I just rather be fat

Losing weight is easy, keeping it off is a struggle. This is a rant but I’m wondering if I’m alone in how I feel. It’s been two years since I’ve started my weight loss and wellness journey. Once I made up my mind to get healthy and devised a plan, it was smooth sailing. What…

Vegan in Cleveland: Urban Soul Grille

I’m starting a new segment on my blog to highlight vegan restaurants in and around the Cleveland area. I am very excited to bring these restaurants to the forefront. The first restaurant I’m going to highlight in this series is Urban Soul Grill. This restaurant is not located in Cleveland but in the nearby city…

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…

I was featured on Plant Powered Sistas

Plant Powered Sistas is a website founded by Adelina St John to celebrate and showcase women of color who are vegan, vegetarian and plant based. My story was featured on September 7, 2018. If you would like to read it click here I am very honored to have been featured on a space created for…

Moderation is a bad word

The word moderation refers to the avoidance of excess extremes or within reasonable limits. Moderation is the word that is used in the health and wellness industry to give people permission to occasionally indulge in something that isn’t the healthiest or best option. “As long as it’s done in moderation it’s ok.” Those that believe…

It’s not just what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating you

Weight loss and adopting a healthy lifestyle is more than just watching what you eat, it is also being aware of why you eat. Stress, depression and boredom can be reasons why we eat that has nothing to do with hunger. Eating under these conditions provides temporary comfort in the moment we are eating, but…

Self sabotage

In chapter 9, Mind Games, in my book I Know How to Lose Weight So Why Haven’t I, l discuss the topic of self sabotage. Self sabotage is a game we play with ourselves when we try to save ourselves from our own negative emotions. We get close to accomplishing a goal then we start…

Let me Vegan in peace

For all the vegan’s out there who are tired of hearing: “Where do you get your protein?” “We were meant to eat meat.” “But bacon.” “If you don’t like meat, why are you eating meat substitutes?” “I could never go vegan.” “Vegans are weird.” “All you eat is rabbit food.” And so on. Instead of…

What would your garbage say about your eating habits?

I’m writing this blog mainly for me. Sometimes I catch myself posting something healthy on my Instagram page knowing the day before I ate French fries and Fritos. As I’ve explained in a previous post, I struggle with binge eating, especially around that time of the month. I have gotten better over the past year…

The inner critic

When trying to make changes of any kind, some of us find ourselves battling with our inner critic. That little voice in our heads that tear us down and fill us with self doubt. It’s the voice of our fears The voice of our low self esteem The voice of criticism we’ve received from others…