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How to Say in Shape on Holidays

This post idea came to my mind as I was on a holiday trip in Crete. As we dined in buffet, I watched how some people ate the same kind of fast food every day: pizza, french fries, cakes, fish sticks etc. I started to wonder that if you could choose between healthy or unhealthy buffet, how many people would choose these processed foods instead of healthy salads and vegetable dishes? I don't honestly know the answer to this question but I would guess that for some people it would be hard to resist temptations.. However, I don't judge if you want to ditch healthy eating habits on a holiday and eat less healthy food. If you normally eat healthy, it is ok to let loose on holiday. Life is too short to worry about everything.. Having said this, if you want to eat good also on vacation, below are my tips how to make better choices and stay in shape on your holiday.
Choose wisely
As the headline suggests choose healthy food. You know what I mean: vegetables, salads, grilled chicken or…
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What I Eat in A Day on a Boat

Greetings from Lake Saimaa! I'm #livingmylife so just a quick post today ☺I thought I would share with you what I eat in a day on a boat trip. One of my most read post has been What I eat in a day so this is a new version of that. 
Ok, I have to be honest here, eating healthy on a boat trip isn't the easiest option. Overall it never is the easiest choice if you want to eat healthy when you travel. But it is definitely worth it! When you are travelling by boat you need to plan ahead everything what you eat. Lucky for us I am used to plan everything in our life ☺✊ 
Traditional finnish food in the summer time in the camp fire places consist of sausages, steaks, bacon, grilled chicken, corn etc and those food items are not optimal choices if you want to reduce the amount of meat you eat (as I am now currently doing). However, I refuse to eat "traditionally" so I came up with different alternatives. More limitations cause the fact that I'm gluten free and don' t …

5 Effective Weight Loss Drinks

When it comes to losing weight, there is a lot of different kinds of detox packages and weight loss drinks available. However, I would not recommend using these products because they only offer short term benefits if any benefits at all. Instead I encourage to use a weight loss method which is sustainable. Usually this is acquiring healthy eating and exercising habits for life. You can achieve this by following my Nutrition Package.

Surely different starter kits, such as detox kits and ready to eat soup diets may come in handy but eventually when you have lost some weight, you should opt for methods which offer permanent results. Therefore, in this post I will share with you 5 effective weight loss drink recipes. I would like to remind you that drinking these drinks are not your only diet.  On the contrary, these are recommended beside your healthy meals and these healthy drinks could replace your other sugary sodas and juices..Besides they are also healthy and delicious too.

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Healthy Summer Snacks

I came up with this post idea as I was on our boat spending a lovely summer day.  Side note, almost all of my post ideas come to my mind when I'm feeling good or relaxed. Before we went to our boat I was wondering what kind of healthy food to bring with us. As you know, I don't want to fuel my body with processed food, sausages, meat, meatballs etc so these food items should be something different. As I went to the grocery shop, I was thinking that as a matter of fact it is very easy to eat healthy during the summer time! When it's summer, there are a lot of local fresh vegetables, berries and fruits available. What a better time to eat a bit light than summer! Now is the perfect time to enjoy these healthy summer snacks.
Strawberries BlueberriesPeasCherriesCherry tomatoesKiwisBananasApplesCoconut waterDatesRaw chocolateCabbageSweet peppersAvocados




I made this yummy, sugar free Raw Strawberry Cake as a dessert. The recipe is from here.
If you are interested in learning how…

The Clear Water Paradise Crete

This was my second time in Crete and it was also as enjoyable as the first time. Perhaps even more enjoyable because I was in no rush to go anywhere. As I was solo parenting in this trip I didn't have any other "goals" than just have fun with my son and ask him what he would like to do ๐Ÿ˜Š We went to bed early, got up early. Our day was somwhat following:  We did a morning workout, ate breakfast, headed for the beach, ate lunch, relaxed in our room, swam again, watched football and ate again. This was very relaxing indeed. 
What I love the most about Greek and especially Crete are the clear water beaches and Greek food. Greek people are among one of the healthiest people on Earth due to their nutrition habits. So if you eat Greek food you cannot go wrong..

I can highly recommended Crete to everyone, especially those who love to travel to a place which is clean, peaceful and safe. There is so much more than just beaches in there, not to mention about Ancient Greek temples…

My Happy Place Lake Saimaa

Pictures tell more than a thousand words so this post is all about my summer holiday on Lake Saimaa.








We bought a new boat last winter so as my husband's summer holiday started we headed for a boat trip. All these pictures are taken from our trip.  
Before I met husband I haven't been on boat trips, so I have to say that experiencing them has opened up my eyes: there are so many beautiful places out there but places which are only accessible by a boat. In these places there are no roads, just tracks, a privy, a camp fire place and plenty of bird, blueberries sand trees. This is the place where my mind rests as I listen to the birds chirp and waves hit the rocks.
As you know I am a morning person so mornings on the boat are the best! There's nothing like waking up early, exercising (running or hitting the stairs/hills) in the forest, going for a swim and later enjoying a healthy breakfast watching the sun rise ๐Ÿ™ Surrounded by peace and quitness ๐Ÿ‘Œ What a perfect way to star…

When Should You Buy Organic?

Organic food is now in fashion but are organic products a guarantee of a healthier food? In fact, there is a lot of controversial evidence on this matter. Read more: Is organic more nutritious? or Think organic is better for you? However, whatever the studies show, if you want to decrease the intake of preservatives and pesticides, I would suggest to choose organic whenever it is possible for you. I would love to buy everything organic but it isn't a reality. This is because they aren't always available in my grocery shop and organic tend to cost more than normal produce. So, I have applied a method that I will choose organic according to the fact which fruits and vegetables contain more chemicals and pesticides than others. I will call these the dirty dozen. On the other hand, there are clean fifteen fruits and vegetables which are the lowest in pesticides. In this case, I don't have to buy these organic because they are safer and "cleaner" than the fruits and …

I´m Travelling to...

As I mentioned in my Summer Holiday to Do -post, I am going on a special trip with my son.. This time we are going to Greece!! Wuhuu!
So now the first weeks of my holiday has passed and as I am travelling soon, I am going to disconnect from everything: social media and this blog. Teaching is a hard job and after a long semester you really need to just rest and get your mind off from any creative work. As I said before "a rested mind is a creative mind" it is so true in my case. Writing this blog is a hobby for me and I want to keep it that way so by taking this week off I am trying not to stress about anything. Most of my blog topics come easily when I am exercising or enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Usually the best topics pop up when I have rested extremely well and feel very happy and blessed. Therefore, this is my way of taking off and "brewing" new post ideas.

In the mean while have a look at this amazing scenery which awaits us:









These pictures are taken fro…