Did You Know

Little things make a big difference in wellness… so here, we talk about the little things you might not’ve known that can make you ten times healthier!

True or False: Drink Water Until Your Pee is Clear

By | June 21st, 2016|Did You Know|

The claim: "Drink half your body weight in ounces of water! Drink until your pee is clear!"

Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need to Know About Repairing Your Post-Baby Tummy

By | June 3rd, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

Everything you need to know about abdominal separation and getting rid of that post-partum belly pooch.

The Challenges of Skipping Breakfast

By | May 24th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101|

Some people CAN'T skip breakfast, because their diets leave them starving in the middle of the night.

What Impact Does Salt Have on Blood Pressure?

By | May 20th, 2016|Did You Know|

Why is salt so important to altering blood pressure? What does salt do? What does it even mean to have high blood pressure? Answers inside.

5 Answers to Important Questions About Your Metabolism

By | May 16th, 2016|Did You Know|

You've got important questions about metabolism? I've got answers.

Baby Powder Causes Cancer? Here’s What You Need to Know

By | April 11th, 2016|Body Image, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

Does baby powder cause cancer? Sort of. A few weeks ago, The Today Show aired a segment about Jacqueline Fox, the woman who was awarded $72 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson—her lawyers originally asked for $12 million, but the jury effectively decided to award her an additional million for every year she was alive—in [...]

What a Healthy Diet Can and Cannot Do to Your Menstrual Cycle

By | March 10th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

A man claims that your menstrual cycle exists because you eat the standard American diet, and if you eat vegan and starch-free, your cycle goes away. WTF?

How The Black Panther Party Changed Hunger and Poverty Policy in America

By | February 11th, 2016|Did You Know|

The Black Panther Party changed the way we feed our children. Learn how.

True or False: Fat Is Converted to Energy When Burned

By | February 4th, 2016|Did You Know, The "Study" Guide|

More than 50 per cent of the 150 doctors, dieticians and personal trainers who were surveyed thought the fat was converted to energy or heat.

Fast Food Nation: Why McDonalds French Fries Taste ‘So Good’

By | December 3rd, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|

Ask yourself: if a company goes to such great lengths to create addictive food, why are we surprised to find that people do, in fact, become addicted to it?

Everything You Need to Know About Bacon, Red Meat, and Cancer

By | November 5th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

A thorough discussion about processed meats, and the World Health Organization's study that determined both them and beef to be cancer-causing substances.

Cook It Like a Boss: Quinoa 101

By | September 24th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, Did You Know, From Erika's Kitchen|

Why, on Earth, would you stock up if you have no idea how to cook it? Let's fix that.

Pecans and Almonds and Peanuts, Oh My! – Why Nuts Are Healthy For You

By | April 7th, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|

Nuts are lowering cholesterol, improving heart health, providing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of fiber and healthy fat and protein!

Can We Really Trust Nutrition Labels?

By | March 11th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|

We're calorie counting, but is the FDA getting in our way?

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By | February 17th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a land not very far from your home... lived mankind. No fast cars, no shiny structures, no skyscrapers, nothing. Just man.. rock... and animals. See, this worked for man because his only task was to hunt wildlife, and gather his kill for his family. [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By | February 6th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

By | January 26th, 2015|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|

When I lived in Texas, my girl and I used to hit up the Red Lobster every other weekend. We'd crack jokes, catch up (school kept us very busy, plus my added little bundle of joy) and enjoy a couple of drinks. Namely, the gloriously decadent Lobsterita. A delicious [not-so-] little 18oz margarita. Full of [...]

KFC’s Double Down Reminds Us: All Calories Are Not Created Equal

By | January 20th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|

Y'know, I wrote about KFC's Double Down monstrosity almost 10 months ago, when it was being tested somewhere out in the northwest. I was outraged then, but I figured it simply wouldn't sell. Boy, was I wrong. People are lovin' this thing! I mean, OD'ing on it! Seems like the only ones up in arms [...]

Dr. Oz Explains What Diabetes Does To The Body

By | January 9th, 2015|Did You Know|

Want to know how diabetes affects bodily function?

Supermarket Swindle: Two Things To Avoid On Your Food Labels

By | January 1st, 2015|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|

As I've said before, there are only a few things that really unnerve me - one of them is dishonesty in marketing. (Surprise, surprise... that's what marketing is.) If you browse an aisle at the supermarket, you will see claims made on package after package after package... but is it really worth it? For that [...]