Whether you believe in it or not, acupuncture or, in this case, acupressure has been around for centuries. This ancient practice of stimulating distinct pressure points throughout our bodies is the fundamental value of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The key difference between acupuncture and acupressure is the device we use to stimulate the energy points found on our bodies. For those that don’t do too well needles, then acupressure is perfect for you!
These days, so many people are quick to get caught up in the next big dieting or workout craze. I can’t name how many times I’ve gone paleo, vegetarian, pescetarian, etc. and came crashing back to Earth by pigging out on a greasy burger when the diet was over. The problem is when these new health fads don’t put a major dent in my muffin top overnight.
Now, I know that I need to temper my expectations, but the issue is these diets and workouts also cost a lot of time and money. When these efforts don’t produce immediate and sustainable results, it feels pretty disheartening and quite frankly stresses me out quite a bit. Stress can do a lot of bad things to our bodies and one of the biggest things it can do is indirectly make us gain weight. This is why learning how to control our stress can make positive impacts in our lives and can ultimately aid in weight loss.
Using chopsticks is pretty darn easy, but learning how to properly use chopsticks can be a bit complicated. We already outlined in our last post the wonderful benefits of using chopsticks (check out Step #3), but now we wanted to provide you with a detailed guide on how to actually use chopsticks. The best part is we can show you how to master chopsticks in just three simple steps. Pick up your sticks and follow along!
When I was younger, I simply hated eating Asian food. I guess growing up as an Asian American with a slight identity crisis complex made me want to assimilate more into American culture, which means taking on the American diet. I’ve also always been the exception to the “all Asians are thin” stereotype with my weight fluctuating up and down. This was all attributable to my miseducation regarding proper nutrition and what I thought were healthy dieting decisions. After being down in the dumps for so long, I decided to take control of my diet and started to look towards Asian dieting to stay at a healthier weight.