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Deb's new book is out! (Jan 6th) = Till the Fat Lady Slims - Break free from Food Prison (2017) - well it's out! And as promised, here's the cover reveal! This latest version has several chapters that have never been in any other version, about my own story - much more in depth than ever before. Most people who love it say that it's like reading their own journey, so this may resonate even more given what I reveal inside it! It'll be available to order in

 

bookshops and of course online.

 

Here's the interview I did for fun little website OAPs Chat - part one and part two of the interviews, explaining all about it.

And here's the link to Choc Lit, the publisher's TTFLS page, with links to all the different ways you can now order it - all platforms plus from all good bookstores.

 

I was delighted in December to read this super write up too, in the industry magazine that goes via wholesaler to booksellers.

"A title that many of your customers will be all too ready for (and me too if I keep scoffing the hummus) the in the New Year is Till the Fat Lady SlimsbyDebbie Flint(£7.99, pb, 978 178189333 3). I appreciate that there are an absolute deluge of diet titles competing for your bookshelves; but the USP of this one is that previously self-published this semi-autobiographical weight-loss and lifestyle book on Kindle with much success, and this new paperback edition includes many testimonials from her fans – the author is a very successful presenter on QVC. In 1998 Debbie found herself more than two stone overweight, under stress and in need of help. Enter Freedom Eating. This natural weight loss method helped Debbie break free from Food Prison and un-learn all the bad habits from a lifetime of 'starting again on Monday'. Till the Fat Lady Slimscontains some painful secrets which many readers will find familiar. The book also includes material covering the dangers of sugar, information on how to use Debbie's method alongside traditional dieting and endorsements from successful slimmers. “Debbie Flint’s honest account of what she went through will hit home to every yo-yo dieter out there. Life-changing and well-worth reading. Till the Fat Lady Slims is in my view absolutely BRILLIANT!” It’s published (rather ironically, I feel) by Choc Lit in January."

for the whole piece, click here.

Buy it now online or order from bookshops - you can actually order it in advance here on the Amazon website for kindle, or other platforms -

click here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims - break free from Food Prison (2017)

and of course there's a whole section about it on the TTFLS tab here.

Plus don't forget to join our Facebook Group Till the Fat Lady Slims or 'like' the page here!

lots always going on and a great group of girls to give support and galvanize people to abandon the wayside... read the book and you'll get what I mean! And keep in touch to let me know what you think - we love a personal story.

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Well another deadline, another submission! The newest version of Till the Fat Lady Slims - break free from food prison' - has gone off to the publisher Choc Lit. They have arranged to get it in WHSmith Travel, as they did with my first novel, when it went to number 79 in their chart!

There's a whole page on my website explaining all about Freedom Eating and TTFLS here. It's basically my semi-autobiographical weight loss book series. But this new one is MORE autobiographical with more personal stories about me than ever before! I will keep you informed.

Go here to get the previous versions, all still valid and all still available on amazon. TTFLS 2.0 is the main one, updated in 2014, to include the new thinking behind various aspects of using Freedom Eating alongside any traditional diet, too. Version 3.0 is a companion, with more about the gut and the inner chimp, and tons of coffee table type dip in and out tips and tales to inspire, many from our TTFLS Facebook support group here.

Choc Lit have taken my first novel (Take a Chance on Me, here - previously 'Hawaiian Affair', part of the trilogy of romance adventures I wrote and self-published) already and I hope they can do the same with TTFLS - break free..'

 

other news -

- AJ Pearce hits the big time! In case you missed it, here's an amazing story about one of my writing pals who is set to scale the heights of publishing success with her super wartime series Dear Mrs Bird, in 2018! click here to read it all

- Julie Cohen's next big one! to come

 

Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing - a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website, TheCreativePenn.com, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs.

Best wishes

Debs

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My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.

 

 

FICTION

HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback.

 

SHORT STORIES

‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.

NON-FICTION

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

 

 

Penni Rowe, my latest fab success story says – “I am intolerant to gluten, but with all that temptation out there, when I go for a meal out or Christmas food I slip and have blips. This can leave me bloated and sometimes feeling not to good, it makes my tummy unwell, some people might relate.
Though I did use to be a Linda (guise of Freedom Eater – see book 3.0 avail online) when I first started the freedom eating, I just couldn't get my head around not feeling full, it was all I ever knew, didn't quite understand that feeling of satisfied. So the first few weeks I did the 5.2 as well as the freedom eating.
Then one day whilst I was sitting alone actually at the table I was eating at tuna salad, it's what my body felt like etc, and I just let out as great big sigh. That was it, that's when it clicked for me, since then it's all come together and I've gone from a size 18 to a size 12 – so glad - woo hoo, a true life changer!”

This is one of the latest updates posted on Facebook on my Till the Fat Lady Slims group (join it here THe above is the snippet I featured on my new QVC blog, but here's the rest.

PENNI'S STORY

Hi Debbie,
Hmm were do I start, I would say the one thing I have always been blessed with is my weight when I was younger. Throughout my later teens, 20's, and 30's I have always been able to get away with in hindsight when I look back, eating rubbish and very little exercise. In fact the only exercise involved in my life back then was my day to day life style!
 
At 20 years of age I was a little bit crazy had moved to the city of Liverpool from a small town called Wigan, hoping for the highlife (plus my job was here working for customs and excise). I was young and slim and never at this age really went past the weight of 8 stone plus a few pounds, diets were everywhere I'd grown up with them having a glamouros mum and an older sister but luckily for me id never tried a diet, then things started to change I got pregnant!
 
After having a beautiful son Kristian, I was soon unfortunately became a single parent and having experienced this has its positives yet also some negatives. For example money can be tight, time isn't on your side and it can be exghusting. looking back I ate rubbish again, I comfort ate, oven meals filled my fridge and freezer with take aways in between for our treats.
Blimmy what I have learnt now about the food I use to put into my body, but more importantly into my son, I won't feed it to my dogs honestly but I wasn't educated back then.
So my son is now 3 years and I was still the same weight up and down a couple of lbs or 3 like I have always done and then when I was 24 yrs my mum died of breast cancer which spread to her lymph nodes.
 
I was devastated, I really didn't know how to cope and much of that year I can't seem to remember its all a misty phase, I think our body and mind seems to do things like this to protect us, and I went into a delayed depression of grief after around 9 months.
I soon became physically sick also I had something wrong with my digestive system and couldn't use the toilet, my GP kept telling me it was 'Irritable Bowl' and as I had the weight of the world on my shoulders I just went with it, my heart knew there was more to this.
I was grieving my mum so I didn't want to eat but I was also avoiding using the loo, boy it hurt me so much, did I have cancer too? I was now 7 stone and they found out the problem was a 'fissure' the GP called it, I was only young and scared didn't know what that was. Though straining I'd torn myself and had to go into hospital for a operation to get it sewn up, oh how humiliating! I was devastated lol.
 
Soon after all this was sorted I was back on my feet again and putting my weight back on pretty quickly, getting back to being a mum and socialising. Bascially eating and drinking lots of sugar, salt, caffine, alcohol, wheat and lactose, all foods I do my best to steer clear of now.
My life was never the same, I longed to have my mum around and somehow found being a single parent harder without her help. I would have ups and downs and when I was down I would self medicate with a nice glass of what ever and lots of savouries like a 7 bags of crips, nuts and a kebab when I could afford it (eww lol) luckily I was never a chocolate girl.
 
I was now coming to the back end of my twenties and it had been a rocky road since moving to Liverpool, I had also chosen in hindsight unhealthy relationships with men since my mum died as I now think I didn't want to be alone. Then the day before my 30th birthday I had arranged to met up with friends in the city centre, I remember it being cold as it was November but I woke up with that chilly feeling inside. I felt not quite right, quite stiff and ill very light headish. I tried to put it off, it was my birthday the next day I had no time to be sick (again) but it got worse.
Around 3 hours later I was sectioned in a small room all alone in a Liverpool hospital with meningitis, gutted. How did that happen? I was fine yesterday! It was at this stage in my life I felt a sense my physical body and I became detatched. Had I abused it or disrespected it so much it became so sick many times and I hadn't listened. I'd always been 'unconfident' had a low 'self esteem' so never nurtured myself in any way shape or form, never been good to Penni.
 I was in hospital for a week but was to learn that it took over 5 years for my immune system and physical body to completly heal.
From then I had to have a platelet transfusion, as my blood wouldn't clot, lumber punchers (horrid) my hair fell out and grew back curly plus epilepsy and no more children.
 
So I'm now 34 at home mum, much, much better and still around the same weight still never dieting. Ironically watching Qvc a lot and Alison Young is completely fascinating me, I love all beauty anyway and she inspires me to enrole at college to train as a beauty therapist. Liverpool is full of girls loving their beauty I can do this.
I quicky got into the whole beauty world and that's when my first experience of a diet was 'The Atkins' I wouldn't mind but I wasn't overweight or even 9 stone just got caught up in the crowd mentality I guess. Awful, boring and bland diet and I soon came off it as I got stick in the pub drinking sparkling water, but I did loose weight, only to put it back on as soon as I ate normally. Very unhealthy.
 
As I finished college and luckily went straight into a great job in the city centre I think I compensated with not working for so long with my ill health and wanted to work long hours. I loved having something that was mine, I now had a sense of belonging a different role other than mum or daughter and no-one could touch me.
This was so important to me, that I didn't realise though I was a very strong woman in some ways I was also vulnerable and sensitive and frightened of loss. For some unknown reason I had fallen into a top spa with famous faces around Liverpool and that self doubt kept creeping in, so I was extremely hard on myself working all hours god sent and hardly ate a healthy meal.
 
Then one day I started to wake up extremely fatigued, putting down to my job and being a single mum I just carried on. Then it got worse, plus I ached with bad headaches. My fingers started to hurt when I did facials and my back muscles killed with any massage, I refused to stop, how could I let this job go, but I had to it got too bad to work.
 
I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrom M.E, and even then I worked for nearly a further 4 years. I was now suffering physically and mentally as I had depression too.
I finally gave up work and felt as though my life had ended, my whole career gone! I had no help, I went to see a counsellor and he told me he didn't believe in it. A doctor said it was all just in my head and another one said to me, just accept it, this will be your life now! wow amazing the health care had such a negaitive respose to some thing.
This was the biggest battle I ever faced, I had lost so much and was slowly loosing much more too, because I couldn't do daily things or socialise all but one of my friends disappeared. I had no relationship, I couldn't see a future, my body again wasn't my own, we had become detatched. Had I let my physical body down or the other way around? So I just ate an ate then ate some more!
 
I could on a good day get out of bed, I couldn't go out, maybe travel in the car somewhere. I had to have help washing my hair and I had to bath as a shower was standing and that became too difficult. On really bad days I was bed bound and had to crawl to the loo.
4 years of not working and the CFS getting it claws into me I was now over 11 stone,i had never weighed this much and it was showing everywhere, even my rings didn't fit me anymore.
 I'd had enough of it all, I had tried lots but nothing had worked, and being house bound and in pain you have a tendency to reach for the crips or the chocolate rather than the kale or cottage cheese (they're my new snacks).
I knew I was getting bigger as each year ticked by and I had to keep throwing clothes away in order to fit into the new ones, the size 10 and 12 had gone when I'd stopped working, now 2012 the size 14 were being replaced by size 16 and my tops are a size 18+ as my stomach is extremely bloated I look 9 months pregnant! Plus I had gone from a 34 c bra to a 38 DD, but even that was tight so I'd stick to Ahh bra's instead. So I get even more depressed and eat more.
 
