What I have learnt from being 6 weeks sober

March 1, 2020, Etihad flight Abu Dhabi - Zurich The plan had been to be sitting on this flight with a glass of champagne in hand. However, I am sitting here with a cup of peppermint tea. The plan has changed. But let me start from the beginning. 48 days ago I was diagnosed with…

How to Fight Cravings After a Workout

This is one of the questions I get asked a lot - how do you resist eating everything in sight after a good workout session? I often overhear ladies at the gym discussing after a class (once they have caught their breath) what they plan to eat when they leave the gym. For example, going…

A Working Approach to Weight Loss

It’s probably no surprise that I see the topic weight loss come up all the time. I write a blog about fitness and I follow a lot of people on social media that are active in the “fitness universe”. I am passionate about fitness and nutrition and read books and articles about it daily. On…

Getting Beach Ready in 3 Weeks

I have 3 weeks left before I will be on my beach holiday. I am super excited about it! I am sure you feel the same way about your upcoming summer holiday! Sun, sand, naked feet and bikinis. Bikinis. There we go. Most of us probably want to look their best in it and wear…

Why Weight Is Not Relevant

You’re probably here and reading this because you googled “why am I not losing weight although I’m on a diet?”. Am I right? Now, let me tell you why it doesn’t matter what the scale tells you. And believe me, I know what I am talking about. I have gone through more plateaus and weight…

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Going

It’s the beginning of February and my guess is that a lot of people have or are just about to give up on their New Year’s resolutions. I totally get that. How many times have I barely made it through two weeks with my effort to get fit, eat better, stop smoking, do exercise. For…

Is Calcium Killing Us?

Vitamin K2 has received some attention lately, from doctors, dietitians, wellness blogs and supplement manufacturers were quick to jump in and market new K2 pills. Since the publication of the book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox by Kate Rhéaume-Bleue in 2012, this little known vitamin has become quite the focus as the book asks…

Are You Camp Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Ketogenic, Intermittent Fasting?

It is most confusing, and therefore most frustrating, that every doctor, nutritional expert, fitness enthusiast, friend or colleague seems to recommend a different diet in order to lose weight, gain muscle and look leaner. You decide to make a change, become fit and healthy and you look for the best diet out there. You google…

Why Calorie In – Calorie Out Does Not Equal Body Fat

I read a book a couple of weeks ago that I think has a lot of potential in terms of changing our perception of why and how we gain or lose weight. The book is by Dr. Jason Fung and the title is “The Obesity Code”. As we all know, we are getting more overweight…

How I Get My Daily Greens

As you may know, I have been trying the Keto diet lately. It is recommended that you eat about 7 to 10 cups (depends a bit on your size of course) of salad a day on keto to get all the necessary nutrients like vitamins and trace minerals and especially sufficient potassium. Now, this is…