10-Day Plant-Based Diet Challenge Results

So, last Friday the 10-day challenge came to an end. Not only was I sad because it was the end of getting free food, but I also enjoyed eating healthier and having more energy. I went through biometric testing, and it's hard for me to say whether or not this diet really effected my health. … Continue reading 10-Day Plant-Based Diet Challenge Results

10-Day Plant-Based Diet Challenge

When I'm not blogging, I do marketing for an IT company and a plant-based kitchen, Fred and Ricky's, which includes blogging, social media, email marketing, etc. Through my job, I get the awesome opportunity to be a part of a case study on the effects of plant-based eating over a 10-day period for Fred and … Continue reading 10-Day Plant-Based Diet Challenge

Become a Better Runner with a Plant-Based Diet

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I'm focusing on becoming a better runner. Increasing my time and speed gradually overtime will definitely help, but diet is a huge factor. I need to make sure I'm getting enough energy without becoming sluggish, and I need to eat the right foods in order to recover quickly

Calm Down with These Stress-Fighting Foods

Turn your emotional eating into mindful eating. The following foods will boost the "feel good" chemicals in your brain and lower your stress hormones.

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Happy 2017! I was so busy over the holidays with family, traveling and holiday parties, I wasn't able to write a single post. However, I did get some time to do some holiday baking. Of course, I baked the traditional desserts (pumpkin pie, holiday cookies, etc.), but I wanted to take a stab at baking … Continue reading Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

How to Properly Read Nutrition Labels

Reading nutrition labels is important not only if you're wanting to lose weight, but also for your general health. Know what to look for the next time you eat packaged foods.

Cooking at Home 101

Cooking at home is essential for a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult to fit into our busy schedule! Check out these tips to make it a little easier.

Beware of the Sugars Hidden in Your Food!

Sugar is listed on nutrition labels under a variety of different pseudonyms and is actually in so many foods that we aren't even aware of. It's actually kind of scary!

The Truth About “Fat-Free” Foods

Our society has an "all or nothing" mindset when it comes to food. We either super-size something or look for the fat-free and sugar-free options. When people make the fat-free choice, they usually think they are ultimately being healthier. However, I've learned that's not so much the case.