• Nutrition,  Travel

    Eating Foreign: Travel and Food

    It’s been one week since I arrived in Japan. It’s the furthest from home I’ve ever been. Prior to my arrival, I had what you could call a slight existential crisis: I was feeling so scared to travel to a country so foreign, where I do not know a lick of the language, all by myself.

  • Nutrition

    To Caffeinate or Not to Caffeinate

    Let’s start with this: I love coffee. I started drinking it absurdly young. I vividly remember going with my parents to the local diner as a kid, ordering coffee, and loading it up with milk and sugar, only to drink it from a straw. By the time I was seven, I had my first espresso which my parents were not expecting me to down in one shot like medicine.

  • Nutrition

    Being a Vegetarian Athlete

    First things first, there should be a little asterisk next to vegetarian. I stopped eating meat – as in, anything with eyes – when I was thirteen years old. Yup, it’s been a whopping eighteen years. My vegetarianism would be graduating high school if it were a person.

  • Nutrition

    30 Days of Mindful Eating: Certain Foods

    Do certain foods trigger overeating? If so, do you keep them out of the house and avoid them at all costs for preventative measures? Or do you keep them on hand to curb cravings and lightly indulge more often? Write about how both could be beneficial to your eating habits.