Fruit Ain’t Always “Sweet”

After the gym today, I stopped by Kroger this afternoon to pick up a few things, like chicken for the rest of the week and some avocados, and while on my way to checkout, I stopped to look at the different protein bars (which annoyingly, most still have horrible macros). Anyway, a heavy set man entered the aisle and asked for my advice on a few things- which is a large reason as to why I am writing this post.

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Let’s Talk About Tacos

I enjoy Chipotle every now and then, but most of the time, I prefer to make my own tacos/ burritos- that way you know how fresh the ingredients are, and you have complete control over everything that gets put in and left out. Plus, once you purchase all the ingredients, you have enough left over to make the meal again, sometimes several times over! Totally worth it. Read More

Too Much Caffeine = Thinning Hair?

I am guilty of consuming too much caffeine, and have a theory based on my personal experience that too much caffeine can potentially lead to hair thinning.

For the past three years, I have been drinking coffee in the morning, pre-workout in the afternoon/evening, and occasionally another cup of coffee or an energy drink to power me through assignments or work. Yikes. Read More

A Jug A Day Keeps Your Body In Play

Water plays a huge role in our bodies- it makes up nearly 80% of it. So I find it ironically bad that the most fundamental liquid we need we tend to restrict ourselves from having enough of it. Read More

7 Ingredient Healthy Pizza

I was craving pizza but didn’t want to feel heavy and gross (and guilty) after eating one from delivery, so I decided to experiment and make one with a tortilla! Quiet a success I must say.

You only need 7 ingredients, which cost about $20 in total. And there is plenty left over to make several more too! Read More

What Grade Does Your Favorite Fast Food/Restaurant Score?

CNN announced that 20 out of 25 of the largest U.S. fast food and casual restaurants earn an F when it comes to “their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains” (see chart below).

This is quite disturbing considering that these are restaurants/fast food chains that many of us Americans visit frequently. Read More

Naivety With Food: I Was Dumb

When I first started lifting, my boyfriend would often tell me that the things I was eating were not really healthy, and I would get super mad about it. I would get mad at him (even though he had my best interest in mind) and mad at knowing deep down inside, that I probably should cut out the bad things I frequently ate, in order to see more results. Read More

Healthy Snackin’

Snacks. We eat them when we are in a hurry or when we need something to tie us over until our next meal. But eating just anything when we are hungry can be a step back in our goals. So below I have provided three ideas for an alternative healthy snack. Read More

The Truth About Abs

Abs. We all want them. We think if we do 100 crunches or 3 minutes of planks daily we will get them, right? Wrong.

Abs are not solely about how many exercises you do, but rather a matter of body fat. You may be able to do a ton of sit ups, but it won’t matter if you have fat covering your abs. You won’t be able to see them. Read More