Rosie Peters

name Lose Fat Get Fit. Be happy in your own skin. What do I know that you need to know & how did I get to learn it?

My name is Rosie Peters. Actually, it's not - that's my pen name. I've used it over the last 10 years for the educational textbooks I have written in Australia. It's a combination of the names of my older dog and my long deceased cat. Rosie the dog and Peter cat. I could have made up a name around my older and younger dog, but Rosie Jed doesn't work and Jed Rose is a nice strong man's name and I'm not a nice strong man, although I am big boned for a woman.

Anyway, I (who shall hereinafter be known as Rosie Peters) live on the far east coast of Northern New South Wales, Australia - just south of Byron Bay, with my husband and 2 dogs. This context explains my inability to spell words like fibre and yoghurt in the American way.

I was a skinny child in a fat family and despite my parents' best efforts, did not take on the family trait of being overweight because I spent an inordinate amount of time riding my push bike against the coastal headwinds looking for horses to pat.

My mother was a dreadful cook (burnt meat and overcooked 3 veg every night), so I had little interest in food quality, except for the sugar hit of cakes, lollies and biscuits that my exercise wore off pretty quickly. Don't get me wrong, I ate like a pit pony.

Throughout my adult life, I have been up and down in weight and fitness according to my level of happiness, alcohol intake, physical activity and attention to what I ate. During this time, I did learn to cook well; largely due to the fact that I married a European man who, while he would eat any variety of food, refused to eat or cook anything that did not taste good.

When I put weight, I would eat sensibly and exercise happily till I lost the kilos, then get back into the blue cheese, red wine, beer, chocolates and sedentary lifestyle until I replaced all my old fat plus some to spare.

Three years ago, I was 14kg overweight, on the cusp of obesity. It could have gone either way, but I bit the bullet. Like many people entering their forties, I turned around my lifestyle and now maintain a fit, healthy body.

I write because I love to write. I write about diet and fitness because I know about these things. I believe if I encourage and advise people in a humorous but hard hitting combination, they may embark on their own healthy diet and exercise journey for life. Anyone can do it, but you have to really want it.

Diet and Exercise Tips For the Mesomorph Body Type

02nd September 2008
A mesomorph is born with a particular body type, inherited from the most dominant traits you've picked up from your family. If you tend to put on fat somewhat less readily than you put on muscle, you are probably a mesomorph. This somatotype is known to b... Read >

Are You an Endomorph? Here's How to Eat and Exercise to Look and Feel Your Best

02nd September 2008
Are you an endomorph? Here's how you tell. If you tend to be rounded, medium to big boned, short limbed and find it hard to take off fat, you are an endomorph. Very few people are entirely true to one body shape, but if you are apple shaped (carrying m... Read >