How to handle life’s major setbacks

Setbacks. I am not talking about hitting every red light on your way to work when you’re running late. Or finding out the local supermarket has discontinued one of your favourite foods. I am talking about real pain and real tragedy. The death of a parent, divorce, a very hard childhood. Anything that seriously stops…

Setting Macros for Fitness vs. Longevity

Some time ago, I wrote an (admittedly pretty confusing) post about how health and fitness are not the same. Today I would like to talk to you about the differences in diet and macro composition to achieve either. People who live to be very, very old look completely different from people who look very fit…

Getting in Shape for Stage or Screen

Next month, I will finally get back on stage! Or at least rehearsals will start for a play I landed a leading role for. In my teens and early twenties I did quite a bit of theatre. Mostly lead roles, but also some smaller parts. I loved every second of it: the rehearsals, doing creative…

Round Up: 6 of My Favourite Websites

Over the course of the day I read A LOT of content. So naturally, I have seen some awesome ánd some less than awesome websites. Because I don’t enjoy speaking ill of other people’s endeavours,  I will just pass on my love of the people and their work listed below. Time for a Website RoundUp!…

Reasons why you can eat at a slight Bulk (almost) year round

Even as a professional, it’s hard not to fall into the trap of ‘eat less, move more’. I have lost bodyfat eating slightly above maintenance calories more times than I can count. And still. When I want to cut some fat, I default to eating 15% below what I burn. It is so ingrained into…

My experience with Intuitive Eating and Horrifying Truths

It’s been a while! Some major stuff is going on in my life and all of it forced me to take a break from blogging. During the development of all of this life stuff, I decided to finally give true Intuitive Eating an honest shot. I started very shortly after my daughter’s first birthday, so:…

Join the Challenge: Three a Week!

  Did you know that… …it takes 21 days to implement a new habit? …working out 3 times a week increases energy and focus… (and also boosts your mood, performance and sex drive)?  …working out 3 times a week encourages muscle growth? …this is a solid base for a healthy lifestyle? …it won’t make you…

5 Things I learned from watching my toddler eat

  From the very beginning in her weaning process, I have let my little girl eat whatever she wants. I offer her a variety of foods about four to five times a day. No foods are off limits, ‘naughty’ foods do not exist in her little universe and I want to keep it like that….

How to reach your goals without a Food Plan

  Reaching your physical goals  is often easiest with a Food Plan or calorie/macro tracking with an app. There are times in our lives when this is not viable for one reason or another. I’ve been in such a ‘time’ for a year and a half now and I have developed some excellent guidelines along…