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Don’t Stop Here!

Pilates Exercise Video class

Pilates Exercise Video class (Photo credit: myyogaonline)

 

So you’ve taken the giant leap to start a healthy lifestyle and you have cut out greasy, gross, non nutritious food items from your life. Good for you! You are now effectively making your life substantially longer, happier, and cleaner. You should be very proud of yourself, I sure am. However, don’t stop here! There are many things to do and change in your life that will go perfect with your new eating habits. Combined, the following tips will make your new life even MORE fulfilling and meaningful then before. Don’t believe me? Try it! Read the rest of this entry

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Eat Often = Slim Faster

Eat Your Colors on Portion Control Plates

Eat Your Colors on Portion Control Plates (Photo credit: cproppe)

Many of us understand exactly what to avoid when dieting, and what to eat more of.  We know that we need to avoid fat, grease, and sugar, and eat more of the veggies, fruits, and non processed foods that mainly come from the earth. A lot of us however, are in the dark when it comes to how much and what kind of portions to eat when it comes to optimal weight loss and overall healthiness. Fortunately, I am here to explain to you exactly HOW to eat your delicious new healthy meals so that you will get the most benefits and results out of them.  Read the rest of this entry

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Açaí

Açaí (Photo credit: Breno Peck)

 

We usually just tend to stick to foods that we know everything about, and sometimes that’s smart. Comfort is important, especially when it comes to food because no one likes to be surprised with an unpleasant taste in their mouth. However, if you don;t explore other region’s food, you wont know what you are missing! Also, they might have a crazy amount of vitamins in them that you cannot get in “regular foods” because they cannot be derived from them. So, why not live a little and explore foods that you may not have ever thought about trying. Who knows? They may have a magical  Read the rest of this entry

The Truth About Booze

This image shows a red wine glass.

This image shows a red wine glass. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When trying to stay fit, be healthy, and melt off the pounds, one usually makes the decision to completely avoid alcohol. Yes, in many mixed drinks the calorie count is way above 250 due to the over addition of sugary syrups and such, however I am here to tell you that you do not necessarily need to quit cold turkey. There ARE alternatives that you can make to still get that buzz going on after a long day at work or school and not feel (too) guilty about it! Read the rest of this entry

Swaps to Consider

Japanese green tea in a modern senchawan bowl.

Japanese green tea in a modern senchawan bowl. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is always something you can do/change in your everyday life that makes a small but effective change in your health. By swapping a few of the not so healthy ingredients for actual beneficial ingredients then you are taking many steps forward towards optimal health! They are completely easy to do and you may even like it better this way. I have a few examples for you guys so you can start swapping & reaping the benefits! Read the rest of this entry

Unexpectedly Healthy

 

English: Olives in olive oil.

English: Olives in olive oil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Sometimes, foods that you are avoiding may actually hold hidden benefits for your body. So eating them is, well,  essential! Some of delicious snack attack victims  include chocolate, peanut butter, and cheese. You’d never guess. These indulgences are actually necessary?? Yes. Lets start with chocolate, chocolate has much needed antioxidants that help your brain function better! The only criteria? Read the rest of this entry

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