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On The Importance Of Diet Quality

Why eating like an adult pays off huge times.

Be prepared for some tough love, because I am tired of seeing adults eating like an unchaperoned child at a birthday buffet. We are putting so much effort in our training, we optimise sleep and lifestyle, yet we pay little attention of what we are actually putting into our bodies besides “hitting our macros”. It is nice to have a flexible diet, but that doesn’t mean you can squeeze as much junk in it as you can. It is time for a reality check!

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Mediterranean Salad And Oat Meatballs

My summer meal prep staple.

If you still are not convinced how easy it is to prepare delicious veggies in batch and how to apply Stefan’s wonderful veggie guide, I have taken the theory to practice and created my own Ottolenghi-style Mediterranean Salad. It is, again, not really a recipe as you can mix and match everything to your taste and there are no rules. The result is a colorful, tasty side dish which will make you happy at every meal. I’ve added the meatballs to make a complete meal so you do not have to struggle with the protein neither 😉 .

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Why You Should Stop Perma Dieting

A vicious circle leading nowhere and how to break it.

Permanently dieting is the number one mistake people make after they achieved their first big fat loss goal. They are happy they look and feel the way they do now and afraid that gaining weight will kill the goals they achieved. They want to maintain the shredded look, but often maintaining is the hardest thing to do, leading only to more restraint than the diet itself. Read on to learn more about these problems and how to get rid of them!

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Banana Poppy Bread

Tales of a Crossfit post-workout treat revised.

The first banana breads Stefan and I baked were as we both were eating Paleo style, which means without any grains, dairy and legumes. Why did we do that? First, I was suffering from weekly gut issues and had regular migraine attacks and a TCM doctor suggested me to avoid these products. In addition, we were both training Crossfit-style and it was very popular in those circles. The banana bread was our post-workout and probably the best part of it 😉 The old version of our banana bread was without flour and with plenty of nuts, delicious but a caloric bomb. Inspired by a lovely girl training at Das Gym with us, Kathi, we modified it and created a lighter version of it.

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How To Make Veggies Taste Great

Let your five a days be great again.

Vegetables are healthy, colorfoul and delicious but even a lot of people embrancing the fitness/bodybuilding lifestyle do not eat enough of them. Sadly most people think veggies are boring or even do not like them at all. If you are one of them, I am sorry to tell you that you just can’t cook. Vegetables are rich in micro nutrients, fiber and low in calories. They can taste incredibly good and bring your main dishes to the next level. What they lack are some culinary key elements and a little love and creativity when preparing them. Read on to learn more!

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Sicilian Penne With Tuna, Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

From Vienna to Pantelleria in one dish.

Every summer it is the same: no one wants to turn on the oven and cook big batches of roast (but we did a summer version though) or stew for a long time as the kitchen is already too hot. My mum used to make so called “insalata di pasta” (=pasta salad) in Milan, where the kitchen periodically hit over 38°C starting with the mid of June. It is a cold version of a pasta with mainly cold ingredients for the sauce, like cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted aubergine in the jar, mozzarella and so on. No need to say that the original version had nearly zero gram protein, besides the protein content of the pasta, and some spare cheese. That’s why we think the idea by Jamie Oliver of adding tuna to the pasta is genious and we did our own version.

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How To Eat More When Dieting

Eating more food to stay happy while losing fat.

The laws of thermodynamics are unforgiving. To lose body fat, we have to force our body to burn our own reserves to fuel our energy demands. This quickly devolves into “eating less of …” spiraling down to ridiculous serving sizes as you try to maintain weight loss. Hunger creeps up. Frustration levels rise. Adherence plummets. But we can counteract this by eating more! Eating more of the right stuff. How is this possisble? Read on!

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Lemon And Basil Granita

Incredibly refreshing and almost calorie free.

Zingy lemon and fragrant basil work wonderfully together, creating a refreshing harmony that, at least for a short time, brings relief from the summer heat. But I think it is equally capable to bring back a trace of summer to cold, dull winters day. Luckily it is easily done “a la minute” whenever you are in the mood for it. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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How To Safely Get Back To The Gym

Train safe and enjoy the process.

After a long time off the gym, returning to training has its own little risks. You are deconditioned and often overly motivated to make up for lost time, which isn’t the safest combination for returning to your old training plan again. To keep yourself injury free and maximising fun, let’s take a look at what you should and should rather not do.

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Chinese Boar And Plum Stew

With all the fancy trimmings.

It all started with a wonderful, oppulent piece of boar shoulder and the question “what are we going to do with it?” Chantal wanted something with dried plums and I had more of an Asian approach in mind. Luckily both fit nicely together, as plum sauce is a staple of Chinese cooking. We freestyled this recipe, tuned it up with some nice sides and toppings and can proudly attest: gorgeous! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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