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The ups and downs of dieting…crazy cravings, food obsession or more? I blame my vacation in Miami!!

2 May

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I have been over indulging for 12 days, I cannot bare the idea to deprive myself of a dirty stinking burger and fries If I want to, ok the bikini started to feel a bit tight but as I said to my friends, more responsible than me…Sod it the diet starts on Monday when I will be back…but when I got back and checked my weight on the scale I wanted to bang my head on the wall…2.5 kg more (5.5 pounds), damn me and my food obsession!!!!

No reason to panic, let’s just start to cut down on alcohol first of all : I have been drinking a lot but that is what you do in vacation, you don’t drink a bottle of Corona and think : Oh yes this is already 148 calories…oh yes let’s pop the champagne at 10.30 am, which must be 5pm somewhere…and here we are another 89 calories per glass….  But as my dad would say to my husband when we stay by the seaside in Italy when the new bottle of Prosecco comes up…Holiday!!! (Or Vacation! for Americans)


Anyway I am not 20 years old anymore and my metabolism is not as fast anymore so I am trying to go back on track cooking lots of fish, chicken, cutting down portions of pasta, never been crazy for chocolate and what happened?

I suddenly find myself obsessed with “I need a piece of chocolate right now”! I find myself on my iPad checking new recipes most of the day, and because I haven’t drunk anything alcoholic since Saturday night I started to crave even that….tonight we are going out for dinner with friends in town and do you know what I can’t wait to have? A Bombay gin and tonic before dinner!!!!

gin and tonic

1kg (2.2 pounds) has already gone down ( probably water retention)  and I still have a lot to work on. Luckily I have a crazy dog here that needs walking and exercise so at least I have to get out and walk a lot with Coco and listen to me….I went back to the gym today…please orchestra go on….we need to celebrate this rare moment!!

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And what about this weekend that we are going to visit friends in the Cotswolds? Fuck the diet let’s start again on Monday….actually on Tuesday because Monday is bank-holiday….thanks British calendar!!!

diet on monday


Why am I getting fat? I’ll try to explain

11 Jan

When I’m in America for some strange reasons I always have every kind of cravings. From burgers to chocolate, from peanut butter to french fries…plus it doesn’t help the fact that our Australian friend Katrina always suggests us good place to go to eat.

My last discovery is shake shack in lenox avenue, just at the top of Lincoln road, it’s a fast food where the burgers taste like real beef, not like the crap they sell at McDonald’s…and the price is the same! Got a burger from there as late dinner when we came back from Barbados…and I have been dreaming of since!

Lunch for us there today…my husband tries to keep me healthy with nice homemade salads for lunch but there is nothing I can do, I could keep on eating all day! Trouble is…. My shorts are feeling too tight…let alone that I’m not even trying to put my jeans on! Diet from friday night on…well actually is not fair start a diet on a friday, the jet lag will kill me anyway…so my late new year’s resolution is…diet from monday!x

Cravings…or just greediness???

21 Oct

I have always heard that pregnant women get every kind of cravings during the pregnancy,  as you all know I AM NOT pregnant, in fact I have cravings because I’m in my husband’s favourite time of the month (PMS…I think that’s why he escaped from me just now) 😉 and I started this morning at work in front of the screen to dream about…English food, or even if it is not English food it’s the type of food British people like to eat, so let’s start:

Tonight to open my weekend with a night in with my friend T. and what’s on the menu?

INDIAN TAKE AWAY, bottle of rose and probably a good dvd…craving number 1

SHEPERDS PIE to cook for my dinner tomorrow night…craving number 2

And to finish I can’t wait for my Sunday morning breakfast, known as well as the Breakfast of the champions….FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST…will it be sad go by myself for a full English on Sunday morning? Well I’m sure the Mail on Sunday is going to keep me company…probably see you on Monday, with a few kilos more around my belly!!!

How crazy is that? Soon without even recognise it I will speak with proper British accent….well…maybe not…but I’m definitely turning a bit British!

Enjoy your weekend!

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