The processed foods myth – are they all bad for your health?

You’ll hear many people saying that the easiest way to lose weight is to cut processed foods. However, you shouldn’t be afraid to consume processed foods, because they’re not all bad for you.

For a healthy lifestyle you just need to read the labels, adjust the dose, and learn more about the processing method. Some processing methods are useful and harmless, and that’s why some processed foods can actually be staples of a healthy diet.

Citește mai mult

Losing weight and changing your eating habits might be much easier than you think

As a nutrition coach working with people to improve their eating habits, lose weight, and improve their self image, I get a lot of surprised reactions from my clients.

Some of them are surprised that I don’t ask them to completely give up sugar or other favourite foods.

Others are surprised that they can eat as much as they do and still lose weight.

Citește mai mult

The fitness industry wants you fat, unhealthy, and unhappy

The fitness industry is not really in the health promotion business.

It’s a kind of vicious circle if you think about it.

On the one hand, our goals are more related to how much we weight than with how healthy we are.

And on the other hand, the fitness industry is trying to sell us all these things that don’t work, just to keep us hooked and buying the next 10 miracle supplements or programs they’ll be selling tomorrow.

Citește mai mult

What you need to know about intermittent fasting and how it works

I get a lot of questions about what intermittent fasting is, if it works, how it’s best to do it, and so on.

It’s definitely been getting a lot more attention in the past years, some people are trying it, and others are getting rich by writing books on it. Has any of this made us healthier or happier overall? Not sure yet.

If you haven’t heard of IF so far and what I’m writing below is mostly news for you, then you’ve either been living in a cave or you’ve successfully managed to become immune to fitness hypes (you’re my idol, in this case).

So what is Intermittent Fasting (IF)? It’s simple: alternating periods of eating with periods of not eating.

Citește mai mult

Gustari hranitoare contra cronometru

Lipsa timpului e una dintre amenintarile cele mai mari pentru sanatatea si silueta noastra. Nu avem timp sa gatim acasa mancarea pentru seara sau pentru a doua zi, la birou, iar multi dintre noi nu avem timp sa ne pregatim nici macar la birou o gustare cat de cat hranitoare. Asa ca de cele mai multe ori cadem in capcana fast food-ului, mancarii comandate in care nu stim ce uleiuri si sosuri s-au folosit sau a snack-urilor cu ingrediente pe care nici macar nu le putem pronunta. Citește mai mult

Trigger foods: what they are and how to stop overeating them

Peanut butter.

Ice cream. Followed by a second helping.

A bag of crunchy salty stuff – popcorn, roasted salty nuts, things that you just have to finish, no matter how big the bag is.

Packs of sweet crunchy stuff – biscuits, cookies, waffles.

Warm fresh bread and salted butter.

Trigger foods are those that you can’t stop eating. The ones above are my personal examples. Just some of them.

Our brain is wired to love and become addicted to the sweet – fat – salty combo. It’s not our fault, it’s evolutionary. But we can choose what we do about it.

Citește mai mult

Hydration, dehydration, and overhydration basics for active people

When it comes to being healthy and to performing our best, our main focus is usually what and how much we eat. However, at least as important as the nutrients we carefully choose in our diets are our water intake and hydration strategies.

You’ve probably heard that we’re made up of water. If you’re an adult male, you’re probably 60% water. If you’re an adult female, you’re around 55% water. And if you’re an infant reading sports blogs, you probably already know you’re 75% water.

 

But why does it matter?

Citește mai mult

Deserturi vegane fără lactoză și gluten – înghețată și carrot cake bowl

Intoleranțele alimentare și restricțiile ne învață de obicei să fim creativi când vine vorba de ceea ce mâncăm. Dacă suntem vegetarieni și mai și evităm glutenul și lactoza, atunci misiunea devine mai complicată. Totuși, există ingrediente pe care le putem combina astfel încât să obținem deserturi mai ușoare, mai sănătoase și care se încadrează în meniurile fără zahăr, gluten, lactoză sau produse animale.

Azi îți propun două rețete de deserturi vegane, fără gluten sau lactoză, dar absolut delicioase.

Citește mai mult