I’m Lenka and I love trees, listening to light jazz, and learning about nutrition, health and our motivation.

I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, curious about the end result. Feeling fresh fruits and veg in my fingers and seeing their bright colours makes me feel connected to nature.

Today, I’m eternally grateful for my head being clear so I can enjoy our two spirited boys and do the things I love, but there were times when all I could think of was food.

And, I don’t mean a bowl of broccoli or an apple!

Road of Struggle

    • Even though I trained as a nurse and worked in a hospital, I struggled with eating healthy. Constant boxes of chocolates from our patients, night shifts and my massive sweet tooth were hard to beat.
    • The only vegetable I used to like were carrots and my favourite meal was creamy risotto finished with a milkshake.
    • A day wasn’t complete without some cheesecake or a large bar of chocolate. In fact, I could go for days eating only cakes, pies and chocolates just to get a hit of pleasure and satisfy my cravings.
    • That’s what led me to a lifelong journey of figuring out how to stop obsessing about food and nourish my body, so I can be happy and at peace with myself.

New Learning

Being a nurse allowed me to see first-hand how what we eat impacts our health. It taught me that life is precious and that it’s worth every effort to take care of our health so we can live and not just survive.

But, I didn’t know how to do that for myself!

I felt lost and didn’t know how to stop obsessing about when I can have the next treat. Not even ballroom dancing gave me the answer, and I had been doing it for for over a decade at that stage. With my night binge-eating trips to town I was able to blow up a size in just a few weeks and then beat myself up endlessly for it.

Answering Why

But there was still one more loophole I wanted to close. I wanted to understand why I was so obsessed with sugar and could binge on junk which I knew was bad for me.

I finally got it when I read The Pleasure Trap by Dr Doug Lisle and Dr Alan Goldhamer.

It’s our instincts that make us overeat and push our hand until the bag of crisps is gone.

We are designed to look for the richest foods in our environment for survival. It’s not that we have weak willpower, our biology is just too strong and fighting it isn’t easy. What a relief!

I learned how to replace refined sugar, oil and minimise salt to stay on top of my cravings. At last I understood how to design an environment filled with foods which love me back.

Today

I’d love to encourage you whether you’ve been facing daily cravings, yo-yo dieting, feel you can’t even look at food without piling on the pounds, that it’s possible to lose weight and keep it off without going hungry.

That no matter what genes you have or how many times you’ve been pregnant, there is hope. You can become lean and have a clear head to be who you truly are.

As they say, slow and steady wins the race, and adopting a plant-based lifestyle which will also help you get rid off stubborn pounds is a journey. And oh my, is it worth the discovery!

On this site you’ll find posts, videos, recipes and other resources to support you in the process.

Try them out and see how they work for you. And if you want a specific action plan unique to you, let’s catch up over the phone…