The fact that I feel bikini-confident all year round is, of course, a nice bonus. But for me, the biggest payoff of following the keto diet is the way it optimizes my health and gives me tons of energy.
. In short, the keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. In this state, your body is incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy and your insulin levels are lowered. It does take extreme discipline – which I happen to have – to do it right, but if you are merely ‘keto curious’, why don’t you start by making your favorite meals ‘keto friendly’? Simply remove grains and sugar from them and add veggies and healthy fats. If you like hamburgers, for example, ditch the bun and sugary ketchup, and add some nice, aged cheese and a huge salad. Make sure to avoid processed foods and sugary drinks and enjoy your newfound energy!
fall|winter 20 preview
In January, I presented my newest FW20 collection during a show full of dance and entertainment in Rotterdam. All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses, powerful female icons from past and present. And for FW20, my muse will be crime writer Agatha Christie. A few months from now, you will get to discover the collections, and see how they tell stories like Agatha’s thrilling books do..
Running for your life
Dr. Bram Bakker is a psychiatrist, a writer, a runner and a provocateur. With his many bestselling books and columns – and yes, even his own theatre show – he urges us to think outside the box when it comes to our mental health. Not crazy about popping pills? Bram shared some interesting alternatives with me, from throwing out our phones to running ‘till we puke’.
Peas & peppers instead of pills
General practitioner Tamara de Weijer believes that we would feel a lot better if we hit the produce stand before we visited the pharmacy. “On a massive scale, we have been putting the wrong kind of fuel in our bodies.”
Singles Day – You’ve Got this!
All the single ladies, listen up! With single women rapidly becoming the majority, it is high time to stop feeling singled out. This Singles Day, let’s celebrate our freedom and independence by sharing all those solo milestones that make us go: ‘You’ve got this!’.