Body Love

Up until couple of months ago I used to refer to my body as IT, until I learnt to call my body SHE. It is a small, subtle change but boy was it significant. It changed the way I look at my body; it made her more real, deserving more attention and made me realize that together we are a team. It is not me running this show on…

Read More

An update, celebration and an invitation

​Happy Monday. It is my first full week at home in about a month and I am ready to rock my to do list.
This is a week I am also celebrating getting certified as an Eating Psychology Coach (I passed my final exam on Friday!). I am actually travelling to Denver, Colorado to attend a graduation ceremony in a couple of weeks. To say that I am excited would be…

Read More

So what’s the story with fat?

If you are confused whether fat is good or bad for you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. So what is it? Well, fat can be either bad or good (stay with me here), because not all fats are created equal.

The Skinny on Fats

Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior…

Read More

Simple Healthy Meal Formula

So is there a simple way to always know what to eat, what to order in the restaurant, what to throw together when pressed for time?

Yes – there is and I am sharing it in today’s video:

 

Let me know in the comments below what is your favourite simple meal?

Read More

What does the gut have to do with your mood?

The gut, aka “inside the belly”, has been proven to be our bodies literal “second brain”. For years, the medical world has been trying to figure out what causes our moods to change and what causes common problems that most of us face like stress, anxiety, and even depression. We know these problems are linked to serotonin, but did you know that 95% of serotonin isn’t even produced in…

Read More

I cried in Rome

I spent four days in Rome recently crying my eyes out most of the time and I’ve never been happier.

 

These were tears of happiness, pure joy and gratitude.

 

20 years ago (can’t believe it’s been that long!) I spent 3 months in Rome, living with a host family and working as an au pair. It was the first time when I was going to be away for that long and…

Read More

Good news: I binged at 10PM

Yes, I did binge at 10PM and it is good news. Now, hear me out before you think I completely lost my marbles.

I usually eat very structured meals, at similar times, however last weekend I was all over the place. My usual breakfast was replaced with a bowl of granola and fruit. I really should have known it would get me out of bed at 10PM!

Watch the whole story by…

Read More

Are you shining your light?

I spent my teenage years obsessing that I wasn’t enough.

 

I wasted my 20s trying and failing to lose weight. I cried myself to sleep many nights thinking if only I lost 10kg then I would be – pretty, popular, lovable – able to go out in the world and do the things I so desperately wanted to do, like dating, studying abroad or taking a gap year.

 

In my 30s,…

Read More

5 Surprising Beauty Foods

Have you ever thought about including your plate in your daily beauty routine? No, I haven’t lost my marbles!

All fresh fruits and vegetables contain magical powers when it comes to shiny hair, clear skin, and strong nails. You may recall being told to eat carrots for good eye-sight (please tell me it wasn’t only me!).

Today I wanted to share some that are perhaps not as well known for their powerful…

Read More