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

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...

Talkin’ 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...

YOU Bar Review

I just polished off the very last of the YOU Bar samples I had received from the very innovative protein bar company and here's what I thought! To start, I love the fact that you can customize your own protein bars based on your dietary needs, allergies or...

Coconut Oil A True Miracle Food

Just when you thought you had healthy living down to a science... Coconut oil shows up along with all its wonderful properties! After noticing all the hype about coconut oil I decided to do a little research and I stumbled upon The Coconut Oil Miracle by Dr. Bruce...

My Dairy Discovery

It may be the media, dairy farmers or just the fact that as babies we grow thanks to our mother's milk , but for some reason we have been convinced that dairy is essential in our diets, but is it really? I have recently read a book by Kimberley Snyder called The ...

Being Healthy

Although all of my posts are related to living a healthy lifestyle, I haven't written one on how to just be healthy! So here it goes! It can be overwhelming when you're trying to start living a healthy lifestyle, there is so much information out there and it can lead...

Windup Bird Cafe

I recently participated in a media launch for a fantastic restaurant called Windup Bird Cafe where I made a tofu burger with a lovely little girl named Kiki! This restaurant has such a great ambiance and it represents a lot more then just food. Windup Bird Cafe...

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.