Good good links #61

It’s that time of the week again where I’m cutting my rambles short and let others’ words of wisdom, wittiness or [mouth]watering recipes shine. To say it in the words of Rihanna [or similarly]: I hope some of them are shining right like a diamond for you there.

Happy Sunday!

Good good links



Good good [food for thought]

9 Body-Shaming Behaviors We All Need To Stop via Mind Body Green

[Slight] oldie but goodie: We’re quick to judge harshly – ourselves and others. This brought up some new points to consider for me, too.

 An Open Letter to The “Food Police” via The Balanced Blonde

Live and let live. Why shame others for the decisions they made for their diet or lives in general?

Weight Cycles through the Seasons of Life via Hunger for Happiness

Such a reassuring and honest post by a health coach who struggled with her weight, too, but ultimately reminded herself of these truths.

Restricted Eating, Restricted Tastebuds? via The Big Man’s World

If you consider protein powder concoctions equal to decadent desserts you might want to read this and reconsider.


Good good [advice and inspiration]

Thoughts on accepting help via Fit Swiss Chick

It doesn’t make you a weak person so never hesitate to ask when you’re stuck. True friends like to help you.

12 Counterintuitive Health Tips That Really Work via Huffington Post

Exercise when you’re tired, eat more [of the right food] to eat less – and the caffeine + nap idea sounds worth trying.

What Helped Me Break Free From My Eating Disorder via Journeys Through Meadows

Making the commitment to recover and believing in the possibility are huge game changers.

When is it worth it to splurge on unhealthy food? via An Avocado A Day

A balanced and relaxed approach I agree with. Don’t try so hard to be healthy you’re missing out on fun in life.

Is Your Body Language Sending the Wrong Message? via Greatist

Never underestimate the power of non-verbal conversation. Great advice on how to interpret others’ body language and position yourself right [literally!].

16 Things I Want My Daughter to Know via HuffPost Parents

Not just for mums-to-be but any girl: some funny, some more serious pieces of female knowledge.




IHeart Blogging Series: 10 Things I Have Learned Along the Way via I heart organizing

Basically everything you need to know about blogging – including another opinion on handling comments.

 Ich hab mehr Follower als du via bekleidet [German]

Comparing your follower counts to others’ doesn’t make you happy. Blog because you enjoy it – not for the numbers.

3 Reasons Why You Read Those Ridiculous Lists on the Internet via Goins, Writer

Admit that you’re doing it, too! And here’s why and how to use lists to your advantage.



 10 Plant-Based Proteins You Should Be Eating via Nutrition Stripped

A great guide with lots of recipe ideas and explanations of specific health benefits.

Produce tips: cleaning, storing and eating via love and lemons

Good to know to make those immense purchases [hello, fellow overbuyers] last longer plus seasoning tips.

 Try this: Chocolate Monster Bowls via A Beautiful Mess

“Serve your sugar in more sugar.” <- Because Halloween’s the time to go all out.

Label Lingo: The Definitions of Natural, Organic, Low-Fat and More! via hello healthy

Do you speak ‘label’? A little guide to lift the fog in the supermarket aisles.

3 Unexpected Beauty Uses For Coffee via

Not just delicious but boosting beauty, too: some ideas to find at the store, some DIYs.


Good good [posts to make you smile]

Can You Guess Which of These Items Are Exercise Equipment? via Popsugar

Just a little quiz I took to relax after work the other day. Don’t confuse kettlebells with bras next time you hit the gym …

 12 words even smart people get wrong  via A Cup of Jo

Not technically a funny post but something for my fellow grammar nerds.

International Tourism vs Internetal Tourism: A Quiz via Commitness to Fitness

What’s your result? And: You’ll neither find me going on nor opening Safari …


Good good [food]

Vegan Molten Chocolate Cakes via The Frosted Vegan

We’re talking chocolate cake. Intensely chocolatey chocolate cake. Any more words needed? I didn’t think so, either.

Single-Serve Maple Pistachio Cinnamon Roll via Fit Foodie Finds

If this doesn’t make you want to get your hands covered in dough I don’t know what would. And portion-controlled. Unless you  make two at once … no judgement.

A “Zesty” Take on Eclairs via GiGi Eats Celebrities

T’as un désir des pâtisseries françaises? Get wild with these [vegan] eclairs that come without a sugar but maybe a protein high.

Curry Cashew Savoury Granola via Keepin’ It Kind

Far from your average granola: the kind of snack to munch on while watching movies on your couch.

Low-Carb Fat-Free Delicious Blended Soups via Paleo Veganista

Not for the low-fat or -carb aspect but these sound like great bases for any kind of add-ins you like – paleo or not [beans FTW!]

Veggie Enchiladas with Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce {gluten free + vegan} via She Likes Food

Can you say Mexican food and pumpkin all tied up in one dish??  Sign me up.

 Mushroom Stroganoff via One Ingredient Chef

Excuse me while I’m trying to get over how incredible this looks with only a handful of simple ingredients.

30 Days of 5 Ingredient Vegetarian Dinners via Oh My Veggies

Because sometimes you just want simple good food without an extra grocery store run.

Pumpkin For Dinner via Craving something healthy

Could there ever be too many pumpkin recipes to add to your repertoire [or at least your Pinterest board]??



Happiness-inducing today: A good and relaxing workout.

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One thought on “Good good links #61

  1. Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness says:

    Thanks for the link love, m’dear!! This put a huge smile on my face:D And I agree that Arman’s post on restrictive eating needs a spotlight- he did a fantastic job on that, and it’s something that not many people talk about. Now I think I’ll take a look at some of these recipes 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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