Tag Cloud
13 going on 30 21st Century Vaudeville 30 5/2 A Night Like This Acting acting actor's life Adele Dazeem advice age age-bracket Agent Alfie Boe amanda palmer Amused Moose Amy Poehler Andy Nyman Anecdote Anti-Bullying Week ASK Atkins auditions babies Back to school Basset Hounds Bewitched birthdays births Blossom Bonnie Gillespie Bonnington Cafe Book of Mormon Book review Boyzone Brave Brighton Bristol Broaday Broadway business buying a flat Cabaret Cabaret confidential Camden Camden Festival care homes Career Caro Emerald casting casting breakdown casting director Cavern Challenge Anneka Channel 4 character comedy children children's entertainer choices christmas Cisswood House Cliff Richard Coaching Comedy Comedy comedy courses Confessions of an Undiscovered Star Confessions of an Undiscovered Star cooking Coupling Crazy Sexy Diet creative Dad day planner DDuke Street Theatre death diary Diets directing dogs Drag Queens Dreams Duke Street Theatre E.T. Eating Clean Edinburgh Fringe Festival Ellen Degeneres Emmy Awards events Everything's Coming Up Roses facebook Family Father Ted Film finding your caling food Football France freelance Friday 13th friends Frozen Gadget Man Games Gilmore Girls Ginger Rogers glamour Glastonbury Golden Rules of Acting Grainne Maguire Grease 2 grief Gym Gypsy hallmark Heads Up Hernado's Hideaway hey qween High Wycombe Holiday Hollywood house I Love Lucy I will always love you ideas Idina Menzel ill illness Imelda Staunton InCahoots Inspiration Into The Woods Irish iZombie Jason Robert Brown Jim and Miranda's days out Jim Carrey Jim Daly JJason Robert Brown jobs Joe Iconis joke writing Julie Bowen Kallo Katy Perry Kris Carr Kristen Wigg Krysta Rodriguez Ladies day Lady is a Tramp Last 5 Years Laughing Horse Lena Dunham Leonie Dawson Let it Go Life life Liverpool Logan Murray London Lucile Ball Magic Make Um Laugh Manage my Website Mel Robbins Memphis Miffy Mindy Kaling Miranda Dawe mistakes MMiranda Dawe monkey mortgage Motivation Motivational Movies Movies murder mysteries murder mystery parties music music video Musical Musicals Musicals Nakd Natalie Weiss National Book Day Neighbours Netflix News NewsRevue Nice nose bleeds Novel once upon a time open mic open spots Oprah Oprah Winfrey orgainisation Oscars pantomime pantos Pants on Fire Parody passion patton oswolt peace and parsnips Peanuts Penguins performer Pheasantry Phobias pizza express planning Politics potatoes procrastination Quiz regret Relaxing Rent Resting Actors Retreat Return to the Forbidden Planet Review Rikki Beadle Blair Roar Robert Webb Rogers and Hart Round Table RuPaul's Drag Race Sara Bareilles Savoy. Sondheim self employed self-care self-employment Self-Management for Actors side business Singing singing Slimming Sondheim Songs Squarespace Stagecoach Stagey Stand Up stand up comedy Stephanie Baker stop saying fine stop screwing yourself over survival jobs teaching Team Building TED Television Teri Hatcher That Silly Productions That Silly Productions That Silly Show That Silly Whodunit The Beatles the calling The Darling Buds of May The girl's mean business The Kitchen Sessions The Last 5 Years The New Statesman The Rolling Stones The Two Ronnies the zoo Theatre Thin Lizzy tickets time management Tina Fey Tommy Cooper training TThat Silly Productions Tuck Everlasting U2 Valentiines Vegan Vegetarian Victoria Melody Vikki Stone vintage vlog voice overs Websites West end Westlife What the Frock Whipsnade Whodunit Wi-fi Wordpress writing Youtube

 

 

 

Confessions of an Undiscovered Star

Entries in Atkins (1)

Monday
Jan122015

Crazy Sexy Dieting

I decided I would try to lose a stone by my birthday in February. My previous weight-loss techniques have only been successful when coupled with heartbreak and considering Jim is still putting up with me I'm going to have to work a bit harder.

When you mention slimming to people everyone seems to have their favourite diet: "Go with Atkins - carbs are evil", "Do 'The 5/2', our primitive ancestors didn't eat every day you know" or "Don't eat after midnight or get wet", you know, the usual ones.

I find a lot of the standard diet plans tricky as I don't actually drink alcohol, tea, coffee or fizzy drinks in normal life anyway, and they are the first things you are recommended to give up. Plus I've vegetarian so I don't need to cut out fatty meats. My biggest problem is I LOVE carbohydrates - I don't think there is anything closer to Manna from Heaven as a roast potato. This is such food porn to me:

The best book I found for vegetarians that want to lose weight, or more importantly just to eat healthily is Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy, Sexy Kitchen. She was diagnosed with a rare cancer years ago and she has kept it at bay through what food she decided to put, or not put in her body. It's mainly vegan and raw food and a really interesting read if you are vegetarian or not as this woman has BIG-TIME done her research. The general idea is that you put 'living' food inside you to power your body rather than essentially rotting food i.e. meat. 

This week, I've cooked a few very healthy meals and eaten so many Nakd Bars that's I'm probably keeping their business going single handedly (n.b. that many dates and prunes have a predictable effect but they are just so good - hey it's all weight loss I guess :s) I have let myself relax at weekends a little but I'm not allowed to touch the biscuits at work - I'm teaching myself to like dark chocolate rice cakes over penguin biscuits.

Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey. Or penguin.