Foods that helped me lose weight!

Hi guys! Today I’m going to share with you the secrets behind the foods I’ve been eating during my new healthy lifestyle. They make me feel more fit, healthy and energized! They did not only help me lose weight and cellulite but they tasted very well! Here we go! You guys do need to keep in mind that there isn’t a magic trick that will help you lose weight. You need to adjust your lifestyle not only food-wise but you also need to incorporate workouts a few days a week! You can’t choose one of my food-tips and not change your unhealthy foodpaterns and think everything’s going to magically change. You need to just start eating healthy and nutritious foods.

  • A LOT OF WATER. Since I’ve changed my lifestyle, I’ve incorporated a lot of water in my life. It’s so healthy for literally everything you can think of! I try to drink at least 1,5 liters a day every day.
  • Green tea. Since I’ve been drinking this I’ve not only started to feel a lot more energized but I’ve noticed that it helped me lose some inches around my stomach. It also has a lot of other health benefits.
  • Apple cider vinegar pills. I’ve been taking these for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed that it really helps. I take the pills instead of pure vinegar because that could be very bad for your teeth. It helps boost your metabolism and it’s just so easy to do every day!
  • Apples. I’ve been eating a lot more apples because it boosts the function of your bowels. This is very good and that helps you to lose more weight. I switched to apples instead of cookies or other snacks! If you eat apples on top of unhealthy foods, it will not help you in any way!
  • Protein shakes and bars. This is also a new snack that I’ve been eating/drinking during the days. I do a lot of muscle training because muscle also burns fat and in order to let your muscle grow you need fuel. Fuel = Protein! BUT! Only eat or drink this if you work out on a regular basis and if you are building up muscle with your workouts. If you don’t do this and consume this type of food, it could have the opposite effect!
  • Every day for almost 2 weeks now, I’ve been eating an egg with some Spelt Bread in the morning. It’s full of protein and so good for your body! It also helps to keep the hunger away for a little while longer!
  • BEANS BEANS BEANS! They boost your metabolism, which helps you LOSE FAT! It’s also very delicious. You can make a healthy Chilli Con Carne for dinner and other bean recipes and you will certainly see the difference!
  • FISH. For a LONG time I didn’t like fish, but I’ve started to eat Tuna and Salmon the past month. It’s so good for your body and it’s also filled with protein. It contains of healthy fats and also boosts your metabolism. It’s very yummy in a salad or with some rice and vegetables! You can find a lot of different recipes online if you’d like to eat some more fish.
  • Chicken. I eat chicken almost every day. This is the food that has the lead role in my diet story.  It’s good for everything. Very nutritious, healthy and filled with protein yet again!
  • Olive oil and coconut oil. That’s what I’ve been using to cook my meals. It’s an easy change that can have a lot of effect! Leave the butter alone people!
  • My mom also makes a healthy variant of mayonaise with Apple Cider Vinegar to put on my healthy sandwiches (SPELT BREAD OR WHOLE GRAIN BREAD)
  • Dark chocolate. Whenever I’m craving something like candy I take a little piece of dark chocolate! It completely destroys my cravings and a little dark chocolate a day is very healthy.
  • Spelt everything. Spelt bread, Spelt Pasta, Spelt life. It’s way healthier than just plain white pasta!
  • Eat a lot of fruit! Especially before 16:00. It’s very good for your metabolism and for your body! Berries are a very good choice for example.
  • Greek yoghurt (natural) with some honey is one of my favorite snacks!
  • Avocado is just one of the best things you can eat when you’re trying to loose weight and above all of it’s health benefits, it’s extremely delicious aswell :O
  • Make everything a little spicier. It helps boost your metabolism which helps you lose more FAT

So that’s basically everything that has helped me in this journey. I hope my blogpost helped you guys a little and you can always ask me some other questions on my Instagram @lauralynnsworld!

See you next time babies

 

XOXO

LauraLynnsWorld

 

Dinner @ L’improbable

Hi guys! Last week I went to L’improbable with my boyfiend to enjoy some cosy night out. I got to eat here for free to try out the new menu. Today, I will be sharing my experience with you guys.

The restaurant is best described by one word : Bistronomy. It’s a french mix of bistro and gastronomy. It isn’t extremely fancy but it isn’t comparable to a bistro either. I had never eaten in such a kind of restaurant, so I was very thrilled to try it out.

L’improbable gave me a very cosy vibe and the music they played was ideal. I really liked the brick walls and the bar a lot.

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TO DRINK : for drinks I had a mojito and my boyfriend took the house special. The mojito was very good and it had the right amount of sweet and sour. My boyfriend also really liked his house special a lot.

