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Fat Girl PhD

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My name's Katie, and I run Fat Girl, PhD, a blog that's not just about weight loss - it's about being healthy, happy and fulfilled in every aspect of your life. And I'm in a good position to know - I've lost over 120lbs in two years, re-learned how to walk (and run!) and, most... Full Bio
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One Step at a Time; or, My Mad Fat Hillside Freakout by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last week, I headed off to Dorset to spend a week at The Body Retreat , having been very kindly invited down to review their Weight Loss Retreat here on the blog. I figure ... Read on »
Thanks for Your Concern, But I Will Eat Wherever the Hell I Want by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So there I was, after a productive day at work, feeling like I’d kicked quite a lot of ass today – a little zen, a little satisfied, and all round at peace with the world. ... Read on »
Let’s Nip This Bikini Body Bullsh*t in the Bud, Shall We? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Urgh. So, January came and went – and with it, the usual ‘New Year, New You’ tripe that tends to do the rounds in our annual carnival of self-loathing and despair. And ... Read on »
Tiny Miracles; or, I’m Not Sure Exactly What Just Happened by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Be warned, right off the bat: if you’re not into slightly emotional, flashback-tastic posts, this one probably ain’t for you. But hell – I’m feeling a bit ‘mosh today, aft ... Read on »
Baby Steps; or, Holy Moly I’m Starting to Like Running by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As part of my year of trying new things , I’ve been making my first attempts at running. Like I said, I’m a girl who doesn’t run – and never has. Even before those four kn ... Read on »
Apparently, My Relationship Status is Super Interesting; or, Go Forth and Love Thyself by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I know some awesome women. I really, really do. I know women who fit and defy every definition. I know women who make their personal life choices from every which ... Read on »
Trust No-One; or, That Time I Was Offered Money To Flog Diet Pills by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I hate diet pills. Hate ‘em. And recently, I was approached by a certain diet pill manufacturer offering me a pretty hefty amount of money to plug them on here.  ... Read on »
The Year of Trying New Things by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s been over a year since I made my big move to the big smoke – and what a year it’s been. I’ve been really lucky to have landed on my feet – ending up with a job I love ... Read on »
Q&A: What Does ‘Processed Food’ Mean, Anyway? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I get asked this question all the time – and the ‘right answer’ depends on where you’re coming from, and how strictly you want to manage your nutrition. Personally, I’m la ... Read on »
Diet, or Disordered Eating? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss First up – I’m really sorry. I’ve been a terrible blogger of late, thanks to a combination of long hours at work and a really gross winter bug. But I’m back, y’all – and w ... Read on »
The Psychology of Extremes; or, Why Diet Language is Making Us Sick by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Get a cup of tea, guys. This is likely to be a long ‘un. You ready? Okay. It’s been a bad week for international bullshit connoisseurs and my long-standing nem ... Read on »
A Mini-Manifesto For Things That Should Be Totally Freakin’ Obvious by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So this evening, I got really wound up, and exploded. As you do. Because I’m getting ever more exasperated with this ridiculous god damn asshat-ridden world in which a ... Read on »
A Beautiful Alternative to Shame Culture (In Which I Vandalise Magazines) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I hate trashy magazines. And I particularly hated the recent Now magazine cover – as you’ll probably know, if you follow me on Twitter , because it caused me to fly into s ... Read on »
Recipe: Harissa Topped Burger & Sweet Potato Fries by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I made this tonight – and it was so damned delicious, I had to write it up straight away. It was pretty thrown together, because frankly, I was ravenous – so the fact it t ... Read on »
Quick and Easy High Protein Breakfasts (for People as Lazy as Me) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss These days, I’m really into protein-filled breakfasts. The lovely Tom Dyer at Ultimate City Fitness introduced me to the idea – and I have to say, I’m a fan. I find they k ... Read on »
Things You Should Know Before You Start Your New Year Diet by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Ah, man. You know how I hate the diet industry, right? We’re clear on that? Well, this week, I’m filled with even more rage than ever. I am floored – floored, I te ... Read on »
Recipe: Spicy King Prawn Stir Fry by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Now, it’s probably a bit weird – but sometimes, on weekends, I’d happily eat prawns for breakfast. You know I’m a big seafood fan anyway – but seriously, I’d happily eat t ... Read on »
Merry Christmas, You Lovely Bunch by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Now, I’m not saying I’m like the Queen or anything. Well, maybe I’m a bit like the Queen. I reckon I could do an equally good job of styling out a crown. I mean… Check ... Read on »
Herbs, Spices & Tasty Stuff 101 by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In the lead up to January’s  30 Days of Good Stuff , you’ll notice a whole bunch of new recipes around these parts. However, a celebrity chef I am not – and it won’t t ... Read on »
Dear Body (Part I) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This, right here, is my first two-parter. I received this email from the amazing Chiara – a friend and (amazingly) a reader, a couple of weeks ago. I’d toyed with taking a ... Read on »