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Edgy Veggie

Durham, New Hampshire
I am Leah! I'm 20 years old and Massachusetts bred, but currently make my home in Durham, NH were I am studying nutrition and wellness at the University of New Hampshire. Contributing to my school's newspaper (The New Hampshire) as well as our own branch of the popular women's online magazine, Her... Full Bio
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A Poem on Running by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Music of Motion A yoga instructor once told me “you can quiet the negativity in your mind by listening to how your body feels”. So I jogged around town withou ... Read on »
A Soda a Day Means Your Doc’s Getting Paid by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The extra sugar in soda and other sweetened drinks can certainly be a huge barrier in your journey to ultimate health. Now don’t get me wrong, I, like any other norma ... Read on »
Be The Change by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Recently, in one of my classes, we were asked to brainstorm times in our life that we have someone start a new exercise program and  to share their successes or failures w ... Read on »
Be The Change by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Recently, in one of my classes, we were asked to brainstorm times in our life that we have someone start a new exercise program and to share their successes or failures wi ... Read on »
Beware the (Veggie) Burger by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I’m not one to discourage anyone from vegetable consumption, but do veggie burger even qualify as vegetables? Loaded with sodium and processed ingredients, veggie bur ... Read on »
Busted: The Myth of “Spot Reducing” by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian We’ve all heard it, seen it, or even practiced it. The term spot reducing refers to the idea of lowering body fat percentage in a specific area of the body like the a ... Read on »
Buyer Beware: Foods You Thought Were Vegetarian by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Grocery stores carry a wide selection of vegetarian options, some that you might not even be aware of yet! Lots of foods, like veggie burgers, chicken-free chicken pa ... Read on »
Can Peanut Butter Cause Cancer? by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Say it ain’t so! If you’ve read some of my pervious posts you already know that I’m a peanut butter junkie! Recently, my mom expressed concerns about my PB habits after ... Read on »
Celebrity Vegetarians! by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Whether it’s for health reasons or for their love of animals, some of my own favorite celebrities have been tossing out their meat thermometers and joining the vegetarian ... Read on »
Clean Eating by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Tosca Reno, Eat Clean Diet promoter One of the common buzz words among health-conscious foodies is “clean eating”. Although clean eating is not a new concept, it has ... Read on »
Clean Eating by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Tosca Reno, Eat Clean Diet promoter One of the common buzzwords among health-conscious foodies is “clean eating”. Although clean eating is not a new concept, it has ... Read on »
Cybercondria: “Pink Slime” by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The photo that's got people buzzing. Pictured above is what the media has come to know as “pink slime”. What it really is, is mechanically separated chicken used to ... Read on »
Ditch the Meat for Health That’s Elite by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian We’re all aware that choosing not to consume meat can have exponential health benefits, but what exactly are those benefits? I did a little research and was pleasantly sur ... Read on »
Don’t Skip the Stretching by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian When most people work out (myself included), they skip an extremely vital part of their workout- stretching. To most of us, it is simply an afterthought, but, like cardio ... Read on »
Easy Homemade Guacamole! by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Looking for a quick and healthy dish to entertain your friends and family with? Try this super easy, super tasty recipe that I recently came up with on a whim after I was ... Read on »
Eat a Meal, Not a Snack by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Skipping out on snacks could lead to more efficient weight loss… Weight loss occurs when the calories we expend are fewer than the calories we consume, how one chooses t ... Read on »
Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook Review by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The Eat Clean Vegetarian Cookbook is the most recent addition to my foodie library. Being a huge fan of Tosca’s other books, I ordered this one as soon as a found out i ... Read on »
Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook Review by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The Eat Clean Vegetarian Cookbook is the most recent addition to my foodie library. Being a huge fan of Tosca’s other books, I ordered this one as soon as a found ou ... Read on »
Exercise is Like Brushing Your Teeth by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Brush 'em! What if we only brushed our teeth three times a week? Say good-bye to those pretty pearly whites and say hello to gross plaque buildup and nasty breath! Y ... Read on »
Happy (almost) Easter! The Health Benefits of Egg Yolks by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian As a vegetarian, one of the most common complaints I hear from concerned friends and family is that it is impossible to get enough protein by following a vegetarian diet. ... Read on »