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Before I start talking about the food, I want to talk to you guys about the bread with truffle butter we got. I am a BIG truffle lover, I put it in everything you can possibly think of. But I had never tasted it in butter before. A new world opened up for me. This butter was SO GOOD! I can’t exactly describe how it tasted. Okay yes I can… It tasted like heaven.

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TO EAT : After enjoying our cocktail and bread, we decided what we were going to eat. As a starter I took the “Foie Gras with plums” and my boyfriend took the “coquilles Saint Jacques”. My Foie Gras was very tasty. I hadn’t eaten Foie Gras with plums before, but the combination was surprising. It was very delicious and I was sad when I realized my plate was empty. My boyfriend also enjoyed his scallops very much. It isn’t easy to make Coquilles but these were cooked to perfection. The plates were also beautifully decorated.

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As a main I decided to go for the ‘Iberico porc with Parmesan gnocchi’. My boyfriend chose ‘chicken breast with Polenta fries”. My main… It was sooo good. I normally don’t really like a lot of meat. But this was unbelievably delicious. The porc was very soft and the Parmesan Gnocchi was the best imaginable side dish. I think my boyfriend was a little bit jealous, which was totally understandable. His dish was also very nice, but the Iberico Porc stole away the price for best dish of the evening.

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DESERT TIME : We both took the banana with homemade lemon sorbet. I liked the desert but I think It would’ve liked it more if the bananas would’ve been caramelized instead of breaded. The sorbet was homemade and that was something you could really taste.

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I really loved this restaurant and I’d definitely want to come back sometime. The food was incredible and I enjoyed it very much. It had been a long time since I had eaten such fantastic food. The personnel was very friendly and professional. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very cosy and home-y.
I immediately recommended it to my father, to go eat there with his clients sometimes. If you are ever visiting our beautiful Belgian capitol, you should hop into this restaurant, for sure.

I hope you enjoyed my blogpost. Talk to you soon!

❤ Laura

 

FOOD DIARY MARBELLA

 

Hi Guys! Long time, no see.
But I have an excuse. I was in SPAIN. Lucky for you guys, I made a lot of creative content there to share with you. Today I will be writing a FOOD DIARY. I will be telling you what I ate in Spain together with mouth-watering pictures.

NOTE : We ate bread with spanish Iberian ham, sausage, cheese and mortadella every day for lunch. It’s very delicious and very cheap in spain. So I will be talking about what we ate for dinner every day rather than what we ate for lunch. img_0065.jpg

DAY ONE : 

Today we went to Benahavis to eat some delicious food. We went to LOS ABANICOS. It’s a Spanish restaurant located in a very cosy street. The food was sooo delicious. To start we had some fried baby squid (I just love squid so much, who’s with me?). And as a main, we took the Confit de Canard (duck) in Honey Sauce. There are no words to describe the taste of this dish. It was IN-CRE-DIBLE! It is a little bit more expensive, but it’s totally worth every penny.

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DAY TWO:

Today we went to Puerto Banus. It’s a harbor with some very nice restaurants and bars. We decided to drink some cocktails before looking for a spot to eat. We ended up in Astral Cocktail Bar. The bar is located next to the beach and has a very nice interior and exterior. In fact, the bar doesn’t look like a bar at all, it looks like a pirate ship (on the inside and outside). It has a very nice vibe and the waiters are very kind. The cocktails are a little bit more expensive, but I guess that’s the price you’ll have to pay for the best cocktails in the world. (nope, not kidding). I drank a non-alcoholic cocktail with lemonade ( because I still had to drive and HEY KIDS, drunk driving is NOT OKAY 😉 ) and my boyfriend drank a peach beach! (a had a little nip and it tasted incredible)

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For dinner that night we decided to do something very original. Something we never do. We went to eat Indian Food! (And for the people who know me, this isn’t original at all. We eat it at as many occasions as possible 😀 ). We went to MUMTAZ. You have a nice view over the most expensive yachts in Puerto Banus while eating delicious Indian food. As usual we took : CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA with GARLIC NAN and WHITE BASMATI RICE. It was very good!!

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DAY THREE : I forgot to take a picture today. Luckily it wasn’t special. We made pizza’s in our house.

DAY FOUR: 

What we ate today, might shock you. You will probably think : “Why??”. And the answer is :  because we can. We ate INDIAN TAKE AWAY from MINI INDIA in ESTEPONA.
No we aren’t crazy, we just love Indian Food, okay! Stop judging!
We ordered : Chicken tikka masala, chicken rogan josh and butter chicken (and garlic nan and rice). The butter chicken was extremely good and the other two dishes were also very nice! When you get take away the portions are large, and that’s a very nice plus.

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Yes, I already started eating. I just can’t help myself sometimes

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I am enjoying it so much, I can’t even look into the camera. What Indian food does to a person.

