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)
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
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)
There are plenty of subjects centered around self-love, body image, and body positivity that I would love to cover on my blog, but because my general thoughts on certain aspects can be condensed in one or two paragraphs, I’d figure that they all belong in one blog post. Maybe there will be a Part 2 … More Myths About Body Positivity
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?
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
Los Angeles is officially on lock down with most public facilities and nonessential businesses closing their doors to customers, with the exception of ordering online, for takeout, or for delivery. Some people have even been fined for exiting their homes or driving to places that can potentially be contagious. Easier said than done, but there’s … More Non-Screen Time Activities for a Quarantine
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.
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