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Super breakfast


This morning  i managed to make a super delicious breakfast!! A normal and simple breakfast i.e quark, raspberries and almonds but i also added Green valley Ranch chocolate sauce to it!! Delicious, though i do admit maybe a little too sweet for breakfast!! But delicious nonetheless!

Today its school and im hoping to have time for a shoulder workout!!! Ive changed my workout plan a little and im going to see if it gives any affect… i will try write about the change once i get a chance 🙂 I also got a little delivery from MMsports which i want to show!!!
Have a lovely day 🙂




After school snacking


My favourite part of the day is coming home after a long day in school and being able to make myself a delicious snack!Today it was an extra long day and it had gone many hours since i had last eaten(not good). So i made myself a snack of home made rice pudding, quark mixed with vanilla yoghurt, raspberries, walnuts & 2 clementines!!! Delicious, filling and perfect!

Whats your favourite snack?

Birthday brunch


Hello 🙂

Today is my birthday *woop!* *woop!* so i have spent it doing my favourite things – working out and brunch with my family!!!

It was leg day today – and im hoping that i will feel it tomorrow. I had cake as pre workout, so the energy was definitely there 🙂 And after leg day all you want is food, so that is exactly what i got 🙂

There was so much yumminess at the brunch i ate – LOTS of fresh bread, salmon, watermelon, yoghurt, coffee etc etc


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day


i am going to be a typical Swede, and start this post with Weather talk 🙂 Hahah. Yes.. i am the type of person who, if i am in an awkeward silence with someone i will begin talking about the weather 🙂

But anyway, recently it has been around 10-15 degrees during the day i.e not so cold!! (But its getting colder from now on… 😦 )

But it means that the mornings have the perfect walking temperature. Its not so cold that your sweat freezes on your skin and you walk like an icicle, but its not so hot that you are sweating so much you just want to take off all your clothes and go lie down somewhere.

But its a good mix of, if you put on some dry fit clothes and a warmer – but light jacket, then you dont freeze and you dont overheat either ;);)

Hhahaha… all my years of morning walks ive finally learnt how to dress properly!!





When i came home it was time for breakfast and i must say, it was better than usual!!!


Yoghurt and quark & nuts, 2 boiled eggs, ginger flavoured cashews and coconut. (The 60g packet was easily eaten, they are sooo good. And whats better is that its all organic :)) & a Raspberry and Lemon Kombucha!!

I am going to write a review about both the nuts and the Kombucha 🙂


Today my mum wants to take me out for lunch and im definitely not complaining 🙂 Free food? Why yes… thank you 🙂

Im hoping we can go to the vegetarian buffet so that i can eat as much as i want and not just be limited by the small portion i would get at a normal restaurant 🙂

(And p.s… just because im going out to eat DOESNT mean i eat less ;);) Its not about compensating!)


Taking probiotics, not stressing and a little change in my diet = back to no bloating (unless i eat a big meal which is basically 6 times per day… but the bloating is pretty much gone and the pain!! Woop woop!)


A guide to healthy eating


The most important when it comes to your food intake is to 1) Eat for your goals 2) find what works for you 3) dont deprive or restrict yourself 4)make it a lifestyle.

Dont just follow a six week diet and hope for long term results. Instead, find a diet/way of eating that suits you and your lifestyle. That gives you energy. You eat food you enjoy and if you have a goal like weight gain or weightloss, then you eat for those goals 🙂


I know how overwhelming beginning to eat healthy can be! I want to help out by providing an easy guide to healthy eating. This should help get you guys started!

Eat for your goals. Are you trying to lose weight? Are you trying to gain weight? Are you planning on going vegetarian? After evaluating what you are trying to accomplish with a healthy lifestyle, you can decide which foods to incorporate into your diet. Its awesome you’re trying to be healthier. Go you you awesome person!

Drink up! Staying hydrated is an essential part of a healthy diet. Water provides hydration to keep your energy levels up and get you going on your way. It also helps you control calories and achieve clear skin. The best way to tell if you need to drink more water is by the color of your urine. (I know, yuck!) If its a dark yellow color, you need to run to the nearest faucet and chug down some fresh h20. If its clear or light yellow, keep it up!

