Hello everyone and welcome to my brand new website! 
My name is Melissa Overgaard, I’m 27 years old and I’m Swedish. 
The last few years I’ve been working as a fashion model and traveled around the world. I’ve lived in cities like Milan, Paris, New York, London, Barcelona and Cape Town. To have a job based on my appearance taught me how important it is to take care of my body, mind and soul. During my years as a fashion model I’ve developed a huge interest in health, diet and exercise. The fashion industry can often times have disturbing standars and body image ideals that I definitely do not stand for nor support. 

What I support is a healthy lifestyle, to feel your best and take good care of your body. You do that when you eat a healthy diet and move your body. Health begins on the inside.

The most important thing is to listen to your own body and it’s needs. To find YOUR OWN BALANCE. Eat a diet that gives you energy throughout the day. Find a workout that you love, that also supports your own workout goals: no matter if you train to get more toned or if you train to clear your mind. Personally I’ve made the decision to eat a fully plant-based diet, which means I eat nothing that comes from animals. Also called a vegan diet. I will tell you more about this in upcoming posts here on my blog and also share all my favorite recipes. I’m a true foodie and I love to experiment in the kitchen and create plant-based meals. I always hope to inspire others to eat more healthy and plant-based foods. I like to vary my workouts with gym, HIIT, yoga, hiking, tennis and boxing. And when it comes to yoga, it’s definitely more than a workout for me. I do yoga and meditation to keep a healthy mind. 

Since I have a huge passion for health I decided to become a Holistic health coach via IIN in New York City. More info about my health coaching is available here on my website under the tag “Health Coach“.  I’m also a certified yoga teacher via Caribe Yoga Academy in Costa Rica. So expect to find lot’s of inspiring plant-based recipes here on my website, informative posts about health and nutrition and lot’s of other fun stuff like travel food guides, workout tips and much more! Don’t forget to follow me on instagram: @melissaovergaard