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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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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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Welcome to Weightever!

Hi everyone!

I’m a 35 year old “girl” and seem to have a lot of time in my hands so I decided to start writing about all the things that I myself like to read about. I’m really interested in learning about weight loss, health, food, training and beauty and I’m trying to find a balance with living a healthy life while also enjoying myself. The thing is though that I’m quite lazy. And I guess that is one of the very reasons I’m writing all this to you. Maybe by writing about it, I’ll also do something about it!

I know a lot about dieting. About calories, workouts, the lot. It’s just that I find it difficult to get any results. It’s not that I’m actually obese, just a little chubby. Sort of… soft. And I’d like to be quite fit.

Another reason why I decided to write about this is that I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2014 and went through all the treatments (radical hysterectomy,  chemotherapy and radiotherapy) during winter. That is one of the reasons why I want to now focus on my health, have less stress in life and just feel good about myself.

So that’s what I’ll write about! I will write about things that I’ve tried in the past, how I’ve done and what I try and experiment with right now or in the future. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on diets, workouts or beauty products so I’ll try to keep budget in mind along the way.

I look forward to getting feedback from you, I know there are a lot of people like me out there!