You probably have come across this term by now, Emotional Eating. And if you haven not, you probably have eaten “emotionally” at some point (like most of us, humble human beings). Who can blame us? Food is great! It is comforting, satisfying, rewarding, it fills our bellies, reminds us of good times and memories… In … More Understanding Emotional Eating
Crunchy, fried, sugary, creamy, fatty, chocolaty, oily, rich, filling, salty, melty… What do all these adjectives have in common?? They are normally related to the foods we tend to crave the most. The fact that you, me (and most humans for that matter) crave these types of high-caloric foods is not a joke from Mother … More It is not you, we are designed to crave sugar SUGAR and FAT, but WHY?
Last 22nd of April was the Earth Day, so here is a little post to honour and take care of our lovely planet while caring for our minds/bodies at the same time! The environment definitely needs our help to heal up from decades of abuse by our side. The so-called industrial revolution brought lots of … More Healthier planet and healthier you: 5 things you can do
When it comes to calories, surprisingly enough, it is not all about the actual food we ingest. Calories in vs calories out is a well-known (and logic) rule in the world of dieting. However, not all the calories are processed the same within our bodies, and there are other external factors that can have a … More It’s not all about food: 6 factors that make you burn (or gain!) more calories
Macronutrients… Not sure if everyone has heard about that word, but what is sure is that most people have heard about carbohydrates, proteins and fats. That is more familiar, right? Well, these three big nutrient groups are macronutrients and they are called “Macro” precisely because we need them in MACRO (aka BIG) quantities in our … More Carbs, protein and fat – What are they and how much do we need a day?
Getting a bit overweight is quite easy, especially as you hit your 30s. Suddenly, food has no mercy and you can no longer eat as you wish with no consequences. As our metabolism slows down, things such as too many “treats”, a holiday, the arrival of winter (and the laziness linked to the darker and … More 10 Lifestyle tips to go back to your natural weight
Summer is one of my favourite seasons, even more since I live in the UK and the warm weather is rather scarce! Summer is also great for turning to quick & easy meals. Maybe because, with the higher temperatures, it is more appealing to have salad-style food, and there’s less need to eat warm-comforting food … More Tricks for quick and healthy summer meals
Eat food. Mostly plants. And not too much. This is pretty much how Michael Pollan summarises the key Food Rules in his fun and quick to read book. Nice and simple! For those who are not fans of long nutrition theories, here are my favourite rules from his entertaining book: Eat food Don’t eat anything your … More “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan
Eating healthier food can be mission impossible if we have little time to cook and plan our meals. Life is busy these days and, as much as I like cooking, I don’t always enjoy of enough time all my evenings to do it properly. That’s why I found that cooking for 2-3 days in one … More Healthy eating – tricks to make it happen when you are too busy (or lazy)
My trip to Argentina left me great memories, but also a bit of indigestion due to all the red meat meals available there. Before my trip I was already playing up with the idea of cutting down on meat and replacing it with fish or meals 100% veggie at least once a day. However, I … More Food test – Giving up red meat