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About me


During my education at the hotel school I was inspired to prepare food as healthy as possible. Working with fresh seasonal products is close to my heart. The desire to cook tasty and healthy food has always existed. In the West we simply have a more Burgundian lifestyle with an abundance of food. How do you balance that? How do you stay healthy? How do you control your weight? With all these questions in my head, I have further expanded my knowledge in orthomolecular nutrition. This is a very interesting field where there is still much to learn and discover. Because one cannot do without the other, I have also immersed myself in sports, natural and children's nutrition. To make it complete, I also became a weight loss coach. All this knowledge and experience means that I can offer a total package based on healthy food and the pursuit of a better lifestyle.

With my knowledge as an orthomolecular nutritionist and as a chef, I can contribute a lot to promoting your health and well-being. As a passionate professional, I am committed to helping you achieve optimal health and boost your immunity. The right combination of natural supplements and healthy cooking techniques are essential to enable everyone to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life.

Would you like to know more about my working method or do you have a specific question?

Do not hesitate any longer and send me an e-mail with your question to: monika@vanstaeyen.com

I work in Belgium in the Antwerp - Noorderkempen regions (including Essen, Kalmthout, Wuustwezel, Hoogstraten, Brecht, Brasschaat, Schilde, 's Gravenwezel, Schoten, Merksem) and in the border area with the Netherlands between Roosendaal - Breda - Tilburg.


Orthomolecular advice


In today's world, people are more concerned than ever about their health and well-being. Because of this, the demand for orthomolecular nutritionists and chefs has increased dramatically in recent years. As both an Orthomolecular Nutritionist and a chef, I specialize in using nutrition and natural supplements to improve health and wellness. I strongly believe that our bodies have specific nutritional needs and by providing these nutrients, we can keep the body and mind healthy. I work with my clients to identify nutritional deficiencies and imbalances and create a diet plan that meets each person's unique needs. On the other hand, for many years I have been passionate about preparing and cooking healthy food that is not only nutritious but also delicious. With the understanding that healthy eating does not have to be bland and boring, I use my culinary skills to create delicious meals that are full of flavour and packed with nutrients. I also pay close attention to detail as I work to prepare meals tailored to my clients' dietary needs and preferences.

A healthy diet is essential for maintaining good health and preventing chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Orthomolecular nutritionists and chefs work hand in hand to develop personalized nutrition plans that meet the specific needs, health goals and taste preferences of their clients. In conclusion, the role of orthomolecular nutritionists and chefs is critical in promoting good health and wellness. These passionate professionals are dedicated to helping their clients achieve optimal health, using the right combination of natural supplements and healthy cooking techniques, and are essential in enabling individuals to live healthy and fulfilling lives.


Sports nutrition


How sports nutrition helps you exercise better and feel good

When you exercise, you need to eat right. That makes sense, right? Whether you're a professional athlete or playing recreational sports, you need adequate energy and nutrients to improve your performance and repair your body. Well-balanced sports nutrition consists of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) that provide you with energy and promote muscle building, and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) that strengthen your immune system and protect your health. If you find the right balance, you can exercise and feel good.

But how do you know what to eat when you exercise? That depends on what kind of sport you do, how often you exercise and what your goal is. Some sports require more from your body than others. For example, if you do an endurance sport like running or cycling, you need more carbohydrates than if you do a strength sport like weightlifting or bodybuilding. Carbohydrates are the main fuel for your muscles and brain.

Proteins are also important for athletes. They help you build muscle and recover after a workout. You need about 1.2 to 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day when you exercise.

Fats are also a source of energy for your body. They also provide essential fatty acids that are good for your heart, skin, and brain. You need about 0.8 to 1 gram of fat per kilogram of body weight per day if you exercise.

Micronutrients are the small but important substances your body needs to function properly. They include vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They help you strengthen your immune system, protect your bones, and regulate your hormones.

So, sports nutrition is more than just food. It is a way to take care of your body and optimize it for your athletic performance. By following a balanced and varied sports diet, you can enjoy your sports activities to the fullest and improve your well-being.

  • Sports nutrition is an important part of a healthy diet and lifestyle
  • Sports nutrition consists of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants)
  • Sports nutrition must be adapted to the type of sport, the frequency and the goal of the athlete
  • Sports nutrition helps to improve energy, muscle building, recovery, health and performance of the athlete

Child nutrition


What do children need to eat to grow up healthy and happy? Child nutrition is an important topic for parents, educators, and caregivers

A good diet is essential for the growth, development, and health of children. But how do you make sure your child eats enough and varied? And how do you deal with eating problems such as eating disorders, picky eaters, obesity, or type 2 diabetes?

