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What I ate randomly the past two weeks

Dear readers,

Well these past two weeks were actually good, food wise speaking. I really enjoyed the foods I have been eating. I am not a person that really believes that you should eat oats only in the morning or a grilled cheese is only a lunch thing. So I eat the most random things at the most random moments. I try to opt for 200 grams of veggies each day and two pieces of fruit most of the time. It always ends in 3 pieces of fruit and either 300 grams of veggies or 100 grams or sometimes not at all. And to be honest that’s fine. You cannot always get what you want, right?

Next to this I ate some pork meat last week (19-26 april) and damn, not my jam. I was nauseous half of the day. I only eat some chicken sometimes and during my period a bit of red meat, in Dutch (ossenworst) a cured Jewish sausage on some bread. So that said, I think I’will keep eating a bit of meat (two days a week or less) and keep it vegetarian the rest of the week. Enjoy this one!

Simple slice of bread and an egg that looks like a fish if you ask me.

So these donuts were bought for the birthday of Dino (my dog) he got a little part on his birthday (22th of April) and we ate.. yeah the whole damn thing.

I am always team chocolate

I had a ‘whay I eat in a day’ on Instagram. This was rice with tofu and chickpeas. It was a high protein day without meat.

I call these my dietitian fries. low sugar and low fat sauces and fresh fries. It really saves you around 300 calories.

Tosti aka grilled cheese is my jam. Always.

Soaking biological chickpeas.

Some apple.

Some chicken with veggies. This was supper.

Protein shake with banana, almond milk and prozis whey.

Whole wheat egg breakfast wrap.

1/2 chicken burger with ketchup.

Dino’s birthday prayer (It’s a Hindu thing).

Dogfood at our home is almost always fresh meat, greens and rice.

I really craved this. Why on earth are there two in a package….

This has been either my lunch or breakfast. Banana, nuts, greek yoghurt 10% fat, jam and that’s it.

Your hormones (as a female) will be thankful for this or Turkish yoghurt 8%.

Brunch in the morning, cuz I had way too many appointments.

Fatty fish for the healthy fats.

Making a shake again :D.

These were snacks in the afternoon.

My breakfasts the last two weeks. Yes that’s soup.

I am so bad in pastry. And Lazy, so I often buy them. But these were Indonesian pastry with minced cow meat.



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Influences and problems with the menstrual cycle

Dear readers,

Influences on the menstrual cycle
A menstrual cycle seems so common, but it is actually a very complex event. It can easily get confused, causing you to have your period earlier and then later again. The disruption of certain hormones is the main cause of such irregular periods. A hormonal imbalance can have various causes. Sometimes there is no ovulation at all during the cycle. We then speak of anovulation.
Some reasons for an irregular cycle: stopping the contraceptive pill, thyroid problems, very intensive exercise, a hormonal imbalance and food shortages. The use of certain medicines, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol and drug use are also things that lead to irregular periods.
Menstrual cycle problems
Major irregularities or sudden changes in the cycle may indicate a problem, such as PCOS. With a short menstrual cycle, less than 21 days and a long cycle from 35 days, there may be something wrong, so that you are (temporarily) less fertile and may experience difficulty getting pregnant. In such cases it is better to contact your doctor.
Menstrual cycle and the pill
The birth control pill, or simply called the pill, releases a certain dose of hormones every day. This causes a disturbance of the different phases of the cycle. Ovulation is usually stopped, and the endometrium is rendered unsuitable for the implantation of a fertilized egg. In addition, the cervical mucus (cervical mucus) becomes much thicker. As a result, the sperm cells cannot move through the cervix towards the uterus. If you use the pill correctly, you are not fertile.
There are two different types of birth control pills: the regular birth control pill (combination pill) and the mini pill that is prescribed to breastfeeding women, smoking women over 35, women over 40, and women who are not allowed to use estrogen birth control pills for medical reasons.
Artificial menstrual bleeding from the pill
The combined pill consists of a strip with 21 tablets. One tablet should be taken daily until the strip is empty. A 7-day stop week follows. Day 8 is the start of a new strip. During the stop week, bleeding occurs. This is not actual menstruation, but an artificial withdrawal bleed or withdrawal bleed that results from the sudden drop in hormone levels. A withdrawal bleed usually lasts a bit shorter and is less profuse than a natural period.

Unlike the combination pill, the mini pill, which has a strip of 28 tablets, has no quitting week. You cannot regulate the artificial bleeding yourself, as is the case with the combination pill. There is a kind of menstruation, but you can not really set the clock. Irregular bleeding is a major drawback of the mini pill.