Debunking the Freshmen 15

For some reason or the other, I've been in a jumble of emotions. First, I'm heading into my last year of high school (insert screaming face emoji here) and that in itself is surreal. I tell my friends this all the time, but I still very much feel like I'm a freshman. Second, a lot... Continue Reading →

The struggle to practice what I preach

I wish I could walk the talk that I give on the blog. I wish I could fully embrace my physical flaws, I wish I could truly eat for nourishment and not vanity. But I don't. Since Avolicious's beginnings, I've written something along the lines of fitness, nutrition and anywhere in between. And I've tried... Continue Reading →

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 →

life is precious

In the wake of Kate Spade's passing, I wanted to drop my two cents on mental health. Mental health has always been a delicate topic to discuss on: I've realized this when naive freshman me signed up to conduct a school-wide investigation on mental health for the high school newspaper. At the time, I was... Continue Reading →

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