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We’re Finalists!


That’s right! All your votes came through and we are now a finalist for The People’s Book Prize.

Voting for the finals opens on May 15th but until then we just want you to know how grateful we are to everyone who took the time to vote, your vote made all the difference.

If you want to see the list of finalists then just click here.


A Tip and a Reminder

A quick reminder that there’s still one day left to vote for ‘100 Ways’ in The People’s Book Prize, just click here. Every vote makes a difference!

Now we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the tip we promised you.

Flab-Fighting Tip No. 20 – Whiten your teeth.

Bright gnashers are always attractive and one of those kits where you have put the bleaching gel in the rubber dental moulds and clamp them over your teeth for hours on end are relatively inexpensive and effective. They also make it totally impossible to eat.


10 Days to Go!


There’s still ten days to vote for ‘100 Ways to Fight the Flab – and still have wine and chocolate’ in the People’s Book Prize.

You are the judge for this competition which means that every vote counts! So, we need your help to get through to the next round.

If this book helped you, or at least made you chuckle a few times, it would be great if you could find the time to vote. Just click here!

Huge thank you to everyone who has voted or is going to.

We’ve Been Nominated!


That’s right! ‘100 Ways to Fight the Flab – and still have wine and chocolate’ has been nominated for The People’s Book Prize.

What makes this prize special is that it’s judged by YOU! That’s right, the public decide which books deserve to get through to the next round of the competition.

So, if you liked the book, or it helped you when trying to lose weight, maybe you could find the time to vote. Just click here!

A huge thank you to everyone who has already voted and those who plan to.

Get a horse…. (or borrow one)


This could be more complicated to arrange than the dog,  but horse riding will also give you muscles of iron. I have the equine problem licked ever since begging for and receiving a hilarious Christmas present which had my husband choking over his credit card statement for the next six months. The iJoy ride is an exercise machine that simulates the action of riding a horse and as you jog up and down, tones your buttocks, thighs and stomach. You can flap your arms at the same time, add weights and do various exercises as outlined in the dvd of suitably bored-looking girls that comes with it. Visiting children will enjoy it too. Plonk the smallest and loudest on there and turn it up to full speed before they can trash the place.


For a quick glimpse of a slappable-looking smug bloke using one, along to a typically-annoying voice-over, I have found you this youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QOQy4XlBlc

To buy one – go here

Don’t forget I am eagerly awaiting your Before and After photos for any of these tips. Or even just the “befores”. I can always photoshop your head onto a thinner body later…. 🙂

Happy Flab-fighting!

HOT TIP No. 1: A Chilli a Day Keeps a Lard Arse at Bay


So eat a chilli. The hotter the better. Chillies raise the metabolism and the fierier they are, the greater the effect. I ate my last fresh one last night and it’s too cold to go shopping today so here, by way of illustration,  are some I bottled in olive oil the last time I was being a domestic goddess – HA!IMG_1957

Experts estimate that one can expect a 15% increase in calories burned for about two hours after eating a hot chilli sauce. Buy packets of fresh chillies from the supermarket and then keep and dry the seeds. IMG_1955Growing them yourself is easy, cheap and satisfying (sorry to sound like an excerpt from Cooking on a Shoestring in a Bedsit for One) and the plants look pretty on the kitchen window sill. I used to grow new ones each season until a nice girl called Hannah Harman, who works for

Food Network UK


I met her at the launch of this fab book –

told me that you could cut back the plants when they’d finished fruiting, give ’em a feed, and they’d sprout again. Here are mine beginning to do just that…

IMG_1954Try them – the chillis – finely chopped in omelettes and scrambled egg, over meat or fish, in sauces and – for the brave – straight down with a couple of crisps. Actually, you will find the more you eat, the more your tolerance will grow (I don’t wish to be indelicate here, but it is best to build up slowly!). They are strangely addictive after a while. Now I twitch if I haven’t had a hot hit in a day or two.

ANOTHER HOT TIP  next Sunday at 6pm (UK time). In the meantime, please try this week’s and let me know how you got on. Comments gratefully received – Before and After pictures especially welcome… 🙂

Should you be thoroughly over-excited now, you can buy the entire book 9781909520189_FCon Amazon UK or Amazon US.

And if you do, don’t forget there’s a COMPETITION to enter with the most fabulous prize you can possibly imagine… (no, it is not a packet of chillis)

Happy Eating and have a good week…

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