Feeling full vs feeling satiated

We’ve all seen a picture or commercial of the satisfied eater with the bloated belly and unbuttoned pants. The idea of feeling full after a meal conjures up this image. When a meal is tasty or during the holidays such as thanksgiving, we tend to eat until we have no room left. The feeling of…

Which kind of bad habit eater are you?

No matter how hard we try to adopt healthier eating habits and eat clean, sometimes our fat, salty sweet processed faves still make it into our hands and eventually our mouths. There’s no such thing as perfection and the occasional snacks and comfort foods that don’t fit into our new healthy ideal won’t kill us,…

Just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean it’s healthy

There is a misconception that vegan is synonymous with healthy. That is not the case (as I write this post eating double stuff Oreos). Vegan is defined as someone who does not consume or use animal products. Although some foods that can be categorized as vegan don’t contain animal products, they are highly processed and…

Food addiction is real and most of us are functional addicts #IKHLW

Addiction-the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Food is the most abused substance known to man. We use food: As a coping mechanism To stuff our feelings To celebrate To get over heartbreak To show love To reward and punish. We all know someone who is lactose intolerant…

30 Day Shred

If you read my blog, you know I don’t exercise. I realize that lack of exercise is the weak spot in my healthy lifestyle journey, so I decided to go old school and pull out the workout DVD, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I started on August 1, 2019. My starting weight was 169.2lbs, but…

Impossible Whopper

Before going vegan, the whopper used to be my favorite burger. When I found out Burger King’s veggie burger has eggs in I thought I would never be in a Burger King drive through. August 8, 2019 everything changed. For a limited time Burger King has launched the Impossible Whopper nationwide. I could not wait…

Vegan in Cleveland: Squash the Beef and Southern Fried Vegan

August has started out to be a good month for vegan pop ups. I have attended two so far and got to try some tasty vegan food. The first one I attended was Squash the Beef. They are a vegan catering company that does pop ups around the city of Cleveland and other locations. On…

Where have I been?

For those who have even noticed, I haven’t posted a blog in a minute. (I am well aware that nobody cares and I’m just writing this post to myself). June was my birthday month and I decided to enjoy the month without any extra distraction. My break has seemed to spill over into the month…

Vegan “crab legs”

This dish was inspired by a Facebook post where someone asked, what was a food you’ve missed since going vegan? Crab legs used to be my favorite food. Now the idea of breaking someone’s legs to eat the muscle doesn’t really appeal to me but I was curious if I could make a vegan plant…

Stop focusing on weight and start focusing on health

The scale is the devil! I say that because every since I bought one I have been obsessed with my weight instead of my health. The scale can be misleading because weight is comprised of water, bone density and muscle, all of which can have an affect on the numbers displayed. I’ve maintained my weight…