely people at Jamie’s Italian, who asked me whether I’d like to try out their Evening Meal Deal and report back on it. Obviously I said yes! So off I popped recently for a lovely evening with my other half, who incidentally had been wanting to eat at Jamie’s for quite some time! Here are my thoughts on Jamie’s Italian, and their Evening Meal Deal… Continue Reading…