Category Archives: optimum-you Blog

Veggie Challenge – are you in?

On a call with one of my wonderful clients yesterday, we landed on taking a ‘veggie challenge’. We decided, that for the coming week, we would add veggies to everything we eat. Find ways to integrate them no matter what.
I frequently see clients (and myself) eating less veggies during this time of the year – as nobody feels like eating salad all the time and smoothies are cold and summery as well… Continue reading

simple ways to reduce toxins in your life

Reducing your toxic load is one of the big topics that flows into my nutrition and health coaching work. Especially with hormone health, it is such an important key topic to tackle.
And yes, it is complicated…
Making this integrative journey simple for you is my main goal – so here are the 3 things you can focus on to start reducing toxins in your (and your loved ones’) lives: Continue reading

simple tricks to keep up your hydration

How are you doing in the hot weather? Quite intense, isn’t it? I am really enjoying it! The weekend at the cottage was amazing and the perfect place to bet – but even back in the city, we are making sure to keep the house cool, we have lots of shade in the backyard – and – we all make sure to hydrate lots. Continue reading

Why do I still buy my cosmetics in Germany?

As you probably all know about me, I am from Germany and have been living in the US and then Canada for about 11 years now.
One question I get often is: why, after being away for so many years, do you still buy your cosmetics in Germany? Doesn’t that seem a bit sentimental?
No, actually, this has no sentimental reasons at all.
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tummy troubles?

Quick tip of the day: take good care of your gut!
How do I do that? Eat good foods, manage stress and take good care of yourself – take a good quality probiotic in times of bigger stress.
That’s it!

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lofty goals?

Hi my friends!

How are you doing with your goals for 2018?
I have never been a fan of lofty New Years Resolutions – as I know from working with all of you that it is about the long term commitment and the little things you do consistently… HABITS… those are what changes your life!

But – I do think that the New Year is a good point in time to start fresh, take a look at what you are doing and consider doing a few things differently, Continue reading

do you like bitter?

I spent last weekend at a nutrition conference, catching up with lovely friends and fellow nutritionists, learning a bunch of new stuff and reconfirming plenty of things. Always important and wonderful. Lifelong learning is fun – and in nutrition you simply cant stop. Things change constantly!
Remember when fat was bad?
We all know that is long gone – and we know about the importance of good fats in our diet.

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Sleep better?

The goal of my work with individuals and groups is helping you discover your ‘optimum-you’ – whatever that means for YOU. A big part of our work together is focused on movement and nutrition – but it does not stop there. Stress and too little time in our days often leaves my clients with not enough or not the right quality sleep and rest. Not being able to fall asleep or waking up around 2am and not being able to go back to sleep are common problems clients deal with. Sleep issues directly impact health, weight, mood and well-being. Growth, recovery and rejuvenation happen when we rest.

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10 Ways to Optimize Intermittent Fasting & CRUSH Hunger

If you’ve kept up with cutting-edge ways to lose weight, you’re probably well familiar with intermittent fasting (IF). Many of you have asked me about this, some of us have tried it out together. Far from being the latest fad, studies show IF can be an ideal way to lose weight and keep it off. Other studies show IF can reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes and numerous other diseases.

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I’ll talk more about these and numerous other benefits in the next two blogs. Here, let’s focus on how to do IF correctly whether you’re a newbie or seasoned faster. Continue reading