Remember back as a kid when you point blank refused to eat certain foods at the table?

And you were always threatened with the same line from your oldies:

“You’re not leaving this table until you eat everything on your plate!” 

or the clincher “You’re not getting any desert until your plate is clean!”

That got me every time.

And now to prove that parenthood is a payback for every shit thing you did as a kid I’m having the same battles now with Emily who sometimes decides to make meal time an absolute punish.

Truth be told, she’s normally pretty good so I can’t complain.

But some foods.

Man oh man…

Anyways, I came across this report yesterday that says it might not actually be your fault – or your kids fault – if they don’t like particular foods.

Apparently there’s a gene that determines what bitter foods we like.

And supposedly 25% of the population have it – making bitter foods taste really really bad.

Or so says some smart guy in a lab coat.

Might explain why even the smell of vegemite makes me dry retch.

That stuff could kill a dog.

True story.

But Emily loves it.

Definitely an interesting point.

Maybe we weren’t just being little shits after all?

Anyways, the point of all of this is to let you know that my cookbooks arrived today.

There’s plenty of recipes in there (41) to be exact,

that’ll suit any tastes.

Whether you have this so called bitter gene or not.

There’s breakfast options, snack options, lunch and dinners.

All designed to help you actually enjoy great tasting food while you’re dropping the kgs.

And stuff that not only tastes pretty damn good, but even a kitchen novice like me can make.

All in 20 mins or less.

For the first time ever I’ve got some hard copies printed – to complement the 3 Day Detox Diet that went hard copy in December.

And if you want one, you’ve just gotta come and join Team DPM.

Want to know how you can be a part of our small groups?

Pick a group from the list below and follow the link underneath to get started 


** Mon/Wed @ Lilyfield 5:40-6:40am

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** Saturday at Observatory Hill 8-9am

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PS – current DPMers you get one free if you want – just let me know and I’ll bring it next time I see you


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