Diets Don’t Fail

I have written a lot about weight loss. Mostly because it’s the number one topic that people want to talk to me about when they’re discussing their health and fitness goals. Also, because I have experienced serious weight loss myself. And last but not least, because there is so much AWFUL and outright wrong information…

How to Create Habits for a Fit and Healthy Life

It’s been a while since my last blog. I mean to write more often as I love writing and I am passionate about health and fitness. But somehow I just couldn’t find the time, peace and quiet in the last few weeks to sit down and write. You may know this feeling - there is…

How to Avoid Weight Gain in Self-Isolation

Chances are you are stuck at home as I am. And just like me, you may also have your kids at home all day since the schools are currently closed. As a result, many of us feel stressed - our daily routines have changed, we may feel uncertain and anxious in these challenging times and…

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…

Mental Benefits of Exercise

In my last blog I talked about the physical benefits of exercise. And I did not address weight loss on purpose. Exercise is usually recommended to people who want to lose weight (actually they want to lose body fat as explained in my blog about why the scale is not a good gauge of success).…

10 Physical Benefits of Exercise

In my last week’s blog I talked about a different approach to weight loss by focussing on your health first. A healthy weight is the result of a healthy body. In this framework, exercise is not a means to an end - exercise is not a means to lose weight, but rather part of a…

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 Your Body Needs Rest Days

Have you heard someone say “Rest day? Where is my rest muscle and how do I train it?”  or “Rest day. Aka thinking-about-the-gym-all-day.” For some, rest days are really hard. I am sometimes one of those people. Working out at the gym, doing circuits, spinning or Muay Thai training makes me feel so good that…