Seasonal affective disorder

Tis the season where the days get shorter and the nights are longer. This is also the holiday season that focuses on food. So when the time falls back so can our healthy habits. It has been documented that the absence of sunlight during the winter months, can cause you to feel less energetic and…

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…

Consistency is key

When considering a lifestyle change the words will power and motivation come to mind. These are strong words that hold a lot of weight and can cause anxiety if you don’t feel like you possess either. I have a new word that I feel is not as daunting and hard core as the other two:…

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…