• Mes Livres

    Mode de Vie Dynamique | Jeûne au Quotidien | Cuisine 100% végétale et colorée

    Secrets du Jeûne au Quotidien

    Christophe Berg, aux éditions La Plage

    Cet ouvrage est un « guide pratique » sur le jeûne au quotidien, associé à un mode de vie actif et une alimentation végétale, avec des objectifs précis et faciles à atteindre.

     

    • Arrêter les régimes amaigrissants

    • Trouver et stabiliser son poids de santé

    • Profiter pleinement d’une vie active

    • Mieux récupérer après l’effort

    • Être au meilleur de sa forme

    • Prendre son bien-être en main

     

    Une approche simple, sans risque et durable, avec 10 programmes de jeûne sur 7 jours et un plan sur 4 semaines, accompagnés d’une semaine de menus 100 % vegan.

     

    Voir l'album photos de ce livre ou des extraits sur le site des éditions La Plage. Commandes sur le site de l'éditeur, chez Cultura - Librairies ou à La FNAC

    SECRETS d'ENDURANCE

    Christophe Berg, aux Editions La Plage

    Barres, Boissons et Autres Recettes pour les Sportifs.

     

    Les Héros du Quotidien méritent de s'alimenter et s'hydrater comme des Athlètes.

     

    Randonnées, course à pied, VTT, trails, triathlons, marathons… Les amateurs de sports d’endurance trouveront dans cet ouvrage 100 recettes 100 % végétales à faire soi-même pour avant, pendant ou après le sport.
     

    La page de présentation du livre sur le site des éditions La Plage. Voir l'album photos de ce livre. Ce livre est une nouvelle édition, remise à jour, complétée et enrichie du "Secrets d'Endurance".

    CRU, l'encyclopédie de la Cuisine Crue

    Christophe et Alexis Berg

    Ce livre est une nouvelle édition, remise à jour, complétée et enrichie du "Grand Livre de la Cuisine Crue",sorti en Avril 2014.

     

    - Les Essentiels: équipement, ingrédients, techniques et recettes de bases pour la cuisine crue ainsi que des conseils pour la découvrir en douceur.

    - Pure & Simple: une cuisine crue, colorée et simple à préparer pour vous accompagner dans la vie de tous les jours.

    - Plus de 250 recettes ainsi que suggestions d'assiettes composées

     

    La page de présentation du livre sur le site des éditions La Plage. Voir l'album photos de ce livre.

     

    Les photos sont prises à La Palma (îles Canaries, Espagne) par le photographe Alexis Berg.

    Livres de Cuisine Végétale

    Aux éditions La Plage, Paris

    Une aventure éditoriale et culinaire, qui a commencé avec la première édition de Secrets d'endurance, il y a près de 10 ans, puis Protéines Vertes, enfin Le Grand Livre de la Cuisine Crue. Mes livres de cuisine sont publiés aux éditions La Plage (Paris). Pour suivre l'actualité des parutions, vous pouvez consulter le site des éditions La Plage.

     

    L'album photos du "Grand Livre de la Cuisine Crue", réalisé avec Alexis Berg ou l'album de Secrets d'Endurance. Les autres albums photos de mes livres de cuisine végétale.

  • Read my How-To Articles

    Self-development | Lifestyle Design | Project Management

    Draft a personal Manifesto in 3 Steps

    Don't neglect your dreams, write your adventure book

    A manifesto is a letter to yourself, a reminder and a call to live under your terms.

     

    Start by figuring out who you are. Then question who you think you are. Finally draft your own adventure book, who you want to become.

     

    Read the full article on "Draft a personal manifesto in 3 Steps".

    Mind Mapping to Communicate Ideas

    Map ideas to organize thoughts and communicate a vision​

    • What is Mind Mapping?

    • Mind Mapping to Communicate

    • Keep it Simple

    • How to draw a Mind Map?

    • Mind Mapping Process

    • What do I like about Mind Mapping?

     

    Read the article "Mind Mapping to Communicate Ideas"

    How-to manage your time with KANBAN?

    A visual way to manage your tasks and get things done

    Your time is precious. Take good care of him. Forget the busyness. Forget multitasking. Instead do one thing at a time. Focus on getting essential things done in time.

