And then there’s the super omega-3 fats, EPA & DHA. Now we’ve got research telling us that all these omega 3’s can help prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, quench inflammation, ward of Alzheimer’s, depression and make us a whole lot smarter overall….
In a perfect world, change would be a linear process. You’d start out somewhere you don’t what to be, make a few tweaks, follow through every day and pretty soon you’d soon be a new person and live happily ever after.
But change, as much as we’d love it to be, is not a linear process. And it will never be.
I agree. In some ways, it would be great if we all lived in a nice stable little bubble.Read more...
The fith issue of the Expatriates magazine is now out. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer and their nutrition in Paris expert; and I’m sharing with you guys my latest article below. I hope you enjoy it!
Spring is in the air and you’ve probably started thinking about how you can look your most fabulous on the beach this summer. To achieve that, you’ll need to eat lots of fresh healthy food and start moving your body regularly, but this can be tough if carvings for not-so healthy food keep undermining your best intentions.Read more...
No, it’s not how well you can stick to that new fancy diet you’ve read about in the paper, how much willpower you think you have, or how long you spend sweating it out at the gym each week.
What really determines the size of your waistline is the quality of meals you turn to when you’re tired, busy, or just feeling lazy. I call these your default-meals. We all have them. Your default lunch might look different to your default dinner, or breakfast.Read more...
Even though I’m a foodie who loves eating out at great restaurants, I find that there’s something more elegant, comforting, and enriching about inviting my favourite people over for a deliciously healthy meal I’ve cooked myself. For one thing, when I cook, I know that I am eating fresh whole foods that make me feel and look great. But aside from this, I guess it’s also just one of those simple pleasures that I really enjoy. But in all honestly, with my crazy schedule, the dinner thing doesn’t happen as often as I’d like.
The forth issue of the Expatriates magazine is now out. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer and their nutrition in Paris expert; and I’m sharing with you guys my latest article below. I hope you enjoy it!
Many expats come from a culture of eating extremes: complete deprivation or total gluttony; often swinging from one extreme to the other and from one week to the next. So many of us endlessly cycle between good intentions, diets, deprivation, failure, gluttony, shame, body hatred and guilt.Read more...
Recently, some very major changes have occurred in my life that has called into question where I live, who I am and who I love. In short, it has turned my life completely upside down.
If you are reading this now, I’m going to make the safe assumption that you’re human. And since you’re human I know that you too have been through times that leave you feeling like your head and heart are spinning out of control.
So I know that you feel me on this.Read more...
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