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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!

26 01, 2015

How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

By | January 26th, 2015|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|23 Comments

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 [...]

20 01, 2015

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

By | January 20th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|29 Comments

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 [...]

9 01, 2015

Dr. Oz Explains What Diabetes Does To The Body

By | January 9th, 2015|Did You Know|12 Comments

Want to know how diabetes affects bodily function?

1 01, 2015

Supermarket Swindle: Two Things To Avoid On Your Food Labels

By | January 1st, 2015|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|15 Comments

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 [...]

18 12, 2014

5 Huge Takeaways from Rolling Stone’s Gruesome Report on YOUR Meat

By | December 18th, 2014|Did You Know|15 Comments

Some insight for those who eat meat, would like to keep eating it, yet not endanger their health or their environment.

15 12, 2014

What Happens When You Don’t Eat Often Enough

By | December 15th, 2014|Did You Know|29 Comments

The trouble with skipping meals and how to fix it!

8 12, 2014

Portion Distortion: Stop Eating Out Of The Bag

By | December 8th, 2014|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|29 Comments

Once upon a time.. I used to kill the bag. Destroy the box. I could barely sit down before I tore into it... whatever the "it" was for the day. I'm talkin' about snackin'. Although, for me, it was never really a snack. Not in the traditional sense - it wasn't simply a little bit [...]

4 12, 2014

Mark Bittman For The NYT: Got Milk? You Don’t Need It

By | December 4th, 2014|Did You Know, What Are You Eating?|25 Comments

A NYTimes writer challenges the "need" for milk in our daily lives.

26 11, 2014

The Anatomy of A Diet: Why They Work, and Why The Success Never Lasts

By | November 26th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Fad Diets, Food 101|21 Comments

Why you think diets work, and why they really don't.

26 11, 2014

Changing Your Daily Diet? Vegetarian Isn’t The Only Option

By | November 26th, 2014|Did You Know, Healthy Eating|57 Comments

I've been getting a lot of questions lately about changing our daily diet. What are my options? How can I commit to that kind of lifestyle change without failing? As someone who's already made these kinds of changes in her life, I thought it might be a good idea for a series on dietary lifestyle [...]

3 11, 2014

Why Exercise Makes You Gain Weight, and How to Change It

By | November 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Running, Tools For Weight Loss|9 Comments

Three scenarios that explain how exercise can result in weight gain, and how you can prevent that.

28 10, 2014

Hide and Seek: Sugar Hiding In Your Ingredients List

By | October 28th, 2014|Did You Know|18 Comments

The ultimate list of names for "sugar," and how it's used against you.

3 10, 2014

More Information Proving That the BMI is Useless

By | October 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Exercise 101|1 Comment

What it all basically amounts to is... we're worse off for focusing on the damn scale than we otherwise might've been. Yay.

3 10, 2014

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|24 Comments

Today... is Earth Day. A day where we all try to do a little something to help preserve the planet where we live. It's an opportunity to bring awareness to the fact that we give to the Earth as well as take from it... so put forth an effort to give as harmlessly as possible [...]

3 10, 2014

Skipping Breakfast: A Surefire Way To Gain Weight

By | October 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Fad Diets, Healthy Eating|13 Comments

We all do it: We wake up in the morning, rush toward the shower, grab our toothbrush on the way out, put on some clothes, do a little personal grooming, and rush out the door. Anyone see the problem here? I do. What happened to breakfast? Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we [...]

3 10, 2014

A Black Girl’s Guide to Loose Skin During and After Weight Loss

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101, The "Study" Guide, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|48 Comments

What causes loose skin, what makes it worse, and what makes it better, from a woman whose lost 170lbs.

2 10, 2014

Infographic: What Does Your Poop Say About You?

By | October 2nd, 2014|Daily Infographic, Did You Know|28 Comments

Are you dying for the scoop on poop? Read inside!

25 09, 2014

5 Things That Happen To Your Body After You Give Up Refined Sugar

By | September 25th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Emotional Eating, Healthy Eating|16 Comments

While you're cutting added sugars, you might experience a few added benefits along the way that you weren't expecting. And what would those be, Erika?

16 08, 2014

Thigh Gaps: Dangerous Obsession, Healthy Perspective, and Learning (and Loving) Your Hips

By | August 16th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Did You Know, Exercise 101|32 Comments

Demystifying the "thigh gap," and what you need to know about this disturbing new trend.

15 08, 2014

5 Reasons to Give Up the Sugar for Good

By | August 15th, 2014|Did You Know, Emotional Eating, Food 101, Friday 5|3 Comments

I'm going to make a completely convincing argument as to why you need to give up the sugar. Like, go clean out your cabinets. Now.