10 tips and tricks for a healthy life

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I know, I know it’s not that easy to live a healthy lifestyle, especially during working days. Most of the time we are stressed and don’t find time to treat our body the right way. It’s easier and  time-saving to fastly eat an instant soup in front of the Computer instead of preparing a healthy meal or going to a restaurant. At the end of the day we are so tired and just want to eat and going straight to bed, certainly not going to the gym or doing some workout exercises! Who feels me?

After my studies this autumn I started an internship (working 100% for the first time in my life). Since my working-place is not very close to my home, but about 1.5 hours a way away,  I’m never  at home before 7pm. At the beginning I was little overstrained with the whole situation! In the noon I oftly didn’t eat a lot since I was always on the run and in the evening I needed of course something solid, like Pasta or Pizza! As you can see not healty at all. And of course I also didn’t go to the gym anymore, since I was dead at the end of the day. The study times of healthy smoothies and 4x workout sessions a week were definitely over!

But now, almost 3/4 year later, I learned how to manage this situation. Here are some of my tips:

  1. Equip yourself at the office with the following: Cutlery, plate, a cup and mini spice like salt and peper.
  2. I try to prepare my meal in the evening before. It doesn’t have to be something difficult, just cutting some tomatoes and mozzarella or making a yummi and healthy sandwich or a salad.
  3. Nowadays there are a lot of takeaways, which offer a range of freshly prepared meals, salads or muesli with fresh fruits. So if I don’t have time to prepare something at home I eat things like: steamed vegetables (the takeaway also offers oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to flavor the salads or vegetables, otherwise you may have some basic spicery at the office) or muesli or salad.
  4. Instead of buying a-ready-to-eat sandwich I buy some cold meat, cheese, tomatos and bread (whole-grain bread, no white bread) and I make my own healthy sandwich, without any mayo or tons of butter. Another possibility: when my appetite is not too big I buy a carrot, cucumber and fennel and I eat them like a dip with some creme fraiche.
  5. Try to avoid convenience food! You can’t imagine how many preservatives are hidden in this kinda food and let’s be honest, it also tastes awful.
  6. It’s all about water: Fill every morning a one litre bottle with water and try to drink two of them. You automatically drink more if you have such a bottle next to you, as if you have a small glass, which you have to fill about 20 times a day. Sometimes I also make some water with fresh lemon juice or hot water with ginger and mint.
  7. Instead of drinking couple of coffees, try to limit it to one or two cups a day and drink instead a green-or black tea (without sugar of course, believe me it’s only a matter of habit).
  8. Try to eat two or three portion of fruits a day. I’m eating these fruits almost every day: an orange, an apple and passionfruit or Grapefruit or a banana.
  9. You may heard it about a million times, but try to take the stairs as often as possible instead of the aviator. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time to workout! Taking the stairs will compensate it a bit.
  10. If you have an evening off, meaning no meetings oder dinner with friends, do 30 minutes of workout at home. Just watch some YouTube videos,  there are plenty of different and very good workout videos there!

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22 comments on “10 tips and tricks for a healthy life

  1. ASHA
    26. February 2015 at 9:23

    Love that picture and great tips! I already follow a few of those tips but I’m totes going to try the others! Thanks. -Asha xo http://ashaopryhirsi.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. BrinisFashionBook
    26. February 2015 at 9:41

    Richtig tolle Tipps und super einfach umzusetzen. Das muss ich mir wirklich mal vornehmen!
    Brini
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  3. Diana Cloudlet
    26. February 2015 at 10:37

    I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
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  4. Candice
    26. February 2015 at 10:45

    I definitely need to get healthier! I am not a fan of fruits to be honest

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  5. Mikayla
    26. February 2015 at 14:47

    Great tips, especially the ones about limiting coffee and eating more fruit. You definitely know what you’re talking about!
    xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.wordpress.com

  6. Rachel
    26. February 2015 at 16:25

    Great tips, Vanessa — thanks for sharing! That salad looks delicious!!

    xo, Rachel
    http://www.ablondesmoment.com

  7. Zaena
    26. February 2015 at 17:15

    After munching on cookies the past week I really need this!
    https://thelaststraggler.wordpress.com/

  8. Aena
    26. February 2015 at 17:51

    Lovely tips! I so agree with you on these. Great post <3
    Love form Dubai,
    Aena

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  9. Brighton Hill
    26. February 2015 at 18:27

    So fantastic! That salad looks so amazingly delicious. You are right, keep a lot of fruit on hand. Great tips!
    xo Bry
    BrightonHillNaughtyandNice

  10. Gabrielle “Crystal” RoseBonniee
    26. February 2015 at 19:43

    Nice tips. I like the posts like this very much ♥

    ✿ ℓα ℒιcσrηe – ℒa vie est ℓa petite ℓicorne. ✿

  11. Vanessa
    26. February 2015 at 21:57

    Such great post! This looks so yummy!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.net

  12. Savina
    27. February 2015 at 0:13

    That’s a really inspiring post, darling! Thank you for the tips!!
    If you get a second, I’d love to hear your thoughts about my last post! 🙂

    – Mademoiselle S.

    http://www.mademoiselle-s-blog.com

  13. Nicola
    27. February 2015 at 9:55

    Thanks for the amazing tips! I am trying so hard to drink more but I somehow never manage it :D. I will try it with the bottles maybe that helps :D!

    http://www.morning-elegance.com

  14. Zarrah
    27. February 2015 at 10:27

    Great tips.
    Thanks for sharing.
    XO

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  15. Tanya
    27. February 2015 at 18:38

    I’m following most of it and they really are helping!

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  16. The Dutch countryside
    27. February 2015 at 18:55

    I can fully agree, and I know exactly what you’re going through, it’s hard but it will be alright:)
    X
    http://www.thedutchcountryside.com

  17. lynne Kayenne
    27. February 2015 at 22:58

    Great post, I need to eat better
    http://www.populairelife.co.uk

  18. Constance
    28. February 2015 at 3:27

    Love these tips! They are really helpfull. I need to incorporate more fruit to my diet and cut off with the sweets, definitely.
    Thank you so much for them Vanessa! Wish you a lovely weekend!

  19. Katherine Lou
    28. February 2015 at 10:50

    Thank you so much for the tips! I’ve been eating healthier lately (I’ve been eating without rice the last few days and have been drinking bottles of water everyday). It was a tough at first but I think I got the hang of it! Thanks again for these tips!

  20. Saci
    1. March 2015 at 9:22

    I really need to drink more water! 🙂

    Saci
    ChocolateFashionCoffee
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  21. Thuy Pham
    3. March 2015 at 9:32

    great post;)

    http://www.bridgeofmemories.blogspot.com

  22. AC
    15. March 2015 at 8:53

    Thank you for this post !
    I love those kind of inspiration 🙂
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