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
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
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?
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
Let’s just state this first and foremost: why do I post so much about Black Lives Matter and the societal and systemic racism in this country? I’m no social justice rights activist and I am most certainly not Black. I’ve been seeing the numbers on my Instagram–they’ve been dropping quite a bit. Granted, this could … More Part 1: Most Amazing Black Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media
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
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?
There are many realities we need to grip with–those that are possibilities waiting to happen as well as others that we have dealt with while clenching an iron fist. Some of these realities are much more challenging to mentally digest depending on the traumas we face and how much weight of self-worth we place on … More When People Call You Fat
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
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)