Zoe Saldana is this month’s cover model for Allure magazine and her weight and her “grittiness” are the bylines. I find it quite cliché that a magazine such as Allure would put an actress’ weight on the cover, but then do a do-si-do of a back step by pointing out just how “gritty” she is; as if that would make her weight less of a...Read More!
Cupping is not the new slang for holding something. It’s an alternative medical therapy from ancient Chinese culture. This oldie but goodie therapeutic practice has become quite popular among A-list stars. Dry cupping or fire cupping is the process of using a silicon or glass case that is then suctioned to your skin. It is said to relieve...Read More!
The weight debate forges on with the new book co-authored by Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, titled Obsession: America’s Food Addiction – And My Own. It may seem odd that the slim built Brzezinski admittedly has an addiction to food. The 46 year old has spent more than 30 years of her life battling her need to over eat, binge and purge....Read More!
More often than not, your social calendar revolves around eating out. Date night with your significant other, dinner and drinks with the girls, happy hour with your coworkers and any other opportunity to mingle with friends could make your healthy eating habits go right down the drain. While a cheat meal, and controversially even a cheat...Read More!
So I recently decided to see what all the hype was about, and jumped on the HBO Girls bandwagon. I was pretty impressed. I mean, outside of the fact that there is little to no interaction with people of color. In Brooklyn, of all neighborhoods. With all the criticism coming her way from a multitude of news and social media platforms, I trust...Read More!
Like any good Renegade Chick, I appreciate the finer tasting things in life: full-bodied red wine, truffled cheese, and rich dessert. In complete contradiction to this appreciation, I also like to be able to fit into my jeans. Talk about a quid pro quo. Luckily, there needn’t be anything wrong with allowing yourself the occasional...Read More!
Anyone on a long-term weight loss or maintenance plan is familiar with the term “cheat day.” But what really is a cheat day? For some people it’s indulging in a dessert after dinner and for others it’s a full on food feast. After 6 months and 23 lbs. later on Weight Watchers, I can say I am finally in a place where I can say I am living...Read More!
Eating healthy is undoubtedly a lifestyle change, and a difficult one at that. It means making a conscious effort to make healthy eating choices: to choose baked instead of fried, to avoid foods high in sodium, saturated fats and sugar, and to put down the potato chips. While getting into this mindset is no easy feat, once you are in the...Read More!
I’m sure I’m not the only woman who has gazed longingly upon the long, skinny legs of a man I passed on the street, wishing my legs were half as thin as his, or wondering if I could ever date a guy who’s overall width was less than my own. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has cracked jokes (admittedly in ill-taste) about...Read More!
In the last week and a half I’ve been out to three dinners and a food tasting for my wedding. In the case of the food tasting I had little control over the menu, but the other outings I planned myself and was able to eat right. For whatever reason, maintaining my goal weight is throwing me off my A-game. Not to mention, as spring and summer...Read More!