Beyond Banh Mi

It has been quite a while since I’ve paid tribute to my Vietnamese culture. There was a time period where I didn’t bother to embrace it as thoroughly as I should have. In hindsight, I regret not having been raised speaking Vietnamese or skipping a trip to Saigon for a children’s musical theater program. What … More Beyond Banh Mi

Health and Fitness Myths that I Used to Believe and Wish Were True (but aren’t)

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)

Eliminating Birth Control Pills: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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

This Protein Bar is Basically a Candy Bar…but I Like It Anyways

You know what you are told whenever asking to purchase a protein bar: “Basically, most protein bars are fortified candy bars. Your ideal protein bar should contain at least X grams of protein and only X grams of sugar.” It is seriously annoying that many of the protein bars in the market do not contain … More This Protein Bar is Basically a Candy Bar…but I Like It Anyways

A Food Science Student’s Reaction to the F-Factor Scandals

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

Part 2(!!): Most Amazing Black Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media

Sticking to my word from last time–yes, here is Part TWO of some of the best Black health and fitness influencers I’ve come across on social media thus far!! Granted, this process was actually quite challenging because I couldn’t narrow the list down to just 24 individuals. There were SO SO many to select from … More Part 2(!!): Most Amazing Black Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media

What We Should Account For in Food More Often, But Probably Don’t (Hint: it’s not fiber or added sugar)

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)

Being Vegan in San Francisco vs. Los Angeles: How Do They Compare?

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?