For some reason, I genuinely believe that there has been a special era in the health and fitness community that distributed all kinds of misinformation…I say has been because we are experiencing what one would consider the same era but with different notions and rumors that simply aren’t true (at least not proven based on … More Health and Fitness Myths that I Used to Believe and Wish Were True (but aren’t)
Remember social media 2011-2016? If you were well-versed in the health and wellness space during this time, you most likely found every other post to showcase a list of foods with calorie counts and corresponding exercises that burn the same amounts. Alternatively, they could have depicted healthy swaps to conventional foods to cut fat, sugar, … More So We Have More Intuitive Eating RDs…is this Good or Bad?
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?
…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…
This post is very much different from conventional. Here I am, swallowing my pride, apologizing to a commodity that does not even have a nervous system or any mechanism to respond to most environmental shifts, with the exception of boiling water and microbial growth (although this microbial growth is strictly due to microorganisms acting upon … More An Apology to White Rice
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?
Throwing back to one of the recipes we created for the Food Science Club here! I know this isn’t quite the correct time to consume what would be considered a “heavy” and creamy soup, but believe me, when it becomes cold at night, this pumpkin curry soup is a dish you will want every single … More Pumpkin Curry Soup
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