About Stefan

Stefan is the founder and chief blogger of Tao of Stefan. While having your name as part of a journey sounds very narcissistic, the contrary is true. Stefan loves to help other people and share his experiences with them as a coach.

The easy way to healthy food are colours

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Detox, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, clean and other keywords are nowadays trending. They have all in one way or another the same goal, eating healthy. They usually require special plans or items in order to achieve whatever they are designed for and they have their reason to exist. Nevertheless eating healthy is very simple and you can do it with one simple trick in mind: think colours, think rainbow! What sounds weird at first, is simple at last: Vegetables Continue Reading…

Don’t do cardio for weight loss and what to do instead

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You read that right. Don’t do cardio for weight loss. It sounds atrocious to many people and trainers out there. And there’s a good reason for that. Doing cardio for weight loss initially seems to work, it’s simple and easy, doesn’t take much of an investment and as a trainer, it is stupidly easy to program. I want to share more on what I learned about the human physiology and weight loss in the course of this article.

Spicy Shrimp Burger with Vegetables

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When you think of a hamburger you mostly might have bun, beef and sauce in mind. Maybe some cheese too. That’s certainly mostly the case and I created my fair share of those kinds of burgers in the past. After visiting a local food festival I got the inspiration for a different kind of burger. This is all about the spicy shrimp burger with vegetables on the side.

One Minute Treat – A Vegan Snack

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I like my diet to be versatile. It’s the key component to a healthy, fun and sustainable diet. That’s why I aim to consume as often as I can out of the four nutritional kingdoms and combine different diets. This means that I eat in a way that I find the best benefit for my body. Many people, though, eat constantly the same 5 dishes. This is not only boring but unhealthy. Here’s a vegan and very easy way Continue Reading…

Break Free: Caterpillar Butterfly

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There was probably never a time other than today that made it more compelling to try to be someone else. Thanks to social media, within my opinion Instagram and Facebook at the top of this phenomenon, having a sneak peek into other people’s lives has been very easy. This isn’t an inherently good or bad thing. As with almost anything in our lives it depends on our relationship to it and how we make it part of it. Unfortunately, Continue Reading…

Beef Mushroom Stew – Low Carb and Paleo Friendly

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I keep adding stews to my recipe list. They are simply put the best and easiest things to cook in the culinary world. Unless you forgot that you put them on your stove you can basically not do anything wrong with them. This beef mushroom stew is no different. Thanks to some tomato sauce, bay leaves and fresh basil this stew has an Italian flair.

Box Breathing – A Practical Way To Reduce Stress

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Constant stress quickly becomes a chronic problem in the lives of people. All the rushing, buzzing and business make it difficult to calm down and relax properly. And yet, this downtime is very important for your health and your well-being. If you ever felt fear or angst, one thing your surroundings might have suggested is to “take a breath”. This is a healthy advice, as you tend to stop breathing properly during those times. In this article, I share Continue Reading…

Red Mullet Salad, Spicy Basil Sauce And Cashew Omelette

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On my quest to eat more fish and seafood, I walked through the fish aisle with my wife the other day. We had a look at what was available and stumbled over Senegalese red mullet. We both never had the chance to try it and bought some to give it a try. After some research and inspiration, I created a red mullet salad with a spicy basil sauce and a cashew omelette.

Spinach with Scallions, Sesame and More

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After many Japanese and Chinese cuisine related recipes, I want to share something from another great Asian cuisine country. This time we are in Korea and I have an easy and delicious recipe for sigeumchi-namul (시금치 나물) for you. This is blanched spinach with scallions and sesame.

Why Weight Loss Diets Don’t Work

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Every year it seems to be the same routine. The moment spring and summer approaches many people want to get into a shape they deem fit for a beach. Or maybe they want to look good for a date, wedding or party. Whatever it is they all share a common goal weight loss, quickly and a lot. Those people then go on the weirdest diet concepts and believe that with only eating kale or drinking green tea and similar Continue Reading…