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Monthly Archives: October 2012

What To Eat The Least OF

Greasy fair food

Greasy fair food (Photo credit: ewen and donabel)

I wanted to write a quick post of the absolute worst foods out there that you need to absolutely avoid, or at the very least, extremely cut down. First off is the obvious, fast food. Just stay away! there is nothing, I repeat NOTHING, good at any fast food joint. With the exception of subway, since it is American Association certified, fast food is poison for your body. Next up, anything with high fructose corn syrup is a bog NO-NO. Don’t be fooled by the commercial saying that it is not too bad for you as long as it’s in moderation, Read the rest of this entry

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Beverages-Empty Calories?

English: The ring-pull tab on an aluminium dri...

English: The ring-pull tab on an aluminium drinking can. Français : Canette en aluminium vue de dessus – Anneau d’ouverture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beverages are very satisfying from an ice cold strawberry lemonade in the blazing heat of summer, to a smooth and silky hot chocolate with marsh mellows in the cold, frosty winter. However, if you are trying to stay healthy and maybe even lose weight, beverages can be an evil sneaky way for you to consume many empty calories. Some beverages that you wouldn’t even suspect are bad for you, actually are loaded with sugar, fat, and way too many calories to be in a beverage.

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Staples to Have Handy

White rye-type bread

White rye-type bread (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Low Cal Sweet Tooth

English: A tray of chocolate-covered strawberr...

English: A tray of chocolate-covered strawberries with skewers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mmmm desserts…sugar…sweetness…we all love it! Its hard not to end your meal with a delicious sweet treat to fulfill your sweet tooth and leave a satisfying feeling lingering in your body. Its a wonderful conclusion to lunch and dinner, but it does not have to be naughty! Chocolate cake, cookies, candy, they can all be cleverly tweaked in order to make this fun activity a non-guilty pleasure! Below you’ll find some tasty (low cal friendly) recipes and also some variations to keep in mind when your cooking to cut a large amount of calories out and replace them with vitamins and nutrients!Replacements to make when cooking: Read the rest of this entry

Our Favorite Meal: Snacks

Yoghurt and raspberries

Yoghurt and raspberries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pfffft, who cares about Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner? Snacks are where it’s at! There’s just something about those in-between meal treats that can tempt any of us to come to the dark side! Or maybe we just don’t have enough time, and are really hungry, so we decide to grab a snack. Constantly, we are faced with chips, donuts, muffins, and other oily and processed things right in front of us. But why slow your body down with artificial colors and preservatives? There are many ways to stay safe and still achieve healthiness even when those tempting snack cravings kick in.. Read the rest of this entry

Water Slide

Water Slide (Photo credit: Cesar R.)

I wanted to share with you guys a critical and important step to being/staying healthy and making sure your body is functioning at its highest! The answer: Water. It does way too much for your body for you to be skimping on it! Not only is it a natural cleanse, flushing out all the bad toxins in your body from throughout the day, but it also keeps you awake, aware, and functioning properly and optimally. (more…)

Nuts about Nuts!

Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts

I wanted to create a post about a very important and delicious staple in any person’s diet: Nuts! Nuts are amazing. Nuts are sometimes given a bad reputation because of their relatively high fat content…however they are the good kind of fat, natural fat, which is something your body needs and cannot live without. There are so many to choose from: the more traditional cashews, almonds, macadamia, peanut(I know, i know, its not really a nut technically but we all categorize it as one) Read the rest of this entry