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MORNINGS (Instagram Live #2): Here’s a Peek at Our Eating and Food Shopping Habits

Mornings set the tone and mood of your day and establish the foundations of your hustle–Nat (my life partner) and I are helping you do the same: build a solid foundation through your wellness journey (and yeah, okay, fitness too) through raw, early morning, right-out-of-bed, casual chitchat from our humble little home. Join us every Wednesday, 7:30 AM PHT on Instagram (@nkitorres and @thenatcruz) as we go LIVE on both our accounts to talk all things fitness and wellness and answer your Q’s.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet

High Protein, High Fat, Low Carb. This is how we eat and we think that’s healthy.

The most common diets both athletes and fitness enthusiasts are on these days consist of anything but enough Carbohydrates and Fiber. We’re made to believe that carbs make us fat and that we need ridiculous amounts of Protein. Today, even the average person with little to moderate physical activity is worried about where to get protein more than anything else. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet

Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

I’m no whiz in the kitchen but since I learned the value and importance of food preparation, I learned to make at least the simplest of dishes.

And when you have no one to feed but yourself (well, in my case, Nic, who does not complain most of the time), you dare to make bold moves and experiment just a little bit. After all, you’re eating whatever you end up making! So I totally get it when you find a recipe you really like but have trouble putting all the ingredients together. Some things are either really hard to find or so expensive, they’re just impractical to purchase.  Continue reading Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

Love Lokal: Cocolatto Dairy-free Ice Cream

I am a huge fan of coconuts. I go crazy over the long list of uses and benefits of coconut oil and the light, refreshing flavour of anything with coconut water, meat or milk.

Cocolatto is a local brand that started with a purpose. Sherwin Gope, founder of Cocolatto, tells me he wanted to start something that would make everyone happy. Of course, who wouldn’t be happy with ice cream? But when he said everyone, he meant every one. “I wanted to give a chance to people who thought they’d never have ice cream again,” he says. These include vegans, diabetics, lactose and gluten intolerants, etc. Continue reading Love Lokal: Cocolatto Dairy-free Ice Cream

No Escaping Your Greens: The Vegan Food Delivery Service Guide

Manila, you are just about to run out of excuses NOT to go plant-based. I’ve listed down six vegan delivery services that will knock your socks off and make life so much easier for you. Now, there’s no need to worry about where to go. All you have to do is pick up your phone and let them find you. And darling, I say that is sweet surrender. No need to run away from your broccoli the way you did when mom tried to shove that fork into your mouth. Continue reading No Escaping Your Greens: The Vegan Food Delivery Service Guide

Meals that Nourish at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

Here it is! I saved my favorite part for last–the food. If you read my first entry about the recent Yoga Retreat I had at Atmosphere Resorts and Spa, I mentioned I would write a completely separate post on the food they served. I find it rather challenging to recall all the memories of dining at the resort only because I could barely do it without salivating (excuse me) and dreaming about my next food trip there. But yes, the taste and how deliciously rich their dishes were are clearly embedded in the memory bank of my tastebuds.

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CHECK THIS OUT: Vegetarian Chinese at VeggieZen

Just last week after teaching my evening Zumba Class at Beyond Greenhills, I was dragged to dinner by one of my favorite girls, Nadia. We haven’t spent time with each other in so long that she promised to take me to a vegetarian restaurant to make sure I won’t say no. She lived close by so it wasn’t hard for her to find a quiet place for us to catch up. And so we, together with Nic, tried VeggieZen for the first time. Continue reading CHECK THIS OUT: Vegetarian Chinese at VeggieZen