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?
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
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?
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!
As many of you have guessed, this post centers all around the app that’s named after the sounds of an analog clock. Specifically, its #wellnesstips and #health arenas of the app. Let’s just say…I would rather have dinner with Joe Goldberg, Tywin Lannister, and the major from the Beastars universe than watch ANY more of … More TikTok’s Health and Wellness Culture Sucks, but…
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
It is one endeavor if you decide to pursue veganism, but it is ENTIRELY another when convincing someone else to do so. You do not have to deal with a stubbornness that is much more taxing to change. Having said that, not everyone is as rigid in their mindset regarding animal ethics and nutrition, plus … More How to Help Others Go Vegan