     

    • Visualize your week and your tasks (BACKLOG)

    • Organize your tasks in columns to visualize your progression

    • Minimize your work in progress (WIP)

    • Limit switching between different types of tasks

     

    Read "How-to Manage your Time with KANBAN?"

    Draft a Project Manifesto

    Share Your Magic, Tell Your Story and Send Your Message

     

    • Tell your Story

    - People don't know you, so introduce yourself.

    • Send a Message to your Audience

    - How can you help? What is the problem that are you looking to solve?

    • Explain the Why? and How?

     

    Read the article on "Draft a Project Manifesto".

    Develop a Project Operating System

    Dream with a Plan. Deal with Constraints. Set Simple Rules.

     

    • Define a set of simple rules to operate your project

    • Use Constraints to drive your Creativity

    • The Art of Seizing fleeting Opportunities

    • Enable your Project

     

    Read the article on "Develop a Project Operating System".

    Pricing Tactics for Independent Workers

    Focus on Outcomes. Not Hours. Care about your Work.

    • What is an Independent Worker?

    • Alternatives to Hourly Billing

    - Daily or Weekly billing

    - Retainer or Monthly Fixed Fee

    - Project based billing

    - Respect your work, price it accordingly!

     

    Read the full article on Simple Pricing Tactics for Independents. Listen to the IGTV live conversation on Pricing Tactics.

  • Coaching Program for Independents & Entrepreneurs.

    I help Dreamers to change their Game.

    12-week One-On-One Project Coaching Program

    It is an individualised online program based on weekly one-on-one conversations, educational content and personal work. This program is designed by an introvert (no group call and no team work).

     

    Find your Niche • Dream with a Plan • Change your Game

    I help to focus on what's essential. I provide some self management methods, tools, resources and essential business understanding so that you can develop a sustainable project.

    12-week One on One Coaching Program

    Project Coaching (not Life Coaching)

    • Find your Niche: Outline a Personal Development Plan, visualize and clarify your aspirations, vision and values. Evaluate your Motivations, your Energy, your Dreams.
    • Think Project. Visualize your concept, clarify your directions and objectives. Outline your Project Plan and roadmap. 
    • Dream with a Plan: Explore the Opportunity by Mapping your Project. Visualise, Clarify and Simplify. Play it Smart. Define your Tactic and Action plans. 
    • Develop your Project by iterations. Evaluate the Desirability, the Feasibility and the Viability of the Project. Learn by practice. 
    • Change your Game: Outline an 90-day Action Plan, 1-year Smart Objectives and 3 years Vision. Define your Tactic Plan.
    • Outline a Communication Plan: storytelling, manifesto, core values, online presence… 

    Includes: initial conversation to define an individualised coaching plan, 2 hours of weekly One on One Video calls (lectures + briefing), email correspondence and education material (lectures, assignments...).

     

    Requires: a minimum of 4 hours of personal work every week.

     

    Overall duration: 12 weeks in 3 Months x4 Weeks

    Languages: English or French

     

    Send a request (online form).

  • Creative Business Development

    Project Consultant for Business Owners

    I am an independent Project Developer working remotely with a monthly retainer agreement to coach team, develop or manage assigned projects. I also conduct preliminary studies during early development stages by looking at the desirability, technical feasibility and economic viability to provide a clear project vision of what's possible, for who, how, why, where and when.

    I am specialised in Management by Projects

    Project-Oriented Strategy & Lean Management

    • Project Design, opportunity study (feasibility, viability), vision, strategy, swot analysis, tactic plan, risks assessment
    • Project Development, hiring a team, setting smart goals, planning, assessing risks and economic viability, backlog
    • Project Management, roadmap, retro-planning. tasks, time and resources management. Problem solving. 
    • Project Coaching, mentoring, coaching or training team members
    Some Projects:
    • Blue Lotus Hua Hin, Wellness Boutique Resort and Club
    • Plant-Based Cuisine on board! with Apollo Group (Miami) for Oceania and Regent Cruise Lines.
    • Design Juice/Smoothie Bar on Oceania & Regent Cruises.
    • Developing Tom Juice’s Bar in St Barth

     

    Send a request (online form)

  • Keep Exploring

    Active Living | Daily Fasting | Eating Plant-Based | Living / Working from La Palma

  • Christophe Berg @kristofberg

    Dream Planner | I help Dreamers to change their Game.

