Omega -3 Fatty Acids & Exercise #fitnessfriday

Jul 25, 2014
Omega -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been extensively researched for it's anti-inflammatory properties and protective effects on many diseases including heart disease, stroke, arthritis, dementia, asthma just to name a few. It is an essential fatty acid meaning our body cannot make them and have to be taken via food or supplements. There is an increasing trend of omega-3 fatty acid use among exercise enthusiast particularly to counteract exercise-induced inflammation and for the overall muscle health which got me curious to find out more on this topic and share with you guys. 
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Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles (Vegan)

Jul 23, 2014
So two weeks ago, I got a notice from my leasing office that I was scheduled to move out a few days ago. There was some major miscommunication between me and the management which kind of forced me to vacate my old place and quickly find a new one. Just thinking about the whole process makes me a bit nauseous. But now that I have a living space (thankfully), I want to put everything behind me, slowly unpack and organize things and enjoy the beautiful light that comes through my small patio. 

Bird Cafe - Fort Worth, Texas

Jul 21, 2014
This is NOT a sponsored post.

I had been meaning to eat at the Bird Cafe, a relatively new restaurant (established in 2013) in the heart of Fort Worth downtown for a while now. The cafe is the brainchild of restaurateur Shannon Wynne who also owns the Flying Saucer and Meddlesome Moth in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. I wanted to originally try this place for brunch but it's always so crowded and I am too hungry to wait for anything more than 10 minutes. So, casually a couple weeks ago I went for dinner with a friend and had a great time. 
Bird Cafe is a split level restaurant housed in one of the historically prominent buildings established in 1889 in Fort Worth. If you are in the downtown around Sundance square, this building will catch your attention - it is built with red brick, red sandstone trimming and has a Victorian/Romanesque feel to the building.  

Protein Supplements : Do I Need It? #fitnessfriday

Jul 18, 2014
I am sure we all have at least heard, used (or currently use), or seen "protein supplements" in our lifetime. This multi-billion dollar industry has boomed over the past several years as it gets excessive glorification by the media as an essential nutrient for weight loss, muscle development, and weight management. One of the most frequently asked questions by fitness enthusiasts and anyone looking for weight loss is: What protein supplement should I take to burn my fat and gain muscle? And how much protein should I eat? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple and often times the benefit of protein supplements are overstated and the potential harm is underestimated. Therefore, as a consumer it is very important to evaluate if you really need protein supplements, and if you do, carefully choose the type and quantity of protein supplements before making it part of everyday routine. 
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Taste of Dallas 2014

Jul 15, 2014
Disclosure: Taste of Dallas sent me 2 complimentary entrance tickets to the event. The food was purchased with my own expenses and as always all opinions are 100% mine. 

More than 50 restaurants lined up at the Dallas Fair Park this weekend (July 11th-July 14th) for a three-day eating extravaganza with food/drinks and entertainment for all ages. It was my first time taking part at this annual event and I had a great time eating different types of food and meeting new food vendors in the area.