I'm struggling! I'm working out 4-5x/week, eating in a calorie deficit, tracking my food on My Fitness Pal and yet the weight doesn't drop. What should I look at? You're not accurately tracking your calories. Common advice would be to track your calories but I do that so this likely isn't the issue for me.... Continue Reading →
Probiotics for a stomach ache?
As I continue to recover from whatever it is that's causing my stomach to ache, using my scientific knowledge, I decided to revisit the benefit of probiotics for my gut health. Should I take a supplement for it? Will it help? If you're like me, when your stomach is upset, it can be hard to... Continue Reading →
Snow shoveling as an exercise
We are getting our first winter snowstorm and basically what that means to many of us is that it's time to shovel or plow the snow. Snow shoveling is a tedious chore but I remind myself that it's actually good exercise, which helps me get through it. Here are some reasons why it is so... Continue Reading →
Being President's Day in the US, I was watching a feel good movie, Legally Blonde. Classic, right? There is a dialogue in their about endorphins and it got me to thinking about how exercise and endorphins are related and bam! A blog post was born! So what are endorphins?Endorphins are a group of naturally occurring... Continue Reading →
The smelly garlic
My last post was about stinky onions that provide so many health benefits that we take for granted so it only makes sense we move on to talk about the smelly garlic and its benefits. I mean garlic in cooking adds flavor but if you eat too much can your pores seep the smell? Yup,... Continue Reading →
Good vs Bad Cholesterol
We all hear about LDLs and HDLs when you go to the doctor's office for cholesterol check-up but what do they really mean? For someone trying to maintain a normal range for these, see my earlier post on apple cider vinegar, I honestly feel you can monitor your health a little better if you know... Continue Reading →
The Wonderful Onion!
As I was watching Tiktok videos of how to stop tearing up when you cut an onion, it got me to think about onions and its benefits. Onions are a staple ingredient in many kitchens and are often used to add flavor and depth to dishes like in Indian food but do you know the... Continue Reading →
It’s cold outside!
This winter has been so bizarre in the Northeast (US). Yes, winter isn't over and we could still get snow when the warmer temperatures subside but you know what? These days like yesterday and today when the temps are around -7F really makes me wish we didn't have those huge 40 degree temperature swings as... Continue Reading →
Do you like sleeping?
Does this sound like you? Staying awake late on Friday nights and getting up late on Saturday? Yup, that's me for sure. I typically get up at the same time and go to bed around the same time every day except the weekends, why is that? Do I need to play catch up or do... Continue Reading →
Do you like eating protein?
I don't know about you, but eating protein is a chore for me. I really struggle and no matter all the meal plans that I try, I know that it's not something that I enjoy. As a health enthusiast, you probably already know the importance of getting enough protein in your diet. Protein is essential... Continue Reading →