2013 I decide to fight this battle head on, if the NHS has done all they can then I won't give up. I found a clinic in London, 'The Optimum Health Clinic' they educated me enormously around the illness, learning what is going on inside my anatonmy not just about the symtoms, but I still wasn't free from this.
Then another event in London 'I can do it' completely changed my life. I went there as I am a massive fan of Dr Wayne Dyer's work and he was talking, (it was here I met Debbie and Craig from QVC) though I felt very ill, it did do me the world of good. Then someone I knew nothing about came on the stage Phil Parker, he spoke about 'The Lightning Process' and how it can help people suffering with CFS. Well it does, and it did. It was amazing and for me a miracle.
 
Though I was free of this horrid illness, I was now left with, muscle waste, weak joints and osteoporosis. Each time I went to visit the gym (as now I was determined to get back to the weight I was, as had a fighter in me), I came home with pain that shouldn't be there. So it was far too soon for that type of exercise, I had to take it slow.
 
I became very impatient I had lost years of my life and my career and I just needed to live some kind of life again. I had qualified as a CBT therapist so this was my new career, box ticked, but being over weight was out of hand, it was making me unhealthy. It seemed like every time id read a magazine or pop the tv on they were reminding me too in some way shape or form, I have to say it got me down.
 
Then in 2015 my partner said he would do a diet with me, we started in the feburary and it lasted for 12 weeks, you would detox for 2. Though I learnt a lot about foods and myself I only lost 3 lbs and became even more down especially watching him loose lots of weight and another diet not working for me. I got down to 10 11ibs, but then very soon after I was 11, 4 lbs.
A year on in 2016 i'd bought your book 'Till the fat Lady Slims', now I already had his on kindle, but as I had now joined the wonderful facebook group and followed many peoples success stories and tons of they're hints and tips I figured to buy the paper back as this wold be much better for me to keep referring to when needed, I was right.
 
I decided to refresh my brain and read the book again, as the first time I'd read it was in Tenerife about 3 years ago. I am not sure why, probably because I was ready and really absorbed the book and didn't give up initially, but everything this time has clicked, fallen into place and I now listen to my body, 'loud and clear'.
In fact its no longer a concious thing it just happens, you know when youre learning to drive, you have to think about every little move do then what comes next. Once you pass it just all flows naturally, you don't need to think about it right. So that's how my eating has become, apart from thinking what do I feel like eating.
Plus and its really hard to explain this unless you've experienced I do feel a sense of freedom. I don't feel locked in that 3 meals a day plan, eat all your plate, or even a full sandwich. It feels fantasic and powerful be able to leave for later.
 
I drink a pint of water every morning, strangely that's the one thing I really miss if for some reason  I have to do without, yet I struggled with it at the beginning. I often have a cup of boiled lemon water to hand but as im pottering about on my day off or getting ready for work with my clients it can be midday before I'm hungry, my tummy or mind hasn't even spoke to me about food. I have now got out the habit of just having a breakfast because they say you should, it never suited me ever! I've also got out the habit of bingeing. If I get hungry before dinner time after I have drunk my water I will have a smoothie as I feel I can get tons of neutritons included here and they're filling too.
 
A typical lunch for me would be some cottage cheese or mackerel or even a bowl with tuna and salad, I will eat some then when I experience that sigh of satisfaction i'll stop, but I know I can go back to it anytime im hungry.
Tea time at my house for me is totally different, I no longer have a full plate and even what's on it I don't always finish. I will always have a big glass of water 15mins before my meals, you'll be amazed what a difference this makes, as lots of times your body is thirsty not hungry.
I try to stay away from caffine, sugar, wheat, lactose, red meat, too much salt and too much alcohol. I did cut them all out completely for a few months and don't buy them but now if I'm out or on holiday I will treat myself. Yet there are many times when I do, and my body just is not happy one bit!!
 
I have most definitely been eating incorrectly all my adult life, if its following a routine, fitting in, stuffing food down me quickly on the go. Eating confiniant rubbish, not chewing, not stopping even when I'm full. Then eating snacks on top of being full!! Comfort eating to supress hurt, I just never listened ever to my physical body, even when I was so ill so many times over.
 
It is now just over 6 months and I am still loosing weight. I love the famous Tiana b Lace dress and treated myself when we went away at new year 2016 to a size 18, yes I wore it with control underwear as it wouldn't fit over my hips properly if I didn't. Around June 2016 Qvc had a one time only, it was the dress, I knew my size 18 was too big so I quickly ordered a 16, it arrived, but too big!! Luckily they changed it for me, fantastic I now have my favourite dress that fits me in a size 14. September I try it on, you guessed it too big, I now need a size 12!
 
 
So NSV I have gone from a size 18 to 12 in just over 6 months. I was very good with the type of foods I ate, still am but now I will treat myself and have clear alcohol when I'm socialising. Though I haven't missed alcohol one bit, loosing this weight is like loosing my baggage and that for me compensates for everything I've cut out my diet, the more problems life threw at me, the more weight I gained.
 
Freedom eating is really about freedom for me personally, I now choose what I want to eat and the way I eat. I love it this way, and could never go back. I'm not without anything, I'm educated with foods and what suits me personally to maintain my health, as I am healthy now. Plus I still sit at the dinner table with family and eat the same meals, no diet meals for me any more or for a certain amount of time. This is a way of life, my life, so I can maintain my weight loss and stay confident, happy and healthy. I love it.
 
Thank you Debbie it truly has changed my life x
 
 
 
 WOW - HOW PROUD AM I!!

if you've read my books, available on Amazon HERE, maybe you'd like to join the group, and do let me know your story too.

Penni Rowe made me so proud this week and has done a wonderful testimonial about how it's changed her life. Freedom Eating really works to break you out of food prison - even if you've been in there your whole life! 

Keep me informed!

More on the TTFLS tab above!

best wishes

debs

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Some super updates lately on Till the Fat Lady Slims Facebook group - the August Push is helping, it seems. Come join us if you haven't already, and get my books here, or read more info first here.

Jane d -

Another NSV (non scales victory)

I've just got off of a submarine and went through small circular hatches that you have to hold on to a bar above the hatch, swing your legs through in front of you followed by the rest of you. Cork out of a bottle came to mind but, no! I did it with plenty of room to spare!

Eileen -
. Pre ttfls my shadow said lumpy bumpy huge horrid, I hate me. Today my shadow says this body gets me out and about, and wow there's daylight between the thighs, slap on the back, I am doing OK.


Jacqueline H
NSV
Going into the shop 
Picking up the size 14
Trying it on
Zipping it up
Taking it to the till
Walking out smiling!

Terry L
I have been using slimming world in conjunction with freedom eating. The freedom eating has helped me when I have felt that I can't go on by giving me the confidence to listen to my body and not feel guilty if I fall off target every now and then. So therefore Debbie I think I am mostly in the Linda camp. 
Yay another 4lbs off in July, just another 3 to go too reach my personal target. Feeling confident now that I am going to get there .
Thank you for giving me the confidence to do it you are a star xx

BODYBLADE OLYMPICS

 It was great fun to do a ‘virtual’ torch run, and make believe lighting of the cauldron, all cleverly commentated on by the Bodyblade Ohana – super stuff! Bruce was very proud too.

DO go join the fun on the Facebook Group to find out what the 'events' are which everyone's taking part in involving different aspects of the various bodyblade routines which have been posted online for you to work out along side. Great innovation, well done to Anne and the gang!

best wishes

debs

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ps if you missed it, check out last blog on here to find out more about the August Push for TTFLs and weight loss!

Published in Back to You
21 July 2016

TTFLS reload!

i have loooooved what i've been reading on my TTFLS Facebook group this week - here's a cross section!

Eileen sums it up perfectly!

This is a group for life long dieters, yoyo dieters, or others with food issues. We recognise our weight gains are due to using food differently to the way our bodies want us too. There's no dieting, no rules, no banned foods, no must eat foods. And yet we have a bunch of impressive permanent weight losses. This fb page is all about support and celebration. Your Bible is TTFLS by Debbie Flint. You need to read the book, and then the companion book and start listening to your body and learn from your habits. It works....

For those of you who have propelled, guided, redirected, navigated and generally bumped along the route to food Freedom with me, I thank you all. The key points to food Freedom 13 and 14  (read about it in part three of book 2.0) have had the biggest impact on my knowing that I will never ever diet again. Don't let others, or your own thoughts, get you down. And stand guard at the door of your mind. I followed the signposting in the book and read widely on thoughts, behaviours and gratitudes, and over the summer I am going to share a positive thought as a roll call most days. Please log in, say hi, post a tsv, raise a query. My plan is to shine a light on how TTFLS differs from dieting,.... When I first read the purple book it excited me as I just knew it was what I needed to do.

 

 

Tracey C on the Facebook group has found the most amazing NSVs (non scales victories) via adopting Freedom Eating and the six principles set out in Till the Fat Lady Slims books - (links here)

Recent NSVs for me, quite a few. Chap at work yesterday, not known for his kind comments to others, looked me up and down and said "Wow, you look lovely - new shoes?" :v Skirt I wore yesterday for work, now pulls right up under my boobs with room to spare, the belt is on the last hole and is still a couple of inches too big, my watch is on the last hole. The skirt I put on after work, which used to strangle my belly, now falls down to my hips. I am happy about this, but sad about the skirt as I love it, might have to use safety pins. When I wash my face I can feel there's less of it, if you get me, my cheekbones are the widest point of my face again for the first time since my mid to late forties.

I'm eating what I like, just like I used to, just not all day long. I eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm not, I realise I won't die if I don't clear my plate (I still do usually), I can save some for later. Freedom eating works a treat and I don't feel deprived in any way.

Thank you so much Debbie Flint and the rest of you for the inspiration.

Anne KeatingThe postman brought my copy; I took it to the bathroom and ran a bath. I had to top the bath up three times. I was reading a book about me. Someone had been spying on me throughout my dieting hell! And was now offering a solution that made so much sense! I was hooked - and wrinkly!

Dawn Allen -  it's just so true it works, putting that over a stone on with HRT would normally of sent me into total panic diet mode, not now, & yes it might not all fall off over night, but it's coming off now & im just eating when hungry which is normally only 2 times a day now instead of constantly being hungry all day. x

J - Just been looking back at my Fitbit history only to realise I have lost 1stone 8lbs in the last year!
Slowly but surely ladies slowly but surel

Love you girls! 

For newcomers, do read the books, 2.0 then 3.0 and come tell us your story on our

other news - 

- Giulia Enders on how the gut works there's been more and more info and research surrounding the gut and the bacteria - the latest being that gut bacteria may be connected to MS and the treatment thereof. ascinating. i've had my own gut bacteria analysis sent off - will report back in the future! Here meanwhile is Giulia Enders, the best selling author of the book Gut - read more here. And how Gluten can affect gut bacteria here.

Why there's no one size fits all miracle diet  another endorsement of TTFLS principles, and i bet differing gut bacteria are a lot to do with it as well!

 

have a great week!

see all the groups here and come join us!

debs

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ps more about TTFLs on the tab above.

 

 

 

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NSV’s - Non-Scales Victories Special – TTFLS Strikes Again

It’s been heart-warming to read this week about so many people’s success stories. With my semi-autobiographical weight loss books, one of the principles is not to be ruled by the scales. Weight isn’t such a driving factor and we try to measure successes in other ways – be it belt notches or compliments or movements being easier etc.

So here is a little focus on some of those ‘non-scales-victories’ as we call them. The NSVs were coming through thick and fast this week on our Facebook group of the same name as the books.

In Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ diet, available on Amazon here in ebook or paperback, we set out six principles for breaking free from food prison and learning to eat like a slim person. This includes how to use the Freedom Eating system alongside any traditional diet – ANY – because it’s not about what you eat so much as WHEN you eat. Plus you can read a slightly abridged version of the original book 1.0 included within it, my own story.

In Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tales to Inspire, available here on amazon, I’ve summarised the main points and added several extra sections bringing it up to date to incorporate my latest take on how the gut bacteria play such an important role in our behaviour around food and how our mental state can affect our diet choices with a look at the Inner Chimp. Plus I’ve identified what I believe to be a first – six different guises of Freedom Eater, how different people use Freedom Eating and the principles of TTFLS to transform their relationship with food. Identifying what type of guise you are has helped a lot of ladies understand themselves and seek comfort in knowing they are not alone as there are many others the same as them on our lovely support system.

Also within book 3.0 there are over 90 Tips and Tales to inspire, covering a lot of the topics that come up regularly from my lovely members on Facebook. You can join the group here. More tips like them can be seen on the sister Facebook PAGE which anyone can see here.

I also have a separate event page called 20lb in 2016 challenge - a year-long umbrella event page 

 

It’s been a fascinating journey for me. I originally used to be a binge-diet-binge crazy woman, driving myself and everyone around me completely mad over my food rules. Learned rules which never really worked long term. Dieting just didn’t work for me – if someone told me ‘you can’t’ then I wanted to, whatever it was, even if I didn’t want it beforehand. Ironically when I discovered Freedom Eating, it meant telling myself that I could have whatever I wanted as long as I waited till I was hungry enough, when I should give it my full attention, then stop at satisfied. And observe afterwards the effects on my body in order to learn and move on and let go. My initial revelation was ‘you mean I stop at satisfied, not when I can’t breathe any more?!’ My family was one which filled their plates to mountainous proportions and ended up congratulating each other after force-feeding ourselves the whole lot, regardless of our body’s needs. ‘Haven’t you done well,’ my wartime-rationing-affected nan would say to my mum, as they sat bloated after Sunday dinner including pie and custard for ‘afters.’

Now I look back with fondness and dismay at the social conditioning which created this warped way of being around food. Sweets were given as reward, as love, as consolation. And as I grew I got ever further away from the natural way to use food as simple fuel – food was used to combat loneliness, happiness, anger, and every emotion in between. Being the eldest of five I had a scramble to get my ‘share’ when every Thursday (mum and dad got paid on a Thursday) the supermarket goodies would arrive – cakes in boxes of five which in a family of seven meant if you didn’t get yours now you didn’t get it at all. All sorts of other food foibles and weird connections are recounted in TTFLS 2.0 as my own story tumbles out of the pages – like some sort of therapy for me – were my food binges really that bad? And like a recognition of a kindred spirit for those who read my tale – ‘it was like you were writing about me’ people have told me.

Nowadays I devour all the information I can since I know I’m an ‘Elaine’ guise of Freedom Eater and I do full freedom eating rather than being like a ‘Linda’ – who combines TTFLS with a traditional diet or diet club. And for me, information makes principle six, observe, come into its own. It’s led me to realising that to listen to your body properly, you have to get off sugar addiction. So that’s part of the journey to make your way along the highway towards freedom by shaking off the chains that bind you forever to the weight loss-weight gain spiral. Plus we talk about the wayside – veering off course along the wayside is part of the process – just don’t set up camp there.

Here are a selection of the most recent fabulous NSV’s from my lovely gang online. And if you have one you’d like to contribute, just email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I’d love to hear about it.

Best wishes

Debs

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LATEST TESTIMONIALS -

Louise Robinson
It's working!!!! FE, LS and BB. Did my work pants up this morning without having to breathe in!! Big NSV smile on my face x

Eileen Davies

Quitting sugar alongside the new habit of taking stock, reviewing, finding the lesson to be learnt and continuing in Freedom Eating meant I held on to my new self esteem and respect. I felt no need to self punish and was free of the nasty insidious thoughts that prevailed pre ttfls. The control was real, not the façade of starvation or binging. My mind remained calm free of scale induced panic. Food remained the daily pleasure it should be. All that was needed was an adjustment to recognise level 6 hunger as separate from exhaustion. My learning curves are lessening my curves for ever!

 

Jill D-W

Jill dowding walker
Just got back from another medical appointment, with good news. I've lost another couple of pounds! Making 35 pounds down so far. And NSV in the bath last night - I usually hold back the water behind me like a dam, but it all drained AROUND me last night!!!

Sara B

I've had a NSV or two today. Went to sell some jeans in eBay that are too large. Was convinced they were a 22 but no when I went to check the label they were a 20. Then after gardening I pulled on an old but clean pair of jeggings that is not worn in ages and they were too big.

Patricia

Walked for 1/2 hour to our Social Club which is roughly 1 mile away keeping a steady pace with my family, chatting all the way and not out of breath. Burger hotdogs and chips were being giving out at the club but I didn't want any of it and just drank water all night 

Lesley y

now bear with me - because of rain last night we decided not to car boot today, and of course its beautiful so okay.
Washing machine not working - I get paranoid about the laundry - and loo blocked. Blocked loo has caused massive bathroom flood which is cascading into our loung and kitchen in a pretty vigourous way.
Went to shop for cat food. Didn't actually notice the chocolate as it simply wasn't an issue. Fancied a beer, fleetingly, I like Coors and it was on offer, but didn't bother.
Something has changed in me, it really has.

 

Well done all! Am so proud of my gang!

Published in Back to You

You know one of the most irritating things about me, for me, is that if someone tells me I can’t do something I want to. Even if I didn’t before. Therefore it’s vital for me to stick to my Till the Fat lady Slims/ Freedom Eating principles even when I’m embarking upon a new eating trial.

 

Take Jason Vale’s Juicemaster ‘5lb in 5 days’. I wanted to see what it was like and if I could actually do a plan using the juices I’d previously been really wanting after I got given the new TSV Retro Slow Juicer to play with. Yes, as soon as I knew I couldn’t have anything except the juices and smoothies, what did I do? Rebel. In my head. So I just slid comfortably back into Freedom Eating ways of thinking – ‘what does my body really feel like now? If I want it, I can have it.’ That did the trick. I swapped a couple of the juices for proper greens and tofu or soup, and nibbled a bit of salmon from the pies hour at work. Satisfied = sorted, in my head.

 

The mind is a funny thing, right? Now I know my ‘inner chimp’ can be dealt with (see previous blog about ‘The Chimp Paradox’ – a brilliant book by a British professor) that way – with food at least – it’s such a relief. And such a Freedom. Read more about Freedom Eating in my eBook/Paperback on amazon here.

 

And here are a few more posts from our Facebook group about how well others have been doing using TTFLS and Bodyblade and the like. I’m so glad we have such a good supportive community online.

 latest review on Amazon -

"Great book for fresh insight into my relationship with food. Treating it as the enemy didn't help or looking it as a brief pleasure to be paid for later wasn't any better. Makes life much easier now eating only when I'm hungry and enjoying what I eat and slowing down too. Working life I have had to eat by the clock (shifts) and then hurry and not really have time to enjoy so I am rethinking it and starting again. Read it for yourself and see"

 Also on TTFLS facebook group, Natalie Hollern was cock-a-hoop - she said 

"Lost 3 pounds this week.. feeling a bit happier and glad I am sticking with the smoothie and also following TTFLS book" then she posted this comment -

WEBCHATS –

-          Qpage webchat was fab! Marie Francoise from Kipling extolled the virtues of all the upcoming bargains and included lots of pics and insider news! See the link below to read the whole thing over on the Q Page.

-          Back to You – Laura Geller herself was here! Full Q&A below, where you will also find –

-          Bruce from bodyblade – on the Bodyblade QVC facebook group 8-9pm as usual, see below.

 

See below also for all the links to join all the groups! Do come join in – you won’t be sorry! It’s a fab supportive community out there and lots of people making proper friends online. Like the old days of penpals!

 

Other news –

-          Navy Seals Tips – now I once went out with an ex-Navy Seal. The loveliest screwball I ever did meet. So this caught my eye – what do you think? A Navy Seal’s morning routine to stay focussed all day. Comment below if you like! I’ve made them a tip of the day on my Till the Fat Lady Slims facebook PAGE, where I post tons of tips and inspirations for sticking with the Freedom eating programme. But for the original article Go here.

-          Lucid Dreaming course  - yes really, Hay House (the late great Dr Wayne Dyer’s publishing house) are offering a fascinating online video course for £19.99 on their website – if I had eight days in a week I’d go! Have to put it on my list – all that does fascinate me for sure. More here.

-          Why HIIT exercise, like Bodyblade, ups your metabolism  - this little snippet from a ch 4 prog proves the point! X click here

 

 

Best wishes have a great week

Debs X

Pps – ttfls -
Don't forget you can use it alongside ANy traditional diet plan - any. Can't you ladies? Anyone done just that? For the benefit of the newcomers! Welcome newcomers, by the way! x
Get it here. 

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Till the Fat Lady Slims Group - click here to join, and for the Tips of the Day on the sister 'page' click here (and 'like' it to see them regularly.

Aids to cutting back sugar blog is here.

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WEBCHATS – Monday 21st September 2015

 

KIPLING – qpage webchat, 7-8pm, on QVC UK Facebook page

 

To see this webchat in full, do follow this link – MF put lots of pics of upcoming prints etc. She was a star.

 

Kipling QVC UK page webchat Sept 21st 7-8pm

 

LAURA GELLER LIVE Q&A BACK TO YOU QVC 21 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Sharon Harvay Congratulations on your Beauty Excellence Award for BnB Laura! You must have been thrilled! Xx

 

Debbie Flint Well deserved x

 

Dawn Robinson Hello Laura x I have to tell you i love love love your Baked Body Frosting !! I need to order another i recently finished mine....It looks so natural & so easy to apply. My girls love your produts too xoxoxo

 

Alana Hughes Hi Laura, love your make up especially your i-care eyeliners and baked eye shadows. Any new product launches coming up in the near future? x

 

Suzanne Trowell Can you bring some more eyeshadow colours not just browns and pink please. Loved the lilac and plum duo you did. Love your products Laura xx

 

Sylvia Jarvis Evening Laura!

Balance n Brighten is my desert island product. I tend to mix medium and tan for my best colour match. I was wondering if you were thinking of introducing a warm medium, as you have with the liquid foundation.

 

Andie Stephany Hi Laura from all at Get Geller Gorgeous xxxx

 

Denise Sanders Is there anything 'special' coming up for us before Christmas?

 

Denise Sanders What new items are going to be available for us GG's on QVC?

 

Julie Pratt Welcome Laura, any sneaky hints on the Xmas TSV? X

 

Laura Geller Thank you so much for welcoming me, Sharon! I can't thank you all enough for making Balance-n-Brighten the Beauty Excellence award winner for Best Foundation!

 

Andie Stephany Hi honey x

 

Debbie Flint welcome laura!!!

 

Eunice Burndred Laura you are beautiful xx

 

Sue Stewart Hi Laura and welcome to this fantastic group of ladies. I love your makeup especially your BnB. Will you ever put a sun protection in it?

 

Jeanette Bennett Yes I agree with Sue, a sun protector is a brilliant Idea.......

 

Suzanne Trowell I have a bnb with sunscreen in.

 

Sue Stewart I've not seen it Suzanne Trowell?

 

Suzanne Trowell It was one if the tsv about 18 months ago x

 

Sue Stewart Must have had it then but didn't realise. Laura is it in every BnB?

