Tuesday, 21 March 2017

RECIPE: Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins (made with avocado)

I've fallen in love with healthy baking so I'm now trying every healthy recipe that I find. I usually change it a bit and this time it all worked out well so I wanted to share this delicious recipe with you!

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These muffins are easy and quick so they're perfect if you're craving something tasty right now because you'll have delicious muffins ready in half an hour! Sounds perfect, right? Let's get into it!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Shopping Guide: Ultimate Grocery List - What to Buy When You Want to Eat Healthy

We've all been at the point when we wanted to start eating healthy but we didn't know what food should we buy. We went shopping, bought what we thought is enough and when we came back and started browsing through hundreds and hundreds of healthy recipes, we found out that we always miss at least half of the ingredients...

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I get you, I know this struggle too well. But the more I learn about healthy eating the more I see that I actually need just a couple of basic foods to get me through the whole day. A healthy lifestyle is actually quite easy to follow...

Don't buy processed food. Buy basic food and make your own meal out of it. Forget about all the supplements you see on the internet, it's not necessary to buy expensive proteins to be healthy. Forget about 99% of fitness, protein or müsli bars because they're not healthy! The fact that you see every fit girl on Instagram eating them doesn't mean it's actually healthy. So again, focus on basic food because you can make everything you need out of it...

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Most Important Thing No One Tells You About Studying Abroad

I already told you 10 reasons to study abroad but I realised I forgot to mention the most important thing about studying abroad. This might actually make you doubt whether you should go on an exchange... 
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The thing no one will mention before you go studying abroad is that you'll miss it when you're back home. 
You'll miss it a lot!

I wrote an article named When you miss your second home where I talk about missing Gothenburg. Now, 4 months later, I still feel the same. But my post That feeling after coming home from living abroad speaks more about what I want to talk about today.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Life with Eating Disorders and Self-hatred 2/2: How to Get Rid of Eating Disorders and Self-hatred

Everyone knows eating disorders even though there's no exact diagnosis and there's no cure for them. It's not easy to get rid of eating disorders but it's not impossible as well. Today I'm going to tell you how I managed to do it and I hope this advice might help you to deal with it as well!

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I told you my story in the last post. I told you how I started having problems and lived with eating disorders and self-hatred. The last thing I mentioned was that I moved from a small town to Prague and that's when I realised that my feelings aren't right. I knew I needed to change that!

Before I'm going to tell you what I did to get rid of eating disorders and bad feelings about myself, I want to remind you that if you met me now, you wouldn't call me skinny. I fought with food till I was nineteen and even after this point I didn't eat well. I focused more on my mind which is more important in this case. But if you read some of my last articles you know I'm now focusing on living healthy so I can cure my body, not just my mind, as well.But I want to talk about healthy mind today...

STOP BEING AFRAID OF FOOD, EDUCATE YOURSELF
I saw that I'm moving nowhere with junk food, starvation and self-hatred and I knew I needed to change something in order to live a normal life. But the change can't come easily after so many years. I saw the consequences in the way I treated myself and the way I thought about food. I was afraid to eat. The good thing was that at that time the trend of healthy lifestyle and fit bodies ovecame the trend of anorexia and super thin bodies. I started to read articles about healthy food and I tried to force myself to stop being afraid of eating.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Life with Eating Disorders and Self-hatred 1/2: How It All Started

I believe that many of you will understand the story I'm about to tell you. It's not surprising because there are many people suffering eating disorders, self-hatred and desire for perfection. On the other hand, many of these people don't know about their problem or they don't want to admit it to themselves. I stopped being ashamed about my problems and I'm not going to keep them a secret anymore. Just a very few people know my story. That's one of the reasons why I don't want to stay quiet anymore. That doesn't mean writing this article and admiting this problem to the world isn't a challenge for me...

