Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I love to write. It is a very rewarding and relaxing exercise. I would be completely lost if I could not read or write for a day. Writing and reading has become a part of life, I can’t do without. Fashion and Style Police allows me make a living, working from home and caring for my children. And it feeds my creative juice, which is amazing. It is really the best of all worlds!



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Having said that, my fitness life went downhill once I started working from home. Prior to working from home, I had a great fitness routine with my gym workouts and all. But once I popped my kids and started working from home full-time, it became a lot harder to find time for exercise. This time last year, I added a few pounds and felt so heavy. I struggled to get rid of the weight but I got there in the end. My body weight is now back to what it used to be and I am happy with it. I also feel lighter and more healthy, which is great.

Going for long walks really helped me lose the weight. I enjoy going for long walks, especially when I am alone. I like to admire nature, while listening to some good music and taking in the beauty that surrounds me and the freshness in the air. That is why I love my school runs. Since the kiddies started pre school, I get out of the house everyday and I also get to walk back and forth alone, in peace, which is great for my mind.


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My fitness live is going in the direction I need it to go. As a work-from-home mother, I have to consciously make an effort to stay fit. The GymCube website has been a massive help. The fitness videos are so useful and I find them easy to do at home. Good to know that the excess weight gained is all in the past. I didn’t gain a lot but I felt heavier and my clothes didn’t fit, so that was the cue I needed to get myself back in shape. I am happy with my current weight (I am a size UK 10 or 12 depending on where I shop). All that is needed now is to strengthen and define my body some more.

Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I see a lot of people both online and offline, who are actively promoting their unhealthy body weights. They act like it is ok to be massively underweight or overweight. If the weight is caused by a health related issue, that is completely different. However, if it is not, then something should be done about it.


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If you are truly happy with being overweight or underweight, that is fine but please stop promoting these unhealthy lifestyle on social media.  Being overweight/underweight is not cool and it is not healthy. Stop acting like it is! If you find yourself in such a situation, like I did a year ago, do something about it. If you are honestly happy with your size regardless of what it is, then stay quiet about it. The going back and forth on social media with trolls and fans alike is disturbing. You could be a giving a teenager struggling to lose or gain weight, a thumbs up for remaining the way she is. This is not OK.

This has been on my mind for some time now and I am glad I finally got my thoughts down. What do you think? Is being underweight or overweight now cool on online?





Fat Reduction Treatment – CoolSculpting

In my teenage years and early twenties, my weight was up and down a lot. I was never overweight, but I did battle with weight gain quite regularly. Back then, it was a “thing” to be curvy, so most of us actually went out of our way to put on some extra weight. So I know what it feels like to carry to feel a heavier than normal. I added weight as normal while pregnant with my twins, and I dropped the weight off quite quickly too, which was good. Only to add a bit more again some years. So I worked on my exercise and diet, and dropped it all off. The point I am trying to make is that I know all about being heavier than you would like, and I know many women and men struggle with being overweight. And that is why I am very happy to hear about this non surgical fat reduction treatment called CoolSculpting.


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CoolSculpting is a non surgical fat reduction treatment, that gets rid of stubborn exercise-and-diet-resistant fat. The treatment works by using controlled cooling to get rid of stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. It is an easy treatment with amazing results. The results are noticeable and lasting, and it is so popular at the moment.


Here are 3 CoolSculpting facts you need to remember, just incase you are considering this fat reduction treatment –

It is an easy fat reduction treatment with amazing results

The results are amazing. I watched the CoolSculpting Youtube video, and was blown away by how flat the patient’s tummy became. It was like magic.


No surgery required

This Fat Reduction Treatment is non invasive, has no downtime and only minimal discomfort. There is also no anaesthetic used.


Suitable for all skin types

CoolSculpting is suitable for all skin types. The treatment is suitable for the following areas –

  • Belly fat
  • Double chin
  • Flabby thighs
  • Love handles
  • Saggy bum
  • Back fat


If you struggling with excess body weight in any of these body parts, and you want to get the weight off, CoolSculpting may be the right treatment for you.


Have you heard of this fat reduction treatment before? What do you think? Please share your views (respectfully) in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.


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Product Review: Shrinking Violet Home Edition

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As you all know by now, I am still in the pursuit of getting back my pre-baby stomach, which means I am always on the lookout for ‘safe’ products to try out. So you can imagine my excitement when the guys at Shrinking Violet, also known as The Loss Leaders, got in touch. I was sent this Shrinking Violet Home Edition by Tibby Olivier, a worldwide leading beauty manufacturer, to try out some weeks ago and I finally got around to trying it.

I must confess, I was not expecting a miracle, not after going under the ice, and not achieving much from the treatment. I had no expectations, but was happy to try the kit out, since I won’t have to leave the comfort of my home.

The guys at Shrinking Violet Home Edition Kit say:

Shrinking Violet is an inch-loss system that has a clinical trial.
It can help reduce up to 14 inches based on our consumer tests. That inch-loss goes on for 72 hours following the treatment and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle those inches stay off.

How it works:

The Shrinking Violet Home Edition includes a Shrinking Violet Oil 200ml worth £75, a measuring cup worth £1.99, a tape measure worth £5.99, record cards and a Shrinky Suit. The total value of the home edition is £129.99.

To start the treatment, I measure the area to be treated using the tape measure, in this case my stomach, and take note of the measurements, I apply 25ml of oil and rub in properly, then popped the Shrinky Suit on, and set the timer on for an hour.

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Here are my thoughts on the product:


  1. I lost 2 inches! I took off the body suit once the hour was up. I massaged the oil left on the stomach and measured again, and realised I had lost 2 inches already. I was so shocked, I didn’t expect it to work to be honest. It was the easiest 2 inches I had ever lost in my life!
  2. I found the instructions clear and straight forward. Everything was written in black and white, like a little Dummies’ Guide.
  3. I love the fragrance of the body oil. It reminds me of a Spa, and how I am badly in need of a Spa Day.
  4. I like the fact that I could go about my business as normal wearing the Shrinky Suit. I didn’t have to sit still or anything. I was comfortable enough to carry on like I would have wearing my PJs.
  5. My sweat glands came alive in this Shrinky Suit. The Suit encourages perspiration and helps cleanse the body of toxins, which is great.
  6. It is a comfortable, painless and convenient way of removing inches in problem areas. The fact that this treatment can be carried out in the comfort of a home is a massive plus for me.


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  1. Some may find this product expensive as it is £129.99 for a monthly pack, and it is recommended you use if for at least 3 months to achieve maximum results. However, as it is a tried and tested product that actually works, it is worth every penny in my books.
  2. It could get really messy as you will be applying a lot of oil (25ml), so I advise you do this in a bathroom or something.



  1. I can’t shower, swim or exercise for the first 12 hours after the treatment, in order for the Shrinking Violet Oil to be absorbed completely.
  2. I need to drink a litre of water a day for the first 4 days after treatment, in order to flush out as many toxins as possible.


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I think this Shrinking Violet Home Edition is a smart invention. I am so sold on this product, I love everything about it and I see myself using this for the next couple of weeks, and I will be bringing you updates on Twitter so make sure you are following me on there, I am @fashionstylepol.

I recommend this product to anyone struggling to get rid of problem inches in certain areas. Try the Shrinking Violet Home Edition.

What are your thoughts? Have you tried this product before? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a great week.


*PR Samples included.

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