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Talk it over: Food for thought

Bad eating habits and snacking are constant risks for home writers, so make sure you stay healthy in body and mind with advice from Jane Wenham-Jones

I have recently given up an office job and begun working from home. This has many advantages, as all freelancers will know, not least that it has given me more time to try to finish my novel. However, since my paid work also involves writing – often to tight deadlines – I find I am spending long hours welded to my computer and seem to survive on sweet stuff and snack food at my desk rather than having time to eat proper meals. As a result, I am finding I am tired all the time and also several pounds heavier. Several women at my writing group admitted cheerfully that they’d put on lots of weight while writing their books – I really do not want this to happen to me! But when I am on a roll, I just have to keep going and can’t stop to start cooking. What do other writers do about eating healthily while still getting the words down?

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