Healthy Eating
3 04, 2014

Another Reason To Ditch The High Fructose Corn Syrup

By | April 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Food 101, Healthy Eating|7 Comments

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? [...]

24 03, 2014

The Ancient Art of Snack-Fu

By | March 24th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, What Are You Eating?|24 Comments

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 [...]

13 02, 2014

My Personal Guide To Getting Through The Holidays

By | February 13th, 2014|Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

I'm not gonna lie — I hate this time of year. Sure, I love the family gatherings, the reminiscing, and the making of new memories... but damn, can we do it without it surrounding food? It takes a giant pot luck holiday and the promise of a full tummy to bring everyone together? Cold game! [...]

28 01, 2014

When Corn Becomes Too Costly, Cows Get “Gummy Worm, Marshmallow, Cookie” Feed

By | January 28th, 2014|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, News Feed, What Are You Eating?|9 Comments

"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..."

28 01, 2014

5 Reasons You’re Spending Too Much On Eating Clean

By | January 28th, 2014|Healthy Eating|30 Comments

Five guesses as to why you may be spending too much on learning how to eat clean.

28 01, 2014

Avoiding That Starving Feeling

By | January 28th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Healthy Eating|30 Comments

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, [...]

9 01, 2014

Presenting: The 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge

By | January 9th, 2014|Cook It Yourself, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|57 Comments

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. [...]

23 12, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Payoff – Why Am I Doing This To Myself?

By | December 23rd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|7 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 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 [...]

18 11, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: What is it? Calorie Counting Defined

By | November 18th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|10 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 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 [...]

18 11, 2013

Why Am I Calorie Counting?

By | November 18th, 2013|Conscious Consumerism, Healthy Eating, My Journey|23 Comments

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 [...]

14 11, 2013

What Vegetarianism Will NOT Do For You

By | November 14th, 2013|Healthy Eating|37 Comments

What can vegetarianism do - or NOT do - for you?

8 11, 2013

5 Things You Need to Know About Trans Fats in Your Food

By | November 8th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101, Friday 5, Healthy Eating, Supermarket Swindle|7 Comments

Everything you need to know about trans fats in your processed food, and how to avoid it.

7 11, 2013

Should Restaurants Like “The Heart Attack Grill” Be Illegal?

By | November 7th, 2013|Healthy Eating|10 Comments

Not even just illegal - should the government have some kind of say as to when enough is enough in food and restaurants?

1 11, 2013

What’s In My Spice Cabinet?

By | November 1st, 2013|Cook It Yourself, Healthy Eating|15 Comments

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 [...]

7 10, 2013

Should A 2,500 Calorie Plate of Pasta Be Illegal?

By | October 7th, 2013|Fast Food, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds|22 Comments

Absolutely not. Here, I'll explain why.

3 10, 2013

Save Calories AND Money: Make Your Own Jams and Jellies

By | October 3rd, 2013|Cook It Yourself, Healthy Eating, Recipes|24 Comments

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 [...]

12 09, 2013

Why Your Kids (And Probably You Too) Don’t Like Veggies

By | September 12th, 2013|Healthy Eating|14 Comments

Toddlers reject vegetables because other things taste better. Adults, too.

27 08, 2013

Identifying – And Eliminating – Excess Salt In Your Diet

By | August 27th, 2013|Conscious Consumerism, Cook It Yourself, Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating|12 Comments

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 [...]

12 08, 2013

Saving Money On Groceries: Buy It In Season

By | August 12th, 2013|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|15 Comments

There's nothing worse than knowing that once that winter frost hits, tomatoes are going to go through the roof. I mean, I love the bright sun, the warm days and the late nights that come with the summertime, but I'ma keep it real. The best thing that summer can do for me is bring the [...]

27 06, 2013

Exactly How Does Milk Do A Body Good?

By | June 27th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|26 Comments

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 [...]