To a degree, we all are subject to dieting. Making a food choice based on nutritive substance, personal pleasure, dietary restrictions, ethical and/or religious reasons, or physical goals centered around health and fitness complies in the process of following a diet. Once upon a time, I dieted with sushi and bowls of granola, then lived … More My Food Rules (not saying you need to follow them)
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)
Put me on “My Strange Addiction” because I am officially obsessed with cauliflower rice sushi. Granted it has been a while since we’ve had cauliflower rice in our kitchen…same with raw and crunchy almond butter. By that, I mean it’s been a day. I’m suffering. Sushi tends to be quite expensive and often quite modest … More Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)
Did you think my 20,000-steps-a-day challenge was hard? Think again, because my inner guinea pig lit a fire inside of me and posed yet another challenge: exercise for a pretty darn extreme amount of time every single day, ALL high intensity workouts, and no days off until the week is over. OH FREAKING SNAP. Fun … More I Exercised Intensely For +90 Minutes Every Single Day for a Week. Here’s What Happened.
Pasta and I have had an interesting history. Ten, fifteen, heck, arguably twenty years-ago, I lived for pasta consumption and just the presence of pasta. Yes, I was possibly destined to become a pasta snob. Macaroni and cheese, fettuccine alfredo, classic marinara, peanut noodles, Pad Thai, pho, chow mein, I loved everything that involved a noodle. However, … More Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)
Lately I’ve been cutting carbs…into slices, wedges, cubes, quarters, halves, and sometimes just in random pieces when I’m cooking something that will be blended or puréed later. Come on guys. I know a vegan keto diet is possible to follow, but it’s something I don’t want to do anytime soon! But anyways, onto the subject … More Whole Wheat Baguette Recipe (vegan, oil free + healthy-ish)
Perception is everything, and it is a prevalent concern when it comes to body image and self-esteem. Those who have a tendency to view their physical compositions in a drastically different manner than reality, more likely than not, suffer from body dysmorphia. So many questions surround this condition: is it a true disorder? Is it … More Body Dysmorphia: My Honest Experience
Here’s a Food Science fact: did you know that there are no naturally occurring blue foods on Earth? Yep, it’s true. According to one of my Food Science professors, due to the fact that blue light reflects poorly on green leaves during photosynthesis, rarely do natural foods exude the color blue. Oh, and before you … More Blue Tofu (healthy, gluten free, high protein + synthetic dye free)
Before you ask, I am not talking about global warming. But moving on from that, it’s been over three months since I have posted my thoughts on websites dedicated to trashing online gurus and other Internet influencers. If you haven’t read that post yet, I highly recommend you do so to gain some context on … More Part 2 of Guru Gossip, Confessions, and Other “Trash” Sites: Has the Climate Changed?