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The Bar “Belle” Basics: The Squat

The Bar “Belle” Basics: The Squat

It was only after my time in pageantry that I started to appreciate the use of the Olympic bar. The great thing is: it is possible to work out different parts of your body with only the use of the bar. Out of all the things that initially intimidated me in the gym,...
The High Quality Diet Part Two: The Power of Portioning

The High Quality Diet Part Two: The Power of Portioning

I have seen people grow crazy trying to count calories. At one point, I did the same. Being on a balanced diet does not mean you should starve yourself. I have seen people grow crazy trying to count calories. At one point, I did the same. Being on a balanced diet does...
What The Fad?

What The Fad?

In my fitness journey, I have tried pretty much every type of diet. Some fad diets initially produce dramatic results, yet what are its long term effects? Are the results from these fad diets sustainable? Types of Fad Diets 1. Low Calorie Diet (i.e. Cohen Diet) When...
Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote

Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote

When I pair it with any protein and vegetable, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of a good meal. In fact, kamote can leave you feeling full even just by eating half a cup of it (only about 60 calories per half cup!). One thing that I do dislike about kamote is...
Kamote, The Underrated Rice Replacement

Kamote, The Underrated Rice Replacement

Mashed potato came to mind as a rice replacement, yet I wanted a cheap alternative and something easily found in the Philippines. Luckily, I found this “lowly” rice replacement. When my blood sugar level became pre-diabetic, (Read: Body Mythconceptions:...