Vegan Pregnancy Supplements

When I first announced that I was going to have a vegan pregnancy, and raise a vegan baby, I was met with some negativity. People would say that children "need animal protein and dairy" for protein and calcium. Having a vegan baby would "make the baby weak" and not allow him to have all of the nutrients that he needs to be healthy. Honestly, I felt hesitant about the whole thing. I said things like, I will be vegan unless I NEED something to keep the baby healthy, which is of

My Weight Journey

Twenty bucks says that you think that's a typo and I forgot to write "loss" between weight and journey. Well, you would be wrong, my friend! Our bodies are constantly changing and evolving. Sometimes we gain weight, sometimes we lose it. That's life, kid. We are taught that once we reach our "peak" bodies (usually around high school or college) that's how they are always supposed to look. And that's why I want to share my journey with you. 100 I hit 100 pounds in 5th grade. A

Battle Bloating This Holiday Season!

Everyone puts on a few pounds over the holidays. This is not just because we are attending more parties, but it’s evolutionary. When it gets cold, our bodies know that they need to store some fat and calories to protect us and keep us warm. It’s also why so many people begin to couple off at this time. Your body knows that your chances of survival are greater if you have someone to snuggle up to. So, keep your confidence up and take advantage of any lingering looks you’d like

Why I Went Vegan

A vegan diet means that I do not consume any animal products. I do not eat any dairy, eggs, or meat. Not even fish! No cheese, no ice cream, no milk. Lol There's a lot of confusion about what veganism is, so hopefully this description helps everyone understand what I do not eat. Though, the fun part is what I DO eat! **Oreos are vegan. In July of 2017, I went vegan. Gasp. I know. I don't do diets. Me going vegan had nothing to do with me wanting to lose weight, because I was

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

If you follow me on social media, than you probably already know that I am going out for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition this year. This decision is pretty random for me. Until Beyonce was on the cover, there were very few curvy women associated with the magazine. Following Beyonce, we had the Ashley Graham cover, and since then, Sports Illustrated completely shifted their usual type to include all shapes, sizes, and colors. My good friend from Russia, Katya Zharkova

Singapore

Have you ever dreamed of going to Singapore? Smelling the east asian spices, walking through the enchanted botanical gardens, sipping high tea on top of the city, shopping in the biggest fashion houses in the world; What’s not to love about this city/state/country? Other than durian, of course. When an opportunity arose for me to model in Singapore, I jumped at the chance to go. Up until this point, the only place that I had traveled to in Asia was Istanbul, and let’s be hone

Water Fasting

"Water fasting" has taken the world by storm! Customers at my restaurant in the small southern town of Springfield, Tennessee are talking about it and that has my attention. When I first heard about water fasting, I started asking questions, but everyone just told me how great it is for your body! Upon further research, I found that a water fast involves a human consuming nothing but water for an indeterminate amount of time. Some fast for 5 days, others for 30 days. My first

The Keto Diet

If you're looking for this season's hottest diet, you've found it. We took the Adkins plan that was so popular fifteen years ago, gave it a cool new name and a "I want to speak to your manager" haircut and shoved this bad boy back on the market for your enjoyment. This thing is more popular than the Royal Wedding, y'all! Okay, let's talk seriously about the ketogenic diet. Everyone is doing it. Almost all of my friends are on it. I just watched "The Magic Pill" (misleading ti

Feel Beautiful From The Inside Out!

Beauty comes from the inside out and no, I'm not talking about personality (though, if you're an ass hole, no amount of makeup is going to make you attractive.) What you put in your body has an impact on the outside of your body. Your body is a temple, not a dumpster. So, if you're eating fast food, processed meat, smoking cigarettes, drinking soda, eating dairy, getting drunk every night, you might as well stop reading now because you clearly do not care about your appearanc

How To Order Vegan At Any Mexican Restaurant

Being vegan makes going out to eat a tricky, sometimes even traumatic experience. There are many restaurants that are completely vegan and those restaurants are easy to order from with very little (if any) anxiety involved. Then, there are restaurants that have vegan options as well as carnivorous options (like my restaurant, www.CopperVault.co) and those are usually a good fit, depending on the server. If you ask the server if the restaurant has a designated fryer and they l