5 Articles That Will Change the Way You Look at the Food You Eat

By |September 1st, 2015|

Click each link, read each article - hell, print them out and whip out a highlighter (I'm notorious for that) - and soak up the knowledge!

Clean and Healthy Eating on Food Stamps

By |August 20th, 2015|

What CAN be bought on food stamps?

How One Woman Ditched the Processed Food on a Tiny Budget

By |July 20th, 2015|

Author Megan Kimble shares the story of what it was like to spend an entire year ditching processed food and finding affordable ways to eat clean.

Four Easy Swaps To Cut Calories

By |July 17th, 2015|

For me, the hardest thing to do was giving up some of my favorite vices. I loved mayo. Looooved fruit punch. Loooooooved ice cream floats. I'm just not someone who likes the idea of giving up what I'd considered staples in my diet - yes, mayo was a staple... I even enjoyed a [...]

How To Dine With Nutrition In Mind

By |March 11th, 2015|

Once upon a time, I used to work at a certain restaurant... that shall remain nameless. Not out of their protection, but because the experience was so awful, that I think mentioning their name today might ruin my good morning. I was a server - even pinned as one of the best they had, thank [...]

Can We Really Trust Nutrition Labels?

By |March 11th, 2015|

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

Q&A Wednesday Clean Eating Style

By |March 6th, 2015|

Tying in the clean eating, eco-friendly link to this week's Q&A Wednesday! Q: How can you live a clean eating lifestyle, when those around you aren't doing the same? As I've written before, I encountered this, too. Running into the issue of either having people eat all your food before you get to [...]

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By |February 17th, 2015|

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|

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 [...]

The End Of The Challenge: How Did You Do?

By |January 31st, 2015|

If you've been following since the beginning, you'll know that today is day 7 of our 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge. Some might be jumping for joy, others might actually be kind of sad. Don't be. This challenge serves lots of purposes and while some questioned why it was only a week long, I think [...]

Considered Keeping a Food Diary?

By |January 27th, 2015|

One thing that I realized about myself in this journey to lose the weight, was that I needed to address my eating habits. I couldn't understand what was happening that was making this process so unbelievably difficult for me. I mean, I was working out 7 days a week for at least an hour at [...]

How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

By |January 26th, 2015|

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 [...]

Experts Say Smoothies May Be As Bad as Sodapop

By |January 19th, 2015|

That smoothie might be causing your more harm than good.

What’s In My Clean Eating Healthy Kitchen?

By |January 9th, 2015|

Want to know what I consider to be staples in my clean eating kitchen?

Supermarket Swindle: Two Things To Avoid On Your Food Labels

By |January 1st, 2015|

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 [...]

Taco Bell Thinks You’re Stupid: Try The Drive-Thru Diet!

By |January 1st, 2015|

As someone who works in marketing, I'm often analyzing something from the aspect of the company. Why would a company pay to put "this-particular-image" in my face? What are they trying to get me to do? Why does my reaction benefit them? Is it truly in my best interests to react to this in this [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Basics

By |December 18th, 2014|

For our first series ever, Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best of my ability. :) A reader hit me up with a question about calorie counting. Basically, sharing with me that [...]

Portion Distortion: Stop Eating Out Of The Bag

By |December 8th, 2014|

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 [...]

Why Healthy Food Is So Expensive: The Price vs The Cost

By |November 28th, 2014|

A while back, I was asked the following on twitter: "Why is eating healthy so time consuming and expensive?" To which I replied, "You'd like me to answer that in 140 characters or less? LOL" If anything, I was trying to spare ol' girl from a rant consisting of 324,356,316 tweets back to back trying [...]

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

By |November 26th, 2014|

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 [...]