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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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…A Gluten-Free What? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss My suspicions have been confirmed – I need to bin gluten from my diet. This isn’t a big surprise – I’ve noticed over the last couple of months that I’ve been getting sick ... Read on »
2014 is Going to Be Your Year; or, 30 More Days of Good Stuff by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I love this time of year. Love it. I’m a huge fan of Christmas – cheesy movies, ridiculous music, amazing food and more than a few cups of mulled wine – plus, the whole ‘g ... Read on »
5 Healthy Snacks (That Still Taste Good) by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I know I mentioned it briefly the other day, but the times they are a’changin’ in my life at the moment. That’s why things have been a little quiet around here lately, and ... 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 »
A Halloween Horror Story; or, What’s Really in a Happy Meal by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Even though I’m open to a bit of a cheateroo from time to time, generally, I try to avoid eating processed foods where I can. Don’t get me wrong – I’m nowhere even approac ... Read on »
A Marketing Fail So Big I Had to Share by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is maybe a little off the usual topic, for me. Or maybe it isn’t. I don’t know. Here’s the situation. You all know I work in marketing, right? I’ve confessed ... 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 Shocking Discovery About Cake and Booze by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I kind of hate myself for the timing of this post, because, let’s face it – if there’s a time of year you’re likely to drink more alcohol, it’s the festive season. I’m a p ... Read on »
A Trip Down Memory Lane… by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m so uncomfortable. Three years of hard work, and I’m stuck here, sweating, trying not to breathe so I don’t bust a shirt button under my graduation robes. Thi ... Read on »
A Trip to the Hospital; or, a Lesson in Respecting My Elders by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A week or so ago, thanks to some smooth moves (read: a very embarrassing public fainting situation) on my part – I found myself stuck, for a couple of days, in hospital. ... Read on »
A Very Delicious Breakfast by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Just a quickie – because I enjoyed my breakfast a little too much this morning. It’s a salmon fillet (marinated over night in lemon, honey and black pepper) with a ... Read on »
Adventures in Functional Medicine; or, Yet More Reasons to Ignore the Scales by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You might remember a little while ago I went to visit a functional medicine expert and nutritionist in London , the very lovely Steve Grant – because I’d been feeling bloa ... Read on »
Adventures in Gluten-Free – Courgette, Sweetcorn and Quinoa Egg Bake by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was reading this recipe by Naturally Zass this morning in bed, and was inspired – not least because I’m addicted to courgettes at the moment. I figure there are worse th ... Read on »
Adventures in Knee Surgery; or, Why It’s Never Hopeless by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As you probably know, yesterday was a big day for me, because I was getting a whole hunk of nasty metal removed from my knee. I needed it, back in the days when I was 290l ... Read on »
All Change Please, All Change by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Well, it’s done. I’ve made it to London, and I’m writing this post from my lovely new house in Islington. As it happens, I have something of a fuzzy head after a welcome n ... Read on »
An Honest Post for World Mental Health Day by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today is World Mental Health Day – an initiative by the World Health Organisation which is designed to “raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes ... Read on »
An Open Letter to Minnie Mouse by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Dear Minnie, I know it’s been a while since we last spent any quality time together. We used to have a great time when we were younger, but then we grew apart. I went ... 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 »
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 »
Appreciating What You’ve Got by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s often all-too-easy to get complacent about what you’ve got, be it friends, family, money, warmth – and your health. I’ve got a cold at the moment, and dammit, I f ... Read on »