Healthy Eating
1 01, 2015

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:36+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Fast Food, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds, What Are You Eating?|9 Comments

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 [...]

18 12, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Basics

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:48+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|8 Comments

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 [...]

8 12, 2014

Portion Distortion: Stop Eating Out Of The Bag

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:54+00:00 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 [...]

28 11, 2014

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:00+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Food 101, Healthy Eating|26 Comments

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 [...]

26 11, 2014

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

By | 2017-08-20T12:02:24+00:00 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 10, 2014

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By | 2014-10-03T13:25:58+00:00 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 | 2014-10-03T13:25:53+00:00 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 [...]

2 10, 2014

Save Money On Groceries: Buy It In Bulk

By | 2014-10-02T16:02:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|10 Comments

Yesterday, I was told that a certain monolith-sized coffee shop chain sells oatmeal, now. At minimum, two dollars a serving. At my regular trip to the grocery store, I just paid two dollars for a pound and a half worth of oats to make my own oatmeal. That's gonna last me... about three weeks. I [...]

25 09, 2014

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

By | 2016-01-25T22:17:17+00:00 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 09, 2014

Day 6: Coasting Into Day 7

By | 2015-09-21T13:13:43+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Healthy Eating, My Journey, Running|5 Comments

So... it's Friday. For those who've been following their hardest since Sunday, you're probably feeling the pinch. You're probably recognizing the way your life has changed - how much more time you devote to food; how different your food tastes; how differently your body feels after you eat; how, ahem... regular you are now from [...]

31 07, 2014

Day 2: How Are YOU Doing Thus Far?

By | 2017-06-10T11:23:30+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|21 Comments

Yesterday, the 7 Day Challenge began. Women (and men) checking in from all over the place letting me know how they were faring on living their lives a little cleaner, a little leaner and a little greener. Now, it's time to let everyone else know how you're doing! Did you hit a road block? Did [...]

28 07, 2014

Take A Peek Inside My Grocery List

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:06+00:00 July 28th, 2014|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|44 Comments

So, I guess people are wondering what a clean grocery bill looks like, right? Well, I'll do my best to share what grocery shopping with me looks like, and how my little one and I are able to manage. First, I hit up the frozen veggie section. Here, I pick up frozen onions, pepper blends, [...]

30 05, 2014

What Does “Recovering” From Emotional Eating Feel Like?

By | 2014-05-30T14:20:42+00:00 May 30th, 2014|#ScaleFreeSummer, Emotional Eating, Food 101, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, My Journey|20 Comments

What have I learned while recovering from my emotional eating habit?

22 05, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: Preparing Yourself For Success

By | 2014-05-22T14:14:26+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|12 Comments

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 5 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 [...]

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