carbs are not the enemy

I've seen countless of Instagram posts or websites encouraging to forgo carbs completely so as to lose weight. But we don't have to demonize carbs and we shouldn't embrace low-carb diets. Carbs are the best source of energy and thus, when you drastically cut out your carb intake, your body will respond by preserving fat... Continue Reading →

Does a juice cleanse really work?

The juice cleanse diet is among one of the popular diets I've heard of. Juice cleanses are a type of detox diet that involves only consuming liquids (squeezed from a mixture of fruits and vegetables) and not consuming any food. I've never had the urge to try one as I need the chewing aspect and... Continue Reading →

what’s the point anyway?

I would like to think that it's natural to often wonder what the point of a healthy lifestyle is. Our modern culture is quite confusing: we emphasize feasting on junk food but at the same time impose a certain body standard, both expectations unrealistic and definitely not a one-size-fits-all. Indeed, I know several friends who... Continue Reading →

Simple Ways to Have a Healthier 2018

It's so easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning of every year. Wherever you go - social media, the magazines by the check out aisle, commercials - we see this "new year, new you" message. I completely recognize the reason behind this message, but at the same time part of me hates how self-deprecating this... Continue Reading →

Small Change, Big Gain

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my Tried & True Wellness Tips over on the blog. The central idea of that post was that while these tips are not life-changing, consistent practice and application of them will produce great results. To be honest, this has been my mantra ever since I naively lost 40... Continue Reading →

Cooking is my therapy

To me, summer means the time for cooking, the time to explore all of my culinary ambitions that have accumulated throughout the school year. So, everyday, I cook dinner for my family, and there are always a couple of essentials (ingredients, kitchen tools, etc.) and things I keep in mind. When I first step into... Continue Reading →

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