I’m Lu, a food and fitness-lover, young woman with a 9 to 5 job and a very normal life.
I eat potatoes (lots!) and chocolate.
I love seafood and everything pork.
I move my body in a way that feels good. I lift (sometimes), run (not often), swim (when I can), do yoga and spend time outside.
When I was growing up I used to be tired all the time. I had chronic anaemia, felt weak, fainted often and caught every virus going around. Fast forward to my mid-20s, my skin issues got worse, and a number of digestive problems started, followed by severe bloating and stomach cramps. And as bad as it sounds, these helped. They were the clue I needed to stop feeling bad! After altering my diet everything changed.
What did I do exactly?
I removed gluten, processed foods, bad quality oils, dairy and sugar for three months. After only that time I was getting perfect blood tests and only one side-effect: a 10-pound effortless weight-loss. And ever since then: “I’m perfectly healthy” (in words of my GP).
- My iron levels have never been low again and my skin problems have mitigated.
- I can count how many times I’ve been “sick” (a couple of colds).
- No more stomach cramps, bloating and bad digestions.
- I have enough energy to do whatever I want.
Why am I telling you this?
I have experienced what heavily processed foods, gluten, bad quality dairy and too much refined sugar do to my body. They drain my energy, bloat my stomach and hurt my gut. They cause inflammation and make me tired and sick all the time.
The healthy sphere is my way of contributing to the community by sharing food recipes and the same health and fitness advice that worked for me.
How is this supposed to help you?
I have not met anyone yet who decided to eat less processed food and move more and doesn’t feel better.
With this site I just want to show you that there are options to improve how your body feels and your health. And if you decide to try it, I hope I can help you get started with my easy recipes with real ingredients, sustainable health tips, and achievable fitness advice.