My name is Sam Rice, I'm 50 years old, originally from London, now living in Singapore with my husband and 13 year old daughter. My son has recently returned to the UK to go to university, so I'm now a (partial) empty-nester!
My career so far has taken me from management consultant and travel business owner, to wine expert and for the last 7 years, food and health writer. As I sit here at my desk in Singapore I know I have an awful lot to be thankful for. Of course life has lobbed a few grenades my way; my father died in 2008 from a sudden heart attack aged just 59, and tragically my youngest brother Ben died four years later at 27, from complications arising from type-1 diabetes.
I was in my early forties when it dawned on me that my genetic heritage combined with a lack of attention to my general health was not exactly a recipe for longevity. When Ben died I decided that I owed it to him to look after my health as he has been so tragically robbed of his. I knew that what I ate was fundamental to my future health, I wanted to improve my relationship with food and so I set about doing so.
The culmination of my food awakening was the publication in 2017 of The Midlife Kitchen: Health-Boosting Recipes for Midlife & Beyond the Sunday Times best-selling cookbook I co-wrote with my good friend and award-winning journalist Mimi Spencer. Being a published food writer is not something I thought I would achieve in my lifetime but it just goes to show, you never know what's around the corner.
My new book The Midlife Method: How to Lose Weight and Feel Great After 40 is due for release at the end of 2020. I have created this website as a resource to accompany the book - for more recipes, tips and healthy living inspiration to help stay fit, lean and healthy in midlife.
I hope you enjoy the site, please subscribe, get involved in the forum and stay in touch, I'd love to know how you are getting on.