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If you're reading this page, you're probably a parent just like me. Or in other words, you’re trying to combine work, kids, house, love, social life and a never ending to-do list.

Chances are you also have to figure out what to feed your tribe, every-single-day-of-the-week. And can it please be homemade and healthy?

As a certified nutrition coach and mother of three (always) hungry kids, I’ve helped many parents combine daily life with a healthy household, and boost their energy along the way. I hope this blog will help you too!

MY FOOD STORY

I was lucky to be raised by a health-conscious stay-at-home mom in a house that always smelled like homemade bread and cookies.

But things changed when I was about ten and my mother got a full-time job. Processed meals like pizza, lasagne, and canned ravioli made their way into our lives. When I left home for university I had no interest in food whatsoever and all I cared about was to satisfy my hunger on a budget.

By the time I’d started working I was suffering from major digestive issues and often felt tired. A nutrition book opened my eyes and step by step I took control of my diet and managed to fix my gut issues. I felt so much more energized and became passionate about healthy cooking.

Today, cooking has inevitably moved from passion to necessity and meals have to be quick and approved by a demanding 3-headed jury. Now it’s my turn to raise a healthy nest on a tight schedule, just like my mom and the majority of health-conscious parents.

 
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WHY I BECAME A NUTRITION COACH

From the day I realized how food could fix my digestion, energy, and overall wellbeing, I developed an ever growing interest in nutrition.

It wasn’t until 2013 when I quit my corporate job that I realized nutrition had become more than a hobby. During my 6-months career break I spent most of my free time on food and health blogs, visiting farmer’s markets and experimenting with new recipes and ingredients.

Soon I felt the urge to dig deeper and I decided to study nutrition at Bauman College.

Today I want to give back and share my knowledge with others through individual coaching, health workshops, and recipes and health articles on this blog.

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4 Quick Facts About Me

    1. I’m Belgian, lived in Brussels, Toronto, Lausanne, Geneva, and now in Amsterdam.
    2. I’ve been in love with the same man for more than half of my life (and I’m not that old).
    3. Wine is my weak spot (although studies reveal one glass of red wine a day is good for the heart and circulatory system ☺).
      4. My dream is to publish a book one day

    5 QUICK FACTS ABOUT ME

    1. I’m Belgian, lived in Brussels, Toronto, Lausanne, Geneva, and now in Amsterdam

    2. I’ve been in love with the same man for more than half of my life (and I’m not that old)

    3. Wine is my weak spot (although studies reveal that one glass of red wine a day is good for the heart and circulatory system ☺ )

    4. The initial name for this website was “Dancing in my kitchen” because of our strange habit to, well, dance a lot in the kitchen

    5. My secret dream is to publish a book one day (well not so secret anymore I guess)

    MY 5 GOLDEN PRINCIPLES:

    Don't Diet

    I will never put you on a diet because I don’t believe in them. Instead, I can help you adopt healthy habits you actually enjoy.


    Take It One Bite At A Time

    If you aim for a drastic change in just a few weeks, then you’re looking for a diet. I help my clients change their dietary habits step by step based on where they are and what they like.

     

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