    From Blue Lotus to Project Coaching

    Direction of Education, Project Consultant

    I imagined, developed and launched Blue Lotus Hua Hin, the first Learning Center for Plant-Based Cuisine in Thailand.

     

    Which means for three years: Hiring + Coaching the Instructor Team • Business Development • Quality Control • Teaching, Coaching students • Project Management + Problem Solving • Storytelling + Online Content Creation • Curriculum Development: Pure Energy, Green Thai Cuisine, Chef's Training, Instructor Training + Business Coaching • Plant-Based Menu Development for the restaurants of the resort + Training the cooking team

     

    What now? I am a Project Consultant and Coach. I work remotely from the island of La Palma, Spain.

     

    I help Dreamers to change their Game.

    My Plant-Based Journey...

    Plant-Based Chef, Instructor and Project Manager

    As an avid-trail-runner, I started 15 years ago to experiment and explore plant-based eating for active people. While running a cooking studio in Haarlem (NL), I wrote more than 10 books on plant-based cuisine and explored the emerging vegan scene in The Netherlands, France, California, Croatia and España...

     

    I worked as the Executive Chef & Project Manager to launch Yi Athens Raw Vegan Café in Greece, MK Culinary Academy in Thailand and TOM's Juice Bar in St Barth and as a consultant for Apollo Group to develop the plant-based cuisine on board the Oceania and Regent cruise lines.

     

    I keep promoting Plant Strong Lifestyle for Active People and Plant-Based as a NEW Speciality Cuisine.

    From Games to Project Management

    Developing, Fixing & Training

    I started with hacking games and learning english to develop games. I quickly ended-up working in my twenties as a software developer and a database architect. Thanks to the internet wave on Europe, I became a web project manager, specialized in game design.

     

    For the past 25 years, I worked as a consultant and project manager, applying agile methods for web development, game design and digital production. I have a Master of Science degree, in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a specialization in Project Management. I taught project management, agile methods and creative design as a guest lecturer for 10 years in France (Master of Video Games), the Netherlands (Utrecht School of Arts) and Singapore (Ngee Ann Polytechnics).

  • Catch Me if You Can on Social Media...

    I am mostly active on IG, publish articles on MEDIUM and connect via Linkedin.

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  • Discover La Palma

    Explore the trails of La Palma island | Remote Working from La Palma

    Hiking and Trail Running

    Explore La Palma through its volcanic trails

    A Green Oasis for Remote Working?

    Thinking of Working from La Palma in the Canary Islands?

  • Plant-Based Eating and Active Living

    A series of articles on Plant-Based Cuisine Speciality, Pure Energy, Time Restricted Eating...

    Mindful Eating Plan

    Simplify the WHAT (to eat)

    • Be Mindful of the WHEN to eat

    • Don’t worry so much on the HOW-MUCH

    • Care about your recovery

    • It is not a diet that matters… it is your lifestyle

     

    + a Myth Buster on Superfoods

     

    Read Mindful Eating Plan made easy.

    Pure & Simple Plant Food, a manifesto

    · Whole plant-based Food

    · You are what you DO daily. It’s not just a diet, it’s a lifestyle…

    · Pure Energy, a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet for Active People

    · Moving Daily over Exercising

    · Physical Activity and Recovery Cycle

    · Micro-Nutrition and Nutrient Density

    · What matters is not only “what” you eat but “when”·

     

    Read the article "Pure & Simple Plant Food, a manifesto"

    6-Day "Eating Twice a Day" Experiment

    Early Time Restricted Eating put to the test.

    • What is Time Restricted Eating?

    • What is early TRE?

    • How-to plan your 6-day Experiment?

    • Frequent Questions on early TRE

     

    Read the article 6-Day Eating twice a Day Experiment. Also the inconvenient truth about Time Restricted Eating (is it ok to skip your breakfast?) And What did I learn from 2 years of practicing Time Restricted Eating?

    The Inconvenient truth about TRE

    Is it OK to skip eating breakfast?

