America has a gluttony issue. America has a portion problem.
Habitual healthy eating should never be stressful; it should be a part of our daily routine, as our hygiene is a part of our daily routine. I am going to take you through the meal prepping program that assisted me in losing close to 60 pounds, supplement free. It’s also not solely about the weight loss, at all. The weight is bound to come off with the lifestyle change. There are tons of diseases and ailments in the world that are acquired through years of continuous unhealthy eating.
Hello! I think it may be sometimes difficult to understand what’s really the point of buying organic produce. I get questions about this often. When is it necessary? What’s the difference? Who really cares? lol. Let me put you on. Continue Reading
Seafood low in mercury is important to consume at least twice per week (or 12 oz). Exposure to high mercury levels is detrimental to your health. Why, you ask? Mercury can cause serious neurological complications that are sometimes irreversible, especially for pregnant or nursing women. I will go into more of that later. This was one of my contributions this week. Extremely delicious. Y’all know how I do. Let’s go: Continue Reading
Greetings! Everyone loves a good chicken salad wrap; or, is that just me? Chicken salad is high in protein, rich in dietary fiber, full of fruit with a hint of veggies and fresh herbs. This screams delectable! Don’t doubt me. Here goes: Continue Reading
Hello! This is a simple follow up to my previous post. I was going on a rant about how important breakfast is. Here is a simple example of what I may eat for breakfast in the mornings. This took me all of 20 minutes from beginning to end. Check it out! Continue Reading
I can’t seem to count the number of times, daily, that I observe my peers and friends on social media making habits out of morning coffee shop visits for (for example) a caramel frap accompanied by a bagel smothered in cream cheese or “breakfast” cake, or donut, to start their day. Caffeine and sugar for breakfast? Interesting.
STOP. Right. There. Continue Reading
Hello! This is a fairly simple and tasty recipe high in protein that includes lots of delicious veggies as well! Why is protein important? Well, without it, we put ourselves at risk for serious medical illnesses. I can tell this will be a favorite of mine moving forward. Check it out :-).
*Note: Spinach/quinoa salad pictured with turkey/veggie cups are not included in recipe or nutrition facts*
“Most of the variation in life expectancy doesn’t come from “external factors,” like murder, but rather from medical causes, like heart disease and diabetes. The poor die early because they get sicker faster”
Thompson explains what happens when one is surrounded by unhealthy activities that are normalized where they reside. Obesity, drugs, smoking, unhealthy eating, and lack of exercise are all prevalent factors that are highly present in low income areas. These components critically contribute to one’s mental health, of course. Right!? Right. All cigarettes do is slow you down and put you at greater risk for many diseases out there. Metabolism rates slow down with lack of physical activity. I can go on for days. Not to mention that if you are eating bad, your desire to engage in physical activity declines rapidly. Well, let me speak for myself. If I just finished eating two $1 cheeseburgers, fries, and a soda, (about $5 total, which in fact explains why people may prefer the convenience and instant gratification behind fast food over their long-term health) I AM NOT thinking about going to the gym. After that, I’m not thinking about doing much of anything but laying around. All of the unhealthy foods make me lazy and strips me of all of my energy . Continue Reading
“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”
–First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010
The childhood obesity rates have heightened in the African American and Hispanic communities over the past decade. First Lady Michelle Obama created the “Let’s Move!” movement to address obesity in our youth worldwide, hoping to bring about a change in the way that our children grow up thinking in regards to food. This ultimately leads to a healthier and focused state of mind, which will hopefully result in holistic health and success in all areas of life. Continue Reading