Hey! My name is Alexandra and I am a plant-based vegan foodie from Sweden. I am certified within Plant-Based Nutrition and have dedicated my last years educating myself and exploring the vegan plant-based lifestyle. I am running the Fivesec Health community together with my boyfriend Pontus to make it simple and attractive to eat more plants.
How it started
I had always felt restricted and never felt that I was thriving or satisfied with myself. I was eating what people still would consider a “clean diet”, I had an unhealthy relationship with food and was constantly craving unhealthy food, I felt sluggish, tired and my skin was definitely not glowing.
By adopting a plant-based diet I realised that this is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle with fresh and real food in abundance. Of course this did not happen overnight. I constantly researched, and learned from what today’s science say. When I started to eat plant-based my health slowly started to change, I started to feel more energy, my skin got improved, my hair started to grow faster and my relationship with food and my body changed so much. I now realise that my body is my temple that need care and nourishment to thrive. I cannot say this enough - I never ever knew I could feel this good!
I believe that health and wellbeing comes from within and that food is your medicine. We are all different though, therefore I think it is super important to become an expert on ourselves and learn to listen to our bodies. But to base our diet on whole foods as fresh fruit, greens & vegetables, grains, legumes and healthy fats is what I strongly believe the best foundation for optimal health. Our bodies do not need animal products, processed or refined foods to thrive. When we eat a whole food plant-based diet our bodies eventually will stop crave junk and start to crave nutrient dense food instead.
I promote a balanced diet with carbohydrates, proteins and fat. I believe it is important to include greens, vegetables, legumes, grains, fruits, nuts & seeds every day for our health.