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Karen McBride rock photographer and her diet raising funds for Cancer Research

Karen McBride is a rock photographer based in Manchester. She has worked with many famous artists including the Scissor Sisters, Robbie Williams, the Ting Tings. In autumn 2009 she decided to go on a diet, both for health reasons and to look better. To ensure the diet would be a success, she decided on a three point plan. Read on and listen to the audio interview to find out more.

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Karen McBride is a Manchester-based rock photographer who has worked with many famous artists.

Karen McBride in a friend's garden autumn 2009

In autumn 2009 she decided to go on a diet.

Many people who try to go on a diet fail to meet their target and give up, so to ensure the diet would be a success she decided on a three point plan:

First she would use the diet to raise money for a charity. The charity she chose was Cancer Research. She reckoned that people would be more likely to support her by donating money rather than trying to tempt her to eat fattening food.

Second she joined a dieting group, Slimming World. Members of Slimming World go to weekly meetings where they are given help and encouragement. They are also weighed on a regular basis so they can monitor their progress.

Third she resolved to have a very special photograph taken of her once she had achieved her target.

After five weeks dieting she was starting losing weight but how much? How much weight does she want to lose and over what time period?

Listen to the audio interview to find out more about more Karen McBride and her fund-raising diet.

Will she achieve her goal? How much money will she raise for Cancer Research? How is she going to look in the photograph? Keep track of her progress at karenmcbride.wordpress.com.

Written by Aidan O'Rourke
Posted/Updated 2009-12-08

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O'Rourke has been active in photography and online media since 1995. He has documented the development of the local area in his Eyewitness website (1997-2005) and as a contributor to books, publications and the Manchester Evening News. He runs his Eyewitness photography walks in Manchester, Liverpool and other locations. He offers one-to-one tuition in Photography and Languages. He is a high-level speaker of German and can offer photography walks and tours through the medium of German. Visit www.aidan.co.uk

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