My Weight Loss Journey So Far

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Hello! I’m Alice, and I love Disney, musicals, art, and tea.

I also love food. I always seem to be preparing something or drooling over the menus of my favourite restaurants, and I get so much joy from creating a recipe and seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they eat it. I’m also a Slimming World member, but this doesn’t necessarily define the food I make – I want to create delicious and healthy recipes that everyone will love, but that just so happen to be Slimming World friendly!

I’m originally from the North East of England, and grew up in the small market town of Morpeth in Northumberland. I moved to Brighton in 2010 to study English Language and Linguistics at university, and fell in love with the city. I now live in a cosy little

flat with my gorgeous girlfriend Helen, and am studying towards a diploma in Interior Design whilst also working for Harvey Maria – a fabulous designer flooring company that I love being part of.

I’ve always struggled with my weight, and I remember reading somewhere that Brighton was the ‘skinniest’ city in the UK (what does that even mean?), so naturally I assumed that I’d be practically supermodel material within a month of moving here. Much to my surprise, that wasn’t the case – although I did enjoy learning to cook for myself, and even managed to lose a bit of weight during uni. More recently, I’ve really focussed on eating healthily and have found that Slimming World works wonders for me, managing to lose just over 1.5 stone in 5 months. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m determined to get there!

I’ve decided to start ‘A Spoonful of Sweetener’ because I know how difficult it can be to eat healthily, and that it’s about 10 times as hard when you’re trying to do it on a budget. You’ll find a mixture of original recipes, recommendations and tips for making other recipes healthier, as well as weekly meal plans to help you to cut down on food waste and hopefully save money. Ironically, you’ll probably notice that I hardly ever use sweetener at all. The fact that it fizzes when I put it into my coffee actually kind of terrifies me – I’m pretty sure it can’t be good for you!

If you’d like to get in touch, I’m on Twitter and Instagram, and my e-mail address is You can also leave a comment on here, which would make me REALLY happy. 🙂

Happy cooking!

Lots of love,

Alice x

July 8, 2015
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  • Reply Jan Wilkinson

    Hi Alice … I am looking forward to reading your blog and getting ideas for recipes 🙂 … you have done so well with slimming world 🙂 X

    July 8, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply Alice

      Ahhh, thanks! I will be posting the first recipe tonight 🙂 xxx

      July 8, 2015 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Annie

    Hey sweet! Newbie here too! Love the blog – so yummy!!I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for veggi posts! Good luck with the healthy eating xx

    July 11, 2015 at 7:11 pm
    • Reply Alice

      Aww, thank you! I will be doing loads more posts and yummy recipes – check out the butternut squash quiche I posted recently. It has bacon in it, but you could easily take that out and it would still be delicious 🙂

      July 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

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