Tag:clean eating
7 11, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Inches, Belly Fat and The Quitter’s Disease

By | November 7th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday, Running|24 Comments

Got four questions - all sort of related - for Q&A Wednesday.

7 11, 2013

Supermarket Swindle: Are You Sure That’s Ice Cream?

By | November 7th, 2013|Supermarket Swindle, What Are You Eating?|25 Comments

Your ice cream might not be ice cream, baby.

24 10, 2013

So… Suppose I Decided To Host Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013….

By | October 24th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp|123 Comments

So, talk to me. What are your biggest concerns, challenges and reservations about going processed-free? What can we discuss, here, to make it easier for you? Is all of this too "fancy" for you? Then, what do you like? What do you want to see?

22 10, 2013

5 Ways to Identify and Reject Sabotage

By | October 22nd, 2013|It's All Mental|48 Comments

Dealing with sabotage from friends, co-workers... and ourselves.

18 10, 2013

The Difference Between Enjoying Eating and Emotional Eating

By | October 18th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp, It's All Mental|20 Comments

Eating emotionally is about hiding from a very prominent problem in your food...

15 10, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Clean Eating Challenge Style

By | October 15th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|6 Comments

Got lots of questions about clearing up clean eating... let's go! Q: Are there any natural alternatives to sugar? You know, I know everyone's all gaga over truvia/purevia, but I wouldn't do it. I wouldn't deal with stevia unless it was the actual organic leaf in my hand. And to be bluntly honest, I don't [...]

4 10, 2013

The 5 BGG2WL Clean Eating Commandments

By | October 4th, 2013|Food 101, Friday 5|7 Comments

My food philosophy, demystified.

3 10, 2013

Clean Eating Boot Camp: Week 8

By | October 3rd, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013|15 Comments

What are you having difficulties with? What kinds of plans of attack can you create to get better at it?

3 10, 2013

Clean Eating Boot Camp: Week 3

By | October 3rd, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013|55 Comments

So... you've still been shooting for drinking your water every hour on the hour and logging your food intake... right?

30 09, 2013

Check Out My Latest for Salon, and a Few Additional Thoughts

By | September 30th, 2013|Out and About, The Op-Eds|6 Comments

A few additional thoughts on my essay at Salon.

17 09, 2013

Welcome to the Clean Eating Boot Camp, 2013!

By | September 17th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013|251 Comments

A welcome, and your first week of responsibilities!

27 08, 2013

The 80/20 Rule… Fitness Style

By | August 27th, 2013|It's All Mental|20 Comments

Give up 80% of my successes because of the 20% that I struggled with? I don't think so!

15 08, 2013

Bliss Point: 6 Reasons Erika Was Right About The “Science of Addictive Food”

By | August 15th, 2013|Food 101, What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

When I saw it, I had the same reaction that many of you had. But then, I did a little dance in my chair, because I love - love - being proven right. And, as my best friend Ashley would tell you I've been saying for years, "No one listens to Erika until Erika is [...]

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 [...]

25 07, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: “The ‘Itis,” “Ethnic Fatigue” and Food Comas

By | July 25th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|13 Comments

Q: Erika, what the hell is the 'itis?

23 07, 2013

The Comforting Side Of Food

By | July 23rd, 2013|Conscious Consumerism|15 Comments

A few words on "wanting to be taken care of" by a fast food restaurant instead of preserving one's health by cooking at home.

23 07, 2013

Teen Girls, Weight Loss Surgery, Body Image and Class Distinctions

By | July 23rd, 2013|Body Image, Health and Health Care, Health News|13 Comments

A story of a teen girl who received multiple weight loss surgeries, and a reported rise in the practice.

8 07, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Soup

By | July 8th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|16 Comments

Clearly, since I can get a bag of broccoli frozen for $2, I'm a big broccoli eater. No shame in my game! 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon 1/2 pound fresh broccoli 1 cup matchstick carrots [...]

7 06, 2013

This Week’s Clean Eating Boot Camp Assignment: Portion Control

By | June 7th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp|8 Comments

So far, we're skipping fast food, cooking dinner every night, drinking lots of water, yadda yadda... but now?

30 05, 2013

Why I Don’t Believe In “Cheating” On Your Clean Eating

By | May 30th, 2013|It's All Mental, The Op-Eds|20 Comments

I know I've said this before, and everyone jumped down my throat... but I don't believe in the concept of "cheating.""Cheat days," "cheat meals," and the like? I don't believe in 'em. It's ok to throw tomatoes at me. I'll just make tomato bisque out of 'em, anyway. I think it's appropriate to [...]