Lynn Hoefer is the creator, author and photographer of the Heavenlynn Healthy blog! Lynn writes about healthy recipes that are accessible to all readers!
Lynn Hoefer is a German Food and Health Blogger, better known for her blog Heavenlynn Healthy. On her bilingual food blog, Lynn shows how fun and colorful healthy eating can be and that it does not mean deprivation in any way. Lynn is studying to become a holistic health coach and lives in the picturesque town of Lueneburg, Germany.
A few years ago Lynn was diagnosed with a severe form of hypertension. Since she was already an active, normal weight, healthy eating young woman, this came as quite a shock to her.
Lynn visited several doctors and specialists, but they all told her the same thing: that she had to rely on heavy drugs for the rest of her life. Not wanting to accept this destiny, Lynn started researching for alternative medicine. She found that a plant-based diet was most suitable for hypertensive patients.
This diet has been shown to drastically lower blood-pressure and even though the drastic change of going to a plant-based diet was difficult, Lynn managed to eat completely plant-based, gluten-free, and processed sugar-free for 5 months.
Surprisingly, it worked. Lynn was not able to completely get off her medications, but she found that she could at least lower the doses.
That was one year ago, and Lynn has been trying to stick to this diet ever since. However, eating this way is not always easy, because although Lynn’s friends were all very understanding and open, she realized that strictly adhering to this diet is exhausting and even a bit unsocial. That’s why Lynn tries to eat healthy whenever she can, but does not give herself a hard time whenever she isn’t successful.
Lynn believes that our bodies can handle some “bad” food from time to time. The liver is a natural de-toxifier and so she can allow herself to rely on it from time to time.
Lynn tries to cook from scratch because she loves all the goodness that you can do for your body by adding delicious healthy foods to your diet. Lynn tries to avoid processed foods whenever she can, and this is probably the one rule she can manage to stick to all the time. Lynn doesn’t eat fast foods and only eats at restaurants that make their food from scratch, too.
Lynn Hoefer Show Notes
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Why did you start blogging?
Do you do it full time?
How do you think it is now in Germany, do you think it is more?
Do you write in both German and English?
When you first write something, do you start it in English or do you start it in German?
How long do you think it takes you to write a post in both England and German?
Why did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
Did you feel a wrench in going down from two posts a week to one?
Did you feel like you were going to get less people to read the blog?
How many drafts do you have ready to go that you could publish right now?
Did you get to a point where you thought that three wasn’t enough?
Once you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
What was the moment that tipped you over the edge to make money?
Do you have a virtual assistant that helps you with any part of the blogging?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
Is Instagram your favorite social media platform?
How did you build your Pinterest followers?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What is your favorite German dish to make?
What is your favorite marketing tool?
What is the one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Did you have a viral moment? (Well and good?) My body green?
Do you make money from affiliate links and sponsored posts?
Do you handle your own SEO?
When you first started out, did you have a plan mapped out?
Can you give any advice to someone who is either just starting out or have been doing it for a little bit, so they can start making money?
When did you get into videos?