Pomegranates

I was very lucky this morning as pomegranates were on special at the supermarket, less than half the price! Of course I took advantage and bought a bagful, pomegranates are fantastic! These red jewels taste absolutely delicious! Sweet and tart and juicy, they go with almost anything. I sprinkle them on my muesli, my salad,…

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

We all have been there – we set a new goal and work towards it for a week, a month or, rarely, even longer, but eventually we give up because we do not see results. The SMART way of setting a goal may help you. In this case, SMART is an acronym and stands for…

Why Women Should Lift Weights Too

I wrote last week about how women are often scared of lifting weights because they are afraid they end up looking like a bodybuilder. They think of bulky men pumping iron to achieve beefy biceps and heavy pecs. So instead, many spend hours each week doing cardio exercises such as running. They feel more comfortable…

Does Lifting Heavy Make Me Look Like a Bodybuilder?

Many women ask me for advice about how they can become stronger and more toned. And almost always, this question is immediately followed by "but I don't want to get bulky". And images of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone float in their heads. My answer is always the same too: "If it was that easy…

Successful and not so Successful Diet-Related Weight Loss Strategies

We all have read them. Countless articles in magazines and sometimes even whole books on how to lose weight. We all have a friend or colleague who has lost weight and swears by the method they used. But how do we know what actually works and if it works for us? How many crash diets…

Dealing With Negative Thoughts

Unless you are blessed with amazing self-confidence and/or are the lucky winner of the gene pool, you probably have days where you are standing in front of your mirror and don't like what you see. I used to have lots of these days when I was unhappy, unfit and overweight (you can read about it…