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Fully Loaded Bacon & Chicken Soup

Fully Loaded Bacon & Chicken Soup

This recipe is adapted from the amazing I Breathe I’m Hungry Turbo Atkins Soup – created as part of a low carb keto reset.  I enjoyed the flavour so much I thought I would punch it out a little – plus it makes an excellent […]

Foundations of Healthy Living – a Health & Wellness Retreat

Foundations of Healthy Living – a Health & Wellness Retreat

The Foundations of Healthy Living (FOHL) is a four-day health and wellness retreat hosted at The White Haus in Ohakune by Andrea Schroeder and the team from Weight Loss Surgery Ltd. The retreat originally began as a Back On Track for those that had weight […]

Broccoli, Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan Frittata

Broccoli, Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan Frittata

Some nights you get home from work, rather I get home from work, and I just CBF.  You know what that stands for right – Can’t. Be. Fucked. But a girl’s got to eat.  The good thing about a frittata is that basically, anything goes. […]

I Am Embracing … Slowly

I Am Embracing … Slowly

Last week I finally saw the movie “Embrace”. Embrace is a film made by Australian Mum Taryn Brumfitt. In 2013 she posted a Before and After photograph online which was the total opposite of your standard Before and After – the Before being after a […]

The Great NZ Food Show 2017

The Great NZ Food Show 2017

I wanted to go to the Great NZ Food Show last year.  But I didn’t.  The year before that, when I hadn’t had weight loss surgery, I actually had no interest in it.  So why would someone who has the stomach the size of a […]

Top Ten Reasons Weight Loss Surgery is NOT the Easy Way Out

Top Ten Reasons Weight Loss Surgery is NOT the Easy Way Out

Before you even have bariatric surgery, you need to complete the pre-op diet. This can be 2-4 weeks and is no bloody joke.  Pre-op diets vary but as a basic plan you have 2 very low calorie shakes each day and then 100grams of lean […]

BODIE’z & Proti-15 – All About That Protein Water

BODIE’z & Proti-15 – All About That Protein Water

Protein is the building block of muscles, it is present in every cell, in all our organs and in all the tissues in our bodies.  Protein plays an important role in the body’s ability to grow, stay healthy and repair itself. It’s also the most […]

The Tongariro Crossing 

The Tongariro Crossing 

Sometime in 2016, Andrea mentioned to me that they were thinking of putting a trip together for the Hamilton & Wellington WLS ‘Family’ to walk the Tongariro Crossing together. Just quickly, a bit of info for new readers, WLS Hamilton & Wellington is Weight Loss Surgery […]

Tinks’ Tongariro Trail Mix

Tinks’ Tongariro Trail Mix

I wanted something salty but sweet with a protein kick to put into single servings to take on the Tongariro Crossing. Bearing in mind I can’t handle too much sugar, I thought creating my own was a good way to go. I reckon this mix […]

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

I’d like to know a little more about you, the 15 people subscribed to my posts and my 3 regular commenters, so I thought I’d ask you a few questions and then answer the same myself.  I’ve just updated my About Me page, so if […]