 

Andie Stephany There used to be a Balance n Brighten with SPF 20 but it's no longer available here.

 

Kathryn Stewart Woo HOO! Yes we need sunscreen also any chance if the wonderful honeycomb embossed highlighter that was in the Xmas TSV last year? X

 

Roisin McDonagh There is balance n brighten with SPF 15, but as far as I know it's not available in the UK anymore. I've never got it, unless I wasn't aware of it! From what I've heard the formulation is a little different. There is the SPF spackle which came in a tsv last summer, and some complexion products have SPF in them. Maybe if demand increases again she will bring the SPF BnB back xx

 

Debbie Flint Hi laura! Do tell everyone about your new place in New York, and what u get up to nowadays! (Goes live 8-9pm) x

 

Debbie Flint And an extra webchat with andrew gatineau on here Wed 23rd too just before new tsv on 26th! X

 

Laura Geller For Balance-n-Brighten SPF, there are parameters around making legal claims about SPF in powders here in the States. We are working hard to make more products with SPF for all your enjoyment! We recommend using an SPF with our Balance-n-Brighten always!

Sue Stewart Thank you Laura xx

 

Laura Geller Hi Suzanne Trowell! My new The Delectables Delicious Shades of Cool has amazing shades of pinks & plums that you will love! The palette. For your consideration, here is the item number 209631.

 

Andie Stephany Spackle with SPF under bnb ??

 

Laura Geller Hi Julie Pratt! I'm sure that everyone is so excited about the TSV coming in November! I cannot wait to get on air and present it smile emoticon Me and my team have been working so hard on something BRAND NEW surrounding Balance-n-Brighten but that is all I can say! November 21st is going to be a fun day for everyone!

 

Sharon Harvay yes!!!!!!!!!! cannot wait x

 

Sue Stewart Can you add an SPF to Spackle without problem like Andie mentioned. That would solve problems all round.

 

Debbie Flint what's the date?

 

Andie Stephany Sue there already is one!! Check my Spackle guide on the group

 

Andie Stephany 21 November

 

Sylvia Jarvis I'm sure that I read that spf in make up looks really white in photos (especially when the flash is used), so probably best to do the spf first and make up on top.

 

Sue Stewart I have Andie but I have so much Spackle of all sorts to use. If it was in all Spackle that would be great.

 

Laura Geller Debbie Flint The next TSV will be on November 21st!

Andie Stephany

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Gail McGovern Are there any plans to sell a make up brush set.

 

Sue Stewart Yes I love your brushes Laura x

Suzanne Trowell Wonderful Laura can't wait. I have cool blue eyes and the lilac duo really made them pop. Thanks for the heads up xx

 

Susan Jones Hi Laura. Will we be having the split highlighter in French Vanilla & Golden Rose.?Xx

 

Christine Kelly Good Evening,just 1 request from me... Please keep supplying the UK with supersize bronze n brighten

 

Laura Geller Gail McGovern We are definitely working toward giving you all a fabulous brush set! It is in the works

Sharon Harvay Fantastic brushes x

 

Gail McGovern Thanks for the reply Laura - fab news

 

Andie Stephany Laura can we please have the eye crayons on Q???

 

Andie Stephany In sets

 

Alana Hughes Any new baked blush colours coming soon Laura? Thanks x

 

Roisin McDonagh Hi Laura. Will we be getting any new shades in the lasting love lip crayons? Aside from the auto delivery of the last tsv xx

 

Laura Geller During my November TSV, we have a few new launches coming up! Imagine something gorgeous the artisans have been working hard on smile emoticon A brand new formulated lipstick and a gorgeous palette with bronzer, highlighter, and blush -- it's stunning and you will all love it! I'm excited beyond belief that these products are coming your way!

 

Laura Geller Hi Sylvia Jarvis! Glad to know you're smart enough to mix your balance colors. Sometimes to get your perfect shade, you need to mix two different colors. At the moment, we're not planning on coming out with new Balance-n-Brighten shades but thank you for the feedback smile emoticon

 

Sue Stewart So am I Laura. Can't wait

 

Rebecca Warren Hi Laura Geller! Love your make up especially your blushers and highlighters hoping you can answer my questions, I am looking for a bright purple eyeliner do you have any coming to q? Also do you have any plans to get the solid colour bronzer (on q with slanted brush) in a set? Your B n B has made my work make up foolproof, thanks a million! Rebecca Warren

 

Sharon Harvay Yayayayayayayayayay Laura!!! You are spoiling us with surprises wink emoticon

 

Laura Geller Kathryn Stewart Hi Kathryn! My Baked Gelato Lace Illuminator in Ballerina is the same as the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Ballerina -- it's just a different design, but the same lovely product!

 

Laura Geller Rebecca Warren At the moment, we have a few purple eyeliners available, but nothing too bright! The deep purples are very intoxicating and you'll love them smile emoticon

 

Isabel O'Hara Laura Geller is there a simple way to make your thinning top lip look more in in proportion to the bottom one without hard lip liners?

 

Laura Geller Rebecca Warren Which bronzer are you referring too? I just want to make sure I'm giving you the right answers smile emoticon I do have the Baked Impressions Bronzer in a set on Q right now; here is the item number: 203148

 

Sharon Harvay Laura, I am OBSESSED with your Tahitian Glow body Frosting! I have it in all sizes, use it all year round and get through tons of it! It makes a stunning eyeshadow and mixed with a clear balm, a beautiful lip colour! Do not ever stop making it! Hahaha

 

Laura Geller I moved this summer into a brand new flat and all I ever wanted was to have views of the beautiful New York City skyline and I searched for years until I found the perfect home for myself and Daniel! I even have a balcony smile emoticon

 

 

 

Debbie Flint a balcony? that high up? eeeek! looks amazing tho!

 

Isabel O'Hara New York an amazing city. I loved it when I visited. Your view is incredible!

 

Denise Sanders Laura - I like to use the make up pad with my b & b - but it is falling apart! Do you sell them separately?

 

Kam Mehta How stunning is that view?! You lucky girl and wishing you both lots of happiness in your new home. Xx

 

Laura Geller I'm pretty high up, I'm on the 41st floor! That's how you get to see the cityscape so well smile emoticon Let's just hope they don't have fire drill, girls -- and thank goodness I don't have a fear of heights!

 

Rebecca Warren Yes that's the one Laura Geller was hoping you would have a cheeky set available I got a Bronze n Brighten set last year from q and I discovered your gorgeous ocean eyeliner!

 

Sharon Harvay Stunning!!!!! Wow x

Suzanne Trowell I'd be on the floor. Can't even go above 4 floors. Beautiful skyline though. Hopefully one day I'll get to visit your beautiful city xx

 

Debbie Flint By the way I am absolutely adoring your Italian soufflé body creams at the moment hope there are more again in the future smile emoticon X

Sharon Harvay ooooooh Debs that smells beautiful xx

 

Laura Geller Isabel O'Hara My tip for fuller lips is simple: it's always good to use a little bit of light concealer or foundation around your lip line, and then stencil a light color lip liner around your lips. Another great little tip is to put a bit of light colored lip gloss to the center of your lip!

 

Isabel O'Hara Thanks Laura. I will try out these tips x

 

Laura Geller Debbie Flint You're holding my personal fave! You can't imagine the beautiful artistry that goes into making those souffles! I'm so glad you love them & I hope everyone gets to try them too smile emoticon Here's the item number in-case anyone wants to try! 207628

 

Laura Geller Sharon Harvay Just when I thought I knew all the uses for Tahitian Glow, you come up with some great tips for me & the gals! I love it & I don't ever plan to stop making it! heart emoticon

 

Jillian Widlake Just wanted to say I love balance an brighten and the slanted kabuki brush to apply and never used highlighter before or even knew about them but your honey lavender highlighter is amazing would love it in a supersize smile emoticon thank you again xx

 

Sharon Harvay Laura..... the amount i have bought over the years..... wink emoticon xx

 

Laura Geller I hope you've all been enjoying our beautiful Sarah! I know she has some shows coming up tomorrow, September 22nd at 11 PM & then Friday September 25th at 9 PM smile emoticon

 

Laura Geller Jillian Widlake Another great suggestion! Please know that while I don't have an answer for all your amazing product development ideas, I always take them back to my lovely Product Development team to see if they are possible heart emoticon

 

Isabel O'Hara Sarah is lovely and very talented. She does your brand proud. Always happy when your schedule allows you to appear too though!

 

Laura Geller Isabel O'Hara Thank you for those kind words and I always look forward to being there with my gals! heart emoticon

 

Alison Smith Just wanted you to know I love all your make up it's the best. I don't use any other brand now, Thankyou Laura for all your hard work and for all the beautiful goodies to bring to us. Looking forward to your next visit. Sending love to you and Daniel. Hope you will be happy in your new home. Xx

 

Melanie Hughes Hi Laura, I love BnB but I suffer from rosecea, do you have any tips on how to maximise the coverage from it? Also would you recommend using concealer before BnB, or after? Thanks xx

 

Laura Geller Alison Smith I'm so touched by your words, it means the world to me! Clearly you have outstanding taste wink emoticon hehe heart emoticon

 

Elizabeth McGovern Hi Laura smile emoticon I love your make up, my favourite being the sculpting bronzer. I was wondering if the baked brow tones is going to become available again as the brunette shade has been sold out for some time and its my favourite ever brow product?? Thanks smile emoticon

 

Sylvia Jarvis I agree Isabel O'Hara, I met Sarah at the Beauty Bash this January, and she did my make up. When I got home HOURS later, I took a photo for my facebook profile pic!!

Celia David Thanks for the add to this group. Just too late for Q&A's frown emoticon

Love LG though and will read through all the posts

 

Laura Geller Elizabeth McGovern We don't have an answer at the moment but my team will private message you when Brow Tones in Brunette is back in stock smile emoticon

 

Laura Geller Sylvia Jarvis So glad you got to capture a beautiful pic for your page! That was brilliant smile emoticon

 

Denise Sanders If our question didn't get answered - will they follow afterwards?

 

Debbie Flint i am looking forward to being on with Sarah tomorrow and i will definitely go stock up on the italian souffle body creams - cant run out now they are my new crush! lol x

 

Laura Geller This is so much fun for me, I feel like I was hanging with my girlfriends! Counting down the days to be with you all in November! xoxo

 

Debbie Flint before we say goodbye, can i remind everyone that we have an EXTRA webchat with lovley Andrew Bagley from Gatineau this Wednesday - is it 8pm Sharon?

 

 

Sharon Harvay We love having you here! Always welcome in our house xx

 

Isabel O'Hara Date's in the diary!

 

Debbie Flint And this time next week it will be LOLA ROSE! with the wonderful Nikki Gewirtz ! x

 

Celia David My only prob is that any auto delivery is not available for mainland europe so I miss loads of tsvs after the first drop

 

Denise Sanders Thank you Laura. This was very special. Xxxx

Debbie Flint btw next week's Q page one is on the Q page at 7pm and is with Richard from Skechers!

 

Laura Geller Denise Sanders You can always ask questions on our Facebook & Twitter pages. Myself & my team are always monitoring it! You can also ask questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. smile emoticon

 

Debbie Flint if anyone wants to keep updated in what's going on, do 'like' my facebook page on here and also do subscribe to my newsletter on my website, which often includes exclusives! x

 

Sylvia Jarvis I love the berry tone lip colours, rather than the nude neutrals. Would it be possible to give your fairer GG's paler colours, and brighter shades for us darker girls when you next put a TSV together?

Many thanks  xx

 

Debbie Flint Laura you've been amazing!

