It’s week 3 of our March challenge. On week 1 we talked about batch cooking, on week 2 I gave you a simple formula to create meal prep recipes and now let’s talk portion control. The simplest way to put it is this: if you want to maintain the weight you have you need to eat as many calories as you burn; if you want to lose, you need to eat less; if you want to gain, you need to eat more. It’s math anyone can do. If you want to know how many calories you need, we explain it in this blog post. OurRead More →

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This is the second post in a series of four, so if you missed the first one, go here to check it out, it also contains a YouTube video in case you prefer the content in that format. In the previous post, I give you a 10-step meal prep guide to avoid overwhelm and common mistakes when batch cooking. If you search online for meal prep, you’re going to see loads of “rice, chicken and broccoli” lunch boxes. I’m here to tell you that it can be better than that. When your lunch is not boring, you’re more likely to enjoy both eating the foodRead More →

If you see awesome pics online of 10 lunch boxes perfectly packed with hashtags like #fitspo and #SundayMealPrep and your reaction is “nobody’s got time for that” or “I wish I could do that but I would destroy my kitchen”, this post is for you. I get it. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start and you don’t have a clear step by step guide. Remembering an ingredient while the food is already cooking or dealing with a mountain of dishes afterwards can take the joy out of it, and you won’t want to do it again for sure. But I’mRead More →

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It happened almost a year ago. I was in the office, testing an update of the streaming app. So I was watching TV for a living. My back was aching, my hips were sore (I was already seeing a physio), and my right thumb was slowly taking the shape of a claw on the remote control. The clock was showing 3 pm, and even though there were only two more hours until I had to run to catch my train, I realized I couldn’t do this anymore. I wanted to spend my time doing something more meaningful, something that won’t break me. I got upRead More →

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Cravings. Those little monsters living in our bellies that make us think we’re hungry so we’ll overeat, put on the extra pounds, so they have more space to make more little monsters. How selfish of them. Get a room, cravings! All jokes aside, we all have them, and more often than not, we feel guilty when we give in. And unfortunately, I don’t have a secret formula to ignore them. I found out throughout the years that ignoring them ALL THE TIME makes me very unhappy and always ended in a binge. I decided to be smart about it instead, and that works much better.Read More →

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When was the last time you read a book, and something from its content just hit you like a ton of bricks? For me, it happened with two books in the last two weeks, but today I’m only mentioning one: “How not to die” by Dr Michael Greger. Dr Greger is a plant-based physician, and every vegan or health conscious person in the world knows his YouTube channel, NutritionFacts. Every word he says it’s backed up by science and made to sound human with his very particular sense of humour. He gives interviews while walking on his treadmill. For all these and many more, we loveRead More →

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A while ago, my Yoga journey opened a new door for me. I started learning about the Chakras and got the opportunity to understand even more about myself, my life and how the body reacts to different events or emotions. The beauty of the Chakras system is that even if you don’t believe in it, you get the chance to evaluate what’s going on with you, find the issues and start working on the solutions. I am now a certified Chakra therapist, and I invite you to join me for a 7 Day Free Challenge to explore and restore balance in all aspects of yourRead More →

Many runners know now that static stretches are not recommended during warm up. Then what do we do to prepare our muscles for a race or a training run? We used the following sequence many times and it had a positive impact on performance and how the body reacted to long distances. Here’s our running warm up, that we used even if we’re outside, next to the start line, in a hotel before a race or just preparing to leave our house for a training run. Running warm up sequence 1. 3 Sun Salutations (if we’re inside or have a mat) – full body warm-upRead More →

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It’s almost the end of Veganuary, but many people will choose to stay vegan even after the month is over. And for that, I salute you! I already posted about some tips and advice for the transition here and today I’m going to share with you my two favourite wholefoods vegan snacks. One is sweet, and one is savoury, so you can pick the one that satisfies your cravings best. And as a bonus, you’ll learn a new way to eat kale and not hate it. 2 Wholefoods vegan snacks that require little to no cooking 1. Sweet option – Nuts and dates We all enjoyRead More →

After setting our goals for 2018 and signing up for the Kauai Half Marathon and Marathon event, we started training. Both in the gym and on the road. Luckily at the beginning of the year, I was allowed to work from home for two weeks, so I was able to join Alin on 2 of his weekly running workouts: hills and running intervals. Here’s what we did and how we modified for my level. 1. Hills workout This is one of Alin’s favourite type of running workout, and he wrote a few times about the benefits. 1. Warm up with a few squats, lunges and hipRead More →