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Fat Girl PhD

California
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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It’s Not Your Fault: Depression, Kindness, and the Death of a Funny Man by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m not normally one for eulogising a celebrity death. I find it all a bit awkward, if I’m honest – so for fear of saying the wrong thing, I tend to stick to nothing. Robi ... Read on »
Calling a Fat Girl a Fat Girl; or, Why Don’t You Come Over Here and Say That? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Is that headline a tad too aggressive? Screw it. Let’s do this. A week or so ago, the Daily Mail published another of their regular “Let’s Give an Offensive Person ... Read on »
Recovery; or, Harder Than You Think by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I know, I know. I’ve been off the radar for a solid month, following the overwhelming high of running my very first 10k at the end of May . Man, that was a good day. A rea ... Read on »
How You, Too, Can Be Just Like Jessica Ennis-Hill (No, Really) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last week, I had the huge, overwhelming privilege of meeting the one and only Jessica Ennis-Hill – Olympic gold medallist, world champion athlete, and one of my personal h ... Read on »
The Things We Tell Our Girls by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was really lucky growing up. My parents were always focused on our learning, our happiness and on making ourselves the best we could be – and we had plenty of opport ... Read on »
The Journey; or, That Time I Ran 10k and Learned an Important Thing About Living by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m an emotional wreck. And I have been for a solid 24 hours, following the amazing Bupa 10k yesterday, which I ran for my favourite charity, the Willow Foundation – who g ... Read on »
Meal Plan, Round 2: The Tricked Out Clean Eatin’ Ass Kickin’ Edition by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Due to very popular demand, I’m delighted to share a brand new version of the Meal Plan with y’all – hoorah! This follows me doing a whole bunch of studying on the per ... Read on »
Recipe: The Easiest Egg Muffins You’ll Ever Make by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I posted this photo on Twitter earlier, and had a few requests for the recipe – presumably because they just look SO DAMNED CUTE. They really are the easiest breakfast ... Read on »
Making Every Day Special: The Year of New Things, Part II by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I don’t get tired of the fact I’m able to walk these days. I mean, don’t get me wrong – there are definitely days when I’m not ... Read on »
Anatomy of a Shame Campaign; or, Weight Watchers, You Suck by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Ah, Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers, Weight Watchers, Weight Watchers. Your ex-Finance Director said your customers were as likely to succeed as they were to win ... Read on »
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 »