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I was nineteen when when I first realised it's not normal that I hate myself. The worst thing was that I felt like that since I was twelve. How come I only realised it after so many years? I have no idea. I never saw the desire for a perfect body and life and self-hatred as something bad. I felt like this since I was twelve because that was when I fell into anorexia. I only ate one meal a day and by a meal I mean one bread roll or one apple. What's more, I forced myself to work out a lot even though I moved a lot during the day anyway. I weighed myself many times a day when I started seeing results so I could enjoy my success. I jumped of joy when someone noticed that I lost weight and I was even more excited when someone told me that I shouldn't keep losing weight anymore because I already look good enough. I wanted attention. I also liked the control I had over my life and body. I wasn't happy, though. Not even a thinner body would make me feel good enough.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen

It's been one year since I visited the capital of Denmark and I want to remind you why you should visit this amazing city. Last year I published posts about our trip to Copenhagen (Copenhagen Day 1 and Copenhagen Day 2) which are full of photos. Now I want to summarize the reasons why Copenhagen needs to be on your travel list!



1. Food
You could say that there's delicious food in every city and you're right but damn Copenhagen... If you want perfect breakfast you can't go wrong with any bakery in the centre but my personal tip is to go to the Holm's Bager. That's where you start the day right!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

10 Reasons to Study Abroad

I spent one semester in Sweden and I loved it. It has been something I wanted to do and now I think everyone should try it. Here's why...
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1. You'll learn to be independent 
I've been "mommy's girl" until I landed in Gothenburg last January. I wasn't able to do anything without her help and suddenly I had to go through bureaucracy and everything connected to moving to another country all by myself. But that wasn't all. I had to take care of myself. You might think it's obvious but I wasn't used to it. I had to plan my time, do laundry, cook and so on. That was a sudden change. So you just have to do all of this because none else will! And that's good...

2. Learn the language
If you've never really used English in everyday life studying abroad will be a huge change for you. You might think your English is good because you have good grades but you might find out it's not true. Suddenly you'll have to speak English to your doctor or learn how to use special machines by reading English instructions. That's when you really learn. And of course you'll learn the informal English which is something you can't practice anywhere else. 
And of course it's not just English :)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Weight Loss: 1 Month In

Some of my readers already know that I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of 2017. And it's going really well! But it's not just about losing weight...
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It's been a month since I started with losing weight. Month is a short period of time but for me it's a huge step! I've started a million times and I always failed. Sometimes I was able to eat healthy and excercise just a couple of days, sometimes longer. But it always ended with overeating. Why? Because I didn't eat enough. I ate just a few calories a day to lose weight fast and to look good in shorts. So I was literally starving myself and that's something you can't do for a long time. This time I turned it all around and did what I should have years ago.

I started losing weight because I wanted to be healthy.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Living Abroad: Katerina - Czech Girl in the UK and the Netherlands

I can see that you like my interviews with people who lived or live abroad so I'm here with another one, interesting one! And I might be even happier because this time it's an interview with Czech girl who's already lived abroad twice and loved it :)
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Hi Katerina! You're currently living in the Netherlends but before we get to that I'd like to ask you about the UK because you spent half a year there. Where exactly were you and why did you move there?
People often want something new and I was looking for new experiences and I wanted to find my boundaries. I spent one semester as an exchange student at the university in Bristol. Bristol is an amazing student city in southwest England. The UK is a great place for life I just need to forget the well known windy British weather that I couldn't get used to. I traveled a lot while I lived in the UK. I love their architecture, brick houses, old British pubs as well as wild countryside that looks like from Emily Brontë's or Daphne du Maurier's novels.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Blogging Tips: How to Break Through Writer's Block

I've been blogging on and off since I was 12 and I definitely know what it means to have writer's block. Throughout all these years I've found some things that help me to overcome it and I'd like to share them with you!
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There are several things I do when I don't feel like writing. Sometimes it takes days but there are also periods when I don't want to sit down and write anything for weeks. I found a couple of ways how to overcome this struggle but there's one thing that never helped me: forcing it. So what do I do to start writing and loving it again?