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Nights out in Oxford

Oxford is a lovely, lovely place. I have come to the conclusion of this after only being there a couple of times and both at night / late evening.

The people are different, and it’s definitely more friendly than some places you can visit.

The first time I visited, in December 2012, we were recommended The Living Room to eat at which is absolutely fabulous and probably some of the best food I’ve ever had to eat… in some of the most stylish surroundings. The waitress was hot, the food was hotter and there was live music (guitar and piano) afterwards in the bar area. The drinks they served were also top notch!

On asking the waitress where to go on to drink we were recommended Raoul’s Bar! This turned out to be rated ‘One of the top 50 bars on earth’ – Sunday Times 2012.

On my second visit for my Birthday last weekend, we were recommended Lola Lo’s by some very nice ladies in Raoul’s. (At least I think that’s where we ended up). Ultimately they know how do things properly! I would also highly recommend you try a Bourbon Street! Very tasty!

Both times we stayed at the Victoria Hotel, which is reasonably priced, considering that it’s a 25-30 minute walk from the centre.

I recommend you visit Oxford!

The Ultimate Diet Doesn’t Exist!

… So stop wasting all your money.

There are three things that you need to know.

  1. You are what you eat
  2. Eat less
  3. Move more

Want to lose weight, follow those steps.

If you’re looking for a tested and proven 100% free workout check out the following 5BX workout plan as used by the Royal Canadian Airforce: http://gregsadetsky.com/_files/5bx-plan.pdf

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Remember GDA for men is 2500 calories in total and 2000 for women. That’s including drinks. That is if you’re not already exercising, and is for day-to-day.

For your info a bottle of wine has 500, just to put that into perspective and for those people who don’t eat a lot but go through a bottle or two of wine and wonder why they put on weight. All alcohol has a high sugar level due to the fermentation process.  Then you get things like WKD where they add sugar but that’s another story.

Eat at least 5 fruit and veg a day and aim for 2litres of liquid, make most of it water and orange juice.

That’s all for now, no more excuses!

A blog about dieting!

I am 6ft 4″ or near as damn it, 32″ waist and 36″ leg. Current weight is 11st 4Lbs

It’s a load of bollocks! Pay money to lose weight, are you stark raving mad? This is an easy way to lose weight effectively – people have always said you are what you eat, right… so all you need to do is look at what you eat and what you do.

First things first, if you drink tea or coffee minimise the milk and sugar content. Two spoons of sugar max, preferably no milk, certainly in coffee. And you will drink at least 2Litres of water, I fill up a bottle and keep it chilled, I then pour glasses from that – your urine wants to be running clear (obviously harder for girls to check but work it out roughly).

Then you will eat breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day, more so than lunch or dinner and is the only meal that has to jump start you and help you keep going. Drink a glass of OJ with that if you can.

You will cut out all chocolate bars from your daily diet – completely unnecessary. You will also cut fizzy drinks and crisps. Yep, you heard it.

You will then walk, and not use any escalators or elevators. And if you’re able to walk to work, or ride a bike, do! You will park your car out of town and walk in etc.

If you get hungry in between Breakfast and Lunch and Lunch and Dinner you will eat fruit whether you like it or not. Try smoothies if you really can’t stand fruit at all. But no ice cream in there, use crushed ice! People will say it’s wrong, but I fight the hunger, I have lunch at either 12 or 1pm when I’m at work. If I’m hungry before that fight it, eat fruit, but not excessively.

You will try and go to bed at a reasonable time.

The biggest unknown quantity is alcohol. Beer, Wine, and Spirits has a phenomenal amount of sugar and calories in it – a bottle of wine has around 500 calories, so yes, you will have to cut down the amount you drink if you want to lose weight.

What’s the big deal?

Feel free to ask any questions.