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 →

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 →

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 →

How I Get It All Done

I'm known by many to be a Type-A, workaholic, and perfectionist. There are pros and cons to this. The pros are that I get everything that I say I'm going to do, done. The cons are that it's not necessarily "healthy." Having a healthy lifestyle not only means eating healthy, being active, and maintaining your... Continue Reading →

Learning from Travel

Just when you thought that I was gone, surprise! Stephanie back again! I just came back a three-week trip and suffering terribly from jet lag. I went to Japan for two weeks for a cultural exchange program and then met up with my parents in Korea where I stayed for a week. As much as... Continue Reading →

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep-it's super important for physical and emotional well-being. People who are well-rested are more energetic, productive, and alert. And I must say, waking up after an amazing sleep is an awesome feeling! Interestingly, sleep regulates the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) and full (leptin). When you get less sleep than recommended, your ghrelin... Continue Reading →

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