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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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The Meal Plan is Here! by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I know, I know – I’ve kept you guys waiting on this one. But finally – I’ve finished the meal plan. Finally. It’s been a labour of love, but one that I hope you guys will ... Read on »
Recipe: Stay-at-Home Chinese Takeaway by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Now, I’m not going to kid around here – this isn’t a particularly healthy recipe. That’s why, in the meal plan, it’s on a day where the rest of the food is a little more s ... Read on »
Recipe: Bun-Free Burger & Roasted Veggies by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Per person: 1 Medium Beef Burger 50g Iceberg Lettuce 30g Cucumber Medium Tomato 30g Mushrooms 1 Clove of Garlic 30g Courgette (or Zucchini ... 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 »
The Resolutions You Really Should Be Making by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I don’t know about you, but I am terrible at sticking to my New Year’s Resolutions. Disastrous. Last year, I resolved to go on a diet, and diet I did. For two weeks. ... Read on »
Merry Christmas! by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Hello! This is only a short post, but I wanted to check in and wish you guys a very, very Merry Christmas. Here’s me and my gorgeous, wonderful, super-intelligent (and a b ... Read on »
The “Low-Fat” Myth and Why You’re Being Marketed To by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Don’t judge me, but when I’m not writing this blog, or doing a PhD, I work in marketing. I know, I know – I’m pretty sure that means I’ll be a slug or something in the ... Read on »
Screw You and Your Platitudes; or, The Fat Paradox by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s Katie-rant time. On body image. Again. Ready? Firstly, I’m tiring of the word ‘curvy.’ I completely agree with the author of this article that it’s a word ... 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 »
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 »
When Fitness Starts to Be… Fun? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s so funny how times change. A couple of years ago, I’d never, ever have thought I’d be where I am right now. A lot of things are different, in a whole range of crazy w ... Read on »
The Red Dress Epiphany by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m super sorry guys – I’ve been ever so busy this last couple of weeks, what with the PhD, work, various project-type things, the Meal Plan , and some exciting bits and b ... Read on »
On Being Thankful For Your Flaws by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss America, I am officially gatecrashing your holiday. Because I love turkey, stuffing, and frankly, I think it’s unfair that you guys get two goes at a Christmas-style break ... Read on »
The Programme: Your Questions Answered by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been amazed by the fabulous response to the exercise programme we published on Thursday this week – you guys are awesome. I’ve been rather inundated with questions si ... Read on »
Get With the Programme! by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We’ve finally made it! I can’t even begin to tell you how hard we’ve been working to get this programme finished for you guys, following the amazing, astounding and oh ... Read on »
Q&A: Diet or Exercise? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Q: If you had to choose one thing to start with, would it be exercise or food? With everything going on, both is overwhelming at the moment. Personally, if I had to ch ... Read on »
Where Do You Find Your Inspiration? by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was so, ridiculously cheerful earlier this week that it was almost embarrassing. Honestly, even pre-coffee, I’m pretty sure I had Disney-style bluebirds flying around, s ... Read on »
This Is An Apology to the Weight Loss Industry by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is a guest post from Matt Peacock, who designed the programme I follow . I asked him if he’d write something that gave a little bit more insight into who he is and wh ... Read on »
Why You Shouldn’t Write Off November by Fat Girl PhD Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This time last year, I was a good 220lbs (at least – I’d started avoiding the scales around August, once I knew I was gaining weight.) I’d had a busy October, full of cake ... 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 »