    · Why are people more likely to skip breakfast?
    · What is Time Restricted Eating?
    · What is the Circadian Rhythm?
     

    Time Restricted Eating?

    What did I learn from 3 years practicing TRE?

    · What does TRE mean?

    · Who I am? and what I am doing?

    · Why Fasting? And Why Time Restricted Eating?

    · How I restrict my eating window ?

    · What I appreciate with Time Restricted Eating

    or Intermittent Fasting 16:8

     

    Read the full article What did I learn from practicing TRE?

    Why do I run almost every morning?

    The Power of a Daily Practice​

    · The Simplicity of Running

    · A Daily Dose of Humility

    · A Morning Dose of Positive Energy

    · Keep a Creative Mindset, Keep on Learning

    · Build-up, slowly but surely

    · Run your Personal Best

    · Diversity is more fun

    · Running Daily? Meaning every single day?

    · Born to Move. How did I start running?

     

    Read the article Why do I run almost every morning?

    Plant-Based Cuisine, a new Speciality

    Looking at the evolution of plant-based speciality cuisine

     

    · Times are Changing

    · The food industry got the message pretty quickly…

    · There is still room for a creative answer

    · Why talking about Plant-Based Cuisine and not vegan food?

    · Plant-Based, a new speciality cuisine!

    · Fast Casual is the new chic

     

    Read "Plant-Based Cuisine, a new Speciality"

    A Tribute to SOUL Plant-Based Cuisine

    Seasonal · Organic · Unique · Local PB Food

    Hey Chefs, Plant-Based Cuisine is the creative opportunity of a lifetime!

     

    · Plant-Based Food products are on the rise

    · Prepare food in-house and from scratch

    · Cultivate your Style

    · Set your own Rules

    · Start with a Market Challenge

     

    Read the full article on A Tribute to SOUL Plant-Based Cuisine

    Forget to "DETOX"

    Try a 5-DAYTOX Challenge

    · What does the 5-DAYTOX Challenge mean?

    · WHEN? Plan your Experiment

    · WHAT NOT to eat?

    · Why experimenting?

    · How to do the 5-DAYTOX Challenge?

    · What to Eat: a transition to a plant-based diet

    · How-to , Day by Day Experiment

    · What I appreciate with the 5-DAYTOX CHALLENGE:

     

    Read the article Forget Detox, try a 5-DayTox Challenge

  • Listen to the Blue Lotus Café Podcast

    Plant-Based Learning Center. Educational Content in 20 minutes lectures. 80 episodes.

    The Blue Lotus Café

    A podcast co-hosted by Christophe Berg & Ivor Madžar

    We started this podcast as I was the director of education and founder of Blue Lotus Hua Hin. Ivor was instructor in plant-based cuisine, nutrition and our social media manager.

     

    Both passionate about learning & teaching, as we were starting a Plant-Based Cooking Instructor Program, we decided to share what can be useful for our listeners and our students. We selected the topics based on what was the most meaningful, intriguing and fun for us. We kept our conversations, lectures in 20 minutes episodes.

     

    Our idea was:

    • Exploring our interests

    • Sharing crazy ideas, practical things to experiment & learn

    • Keeping up with the Plant-based world evolution!

    • Talking about self-development & lifestyle design

     

    Below your can see the 80 topics that we covered by categories.

     

    Listen to Blue Lotus Café on Apple - Spotify - Google podcasts

    - Anchor.fm, our recording, hosting and distribution platform. We also hosted a weekly live on the Blue Lotus IG channel.

    Listen about Our Podcasting Experience

    The last Episode on the back stages of the Podcast

    • Our Audience

    • Our Manifesto

    • the Podcasting Workflow in details:

    - Pre-Production

    - Recording

    - Post-Production + Sharing on Social Media

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify.

    Read about Our Podcasting Experience

    Backstage Tour about our Podcasting Flow

    • The Original Idea

    • What is the Blue Lotus Café podcast about?

    • Our Audience

    • Our Manifesto

    • Our Podcasting Workflow: Pre-Production, Recording, Post-Production

     

    • What I like about Podcasting?

    • What I enjoy about the Experience?

