I promised recently, on our Facebook page that I would put my money where my mouth is and post some before and after pictures of me. The before being when I was 2 stone heavier than I am now. The picture headed up April 2006 was taken at the launch of my first novel, Passing Shadows. Check out my double chin and – wow – I had a cleavage. So it wasn’t all bad!
I was more comfortable when I was two stone lighter though, which I finally achieved, after a series of yo yo dieting in August 2009.
But I wanted to add a further photo to prove that I am still the same weight now as I was then. There has been no more yo yo dieting, thank goodness, because it is soul destroying, isn’t it.
The photo headed up July 2013 was taken a couple of Saturdays ago at the launch of my latest novel Ice And A Slice. And I am much happier with how I look (and feel) in this photograph.
This is why I was so pleased to write How to Eat Loads and Stay Slim. People I don’t know very well assume that I have always been effortlessly slim. But this isn’t actually the case. I don’t struggle too much today. I just follow certain basic principles, which work for me, and which can work for you too.
You don’t need to yo yo diet. It really is possible to eat loads and stay slim.