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With a hectic work life, Margaret had let her diet slip into the unhealthy zone. A breast cancer diagnosis in 2011 led to a total overhaul of her lifestyle

‘Cancer was my motivation to stay on track’


DURING MY LATE 20S and early 30s I was healthy, fit and well. But once I got married and had my two children I started to get ‘comfortable’. As a result my weight increased to 14st soon after having my second child.

Life became hectic as I started travelling with work, so the weight continued to creep up. I didn’t have an interest in or understanding of my food choices at the time. I wasn’t eating junk food but my diet was very carb-heavy (lots of potatoes and bread) plus butter, jam, creamy sauces, cheese and quick grab-and-go cereals.

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Is your marriage making you fat? We reveal how to dodge those happy-couple fat traps for the sake of your waistline. Find out how to eat well to avoid inflammation, the best foods to fuel your workout and need-to-know tips and recipes for your dairy-free storecupboard. Plus: warming soups to curl up with, healthy Indian curry swaps for Friday night and two Sunday roasts go head-to-head on nutrition. Find it all in November’s Healthy Food Guide.