I can’t believe that I am writing an article called ‘It’s ok to be on a diet’. After having some backlash in my DM’s telling me it is not a good idea to promote my weight loss, I felt compelled to reply. Being told I’m a trigger, and that I should be a positive body advocate is hurtful. I am not restricting calories, cutting out vital nutrients and encouraging people to damage their bodies – I am helping mine to become more powerful. I just wanted to share the joy I have got from my achievements.
Dry January seems like a distant memory, and after weeks of lockdown, we no longer need our arms to be twisted to have an alcoholic drink. Before the pandemic, 25% of pub visits were alcohol-free, and another 45% opting for low-alcohol offerings.
Just because lockdown is coming to a close, it doesn’t mean we should give up our baking skills. Even if you are a baking novice, soda bread is the easiest way to make tasty homemade bread. It is incredibly quick to do too.
Like so many in lockdown, I spent more time baking. However, cooking from scratch has been a priority for me for some time, along with trying to stay in shape. My easy blueberry biscuit recipe takes minutes to prepare, and the sweet treat will be ready in 15 minutes.