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…

I Am Watching What I Eat And I Exercise, So Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

How many times have you asked yourself this question? How often has a friend complained to you that they are not losing weight despite eating clean and working out? I hear it all the time. At the gym, in my family, among my friends. It’s happened to me too. People at the gym saying “you…

Skipping Rope Not Just For Boxers

When is the last time you have been skipping rope? In your childhood? At school? When I was told to pick up a rope to warm up at the gym I joined about 9 months ago, I was surprised and scared. Surprised because I had not even thought about skipping rope for a very long…

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…

The Habits that Helped Me Lose 30 Kilos and Keep them Off

These are the habits that worked for me, and most of them I still follow to keep the weight off. Everyone is different and not all of these habits may work for you, but maybe you find some inspiration and ideas here. Drink Water I stick to still water and herbal teas most of the…

My Journey to a Happier and Healthier Me Part 1

This is the first part of my weight loss story and get fit, healthy and happy journey. It felt good to write it all down, and I hope you enjoy my sharing it with you. Hopefully you can find some inspiration for reaching your goals too. Whatever your journey is, I recommend keeping a journal…