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Fitty or Fatty?

So along with the fitness regime, as is drummed into us, goes the food regime for all round goodness and healthy living.

I took a subject at school in the 1980s called ‘Home Economics’ which was supposed to teach me all about food and nutrition, but instead all I really remember is making cheesecake and egg fried rice and selling it to the other girls at school (I guess that is the economics bit).

Anyway, I am not a chef in any way shape or form, but I am interested in food choices, what goes in, what it does, how it affects you and how it makes or breaks your body. So I’m taking a course in nutrition to become a qualified nutritionist. Then I hope I will have the full package – fitness and nutrition together.

And, naturally, you have to practice what you preach, so from Monday (the weekend is my husband’s 40th party so I’m allowing myself that at least!) I will be logging all my food and beginning to understand its impact on me, my body and my fitness.

I feel like I’ve become a bit of a fatty over the summer (owing to Naughty Spice being ever-present), but with a couple of new classes that I am teaching, taking my fitness regime to 18 hours a week, that’s pretty well on the path to fitness success.

I intend to be a fitty, not a fatty!


About the author

Claire Bolden

Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued - and she still hasn't finished that novel, but she's working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England. Contact the author.
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