We live in a world overflowing with health and diet advice, you can barely move for superfoods, detoxes and magical formulas that promise massive results with minimal effort or else demand huge dedication, self-control and of course, cash. To my shame, I’ve tried a couple of them. I once attempted a seven-day juice diet that… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – Why Weight Watchers?
Notice anything different? Well if I’ve managed to do this properly then southwarkbelle.com will now bring you here, my new WordPress blog. I decided it was time to try swapping over as WordPress is easily the main platform for blogs now and I need to use it for my reviews over on Festivalkidz.com. So it’s… Continue reading Welcome To The New Southwarkbelle
Happy new year lovely people. How are you all? I’m going to be trying to make quite a few changes with Southwarkbelle this year. More on that in a bit but, at risk of being a new year cliche, I’ve also got a few personal changes to make. The first of those is shifting some… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – Getting Started On Weight Watchers
Our old friend the NoSH study is back in the news today, I wrote about the feasibility study a while ago but they have now conducted and published a much larger trial looking at financial incentives to encourage women to breastfeed. What is the Study? The study looked at electoral ward areas where… Continue reading Paying Women To Breastfeed: A few things to think about
I’ve written about Michael Odent before here and here. For those not familiar with him, he is a retired French obstetrician, credited with, among other things, introducing water births. This weekend he got himself a piece in the Guardian to promote his new book: The Birth Of Homo, The Marine Chimpanzee. I’ll be honest, I’ve not… Continue reading Michael Odent Wants Me Dead
I am currently breast feeding a small baby. Which means two things: 1: I spend a lot of time idly scrolling through Facebook. 2: I am constantly hungry. So I was very happy for the random algorithms at face face to offer me a recipe for a “Healthy” chocolate dessert. I am not one… Continue reading Healthy Eating – We Need Honest Information Not Expensive Ingredients
I’m on baby number three now, so I guess that makes me an experienced mum (at least of this age group). But from this exalted status I have only one* good bit of advice: Don’t judge other parent’s choices by what works for you. Or your own by what works for them. The… Continue reading Breastfeeding; Science, Advice And Survival