• Best Ways to Stop Using Chocolate for Solving All Your Problems

    THIS IS A POST FOR ALL EMOTIONAL EATERS, chocoholic and non-chocoholics alike. If you, in times of sorrow, feel like the only thing to do is drown in chocolate (or ice cream, or bacon), you should know that I used to feel the same way. BUT, I WANTED A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE WAY TO DEAL WITH MY MOOD. Although chocolate does help (as of course ice cream and bacon do too), I’ve realised that I no longer wanted to be someone who relies on food for fixing emotions. That is why I looked up all sorts of ways to stop using chocolate for solving all my problems. I was surprised to…

  • 100% Awesome Foods for After-Exercise Cravings

    I LOVE MY FOLLOWERS! Click to like Facebook page or to follow on Instagram. WHAT ARE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO REGULAR PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES AFTER A WORKOUT? Thank you Justin, one of the readers and a friend, for asking me that question and thereby inspiring this post! A lot of products are marketed as healthy (think protein shakes and energy drinks) making it more difficult to find out what is actually good for you. But, no worries, I’ve made a list with which you can not go wrong! 🙂 I’VE ENDED UP BOTH HUNGRY AND MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE just by writing this post! First of all: 7 FOOD RULES OF HEALTHY…

  • School Lunches for Kids // INFO + TIPS + RECIPES

    A FRIEND OF MINE IS MOM OF THREE. She asked me if I could research what would be good school lunches for kids. You might already know that bread is an unhealthy ingredient but, if bread is taken out of the equation, what is left over for your kids to eat? THERE ARE SMALL AND BIG CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE to ‘health-ify’ your child’s lunch. Bear in mind that children might take some time to get used to the new flavors. Organising a fun ‘tasting day’ during which your kid(s) can make a selection of those foods they like the most (from recommendations below) could help with the transition. If…

  • 11 foods to eat to be healthier // PREVENTION

    When I just started thinking about eating healthier, I would read about healthy ingredients, and then have no idea what to make with them. Plus, many recipes I found turned out not to be tasty, or to have lots of other unhealthy ingredients added. So, I decided to write healthy recipes that taste good too! But, sometimes it can be handy to just have a list of healthy ingredients. A friend asked if I could write out the ultimate list of healthy foods. Of course! Here they are: 1. Include sweet potato in your diet at least twice a month, especially in the winter for better mood, better skin and an…

  • Have a look into my fridge! LIKE ON MTV CRIBS

    AHHH, WHAT A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! I feel like I am on MTV cribs. Except most people on that show have nothing in their fridge. So here I go with what I do have in mine, from top to bottom: 3 bottles of Chrystal | Haha, nah just kidding. Green beans | Steamed, cooked or fried. Can be eaten as a simple (and cheap) healthy side-dish, or in a stir-fry or risotto dish. Always handy to have! Cucumber | Veggies are even more important for your health than fruits. Cucumber is healthy, cheap and versatile. It is great when sliced on sandwiches, in sticks with hummus (chickpea & sesame oil dip),…

  • 4 Excellent Talks and Films about Nutrition You Should Watch

    LOVE WATCHING VIDEOS AND DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT FOOD & NUTRITION? Me too! HERE ARE FOUR VIDEOS (3 short and 1 long) I would like to share with you, for a rainy day or simply a break from your work, to enjoy and think back to how great it is to learn about healthy food. 1. Jaime Oliver’s Ted Talk on School Canteens NOT THAT I’M A RELIGIOUS FAN of Jamie Oliver in general, but that man has put quite some effort into raising awareness about food, not only in the general public through his TV shows, but also in schools by infiltrating the schools’ kitchen system and improving the nutrition of…

  • 3 Ways to Start Your Day in The Most Beautiful Way

    The way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day. Here are 3 pairs of do’s & don’t for succesful starting up of your system: – do: take 10 minutes for yourself when you wake up; whether it’s for a mornings coffee, a cup of tea, or a big breakfast, it doesn’t matter – it’s time for you. – don’t: start up your social network accounts first thing in the morning… this can wait. Or not? – do: go to bed a bit earlier if it is impossible for you to get up (getting too little sleep results in a greater feeling of hunger throughout…

  • What’s in my kitchen cabinet?

    There are a few things you will need within your kitchen for healthy living. They are as simply obtainable as other groceries, but will stop you from making the wrong choices when you are in a rush or cannot be bothered with the hassle of preparing food. What helps to keep a healthy lifestyle even when I am busy is having: – 5 grains mix bought at local health food store (ready to be cooked anytime) – real honey (instead of sugar) – healthy tea, such as rosehip, chamomille, or ginger tea (at reach any time you need a moment of relaxation, can be mixed up with honey for sweet…

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    Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

    My first. post. ever. A friend of mine was diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer caused by harmful sun rays) at the tender age of 20 something. When something like this happens close to you, you suddenly realise the impact it has, and wish there was more you could do. Protecting our skin from sun damage is extremely important. Not doing so can result in pigment spots on the skin, benign skin tumors (such as basal cell skin cancer) and also malignant tumors (such as melanoma). I say this as a medical doctor, and I’m not even a dermatologist. Keep your skin healthy, and your future self will love you for…