How to Eat Healthy in the Dorms

I caught an article the other day about how to eat healthy as a college student, and some of the recommendations the author suggested were somewhat unrealistic or just not actually even healthy. Sooo I decided I definitely needed to write a post about it because I had major struggles with the eating situation when I was in the dorms, but I did figure out how to survive. I started having major health problems during my last quarter living in my dorm room and was put on a restricted diet during that time, which made it even more difficult to find things to…

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Body Shaming: Let’s End It Now.

Last week was National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), and it called attention to a few topics that are very close to my heart – body image and body shaming. I was debating whether or not to write this, and the week somehow passed by without me getting a chance to share my story. I didn’t write it last week, and I regretted it, so I’m going to do it now. Most people are too uncomfortable to talk openly and truthfully about weight. When I got sick last spring, the weight loss crept up on me quickly, stealthily, and dangerously,…

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5 Books That Kinda Changed My Life.

A good book can actually change your life. It sounds corny, but it’s true. Reading has always been one of my favorite pastimes. It’s a way for me to escape from the annoying realities of everyday life and enter into a completely different headspace for as long as I want. I find that with a quality book, fiction or not, I always learn something new about myself. The type of books I tend to read shifts along with whatever is going on in my life. I’ve struggled a lot in the past year with my health and emotions, and I turned to books to find the…

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Why Single People Should Love Valentine’s Day

As the the middle of February approaches each year, I hear the same remarks without fail. “#ForeverAlone!” “Ugh, I’m single again!” “Valentine’s Day is just an excuse to remind single people that they’ll never find anyone.” “I hate Valentine’s Day.” Okay. I need to address this. Why all the negativity?! I don’t like it at all. Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays. I really love it, and I always have. Coincidentally, I’ve only ever had a real “Valentine” once in my life. So no, I don’t love Valentine’s Day because I always have a boyfriend. Quite the opposite. This…

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Paleo Cauliflower Fake Oatmeal

I’ve been in a major breakfast rut recently. I’m obsessed with eggs. Have ’em every morning. Sometimes I toss in a smoothie or have dinner leftovers for breakfast, but 98% of the time it’s eggs. Having that many eggs, every day…let’s just say I needed to switch things up. I looooove trying new recipes, especially when they seem kind of weird at first. I used to adore oatmeal, and I ate it every morning. (I’m a creature of habit, obviously.) Then stomach/health problems happened, and I switched over to eggs as my go-to breaky. I’l never turn down an omelette or a…

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