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. Besides writing on his blog, he has a monthly column in a print magazine which lets him stay connected to his home country. He is also licensed in fitness training and (sports) nutrition, combining deep founded interests (physical activty and cooking) to help people getting most out of their lifes as a coach.

High-Protein is the key to weight loss – Short Tao

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Are you looking to change your body composition and shed some body fat? If you do, chances are that you are on a low-carb diet. I read a study that checked why low-carb diets seem to be working well to manipulate your body composition. The result might surprise you. What they concluded after having researched on 132 participants, is that the key part is being on a high-protein diet. They compared high-protein diets with low carb and normal carbs, Continue Reading…

Coffee makes you healthier

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Coffee is one of the best-selling commodities on our planet. The daily cup of coffee, especially as a pick-me-up in the morning, is a staple part of people’s morning routines. Coffee or better still, caffeine  tastes rather bitter and punchy. If you are a coffee connoisseur you can easily taste the difference between regular coffee and decaf. We will see in this article, that there are plenty of health benefits linked to coffee, regardless of the caffeine content but also that Continue Reading…

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on it – Short Tao

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I recently finished reading the book “LOVE YOURSELF LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT“. It’s a short and neatly written book about positive self-talk. If you’re into this kind of work, you’ll enjoy this read.

Shrimp Shirataki Ramen – Low Carb Soup

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There’s never a bad time for soup and I have plenty of fun creating new and easy recipes for soups, especially ramen. This recipe is no different. It’s an easy to copy and quick to prepare recipe too. I also introduce the lowest carb noodles out there. Have a look at my shrimp shirataki ramen.

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.