 

Sharon Harvay Back To You members please join me in saying a HUGE thank you to Laura Geller for joining us this evening and giving us lots of sneaky info hehe, Laura you have been amazing as usual! We cannot wait to see you in November and will tune in tomorrow with Sara xx

 

Sue Stewart Laura it has been a pleasure 'speaking' with you tonight. It's like a multi line phone call with everyone joining in. Andie Stephany does a brilliant job with the GGG fb page and I wouldn't change my makeup for the world. Thank you and see you next month xxxx

 

Andie Stephany Am I allowed to mention the Get Geller Gorgeous group? Do come and join us for inside info x

 

Andie Stephany Thank you Sue Stewart xxx

 

Rebecca Warren Thanks Laura Geller, Debbie Flint and Sharon Harvay. Great webchat feeling a tad starstruck

 

Sharon Harvay you are welcome Rebecca xx

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Back to you Extra Chat - WEd 23rd - Gatineau - Andrew Bagley


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Anne-Marie Mason Hi, a request more than a question please Andrew. Please consider adding an oil to your range. I think you'd do a brilliant Age Benefit one. x

Andrew Bagley You're not wrong, totally agree and request already sent to France!!

Kelly Davidson He looks just like a Hollywood star, whenever I watch that is all I see!

Andrew Bagley Your flattery is unjustifed but very sweet smile emoticon

Sharon Harvay Hi Andrew, thank you for joining us here this evening! We are so looking forward to your upcoming TSV! Please could you tell us who this set is for?

Andrew Bagley Hi Sharon, yeh I'm so excited too. I love this one as we're the best at serums and you get the whole kit for less than the anti-ageing serum alone, then you get a choice of full-size moisturiser, a full-sze Throat Gel and a full-size Lip Care

Rebecca Warren Hello Andrew Bagley my question is about the best products to use after weight loss, I have sensitive combination skin 43 years old and need help supporting my skin (face and body) after almost three stone weight loss, particularly eye, neck and number 11 lines. Thanks in advance Rebecca Warren

Andrew Bagley Hi Rebecca, the range we advise for helping clients through weight-loss is always DefiLift, it's really great for firming and toning the jawline and helping to lift x

Rebecca Warren Thanks Andrew Bagley got the oto recently with at least 10 piece travel sizes of all the different ranges so will give defilift a whirl, using the melatonin at the moment, it's fine having a better size body but seeing my Mother God bless her when I look in the mirror is a bridge too far

Sharon Harvay Fantastic Question Rebecca! Congratulations on your weightlossxx

Mags Webb Hi Andrew please are you able to tell us the price of your TSV I do love your products, thank you xx

Andrew Bagley Hi Mags, it's £59.94 and is on 3-pay which is great, thanks QVC!

Mags Webb Sharon Thank you xxx

Mags Webb Rebecca Warren Thank you for asking that I could do with that kind of help too Ill follow whatever Andrew suggests. xx

Sandra Gregory Hi Andrew I use your Melatogenine products which I love, but my eyelids are quite wrinkley, I was wondering if the Defilift would be any good for me - I am coming up to 60 years old, thanking you in advance xxx

Andrew Bagley Yes sure Sandra Gregory as we age slackening and crepiness becomes more of an issue and this is where DefiLift comes into its own.

Alison J Lowe Hi Andrew, can the Gommage be used as a mask/treatment for open pores or can you recommend another product. I am going to try

Andrew Bagley The Anti-Ageing Gommage yes, it's awesome, leave it on for 20 mins and peel it off and it's superb for closing and cleaning open pores

Alison J Lowe Thanks Andrew, I will certainly try that.

Alison J Lowe Sorry, that meant to read another product I could try! Thanks

Maggie Buxey hi Andrew i use your melatogenine eye cream but is it enough as i have every problem thier is with my eyes so is there anything else thats better for me x

Andrew Bagley You might try DefiLift Eye for Day and Melato for night, then you get the absolute best of both worlds!

Dawn Buchanan Hi Andrew Bagley, which products would u recommend for oily skin, ta x

Dawn Robinson Hello Andrew, I just wated to say how much i love Defi Lift Lip Care ! I use it every single night, my question is i would love one with a hint of pink for in the day xxx

Andrew Bagley Dawn Robinson we're right with you, the request has been lodged with Paris for a while now so fingers crossed smile emoticon x

Dawn Robinson Ooowww brilliant thank you x

Dawn Robinson The neck cream is on my wish list ! It sounds wonderful x

Dawn Buchanan Hi Andrew Bagley, which products would u recommend for oily skin, ta x

Andie Stephany Andrew Bagley - I use the neck cream and love it. Please can we have larger bottles with pumps rather than tubes?

Andrew Bagley Dawn Robinson you won't regret it, the Throat Gel is insanely good and has been a cult product for years now

Sharon Harvay Oh i love the throat product! Especially now i am almost...41...ssshhhhh... it really is a hero product x

Sharon Harvay Debbie Flint we are here smile emoticon

Andie Stephany I meant the throat gel!!! Are you 41 twice Sharon?

Sharon Harvay Andrew Bagley - what other surprises do you have for us in the shows on Saturday?

Dawn Robinson I know it's one of Debbie Flints top produts , another one i keep looking at is the hand cream ! I will be making my Chritmas list tonight x

Sharon Harvay I feel it Andie hahahaha

Alison J Lowe I love the Age Benefit Serum, will this be ok with the Defilift moisturiser as I will be getting the TSV but never tried Defilift before

 

Andie Stephany Andrew reminds me a bit of Nigel Havers!

Andie Stephany A young one of course!!!

Michael James Hamlyn Great to see another web chat from you Andrew, I learnt so much from the last one.

Last time I was in love with lazer 7, but I'm thinking this has been discontinued?

Luckily I like the 30 day skin perfecter too... But just wondering what you may suggest when not using this? I have the slightest whisper of fine lines but my main concern is open pores/uneven skin tone and breakouts... My skin can be reactive/sensitive but it likes the previously mentioned products and the radiance enhancing gommage.

(Oh and currently using your combo skin cleanse/tone at night)

Aisha London I tried everything. Please do you have any advice for open pores.

Andrew Bagley Hi Andie Stephany I wish we could have larger bottles too, trust me, we're trying smile emoticon

Andie Stephany Thank you. A pump would be so much easier too

Debbie Flint Hi all! Have a great chat! Andrew remind newcomers what brought u to Gatineau in first place and how u felt when you first saw Ali Young bring Gatineau to QVC ? What was it like in the early days? X

Julie Pratt Hi Andrew super excited about the TSV! Can you please do a high level detail on the two moisturisers x

Sue Stewart Hi Andrew I met you at the Beauty Bash and I must say that you paid me some lovely compliments regards my skin. I'm using Deficit and my skin love's it and the other products I have. Thank you x

Andrew Bagley So for Saturday we have two big promotions running alongside the TSV; firstly a DefiLift Eye Duo and then an amazing ultimate Age Benefit collection

Debbie Flint Just to add to the conversation about the throat Gel, yes I have used it since the early days (that and liz earle line serum when I couldn't get throat gel in my years away from QVC. Makes it nearly 20 years I guess!) When will the 20th anniversary of throat gel Andrews on QVC?

Debbie Flint By the way, am on air tonight 11pm liz claibourne fashions and midnight with tsv xmas lights! Do join me, all! X

Andrew Bagley I do love our Hand Cream, has to be said, look out for it in the massive 400ml size!

Maggie Buxey I love the throat gel I also have been using it for a long time and I can honestly say for my age it looks a lot better condition than some of my friends about the same age x

Sue Stewart I'm also using the DefiLift lip care but I'm finding my lipstick 'slips'a little. Any suggestions for best application?

Sharon Harvay I have never tried the Hand cream so thats on my list now you have said that Andrew, Thank you. However promise me you will NEVER EVER stop making your Tan Accelerator....omg its been my staple for years im addicted to it....x

Sara Brown Andrew, which should I use first age benefit serum or wrinkle corrector in my routine? I've been using Gatineau since the TSV last November. Totally addicted and recently had skin analysed and over ten years younger than my age. It's no longer feeling parched and no wrinkles in sight.

 

I use the age Benefit serum on alternate months.

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Jill Dowding-Walker I love the throat gel. With 3D neck cream over it! Double effect!

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Sandra Gregory I agree with you Sharon, Tan Accelerator is fab I ran so much more now and it lasts longer too x

Sue Stewart Third that Sharon and Sandra.

Andrew Bagley Loving the Nigel Havers comment, I think smile emoticon My mother will laugh her socks off smile emoticon

Andrew Bagley Jill Dowding-Walker you have the perfect neck routine, Throat Gel + DefiLift Throat Moisturiser, well done to you!

Sharon Harvay Jill does have THE most amzing skin x

Sue Stewart There was a fb post that asked the best thing about Gatinea. My answer was Andrew Bagley. Hope you don't mind. But you explain things so well x

Andrew Bagley Sara Brown love the testing, you must be happy! But yes you're right use the Anti-wrinkle Corrector first then serum on top, great routine, well done

Andrew Bagley Sharon Harvay we're never giving up on Tan Accelerator, fret not, i don't go anywhere without it and all the girls in the office are absolutely hooked!

Andrew Bagley Sue Stewart, try putting your lipstick on first, waiting a few minutes then pop DefiLift Lip Care on top, not my morning routine naturally but my Gatineau girls tell me it's a winner. Don't forget to use at evening also as a lip mask

Sue Stewart Thanks Andrew I've been using it the wrong way round!

Sharon Harvay Phew......everything is ok in my world smile emoticon its amazing!! I have sun sensitive skin now due to medication and have to wear a really high factor. This protects my skin and still gives me the most amazing Tan, i also use it on my Children to protect against prickly heat. It makes their skin feel beautiful. Thank you

Andrew Bagley Loving your questions toniight ladies, keep them coming, 13 minutes to go

Sara Brown Finally from me could we have an exfoliation TSV with Radiance Enhancing Gommage. Ps I'm not an addict even if the picture says otherwise.

Sara Brown's photo.

Julie Pratt Hi Andrew can you advise on the two moisturisers in the TSV?

Jill Dowding-Walker Hahaha Sara!

 

Sue Stewart Exfoliating products. Where have I been? Will there be any on over the weekend

Dawn Robinson Lol Sara

Andrew Bagley Sara Brown I am loving that picture, that's more Beauty Passports than I have in my office right now smile emoticon Great to see you're using it though, it's the most amazing loyalty systems out there heh. 4 whole points on the next TSV, how's about that!!

Jan Thompson Andrew what would you suggest to be the best eye cream for me, I'm a contact lens wearer and think years of stretching my eyes to insert them have taken it's toll, I do have oily skin but my eyes are quite lined underneath the eye socket at the top of my cheeks, thank you

Sharon Harvay Sue...i use it all the time, its such a beautiful lip product. Its great on top of lipstick. Ive even applied it with a lipbrush, as a gloss on top of a Matt Lipstick...oooppps smile emoticon

Sandra Taylor Has the fragrance is the cleanser changed. Recent one I opened has a smell of marzipan ?I don't like it

Andrew Bagley Now Sharon Harvay you seem as addicted as Michaela Taylor!

Andrew Bagley Hi Sandra Taylor, that sounds strange as no, no fragrances have changed; what cleasing skin type product was it please?

Jill Dowding-Walker Would love a whole set of 3D DefiLift. I know you told me not likely as that would not appeal to enough customers. Any chance that viewpoint might change? (Fingers still crossed!)

Sandra Taylor I just thought I normally get the pink toner but this time I got orange toner is the cleanser different ?

