What is the Keto Diet

Chances are that you have read about the ketogenic diet (or short keto diet), that you know someone who swears by it, that you have seen ads pop up on facebook or the internet. Maybe you have read about doctors, nutritionists and fitness enthusiasts that swear that this is the way to eat if you…

Inspiring Books Part 1

It is the New Year and maybe you got a book voucher from your aunt?  And/or you are looking for inspiration on your goal to lose those pounds and become fit and healthy and happy? Now here is my list of books that helped me on my journey to slim down and eat well. These…

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…