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As many of you are on vacation or were on vacation, the most asked question is: “How can we stay healthy when we’re on vacation?”

Well to tell you the honest truth , i have been on vacation for 3 weeks and i lost 1,5 kg!! How, i don’t really know, i’m eating the same kind of food, the same quantities. The only thing that changed is that here the main meal is at 2h pm rather than 5h pm, and i move more than usual.

What most people do on vacation normally, is that they take a vacation from their normal diet, and that’s why they gain weight. It’s ok if you don’t do your yoga or Pilates for a few weeks, the important thing is sticking to your diet. Healthy food, no junk. I am all for trying new dishes, but always ask what it is made of, even if you feel the waiter is going to hit you with his tray! And if you feel you over did it one day, take it easy the next. Don’t stress about it while you’re enjoying yourself, once you’re back to your routine, everything will fall into place. Enjoy your vacation, try all the desserts you want, walk more, and you will be just fine!

So people, what do you do on vacation to stay healthy and fit?

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Monday question

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Many readers have asked on different occasions about weight loss and age. How much weight should we loose after 4o? Can we aim to be model thin or just being normal thin (as in healthy weight)?

When i was in my mid 30’s i was very skinny, mostly due to unhappiness and depression. I thought i looked good. My mother used to tell me i looked like an ironing board! Go figure! I didn’t starve myself or go on diets. Food just wasn’t important to me back then.

Now, almost 10 years later, i’m at a healthy weight, i look younger, and feel great!

What i want to say is that at a certain age our skin isn’t as elastic as it was in our 20’s. We can’t afford to loose much weight; our face will look older, the skin will sag quicker, and the glow of health won’t show..

So in my opinion, a healthy weight is the best. Follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly….and be happy! That’s my recipe!

What is yours?

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Friday recipe: Herbed Potato Salad

Potato salads are a summer and picnic staple all over the world, funny how one salad can be so international?! My Mediterranean aunt does one in a slightly different way, which i love and find delicious.

Potato Salads from all over!!

Potato Salads from all over!!

Recipe:

1-2 lbs potatoes cooked and sliced

1/2 cup Greek black olives pitted

2 cloves garlic chopped

1 tbs chopped oregano, 1 tbs chopped mint, 3 tbs chopped parsley

1/2 cup fetta cheese, crumbled

2 tbs red wine vinegar, 1 tbs lemon juice, 3 tbs olive oil.

-In a blender combine the herbs, the garlic, lemon and vinegar until pureed. Add the oil and fetta and blend till well combined. Toss with the cooked potatoes, and sprinkle the black olives on top. Enjoy!

How do you like your potato salad?

*images via pinterest

 

 

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Monday question

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Today’s question isn’t about health or diet or food. It’s all about comfort.

Once you get home from work, what do you wear for comfort? Do you prefer your yoga pants, an old pair of jeans, a long and flowy dress? Or you are the kind of woman who has to stay dressed up no matter what?

I personally am a jeans kind of girl! I think it’s the most amazing invention of all times!! Honestly who doesn’t feel comfortable in any pair?!

I like them because they take you from morning to evening, don’t get crumpled, and can be dressed up or down, depending with what you pair it with.

So ladies, what is your comfort dress code?

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