My Story

I’m Lenka and I love walks in a park, listening to light jazz, and learning about nutrition, health and human personality.

I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with different foods, curious about what the result will be. Feeling fresh fruits and veg in my fingers brings me joy and seeing their bright colours makes me feel connected to nature.

Today, I feel my head is clear to do what 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. The only veg I used to like were carrots and mushrooms. A cheesy risotto was my favourite.

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 become as healthy as it gets, so I can have energy to do the things I love.

New Learning

Nursing studies helped me to understand how the human body works but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to know how to prevent disease in the first place. I refused to believe that being sick just came along with getting old, that it’s our destiny. So, I turned to exercise – and got a degree in Sports management and training.

As a former ballroom dancer, moving my body was in my DNA. And honestly, that’s what helped with keeping the weight off (at least most of the time). But I still had cravings, binged on occasion and kept going from being lean to blowing up a size in just a few weeks.

I needed to study more.

That’s when I learned about the power of a whole food plant-based diet. I became a Nutritional Therapist and dug deeper into how eating glorious plants not only prevents disease but can also heal our body.

I learned from pioneers like Dr John McDougall, Dr Neal Barnard, Dr Collin Campbell, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn and many more.

My plate became colourfully filled with vegetables, sweet potatoes and beans. I became really satiated from my meals and my cravings started to fade away. My taste buds woke up and I could start enjoying natural flavours more than ever before.

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

Now my goal is to pass on the message that you can take control of your health destiny by eating unprocessed plant foods.

I teach how to fall in love with this lifestyle and I run courses with small groups of people, one-to- one and give talks to inspire others.

My aim is to show people that eating for health is fun and that it’s worth the effort you put in.

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