Children have different needs and preferences than adults. They need more energy and nutrients per kilogram of body weight than adults. They also have smaller stomachs and thus cannot eat too much at one time. They also have different taste development and may not appreciate some flavours or textures. There is also a big difference by age group. A baby needs different nutrition than a toddler, a preschooler or an adolescent and it needs mostly milk, preferably breast milk or else formula. A toddler or preschooler needs more solid food, but still in small portions and with lots of variety. An adolescent needs more calories, but also more micronutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamin D.

Child nutrition can also be influenced by different factors. For example, a pregnancy or being pregnant can affect the nutrition of the mother and the child. A child with ADHD can benefit from a special diet that avoids or adds certain foods. A child with an eating disorder may need professional help to change his or her eating behaviour.

So, child nutrition is a complex and challenging subject. It is important to offer your child a healthy diet appropriate to his or her age, needs and preferences. But it's also important to teach your child to enjoy food and instil a healthy lifestyle. You can do this by preparing simple meals with your child, involving your child in shopping and cooking, giving your child a taste of different flavours and cultures, and complimenting your child on his or her eating habits.


Natural food


Natural food is a lifestyle where you eat healthy for yourself and for the world

Natural nutrition is a lifestyle that revolves around eating healthy foods that are good for your body and mind. It consists of foods that have been processed as little as possible and are rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Natural foods are also high in omega 3, an essential fatty acid that is good for your heart, brain, and skin.

It is a lifestyle that helps you get and keep a healthy body. It gives you energy, strengthens your immune system, improves your digestion, and prevents deficiencies. Natural foods can also help prevent or reduce certain conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer.

That does not mean you cannot eat well. On the contrary, natural foods are very flavourful and varied. You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, kernels, eggs, cheese, yogurt, honey, herbs, and spices. You can also eat meat or fish occasionally, but of good quality and in moderation. Natural foods are also fun to do because you can experiment with different recipes and ingredients yourself. You can also cook and eat together with others during a workshop. That way you learn new techniques and flavours.

So natural nutrition is a lifestyle that has many benefits for your body. It is healthy, tasty, and fun. Try it out and discover for yourself what natural foods can do for you. This lifestyle is not difficult to follow. You just need some basic knowledge about what healthy food is and how to prepare it. For expert advice, you can come to me. I will help you create a personal nutrition plan that fits your needs and goals.


Slimming advice


Healthy diet and lifestyle are the keys to success! You are what you eat

Imagine having a slim and healthy body without starving yourself or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Imagine having more energy, feeling better and preventing disease. It is all about adjusting your eating habits and lifestyle so that you get lasting results. Does that sound too good to be true?

You are what you eat! People are often unaware that this can come across as hurtful. A healthy mind thrives best in a healthy body. If you are healthy inside, then you radiate that to your outside. Looking in the mirror with pride and respect for yourself can sometimes be very confronting. Belly fat and hip fat are often the culprits that make us feel insecure. Slimming down together with a coach can offer a solution here.

Natural and balanced nutrition has tremendous benefits for your health and weight. You will feel less hungry and more energetic, have more stable blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure. You will also lose fat faster and more easily, especially around your belly. For example, if you eat low-carb diets more often, ketosis is created in your body and that can help you prevent or fight obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.

In addition to eating healthy, it is also important to exercise regularly. Exercise and sports boost your metabolism, strengthen your muscles, improve your fitness, and boost your self-confidence. Sufficient exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle.

There are many different diets, some more strict than others, but they all have the same goal: to help you lose weight in a healthy way. It is important to choose a diet that suits YOU and that you can stick to.

Losing weight does not have to be a struggle. With the right eating habits, lifestyle, and motivation, you can reach your goals and enjoy a slim and healthy body.

As a passionate cook and nutritionist, you can expect practical tips and delicious recipes rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and omega 3 from me. I consider any dietary preferences you may have, such as vegetarian or vegan.


Nutrition and menopause


Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years, and during this time, hormonal imbalances can lead to mood swings, weight gain, and an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

By eating a healthy diet, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, women can help manage the symptoms of menopause, maintain a healthy weight, and support hormone balance. A diet that is high in fiber, healthy fats, and low in sugar and processed foods has been shown to be particularly beneficial during this time.

You often don't solve everything with nutrition. Healthy and adapted food can give you a "good feeling", relieve you of that bloated stomach, better digestion and a better overall condition, but sometimes you just need that little bit more. Then you need that conversation partner, that listening ear, someone who will help you during this difficult period, someone who will assist you with experience and expertise. For this I like to work with Chris van Gaver – menopause consultant. Click here for more information about Chris.