Healthy Happy Christina

10 things I learned in 30 years


I’m hitting the milestone of turning 30 today! So that calls for a listicle! In no particular order, here are 10 things my 30 years of living have taught me so far. If only I could go back in time and tell 15 year old me. But then again, what’s life without the lessons? Continue reading “10 things I learned in 30 years”


Moderately healthy booze choices


I think pretty much everyone knows that alcohol isn’t very healthy. But it’s also just so darn delicious. So what’s a healthy girl to do when she feels like a drink or two? Drink smart! Pick the least harmful poison and enjoy in moderation. I do love my booze but I try to be moderately healthy with my booze choices. Here’s a list of the drinks I try to avoid and others I excessively enjoy “in moderation”.

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Let’s get physical


How much exercise do you need to be physically fit?

Let’s start at the very beginning. What exactly is exercise? Exercise is when you move with at least moderate intensity or when your heart beats at least slightly faster than normal and you’re sweating lightly. Grocery shopping is not exercise, weeding your garden is.

There are three different levels of exercise for adults.

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Healthy and happy skin from the inside out

skin portrait

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? Your skin is a great indicator of how healthy you are. Healthy skin glows, unhealthy skin is dull and damaged. So how can you take care of your skin health? Food is a great place to start!

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Why (crash) diets don’t work

crash diets

I’m getting so sick of articles and books pushing crazy and unhealthy weight loss with crash / fad diets. So many smart people fall for them. And I wish they knew what they were getting themselves in to. So I’m going to try to explain what happens to your body when you go on a crash diet.

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Take Two – Comparing Grains


So here’s Take Two of Healthy Happy Christina. I wasn’t happy with the direction Take One was going in so I decided to take a break. This time around I want to focus more on what I’m learning about nutrition, exercise and mental health. I’ve been realizing that there is so much misinformation about health floating around. So I’d like to help clarify things and show how easy it can be to make healthy choices.

For example, which type of grain gives you the most bang for your buck? That, of course, depends on which bang you’re looking for. Do you want high-protein, low-carb or low fat; and what about fibre and minerals?

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Weekly Stats | Week 12

stats week 12

The last week of strictly avoiding all my food intolerances came and went. I really wanted it to be a week of full green bars. But unfortunately, god laughs when man makes plans.

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So what can I eat?

The one question I always get when I tell people about my food intolerances is “So what CAN you eat?”. It’s a very understandable reaction 🙂 But while there are many things I cannot eat and drink (alcohol, coffee, wheat, cow’s milk and all its derivatives, citrus, soy and pork), there are also plenty of things I still can eat.

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Weekly Stats | Week 11

stats week 11

Last week was pretty uneventful, in a good way. I didn’t do all that much, spent most of my time resting.

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