Fasting, weight loss and understanding why 5:2 alone may not always work for everyone!!

Let me introduce a fictional friend to you, I’ll call her “Samantha”. Samantha is aged 45, has a sedentary lifestyle (little or no exercise, desk job). She’s 5ft 6 inches tall and weighs 12 stone. TDEE = 1,709 calories. BMR is 1,424 calories. BMI is 27.1 For more explanation on TDEE, BMI, BMR see the … Continue reading Fasting, weight loss and understanding why 5:2 alone may not always work for everyone!!

Fasting, weight loss and understanding why 5:2 alone may not always work for everyone!!

Let me introduce a fictional friend to you, I’ll call her “Samantha”. Samantha is aged 45, has a sedentary lifestyle (little or no exercise, desk job). She’s 5ft 6 inches tall and weighs 12 stone. TDEE = 1,709 calories. BMR is 1,424 calories. BMI is 27.1 For more explanation on TDEE, BMI, BMR see the … Continue reading Fasting, weight loss and understanding why 5:2 alone may not always work for everyone!!

Easter baking….

Easter probably comes a close second to Christmas when it comes to over indulgence and food. To keep my self from eating it, I tend to busy myself with cooking it! Today I’ve adapted a recipe I found on-line to make this scrumptious looking butternut squash, feta and kale pie.  It’s flavoured with nutmeg, red onion … Continue reading Easter baking….

Turkey Chilli with a tortilla and cheese pie topping – 400 calories

Over the weekend I made a HUGE portion of healthy turkey mince chilli and made a pie for our dinner tonight with 2 portions. For the chilli: Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 1 hr Serves: 7 Calories per serving:  189.4 Ingredients Onions – 151g Celery – 38g Garlic, Raw -3 Cloves/9g Tomatoes, Chopped, in … Continue reading Turkey Chilli with a tortilla and cheese pie topping – 400 calories

Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories

Chicory can be quite a bitter tasting vegetable, but this recipe perfectly balanced that bitterness by adding the cream  and just a little sugar. Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories Preparation Time:       5 minutes Cooking Time:            25 minutes Serves:                      4 Calories per serving:   123 Ingredients Chicory, Fresh, Raw –  2 Heads/300g Butter, Salted   –  1 … Continue reading Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories

Chicken, Butternut Squash and spinach Rogan Josh – 318 calories

We are getting to that time of year again – hot and filling foods that are comforting – and of course, not too calorific! Today is a Rogan Josh curry – I had some fresh turmeric that I wanted to use up. So this is my creation! Chicken, Butternut Squash and spinach Rogan Josh Preparation … Continue reading Chicken, Butternut Squash and spinach Rogan Josh – 318 calories

Vegetarian hoisin duck stir fry with wholewheat noodles – 522 calories

Quite impressed with the flavour, texture and taste of this “pretend” hoisin duck and will definitely have it again! Far less calories per 75g portion (159 calories) than shredded duck would usually be. Vegetarian hoisin duck stir fry with wholewheat noodles – 522 calories Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 20 mins Serves: 2 Calories … Continue reading Vegetarian hoisin duck stir fry with wholewheat noodles – 522 calories

Grilled Tuna With Butternut Squash, Caramelised Onion and Mint Vinaigrette – 309 calories

This dish was really easy and quick to prepare. I love roasted butternut squash and am always looking out for recipes that include it. I served alongside half a pouch of grains: Bulgur Wheat, Green Lentils and Barley (225 calories) Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Serves: 2 Calories per serving: 309.4 Ingredients … Continue reading Grilled Tuna With Butternut Squash, Caramelised Onion and Mint Vinaigrette – 309 calories