I am not a qualified nutritionist or dietician, I am a fulltime working mum and wife in my 40's. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with my husband Robbie and two children. I am a normal person who discovered something amazing and wrote a book about it to share my journey. I've struggled with weigh loss and maintaining my weight loss for most of my life. Finally I have it under control. Weight for me has always been a big part of my life, always there at functions, family events and life's highs and lows. I've tried to never let it consume me but weight has always been my shadow lurking in front of me, now that shadow is behind me, still there but out of sight. Weight will always be a part of my life, but now (for me) its in a positive light, I am a much happier and healthier me. Recipes by Leigh Brown.