From health to hashtags!


So many of you have kept an eye on my weight loss/healthy lifestyle progress and have been asking when you can get the book that I’ve achieved success with. Well, the wait is almost over. This Friday, on the morning show, Christianne Wolff will be joining us for the debut of The Body Rescue Plan.

For more information on the plan and how it’s helped me over the last six months please look at my last blog. Now, though, a little more about the lady herself!

  • A-list celebrity trainer and healer to the stars
  • First female columnist for Men’s Fitness magazine
  • Fitness and health writer to the national press
  • Owner of The Body Rescue fitness and wellbeing centre
  • Author of The Body Rescue Plan


She is lovely and down to earth. I was chatting with her the other day and asked her what she felt were the real differences between her plan and others out there.

  • it leaves no stone unturned because it deals with every aspect to losing weight through mindset, fitness, yoga, Pilates, nutrition and meditation
  • the Mindset chapter rids you of bad habits and helps you form new ones, and It comes with a mindset /meditation audio
  • comes with 53 recipes and 83 exercises – all photographed
  • it’s colourful and colour-coded  so it’s a piece of cake to follow
  • there’s no weighing, measuring or counting calories and no equipment- so is really easy to do anywhere

I’m so pleased that Christianne has decided to launch her book with us before it goes anywhere else (apart from her own website). If you have any experience of the plan please let me know!

Now, onto the hashtags….this relates to my Technology and You series which is currently being broadcast throughout January. Last week we had quite a few questions through and one from Twitter was asking if we could explain what a hashtag is…

The symbol looks like this:


But what does it mean?

So we use hashtags on Twitter as a way of connecting with people on the same subject. It is used in a tweet to summarise the subject you are tweeting about or the person. This also contributes to “trending”.

So, during a show, let’s imagine somebody has tweeted “Great show #technologyandyou”.

The hashtag ‘technologyandyou’ would then be available to click on, and when you click on it you see all tweets that have that hashtag. So you can then have conversations with people who have tweeted about the same subjects.  As more and more people tweet, these the subjects “trend”, and you can then discover what is trending (in essence, the most common topics of conversation right now) on the Discover page.

Basically using a hashtag is a way of labelling your tweet and allowing it to be a part of a bigger conversation, and being able to join in yourself. You might have spotted some popular TV shows including a hashtag on-screen at the start of each episode so you know how to take part.

Below is a snapshot of Twitter showing how we (and others) are using a hashtag (or #) in tweets about our annual Beauty Bash next week. The hashtag we’re using is #QVCBeautyBash.


I hope this helps to explain things a little more. Please feel free to post more techie questions on my blog and I’ll try to get them answered for this Sunday’s show at 8pm. In the meanwhile, check out these short videos from the lovely Jackie Kabler to explain two more terms from the world of tech: Wi-Fi and NFC.

This Sunday we are featuring the fabulous Apple iPhone 5S. If you’ve never had a smartphone I highly recommend this one; in fact, I have tried others and liked them but my iPhone is one of my best friends and it would be hard to part us!

We also have the brilliant sound of Bose in one of its most affordable and compact forms, a great digital camera, and the brilliant SurfEasy is back, too. It really is accessible technology for all with a host of great guests. We will also be welcoming our lovely Will Gowing back from his honeymoon to keep an eye on all your tweets and Facebook comments & questions.

It’s going to be a great show and I hope you can join us and join in!

Lots of love,

Catherine xxx


  1. twinkle January 14, 2015 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi lovely

    Super proud of u and your weight loss. You are AMAZING!!!

    Christianne is great. Her book looks fab :)

    Love your hastag tutorial :) #fantastic

    Have a great week beautiful


  2. Catherine Huntley January 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    My lovely Twinkly friend,

    Thank you for your kindness. I’m glad you liked the hashtag help. I’ll be honest, it’s not all down to me..I had two friends from work help me with how to explain it. Big up to Natalie & Luke!

    Love Catherine xx

  3. twinkle January 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    … also so gutted I couldn’t make the Beauty Bash. Too many hurdles to cross with that one :( maybe one day tough xx

  4. Amanda January 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,

    I have to say you look fantastic and after watching your success with The Body Rescue Plan, I decided to order it myself direct and I have just completed my first week. Apart from some bad headaches I have found it quite easy. If I can get anywhere near the same results as you I shall be so pleased xx

  5. Irene Allen January 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Wow!! so inspired by your achievement, can’t wait to get started when my copy of Christiannes book arrives! X

  6. Francesca January 19, 2015 at 2:12 am -  Reply

    I missed your show on the body rescue and it was sold out will it be back on and when can I buy it please

  7. Jan January 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi my husband and I met you at the beauty bash yesterday afternoon, just wanted to say thank you for being so nice with us and giving us your time. You look fabulous and be very proud of your achievement, with our weight loss. You have really inspired us to give the diet a try.

  8. Phyllis Parrish February 6, 2015 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine

    My question does not relate to any of the above but I was just wondering if there would be any more of the beautiful pendant available you designed for Clogau gold. I was really disappointed I missed it as it was meant to be for my 70th birthday. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    Take care


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