Be a Healthier You


Why not pop over to Be a Healthier You’s website to see how Tony lost 47lbs!!

HERE IT IS!!!! is still under construction but will be with you guys as soon as I can finish it!

It will include all of your favourite recipes, videos, and healthy eating articles from the blog here, plus some new material too!

Keep your eyes peeled for more updates and the grand unveiling!!



I am genuinely touched by this story, having seen a show myself and been completely awestruck both by the performance and by the athleticism of these guys. Performers are specially selected for their talents, and receive ongoing, highly intensive training. I have so much respect for these acrobats who risk their lives every day in the name of entertainment.

How many people can say they feel genuine passion for their job?

Sarah Guyard-Guillot, only 31 years old, was a mother of two who had worked with Cirque du Soleil for 22 years. From reading news reports her fellow performers seem devastated by the event; I cannot begin to imagine how traumatic it must be.

This is the first reported death in Cirque du Soleil’s history, a testament to Cirque’s professionalism, and dedication to safety. So, what happened tonight?

I will be following the story closely. I really hope it is determined that this was an unavoidable incident, and that Cirque du Soleil were not negligent…

Pyrotechnics explode during the finale of Cirque du Soleil's Ka

Sarah Guyard-Guillot

So, to celebrate Canada Day I thought I would share some food inspiration with you guys.

A great healthy treat to get you all in the spirit of the day!!

On my travels I quickly learned of this hugely popular Canadian dish. Fries, cheese curds and gravy. Not a totally unfamiliar concept to a Brit as we do love our cheesy chips and gravy. So, here comes the healthification process…


  • Preheat oven at 400F/200C/Gas mark 6.
  • Peel and cut potatoes into thick fries (yes, we’re making them ourselves!). Allow max 2 medium potatoes per person.
  • Arrange the fries on a hot oven tray. Allow a finger-width space between the fries so that they cook evenly.
  • Spray with 1-cal oil or a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pop in the oven for 45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes or so.  Remember, the thicker they are cut the longer they will take so if you prefer skinny fries they will need less time!
  • For the gravy: heat 500ml low sodium stock, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, and 1tbsp flour over a medium heat until the gravy begins to thicken, then reduce the heat. *Taste as you go adding extra flour for a thicker gravy, or extra stock if the vinegar flavour is too strong.*
  • For the curds: low fat mozzarella cheese.
  • Once the fries are cooked, serve them in a bowl with a little mozzarella crumbled over the top and finish with your delicious homemade gravy (any leftover gravy can be frozen).

Portion size is key here if you really want to keep control of your calories – be mindful of how much cheese you use as this can really add up!

Enjoy!! Happy Canada Day!!  :)

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