Andrew Bagley Hi Sandra, maybe take a pic of that one and send on to me personally and we'll have a look at it

Sandra Taylor Thanks Andrew

Andrew Bagley Hi Jan Thompson i'd definitely go for Melatogenine Eye, it's amazing for wrinkles full stop and also has an enzymatic exfoliating action; no sensation but massive brightening effect. It's Alison Young's go-to Eye Cream and she's not on her own. Good luck and do let me know

Jan Thompson Thanks Andrew Bagley, I really appreciate your advice x

Andrew Bagley To be honest Jill Dowding-Walker there a few DefiLift only kits on the internet with QVC that you should be able to find with a quick search. Alternatively, this TSV on Saturday is amazing from a DefiLift perspective as it's got a FS DefiLift Cream, a DefiLift Lip, the Throat Gel (best lifting ever) and then there is the DefiLift Eye Duo available as well. Enjoy!!

Andrew Bagley Any more for any more guys and girls???

Sharon Harvay It really is the most wonderful TSV and the value and the Easy pay make this a no brainer!! I think it is superb and would make the most amazing Christmas present too! Thank you Andrew and Gatineau for bringing us such a fantastic Range from such an amaazing brand x

Andie Stephany Thanks Andrew x

Andrew Bagley So, time to put my face mask on smile emoticon, thanks so much for all your questions, it's been loads of fun and I look forward to speaking with some of you on air during Saturday x

Jill Dowding-Walker Woot-woot!!! grin emoticon x

Jill Dowding-Walker Thanks Andrew! x x x

 

Sandra Gregory Thank you Andrew x

Sharon Harvay Back To You Qvc Members, please join me in Thanking Andrew Bagley for joining us for an amazing Q & A this evening. Andrew we really appreciate you taking the time to speak with us and so look forward to joining you from Midnight Friday for an amazing TSV and a fab day of Gatineau Goodies. Have a wonderful evening x

Alison J Lowe Thanks Andrew

Dawn Robinson Thank you Andrew & Sharon xoxoxo

Sandra Gregory Thanks to you too Sharon x

 

Bruce Hymanson – webchat Monday 21st September 2015 – Bodyblade QVC Facebook gp

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Hello Bodyblade Ohana!!Good evening to all. I hope you are all focused on enjoying life. How do we measure "enjoying life". Perhaps, it's about pain relief or realizing that you can now look forward to doing something you thought was out of reach or simply impossible. Perhaps, the ability to make new friends or get together with family more often. The notion that where ever you are today (and we all experience this) what are some goals we'd like to achieve? It's important to set our long term goals and our short term goals as well. The short term goals is what gets the results and puts us on the path to achieving the long term goal. The great thing about this is there are wonder things to enjoy along the way even without fully achieving the long term goal. It's so important to not lose sight of the great things that happen along the way. So, tonight, let's talk about perma-habits, short term goals, how to set them and how to succeed!! See you in just about 30 minutes

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Maureen Bamford I hope you can answer the question I posted earlier should I repost it

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Vikesh Parmar Hello Bruce. I cannot believe how much reduction l have seen around my waist. The stomach is getting flatter. The intensity is increasing automatically! Most of all I make it routine to use the BB everyday. Bruce you are legend!

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Denise Widdows Hi folks, just in from walking Seb my gorgeous gsd. My Fitbit says I'm an over-achiever due to smashing my step goal again today so I'm feeling smug wink emoticon
P10 before bed and I'll sleep like a baby. I'm working on my perma-habits. Hope you're all well xx

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Bruce Hymanson Maureen-Guillian Barre syndrome as you know can be a very debilitating yet often a disease that patients can recover from. The severity of the attach can vary from simply tingling sensation in the extremities to paralysis of the extremities. Since I do not know your husband's case and history, it would be impossible to prescribe a treatment regimen so I suggest you take the Bodyblade to your MD or PT and let them advise you. Having said that. GBS is a neurological disease and over the years, I have treated patients using Bodyblade. As a PT, it is important to maintain flexibility and bring blood to the extremities of the patient. I also believe that stimulating the nervous system, brain to muscle and the receptors involved with balance, awareness of joint position are extremely important. Fatigue is also a factor. Bodyblade can easily adapt to the challenges your husband may experience. For those reasons, I believe the blade can help. Please, please, take it to your MD and let them have the final say

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Debbie Flint fab to see you as usual Bruce. Our new BB show which we recorded in the white studio with Tiff is going out now on overnights and on Extra channel - it looks good! Anyone seen it yet?

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Bruce Hymanson Jan-love Crete. Carrie and I spent our honeymoon in Greece. Trip of a lifetime!!

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Maureen Bamford Thank you so much for that information Bruce I really appreciate it

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Bruce Hymanson Vikesh-great to hear your progress!! Bodyblade definately addresses the entire body. I hope you saw my post last week after the chat regarding your question about the arms. Keep us posted, you are doing a great job!

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Sue Jennings I decided 3 months ago after years of yo yo dieting that it had to stop and I had to get my act together once and for all... I joined SW and I am pleased to say it is working for me with a 23 lbs so far ..I then needed a form of excercise to work along side it and after watching Bruce and Debbie a couple of weeks ago I invested in my Bodyblade ...it's the best thing I've bought ever !! These 2 life changing moves are now my perma-habits and I hope by Christmas to be a new woman ..... Thanks to Bruce once again for his inspiration x

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Debs! I'd like to see the show myself. Perhaps I can watch on the internet if you know when it will air smile emoticon

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Tracie Wright Hi Bruce , I am keeping up my exercise Permahabits of BB and LS walking , love the group as we really help and encourage each other to stick with our exercise habits, made some lovely friends on here too xx

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Debbie Flint yes you probably can - i will let you know - unless anyone else can see it on the TV guide? it's often on the main channel thru the night! x

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Denise Widdows It's on at 3am x

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Bruce Hymanson Chris- welcome back! The key to perma-habits as you know is to stay in the hunt. Do a little every day or every other day. It is much easier to keep the pace and feel as though you are making progress. Great job!!

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Bruce Hymanson Maureen, keep me posted on your husbands progress. I know that GB patients can make incredible gains if the recovery potential is there. If the ability to recover and rehab is there, it is important to take every opportunity to re-train the body. I would love to see that happen for your husband.

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Maureen Bamford Having had a wonderful informative reply about my husband one for me now Bruce I am recovering from a broken humerus are there any exercises I shouldn't do with the body blade I broke on the 7th of April and am still in a brace

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Sharon Wood Had my blade a while and struggling to get the blade to wobble when I hold my arms to side . Also is there a blade exercise good for the bottom

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Bruce Hymanson Chrissy- Bodyblade is great for improving balance. I would say, yes, for your friend with labrinthitis. Just make sure the MD in charge of her case sees the blade and approves the use before she gets started. I would recommend the Classic for her as well.

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Mirka Marri Hi Bruce, enjoying the BB, and I vary my exercises, ensuring that I have rest days. I notice that after the rest, my body feels even more stronger.

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Bruce Hymanson Thank you Sue. I love the happiness in your post. Keep up the great work. I really never mention it but if you all have time to post a review on the website, the 5 stars (if that's what you feel) really help the new person who is trying to decide it this can change their life. Help them with your comments smile emoticon

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Bruce Hymanson Tracie-always great to hear from you! Thanks so much for your encouraging words.

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Bruce Hymanson 3am, I can make that being 8 hours behind smile emoticon

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Kerry Vickers Jean Louis Just wanted to say hi Bruce I bought the BB very recently and think it's great I use it along side nordic walking. I have a bulging disc in my back and I'm hoping it will help. I can do all 5 but I'm still working on 6 I can get a wobble but can't continue for very long do you have any tips to help please. And is it norms for my back to ache after? Many thanks 

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Brett Payne loving bodyblade everytime i walk by it i pick it up, had doubts before i got it but really pleased i got it

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Anne Keating Hi Bruce - I've noticed on a post earlier today there was a discussion about how many WeightWatchers activity points the Supersix is? Would you happen to know? xx

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Denise Widdows Sue Pannell are you seeing this? smile emoticon x

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Bruce Hymanson Maureen-sorry to hear you broke your arm. Once the Doctor feels you can begin exercise on that extremity, Bodyblade can be a brilliant way to activate the entire shoulder girdle (including the back muscles and chest muscles attached to the shoulder). This will also help restore your flexibility. By now, I would assume the bone is healed (verify with MD). Are you seeing a Physio? if so, take the blade to them and get their advice. I would say, do only "wide side" exercises to start. For those who don't know what I mean when I say wide side or narrow side exercise. The position of the blade during the exercise determines whether it is wide or narrow side. For example, the Chest Press, is a wide side exercise. The Ab Crunch is a narrow side exercise. The narrow side exercises are more challenging to the body and therefore easier to start with wide side in rehab. Hope this helps.

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Bruce Hymanson Sharon- When you say bottom, I assume you mean the bum not down by the side. So, do the Super6 workout and cover the entire body. The Hip & Thigh Sculptor is the most effective bottom exercise I know!!! It's challenging but the rewards are fab.

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Bruce Hymanson Mirka-Sounds like your body is responding really well. Nothing to change there! Just keep up the great work!!

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Maureen Bamford What a wonderful man you are taking the time to help us all . I have had the blade just over a week and even though I have limited movement in one arm I am loving it can't wait to be fishing fit then I can give the bade some welly onwards and upwards I say

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Mirka Marri Thank you Bruce for inventing a great piece of equipment, and my friends are so impressed that they are purchasing the blade too! smile emoticon

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Bruce Hymanson Hi Kerry- Sounds like you are doing well. the 6th exercise is always the toughest for most to master. It requires quick movement rather that big muscle. There are several posts about how to master that exercise. On the pinned post I believe you can watch my video with Giselle who was a first time user. As for back ache. I don't know if that is simply muscle and normal fatigue? Does it last awhile. I don't think you should find yourself in pain after exercise. If necessary, check with your MD or Physio

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Sharon Wood Like this that's when I can't get blade to move

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Bruce Hymanson Brett-thanks for the kind words. This is exactly how perma-habits are formed. Keep it present and visual. Pick it up everyday or 3-4 times a week to do a full workout. Awesome

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Kerry Vickers Jean Louis Hi Bruce I also have fibromyalgia so it may be connected to that. I also have quite a physical job too. Thanks for your advice I'll let you know how I get on. Xxx

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Bruce Hymanson Sharon- this is the jab. Holding the blade out to the side (wide side exercise) and driving the blade. You can allow this to be down by the side too. Triy to move it around to the front of your body too. Remember, light grip, find the rhythm of the blade and simply react. don't try to set the pace of the blade but speeding up or slowing down. There is only one rhythm. The blade determines that. you can only match that rhythm.

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Bruce Hymanson BTW Sharon, are you doing all the other exercises well?

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Sharon Wood Tahnks Bruce I think this is were I am going going wrong I tend to hold the blade firmly . More practise needed I think

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Sharon Wood I can do the super 6 .

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Kerry Vickers Jean Louis Sorry Bruce I forgot to mention my right forearm is pinned and plated could that make 6 more difficult? Many thanks xx

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Liz Farrington Hello Bruce I was saying on here the other day. I'm so happy you invented the bodyblade. I have a disability which stops me going to the gym. But using the bodyblade is amazing the results are fantastic. I've lost 3 stone now and using the bodyblade to tone up is brilliant. Thank you Bruce for inventing this. Your a star.