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DAY FIVE : Today we ate something really special. It was our last night and we wanted to enjoy it. We went to LA ALCARIA DE RAMOS in ESTEPONA. It’s not super expensive but it’s very fancy. As a starter we took the Salmon Carpaccio. It was very nice! I’m beginning to love raw fish very much, and this dish only made me love it even more. As a main, we took the Duck with apples and other stuff I can’t name right now. It was very good. Especially the potatoes blew my mind. And last but not least, the desert. I took profiteroles and my boyfriend took the tarte tatin. OMG, those profiteroles. I can tell you with 100% certainty that those profiteroles came straight out of heaven. They were so good. I can’t even describe the goodness of this dessert. But trust me, it was AMAZING!

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So this was our last meal in Spain. I hope you enjoyed my blogpost. I enjoyed eating the food very much and I hope I gave you some ideas for whenever you guys are planning a trip to the COSTA DEL SOL.

See you next time!

❤ Laura

Spaghetti Bolognaise à la Laura

Hi guys!

Today I will be sharing my recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese with you. It’s a healthy version of Bolognese so it’s good for not gaining any fat.

This is what you’ll need for 2 people

1 onion
3 tomatoes
a cup of sun dried tomatoes
400 grams of minced meat (mix of pig and ground beef)
3 spoons of Becel Proactiv Délice
3 to 4 spoons of ketchup
2 beef bouillon cubes
Spaghetti herbs (spaghettikruiden)
Black pepper
Salt
Parmesan Cheese

  1. first chop the onion, sun dried tomatoes and normal tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. Bake the onion in a big fryingpan for 5 minutes
  3. Add the meat and bake for about 5 to 7 minutes untill you think it’s ready
  4. add three normal glasses of water
  5. add 4 spoons of spaghetti herbs and black pepper (a little less black pepper if you don’t like it too spiced) and salt
  6. add the ketchup and the bouillon and stir everything into one mixture
  7. let everything cook for about 15 minutes and stir the pot from time to time
  8. add the Becel butter and  3 spoons of Parmesan Cheese
  9. READY TO SERVE!!

That’s it guys! It’s my own creation of bolognese sauce and I am very proud of it! I hope you like it too!

Als jullie een leuke video willen zien waarin ik en Thomas de saus maken dan kan je deze hieronder bekijken!

XOXO

Laura(Licious)

My favorite foreign dishes!

Hi guys! today I am going to tell you what my favorite foreign dishes are. I know there are many people who don’t like foreign food and who just want to stick to the food they know. But with this blogpost I want to tell you guys that there are foreign dishes that are just fantastic! Hell, maybe you’ll even want to try one yourselves!

First of all I want to show you guys this Indian Dish :

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CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA with GARLIC NAN and WHITE BASMATI RICE.
This is seriously my favorite dish of ALL TIME. It isn’t spicy at all, so it’s nice if you want to try some indian food but you’re scared that the firefighters will have to show up and flush your mouth. This dish in combination with some garlic nan (the best nan in the world) is just amazing. I am already drooling like a dog right now.

SECONDLY :

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MEXICAN FOOD!!!! I know that this might be very spicy at times but there are things that aren’t spicy like Guacamole (the best best best dip in the world). You just have to make sure that you don’t put the green, red or maybe even black peppers in your mouth if you don’t like spicy food. Mexican food is not ONE DISH in particular but mexican food is just amazing in general! Every mexican dish there is, is delicious. Burrito’s are amazing, Taco’s are basic but always sooo good, Enchilladas are a little less known but these are just so delicious(!). I can’t even explain how good all of these dishes are. But I can tell you that you won’t regret walking into a mexican restaurant. Not only the mexican vibes and margaritas will swipe you of your feet, but the food will take you to heaven.

MOROCCAN FOOD is also very very good! Especially the COUS COUS …

Seriously guys. I eat COUS COUS with everything. I eat it with chicken, with duck, with meat, with falafel,… Sometimes I just eat COUS COUS solo. I just LOVE COUS COUS. If there is one thing in the world that I’d like to eat for the rest of my life … COUS COUS. In Morocco, you can eat couscous platters everywhere. Mostly it is combined with very delicious vegetables, lamb and occasionally merguez. What I also really like to eat is HUMUS. It is made with chickpeas and delicious spices. You can eat it with some mouth watering Moroccan bread (O M G ). Also the Moroccan spices you can buy in Morocco are amazing! You can make some delicious chicken-couscous dishes at home with these spices from heaven.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST … SUSHI. This is already very well known in the Western World. But it’s foreign and I love it! There are also many people who don’t like sushi (stupid people, no haha just kidding 😉 ) which is understandable because of the raw fish and stuff. But it is such a delicacy and you just need to try it. You might not like it, but at least you tried it right! I love it very much and thanks to me my boyfriend and brothers also started loving this dish! I know it’s a very risky dish but just try it, for me?

