20-12-19 | Food | weight-loss |

Detox diets: yay or nay?

The beginning of a new year is usually the time we are super motivated to live healthier. This may also involve following certain hypes like detoxing. There seems to be a lot going on about this topic lately, so I want to tell you how I feel about detox diets and why I think it is yay or nay. Read More…


25-11-19 | Food | lunch |

Healthy snacking with sweet potato brownies

Chocolate is my number one favorite snack, so it’s something I love to incorporate in my baking sessions! I think I’m guilty of eating chocolate or cacao almost every day, but due to its health benefits that’s not a bad thing – as long as you (mainly) choose the right kind of chocolate. When we think chocolate and baking, we can’t forget the classic brownie. And did you know that veggies and brownies make the greatest combo?  Read More…


12-11-19 | MIND | happiness |

5 tips to reach a happy hormonal balance and overall health

Let’s talk about something we’re dealing with each day: hormones. We all experience hormonal effects daily, some more than others. And even when we don’t realize it, they are still there working hard for you! Hormones should be appreciated and your friend, because a happy hormonal balance can give you so much joy. Want to find out how to reach that happy hormonal balance and upgrade your overall health?

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15-10-19 | Food | weight-loss |

4 simple steps towards the perfect PRE-workout meal

You might know it already, but a PRE-workout meal plays a key role in the effectiveness of your workout. If you want to get the most out of your workout, then you should eat the right foods before. But what are the right foods? Help is here sweet girls, because today I will give you a list of what you should consume! Read More…


25-09-19 | MIND | happiness |

The 5 secrets behind a successful start of something new

We are already a few weeks into the new year and for most people this means we’re in the middle of new beginning(s). Better known as new year’s intentions! But do you know how to do that best? How do you successfully kick-off new beginnings and turn them into new habits? Find out my secrets of a good start (it can be anything!) and challenge yourself!

The thing about new beginnings is that they require something else to end.

Tip 1: Visualize your gains
A good motivation to have a successful start of something new is by visualizing what you want to achieve. And not only physical goals, like shining in that bikini body next summer. Also try to imagine how you want to feel. What’s most important for you in creating an optimal lifestyle?

Tip 2: Don’t set the bar too high
When we know what we want to achieve, we get super excited and start making grand plans on how we want to accomplish this. Think about working out every day, eating healthy food only, etc. However, it can work against you getting into it this drastic. It’s good to aim high, but not too high. Rather make realistic goals and plans that you can keep up. Don’t wish for all at once, just do what fits your body and mind.

Tip 3: Know your weakness
And even realistic goals may seem hard to keep up sometimes. Though in most cases we know our weaknesses, so take that into account before starting. Knowing where it may get difficult and try to prevent that can help in the success. For example by not buying those unhealthy snacks and not making excuses for your workouts.

Tip 4: Believe in yourself
Despite things won’t be easy at all times, we’re capable of doing more than we might think! Always believe in your own strength and don’t give up. It doesn’t have to be a complete failure when there have been a few setbacks. Each beginning is a chance and a good result is in your own hands.

Trust the magic of new beginnings!

Tip 5: Be good to you
Most important of all: remember that you’re always good the way you are. You’re worth being loved, no matter what you look or feel like. Therefore you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. Always love yourself and just enjoy the process.

January is a great time to make a successful start of something new, but make sure to do that because you really want to. Before you know, you’re used to this new lifestyle and don’t even know how else to do it anymore. Don’t be afraid of failure and create that good start all by yourself!

With love,
Carolina.


15-05-19 | Food | breakfast |

My favorite peanut butter smoothie bowl with rawnola

I have to say that breakfast is my most favorite meal in a day. I’ve got a real big sweet tooth and breakfast is perfect to fulfill this with! By adding all sorts of fruits you can create the best healthy sweet meals. This peanut butter smoothie bowl with rawnola will definitely fulfill your cravings and giving you the best start of the day! Are you getting as excited as me already? Read More…


17-04-19 | Food | breakfast |

Bake your day with a homemade 98 kcal chocolate fudge cake

Oh-em-gee girlies I’ve got something for you that is so super yummy! If you crave for something sweet then this chocolate fudge cake goodness is your next stop. I absolutely LOVE healthy cakes, it’s my all-time favorite snack. You can make lots of variations, but we’ve got a totally winning cake here! Read More…


20-03-19 | Food | dinner |

Vegan sweet potato Buddha bowl with falafel and avocado

I don’t know why, but I just love food that comes from a bowl! It somehow looks more yummy than on a plate and I feel like there’s more when it’s in a bowl. That may be my mind tricking me, but I don’t mind as long as I can enjoy food even more 😉 Today’s recipe is a sweet potato Buddha bowl that I’m sure you will love too! Read More…


04-03-19 | Food | weight-loss |

Foodie-ness food diary: my work and weekend days

Since I’m getting daily lot of questions from all you lovely girls about how my own food intake looks like, I think it’s time for another Foodie-ness food diary! I had been following my own Geluksfactor 10 book 4-week food plan in January to get back on track. Now that I found a good rhythm again, I hold on and still am feeling happy, strong, healthy and slim. Want to find out what I eat Read More…


19-02-19 | Food | breakfast |

Dutch healthy spiced breakfast cake to start your day with

As a kid I always loved to have a daily slice of spiced breakfast cake, called ontbijtkoek in Dutch. Little did I know how packed these cakes are with large amounts of sugar! When I started realizing this, I’ve quit eating them. Now I prefer to make my own healthy spiced breakfast cake and the love is back. Here’s my recipe for a healthy spiced cake that will definitely give you Read More…