Beware of (most!) Bars

"Energy" and "Protein" bars are marketed as "healthy," but they're usually not! Food conglomerates have (unsurprisingly) taken advantage of our grab-n-go culture. Convenience is key in this fast-paced world, but nutrient-dense, healthy choices are often lost in the shuffle. Before buying/eating something, I often ask myself, "Would my great grandmother recognize this?" If the answer … Continue reading Beware of (most!) Bars

I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with oil for 10 days…

...and here's what happened! For 10 days, I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with the Living Libations "Best Skin Ever" Seabuckthorn Oil out of A) curiosity and B) my desire to drastically cut down on the number of beauty products I use. I love the idea of "less is more" when it comes to skincare, so … Continue reading I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with oil for 10 days…

Eat Only Fruit Oils

Some oils are great for our bodies, and some are just terrible! So, which are which? The easiest way to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy oils (in my opinion) is to think fruit oils = good, vegetable oils = bad. Which oils are fruit (good), and which are vegetable (bad)? FRUIT OILS: Olive oil Coconut … Continue reading Eat Only Fruit Oils

Embrace All-natural Products

This biohack may feel like a real doozy because, once you realize how many products contain toxic ingredients, the prospect of cleansing your life of all toxins can feel daunting. Trust me, I've been there! However, when tackled slowly and deliberately, switching to all-natural products is not as difficult or burdensome as it may seem. … Continue reading Embrace All-natural Products

Snack like a Smartie

Looking for healthy and satisfying ways to curb those midday hunger pangs? I have some suggestions! First of all, let's tackle some common snacks to avoid: Pretzels Chips Candy Non-fat or low-fat yogurt (especially the sugary kind!) Crackers Anything made with bread Cookies Artificially sweetened snacks Artificially sweetened beverages Cereal Granola bars (The second ingredient … Continue reading Snack like a Smartie

My Takeaways from Well+Good’s “Biohacking: The Next Wave in Women’s Health”

Last week, I attended my first biohacking event (!), sponsored by Well+Good, and heard from some experts in the fields of health and wellness, a.k.a. biohacking superstars. Here's what I learned: Many health recommendations are based on the 24-hour male cycle, which involves a peak of testosterone in the morning and a gradual decrease throughout … Continue reading My Takeaways from Well+Good’s “Biohacking: The Next Wave in Women’s Health”

Jazz up Your Plain, Full-fat Greek Yogurt

Wait, why can't I just eat the pre-flavored yogurt varieties? By definition, all Greek yogurt is healthy, right? Wrong. Let's consider the ways in which FAGE plain Greek yogurt can become unhealthy... The mysterious "fruit" cup Each of the FAGE Total Split Cup yogurts contains at least 16g of added sugar. When pictured, they are … Continue reading Jazz up Your Plain, Full-fat Greek Yogurt

Sidestep that Sneaky Sugar

Do you really know how many grams of sugar you eat each day? If you were to tally it up (and I encourage you to do so!), you may be shocked. We all have those moments when we crave sweet treats like ice cream, cookies, and candy. These sporadic instances are not the topic of … Continue reading Sidestep that Sneaky Sugar

Simply Moisturize and Exfoliate with…Oil?

Yes, you read that correctly. Oil. (Note: Men, this post is for you, too! Your skin is just as important as any woman's!) Over the summer, my good friend recommended that I moisturize my face with Sweet Almond Oil every night to help brighten my skin. Initially, I was a skeptic. I mean, I was … Continue reading Simply Moisturize and Exfoliate with…Oil?

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Eat More of Nature’s EGG-cellent Vitamin

It took me awhile to determine which topic to cover in my very first post, but I finally decided on...THE EGG. Now, if you're thinking like I did a couple of years ago, your first thought just now was probably, "But what about the cholesterol?" I honestly didn't even know what cholesterol was until about … Continue reading Eat More of Nature’s EGG-cellent Vitamin