What I eat in a day #6

Hi guys, I know I was quite absent recently, but coming back to school after my exchange is not so easy and I need to spend definitely more time on studying and working harder. I also changed my workout routine and I push myself harder, because I was really missing it during my exchange :)

Anyway, today is finally the time (after more than 4 months) for a “What I eat in a day” that I think is my favorite type of posts I write here :) I really love watching this kind videos on YouTube and sharing the food I eat is also really funny for me.

BREAKFAST (9.30)

For breakfast I had my favorite oatmeal combo-banana&PB <3 It was a big bowl (something like 7 tbsp oats, 2 big tbsp PB and 2 bananas) so as you can see I love big breakfasts <3

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LUNCH (14.45)

I prepared baked potatoes (5 in total, big and small) and salad with “honey”-mustard dressing <3 I also added some ketchup (lots of ketchup) ’cause ketchup is life, right?

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DINNER (18.45)

I ate 4 big mandarines, 1/4 pomelo, 10 fresh dates and one big square of dark chocolate <3

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And that was all I ate today, I also drank 3l water through the day :) If it goes about workout, I did cardio (stationary bike) for 30 minutes, then Tiffany Rothe’s waist workout (10 minutes) and some butt exercises :)

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Why being skinny shouldn’t be your goal?

Today I’d like to write about something really important, yet not well understood by every girl who struggle with eating disorder. I write this post, because it breaks my heart when I see girls who start some new diet, they lose weight, look worse, but there is no one who can help them.

At the beginning of almost every eating disorder there is this feeling of being not good enough. Not skinny enough. Not funny enough. Just not enough. So you start to starve yourself, or you restrict yourself, you work out like crazy every single day or you purge. And there is no one to tell that it’s not the solution. That you can’t do this forever.

But the purpose of this post is not telling you how the beginning of an eating disorder looks like, today I want to tell you something really important.

BEING SKINNY SHOULD NEVER BE YOUR GOAL.

Because being skinny doesn’t guarantee a happy life. A positive life. Life full of success, laugh, admiration and friends.

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In out times the perfect body type is size zero, but how we all know the body type changes with time. There were many years when Marlyn Monroe’s body was a goal, today we rather admire Cara Delevingne’s silhouette. Body goals change and that’s why we shouldn’t care how we look or how many kgs we weigh as long as we’re not or we don’t feel unhealthy.

I hope that today you will stay in front of the mirror and tell yourself that you’re worthy, beautiful, strong and brave human being. Your body is amazing, because thanks to it you can move, run, laugh and do everything what makes you happy. The food is not your enemy, you need it to have energy to live. And being skinny is no longer your goal, because you choose health over self-hate

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P.S. If you have any problem or you need help-DM on my Instagram is always opened for you <3

How to make PERFECT VEGAN BANANA BREAD :)

It’s the 25th December and it’s not only Christmas, it’s also the day when I prepared a PERFECT vegan banana bread, fluffy and soo delicious <3

The recipe is so easy and this cake is quick to prepare. You just need to have very ripe bananas, spend few minutes in the kitchen and you can enjoy an amazing warm and soft banana bread, best because vegan :)

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You will need:

3 very ripe (brown/black) bananas + 1 to decorate

2 cups flour (I mixed rye flour, buckwheat flour and plain wheat flour)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup plant-based mylk

1 1/2 baking powder

1/2 cup brown sugar

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Mash the bananas with the fork and mix them with the rest ingredients.
  3. Pour the mixture into baking tray.
  4. Lay on the banana.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes.
  6. Enjoy :)

I hope you’ll try this recipe and it will be the best banana bread recipe you’ve ever done.

xx

How to recover from binge eating disorder

I’m conscious that last post was here one month ago, but if you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that this last month was so crazy for me. For example, I can’t believe that exactly one week ago I was at school in France and today I’m sitting on the sofa in my home <3

Anyway, today I want to confess for the first time to a disorder I was fighting with for almost 2 years. I managed to recover and today I’m free. I decided to write this post for two reasons. First, few days ago, I’ve talked to my mum for the first time ever about my eating disorder past. Secondly, exactly one year ago, during the Christmas time, I was struggling with it so badly and I want to share my experience with girls who are struggling with it too right now.

