Hey peeps, are you all having a great sunday? I’ve spent the weekend at home, baking, relaxing and finally really finally I got the time to answer all of your questions. So thanks so much, I really tried to catch every question and answer it properly. Feel free to add a comment if there are any other questions.
Now I hope you have fun with your sunday reading 😉
I am overeating a lot..and then I would workout like a crazy because I feel bad.
How can I learn to listen to my body?
I think the most important thing is to give your body time to adapt and also get to know your body. It is totally fine to experiment with things. Try to ask you questions such as when am I overeating? Is it when I did not eat much the day before or when I have other problems distracting me? This might help: I always ask myself: Do I really need this now? This sounds crazy but a short run outside might help you focus and then once you are back if you still think you are craving that chocolate go get it. Sometimes it happens that we confuse thirst with hunger. Try to drink a glass of water and then see how your body reacts. Try not to make eating a habit. Of course the right balance is important and everyone talks about it. I found it hard to see WHAT the right balance actually really is. Then I learned that it is a complete different thing for everyone of us. For me it is ok to eat chocolate everyday…Some others might feel balanced when they eat chocolate once a week.
Also there is this book „Intuitive Eating“. A lot of friends have advised meto buy it. I haven’t so far but I might will!
How many calories do you eat a day?
I am trying to reach 2500kcal+, see more on my Youtube video: What I ate in a day.
What do you do when you eat to much in a day?
I act like crazy and go for a 4h run. NO 🙂 I try to relax and accept the fact that I indulged on something I really like. The next morning I start with a glass of warm water and some lemon juice to get my metabolism going. Later I have breakfast, something like a smoothie and then I continue eating „normal“. NO STRESS! This only makes it worse.
How much of exercising do you do?
Every week is differen, but if you like to see a sample video of me working out see my: How many times do I work out during the week.
Is it difficult to stick to a vegan diet?
mhh..not for me. I never really fancied meat and fish. Further I have a lactose intolerance and was always fine without yogurt, milk, cheese etc. There are so many things vegan that I really enjoy eating such as potatoes, rice pasta, veggies, vegan chocolate, nuts and many more. I don’t feel like it is restrictive but this might be due to the fact that I can really have different balanced meals that I like without non-vegan products. If your favorite food is a bloody red steak it might be more challenging 😉
Is your family also vegan? Do they judge you on your eating behavior?
My family is not vegan. However we always sticked to a quite „vegetarian“ kind of eating. I am not living with my family anymore so I can make my own meals. When Iw as still home I just put a lot of sides on my plate, which were vegan. I think an open conversation with family, friends is always a good starting point to make them understand your way of eating. Also the fact that a vegan diet is restrictive should be revised. With my vegan cakes and sweets I try to show that veganism is not just veggies and nuts. I feel like I can veganize every dessert I am craving. Mhh right know I am thinking about making vegan Snickers
What is your favorite non-dairy milk?
Hard to tell, cause I like to use different ones on different occasions. However I like to eat my granola or oatmeal with low fat coconut milk. When I bake I tend to use almond milk. I have never tried hemp, because I haven’t seen it in a store in my country. Curious how it tastes!
Are you doing raw till 4?
No, not at the moment. There are days when it happens unintentional, but I like to have the freedom to eat a warm meal at lunch when I fancy too. Especially now that we are heading towards winter and I’ll freeze to death already at morning.
Do I eat gluten?
Yes I do, but I try to limit it to a very small amount.
Are you taking any supplements?
I enjoy adding things to my smoothie or salads such as Maca, Acai, Chlorella, Spirulina and Baobab.
My current favorite is the ACAI from Organicburst, because you can make the most thriving Acai bowls everrrrr.
What blender do you use?
From America I have brought the Cleanblend and I think it is the most powerful blender I have ever had! Now in Europe I currently use the Schwingerprinz it comes with a lot of additional equipment and is strong enough for my frozen bananas and my huge smoothies!
Do you like Essena O’Neill?
Of course who wouldn’t 😉 No seriously I really like how she lives her life and also changes over time and let her followers change with her. It’s great. I think she has the power to inspire a lot of us. What I think about her leaving Social Media? I totally get her point and I think it is great that she brought the topic of the usage of Social Media on the table. She will go her way and create amazing things. For me I’ll stay on Social Media as I am just picking out the good stuff for me and not let the influencing bad stuff get close to me. I have a very strong relation to my family and friends and I really appreciate my life in real 😀
What is your favorite vegan cheat food?
I actually don’t like the expression „cheat“. But anyhow, I really really really like the NUGO Bar. But I don’t see it as a cheat.
Favorite thing to eat in the morning?
Chocolate oatmeal all the way! haha
Almond flour, coconut oil, almond milk, chocolate drops, apple sauce, baking soda, vanilla extract = Chocolate cookies
Love this. You always give people such an amazing insight into what it’s really like to be vegan! I’ve been meaning to stop eating diary forever now but some thing is holding me back – do you have some tips and tricks for a smooth transition?
Hi Kerstin, I am so happy you replied to this blogpost. Is there something you really like to eat that’s not vegan? I would try to make a smooth transformation. Maybe you first skip meat and fish and then you continue substituting dairy products. I can tell you it is not restrictive and I am sure you can do it there are so many possibilities! Good luck <3
Ich kann mich sehr gut mit dir identifizieren 🙂 Zu Schoko-Oatmeal kann ich auch nie nein sagen und ich liebe Kokos-Reis-Milch 🙂
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