My name is Sam Rice, I'm 52 years old, originally from London, now living in Bath having spent eight years in Bali and Singapore. My career so far has taken me from management consultant and travel business owner, to wine expert and for the last 10 years, food and health writer. As I sit here at my desk 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.
I then wrote The Midlife Method: How to Lose Weight and Feel Great After 40 as a way to help midlife women manage their weight in a healthy way, both physically and psychologically. It spawned this blog and website, which has been a great joy to write and hopefully a useful resource for you.
My new book Supercharge Your Diet: Ten Easy Ways to Get Everything You Need from Your Food, is out now and I'm hoping it is the next step on your path to good nutrition and making friends with food! After all, diet culture can really mess with your head, and your waistline!
I hope you enjoy the site, please subscribe and stay in touch, I'd love to know how you are getting on.