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Bruce Hymanson In the final minute or two. I want to reinforce what's important here. Make exercise a habit. Make the Super 6 or any workout something you do on a regular basis like brushing your teeth. You would never go to sleep without taking care of your teeth and brushing every night. This is a habit. This is something you do regularly because you know it is important for your health, your hygiene and future. Bodyblade is a habit and when you do the habit more, it is harder to let it go. That's what a habit is. We have good and bad habits but once they are established, they are hard to break. Make Bodyblade a good habit, a perma-habit that will effect your life in wonderful ways.

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Bruce Hymanson Anne- to answer your question about weight watchers points, I don't know exactly how that would apply. Bodyblade training is like walking a brisk mile or a light jog in terms of calories burned in a workout. Does that help?

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Maureen Bamford Thank you Bruce

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Please dont miss it! To coincide with my lovely Table Top Sale near Dorking, RH56QQ, 11am-5pm, bringing a chance to have your skin collagen scanned with Imedeen, and to meet some of the lovely Detection dogs as well as have afternoon tea, I will be offering Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 - the 'When' diet, completely for free for Kindle/app for 8/9th/10th only.

My semi-autobiographical weight loss book gives a way to break free from Food Prison forever and is currently helping hundreds on my Facebook support group as well as having sold thousands on QVC in the exclusive aqua version till it sold out earlier in the summer.

Go here to get it if you can't wait - includes free sample on Amazon available now.

Go here to find out more about it on my TTFLS website page, complete with useful links like the blog 'aids to giving up sugar' 

Go here to join our TTFLS Facebook group once you've bought it and discuss how the six sensible principles can get you Freedom Eating for the rest of your life and give up diets forever.

keep me informed! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - I like to find out how you're getting on!

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ps this is the latest fab update from Jan - is your story like hers?

"Yesterday I posted a picture of me wearing skinny jeans saying TTFLS had made my journey easier. Debbie commented suggesting I say why it worked for me. I thought maybe that would work better in a new post so here goes.
I've struggled with my weight for years and like many people I was brought up to clear my plate or no pudding! As I liked sugar and lots of it I always cleared my plate. I continued to do that even though I've never applied that rule to my own children. Food was a reward, a comfort, a friend and eventually a way of punishing myself. 
I have tried weight watchers, slimming world and even the Cambridge diet over the years and I did lose weight but it was so restrictive and time consuming not to mention potentially expensive. My friend recommended the I Quit Sugar books which I read and did the IQS sugar detox. I saw Debbie with her book on QVC and bought it because her struggle sounded like my own. The books all work together for me. The idea of listening to my body which I've always been really good at for anything other than food just makes sense. Letting go of the guilt about what I'm eating has been a huge thing for me and I can now buy a chocolate bar (always at least 70% cocoa solids!) and eat a couple of squares then leave it alone. I have a bar next to me right now that I ate one piece of last night but I've not felt the need tonight. I love food....butter, avocados, nuts, bread etc. following the principles and ideas in TTFLS I can eat what I fancy. I still don't eat sugar regularly because I don't like the way it makes me feel, something I've noticed through listening to my body. So that's it really, learning to let go of the guilt and eating when I really need to eat and what I really fancy but also learning how that really affects my body has been the biggest help for me. So now I restrict what I eat because I've learnt what makes me feel bad and not because some diet tells me to. Using the mantra, hunger, thirst, mood I am also better hydrated so better skin and less headaches too. Hope that helps someone else to have a go." Jan, TTFLS Fbk group, 6th Aug. email me if you're not on Facebook and let me know your story.

 

 

 

Fab updates from Till the Fat lady Slims group! And Axel Ruth is our webchat guest!

What a lovely week of updates on our Facebook groups - again! I'm becoming quite overwhelmed with how well everyone is doing! Do email me if you have any - it'd be great to hear from you!

Here's Sue and others this week on Till the Fat Lady Slims Facebook Group - 

Also - see below for info about some fab well being programmes due on TV in the next week or so. Always worth broadening your horizons, that's what I say!

other news -

- 9 reasons to drink lemon juice every morning - a lot of the TTFLs crowd are doing it to help overcome their sweet tooth but turns out there are lots of other reasons too - more here - and do try it! 

- the Truth about Sugar - BBC1 9pm Thurs 19th - let's hope Fiona Phillips does her research properly unlike some other doctors in certain infamous previous Horizon shows (fat v sugar with the twin doctors and their awful research!) more here.

More next week!

luv Debs

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Monday webchat - Axel Ruth

 

June - Hi Axel, I'm using your lip product but sometimes it seems to turn to an oil. Is this normal ?

My lips do not get a tingle as you say they can....

Loving the range of products. X

 

Sue Foley loving the tsv axel, hope there will be more TSV's to come

Valerie Wall I love flora Mare for me it is the best Moisturiser that I have Used beats all the top brands that I have tried from QVC.

 

Debbie Flint Whoo hooo! Am out for my sons birthday but hope u enjoy webchat, sweetheart! Questions from me -

- how DO u pronounce Mare?!

- 2. Does it matter?!...

 

June M Ward Agree Debbie when can we expect some more fun and products from you Axel....

Dawn Robinson Hello Axel  firstly you're absolutely fabulous ! My question is if you could only take 3 beauty products on an island  what would they be ? Xx

Axel Ruth Thank you Dawn! Great question! I would take the HYDRO SERUM, THE EYE CREAM and the DAY AND NIGHT CREAM or the BODY CREAM instead of the Serum (but you know it is not ready for the UK at the moment - but will be soon)

 

Zoe Robins What do you do to be healthy?

 

Zoe Robins and can you do another version of Try me kit please?

 

Axel Ruth I eat spirulina - don't know if you know that...

 

Axel Ruth so many questions..  thanks for them

 

Axel Ruth I think I will do a new try me - yes

 

Axel Ruth at Debbies question I will answer in person - face to face

Axel Ruth Hi Sharon!

 

Sharon Hiya-How are you? Are you travelling or back home at the moment x

Axel Ruth Hi Sharon! Thanks for having me here...

Sharon You are always welcome!

Axel Ruth I am at home/in the office these days - came back from Australia and the UK and preparing the 5th Ani of FLORA MARE in March - big TSV day and also TSV of LE PARFUMEUR my fragrance brand I have here in Germany

 

Axel Ruth Will be back in the UK in May for first Ani

 

Sharon Oh wow..... a fragrance brand too....amazing! Your brand has done so well in the Uk and we have so many happy people in this group that love your products so thank you! What made you realise that your passion was in Skincare?

Axel Ruth I am a MAKE UP ARTIST and one day I thought - I do not want to work to improve skin - I want to work on the base - I want to work against signs of aging

 

Axel Ruth but not with make up - so I decided to develop skin care

 

Axel Ruth and i am very very proud to present my products also in the UK - it is a very strong beauty market - with fantastic brands - and I am very happy you like FLORA MARE

Sharon That makes great sense...Did you always know that you wanted to use amazing Marine based ingredients?.

 

Axel Ruth Yes ... Sharon - I love the Ocean and the most expensive brands in the retail market work with marine base ingredients - so I wanted to do something more customer based and not expensive

 

Dawn Robinson My Sister has never tried this range before which product would you advise her to start with ? X

 

Jill Dowding-Walker Will there be more products using marine plant extracts to look forward to?

 

Axel Ruth Dawn... Thank you for that question.. For sure the day and night cream - the heart of the line

Sue Foley hi axel thank you for bringing the tsv, it was the first time using yr products and im loving them, i had had a skin reaction to another brand and after using flora mare for a few days it has calmed it down greatly, i very happy with them and want to try some more of your range so another try me would be great

Dawn Robinson Thank you x

 

Axel Ruth Jill - thanks a lot also - for sure you will see more products from flora mare - in may we will have first anniversary of FLORA MARE in the UK

Axel Ruth Thanks Sue! Happy to hear that - it is the power of the ocean

 

Axel Ruth Thank you Dawn!

 

Sharon Party in May yay!!!! x

Jill Dowding-Walker Can you describe your fragrances? When will they be in the UK?

 

Axel Ruth We are talking about that so may be in October 2015

 

Axel Ruth They are made by a very very well know fragrance designer - he did a lot for FENDI and AZZARO and DAVIDOFF...

 

Tracy Clark Hi Axel. No question. Just a huge thanks for Flora Mare. Affordable products and the products do exactly what they say they will. I am so impressed with Flora Mare xx

 

Axel Ruth They are more old fashioned....

 

Axel Ruth Thanks a lot Tracy

 

Dawn Robinson If you get any spare time what do you enjoy doing ?

 

Tracy Clark Sharon you mentioned party lol x

Christina Macleod Hutton Axel could you remind me which order to use last weeks tsv products please?

Axel Ruth Dawn - if I have time - I walk around the sea - spent time with my friends & family and my dog .. love to do yoga

 

Axel Ruth Christina... first you cleanse your skin - then HYDRO SERUM, DAY AND NIGHT CREAM, EYE CREAM and the after all the WRINKLE FILLER

Dawn Robinson Wow ive always wanted to try yoga ! But im not very bendy lol 

 

Axel Ruth Sharon yes - we should do and have a great party!

 

Axel Ruth Dawn.. after a while you will

 

Sharon Its a date....everyone is invited  You can bring the Flora Mare filled Goody Bags Axel

 

Jill Dowding-Walker Ooh - lovely sounding fragrances. My Mum loved Fendi by Fendi and it always reminds me of her!

 

Axel Ruth My english is not perfect - you understand me well?

 

Christina Macleod Hutton Thanks Axel! Your products just reached the little Island of Lewis today so I'm about to get stuck in. Thanks again

 

Axel Ruth Sharon.. I will do my best to have great offers

 

Tracy Clark Ooh Sharon I like that ideas but then again I would lol xx

Axel Ruth Thank you Christina for your try and feedback

Sharon Thank you Axel Ruth

Jill Dowding-Walker Your English is far better than my German Axel!

 

Dawn Robinson Most definitely Sharon  xx

Axel Ruth thanks Jill

 

Axel Ruth thanks Dawn

Sharon Axel......When you are at QVCuk.....do you enjoy the food and tea?

Axel Ruth I will be back in May.... I enjoyed food and tea (more coffee because of TSV)... and I love the sandwiches

 

Sharon Any new products we should look out for?

Axel Ruth My dears I will go offline in a few minutes - I have a very important shooting tomorrow in the morning - and have to do 3 make ups of two very famous VIPs - hope that is ok for you!!

Axel Ruth Sharon - thanks a lot - sure - in May is First Ani of FLORA MARE - look our for each of the offers

Amy Wall Look forward to your return in May xx

Dawn Robinson We will look forward to seeing you again very soon xx

Axel Ruth I am very happy to celebrate 1 year FLORA MARE at QVC / middle or end of May - before I will do shows in Australia again

 

Sue Foley looking forward to may thank you axel

 

Axel Ruth And I will have great products! Thanks Amy and Dawn also Sharon and Sue!!

 

Jilll Dowding-Walker How tall are you? It is hard to tell on TV sometimes!

 

Axel Ruth I am not really tall - I am 178cm

 

Amy Wall So so affordable Axel for such amazing products. Tried my eye brightening cream with tinted moisturiser today and loved the result. Saving now for May visit xx

 

Axel Ruth I have a lot of presentations with PR the next days to launch my new book - hopefully I can present it one day in the UK also

 

Axel Ruth Thank you Amy - that makes me really happy - love the tinted and the brightening moment

Dawn Robinson Ooowww that would be fabulous x

 

Axel Ruth Affordable - thanks Amy - that is what I wanted to do... affordable products and hight quality with great results

Sharon was the name "Flora Mare" and easy choice?

Susan Buckland Hi Axel I brought your eye cream whereabouts on my eyes should I use it and how much?

