Thank you all, for the great messages you send me. You really make my life complete! This week, I picked up a couple of the most interesting questions that some of you had for me, and I decided to answer them.
This week I answer to the questions how a vegetarian could follow a low carb, high-fat diet; how to substitute the afternoon snack of a slice of bread, butter and meat and make it a healthier one; what to do when your parents do not accept your lifestyle and how to cope with eating during the night. (more…)
As you already know my goal with all the post I write and everything I am trying to explain, isn’t to give you the newest, magical diet, which you could follow for a given period of time, lose some weight and then come back to the old, bad, eating habits, which will take you back to your starting weight. My idea is to convince you that you must change your lifestyle, that you should be patient and that you should enjoy the journey to a fitter you and not to rush it, searching for magical solution to your long fight with excess weight!
While you are fighting with your weight, you won’t achieve success!
Today I will try to explain you, why diets, which you follow even if they help you lose some weight at the beginning, then lead to you gaining all the weight back. Sometimes even some more weight!
This is well known as the post starvation obesity. And (more…)
If you’ve been reading my blog and if you follow my Facebook page, you are probably familiar with my workout philosophy. I.e. probably you are aware that I stick to short, intense workouts and that too much hanging around in the gym isn’t my passion. After all, we have just 24 hours a day and we have plenty of stuff to do. Why would we waste time, when we can do things in a smarter way, for shorter periods of time, and meanwhile achieve the results we aim for with ease?
Every now and then, I share with you my favorite ways to finish a weight lifting workout. And as you know they have nothing to do with 30 minutes cardio on the treadmill!
After burpees and swings, one of my favorite exercises is (more…)
When I was 12, they used to tell me that I am too young and that when I graduate school I will stop having such an “idealistic” view on life. I didn’t understand why they told me this! I graduated school, but nothing changed. I kept on looking on life, in the same positive way. Then, they once again told me that I am too young and that when I graduate college I will stop looking so “idealistically” on life… Time went by and I graduated. And what a surprise… the other day, they once again told me that I am too young and that I have to live a little longer, and then they say “I would realize how life will spin me and I will stop having such a positive and idealistic view on life.”
I don’t get it! Is everybody immortal and has everybody been living for centuries? Is that why they always tell me that I am “too young” and I haven’t seen enough? Probably when I turn 50, they will still tell me that I am too young and that I have to patiently wait, until my idealism is being crushed by the “ugly reality”.
I did not get it and I still don’t understand it…
… or actually I understand it. To see in another’ s body, your past. To see how your dreams from the past, your passion and desires “ran away” from your body and settled in the soul of somebody else. To go back in the past… on the crossroad, where misled by other “wise people, who have seen enough”, you abandoned your purpose in life and took the path… the path where it is crowded not by people with souls and dreams, but by bodies without goals and ambitions. On the path, that many are walking, but rarely somebody gets to arrive somewhere… the path, which is long, but which leads to nowhere!
One of my machines- Rumi, cooks the most delicious meals and takes the most beautiful pictures! Yesterday she shared her lunch, which could really make anybody fall in love with healthy eating. Cooking is an art and Rumi definitely is a master! Here is the recipe!
Another great week has gone by! I feel really satisfied. Every day I am getting more and more convinced that everything in life is up to us, our attitude and our thoughts! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. If life seems like an evil and an ugly place to be, then the problem is inside of you and that’s where you should search! That is what is supposed to be fixed!
Enjoy life, because it is truly beautiful! Focus on the good things and be grateful for everything you have!
Read a lot! It really makes life complete!
Have a wonderful weekend! Stay positive and full of enthusiasm and desire to live!
Some time ago, one of my Facebook friends ( I won’t mention his name), who is a personal trainer and who is responsible for preparing men and women for bodybuilding and body fitness competitions, posted a picture of Vanessa Tib, performing a deadlift. What shocked me was not the picture( it was a good one), but his comment above the picture.
What was the comment and why do I think that it is worth a whole post?
“Proper deadlift form. It’s basically a squat from the ground and works the same musculature.”
Really? Are you serious? I sit really possible for a person who works with so many people and whose health is in his hands, to be convinced that squats and deadlifts are basically the same thing and work the same muscles?
That’s why I decided to pay close attention to the HUGE difference between squatting and deadlifting, so if there are some of you who are fooled into thinking that both movements are the same, could give it more thought ad question what is really the proper technique!
