My End to Dieting

Well world, shortly after Thanksgiving, I decided to throw in the towel on the vegan diet. It was a good run while it lasted, but after 5 months, it wasn’t for me. Even though I was quite aware of my macro and micro nutrients, and properly substituting my protein / vitamin intake, I didn’t notice…

How to Become Vegan

What started off as a 2 week vegan “challenge”, has turned into an eating lifestyle I’ve stuck with for a few months now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not full blown PETA vegan. I’ve eaten meat all my life, my blog is plastered with recipes of meat and dairy, my hubby is a power lifter…

Manifested Dis-Ease

Summer 2014, I noticed a change in my period, which would last more than usual, and turned to lasting 2 weeks… 2 weeks turned to a month, and Aunt Flow began coming and going as she pleased.

Dealing with Depression

It took some thought to share what I had been going through.
Mostly because I was your average happy, bubbly, high energy kinda-girl, and didn’t want to share this part of my life, however, that turned out to be the reason why I decided to share this part of me with you…

Detox, Diets and Cleanses

When in conversation on living a healthy lifestyle, whether with friends/family or people I meet, diets, cleanses and detoxing always come up. One of the major misconceptions is being misinformed on either 3. Detoxing, removes unhealthy toxins from the body Cleansing, cleans out specific organs (colon, liver, kidneys, digestive tract) to excrete waste (this also includes supplement cleansing)…

How to Eat Clean

When it comes to social media, I think 95% of my food images are hashtagged with #CleanEating and #EatingClean; and if you are an avid follower of healthy related accounts, you’ll notice most pictures usually depict healthy meals, or meal prepping. The first step to clean eating is cutting out the “bad foods” such as processed…

Cheat Days

Do you ever find, when you are with someone who has decided to change their eating lifestyle, but down something that isn’t part of their “diet”, they immediately (without question) justify its their “cheat day”. “Cheat Day” just sounds uncommitted and poor reasoning to eat whatever you want for an entire day. Anyone who is…

Committing to a Workout Plan

If you’re like me, I like to follow a workout program that I can dedicate myself to. Finding the right program is key. You want to follow something you know you’ll commit to, whether it’s 15 minutes of cardio, or 30 minutes of cross-fit, an hour of power lifting, or waking up at 7am to…

The Importance of Our Bodies pH Level

Since the beginning of the year, many family and friends have noticed that I carry a water bottle with an alkaline stick in it. I explain the benefits of the stick, which add essential minerals to my water, as opposed to regular filtered water, via Britta, or any other water “filtration” system. You can read…

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

I was first introduced to tiger nuts two years ago at a health and wellness convention show. It caught my attention, as there was a pamphlet promoting the tiger nuts ability to prevent blood clots, which was around the time my mom had her first brain aneurysm. I didn’t purchase them at the show, as…

Tips for a Healthier Family Vacation

Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for kids has been on my agenda for a while, since promoting FitFutures with Eleven Lifestyle. Kendra recently contacted me to collaborate on this article, which I thought was a genius idea to discuss and share tips for a healthier family vacation. While Kendra’s travel background is beyond extensive,…

Health Benefits of Kale

Happy National Kale Day! National Kale Day.org proposed National Kale Day the first Wednesday of October, and I thought I’d give a lil 411 on the health benefits of kale, how magnificent this leafy green is, and why you will want to add it to your diet! What Does Kale Taste Like? It’s in the…

Eat Less Sugar

Sugar. It’s Everywhere! Looking back to the very beginning of converting into my new lifestyle, (even before Making the Switch to Organic), the very first article I read was about sugar and the detrimental effect it has on our health. I raided the fridge, cupboards, pantry… and literally threw out anything and everything that contained…

Reading and Understanding Food Labels

How often do you look at the nutrition label when buying food or drink items? Now, how often do you look at the ingredients when buying food or drink items? Processed food is by far the most cheapest produced food items to keep up with the growing rate of the population, and are made as…

Health Benefits to Drinking Lemon Water

As mentioned in My Kriya Cleansing Techniques, I discussed drinking lemon water as part of the Yoga Detox Retreat I attended in January, and how I continue to drink lemon water as a morning drink. After waking up and completing my morning routine, I fill a mason jar with lukewarm (pre-boiled) water; if it is…

Organic vs. Natural

Organic vs. Natural – a topic which I think is extremely important to recognize in knowing the difference between organic and products labeled as ‘natural’. I’ll be honest, it’s kind of confusing, and political when it comes down to corporations and organizations verifying what is and is not organic, and what passes as natural, but…