Simple things to make cooking easier.
I have compiled a few of my favourite kitchen tricks for you. Hopefully they make your life in the kitchen easier and more fun, while at the same time increasing your meal prep efficiency. As much as I love cooking, I also want the task at hand done without losing too much time. Hopefully these little tricks will help you too with saving time (and often money too)!
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Is a carb really just a carb?
…or are they evil? Currently, it is a real hot topic, especially since many countries have introduced a sugary drink tax and low-carb and keto diet are becoming very popular among the broad public. Is it the right way to go in order to lose fat? Yes. And no.
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A mothership recipe for easy meal prepping.
Many people struggle with preparing enough food in order to always have something healthy in their fridge. If you just have to put some food on a plate and microwave it, you will be much less inclined to buy junk food after a long and strenous working day. Therefore we created this mothership recipe and it is as simple as it sounds: roasted vegetables! To be honest, it’s not even a real recipe, it’s just a guideline. But that doesn’t make it any less valuable!
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A very simplified version of metabolism
Did you already read my first post about macros? If not, please do! In this post I will give you a very simplified insight what happens to the macronutrients in the body. I think this is necessary because there is still a lot of quackery around, demonizing macronutrients (like carbs) for some reason. Having some tools to understand what is behind metabolism may help get immune to it. If you do not want to read the whole article, here the spoiler: no matter if you are eating low carb, low fat or whatsoever, if you are in a calorie surplus, the body will start to store fat. If you want to know the why, read further.
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For overweight people, and sadly a lot of us are overweight, losing weight in form of body fat is probably the best thing to improve health. Some of us already lost a lot of body fat and keeping it off is a very good idea and already difficult enough. Nevertheless, even if you never had problems with excess bodyweight, not gaining fat mass is one of the most relevant factors for a healthy lifestyle which can be traced even to the molecular level. Now this may be quite easy for you: you have good genetics and/or a lifestyle that helps maintaining your physique. But as life goes on, things can become more challenging…
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So, you decided to invest some money into getting a coach to help you with your fitness journey. Thats a great idea, but many people think that this is everything they need to do. But even the best trainer cannot force you to go to the gym. Or watch everything you put into your mouth. Or do your cardio for you. So it’s all about you!
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The major building blocks of food
The three major components of food are called macronutrients (“macros” for the pros) and they are: carbohydrates, fats and protein. What lies behind those terms? What are they exactly and where do we get them from? I will introduce them to you and later dedicate a separate blog post to each one of them. Now dear macros, the stage is yours!
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What online coaching can do for you and where it’s limitations are.
This article is for anybody, who is still uncertain, if online coaching is a good choice for him. If this is the case, please read this carefully and consider all the pros and cons before making a decision. Online coaching isn’t for everybody and I don’t want to talk you into it, if it isn’t the best solution for you!
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The three ingredient gluten-free cheesecake.
No matter if I am cutting or bulking, I have this cheesecake every single day for breakfast, adding some milk kefir, skyr or fruits depending on the needs. Isn’t that awesome? If it fits my macros (I am 160cm petite), it should also fit in yours 😉
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