Well, it's official :) 3 more weeks 'till Christmas! It's a magical time, this Holiday, the Christmas tree, Santa's presents... and all the Christmas food! Honestly, I can't remember ever spending a Christmas without tons of food. I know the winter holidays should be about the children and bringing them joy, but when have you ever spent a Christmas without way too many meal courses? Everyone cooks like crazy, because everyone visits everyone and what better way to socialize than over a home cooked meal? Well, for me personally, this will be the second year I plan on staying away from all the temptation. Ok, maybe not all of it, I'm not a robot, but it's really not worth it, not even if you're skinny by nature! But for anyone who is or used to struggle with weigh loss, Christmas is th
Can losing weight go hand in hand with being frugal? Can losing weight actually help you save money? Why, yes! I didn't believe it either, to be honest, but after almost 2 years of living a healthier lifestyle, I noticed that eating healthy is actually a lot cheaper than eating fast food, microwave meals or other fast yet unhealthy meal choices. But to get to the point already, here's why: 1. Fa(s)t food vs. lean meat & veggies Did you ever notice how a burger at McDonalds is only €1? Well, with these prices, it appears that fast food is not only fast, but cheap too! In reality though, you're probably gonna need more than 1 burger to feel full, right? Leaving aside the fact that junk food is not at all nutritious, when you compare how much it costs you to buy lunch at
There is a common misconception that, whenever you chose to eat a salad, it must be healthy. Because it's a salad. However, that's not the case. What is a salad anyway? A salad, according to the dictionary, is "a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients" Unfortunately, while the various mixtures of vegetables are a great idea for a nice meal or side dish, the oil, vinegar or other dressing options are not. It's easy to get confused, especially when you're out in a restaurant and don't know what to order. When you see the word 'salad' pop out in front of your eyes, you probably think... hmm.. salad... that's a good option. Well, here are some exam
When it comes to weight loss, one of the saddest moments I had to get over was finding out that cheese is not our friend. I'm actually a big fan of cheese, my idea of the ideal cheese sandwich is a slice of cheese between 2 other slices of... cheese. So you can imagine that I was really disappointed when I found out that cheese is not good for weight loss. Well, before deciding to lose weight I didn't really give a crap about what I put in my mouth. For instance, I would eat home made mozzarella escalope at least 4-5 times a week (mozzarella is really tasty and cheap around here), Swiss cheese escalope with french fries as a side dish (this I picked up from fast food joints), grilled cheese sandwiches, ecc. Anyway... my point is, I used to eat so much cheese I can't even believe it.
Can you lose weight and still be able to raise a glass from time to time? Of course you can, you just have to make the right choices! I've never been fond of alcohol, well maybe when I was a teenager but that's just a phase. Now I see people enjoying a beer after dinner or a cocktail by the pool but I still don't really care much for it. However, a glass of wine once a week is not something I say no to. Especially if it's someone's birthday or if it's not wine, but a glass of champagne to celebrate new years. Drinking alcohol is overall bad for people who are trying to lose weight, but if you make smart choices, you can enjoy an alcoholic drink once in a while. For example, wine is the most diet friendly alcoholic drink you can have. Whether you prefer white wine or red, a ...