MY NUTRITION SECRETS

Everyone you know is always on a diet – friends, celebrities, possibly you. I have never been on a prescribed menu plan for weight loss reasons ever. But then, when you look at the foods and drinks I regularly consume, my whole life has been a “diet” from other people’s point of view. To me it never felt like this because I just keep eating …

READY FOR 2014?

Let’s be realistic, we will all drink on New Year’s Eve. If we don’t (which would probably occur as an option for professional athletes only) they will call us “boring” and “unsocial”. So let’s raise those glasses and enjoy the effect it has on our mood. BUT, let’s not drive cars and drink reasonably, remember there will be a next morning and alcohol poisoning isn’t …

MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS LIST

Become a certified Personal Trainer. I want to pass the ACE exam (American Council on Exercise) and then get practical experience about giving personal lessons. I would love to motivate and help people change, make sports part of their lifestyle and show them how easy and yummy it is to eat clean. No more cheat days. Most of my sports friends use the week-ends or …

JUST A LITTLE CROSSFIT

  If you see a very very strong girl or guy that is not a bodybuilder, she or he probably is a CrossFitter. They flip tires, climb ropes, snatch, clean and jerk, do pull-ups, dips, push-ups, press to handstand, flip and split. They are enthusiasts, they love challenge and they like to go extreme. Let me tell you right away, I am not one of …

ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH?

If you are one of these people who don’t eat anything and maybe even exercise but cannot lose a single pound, you are most probably not eating enough; your body may actually have gone into starvation mode. Let me tell you what happens: This amazing machine called your body is coming up with a rescue plan to survive the starvation period you put him through. It …

ALL IN ONE EXERCISE

Let’s be frank, there are some exercises which simply look cool. Especially if a girl does it. Deadlift is one of them. Squat is the other. But let’s concentrate on this most ancient, fundamental alpha lift here. I cannot imagine a leg day without deadlifts because it’s an addiction and every time I do it, I get so much stronger. What’s more, against most girls’ …

BACKYARD LOOK

For my birthday, two friends of mine and I went to London. Sevda is a photographer and the one who takes all these beautiful pictures. She is into casual chic since her job requires her to carry around the heavy camera all the time. Gülçin, my other friend has her own textile company and produces clothes for big brands like Benetton and Sisley. She is …