These are all of the dishes I wanted to share with you today! I hope that you are already searching some restaurants online to try them out! Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Have a nice evening and lots of love (FOLLOW FOR MORE IN THE SIDEBAR)

XOXO

Laura ( LICIOUS)

 

 

Banana Bread | Cooking with mom #1

Hi guys! I have made this banana bread a long time ago but I totally forgot to post the recipe on my blog. So here it is at last!

This is what you’ll need :

170 g bananas
70 g vegetable oil
2 eggs
120 ml water
1 tl vanilla extract
250 g spelt flour
2 tl baking soda
½ tl cinnamon powder
1 coffee spoon dry yeast

How you’ll need to make it :

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Crush the bananas
  3. Mix the banana, oil, eggs, vanilla extract and the water and make it into a creamy mixture
  4. Mix the flour, the baking soda and the cinnamon through the mixture
  5. Put the mixture into a baking mold
  6. Bake it for 40-45 minutes in the oven.
  7. TADAAAA

That’s it! Nothing more. The bread is delicious and it is very tasty with just some healthy butter or peanut butter.

This recipe is based on a recipe by Pascale Naessens. I hope you guys like the result.

XOXO

Laura(Licious)

Best coffee shops in Berlin

Hi guys, it’s been a long time but I have been very busy with going to Berlin and stuff. But today I am going to give you guys some coffee shop tips for when you are maybe going to Berlin some day.

Here we go!

1. Father Carpenter. 

Me and my boyfriend went here immediately after we landed in Berlin and we did not only drink amazing coffee (mocha and flat white), but we also ate some delicious avocado toast. Seriously, this was probably the best avocado toast I have ever eaten in my life. It tasted incredible and I could eat this for days at a time. This coffee shop was filled with hipsters and other chill people and this place made me feel at home from the moment I set my foot in there. I definitely recommend this super cosy and yummy place to all of you guys! Oh, I also drank an incredible apple/ginger/mint juice. There are just no freaking words for this juice. The only think I can say is that I am going to steal my mothers juice maker next week so that I can try and replicate this heavenly juice. It was my favorite place in Berlin and I would definitely go back there when I visit Berlin in the future. It is hard to find because it is situated on a little square away from all the city nervousness. You can also buy some merchandise there and yeah, it’s just amazing. If there was something like this in Ghent, I would probably ask the owners if I could live there.

2. West Berlin Coffee

This coffee shop is nearby Checkpoint Charlie and at first sight it doesn’t look really cosy but once you are seated you get this really nice coffee shop feeling. They didn’t have Cafe Mocha but they did have a cappuccino. This Cappuccino was one of the best I have ever drank, it was very very very good and my boyfriend’s flat white was also very delicious according to him. There is one thing that I didn’t really like. They had a board with all of their options on it but I got the feeling that not everything they had was written on this board. I hate it when they don’t put all of the available food options on the board because that way I can maybe miss out on something very delicious.

3. The Barn Roastery 

This place was very nice! It was the coffee shop with the nicest setting. They make their own coffee beans and the place just smells amazing when you walk through the door. The coffee was also very good but it had a special kind of taste. This is probably because of the fact that they make their own coffee beans. I think it is something you just like or you just don’t like. I like a regular cappuccino better, but I think there are a lot of people who like that extra spice in their coffee. This place is definitely worth your visit, not only for the coffee but also for the setting! If you want to get an amazing coffee shop feel, this is the place to be!

4. Rose Garden

This place had nice coffee and it also had a nice feel! The coffee was great but what I really noticed were the amazing looking sandwiches. I don’t know what was on all of them but they looked so good, OMG! I saw one sandwich and it had Guacamole AND Humus on it. I mean really, that probably tastes incredible. We also ate a homemade chocolate chip cookie and it was unbelievable. I think I could get in a food coma if they gave me an unlimited supply of these cookies! I really recommend this place to you guys! and it also isn’t really far from the Alexanderplatz which is kind of the centre of Berlin.

So, these are the coffee shops I went to! I hope you guys enjoyed my post about these amazing coffee shops. I will also be writing a post about the places where I went to eat and drink that aren’t coffee shops.

Also, from now on I am going to push myself to write a blogpost every week. I will post a new blogpost every tuesday and there will be a new youtube video every friday. I will be making my youtube videos in Dutch from now on, because most of my viewers are dutch and because I just like being me in my own language. You can already go ahead and subscribe to my channel if you don’t want to miss anything. And also hit the follow button on my blog (on the homepage in the right bar) if you don’t want to miss my weekly blogposts. See you next week guys!

XOXO

Laura(Licious)