Yesterday Filip and I decided to have dinner at Taverna Averna. We wanted to do something special as we couldn’t really on the ”real” Valentine’s. We had such a great time and it was so romantik and cozy. I am so lucky to have someone so amazing and loving by my side.

Have a great day guys!

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As I told you guys a while ago I am colaborating with Belly Balance and givning you a discount code. I wanted to thank Belly Balance for sending me these three books providing recipes, information and advice on both IBS and FODmap. I am really happy to be able to write about such a great application that is so helping and easy to use.

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I tested out one of the recipes in the cookbook. These are peabut balls. They are absolutly FODmap and IBS friendly. For all of you not suffering from IBS they still taste really good. I made Filip taste them and he approved!

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Today has Been so beautiful and great. The syn has been shining all day and we have just Been enjoying the weather and the awesome alps. I even had time to do some yoga poses in the morning:))

This is actually the first valentine’s day that i have spent together with Filip (last year I was in NYC). We always try to do small things for each other, like, a small random text message telling each other ”I love you”. I believe small cute things every day are more important than smushing everything together into one. But waking up knowing that today is the day to celebrate love is pretty great to.

Hope all of you have had an amazing Valentine’s!

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Been having such a great time here in Ischgl. Great skiing, yummy food and awesome company. Here are some pictures from the trip so far. Much more to come!

I really enjoy being outside all day long. Being active is so important in order to feel good on the inside. I’ve noticed that my overall mood, energy and endurance has improved during these days. Going skiing is a great alternative to ”regular” training.

Hope you all have a really great day!

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Been really of my blogging game lately. I will get better at it as soon as school gets a little less hectic. Anyhow, I thought I would just let you guys in my life right now. I've kind of gotten into some kind of low when it comes to motivation. Even though we have a lot to do in school I still don't really feel like studying or doing any work. Maybe many of you guys feel this way often but for me this is very unusual. I've always been very ambitious when it comes to school and whatever things I have to do but right I am just feeling tired.

I guess that it has to do with the amount of hard work we did at the EYP. Eventhough it was a while ago I think it is first hitting me right now. Maybe it has to do with the amount of preassure I've put on myself the last couples of years. I'm not sure why this is happening right now but I am really over it.

On a more positive note I am leaving for Austria today. Filip is coming with me and my fam and we will be skiing and just having a great time, I've been to Austria many times before and I can honestly say that it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. The nature and the vibe is just so welcoming and amazing, it is like entering Narnia haha. I hope this break from school will do me good and give me a chance to reload on some energy. You can expect many cool pictures on both my instagram ad here.

I am thinking of doing a post about what foods to eat (that aren't completely unhealhty haha) when in Austria. I have this weird thing were when I am on vacation my stomach just gets normal, I can eat anything almost without feeling bad. Maybe because I don't stress while I'm on a trip.

Hope you guys have a really great day!

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Green juices... full of fiber, nutrients, healhty carbs and if you ad some peanut butter or protein it is a great post-workout. There are many perks of drinking green juices, it is a lot lower in sugars than your regular fruit-/berry smoothie. Studies have shown that leafy green vegetables such as spinach or kale reduces the risk of developing diabetes as well as improving cholesterol. Except from being great from a medicinal view it also is a rgeat way to get you vegetables in, much tastier than just eating sallad. Because of green juices being high in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins it is a great energy booster and also strengthens your immune system.

If you skip out on dairy products in your juice/smoothie it is great for all of you suffering from IBS or lactose intolerance. The high fiber content helps digestion and aids colon health as well as your microbiotics in your gut. Green juices can also help with acne and clearing your skin and has also shown to strengthen both hair and nails. Drinking this will make you beautiful and healhty on both your inside and outside;))

Tastewise I actually prefer green smoothies to regular fruit smoothies. I like the fresh feeling after drinking one and the burst of energy that you get. As I mentioned it is a great post-workout but also amazing for breakfast or just a snack. On the one I made today I added some paleo granola, chiaseeds and some shredded coconut to make it even more of a filling post-workout.

Here is my recipe on my favourite green juice

1 frozen banana

1 dl frozen mango

1 handfull of spinach

1 tablespoon peanutbutter

2 dl coconutmilk (unsweetened)

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Hey guys!

So, I haven't been very active lately because of the EYP and generally a lot of stuff to do in school. However, I do have an exciting announcement to make... I am collaborating with Belly balance who has given me a discount code for all of you guys. Basically belly balance is an app providing information on IBS and what foods yo should and should not eat in order to keep your tummy happy. It informs about the FODmap diet as well so for all of you wanting to try it out I advice you to download the Belly balace app. I have been using this app for about 2 years now and have learned a lot about what foods to and not to eat. So, with the code ”KristelleBB2018” you will be able to get three months of usage of the scanningfunction to the price of two.


