I took a pill in Ibiza…Well, not quite but before using a fertility computer, I got pregnant and had to take the emergency contraception….
In diesem Post findet Ihr keinen 1 wöchigen Essensplan, auch keine Mahlzeiten unter 50kcal, keine Expertenratschläge und schon gar keine Wunderlösung um Gewicht zu verlieren.
Aber vielleicht verliert Ihr ja was anderes….
After years of searching for the right birth control for me, I can finally say, I found my flower in the dessert and the right method for me. My Daysy fertility computer works with no hormones at all, yet presents the same security as the pill or any other method I tried and failed….
Hello Happy People or people who want to become happy people. I am a big fan of guest posts as I think you guess might get annoyed of my texts 😉 So, I am happy that my good friend Xenia from PowerPeakPassion was free to write this post about Happiness <3…
The day after all the Christmas days. I don’t know about you but usually, we celebrate between 3-4 (feels like 6) days. These are the best days with lots of food, laughter, talks and candles and cake. You know what I am talking about. This Christmas I did not let any voice in my head get through and I enjoyed all the food my family and me prepared. It was amazing but I am also glad to be back on track with eating, exercising and blogging. Today I made a little “detox” day dairy where I show you what I ate after Christmas. All plant-based things that are good for your body and help you to reduce cravings. I really hope you like this kind of post and if you scroll down at the very end of the post, you can read about my “I can do it until new year” challenge. Don’t miss it!
After finally getting up I was craving some water and so I made myself a huge warm lemon water . Lemon water is a great energy booster and refresher as our tissues are dehydrated and in desperate need of fluid to push out toxins. I try to drink it all morning but forgot during the last days. Nobody’s perfect right?!
- A tall glass of lemon water
- Smoothie with extra greens and bananas
So what I had for breakfast was this WINTER ANTIOXIDANT BLAST BLUEBERRY-PURPLE CORN SMOOTHIE but got rid of the agave nectar and added 2 handfuls of spinach for an extra boost.
I was struggling a long time to find an appropriate title for this post. I changed it several times and I still think that it does not encompass all the things I am going to say here.
Being a role model is never easy. Especially because I did not choose to be one. There are so many mistakes you can make and the more you grow your audience the more you have to be careful about the things you say or do. Because you are watched now. Being watched never really was a problem for me, as I am lucky enough to live in a very humble city and I am surrounded by a down-to-earth family and a bunch of fun and full with “joie de vivre” people. However, there is a fine line between being watched and being judged. …
I had such terrible digestive issues. I am not talking about weekly or monthly stomach pain, because of a bad meal, overeating or mental issues. In this blog post I want to show you what you can do in order to get rid of stomach cramps through a plant-based diet. I am talking about daily stomach cramps, no matter if I would eat just bread, a simple carrot soup or a pizza. There was always something….
I can’t believe it has already been a year since I am off the pill now. So far I did not regret it for one single day. So for those of you who doesn’t know. In December, I talked to a friend who asked randomly whether I use prevent with hormones, means the pill, ring, plaster, you name them.
Happy Monday my dear readers. Today’s blog post is a very special one, because it is a guest blog posts from a blogger I know and value for 3 years now. Morena and I, share many values and thoughts when it comes to self-love and a healthy eating/fitness and lifestyle approach. Many of our talks inspired me to write a blog post about labels and how food and eating can become a prison instead of joy and elixir of life. I think I never shared such personal thoughts before in public and I am curious what your thoughts are about this often discussed topic. The post is written in English and German and I am very happy that Morena has offered me here blog to publish this post. You can find it here.
And I am very happy that Morena gave me one of her precious texts to publish on here. I hope and think that you guys will love her as much as I do! The text is in Englisch and German (scroll down)
I am a big fan of simple math. Mainly because I don’t get complex math and I am not into numbers. However, in case of losing weight and having a healthy body, I think there is more than Input-Output= Dream Weight
So, as I want to tell you guys more about me, I decided to do a 3 part Life Update. First part will be
FOOD AND EXERCISING,
second part PERSONAL LIFE and JOB
and last FOODBLOGGING AND PHOTOGRAPHY.
This here is part one and I hope you enjoy reading it.
