On this blog, I often talk about tips and topics regarding weight loss and fat loss–specifically regarding my own personal experience with it. There are more than plenty of weight loss and fat loss dedicated posts you can check out, but I have also sprinkled some information about weight gain (healthy and unhealthy) in my … More Reasons Why Gaining Weight is a Good Idea
Happy Juneteenth from San Francisco! Before I dive into the official recap of my internship, it’s crucial to acknowledge the significance of June 19th, 1865, which is the official and historical liberation of all American slaves. Granted, slavery exists in many forms in our society today (just look at our prison complex and the various … More Life Update: First Week of my Food Science Internship!
Around the health and nutrition community online, intuitive eating has always been around–I like to think of the community as the cafeteria in North Shore High School: you have all your cliques sitting like little ducks in rows; the diets that have dominated the last decade included all kinds, such as the Mediterranean diet, raw … More Do I Still Follow Intuitive Eating? Well…
While surfing the net, I came across three different viewpoints about fitness during the quarantine. They were extremely polarizing in their main arguments. Maybe this is just my perception, but I was bewildered by how deviant they were of each other! All three of them are summarized below so you can read every individual point … More Is Quarantining a Time to Rest or a Time to Work(out) Even Harder?
There are many realities we need to grip with–those that are possibilities waiting to happen as well as others that we have dealt with while clenching an iron fist. Some of these realities are much more challenging to mentally digest depending on the traumas we face and how much weight of self-worth we place on … More When People Call You Fat
Amidst the clusterf*ck of disasters amalgamated in the first half of this year, one of the good news about 2020 is how most people are sick of fad dieting. Nobody wants to constantly calorie count, juice cleanse, or cut out entire food groups for the sake of it (except for medical, ethical, or religious reasons). … More Reverse Dieting vs. Intuitive Eating vs. All In: Diets for Breaking an Unsustainable Diet
It’s quarantine time. As worried as many of us are about societal health and the uncertainty of the Coronavirus’s next whereabouts (aka, potentially any part of the universe), I view this period as Mother Nature’s form of intervention where we need to truly be mindful of what we do, where we go, and how we … More The Health and Fitness Junkie’s List of Quarantine Staples (and the best ways to prevent a Coronavirus infection)
Last month, I posted an article addressing how I visually look quite different in my photos compared to the beginning of 2019. Truth be told, it had been embarrassing to look at the jarring fluctuation in my body mainly because it reminded me of the evolution of my state of mind. Starting this game plan, … More MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT (my current fitness routine and diet)
Just like how our souls age, so do our bodies. Some people tend to lose weight as they become older where others will naturally put on weight. Lifestyle habits, environmental circumstances, personal matters, and other physical parameters all affect the fluctuation (or lack thereof) of our body weight. To address the elephant in the room: … More I Don’t Weigh the Same as I Used to Earlier in 2019.
For around the past two months on my Instagram, I have been posting about this smoothie every single day. No kidding–it is a formula that I find to be magnificent for my schedule, nutrition goals, and taste buds. I listened to many health and wellness podcasts, read many blog posts, and scrolled through countless social … More Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe (#fabfour inspired)