-Incorporate lots of fruits & veggies! I know I know, you probably already knew that.But because fruits and vegetables are mainly composed of water, they help keep you hydrated. (Yay for hydration!)They also have awesome nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium. If you are trying to lose weight, these are about to become your best friends. They are low calorie and help keep you full!

Watch out for sugar. Yeah yeah I know you’ve been told that one before too, but it was for a reason! Its so surprising how much sugar is added into foods. Here’s an awesome tip someone once told me: For every 10 grams of sugar, think 1 candy bar. So if something has 20 grams of sugar, that’s two candy bars! Every time you take in sugar your body bursts into tears. Kidding again, but you get the picture! Get your sugar from fruits. These are natural, and believe me they are much better than overly processed and refined sugar.

-Ditch processed foods. If it can’t be found in your grandmas garden don’t eat it. Just kidding! Although that’s a pretty great rule to live by, there’s just no way most people can abide by that rule today. Avoid foods that include ingredients you can’t read out loud. If you can’t say them, I doubt you know of them. If that’s the case, back on the shelf it goes! Processed foods are pumped with preservatives (Such as hydrogenated oils) that can be harmful to your beautiful body. I found this awesome site called fooducate.com where you can type in almost any food product and it will give you a food grade and report. If its below a B+, run!

-Meat, Meat, Meat. Although I’m a vegetarian, for all of you murderers, (Just kidding!) I mean carnivores, try to cut out red meat and incorporate lean meats and seafood. Seafood is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and lean meats(turkey, chicken) contain protein and vitamins. Try to opt for hormone free grass-fed meat just to be safe. Better safe than sorry, right?! Although red meat is very nutritious, studies show a link between red meat and cancer. And I really don’t want any of you getting cancer!

-Calorie counting isn’t essential, but it can be helpful. Some people love doing it, and others would rather cut off their own arm. The beauty of it is, its completely up to you what you choose to do! If you do prefer counting calories, check out caloriecount.com. The only reason I personally like when people count calories is because it can you give a more accurate nutritional profile. But, do what you feel comfortable doing!

-Have a treat/cheat day. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. To avoid cravings, choose one day each week to enjoy your favorite snack or meal. Don’t over do it though; and know when enough is enough. When you limit your favorite food to once a week, it suddenly becomes even more delicious when you get the chance to splurge. As long as you are eating right 95% of the time, the remaining 5% means almost nothing!

-Watch your dairy intake. Did you know?!: humans are actually lactose intolerant. But because we’ve been ingesting milk from animals for so long, a genetic mutation took place allowing our digestive systems the ability to break down lactose. Isn’t the human body amazing?! Anyway, I think it would be best to try to limit your intake of it just to make it easier on your stomach. Also, most milk today has been taken from cows who were treated with hormones. New studies are showing that these hormones are starting to negatively affect humans, so I think we should just stay on the safer side and avoid it. I know milk is known for calcium, but almond milk has almost double the calcium. Drink almond milk! I promise its delicious and doesn’t taste too much different from dairy milk. I do love Greek yogurt however, its benefits are too hard to pass up! With yogurt, just watch the sugar.

Goodbye diet foods, hello health food! With so many people looking to lose weight, its obvious why so many evil food companies are catering to their needs. Believe me, I realize how deliciously amazing skinny cow and 100 calorie packs are. But, they just aren’t great for you. They are drenched in chemicals and artificial sweeteners, so anytime you see them scream.

-Good fats? Bad fats? What?! People always seem to get so confused by which fats are good and which are bad, but I completely understand because It made no sense to me for the longest time. The “bad fats” people talk about are saturated and trans fat because they can raise cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease. The key is lowering your intake of bad fats, and increasing your intake of “good fats” such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These can be found in olive oil, avocados, flaxseed, peanut butter, and nuts. Don’t be overly scared of them though, they are essential to a healthy body!

