Saturday, 1 June 2019

Cooking: detox diaries - the way forward

Yay!  I did it  - I managed to stick to a vegan, gluten-, lactose- and sugar-free diet for 3 weeks, drinking only tea and water.  And I enjoyed it all!  

But this is not the end of my detox adventures.  I continue to follow for the most part a plant-based diet, but I'm by no means a vegan.  I have reintroduced meat and dairy products (on a very few occasions), but I actually prefer the versatility of the plant-based meals.  I'm still not drinking coffee, but I don't feel I'm missing out on anything. And while I haven't had any real dessert, I'm looking into this area and am gathering ideas for the future...

Monday, 27 May 2019

Cooking: detox diaries, week 3

This detox has been an incredible journey that has really put many of my long held beliefs on the test:  would I ever survive without cheese?  Yes.  And what about meat and fish? could I fill up on veggies and legumes?  Oh yes! 

Would I require a tiny bit of dessert after a good meal?  Sure, but more like an apple with (home-made) peanut butter...

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Cooking: detox diaries, week 2

Week one of my detox passed like a breeze.  Not so the weight (because, let's face it, if I can lose weight while taking care of my health, count me in!).  But no, at half point I dared to weigh myself and see ... nothing... Can't say I was disappointed or dissuaded, rather I realised that I still had quite a stock in excess fuel to keep me going - at least in the beginning.  And so I continued, onwards and upwards.  And the week ended and pouf! I had lost 2 kilos...

Monday, 13 May 2019

Cooking: Detox diaries, week 1

at some point in time we all go through an event that serves as a "wake up" call and that encourages us to investigate new ways to move forward with our lives:  from changing jobs, to changing houses, to change partner ... to change diet!
This is my little story of how a surgery, approaching 50 and swelling feet got me thinking about the future I wanted to have and how I got motivated to take matters in my own hands...

Monday, 14 May 2018

2018 challenge: Back to the Classics

Well, I am back at last! It's been too long that I've been absent and I have missed it greatly...
I long to write again about the books I'm reading -- but I also miss the challenges.  
(I know that I'm way too late to sign up, but nevertheless I will try to participate - it's too much fun not to...)

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

How does one treat adversity? how does one address failure? in our day and age, when negative instances can have a major impact on our lives, we need to look for ways to handle these, survive, move on and eventually thrive.

In Option B, Sandberg looks into a topic that is not easily discussed and is best kept untouched. Taking inspiration from a major incident in her own life, the sudden death of her husband, she consults with Grant and other professionals and seeks to find ways to successfully get out of a black hole that can easily absorb anyone affected.



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