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... make lemonade. This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions. With lots of tests, speeches and the finals of EYP coming up the following weeks I am feeling pretty overheated. I had a kind of melt down on thursday as a result of having to high ambitions for everything in my life and school to be absolutely perfect. The most stupid thing that you can ever do is to keep all of your emotions to yourself. And that is exactly what I did. I kept all of my feelings and stress inside which resulted in a crying session and some severe stomach pain. People whitout IBS may not realise how much your emotions affect you stomach. Everytime I get really stressed, sad or angry something happens in my belly, usually pain!

My bestfriend Bella suggested the best solution ever, talking (and eating:)). On friday we went and had brunch at HAK and she patiently listened to all my problems (thanks boo). After that very needed talk I felt instantly better and like I had found new energy from inside. Talking to someone is the best thing that you can ever do when feeling stressed, it gives new perspective to things.

I talked to my teachers and told them how I felt, most of my stress was built up beacuse of EYP. (My EYP team and I are going to participate in the finals next weekend.) My teachers was supernice and helped both me and the team to calm down. This goes to show that by just talking to people you can solve a lot of things. Later that day I had a coffee with my friends from my old school, we talked more and it was super nice.

Today I've been working out, getting those endorphins running and making me feel good. I also had lunch at Da matteo with my mom. I had a nice sallad and I feel so much better than on thursday.

Hope you all learn from my mistakes and actually talk to someone that cares about you and can help you make lemonade out of life's lemons.

Have a great day!


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Who doesn't love cookies?

In my recent posts I've talked a lot about eating clean and following the FODmap diet. Eating healthy does not mean that you should deprive yourself all of the good and indulgent things in life. Of course you can eat a slice of pizza or some cake once in a while without being unhealthy but, there are actually a lot of amazing tasting supplements or alternatives to the unhealthy stuff. Remember to not let the unhealthy stuff be the biggest part of your diet.

I've learned to love baking healthy treats such as these cookies, raw food balls and peanut squares. Finding things that are healthy that actually tastes nice is really fun and a great way to stay healthy as much as you can. Something that I've learned dealing with my IBS is to always have alternatives. Instead of eating milk chocolate, eat dark chocolate, instead of eating cake, eat something that is made up of whole, clean ingredients like a raw food cake.

These healthy chocolate chip cookies are made with 100% IBS-friendly, clean and vegan ingredients. They are free from sugars but full of healthy fats and carbs. They also do a great job as a quick snack before a workout or if your just lacking some energy, These cookies are also very easy and quick to make which gives you a lot of time to do lots of other things.

Clean chocolate chip cookies

2 ripe bananas

2,5 - 3 dl oats

1/2 dl peanut butter

chocolate cips or cacao nibs

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. Start by mashing the bananas in a bowl.

3. Ad the oats and the peanut butter as well as cacao nibs (as much as you want).

4. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes

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I told you guys some weeks ago that I would talk more about the FODMAP diet. First of all, the diet is more of an actual Eating plan than a diet. It is a plan created to minimize the difficulties with IBS, in other words foods that are good at keeping your gut healthy and feeling nice, So, the Fodmap diet is based around excluding short sugar chains that are poorly absorbed by our bodies and therefore causes irritation whitin your guts. The short sugar chains are; Fermentable carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. Now you might think "What the heck are all these fancy medical words?".

Well, these sugar chains can be found in foods such as milk(products), gluten, onions, mango, sugar alternatives and a lot of other foods. I try as mych as I can to avoid eating foods that are high in Fodmap just to keep my gut health steady.

During the last few months I've really gotten more into the diet and have been pretty strict, just to see if it would make any difference. And, I can actually say that I've been feeling a lot better than usual. The foods that I eat are simple, clean and whole foods that don't have any weird additives. The fodmap diet kind of excludes unhealthy foods as things such as sugar, gluten and dairy should be avoided. Of course I am not living my life just thinking about what exacly it is that I eat all the time. I try as much as I can to eat according to this diet but I sometimes let go and have some bread, sweets, milk etc. As long as you do as much as you can to keep your belly balanced I think you are on the right path.

This "diet" is not only for people with IBS, instead of going on some low-carb crazy diet you could try this one if your just interested in looking and feeling your best. Healthy, clean and whole foods have never done anyone wrong. I will put a link down below were ypu can find more information about the diet and what foods your body will thrive on.

Have a great day!

https://www.dietvsdisease.org/diy-low-fodmap-diet/

https://kurera.se/har-ar-maten-du-ska-valja-och-undvika-vid-ibs/

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