(Everybody is different and your story can be different from mine. I’m writing about my experience and I also share my knowledge that I developed while helping many girls who have been struggling with binge eating disorder.)

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THE CAUSE OF THE BINGE EATING DISORDER

My story with binge eating disorder had begun more than two years ago when I was struggling with anorexia. At the beginning I thought that I’m simply not strong enough to stop myself from eating too much. I didn’t understand that one of eating disorders was slowly going into another one. Binges were frequent and more frequent and somewhere in the middle I understood that it’s not normal. I started to read about it and I got to know that I had just met much worse eating disorder than I actually had.

In most cases, restricting calories and not eating enough for a long time causes binges. It’s completely normal, it’s nothing strange. This is how your body works. If you starve yourself, you’ll binge on food.

ONLY ONE SIMPLE TIP

There is only one advice that I can give you if you struggle with BED. If the cause of your binges is the past or present with starving or restricting your body, then this tip is your key to freedom.

You need to start eating AT LEAST 2000 calories per day. Daily. No matter if yesterday you binged. Or even today. Tomorrow you need to eat enough. And the next day and so on…

This advice saved my life. Seriously. This is how I recovered. I understood that I needed to gain weight. I wanted to be healthy. I wanted to live.

DON’T FORGET

Recovery is possible. Probably, right now you think that you’ll never stop binging on food. It’s not true. You will recover. You are a fighter. You can do it. But first, you have to believe it, because you’re your only key to recovery. Only you can decide how your life will look like in one year. Why one year? Because exactly one year ago, I was a big mess. I could binge for few days and then restrict my calories. My last Christmas was happy, but not true. I wasn’t true with my family. I know it wasn’t good. It wasn’t right.

But I managed to do it. I recovered. I’m healthy. Free. Happy. I laugh more. I eat without being guilty. I live.

 

Thank you for reading this. I love you all so much. You’re my biggest inspiration :)

If you ever need help, you can always DM me on Instagram or send me an email :) I’m here for you, I experienced it too and I’m always ready to help!

How to make VEGAN HOT CHOCOLATE :)

Best for cold day or cozy evening <3 Best for everything, sweet and deeply chocolate, just how I like it. Making it takes only 5 minutes and then you are in heaven :)

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You will need :

Any plant-based mylk

Any sweetener (ex. Agave/date/maple syrup, sugar)

Cacao powder

Dark chocolate

 

  1. Pour in a small pot the exact amount of mylk that fits in your mug (ex. 250 ml).
  2. Heat up till the moment when mylk will start to boil.
  3. Add cacao powder, chocolate and sweetener.
  4. Mix it all together, wait few minutes and drink till it’s still hot.

 

I hope you will like this hot sweet drink as much as I do :) Enjoy your weekend!

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[PL] Jak przekonać rodziców do przejścia na weganizm?

Kiedy po raz pierwszy zaczęłam myśleć o przejściu na weganizm, wiedziałam, że mojej mamie nie spodoba się ten pomysł, jeszcze zanim z nią o tym porozmawiałam. Przejrzałam wiele stron poświęconym najlepszym radom, które mogą pomóc w przekonaniu rodziców do weganizmu, po to żeby znaleźć coś, co mogłoby mi pomóc. W końcu zdecydowałam się na zwykłą rozmowę z mamą i przygotowanie prezentacji w Power Point*, żeby nie zapomnieć żadnego ważnego faktu związanego z zaletami diety roślinnej. Finalnie, pewnego dnia, poprosiłam mamę o rozmowę, ona się zgodziła, no i zaczęłam.

*Dysponuję tą prezentacją w języku polskim, więc jeśli ktoś chciałby się nią wspomóc to może napisać na mailu (jest po prawej stronie)-z chęcią wyślę :)

To nie było dla mnie proste, byłam bardzo zestresowana i bałam się tej rozmowy, ponieważ przejście na weganizm było dla mnie ważne i nie chciałam zepsuć tego poprzez popełnienie jakiegoś błędu. Nie chcę Was okłamywać, możecie zresztą przeczytać moją wegańską historię tutaj, więc wiecie również, że moja mama nie była wcale szczęśliwa, tak naprawdę była zła i powiedziała wielkie “nie” mojemu przejściu na dietę roślinną.