Pityriasis rosea – WHAT? That is exactly what I said when I learned why I had this red spots all over my upper body. I never heard of something like this and I also never experienced any other skin conditions during my life.
This post is based on a german article I recently read online. The article deals with the topic of a generation that is unable to commit to love. Not like tinder love; more like staying with someone for more than 2 years. I reflected on myself and found that I am falling into the pattern of not being present in real life but more and more in a virtual world through my phone or computer….
I think my food journey is a rather long and unsteadily one. I have been through phases, experiments, and diets. But then again who hasn’t. You read something, you see progress pictures and then you want to change something and try.
Sometimes it turns out well and sometimes not.
Well, let’s talk a little bit about that “well”. When you change your eating behavior, when do you feel like you have successfully changed something?
A post about societies ugly standards of perfection.
At this moment, there are 7,409,818,671 people in the world. Some are currently driving the bike, some are coming home, some are sleeping and some are mobbing others on the internet. They tell lies to make it through the day, bring others down to maybe feel better. Some are evil.
DRINK, DRINK, DRINK
Fennel tea and water will be your best friends. It sounds weird to actually get in more in your stomach when it already feels like exploding. But trust me, drinking that glass of water before you go to sleep can help wonders. If you don’t hate fennel tea I recommend drinking a cup or two as fennel tea helps greatly with digestion.
I wanted to write this blog post a long time ago. Mainly because I ‘ve read so many comments online of people asking other people how many calories they eat and if it is ok to eat meat or cheese or honey or whatever. It tells me that there is a thirst of knowledge out there and many are confused.
What about you: Are you confused? Do you reflect on your daily diet? Did you ever wanted to lose weight?
I cannot think of a day I haven’t eaten chocolate. I don’t know how you feel while reading this. I read a lot of captions and comments on Social Media rewarding themselves with a piece of chocolate or they feel bad when they have a piece of chocolate cake once a week. I always have to laugh a little bit when I read something like that, but secretly I am also asking myself: “Why do other people not have such bad chocolate cravings?”
I am honest with you here. I am a chocolate junkie.
It goes as far as I don’t consider anything without chocolate as a dessert. I can literally eat chocolate for every meal of the day and no offense this sometimes really happens. Never have I thought I’d find The reason why I was craving chocolate like a junkie
What about if it wouldn’t be about the weight loss but more about just being healthy and happy and friendly to our bodies?
My meals are
always mostly healthy and I try not to eat processed food and actually prefer cooking instead of heating up prepared food from the supermarket. I eat a balanced diet which means that all my meals contain protein, carbohydrates and fats. I do not track how many protein I take but since I am feeling energized and good every day I will keep it that way. I incorporate natural protein sources. You can find a blogpost about that here. My doctor always told me I am low in iron 3 years ago. Many doctors try to talk you into B12 injections or pills. My thoughts on that? Try to avoid it! I know from many people spending a lot of money and actually nothing changed. If you do an injection your iron might go up but it goes down as fast as it went up. If you really feel tired or you think you have a lack of something, try to get more active, eat more balanced and go to bed early. It might help 🙂 If you still think you need that B12 you can take it and see how things are changing for you. I’ve tried diets before, but I never really stick to them. Listen to my body is way easier than tracking stuff. I think life is to short to waste it with calorie counting or stressing yourself about exact amounts of carbs/proteins/fats.
I believe that the more you try to control your body the more it will fight back. We should rather support and appreciate the body we have and try to treat him accordingly. Why do people overeat? Of course many psychological factors play a huge role but still it is the body craving something. From my personal experience I can say that I tend to overeat way less when I eat properly. And properly for me is not a salad for lunch and half a sweet potato for dinner. I enjoy evenings while eating a 1000+ kcal portion of pasta and there is still room for dessert.