-Fat free doesn’t mean healthy. When you see the words “Fat Free” knock the item off the shelf and run away for dear life. Every time you see these words think “Chemical Shitstorm” because that’s basically what it is. I should just call the FDA and flat out tell them to rename it Chemical Shitstorm. Does anyone have their number?

-Cut out soda & other sugary drinks. I’m sure we all know by now that soda and other sugar filled drinks are horrible for us, so get rid of them! Opt for green tea and water instead. I used to hate tea, but after forcing myself to drink it instead of soda, I now jump for joy whenever I’m in the tea isle. Green tea contains tons of antioxidants.

-Whats the deal with carbs?!  Everyone freaks out when they hear that word. There are two groups of carbs: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are processed. Complex carbohydrates are found naturally in foods. I won’t confuse you anymore and just leave it at that: seek out complex carbs not simple ones. Complex carbs provide you with energy to tackle the day. Carbs don’t cause weight gain, calories do! Of course excess calories from carbs will lead to weight gain, but thats the same with anything else you eat. What you want to watch out for is simple carbohydrate foods!

-Take it slow. I know its confusing, but hang in there! Try moving into a healthy diet slowly. Instead of rushing to the store and buying every “healthy” item you can see, do a little research and figure out what would be most beneficial to you. Try slowly cutting out junk food, along with sodas and other unhealthy foods. When things get tough, realize the amazing benefits of eating healthy. I promise your body is saying “Thank you so much!”

-Forgive yourself. We all make mistakes, every one of us! If you accidentally mess up and eat something you feel you shouldn’t, don’t worry and don’t regret it. Reflect over how delicious was, and let it go! You always have tomorrow to make up for it!

Morning walk and breakfast


Started my day with a 6,5km morning walk (drinking coffee and bcaas before) and then breakfast afterwards. This is just a personal preferance of mine, as i dont like walking after breakfast. So i walk before 🙂 But you get the same benefit no matter what time you walk!

Brekfast this morning was egg white oatmeal, cottage cheese, an apple, (and also milk), a questbar anda  celsius!! (Loading up for a back workout, not sure how its going to go today… or if i even do strength training. Ill just wait and see how i feel :))

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Ive also been asked how many calories i eat in a day and how much i burn off through exercise. 1)I dont count calories and 2)I dont think of exercise as burning off calories. Its not a Plus/Minus  thing for me. I am neither trying to gain weight or lose weight… i just want to keep gettting stronger. Feel i have energy and that i love what im doing, which i do. I do the workouts i have energy for and i eat what im craving… there is not so much more to it. Somedays i might eat 3500kcal, other days 1800… i dont really know. It doesnt make so much difference to me!! Food is energy, not numbers.


Peanut butter


Nut butters are known for being healthy for you… though it only depends on which you chose. If you choose the organic ones with only peanuts, oil and salt as ingredients then its healthy and you get healthy fats from it. However if you choose the PBS like Skippy or the ones with added sugar and flavourings, then they arent so healthy.

But if you eat the all natural ones then eating 1-2 TBs is the reccommended daily amount 🙂 Mmmmm

Make sure to check the ingredients before you buy a nut butter! Also know its easy to make your own nut butters and its often cheaper 🙂


Sunday breakfast


Today is another study day and rest day. But its important to fuel yourself even if you arent exercising. So todays breakfast was a delicious egg cake with yoghurt, raspberries and nuts. 2 eggs and a coffee (and a short while later 2 handfuls of raisins and nuts…. Because i need study snacks!)


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Fruit salad for breakfast


A favourite breakfast of mine recently is fruit salad. It gives me so much energy and keeps me full for a long time as well…. though i love oatmeal, quark or my sweet egg cake as well and they are all filling and give me energy. So each morning its hard to decide what to eat!!!

But when i feel i want to eat more natural – and not something warm, then fruit salad is the best!!! (At times my stomach can find it hard to digest so much lactose or egg, so then having other delicious alternatives is good!)

Breakfast: apple, orange, small pear, raspberries. quark, nuts… and more nuts 🙂 & an egg and coffee (my standard!)



^^Realised that i wanted more than cashews 🙂


Whats your favourite breakfast?