Ale w dzisiejszym poście chcę Ci opowiedzieć o tym jak przekonać Twoich rodziców i jak zostać weganinem/weganką nawet jeśli boisz się rozmowy na ten temat.

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1. Przeprowadź porządny research.

Według mnie to jest NAJWAŻNIEJSZA rzecz jaką powinieneś zrobić przed rozmową z Twoimi rodzicami o przejściu na weganizm. Powinieneś być przygotowany na każde możliwe pytanie związane z białkiem, witaminami (B12, D), żelazem, magnezem itd., traktowaniem zwierząt w rzeźniach i wiele, wiele innych. Możesz też powiedzieć swojej rodzinie o powodach do przejścia na weganizm (zdrowie, środowisko, powody etyczne), produktach, które są wegańskie (jak np. ciasteczka Oreo) i zaletach diety roślinnej dla zdrowia oraz środowiska.

Głównym celem przeprowadzenia dobrego researchu jest pokazanie Twojej rodzinie, że zależy Ci na Twoim zdrowiu, że decyzja o przejściu na dietę roślinną jest dla Ciebie ważna, ale jesteś też świadomy jej zalet i…(myślę, że nie ma żadnych wad :D).

2. Bądź spokojny, nie krzycz.

Myślę, że to dość oczywiste, ale jednocześnie warto wspomnieć, że prawdopodobnie Twoja rodzina nie zgodzi się na przejście na dietę roślinną i nie będzie szczęśliwa z tego powodu. Możesz zacząć krzyczeć, płakać itd, ale w większości przypadków to nie pomaga i tylko pogarsza sprawę.

Twoim celem jest pokazanie rodzicom, że jesteś dojrzały, dbasz o naszą planetę, zwierzęta i swoje zdrowie i, że podjąłeś tę decyzję w świadomy sposób.

Co jeśli Twoja rodzina powie “nie”?

Więc Twoja rodzina powiedziała “nie”, jesteś zły, chce Ci się płakać, krzyczeć i uciec z domu? Może nie czujesz się aż tak źle, ale jest Ci przykro, bo to dla Ciebie ważne, a oni się nie zgodzili. Przedstawię Ci teraz kilka rad, które mogą pomóc w takiej sytuacji. Uwierz mi, nic nie jest jeszcze stracone :)

3. Wybierz kompromis.

Możesz spróbować zaproponować swojej rodzinie “układ”. Przykładowo przejdziesz na dietę wegetariańską na dwa miesiące i jeśli wszystko będzie w porządku, będziesz mógł zostać weganinem. Albo tak samo, ale zamieniając już od razu dietę wegetariańską na wegańską.

Być może Twojej rodzinie weganizm wydaje się zbyt ekstremalny, ale wegetarianizm już mniej. Ostatecznie lepiej być wegetarianinem niż mięsożercą.

4. Daj im trochę czasu i spróbuj ponownie.

Możesz zawsze spróbować jeszcze raz z lepszymi argumentami czy lepiej się wcześniej przygotowując. Możesz również dodać do swojej prezentacji możliwość wykonania pobierania krwi lub pójścia do dietetyka.

 

Nie znam Twojej rodziny i relacji między nimi a Tobą, ale wierzę, że jest możliwe przekonać do diety roślinnej nawet najbardziej niezadowolonych z tego pomysłu rodziców. Trzymam za Ciebie kciuki i wierzę, że Ci się uda.

