25 Tips on How to Start Losing Weight

1. Assess Your Goal Why do you want to start losing weight? The why is the single most important motivational factor. If you don't know why you are doing it, it is highly unlikely you will get there! Maybe you have several reasons, or maybe you just have a vague idea. Maybe your doctor told…

Why Exercising Does Not Help You to Lose Weight

How is this for a controversial heading?! 90% of you are probably shaking their heads and thinking, is this woman out of her mind? Hasn't she read anything about weight loss strategies? After all, there are thousands of magazine articles, online health advice pages, blog posts, tv shows and government (!) agencies that say that…

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,…

A Smoothie a Day Keeps the Blues Away

I am a smoothie addict. I have one on most days and mostly after a workout so it is like my treat after sweating it out. I chose this title because I do think a healthy dose of vitamins helps our mental well being. There are whole books on nutrition and depression for example. Even…

New US Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020

The US Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) must jointly publish every 5 years a report containing nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general public. These guidelines influence policies and funding of schools lunch programs, federal nutrition assistance programs like food stamps and nutrition education. The new guidelines…

Basic Cookbook for Fabulously Healthy Vegan Dishes

I use this cookbook almost daily at the moment, my family is crazy about the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! But this cook book contains a lot of other delicious and easy to prepare recipes that my whole family loves, so I highly recommend it. Isa has totally opened my eyes to vegan cooking, and thanks to…

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Slice

Here is the recipe for my vegan version of the old classic berry oatmeal bake. I love it cold from the fridge for breakfast, but it is also delicious hot from the oven, and any time of day! It is highly versatile too – you can substitute for all sorts of frozen berries or mix…