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Health Food & Other Stories

‘The most effective way to do it, is to do it.’ __________ Amelia Earhart   Update! After much thought and careful consideration I’ve decided to change my blog name, as well as my Instagram name. However, cleaneatingbylinda.com will still be the blog URL (at least for the time being). I’m still CleanEatingbyLinda though; I simply view the name change just as it is – a name change or more or less – Health Food & Other Stories by cleaneatingbylinda. While CleanEatingbyLinda is the brand name, Health Food & Other Stories is the blog name. After four years I felt it was time for some fresh vibes to sweep in and change things up. As I wrote in an earlier post: ‘Although CleanEatingbyLinda is evolving, growing up, the main purpose will always be the same as from the very beginning; A wish to inspire to a healthful and holistic lifestyle.’ ‘Health Food & Other Stories is going beyond eating clean. It’s about awareness. It’s about feeding the body, as well as the mind & soul. It’s about passion. It’s about listening to …

5 X favourites

‘Find the beauty in everyday.’   My 5 favourites at the moment: Turmeric – I’m obsessed with this anti inflammatory spice. I usually mix it with warm almond milk, cinnamon, black pepper, honey and coconut oil. I try to enjoy at least one cup a day. So heartwarming and comforting. Plyometrics – I’m all about those short & sweet intensive workouts; body weight plyometric exercises or interval training on the treadmill for both strength and speed. Box jumps, squat jumps, jumping lunges, burpees to mention a few exercises. Mádara skin care products – I found a new organic skin care brand and I’m in love. Their products are awesome and cruelty free. One of my favourite products is the Radiant Energy Organic Facial oil. It’s a radiance-boosting concentrate of 9 rare and precious dry oils. With ingredients such as Blueberry, Cloudberry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Black Cumin, Parsley, Pumpkin, Borage and Golden Jojoba seed oils it gives the skin a luxurious youthful glow. My skin loves it! Stretching – The best way to begin or end the day. My body is …

If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream

‘Do something today that your future self will thank you for.’ ___________________________________________________ Two of my biggest passions in life are health & nutrition. I’m especially intrigued by the enormous power and impact food has over the human mind and body. We can either become addicted to certain foods, we might use food as a stimuli; for example we might turn to food when we’re bored, when we’re sad, when we’re stressed OR food can have a positive impact on our health and thereby help to prevent many chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, to mention a few.  Eating healthy is a form of self-respect Awareness is key when it comes to a healthy mindset and a healthy body. As well as the importance of making better choices. Healthier choices. No one is perfect, and of course one is entitled to indulge every now and then (what would life be without indulgence!?) However, you should always bare in mind that eating healthy is a form of self-respect. You can’t control …

My thoughts on plant based eating

”Don’t forget: We all thrive on different foods. And healthy looks different on every body.”   In the end of December 2015 I switched to a vegetarian diet. Transferring to a vegetarian diet wasn’t that big of a deal since I haven’t had red meat or pork in approximately 16 years. I guess the main reason was my body started craving more and more vegetables and plant based foods. However, I was still eating dairy in form of goat cheese and halloumi. After a month I decided to quit all dairy products, since I’m anyhow intolerant to cow milk. At first I thought (or wished) my stomach could digest goat milk better than cow milk, but in fact it doesn’t. Imagine the struggles since halloumi was one of my favourite foods! However, quitting dairy has improved my skin, stomach and throat(?!) While eating cheese and dairy I usually suffered from skin rashes, stomach cramps and infections in my tonsils. Between March 2016 – January 2017 I followed a mostly plant based diet (I write mostly since I had egg …

My plant based kitchen

Food staples for a plant based diet I’ve been eating a more plant based diet for almost a month now. However, there hasn’t been any drastic changes regarding my food habits. Or it depends how you look at it. As being a person that is used to eating almost four eggs per day, halloumi and goats cheese every second day and a chocolate protein bar every now and then… Then of course there’s been some minor changes 😉 At first I thought it would be difficult to be without both egg and goats cheese but it’s funny how quickly your body gets used to a new habit. I think I read some where that it takes approximately 14 days for a person introducing a new habit. I strongly believe it depends on the person – for one person it might take three days whilst for another up to several months. It’s important when changing a habit that you give yourself room to fall back to old habits and not being too harsh on yourself if that happens. These …

Meat free January

I’ve decided to enjoy a meat free/vegetarian January. I haven’t been eating red meat and pork in a very long time, I think it’s probably 15 years since I had a piece of meat. However I’ve been eating plenty of chicken and fish. Whereas I’m sensitive to dairy it won’t be any bigger problem leaving that out. Goat cheese is still okey for me (in moderation), which I’m rather happy about since I love halloumi. Anyhow during this meat free month I will continue eating organic eggs, but less than before. I’m used to eating approximately three to four eggs per day. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I’m down to eating three to four eggs per week. One reason why I decided to stay away from chicken and fish is that I want to eat more plant based and thereby focus more on veggies and greens. I didn’t really plan to have a meat free January, it just ”happened”. During the Christmas holidays I enjoyed plenty of vegetarian food and fish, and it felt …