Coffee Snob Series III. Different Brewing Methods

After two posts of trying to convert you from drinking espresso at home into filter coffee, I am finally going to tell you more about it. Thanks for sticking around. I get it, filter coffee can be a little bit intimidating. You’re trying to order one at a cafe and you get hit by questions…

How To Get Motivated?

Motivation. It’s a word that keeps being thrown around a lot these days. How do you keep motivated to go to the gym? To eat healthy? To avoid junk food? How do you get motivated to get things done? People go around searching for this magical ingredient expecting that once they find it, everything will…

20 Lessons I’ve Learned From 6 Years Of Working In Hospitality

1. The grass is always greener Believe me, I’ve tried them all.  Cafes, restaurants, cocktail bars, hotels, you name it. Hospitality is just tough. But each place is tough in a different way. The thing I noticed is that, after a while, it starts really annoying you. You feel like the grass is always greener…

I Don’t Listen To My Body (Is CrossFit Still For Me?)

I was gonna upload this pre-19.3 picture on the ‘gram with the caption: ‘Game face on’ You know, that mindset when you’re ready to smash it. But then, I looked at the picture more closely. And what I actually see Is That I was tired, sleep deprived and really struggled to get myself pumped up…

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Make Abs Your Goal

Let me tell you a little something about having abs and why you should never make that your goal, okay? HOW I GOT THEM?  Very unglamorous, I’m afraid.  I was in quite a BIG caloric deficit and FORCING MYSELF to do ab session 3 TIMES A WEEK.  At the same time, I was working 60-70…

How I Stopped Counting Macros Part V: Intuitive Eating Guidelines

Eating intuitively. So you mean eating doughnuts every day and half of a jar of peanut butter before bed? Nah. It’s completely different to that. It is a practise that you’ll need to rediscover. Because we all used to be intuitive eaters.  My favourite example are little kids who haven’t been damaged by the society’s diet…

How I Stopped Counting Macros Part IV: I Failed A Few Times First

Remember the first post? I said “I got my phone out to log it all in. And then thought: Nah. And haven’t opened MyFitnessPal since.” Very dramatic. Punchy. Also true though. But there’s one thing I haven’t said there. That wasn’t the first time I tried to stop. I tried and failed a few times…

How I Stopped Counting Macros Part III: Dirty MyFitnessPal Confessions

Hey, don’t get me wrong. If a person wants to understand nutrition and its impact on their life. I’d still 100% recommend them to start counting macros. Because you learn a lot of stuff while doing that. You learn that those 5-pack supermarket bakery cookies are 400kcal each. So it’s probably not the best idea…

How I Stopped Counting Macros Part II.: Why

In the first post I told you that I didn’t find tracking restrictive. I wasn’t obsessive. I was fine. So why? Because it’s not like I was tracking for twelve weeks in order to lose weight and then got tired of it or anything. And I’m sure fellow IIFYM-ers will relate. I wasn’t counting because…