People have asked me what I have been doing to lose weight. My response is pretty standard. There are no secrets. I’m just trying to eat less. I haven’t even exercised that much (that’s changing now though!). It’s just in what I consume. 

I’ll go into more detail about my diet throughout the course of the year – it’s one thing I wish I did when I lost 21 kilos back in 2011. However, today I just want to share one of my favourite diet recipes with you. I usually make a big pot of soup on weekends and it serves as my dinner over a couple of evenings. 

Curry carrot soup

Makes 12 cups – Approx 64 calories per cup


  • 2 small onions
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic (or fresh, to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1.6 kilo carrots
  • 4 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 2L water 


  • Sautée onions and garlic in oil. If you want to be healthier, use water instead of oil!
  • Add curry power and cook until fragrant
  • Add sliced carrots, stick powder and water. 
  • Bring to the boil, then allow to simmer for an hour or so – until the vegetables are tender. Leave the lid off so the water can evaporate a bit.
  • Allow the soup to cool, then blitz it in your blender or with a stab blender. 
  • Serve with salt and pepper to taste. 

Soup is so good! A huge part of my diet is soup.

Enjoy this one x