Disclaimer: I am NOT an OBGYN or any type of medical professional specializing in hormones. This all stems from personal experience with medical advice I have received from my OBGYN. Quite recently this year, I stopped taking birth control pills and have solely relied on Paragard as my main method. Reason being, I didn’t want … More Eliminating Birth Control Pills: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
You know what you are told whenever asking to purchase a protein bar: “Basically, most protein bars are fortified candy bars. Your ideal protein bar should contain at least X grams of protein and only X grams of sugar.” It is seriously annoying that many of the protein bars in the market do not contain … More This Protein Bar is Basically a Candy Bar…but I Like It Anyways
Please do not ask me how I came across this entire fiasco because I have NO idea. All I know is that whenever I see a food company under SERIOUS fire, it jolts me. Even more so than the likes of influencers or celebrities. But someway somehow, this amalgamation of shots, fires, jabs, bombs, and … More A Food Science Student’s Reaction to the F-Factor Scandals
Well folks, it’s time to celebrate: Happy 100 Years of Popularized Calorie Counting! Yep, calorie counting propelled in prominence beginning in the post-war era during the 1920s, though the existence of the calorie was discovered long before. Ever since we began viewing the numbers on our food labels and instructed to pay more attention to … More What We Should Account For in Food More Often, But Probably Don’t (Hint: it’s not fiber or added sugar)
All my life until mid-September in 2016, I’ve been a SoCal woman. I’m still natively SoCal, but it’s taken over 18 years for me to experience life in a new city (San Luis Obispo) in Central California. One area that is even more popular in California as a state would be the Bay Area. This … More Being Vegan in San Francisco vs. Los Angeles: How Do They Compare?
Have you ever loved something SO much but DESPISE just ONE of its big-deal attributes that the connection is significantly spoiled? Well, I have come across more than plenty of products with these circumstances, including skincare, clothing, kitchen appliances–heck, even watching certain YouTube channels and listening to some songs will have the same effect! Speaking … More This Protein Bar is the Worst…and the Best at the Same Time
…in general, it is TREMENDOUSLY challenging for me to select one favorite dessert. Coffee cake any day. Mango sticky rice until I die. A whole plate of chocolate chip cookies will win me over more quickly than a diamond ring. Peanut butter chickpea blondies….OOF. Having said that, ice cream holds an incredibly special place in … More In Honor of National Ice Cream Month…
Good old IF…or as one would say, eye-eff. Intermittent fasting: a time-oriented method of dieting (not an actual diet) where one undergoes precisely measured and specific allotments of time to eat and the rest to fast (by that, we mean no calories or net macros). There is a plethora of studies and works of research … More Why I Stopped Intermittent Fasting Every Day
Last week, I discussed several conditions and circumstances where integrating more fiber would actually detriment oneself more than benefit, despite fiber’s functionality and role in physiological wellbeing. Some people cannot tolerate as much fiber for a certain period of time due to intestinal disorders that forbid otherwise or if they need to ingest a higher … More A High Fiber Vegan Diet: How? Why? When? What About Supplemental Fiber?
Amongst the vegan community, it is an absolute headache to constantly be bombarded with questions about protein, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, iron, and organoleptic enjoyment of food in a vegan diet. Yes, we can consume plenty of these nutrients AND adore the taste of our meals. What many vegans and non-vegans alike understand is the … More A Low Fiber Vegan Diet: Why? How? When?