    • Some of the most popular episodes of the podcast

     

    Read the article "Our Experience of Podcasting" on MEDIUM

    Plant-Based Opportunities

    The Future is plant-based!

    • Future of Vegan Junk Food

    • Future of Dining

    • Future of Catering

    • Food Costing as a Chef

    • Opening a Cooking Studio

    • Trends 2020

    • Cooking Workshop Development

    • Recipe Development

    • Becoming a Chef

    • Evaluating Food Costs

    • Vegan Gold Rush

    • Opportunities beyond a plant-based café

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

    Self Management

    Project Management Tools & Methods made easy

    • Self-Management

    • Backlog

    • Exit Rule

    • Profit & Loss

    • Essentialism, Explore, Execute & Eliminate

    • Financial Independence

    • Time Management techniques

    • Attention Management

    • Deal with Change

    • Mind Mapping

    • What is Enough?

    • Bootstrapping your Project

    • Resilience with John Fisher

    • Positive Cash Flow Model

     

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

    How-to become an Independent Knowledge Worker?

    Freely inspired by "How to get Rich?" Naval Ravikant

    • Find your Niche, develop a Specific Knowledge?

    • Avoid renting your time. Create Wealth from Assets

    • Create leverage. Make one time + Sell X times


    Listen this episode on Apple, Spotify or Google podcasts

     

    Question: are you an independent or an entrepreneur

    Insights for Independent Knowledge Worker

    Follow-up to "How-to Become an Independent Worker?"

    • Earn with your Mind, not with your Time

    • You are never going to get rich by renting your time

    • Get Paid for your Judgment

    • Set a High personal Hourly Rate

    • Business Networking is a waste of time

    • Learn to MAKE, to SELL

    • Play iterated long-term game

    • Cooperate with honest people

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify.

    Self-Development,

    Learning, Personal Branding & Lifestyle Design

    Select ideas as a multi-passionate / polymath 

    Find Your Crew 

    • Develop your Audience

    • First Principles

    • Fixed vs Growth Mindset

    • Personal Branding

    • Autodidact

    • Show Your Work, the book

    • Steal like An Artists, the book

    • Four Agreements, the book

    • Coaching, Mentoring

    • Teaching, Training

    • Self-Knowledge

    • Cultivating Mindsets

    • Set your Price as a Freelancer

    • Teaching & Training

    • Learning How-to Learn

    • Autodidact

    • Becoming a Teacher

    • Storytelling

    • Creating Content

    • 6 Communication Tactics

    • Creativity by Constraints

    • Sabbatical Project

    • Write Your Manifesto

    • Stoicism

    • IKIGAI

    • Dopamine Fast

     

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

    Plant-Based Cuisine

    + Active Living

    • Plant-Based Speciality Cuisine

    • SOUL Plant Food

    • Pure & Simple WFPB lifestyle

    • Time Restricted Eating

    • Water Fasting

    • 5-DAYTOX Challenge

    • Fit after 40

    • Hydration

    • Blue Zones, the Book

    • Zen Cuisine

    • Green Thai Cuisine

    • Water Fasting

    • Active Resort

    • Acute vs Chronic Stress

    • Sleeping Habits
     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

    Circadian Rhythm

    Synchronize your Lifestyle with your Internal Clocks

    • What is the Circadian Rhythm?

    • Look-up on the 24-hour Cycle, hour by hour 

    • The effects of cycle

    • How to synchronize with your internal clocks

    - eating habits

    - physical activities

    - rest and sleep

     

    Listen this episode on the Circadian Rhythm on Apple or Spotify.

    Immune System

    How works the Immune System? How to Boost it?

     

    • What is the Immune System?

    • How it works?

    • What strengthen the Immune System?

    • Can you boost your Immune System?

    • What to do / eat for a stronger Immune System?


    Listen the Blue Lotus Café on Apple podcast or Spotify.

    Healthy Microbiome

    Trust your Gut!

    • What's the Microbiome?

    • What can you eat for a healthier microbiome?

    • What's the difference between probiotics and prebiotics?

    • What can you do for a healthier gut flora?

    • What can reveal a microbiome analysis?

    • How the microbiome can support your Immune System?


    Listen the episode on Apple podcast or Spotify.