Japan at Last: Osaka Day 1

I’ve been meaning to post about my trip to Japan with my husband but kept procrastinating because I didn’t know how to start writing about it! Japan has always been the one country I wanted to visit; heck, I even dreamed of working and living there. Blame it on my being a 90s kid who…

On Self-Esteem or Lack Thereof

This morning, over my usual cup of cold brew coffee, I realized that I’ve inadvertently allowed my fears to govern my life. For the past two weeks, along with my most recent attempt at following a ketogenic diet and fasting intermittently at the same time, I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster of a journey…

Ten Things I’ve Learned by Following a Ketogenic Diet

This morning, while showering, I ruminated on how nutrition is like religion. We are taught early on in school and at home about healthy eating—the food pyramid, Go, Glow, and Grow, too much fat causes heart attacks, among other things—and we believe everything because we’re young and still impressionable, so who better to believe than…

My Struggle with Weight and PCOS

Warning: This post contains mentions of disordered eating. I’ve been overweight pretty much all my life. I was a fat baby, a fat toddler, a fat teenager, and now a fat adult. It runs in the blood, as many of my cousins also have weight issues, but more than that, it’s a result of a…