Monthly Archives: October 2015

How much water should I drink?

How much water should I drink

I think I usually drink more water than people (at least the people I know) in average do.I grew up thinking that you should drink as much as possible – almost like the more you drink the better. I think that’s what it was like in the 90’s when I was a teenager: Everyone had a bottle of water with them wherever they went, it was the cool thing to do.

But I’ve lately read about different types of reports too. Reports and studies that suggest we should not be drinking so much water and that drinking too much has actually negative effects on our bodies. That we should only drink when we are thirsty.

But how do we know how much is too much water? Haven’t we always been told that if we’re thirsty, we’re already dehydrated?

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Sugar – how to reduce

Sugar

Sugar… I have a problem with it. I don’t know how to deal with it:

It’s not good for me but it tastes really nice.

You know? Do you have a problem with it too?

I’m currently doing Whole30 and thus avoiding sugar. And I’ve done really well – surprisingly well: this is my 26th day on Whole30, with no sugar. So it can be done. Not that I’d be able to keep this up my whole life but if I can do it for 26 days in a row, why is it so difficult to do it for… say 6 days in a row so that I’d have sugar on just one day a week?

The answer to that question is:

Because sugar is everywhere! Literally everywhere.

In the past few weeks I’ve tried to find pasta sauces, ketchup and spice mixes with no sugar, to little or no avail.

So should we all stop eating processed food and sugary drinks? I think very few of us are really ready and willing to do that for the rest of our lives. But what we can do is take baby steps by slowly but surely reducing our sugar intake.

So take the first step and learn why sugar is so bad for us, what is it that makes it so addictive and what we can do to have at least a little less of sugar in our diet.

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Whole30 – Additives

Whole30 Additives

Whole30 additives

I’m on Day 22 of my Whole30 today and still doing great!

I already wrote about this program when I was on day 15. I’ve been thinking a lot about about additives lately and once again browsed through the list of additives that are off-limit for the Whole30 program. They are:

  • Carrageenan
  • Corn starch
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Soy lecithin
  • Sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite)

Why is this? What’s the reason we should stay away from these, on and off the Whole30 program?

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Soda addiction and how to beat it

Soda addiction

I had a soda addiction. Oh that wonderful feeling of opening a bottle or a can of Coca Cola or Pepsi. The hissing sound, aah. There’s something so soothing about opening that can of soda first thing in the morning. It seems to give energy and boost for the entire day.

I have to say that I sometimes miss drinking soda. But then I still occasionally drink it, the keyword being occasionally. I guess I sometimes miss drinking it on a daily basis. But I’m glad I no longer need it daily.

In this article we’ll go through reasons why you should consider seriously cutting back on soda and how to do it.

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Whole30 – The first 15 days

Whole30 First15

So I started Whole30 two weeks ago! I’ve surprised even myself by how well I’ve done. I’m so happy that I managed to somehow convince my boyfriend to join me, it is so much easier to do this together.

Are you familiar with the Whole30 program?

Read on, I’ll tell you more about the program and how I’ve done:

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How to make a salad?

I love salads. They are so light yet filling and most importantly packed with vitamins and antioxidants yet absolutely delicious. But how do you make a salad interesting – every time?

how to make a salad

Making a salad can be time consuming and sometimes you run out of ideas (“Chicken salad, again..?”). In this article I will give you some tips and tricks on how to cut that prep time short and how to build a delicious salad for every day of the week.

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Let’s make a salad – welcome to my salad bar:

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How to document your weight loss progress

How to document your weight loss progress

Documenting the weight loss process is so important. Why?

There will be times during your weight loss journey when you feel stuck, you’ll hit a plateau, you look in the mirror and feel like nothing’s changed. These are the moments that make or break your diet. That’s when you switch to that ”why should I care” mode and slip back to old ways of eating – ”why bother dieting when I get no results anyway”.

Now:

If you’re just starting your journey you might not see the importance of it so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Later on, you’ll be happy you did. You might not want to take that picture in a bikini, but it will be worth it, I promise.

On this post we’ll go through ways to document your weigh loss progress from day one.

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