I mean what is the main reason people are watching and loving this “what I ate in a day” videos? Insecurity or for a matter of comparison? See whether they are normal or over or under eating? I believe people think a lot about food and eating, which is great in a sense of nourishing your body but when thoughts about food are 90% of your daily thought then you miss out on soooo many other things. Foodvlogs should serve you as an inspirations and to get new ideas for cooking and stuff. They show that a plant based lifestyle isn’t boring or expensive at all and that is what I really like about it. I think it blew my mind when I first saw that people are eating up to 300kcal a day??? Now I am doing it by myself and I have never been happier before. I think I could not eat raw since I LOVE PASTA! and rice and oats and basically everything cooked 😉 But hey never say never. I don’t want to judge and hey I might even try a banana island day or days and then tell you how it was or filming how I struggled 😉 Further, Vlogs or eating diaries can give you guidelines or ideas but they should never ever pressure you or force you into adapting a life style or an eating routine you are not comfortable with. Keep in mind that such videos should never define who you should be or what you should eat. You are an individual with an individual body. Another thing is to surround yourself with like-minded positive people. It can be so relaxing to just talk or be with beautiful minds that get your weirdness 😉 And just one last thing that helped me a lot. I sometimes say to myself that I can have the 6th cookie on the next day and it will still be good and I often then stop eating and make myself a tea. Chocolate flavored tea is such a great sweet cravings killer! AND last secret tip: Make 30 crunches. Still wanna eat that piece of chocolate? (distraction is the key)
Concerning exercising I was convinced (not even long ago) that lifting weights is the only way to stay fit. Now I think that going to the gym is not the only way you can be active at all.You can be active be active in every possible way. Take long walks, go for hike, go for a bicycle ride with your family or just put on your sneakers and run! Keep in mind that exercising does not always have to be highly aerobic and hard core. Sometimes I just don’t feel like going for a run, so I’ll do yoga instead. It’s all about what YOU enjoy doing and what you’re comfortable with. If you try to do what you like it will be way easier to stay active and believe me the more active you are the more active you want to be in the future. So why not starting today?
An overall positive thinking can help you to get to a healthy eating routine and a workout routine and basically life routine. Although i don’t really like the word routine as I rather prefer living on the edge 😉 I do believe that my thoughts create my future, therefore I choose to think positively. I know that some people may not believe in positive thinking, but we all think, so why waste your time and energy with negative thoughts when going through life with a positive attitude is so much more fulfilling and rewarding. Of course you cannot expect to be self-confident from today to tomorrow. It is a process.
Being self-confident is really difficult, especially when you’re young and you haven’t really managed to figure out who you really are or where you belong. You might not feeling attractive and compare yourself to other “pretended” perfect people. By doing your mind and body are missing an important part and that’s exactly what they show the world. You end up miserable and always in doubt if what you are doing is right.
Everyone can be self-confident, it just takes a little practice to let the new you shine through!
Did you ever wake up feeling that you need to change something in your life? What would you do if you only have 3 months left to live? Isn’t it that we hear it over and over again that we should live every day like it’s our last day? Some people like routine. It gives them confidence. I hate routine. Gives me the feeling of standing still. In Switzerland I did my 6-month internship in Social Media hoping to figure out during this time what I really want to do with my life.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
– Marcus Aurelius
Are you the person, who looks at a picture and thinks: Damn why is she looking so good? or How can her legs be so skinny? Her food looks so colorful, so perfect.
I was that person.
Then I learned, we often get tricked by advertisements and we want to look like bikini models which are simply not reflecting the truth because they are photoshopped. Often we forget the power of such editing programmes. We are confronted with this ideal bodies on almost every corner on the street.
People want to look like brand “Photoshop”.
I like to show how easy it is to let people think something very artificial is real. Stronger colors, other angles, editing legs. Perfection can be achieved on the computer but is not worth striving for in real life. What does perfection even mean? I mean like why do we think that skinny legs and a flat stomach are the indicators for beauty and perfection? Did we get used to it?
I am not a photoshop pro. I just know some tools which I often use for my food pictures.
To give you a little insight I asked people on Instagram to send me pictures. I got so many beautiful pictures (it was sad to “edit” them with Photoshop, since they are perfect the way they are)
However, this is an experiment. Please see it as this. I don’t say that I like the edited pictures better. In contrary. Next time when you look at a picture on a billboard or on Instagram, look closer and think about it again.
People who are following me for a while now, know that I would not post a selfie like this for no reason. No, I don’t want to show off my
six-pack or my non-existing waist. I also don’t want to advertise a bikini brand nor do I want to force the world to look at my body.
Why did I post this picture then ?