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I must admit (although admitting is not necessary, the evidence is below), it has been too long since I last posted.

Taking a pause and coming back to this just made me realise how much of a struggle it is to 1. Get healthy, and 2. Stay healthy.

My blog so far has been about losing weight – and yes if you do not like to exercise and have the ability to control your food, my diet is perfect for you. But the more I speak to the people around me, I realise that even small changes such as not using sugar in tea and coffee can make a real difference to your health.

So, with a new post comes a new angle – how to move off the diet and continue living a healthy lifestyle. You cannot be counting calories forever, eventually you will reach your goal weight but the hard part will be to not yo-yo back to old habits.

I will revamp my blog a little:

  • Summaries how I managed to get into shape with tips for anyone who wants to give it a go
  • Start focusing on ‘what is a healthy lifestyle’, do we actually know how big our portion sizes should be?
  • Life beyond the diet – You no longer need to be eating rice-cakes and celery, so what do you eat?

What was your biggest struggle after losing weight? Share with me and lets start putting together some useful tips.

Love S


Gross Fishy Fish


Let’s be honest, fish has the tendency to be gross…

First all, the main problem is, do I even like fish? Most of us are not the biggest fans of fish, but because of all of its benefits such as Omega 3, we all try to fit it in somehow.

So how do we eat something we don’t particularly love? I find that eating the least fishy fish helps. A fishy fish is one which has a strong taste and smell, so for example trout or mackerel. Others however are more bearable.

The other problem is how do I cook it to make it tasty? Being on a student budget along with the fact that I simply hate experimenting with food due to the fear of failure and having to make a last minute pot noodle, does not make it easy. I have however managed to find a solution.

Companies such as Bird’s Eye or Young’s know what they are doing with fish, so just trust them. Plus, the risk of horse meat is low ;) Today I tried these:


It was delish! Sainsbury’s currently price them at £2 a pack for 2 fillets, which I think for fish, is very reasonable. Of course more importantly, only 255 kcal per fillet, breadcrumbs included :D

I like to try new ready products, especially if they are not expensive, and most of the time it really pays off. Give it a try ;)

Love, hellotummys xx

For the eager ones of you, here is a little extra reading on the benefits of fish (fish fatty acids):

  • Research shows that eating fish fatty acids such as Omega-3 regularly reduces risk of a range of cancers
  • Research also suggests that it reduces risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease
  • Helps people manage their diabetes
  • Contributes to the health of brain tissue