I see you.
I see you, feeling like maybe it's too late, you're too old ... mourning the body you didn't appreciate when you were younger.
Wondering if actually, maybe you'll never in your life be happy and comfortable in your skin.
As we were as children when we and our bodies were one - when our life was a physical one and we climbed trees and played and ate and ran and slept and did it all so easily.
Wondering if it's now inevitable.
Is it too late? Is this just how it is?
We've been having good lives, eating good food and yes, over the years, putting on the weight.
And now ... it feels like maybe it's too late. That this will keep happening, and maybe that's just how it is.
It's inevitable ...
I'm here to say I see you.
I was exactly the same. I was scared, actually, really scared that it was too late and that not only would I not be able to lose the weight and feel happy again in my body, but in fact the weight would now just keep creeping on.
And I'm here to say NO, that's not true.
Not only that, but that when I made the decision to face the facts, get on the scales - and then the decision that I WAS going to lose the weight?
Well, you might not believe me when I said after that it was easy.
But it was.
The hard bit, the really scary bit, was that decision ... the decision not to keep letting it creep on, not to keep hiding from it but to come out and SAY IT.
I'm unhappy at this size.
I don't feel at one in my skin.
After that ... it was easy.
I felt back in control - and that's a huge thing.
And I saw results fast - tiny results, sure, but results - and that's so motivating.
I didn't want to go on a diet, not me who loves cooking and food.
I realised I could create my own - that all these years of cooking and of reading and studying cooking and nutrition ... I don't know why I didn't think of it before.
And that's how the Tiniest Thai diet (named after my supperclub, The Tiniest Thai in London) - based on easy principles of a Thai-inspired way of eating came about.
It's for us.
Women probably in their forties or fifties, who love cooking and eating ... who would never want to go on a restrictive, bland, temporary 'diet' (again).
This time, something changed in me - and in those who've joined the Thai Diet Revolution - and I've lost the weight for ever - and somehow, slowly, at last changed my relationship with food and eating forever.
In a way that means I still love both food and eating.
So, I see you.
And I believe in you and know you can do this too.
If you choose.