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 [...]

Comprehending Calories: How To Properly Read A Nutrition Label

By |February 23rd, 2015|

To those who subscribe to BGG2WL via e-mail, the last post, "Comprehending Calories: The Role of Carbs In Your Diet," was cut off by the distributor - click here for the post in its entirety! We eat the foods, but how often do we take a look at the stuff on the side? Yes, all [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Salt

By |November 14th, 2014|

"You need to cut your salt intake." But why? And does this mean I should consume no salt?

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By |October 3rd, 2014|

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 [...]

The Trouble With Convenience

By |October 3rd, 2014|

"The easier it is to acquire something, the more likely I am to eat it..."

Why Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Breaks My Heart

By |September 23rd, 2014|

So, I know I'm late in writing about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (JOFR), but I really needed to sort out my thoughts on it, first. As I've mentioned, I'm not much of a pop culturist. If I didn't have twitter already, I might never know what a twitter is. I know that's shameful, 'cause I'm [...]

High Fructose Corn Syrup Wants New Name: Why You Shouldn’t Care

By |July 22nd, 2014|

So, apparently, high fructose corn syrup wants to go into witness protection, since everyone's hunting for it.

The Problem With Processed Foods, Part I: What Is Processed Food?

By |May 6th, 2014|

Part one of "The Problem With Processed Foods."

Another Reason To Ditch The High Fructose Corn Syrup

By |April 3rd, 2014|

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? [...]

Supermarket Swindle: Fat, Low Fat, Fat Free?

By |March 27th, 2014|

Comparing "regular" and "fat free" food stuffs - which is cleaner eating?

Q&A Wednesday: High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Table Sugar

By |March 25th, 2014|

Is there a difference between high fructose corn syrup and table sugar? Well...

Battling Belly Fat

By |March 4th, 2014|

I hate watching stories about health and obesity on the news. Why? Because to signify the "dreaded plague of obesity" in America, there's always these video clips of people - never showing their faces, so we're supposed to presume they have no identity... or, well, no head - and their bellies. You might [...]

The Chemical “Processing” In Your Processed Foods

By |March 4th, 2014|

No nutritional value, harmful and fattening chemical additives, unidentifiable sources...

The Case Against Diet Soda (And Aspartame… And Splenda.. And….)

By |January 28th, 2014|

The interesting thing, really, was the number of people who admitted to drinking diet soda. Well...

Avoiding That Starving Feeling

By |January 28th, 2014|

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, [...]

Presenting: The 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge

By |January 9th, 2014|

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. [...]

Processed Food: Is A Price Rise On The Way?

By |January 9th, 2014|

Changes in the use of corn in ethanol may affect the price of processed foods...

The Four-Week Plan For Curbing Your Sugar Addiction

By |January 9th, 2014|

A four-step plan for defeating a sugar addiction.