About the blogger
Hi, my name is Pernille and I am from Dragoer, a small village outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. However, for all practical purposes, I consider myself bi-cultural: Danish and American. I have lived, studied, and worked in Virginia, in Copenhagen, and now in New York.
I have a Master of Science in Marketing and an MBA in Finance, and I work with marketing strategy and communication in mostly high-technology companies. More often than not, these companies have been start-ups – a setting I love as it is typically extremely dynamic, hectic, and requires enormous flexibility!
I have a profound interest in nutrition and health, and to cater for this interest, I decided to back it up with a formal education. As of the spring of 2014, I am proud to say that I am also an Examined Nutritionist from the AtWork School in Copenhagen.
I live in Pelham Manor, New York with my husband – who is also my high school sweetheart – and my 16-year-old daughter, Emilie. Emilie takes most of the photos used on this website, I think she has a pretty good eye for it. My other daughter, Julie, who has been my designated cooking partner for the longest time, has left to start college. I am very proud of her but I also miss her a lot…
As long as I can remember, I have focused way too much on food and diet. Even when I think back to my teens, I remember them as constantly trying to balance all the wonderful foods with not getting too heavy. I often ended up overeating but never really enjoying the food/sweets/snacks. At times, I think I probably came close to developing an actual eating disorder. I have tried most of the diets out there, but as time went by, I increasingly found them to be inefficient. Even if I did lose weight, after a while I fell back to old habits and gradually re-gained the weight. The solution was right in line with the predominant opinion of the established diet community: A change of lifestyle was required to lose weight and have it stay off.
As I am a firm believer in eating whole foods – real food for real people – and avoiding anything that is highly processed, it seemed logical to look into lifestyles such as Paleo, ketogenic diets, and Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). I truly enjoyed the Paleo diet, even though I really missed dairy, particularly cheese and butter. I felt healthy, I slept well but I didn’t lose any weight. And that is when I stumbled on the LCHF diet. LCHF has helped me lose weight while at the same time eating foods I love, never being hungry, and enjoying the benefits of a satisfied body. To help myself and to share my experiences and maybe make the transition to a skinnier and more satisfied life easier, I have devoted this blog and website to LCHF. You can read much more about the origin and principles of LCHF here.