Hi there, my name is Eva and I’m a 27 year old Yogini from Cologne, Germany. I love breakfast (could eat it all day long), travelling, running and Yoga of course 🙂 I recently finished my RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India.
I am so happy that you found your way to my blog and I hope you get inspired to try some of my recipes. For me yoga, meditation and healthy food are the perfect combination of taking care of my body and mind. In todays world this has never been more important.
My recipes are plant-based, free from processed foods, refined sugars and with mostly few ingredients.
My diet is mainly meat and dairy-free, but I occasionally eat fish, eggs and cheese. I realized that I feel good by including these foods into my diet, so I did. 🙂 While I aim for foods that make me feel my best (i.e., plant-based) about 80% of the time, I’m a strong believer in balance and the importance of intuitive eating (including treats).
My view to healthy eating:
I am convinced that there is no „perfect diet“ such as vegan, paleo, low-carb etc. that suits everyone. I rather believe that every body requires an individual diet and the key is finding a balance that makes you feel good from the inside and outside. If we all treat our bodies, hearts, and minds with love and kindness and make choices (what we eat, think, do, etc.) that embody those feelings of self-love, we are truly making the world a better place.
I tried various types of diets and found myself unhappy by not allowing me to eat specific foods and thereby craving these even more. This also resulted in overeating and there were times when I completely lost my natural feeling of satiety. I realized that I have to start to listen to my body again – to what kind of foods it really needs, what it reacts well to and when I had enough.
If you have a good relationship to your body, eating healthy often comes naturally. However I found that in today’s world of social media there is a kind of pressure to always eat clean and be very strict to control every meal you have. This can quickly take an unhealthy turn. I believe that indulging in something “unhealthy” every now and then should not need to be restricted to a so called “cheat day” accompanied by feelings of guilt. Emotions have such a strong impact on your health. Your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act. So rather enjoy a delicious piece of cake with delight and indulgence instead of downing a glass of beetroot juice with disgust just because it’s “healthy”.
I noticed that many of us are loosing our power of judgement and constantly look for other people’s solutions instead of trusting ourselves. We don’t eat vegan as it’s good for us but rather because it’s “trendy” and this one vegan book is so successful. We don’t do high intensity workouts because we have fun doing it but rather because we read that it’s the most effective fat burner. When we eat fresh, unprocessed food instead of junk food and instant meals, we will recognize that we have more energy and keep full for longer. And maybe don’t crave all this unhealthy stuff anymore. Or at least not as often. This all comes naturally when we get back in contact with our intuition.
I want to inspire others to find their own healthy way of eating by sharing easy, indulgent recipes that taste incredible and make you feel great in your body and mind. I hope you join me on this journey of getting back to our intuition that is not just important for nutrition but for every other aspect of our lives. 🙂
Have fun exploring!