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Q&A time #2

Another answers to your questions <3 You can always send me a DM on Instagram or some questions on Tumblr (link is on the right side) :*

 

1. What is your number one tip to love your body more (even if you have fat on your belly for example)?

My number one tip is to believe and understand that you have only one body, you can’t change it and you’ll never look like this model or actress. I think also what is really important is to focus on your soul, rather than your body. To be a good human and not a skinny girl. Body is only a home for your soul that gives you the possibility to do all these amazing things <3

2. If you have to choose for the rest of your life: sweet or savory? 

Definitely SWEET! To be honest, I eat only one savory meal during the day, because I love sweets so much. And I’m not saying only about sweets like chocolate or cakes, for me fruits are also little nature’s candies and I eat them very often :)

3. How often do you train?

I train when I want to. Some months 5 times a week, the other ones only 2 times. It all depends on my mood, time and many other factors. I used to train more in Poland, because I was using my stationary bike and I could for example watch some YouTube videos while riding a bike. Now, during my exchange, I do my workout only with YouTube videos, because the stationary bike in my host family’s house is not so good like mine in Poland and I don’t like riding it.

4. What and how much do you eat?

I follow vegan high carb diet, I eat more than 2000 calories per day, whenever I want, whatever I want :) The examples of my meals you can see in my “what I eat in a day” posts, here on my blog :)

5. Are you planning to live abroad or will you stay in Poland?

I will definitely live abroad in the future or at least travel a lot. Now, after that experience with my exchange in France, I have to say that I understood how much I love Poland and how great country it is. Nevertheless, I would like also to visit different countries, people and have the possibility to meet with my followers and people who want to get to know more about veganism, recovery or simply positive life :)

For sure I will go some day to the USA, Canada, Australia, Scandinavia and Asia <3

6. Do you think vegan food is more expensive than food for meat eaters? I want to become vegan and because I will probably live on my own soon, I’m sceptic about buying vegan food.

I think that everything depends on the exact food you eat. Raw foods are much more expensive than things you can cooked for example fruits (especially exotic ones), nuts, grains etc. In general, veggies are cheaper than fruits and if you eat a lot of products like potatoes, rice, oats, carrots etc., it doesn’t cost a fortune. Everything depends on your choice, you can be a vegan who spends a lot of money on food or very less.

Comparing to person who eats animal products, I think for example that I spend a very similar amounts of money on food. If you’re interested in what I exactly eat, you can check out my “what I eat in a day” posts :)

7. Have you ever had a boyfriend? I’m 18 and I still haven’t had one. I feel so unwanted.

I’ve never had a boyfriend, I’m 17 (turning 18 in January) and I don’t feel unwanted. I believe that everything comes to us in right moment and the fact that I’ve never was in a real relationship doesn’t mean that I’m ugly, stupid or any other adjective you can imagine and you would like to put in. Everyone is different and you shouldn’t feel bad if your friends have boyfriends and you haven’t. Life is not only about being in couple and how I wrote before-I believe that when there’s  a good moment for you to have a boyfriend, you find it.

Don’t be sad because of it and don’t feel worse than anybody else only because you have never been in couple. Enjoy your life, live the moment and wait for all these beautiful and exciting things to come :) P.S. You can also read my old post about LOVE :*

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8. Have you ever thought of living on your own in a near future? I am 18 and I really really want to live on my own but I don’t have enough money :(

Yes, I have been thinking about it, because I can’t imagine living with my parents for the rest of my life :) I try to save some money right now and I’m thinking also of working during the summer holiday and while being at uni. It’s kinda sad that everything is so expensive lately and without money we actually can’t live.

9. I am senior now and I want to study abroad, in Netherlands (in English of course). I’m afraid of applying on the uni because I feel like I’m not good enough for studying in foreign country, in foreign language…I know you are currently in France, so did you have the same problems of switching to French from Polish? 

I think that it’s a great idea to study abroad and everybody is good enough to try and advance in language while staying in a foreign country. You can treat it like a long travel, but in my opinion no matter which level of English you have, you should try at least.

9.1. Have you advanced while being in France?

I’ve advanced in French like never before in two first months of my exchange and I know I couldn’t do it without living actually in France. Now, I feel much confident in speaking French and I even started to think in that language :)

9.2. Do you think I will learn speaking English better if I go studying abroad?

I’M SURE you will learn speaking English better, because studying and living abroad is the best possible opportunity to advance in some language and to start speaking fluently that language :) Don’t be scared, you won’t regret it and I’m sure you’ll be back speaking English fluently without fear!

 

Thank you for asking me these questions, I will do some other Q&As in the future for sure so stay tuned :)

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