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Back in Shape Target

  11st ½lb / BMI 24.93

Ideal Target Weight

 • 10st / BMI 22.59

Current Weight

 • 10st 12lbs / BMI 24.53

Start Weight

 • 13st 4.½lbs / BMI 30.10

Weight Loss So Far...     [+]

 • 2st 6.½lbs (or 34.½lbs)

Quick Tips & Tricks

Eat little and often - many smaller meals will keep your metabolism and blood sugars up.

Last updated: October 14th, 2011  
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Recipes: the tasty way to get "Back in Shape"

While I'm getting "Back in Shape", I'll be listing some of the tasty, yet low calorie, meals and recipes that I enjoy below.

Feel free to leave a comment about any of the provided recipes or share your own variations. If you have a fantastic new recipe to recommend, you can also contact me through the main website contact form.

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Squash Tart with Creamy Chicken and Mushroom (October 14th, 2011)
Summary: A light and creamy alternative to a pie-crust tart, using roast squash. Rich and tasty with an aniseed flourish.

Homemade Pizza Bread with Fresh Basil and Mozzerella (June 28th, 2011)
Summary: Enjoy this low-fat alternative to THE original fast-food - love that melty cheese and all those fresh flavours!

Cheesy Chili Tuna with Tomato and Basil Salad (June 20th, 2011)
Summary: Two types of refreshing summer salad; one cheesy, smooth and hot, the other bursting with basily freshness.

Piri-Piri Turkey and Rice with Yogurt (June 15th, 2011)
Summary: A striking juxtaposition of hot piri-piri spiced turkey and rice with cooling low-fat natural yogurt.

Smoked Haddock with Sweet Potato and Green Beans (June 6th, 2011)
Summary: This hearty fish dinner is both smokey and sweet - and pretty colourful to boot!

Mum's Chicken Dinner with Thyme Gravy

Published: May 26th, 2011 / Last updated: January 1st, 1970

Serves 2 / Calories per serving = 400 approx


  • chicken dinner with thyme gravy2 medium skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 4 small Jersey Royal potatoes (200g), scrubbed and cut into chunks
    (any other small potato is fine though)
  • 2 handfuls of fine green beans, trimmed
  • 2 handfuls of chantenay carrots
  • 2 handfuls of garden peas
  • 2 rounded teaspoons of Bisto gravy granules + 100ml boiling water
  • a pinch of thyme


  1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5 / 190 C.
  2. Wrap the chicken breasts loosely in foil, place on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Simmer the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 15-18 minutes, until cooked through.
  4. Simmer the green beans and carrots in a 2nd saucepan of boiling water for 10-12 minutes, until softened slightly.
  5. Add the peas to the pan of veg and simmer for 8-10 minutes. All veg should be timed to finished cooking together.
  6. With a minute to go, make 100ml of instant gravy as directed on the packaging, adding the thyme and stirring well.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and unwrap and strain all the veg before serving with the gravy.

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Past visitors have left the following comments:

Karen, 21 May 2011

Loving the yogurt and strawberry crunch!!!

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