• Below the Line 2015: Roundup and Final Thoughts

    The food I suppose I should start with low points. I got pretty tired pretty quick of banana ‘spread’ on white toast after just two goes. Hence on the last day I was scheduled to have it, I switched a few bits around and had an egg sandwich instead. Much better. I think it was […]

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  • Below the Line 2015: Day 5

    Ah, the finish line. It’s so close I can practically taste it. It tastes like apples and protein bars and overnight oats… and squash. And coffee. My God I’m spoilt. To the point where I’ve got 13p left and I’ve decided to spend 10p tonight on a Flump. Sort of sorry, sort of not. An […]

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  • Below the Line 2015: Day 4

    Day 4 bought on a right old grump. I’ll admit that freely. The headache, the lack of my beloved squash and the deepening realisation of just how fortunate I am to be so used to such things like squash (for goodness sake) that I get grumpy when they’re taken away. I don’t want to get preachy or […]

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  • Below the Line Recipe: Squash & Pineapple Curry

    Curry is another go-to in general. Nothing authentic about the curry’s I make, true, but they’re a good way to use up veg or have a quick and healthy meal without having to resort to a (gasp) ready meal. Admittedly the pineapple is a bit random, but I needed to ‘bulk’ out the meal to […]

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  • Below the Line 2015: Day 3

    Ah, the headache. It’s become an ever-present dull ache. I’m not sure what it’s from, perhaps a nutrient deficiency? I’m used to eating a lot more protein than I’m getting. Or maybe it’s withdrawal from sugar and or caffeine… either way I’m fed up of the headache. It’s making me very grumpy! I managed to make […]

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  • Below the Line Recipe: Souper Cheap Squash Soup

    Soup has long been a go-to for me. There’s nothing a bowl of something packed full of vegetables won’t cure – and as soon as I signed up to the Below the Line challenge, I knew there would be soup involved in my 5 days. This recipe really does 4 portions, but if you have […]

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  • Below the Line 2015: Day 2

    Thankfully today was better. I woke up with my headache not gone, but not as bad. Still, not enough energy to hit the gym which worries me. It’s only been a day and my energy levels are shot! Still, since I was up I decided to hit work early again and try for an evening […]

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  • Below the Line 2015: Day 1

    Monday’s are always a chore for me personally. Sometimes I wake up with some energy and hit the gym… today wasn’t one of those days. Nerves about the challenge had the fingers wrapped around my brain and my stomach! Instead I decided to eat my first meal of the challenge and head in to work for […]

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  • Below the Line 2015: Preparation and Lists

    Tomorrow I start Day One of my Live Below the Line challenge, trying to raise awareness for billions of people living in poverty. For five days, I have five pounds to feed myself all meals and any drinks other than tap water – given the salad I bought from Pret a Manger yesterday was over […]

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