 

Axel Ruth not really Sharon - but my "idea"/working title from the first moment on ...

 

Axel Ruth Hi Susan! Thanks a lot - one pump for both eyes

 

Axel Ruth please cover lids also Susan

 

Dawn Robinson I bet your family & friends love it at Christmas time ! To receive a wonderful box of Flora Mare  xx

 

Susan Buckland Thank you very much that's helpful

 

Axel Ruth ..and please try the handy cream..

 

Axel Ruth Susan - for sure! Thank you!!

Sharon comes in very handy

 

Axel Ruth Dawn - I am always looking for nice presents for them - but the want to get FLORA MARE products - and I thought it is boring for them...

 

Dawn Robinson The perfect gift for anyone " Flora Mare" beautiful

 

Axel Ruth Loved to be here! hope to see you all soon

 

Susan Buckland Hi axel when are you back on qvc with some new Products

 

June M Ward Axel can you please look at my question. It was the first one in this thread. Thanks June

 

 

Jill Dowding-Walker We will be watching and enjoying your next shows Axel.  x x x

Jill Dowding-Walker And is it Flora 'Mah-ray', or 'Mayr', or something else?

 

Jill Dowding-Walker Pronunciation, I mean! x

 

Jackie Buckland Just started using your products after seeing you at qvc beauty bash received mine on tuesday this week I'm sooo very pleased with you product xx♡xx

 

Axel Ruth Hi June! Thanks for your question - it is an only product - and don't miss the tingle - sometimes it can be if you have very sensitive skin...

 

Axel Ruth Thanks Jackie! I am very happy about that!

 

Axel Ruth Jill - please watch next shows - it is FLORA MARE

 

Axel Ruth Susan - in May

 

Susan Buckland Lovely talking to you this evening axel just one more question how should you use your face masks

Axel Ruth twice a week Susan - after cleansing for 10 to 2

Axel Ruth ..to 15 minutes

 

Sharon Back To You Members please join me in thanking Axel Ruth For Being with us this evening ahead of his very busy day! We really appreciate your time Axel and look forward to celebrating your 1st anniversary on Qvc in May - Have a wonderful evening and a great week xx

 

Susan Buckland Thank you for that axel

Dawn Robinson Thank you so much Axel & Sharon

 

Axel Ruth Thank you!!

 

Axel Ruth It was really great!

 

Axel Ruth See you soon!

 

Sue Foley Thanks Axel and Sharon great chat

 

Jackie Buckland Thank you for taking time out to chat x♡x

 

Susan Buckland Looking forward to seeing you in May axel

 

Sharon Awww such a charming, friendly man! wasn’t that a lovely hour! Couldn’t think of anything better on a cold Monday Night  thank you everyone for taking part xx

Tracy Clark Thank you Sharon and Axel Ruth xx

Joanne Mitchell Oh... I missed it .... Oh well ....

Hello and good & bye Axel Ruth x

Jackie Buckland Your very welcome 

 

NEXT WEEK - STEVEN FROM YANKEE CANDLES!

 

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Ok so it finally happened! And the results were superb - over 2000 of my book gone after the initial launch airing of my semi autobiographical weight loss book "Till The Fat Lady Slims 2.0  the 'When' Diet" in signed hardback. I have to share with you that I was so nervous! I was going round making a pest of myself telling everyone how I was jittery about going on air with my own product - being presenter and guest, effectively and doing a proper 'TiFFT' - something I've never done before - ever! But it all went well. Only 3000 were printed in this batch and I signed every one of them last week! See the QVC tab above and you can read more about it on the relevant blog from mid January. 

And if you missed the show, complete with Babyliss and Ego hair styling, the cool inversion table and the new Skinny Tees smoothing tunics, as well as a one minute challenge on the spin gym, go here - watch the final Back to You show, January 26th 2015. 

It was a lovely series and made January go by soooo fast! 

Now we're up and running having set ourselves up for a really good start to the New Year and we can continue the good work with the help of the supportive groups on facebook too! See the all below and do join the relevant ones!

Till the Fat Lady Slims Update

Yet more amazing feedback and comments from the participants on the facebook group, including the ones at the bottom - do let me know if you have any comments and little 'aha' moments if you're also following the Freedom Eating programme. It means a lot to know it's helping so many people break free from the guilt of a lifetime to do with eating. 

 

Webchat

This week - 2nd February - we're going to be joined by Sarah Hollamby just prior to the new Judith Williams 5 piece LifeLong Beauty Today's Special Value set being launched this Wednesday on QVC. Join the Back to You QVC facebook group between 8 & 9pm on Monday night for the webchat and watch out in future weeks for even more fab guests logging in to share their thoughts with us all!

 

Groups

So do join the groups now.

‘Back to You QVC’ group – click here to join

Bodyblade QVC’ group – click here to join

‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ group – click here to join

‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ PAGE – click here to ‘like’ – anyone can see – incl tips of the day.

Debbie Flint page on Facebook – anyone can see – incl news of my novels, QVC deals, etc

www.debbieflint.com – sign up for newsletter. Writing, Back to You weekly Blog, TTFLS tab etc

 

Other News –

-          Ditch the Diet Myths - one person's parallel journey to mine - including other reading suggestions - click here for the full Telegraph article.

 

Check out the archives BOTTOM LEFT OF THIS PAGE – see previous editions of this weekly well being blog including previous webchat Q&A transcripts with QVC faces.

Back to You If you’re a Back to You fan, even though the series is over don’t worry! The support system continues with over 2800 members now, on our Back to You QVC facebook group, and also here of course. And who knows, maybe there’ll be another series later in the year – the 4th!

Make 2015 the year you do things completely differently than ever before – starting with considering this book – ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet’  from QVC, or from Amazon if it’s sold out – as the game-changer.

Have a fab week!

Best wishes

Debs

X

Ps – Link to all my books – www.debbieflint.co.uk/writer

Follow me @debbieflint

 

 

The Monday Essay – What Makes Freedom Eating different?

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet

 

See more about the book on my TTFLS page . And below.

Go here to find out more about it and why Freedom Eating is such a good idea!

Testimonials from this week on Facebook -

Pam Merrifield After many years struggling with my weight and trying every diet known to man and failing big time, I bought Debbie's book and it is such a life changer. A totally different, but sensible, way of looking at weight loss. Written in a friendly, conversational way by someone who has gone through the same issues and has come out the otherside. Having lost weight for the first time in ages I can't thank Debbie enough. X

26 January at 06:05 ·

 

Denise Large I was to be honest,not overweight.. Just felt a bit lumpy in places.. Menopause had kicked in ... Not feeling like me... Tried counting cals .. Didn't want to sit with others at a group... Downloaded the book..... Felt at ease with the author (Debbie Flint) and have lost over 8lbs. Don't want to be a skinny minny. Just want to be me .... Get the book x

26 January at 11:02 ·

 

Jacqueline Jackson TTFLS gives you a change in perspective that you don't get with diet clubs, you learn to listen to your body and just feel normal again. x

26 January at 08:10 ·

 

Wendy Payne Fab book (reading it in Kindle app). Very motivational and so far so good. Debbie you're an angel hun x

26 January at 08:28 ·

 

Lorri Vick Freedom eating was so new to me and took a while to fully understand it but it works! For first time in my life I am giving up sugar and it has opened my eyes to understanding hunger, dehydration etc and its written in a way everyone can understand - xx

26 January at 08:29 ·

 

Sara Brown Had been reading the book for two weeks when people started commenting Id lost weight and asking which diet I was on. Proud to say I wasn't on a traditional weight loss money making diet but just changing and learning about what my eating habits were

26 January at 08:49 ·

 

Sue Davies This book makes total sense. Do what your body tells you. I used to think I was really hungry when I woke but it was dehydration. Drinking water has made such a different. This book has a really sensible approach to longterm wellbeing.

26 January at 08:51 ·

 

Jane Dearman The book made me view food in a totally different way. I've been listening to what my body is asking for. The result - I lost eight pounds in two weeks.

26 January at 11:08 ·

 

Nile Bourne This is not another diet book - it's about your attitude to food - I now look at food as fuel not a mood enhancer - if you yoyo diet read it

26 January at 12:07

 

Anne Keating Debbie - … wish you all the luck in the world. You deserve it. Your book has turned my life around. Not only has it changed my attitude to food, it has also helped me to lose weight - a stone since November by using your book in conjunction with a conventional slimming club - and the Bodyblade. So not only am I losing weight, I'm toning up as the same time. I'm on holiday at the mo and I have your book and the Bodyblade with me so I can dip into the book as well as the sea! And the BB bent to fit into my medium suitcase so I didn't have to stop my beach workout except this time I have my own beach to exercise on! I wish everyone knew that conventional dieting isn't the long term answer - but freedom eating is! No more failed diets! Good luck. Anne. xx

26 January at 12:56 ·

 

Paula Jane Baker-Price Good luck Debbie and thanks for all your help and support. My aha moment came reading your book and I have conquered my food demons x

26 January at 14:41 ·

 

Nicky Crane TTFLS has changed my view on food I feel I have been released from food prison with 6 common sense, easy, manageable steps. It's lead to a new healthier me and I do not feel restricted best bit because I know I can have naughty food I don't want it, It takes a while to get to know your body but well worth it the best things in life take time. Can't thank you enough Debbie. ..Good luck for later we are all behind you and very grateful for your inspiration, motivation and continued support xx

26 January at 14:46 ·

 

Lesley Young Made me think about why I am ffat so that I can break my habits. A serious thoughtful book that is changing my life… I have lost two pounds this week so that’s five in total, in a fortnight. 26 January at 15:30 ·

 

Elizabeth Gray Good luck for tonight Debbie best thing about this regime for me is nothing is banned and I find that I don't crave things because I can have what I want when I want when im hungry and I don't think / obsess about food your book points you in the right direction for support and is written by a wonderful lady who knows what it's like to not be the perfect size at all times don't weigh myself -banished the scales but lost 3.5 4 inches off my waist up to now so steady away toning up with body blade cos easy and quick xx

26 January at 17:01 ·

 

Tracy McCann Hi Debs I've been dipping in and out of your book whilst keeping a food diary and doing exercise whilst controlling my calories and now the weight is starting to come off. Today I had a break through because of your book. I'm a comfort eater and always turn to chocolate/crisps/cakes and I can never resist when going round the supermarket - not today, my mind was clear and the old feelings that used to make me put all the junk in my trolley just weren't there. Thank you Debbie even though it's early days and I get the occasional craving; I no longer feel like a slave to food and am learning that the cravings pass and I'm in control of me and what goes in my body  xx

26 January at 17:46 ·

 

Chloe Hillier Debbie's book has enabled me to have a positive attitude towards food! It's great not feeling restricted or deprived of certain foods - which I always felt when using other diets! Freedom eating has helped me to overcome my emotional eating habits and really listen to my body's cues of hunger, satisfaction and dehydration. Plus I've managed to lose 5 stone in a year by embracing freedom eating and exercising! Xxx

26 January at 18:40 ·

 

Emily Curtis Ttfls has given me back my body and energy and I've made loads of new friends on facebook I have given up the devil in disguise SUGAR and I feel fabulous its all happened since I watched the btu shows in January 2014 and listened to Debbie Flint and freedom eating I haven't looked back since then and feel so much better Debbie is a marvellous genius of a woman and deserves some medals for all she has done for me and all the other group members going to miss the shows but will keep in touch online forever plus ive told Debbie we need more steamy novels lol!!! Love to everyone watching tonight Emily xx

26 January at 21:33 ·

 

Debbie Flint Thanks everyone! Fab input, you do me proud!! X

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