Lifestyle

How to Respond to Online Body Shamers

I think most people can relate to feeling pressured to meet some kind of societal standard of beauty. Social media, with its positive aspects, often magnifies that drive to compare our lives (and bodies) to other people. And unfortunately, it’s sometimes fueled by the way the Internet enables strangers to throw stones from behind a keyboard. Continue reading “How to Respond to Online Body Shamers”

Nutrition

I Tried: Taking Collagen for a Month

Collagen products have been picking up popularity in recent years. Magazines, beauty experts, and celebrities have raved about the benefits of collagen for its supposed cosmetic properties (Jennifer Aniston reportedly accredits it to her ever-youthful glow while Kourtney Kardashian has praised its overall skin and health benefits). Could collagen supplements really live up to the all the hype they’ve been generating? I decided to find out. Continue reading “I Tried: Taking Collagen for a Month”

Lifestyle

7 Shaving Tips to Say Goodbye Razor Burn

I was born with the joy of fair, delicate skin. When I go to the beach, I burn and freckle. In the winter, I become a moisturizing zealot and in summer hoarding exuberant amounts of sunscreen is a way of life. And when I shave, rash and razor burn follow me like the plague (which is unfortunate, because I work in gyms where it’s shorts/tank top season year round). Continue reading “7 Shaving Tips to Say Goodbye Razor Burn”

Recipes

Quick & Easy Breggfast Sandwich

If there’s one thing I will wake up for in the morning, it’s a breakfast sandwich. I feel like breakfast and sandwiches are already independently wonderful things of comfort and deliciousness. So what better combination could there be to get your day started in one big, tasty bite? Continue reading “Quick & Easy Breggfast Sandwich”

Nutrition

8 Ways to Eliminate Bloating

Bloating. We’ve probably all experienced it at some point. It can throw off your day, make you feel uncomfortable and sometimes be a great source of pain. It can range from a minor annoyance after a big meal to a consistent, reoccurring issue that makes you self-conscious of your body and food choices. Today we’re going to look at some common causes of bloating and eight things you can do to live a happy, healthy, bloat-free life. Continue reading “8 Ways to Eliminate Bloating”

Lifestyle, Nutrition

3 Ways to Meal Prep like a Pro

You’ve probably, at some point heard someone make a statement like “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet” or “abs are made in the kitchen”. Much to my annoyance, I discovered both of these things were very true when I first started trying to change and improve my health and fitness.

For most of my life, I’ve gone through bouts of trying to “eat healthily”, time after time falling off track when I found myself in a hurry or just tired at the end of a long day. Convenience would win out over willpower and I would end up munching on fast or processed food that didn’t align with my nutritional goals. It was a repetitive cycle that took place again and again over the years and I never really got anywhere with my goals. Continue reading “3 Ways to Meal Prep like a Pro”

Recipes

Perfect Sweet Potato Toast

If you’re a foodie or frequent user Pinterest and Instagram, you’ve probably heard about one of the latest dining trends, sweet potato toast. If you haven’t heard of sweet potato toast, you might feel a little confused and/or uncertain about the concept like I was when I first heard about it. Who determined these sweet potatoes had the qualifications to take on a toasted status? Did other potatoes feel excluded by this decision? What exactly makes these potatoes “toasty”? Questions like this and so much more plagued my mind.

Continue reading “Perfect Sweet Potato Toast”

Lifestyle

6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season

It’s that time of year again. Sniffles are a’sneakin’, colds are a’catchin’ and the flu bug is back with a mean bite. No one wants to get stuck sick, miserable and buried under a mountain of used tissues and empty NyQuil bottles. When it comes to cold and flu season, your best defense is a good offense by keeping that immune system in tip-top shape for fighting off illness. Here are six surefire ways to help keep that immune system ready for action! Continue reading “6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season”