When it comes to calories, surprisingly enough, it is not all about the actual food we ingest. Calories in vs calories out is a well-known (and logic) rule in the world of dieting. However, not all the calories are processed the same within our bodies, and there are other external factors that can have a … More It’s not all about food: 6 factors that make you burn (or gain!) more calories
Macronutrients… Not sure if everyone has heard about that word, but what is sure is that most people have heard about carbohydrates, proteins and fats. That is more familiar, right? Well, these three big nutrient groups are macronutrients and they are called “Macro” precisely because we need them in MACRO (aka BIG) quantities in our … More Carbs, protein and fat – What are they and how much do we need a day?
Getting a bit overweight is quite easy, especially as you hit your 30s. Suddenly, food has no mercy and you can no longer eat as you wish with no consequences. As our metabolism slows down, things such as too many “treats”, a holiday, the arrival of winter (and the laziness linked to the darker and … More 10 Lifestyle tips to go back to your natural weight
Summer is one of my favourite seasons, even more since I live in the UK and the warm weather is rather scarce! Summer is also great for turning to quick & easy meals. Maybe because, with the higher temperatures, it is more appealing to have salad-style food, and there’s less need to eat warm-comforting food … More Tricks for quick and healthy summer meals
Eat food. Mostly plants. And not too much. This is pretty much how Michael Pollan summarises the key Food Rules in his fun and quick to read book. Nice and simple! For those who are not fans of long nutrition theories, here are my favourite rules from his entertaining book: Eat food Don’t eat anything your … More “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan
Eating healthier food can be mission impossible if we have little time to cook and plan our meals. Life is busy these days and, as much as I like cooking, I don’t always enjoy of enough time all my evenings to do it properly. That’s why I found that cooking for 2-3 days in one … More Healthy eating – tricks to make it happen when you are too busy (or lazy)
“The diet of eating… well”. That’s how the Spanish author defines her principles when it comes to nutrition. This is my favourite book about the subject, and Patricia Pérez is not even a certified nutritionist! Her tone, warm and funny; the way in which she explains how our body works and how the different types … More “Yo sí que como” by Patricia Pérez
People don’t like to be told what to do. Following “a diet” is normally a pain for everyone, even the idea of “clean eating” is not that attractive for many people. So here are a few ideas to eat healthier without having to change what’s on the menu. Portions portions portions This is one of … More 5 eating tips that have nothing to do with what you eat