Treat your body right
I love trying new things, and recently braved a dawn dip, naked, with 2000 other people in order to celebrate the winter solstice! It certainly wasn’t my usual Friday morning but it was completely exhilarating (and yes, cold – the water was 10°C) and I’m already looking forward to next year’s swim.
One of the aspects I enjoyed was being reminded that people really do come in all shapes and sizes and that nobody has the “perfect” body; we just need to have the right body for us.
If you’re keen to look after your body (and I can’t think of a good reason you wouldn’t be), we’ve got loads of recipes and articles to get you on the right track. Turn to page 104 for tips on how to take control if you’ve just been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or page 100 for a game plan on staying positive after a type 2 diagnosis. Losing just a small amount of weight (experts say 5-7 per cent) will make a difference, and we have 10 must-know tips to start your weight-loss journey (page 110).
You’ll need some delicious fuel to look after that body of yours, so make weeknights easy with our yummy traybakes (hello, nachos!), stay warm with super-powered soups or, if the tiramisu chocolate cake roll on our cover is calling your name, head straight to page 74 and start cooking!
We love hearing from you, so let us know how you like looking after your body – after all, we only get one!