Monthly Archives: November 2015

The 13 essential vitamins and how to make sure you get them all

essential vitamins

I recently finished Whole30 (see my results) and tried to do it again, but I have to admit that I failed this time. I’ll tell you more about what went wrong later. What has stuck with me though from Whole30 is the determination to eat healthy food. I’ve always been a bit confused about the vitamins so I decided to do some research and share that with you too:

Vitamins, all 13 of them, are essential to our health. We all know some basics about them but what do the vitamins “do”? And how can we be sure we get enough vitamins in our diet?

In this post I’ll tell you about these vitamins, where you find them and why they are so important to us. I’ll also write about supplements and find out if vitamins could actually help us in weight loss.

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Persistent cough: How to cure it

Persistent cough how to cure it

You must know that tickly persistent cough – it comes when you get that tingling, irritating sensation in your throat. You have no choice but to cough but coughing makes no difference, the irritation stays there. It is so frustrating. Sometimes the cough fit comes all of a sudden and sometimes you can feel the irritation coming and can only think oh-no-here-we-go-again. Are you nodding? Want to get rid of your cough?

I’ve been there, but have learned a couple of tricks that ease the symptoms. And in many cases cure the persistent cough.

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My body fat percentage is horrible – how to measure your body fat percentage

My body fat percentage is horrible

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The body fat percentage is not my friend. I remember first having my fat percentage taken when I was 17 years old. I was quite active and fit then and my fat percentage was around 18 %. That was a long time ago.

I finished my first Whole30 program a week ago (see my results) and once again stepped on my Omron scale (more about this scale later on in this post). The scale is brilliant, but I’m always scared of seeing the results – I’m actually more worried about my fat percentage than my weight. I don’t know why I thought that perhaps this time the numbers wouldn’t be so bad. They were:

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Your rash could be caused by methylisothiazolinone

Your rash could be caused by methylisothiazolinone

Do you have eczema, contact dermatitis, rash or other skin irritation and don’t know what’s causing it? There could be several reasons and you’ve probably considered a lot of them by now. There’s one trigger that you might not have heard of. It’s called methylisothiazolinone.

Read on to find out what it is and what it does.

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How to plan to lose weight + printable daily planner

Plan to lose weight

Want to lose weight? Planning is everything.

There are so many quotes about the importance of planning:

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”
“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

That last quote is my favorite, because it’s so true!

In this post I will give you some ideas on how to plan to lose weight. You can also download my free printable daily planner to help you plan your days.

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Cancer anniversary – I was diagnosed a year ago

Cancer anniversary - I was diagnosed a year ago

I’ve had an important anniversary this week. It was a year ago, on Monday November 3, 2014 that I was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

I’ve been thinking for a while if I should write something about my cancer. I don’t know if it’s something that people would be interested in but then when I found out about my cancer I wanted to know all about it. I googled “cervical cancer” almost daily, hoping to find positive survival stories and soon realized that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea:

A lot of people who write online about their cervical cancer – or cancer in general – have had bad experiences, things have not turned out so well. I suppose that people who make it through just continue with their lives and don’t write about it on the net.

So I decided to write this post about my cancer. Maybe someone will find it helpful when they go through same emotions that I went through this past year. Maybe this will give them hope that they too will be OK when it’s all done.
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Whole30: Reintroduction, learning from mistakes and starting over

Whole30 reintroduction

It’s been an interesting week.

I finished Whole30 on Sunday last week (have a look at my Whole30 results) and I’ve spent this week reintroducing dairy, grains, sugar and alcohol back to my diet.

The Whole30 website has some instructions on how to reintroduce the off-plan foods. We are supposed to do it slowly during 10 days, one food group at a time in order to know how our bodies react to them.

In my experience, this reintroduction period is hard, so if you’re just about to enter it, plan well.

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