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Below you can take a deeper look into my views on nutrition, health and wellness all while discovering deliciousness!

What’s Taken Me So Long?

Finally!! I’m back to blogging after such a long break and the timing couldn’t be more perfect as the holiday season is in full swing and I’m feeling cheery! As you’ve hopefully noticed, the reason I’ve been slightly MIA is primarily because I’ve been working on...

Why I Stopped The Bulletproof “Lifestyle”

If you follow my blog posts, you would know that a few months back I read the book “The Bulletproof Diet” and thus, quickly became an advocate for the high fat, butter coffee “lifestyle”. Although I still firmly believe that a diet high in healthy fats works best for...

Environment, Change & Happiness

Hey everyone! It has been another little while I know… I think that from now on, I’m going to post when I can, when I feel inspired; hopefully that’ll be more frequently considering the amount of free time I now have (you’ll see why below), but if not, just know I’ll...

My Hormonal Acne “Story”

Today’s post is about my recent venture with one very popular acne treatment: Accutane. This is a sensitive topic for me because it touches upon my BIGGEST insecurity, but it's something I have wanted to share for a while. Now, before you all stop reading here because...

Why High Fat You Ask?

I did promise to elaborate further on my current love for a high-fat diet... So, if you’d like to know why I’m such an advocate for a high-fat, low-carb and moderate protein diet, keep reading. Below you’ll find why I think it’s a good idea and particularly who it’s a...

The Reason Behind My Recent Healthy Living Inspiration

Today's blog post is a little bit more of a personal topic, more specifically about my personal health. Perhaps you're wondering why should I care? Well you don't, but if you're interested  in knowing why I've found a new source of fuel igniting my passion for health...

Bulletproof Coffee

As promised, here is the recipe for "Bulletproof Coffee", I start every single one of my mornings with this coffee. The recipe comes from the Bulletproof Diet book by Dave Asprey. His diet focuses primarily on eating high fat, it involves intermittent fasting and...

Stärk Fitness/Summer Training

  Hey everyone, I know it's been a while but now that I've gotten back into the swing of things as I'm home for the summer, I'm aiming to post at least every two weeks and hopefully every week...I've got a few new ideas in mind for the blog involving some possible...

Pure and Primal Bar Review

  As a busy student and health & fitness nut, I’m always looking for the best on the go, high-protein snack and well ladies and gentlemen, I may just have found it. I was recently delighted with the opportunity to sample Pure and Primal protein energy bars which...

New Year, New You?

Hello 2017! Yeah, I know, it's been a while. I really hope everyone had a great year in 2016 and if you didn't, not to worry, this year's your chance! Even though I'm really not one for New Year's resolutions, this year, I do plan on giving my blog a little extra TLC....

Eating and Your Environment (a little food for thought)

It's evident that our environment plays a key role in our eating habits whether we realize it or not. At home, you eat what's served for dinner. When you go out you choose what you want to eat at the restaurant. Well what about at school? Having recently started...

Chia Breakfast Bowl

Hey folks! I know it's been a while, I've been uber busy with school and settling into the new university life. Like the work itself, it's been a challenge adjusting my dietary preferences to the meal options here at school. I'm super eager to write new posts about...

Talking’ Body

Given that I've only ever written about food and/or exercise, I realized it was time to introduce a new topic that has affected me on a personal level and continues to do so on a daily basis. I recently had an enlightening conversation with a very close friend of mine...

Chocolate Cake 2.0

I know I haven't posted anything in a VERY long time, I've been so busy this New Year... Although I'm determined to be more consistent with my blog posts and that resolution is staring now (who needs New Years anyway!). Nonetheless, I want to ring in my return this...

Sweater Weather

As the cold weather is fast approaching, I'm looking forward to cozy sweaters and hot cocoa! But I'm not looking forward to dry skin... Here are some ideas to help combat this  winter worry... List of fantastic four tips: 1. Lock in the moisture! This means that since...

Different Types of Protein Powder

Photo courtesy of gabbyandlaird.com check out their awesome post on protein powder too! In this post, I'll be exploring different types of protein powder as well as their benefits depending on your lifestyle. So as we all know from my previous post, protein powder is...

Protein Powder: In Recipes

You may have noticed that in a lot of my recipes I call for protein powder, here's a description of how to use it and how to replace it. First of all, it is not necessary to put protein powder in any of my recipes, I usually add it for extra nutritional benefits,...

Introduction to Protein Powder

People have been using it for a long time, and it has great benefits but it's important to know what it is and what it does for your body... So let's find out! This will be my first post on protein powder which will lead to a few follow up posts because there's lots...

Windup Bird Cafe Review

I had the pleasure of taste testing an array; well 14 to be exact of wonderful dishes prepared by Chef Yumiko at Windup Bird Cafe in downtown Toronto. I was also very lucky to have restauranteur Sang Kim give me all the details on these fabulous meals, here's what I...

Healing Clay

During my recent summer vacation I went on a hike only to discover a natural rocky waterfall which fell into a bath of clay. I'm not quite sure what kind of clay it was, although it covered entirely the small pool of water. Swimming in this was such a fun experience...

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Leah Honiball

“I met Leah over four years ago, when I was hired to build her website. I took a look at her site recently and saw all the valuable knowledge she had shared there. I asked myself what I had to show for being a writer and designer all these years… Nothing in terms of a personal site. So I was inspired by her, which is a nice way of saying I was jealous, and began to write daily, on the quest for a 365-day body transformation.”

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Leah is passionate about writing, fitness, and nutrition. She’s currently working on producing videos for YouTube and enlarging her world, your world, and our world, together.