A perfect 3 ½ minute boiled egg makes this Dutch beauty very happy! She’s passionate, creative and into 80’s aerobic videos You’ve got to meet this girl, her name is Sarah Warnaar:
Where do you live?
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Is it easy to be healthy in Amsterdam?
Yes, it’s a modern city.
Where do you get your groceries?
Next door at the Turkish market or Marqt; one of those places where you don’t mind paying a little extra. The food is local and organic, they play good music and have delicious food to sample.
Do you cook yourself? What’s your favorite dish to make?
I’m a fan of the oven, for instance for quiches. I’m also a big fan of veggies in all colors of the rainbow, and fish.
What food makes you happy?
A perfectly 3.5 min boiled egg.
Is there any food someone could wake you up for in the middle of the night?
Well, that all depends who it is that’s waking me up J but in most cases I’d choose continuing to sleep. Although, a good apple or rhubarb pie..
What’s your passion?
Taking photographs, paint, writing and music. They all tend to tell stories in their own manner. (http://www.sarahw-art.tumblr.com)
What’s your definition of health?
A balance between mind and body.
Is it easy for you to stay in shape?
I’m lucky that I love sports and health food.
What sports are you into?
80s aerobics videos (they’re incredibly fun), pilates, running, dancing, surfing, sailing.
If you could pick an “unhealthy” food and make it nutritious and healthy what would it be?
Do you diet or have you been on diets?
Why did you study nutrition?
I saw models eating in ways I thought couldn’t be healthy. I got a lot of different advice, which was confusing. So I figured I should study nutrition. So it was for my own knowledge and for helping others.
What’s the most interesting thing you learned studying nutrition?
That light’s not right. (diet and low fat products aren’t all that great) Your body is smart. It responds to natural food; the way food comes naturally. Not processed in any way. Like an egg; it’s a perfect harmony of protein and fats. The combination of the two allows your body to take it in perfectly. The idea is to go back to the roots. There’s a book called ‘Nourishing traditions’, which I’d recommend being present in every household. Besides some essential basic information, it’s full of great recipes.
What advice would you give others?
To eat pure food and to allow yourself to indulge every now and then. Mostly, learn to listen to your body. There’s much advice going about, but eventually it’s about finding your ways, not about dieting.
Thanks SO much Sarah!