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)
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
Figured that it’s Valentine’s Day, so here we are with the V-Day foodie sweetheart: chocolate. Instead of a recipe with chocolate, I decided to let someone else do the job and review a brand that currently sells some swoon-worthy chocolatey goodness. However, this isn’t a review of any ordinary chocolate. Lakanto has returned after killing … More Lakanto 55% Sugar Free Dark Chocolate: Plain, Almond, and Cocoa Nibs Bars Review
I think the term “metabolic damage” itself poses a great deal of loaded questions. It’s almost like coming out of one’s shell after hiding something for such a prolonged period of time. How long have you been starving yourself? What are you doing that’s messing with your body? Are you secretly binging at midnight? When … More The Reality of Metabolic Damage
Differentiating between taking care of yourself with positive deeds versus using positive deeds as coping mechanisms to ignore underlying problems is probably the most difficult mystery to solve. We generally picture alcoholism, drug abuse, compulsive shopping, self-harm, binging (food, television, etc.), or even sexual intercourse as forms of coping mechanisms that do little to no … More Diet and Exercise: Fulfilling Your Soul or Filling a Void
Healthy living does not equal dieting. When people go on restrictive fad diets it only leads to bingeing and gaining all, if not more, the weight back. To put it simply, eating clean is the way to go. But I feel as if even with healthy living, there are still rules that I think are … More Diet Rules I Break–And You Can Too!