How to Cut an Avocado Like a Pro

You guys already know this, but my avocado obsession is so real. Avocados are beautiful and delicious and full of amazing nutrients. Lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins, and more. I’ve also been super obsessed with avocado roses, FYI, so I thought I’d give it a go. Not bad for my first try, if I do say so myself! ANYWAY. I’m going to tell you a slightly embarrassing story. About a year ago, I woke up with my stomach growling, per usual, so I desperately ran into the kitchen to whip myself up an omelette at rapid speed. While the eggs cooked,…

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The Oils You SHOULD Be Cooking With

Last week I made a comment to my friend about how I would never eat anything cooked in vegetable oils. She stared at me with wide eyes and said, “What’s wrong with vegetable oil? I thought it was made from vegetables, so it’s healthy…” In that moment, I decided I needed to address this issue IMMEDIATELY and set the record straight. Backing up for a sec. I know a lot of people get intimidated when it comes to starting a healthy lifestyle. When you’re in college and are faced with the daunting task of cooking for yourself, it can be overwhelming. You suddenly…

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Weight Loss Teas: Miracle or Scam?

Weight loss teas: to buy or not to buy? My answer? DO NOT BUY! My friends and family members ask me this question all the time. They snap a pic of a tea promising to help reduce their appetites, flatten their bellies, or make them lose weight in X amount of days, and they ask me if it works. I have never tried a weight loss tea, and I don’t have to try one in order to know what ingredients are used, to understand why people think they work, and to realize that they’re a scam. So, why don’t I like weight loss teas? Let me begin by…

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Don’t Fear the Salt

There’s a rumor running around that salt is bad for you. I hate rumors! So I think it’s time to set the record straight. Let me start with this: the question of whether salt is good or bad is, like most things, not black and white. A lot of my friends make comments about the fact that I put salt on my food. “You’re so healthy,” they say, “Why are you putting so much salt on your food?” Ugh. SO MUCH MISINFORMATION! I love salt. It makes food taste waaaaay better. But I only like REAL SALT. First, let me explain why…

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The Ugly Side of Skinny

I want to address something that really, really bothers me, even though I’ve talked about it before. So many people in our society have the goal to be “skinny.” I’m not talking about people who casually the word “skinny” without anything emotionally charged behind it. That’s different. I’m talking about people who just desperately want to be “skinny” and are constantly, deeply concerned about their bodies. Not people who actually just want to be at a healthy weight, to be strong, to stay fit. That’s totally separate. The difference lies in the intention behind the desires. First of all, what is…

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