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Countdown to one month Freedom Eating programme

Not long to go now! Have you been helping your body help itself by cutting back on sugar? if not, why not start doing so, as opposed to stuffing as much as you can before the 'diet' begins? Because if that's what you've been doing, you're only punishing yourself! Isn't it time to try breaking free?

Freedom Eating for those who don't know, is the lifestyle system of listening to your body and reclaiming your birthright to be slim. I know it sounds cliched but it's totally true - in my books, Freedom Eating will help you unlearn all the social conditioning that resulted in your current antipathy towards dieting, addiction to sugar and pattern of putting on more weight every single time you diet. For those who want to know more, click on the links below and read the reviews, and the feedback on facebook groups and pages too. Or read the books!

I'm planning a week by week programme guiding newcomers through what to do , step by step, if you love to be led. it will begin the end of March after Easter. If you're going to have sugar, at least do it the freedom eating way. 

Anatomy of a Binge.

This was one of the most controversial chapters in my original book, reproduced in full in Book 2.0. In it, I list all the foods I ate in one 12 hour period - some people would never believe it. Yet others amongst you would say 'is that all?' Read it and see how you compare, if you've ever been - or still are - a binger. It's quite scary really, because getting to satisfied then saving the rest till later is one of the most liberating experiences ever. And it only took me 37 years to discover it. Yes I grew up amongst a family where nanny would sit forcing the rest of her dinner down her, and was from the generation who told each other 'you've done well' if they finished a heaped plate. Mum did some of that too. So it was a total relief to find out it wasn't how we were evolved to be. Stopping at satisfied is about a fistful of food each time - but wait a few hours and you'll be hungry enough again (6 on the hunger scale) to have the rest. There's no 'you can't' only 'listen to your body.' And that's why this system worked for me and so many others, and works where others fail. Because it proves we are human.

Guises of Freedom Eater

Another innovation is acknowledging that there's no one-size fits all. In Book 3.0 (2016) I identify six types of Freedom Eater - many of whom were inspired by the posts I was reading over the last two years on Facebook group 'till the Fat Lady Slims' (come join us). Which will you be? Do let me know.

Preparing for the One Month Freedom Eating Programme

Previous blogs have helped by indicating how gut bacteria may be helping to create problems in your attempts at dieting - do use the archive below left, and catch up. Then do kindly read through at least parts one and two of Book 2.0. If you'd like a teaser before you buy, remember amazon do a free 'look inside'.

Also you can go back over 155 Tips of the Day on the Facebook PAGE - public access. And join me on mmy '20lb in 2016 event page on Facebook if you'd like to be counted and register your intent to take part  just by clicking 'going' here.

More next week.


Webchats –

Lovely Axel Ruth from Flora Mare was our webchat guest doing the Q&A on Back to You QVC facebook group this week on Mondays 8-9pm. Join the group if you haven’t already and read his Q&A here.

Bruce Bodyblade was present again for his on Bodyblade QVC facebook group giving superb advice about this brilliant fitness device. More here (join first).



Other news –

-          Is fermented food a recipe for good gut health ?

The answer is yes! Even the BBC is spreading the word. Yay. Lots of basic info in this article for those who are curious. And don't forget the best thing to do is to listen to your own body as it will tell you what is the most effective. Look at your own ceases and follow the Bristol scale of what looks like A perfect poo. But do you start getting some of this stuff into your body. They should have also mentioned about what not to eat though because nothing will overcome a diet rich in sugars and processed rubbish or someone taking antibiotics over and over again and wondering why they has a dodgy tummy. Good info here thank you Garry X


-          8 anti-inflammatory ingredients to eat now

Another interesting take on why omega three is good for you. It's listed in these ingredients and lovely Joe tells us why :-) anyone tried any recipes with the other things he mentions in detail on this article? X


-          Drinking water could aid weight loss

On average, people who drank between one and three cups of water more than usual consumed 5-18 grams less sugar and decreased their cholesterol consumption by 7-21 grams daily.

Researchers said that it didn't matter whether the water consumed was through a drinking fountain, tap or bottle. It all had the same impact.

Have a great week!

Do look back through the archives if you’d like to see some of the weekly ‘Monday Essay’s I wrote when Back to You first began. From Omega 3 to Miso soup to Shitake Mushrooms to meditation, the topics are many and varied and help get to grips with some of the current scientific thinking about health.




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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


ps my new book is out! go here to find out more about Take a Chance on Me! (Was Hawaiian Affair, now published through Choc Lit publisher!) 



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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 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 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 




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