CHICKPEAS NEVER TASTED BETTER!

All you need for these homemade protein bars are ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard anyways. I don’t know about you but my boyfriend Kerem and I are addicted to dried fruit and nuts. I use medjool dates in lots of my desserts, they are a perfect sugar replacement. Protein bars are usually seriously expensive and if you take the time to check …

MENOPAUSE A NIGHTMARE?

Most women enter menopause when they are 48-55 years old. I remember my mom when she had hot flashes out of nowhere. She was wearing t-shirts in winter and we were regularly finding her running to the window to gasp some fresh air. Flashes and weight gain are the most common symptoms caused by the hormone change in the body. What happens is that oestrogen …

10 CARBS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

People tend to think that carbs are their worse enemy when they want to slim down. But the truth is: If you want to burn calories fast, you need carbs. Carbs are your primary energy source and if you don’t eat carbs you will feel weak and in no condition to rock the gym. There is two things you should consider when prepping your meals: …

SQUAT ’TIL BIRTH!

If you are in good health and there are no complications with your pregnancy, your doctor will probably encourage you to remain active, especially if you were working out before. Exercising during pregnancy will not only make you feel better and fitter, it can also help prepare your body for labor and delivery. And guess what: One of the most beneficial exercises during pregnancy is …

WHY YOU MUST SQUAT

Many girls don’t like their butt. They want it to be firmer and rounder and they have somehow heard that they should squat. But before they start, they all have the same questions: Is squatting really the solution to my problem? How many squats a day should I make? And when will I see the results? First of all, the answer is Yes: Squat is …

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SQUAT

1 – Squat twice a Week Squatting two times a week allows you to go for two heavy sessions if you separate them by 48 hours at least so that your muscles have time to recover fully. You could for example squat on Monday and Thursday. Make sure you vary your squats in order to challenge your body. My leg days could look like this: …

KNEE PAIN AFTER SQUATTING

I have lots of followers who complain about knee pain after squatting. They swear they do the exercise correctly, but let me assure you: If you do your squat right, you won’t have pain. That is if you are a healthy individual who doesn’t have a history of knee pain or injury of course. Here are a couple of common mistakes that lead to knee …