Posts tagged ‘Weight Loss’



This soup I found in one of Patrick Holford’s books.

Patrick designed this soup to help his wife get over a virus.  It is now a renowned health tonic by his readers!  It is incredibly rich in vitamin E and beta-carotine as well as anti-inflamatories from onion, garlic, ginger and tumeric.  The coconut milk is a saturated fat which is not stored as fat in the body but used as energy.

I like it because it is very quick to cook and extremely nutritious!

I changed this recipe slightly by adding a whole chilli to give it an extra kick and speed up the metabolism.   Adding red lentils to give it that extra protein.  You could add chicken too. Adding courgette because I had one to use in the fridge.   Soups are always a good way to use up any vegetables you may have.

Serves 2-3

1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil

½ red onion, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 large carrot or 2 small-mediums ones, peeled and chopped

1 large sweet potato or 2 small-mediums ones, peeled and chopped to the same size as the carrot to ensure even cooking

1 heaped tsp grated fresh root ginger

¼ tsp turmeric

2 tsp Marigold reduced salt vegetable bouillion powder

1 red pepper, diced

75ml (2 fl oz) coconut milk

1.    Heat oil in pan and gently sauté onion and garlic for a few minutes.

2.    Add carrot, sweet potato, ginger, turmeric and bouillon powder and just  cover with boiling water and bring to the boil.

3.     Cover and simmer for 15 minutes

4.    Add red pepper and coconut milk, then blend until smooth.

This recipe is one of many that can be found in my 6 week online diet and tone programme.



Are you fed up of counting calories and counting points only to find you lose a few pounds then pile it all back on again?

Hi Davina,

This has taught me a better way of eating. I have much more energy than before I even get up before the alarm now instead of snoozing a few times. Great menus and the flavouring on my food now is very tasty making you want to cook healthy food, plan your week so when you are busy you can still eat healthy which is when you need more energy too. Everyone should do this course look how fit and healthy Davina is you don’t even have to diet just eat healthy and the weight will naturally come off great start to 2013 . Thank you Davina xx

This could be you….

Learn how to choose the right foods to eat for fat loss and without leaving you feeling hungry?

Ditch that sugar craving?  Feel less bloated and more energised?

It’s easy….with my Revitalise programme

There are tons of easy recipes to choose from suitable for the whole family.  I understand with the busy lifestyles we lead we haven’t always got time to spend ages cooking.

I will help you become more organised with your weekly food diaries and exercise plans.

Although this is an online programme you are not on your own.  You will have my unlimited support and there is also a secret facebook page where you can share your own recipe ideas and experiences and also find lots of recipe ideas.

All you need to do is give it 100% commitment

By completing a weekly food crib sheet I can guide you in the right direction to a healthier lifestyle.

By the end of the 6 weeks you should have learned new lifestyle habits.

What have you got to lose?  Get yourself signed up for the next programme.