Hi, I’m so glad you’re here!! I’m Veronika and I love healthy food, photography, and telling stories — not only with words but also through photos and videos. I’m a creative person, I’m always creating new things and my goal is to make a change in the world, one person at a time. I started my blog in April 2015 and though a lot has changed, my passion for food, cooking, and sharing recipes is still here. I hope I’m able to study nutrition one day so I have more knowledge of nutrition to share with you.
Long Story Short
To tell you my whole story, I’d have to sit you down for two hours to be able to get to it all. To sum it up for both our sakes, I suffered from several health problems, I was obese, I had back problems, and I was just unhappy with myself on so many levels. Then came a breaking point, I realized I can’t go on living my life that way and I decided it was time to do something about it all. I went to physiotherapy to take care of my back problems and changed my diet to lose all the excess weight. I gradually started to eliminate unhealthy food from my diet and started losing kilo after kilo. First I gave up sugary drinks and fast food, then red meat, anything with too much sugar, anything fried, or with too much bad oil. Eventually, I gave up dairy and gluten because it made me feel bad and my stomach issues virtually disappeared. It’s not about deprivation and restrictions. It’s about adding so much of the good stuff into your diet that the bad stuff naturally disappears from your diet. I’m still not at my goal weight, not am I 100% healthy and happy with myself. It’s something you have to work on every single day but it’s totally worth the effort, I promise you.
The Healthful Ideas is here to give you the information you need to become the best version of yourself and help you reclaim your health. Whether I do that by sharing healthy recipes with you, giving you resources and information, or inspiring you in any other way; I’m always here for you and everything I share here is to help you. If you ever need help with anything, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do my best to help you. You can also email me about posts and recipes you’d like to see on here.
Fun fact: this blog was supposed to be called The Healthy Ideas first because that was my Instagram handle but then I found out the domain “thehealthyideas” was already taken so I had to change it. What’s funny is that after I created this blog, someone dropped the domain I initially wanted but oh well, too late. Before thehealthfulideas.com came to life, I had a Tumblr blog called The Healthy Ideas (you can search for it, it’s still there, though I’d rather you didn’t lol). We all start somewhere, right?