IBS

Här är en kort video om IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) där dietisten Sofia Antonsson berättar lite om Low Fodmap och vilka matval man bör göra för att förbättra sin IBS. Tyckte det var bra och lättförstått då IBS annars är ett väldigt komplext fenomen och många som har det vet inte ens om det.

Klicka på denna länken så kommer du till video: Marlou efter 10: Dietistens råd “så ska du äta om du har IBS eller känslig mage”.

 

 

Oreo Chocolate Mud Cake 

Wanted to surprise my parents yesterday just because I appreciate everything they do for me! And my mum said when we watched a baking programme the other night that she wanted to try a Oreo Chocolate Cake once so that’s where I got my inspiration from! 

It was not difficult but it took a long time for all the different steps. 

Just a warning; this cake is neither gluten free, dairy free nor sugar free! 

Here is the recipe: 

For the bottom you need:

  • 150 g melted butter 
  • 3 dl sugar (I took 2.5 and it worked fine!)
  • 1 dl raw cacao 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
  • 2 dl flour 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 package Oreo cookies 

For the topping you need:

  • 100 g melted butter 
  • 1 dl cream 
  • 200 g white chocolate 
  • 200 g dark chocolate 
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows 
  • 1 package mini Oreos 
  • Chocolate sauce 

-> Start by putting the oven on 175 C. Melt the butter for the bottom in a pot on the stove. Add the rest of the ingredients, with the flour last. Split every Oreo cookie in 2-4 pieces and turn down in the dough. Pour over in a round form with butter and bread crumbs on the edges and put in the oven for 15 minutes.

Let the cake cool down a little after you take it out from the oven. Start with the topping. Heat up the cream on the stove and add the chocolate, then the butter. Add half of the marshmallows on the cake and then pour over the fudge dough. Then add the rest of the marshmallows together with the mini Oreos and then chocolate sauce on top. Let stand in the fridge for at least 2 hours! 

Serve with vanilla ice cream or quark. This is a real chocolate bomb 😀 

   

  

Motivation Tuesday

“A well built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it. No money can buy it. You cannot inherit it. You cannot steal it. You cannot borrow it. You cannot hold on to it without constant work. It shows dedication. It shows discipline. It shows self respect. It shows dignity. It shows patience. Work ethic. Passion. That is why it’s attractive to me.” 

Found this quote on Johanna’s blog and it is so powerful and meaningful to me. It is true that YOU control and choose how YOU want your lifestyle to be. It will often demand a lot of planning, organization, and structure in your daily life, but when it becomes your routines it gets easier. Sometimes it will mean that you have to say no to other more “unhealthy” activities. For me that is something I am comfortable with and I prefer and value an active lifestyle and saying no to some things other people value a lot is not a problem for me, even though it is important to find that balance between work/school, workouts, food, adventures, and social life. Try to figure out what makes YOU the happiest and most comfortable with yourself.

Working out and good healthy food is a big passion for me, that’s why it’s not a problem for me to spend so much time (and money) on it.

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Go For Fit

One of the blogs I follow almost daily if Linn Strömberg’s blog GoForFit.se. She have made an incredible journey from being sick in anorexia, but she managed to heal and recover in a good and healthy way! She recently made this interview with TrimmedandToned.com so I just wanted to encourage you all to read it. She explains well how it actually feels to be in the sickness and how obsessed you actually become with controlling every ascpect of your life. She also explains what triggered her mental illness, and as she says; every eating disorder is unique, but how she managed to break free from it might help someone.

Even though I don’t see myself like I was sick with anorexia I had very many similar symptoms and I would say that I had orthorexia instead, where working out becomes a bigger part of the issue, as well as the food and control over everything. But they both are two very serious mental illnesses that works in similar ways and the most important aspect and toughest part is to recover mentally.

–> READ THE INTERVIEW HERE <–

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me in 2008 vs. 2014 (sorry for the blurry picture)

Why Athletes are the Best Employees

Even though most athletes do not have a long list of ex-jobs and experience in specific business fields it’s important to consider what they have been through during their athletic career, which in many cases can be even more valuable than a job listed on your resume.

Even if the athletes do not have many skills or experiences listen on paper (on their resume) they probably still have more familiarity on how to handle and go about many common business challenges and situations that might arise in a competitive surrounding or at a company.

I have thought about multiple aspects where athletes might be just as good or even outperform “normal” non-athletes when being in the business world:

  1. Athletes are achievement oriented. To say at least.. Most athletes in college started playing their sport at a very young age. They have learned how to focus and exclude external forces to win. It’s the same in the business world: it’s important to being able to focus with a lot of noise around and on your specific task.
  2. College athletes are resilient. To get to this level in their sport they have most likely fallen more time than they have won. But they always get back up to keep working towards their goals and improve what needs to improve for next time. Athletes never want to let down their coach or team. In the business world this is an essential skill: to always keep working toward your goals no matter what and never wanting to disappoint employees or the boss.
  3. Athletes are strong communicators. Athletes have had a relationship with either a coach, a team, or both and know how to react and accept both negative and positive feedback and also how to provide feedback for others. In the business world, the aspect of being able to handle constructive criticism is gold worth!
  4. Athletes manage time well and are used to work under pressure. Student-athletes have to figure out how to get everything to work with classes, homework, practices, team activities, travels, missed information, social life, and more. And do I even have to say why good time management is essential in the business world? Also, athletes are put under a lot of pressure for handling school together with their sport. Being able to come out successful in both is impressing!
  5. They are team- oriented as well as comfortable with working alone. Athletes are used to having a set goal and work together with their team to reach there. Athletes do also have individual goals they have to work on on their own. Being a good team player but at the same time work well alone is very valuable at any job today.
  6. Athletes strive for balance. Athletes know the importance of good nutrition and sleep. They know what is essential for a winning concept in the long run.

There are multiple more aspects of all the hidden important business skills athletes have but I have to stop at some point..

With all this in mind, remember how good business people most athletes actually can be even without a great resume, and if they do have some working experience as well… Well isn’t that like the icing on the cake! 

I got some of my information from HERE and HERE.

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