11 Tips for Health, Happiness and Balance

Here is my ultimate list of tips on how to lead a healthy and happy life. Eat Clean Eating clean is a widely used expression these days and it means different things for different people. For me, eating clean means avoiding processed foods and foods which cause a negative reaction in my body, such as…

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…

The Best Exercise for Beginners

It is January and the gyms are full of people whose New Year Resolution is to get healthy, fit and strong. I am talking about beginners here, people who are new to exercise. Who last time they participated in sports where in high school. Or university. People whose lifestyle does not include regular exercise or…

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,…

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

We all have been there – we set a new goal and work towards it for a week, a month or, rarely, even longer, but eventually we give up because we do not see results. The SMART way of setting a goal may help you. In this case, SMART is an acronym and stands for…

Successful and not so Successful Diet-Related Weight Loss Strategies

We all have read them. Countless articles in magazines and sometimes even whole books on how to lose weight. We all have a friend or colleague who has lost weight and swears by the method they used. But how do we know what actually works and if it works for us? How many crash diets…

Dealing With Negative Thoughts

Unless you are blessed with amazing self-confidence and/or are the lucky winner of the gene pool, you probably have days where you are standing in front of your mirror and don't like what you see. I used to have lots of these days when I was unhappy, unfit and overweight (you can read about it…