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I had a fantastic conversation with a friend Pam who has been overweight all of her adult life, tried everything to lose it as well, without success. She loves to exercise, drinks lots of water, is into alternative health and the Law of Attraction, is active, fun loving, gets out lots but still this is the one thing that has niggled her and her whole family actually, all their lives.

Then she read my book.

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Macadamia Choc Toffee

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So the success of my sesame snaps sent me off onto other creative tangents as to what else I could toffee snap using the same method and nearly the same ingredients.

I think I mentioned my oats/raisins disaster – probably for the best as I don’t eat oats and was just trying it for my fiancé. He gave it the resounding thumbs down, so we stick to the original sesame for him.

However I thought my all time favourite macadamia nuts might do the trick as they are buttery and delicious, especially when roasted and I wasn’t disappointed. (Drool, drool.)

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What you can keep up…

I was having a chat with some Instagram peeps on their weight loss journey and some are going it alone, others are on weight watchers, some on slimming world, others lite ‘n easy, some have facebook support groups and some are helping each other out which is great. Then you get bombarded with crazy wraps, herbalife, shakeology and lots of other stuff, but you just ignore those.

So people post the food they are eating and the old food police in me wants to grab them and shake them!!!! I have to remind myself that they are on their own path and if they need my help they will come and ask for it.

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Orange Cupcakes

My partner loves cupcakes and being the nice fiancé that I am, even though I won’t eat cake with sugar and flour in it, I make what he likes. I tried different recipes, often from the 4-ingredient crew because as you know, I can’t be bothered if it is any more difficult than that.

However strange things started to happen to him too after sugar consumption – feeling wired, scatty and irritated and while he loved the taste of it, the after effects became too much to bear. And this was just after eating one or two of them.

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Doing what works for you…

As I slowly tell people what I am up to with my book, many are curious and ask a few more questions about what the main philosophies are based around and I always reply, “the summary is… doing what works for you.”

For so long, the common message has been that there is one right way and if you are not doing it, then you are wrong. The impression given is that if you can’t do it, then you must be hopeless, useless, have no willpower, have no discipline, you are lazy etc, which is far from the truth. It’s just that the advice given doesn’t work for you.

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Sesame Snaps…do you remember those?

Do you remember Sesame Snaps in the tiny little packet that you always had trouble opening? Then when it was open the little slices of goodness were all stuck together so rarely if ever, you managed to break them apart without snapping it in half? It didn’t seem to matter though as they were sweet and crunchy – so sticky, crunchy and rock hard in fact that it seemed like your teeth would break! Despite all that, they were yum!

So I don’t know what the ingredients are in the original – might take a peek when I am next at the supermarket – however I wondered if I could recreate the taste with rice malt syrup. It turns out I can! Yahoo!

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‘It will be hard but it will be worth it’… really?

If I received a dollar for every instagram post with this supposed motivation quote on it, I would be a rich girly. Every time I see it though, I get a little irritated like being poked in the ribs.

My question is… why? Why does it need to be hard?

Are we talking about the same thing? I’m talking weight loss, what are you talking about?

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