Why? Because there's mercury in it. I'm a believer in a simplified life. It's like, I appreciate the fact that processed foods allow us the ability to eat more complex dishes at less of a cost to our time... but you can't get "something" for "nothing." It *has* to cost us in other ways, right? [...]
Yes... because it has truly become an art form for me. Trying to diagnose when I'm hungry - truly hungry, and not just craving something because of a memory or a scent - then slowly determining just how hungry I am followed up with finding the proper item to feed my hunger? Yeah, that's an [...]
"With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, farmers are increasingly looking for cheaper alternatives... cookies, gummy worms, marshmallows, fruit loops, orange peels, even dried cranberries..."
Five guesses as to why you may be spending too much on learning how to eat clean.
When I first began phasing processed foods out of my life, the most difficult part was the fact that I always felt hungry. Sure, I was eating three square meals a day, but I was always starving. I mean, we're talking "OMG I HAVEN'T EATEN IN 3 MONTHS (or hours, whatever) I'M GONNA DIEEEEE" starving, [...]
That's right. Beginning April 25th and ending May 2nd, we will begin the 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge. But before I dive into the details, let's talk a little bit about what clean eating is and how it benefits us. What is Clean Eating? Clean eating is eating as close to the source as possible. [...]
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 4 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 [...]
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 2 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 [...]
I get so annoyed by people who say things like, "Oh, I don't believe in calorie counting." or "Calorie counting is silly." I always ask them, "Well, why?" It's almost always some dumb answer like, "Well, I don't want to know how many calories my favorite foods are." or "I'm not going to [...]
What can vegetarianism do - or NOT do - for you?
Everything you need to know about trans fats in your processed food, and how to avoid it.
Not even just illegal - should the government have some kind of say as to when enough is enough in food and restaurants?
You know how some people are about their shoes? That's how I am about my spice collection. Since my game plan was to begin cooking everything myself, I decided to start stocking up on the spices. I couldn't tell you how many are there, only that there are quite a few and I've used them [...]
Absolutely not. Here, I'll explain why.
One switch that I was glad that I made was going from jelly to making my own. While jelly within itself is still a minimal amount of calories, there's no nutritional value to it because of the high fructose corn syrup and, well... the fact that there's no actual fruit in it. Seriously, I buy [...]
Toddlers reject vegetables because other things taste better. Adults, too.
Early Saturday morning, my teen aged sister and I sat down for a little morning chat. In the middle of talking, she jumped up to begin preparing breakfast. In the background behind her chatter, I could hear the toaster going, the microwave beeping, and eggs being beaten. Then, I hear the salt shaker. I kind [...]
I have a bit of a penchant for talking about food myths. Mainly because, well, a lot of what our families have learned over the years about our relationships with food has come from... well, commercials. And logically, what company is going to pay millions of dollars for a little ad that will turn people [...]