Last week I decided to start a Q&A(HERE), where every week I will choose a couple of your questions, and share my opinion about them on the blog! This week I will respond to the questions if the chocolate diet is healthy, what do workouts with sprints look like and if I eat raw nuts! (more…)
What is the foundation of turning nutrition into a lifestyle, so your thoughts aren’t constantly preoccupied with food; so you don’t feel constantly hungry and so you don’t wonder how to trick your grueling stomach?
The answer is that you should find the right approach to control hunger and appetite. And the right approach has nothing to do with “tricking” your body and your hunger. And it has everything to do with giving your body enough quality food, which will provide it with the necessary fuel for your muscles and organs, so your brain can get to receive signals that “everything is under control” and that the proper functioning and the survival of the body are ensured.
As I already mentioned on my Facebook page, the lack of fuel for the active tissues provides the
primary signal to eat. It’s calories BURNED as energy, not calories EATEN, that determines appetite, hunger, and how much one eats. The calories that enter the mouth and stomach don’t control food intake. How the body disposes of the calories it eats, either into fat for storage or into muscles and organs for burning, determines food intake.
What does that mean? You could eat a pork steak with broccoli and then feel satiety for a long time, as well as enough energy.
And you could eat a portion of pasta with some kind of sauces and then after an hour your thoughts will be preoccupied with food again; then eat one-two slices of bread with some peanut butter and jelly and then after an hour you will be there again- wondering what to eat!
Thus the steak and broccoli, as a sum of calories will be less than the pasta, the peanut butter sandwiches and whatever else you eat.
Why does it turn out like this? The first meal makes you feel full for longer, and the second type of food even though the sum of the meals, equals more calories altogether, makes you feel the need of more food?
„ I want to start and finish relationships as I do with books. When I am done with one, I just reach for the next one. I got to know it, I liked it ( or not that much), I laughed, I cried sometimes, I learned something new and in one moment I want/ I don’t want it to end.” Maria Vasileva
I read this some time ago. I think it sounds beautiful. It made me think about a lot of things and I made the parallel not just with relationships, but with everything in life. Those who know me, are aware that I love reading. I have so many books. I always wonder, why I don’t pay for a card in the library, just rent the book, read it and then return it back.
Every time I ask myself this question, I find the same answer… because after each book I read, it somehow becomes part of me… I take a piece of the book and it gives me a piece of itself.
Then, I leave it on the shelf of my huge home library… sometimes I remember about the book, and sometimes months, years go by without even thinking about it.
Every book I read, gives me the freedom to use my imagination, to experience what happens inside, just the way I want it. Just the way I see the world! You immerse in the pages, where you find more, than what you think that you already know about yourself.
Every book is something, like a mini world. Like a mini fragment from true life, where you (more…)
I love sea food! I ADORE it! I love eating fish, but most of all I love mackerel. that’s why more often than not, that’s my pick. Sometimes I like eating tuna, but I can hardly ever get satiety, if I do not add a solid amount of fat. That’s why today I decided to share with you a delicious salad with mackerel and tuna.
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I am a ‘something-searcher person” and I have devoted my life to the mission to reveal myself, to improve, to collect the pieces of puzzle in my own nature, so that to give and to receive from life as much as possible. My Life is history, full of broken dreams, falls, disappointments and finally achieved awareness, that it all depends on me and that each opportunity can be a materialized reality. We only have to think and act in a way, which will lead us on the road to its implementation. The most valuable resources we have are our time and health, and our Body is the instrument, through which we use them, to crate the world we live in. I dedicated my life to share myself, the wisdom and experience, which had left after the mistakes I had done. I am doing this in order to help people find their way, which will let them “’reinvent”’ themselves, to restore their health, confidence and trust for life. I wish they could realize their own potential. Training is rehearsal for the life itself; this is the place, where on a few square meters in the IFS you can experience each of the possible sensations- triumph, fall, disappointment, hope, will, weakness, and most of all power. The place, where in “monitoring conditions”” you can remind your body how to move correctly, how to work in your interest. Everything I have tried to achieve through IFS and the trainings is to help people bring back their consciousness, health and freedom to be who they are-without doubting. I have given myself time to re-build and to re-invent myself! Give yourself time as well. Come and train with us in IFS!