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Asparagus

Posted by on Jan 28, 2010 in Nutrition | 4 comments

Asparagus is a high in antioxidants, Vitamin K (decreases dark circles, increases bone mass among other things) and Folate. It helps with the prevention of hair loss, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), high blood pressure, fatigue, toothaches (who knew?), kidney stones, and even prevents some cancers(especially lung cancer). Asparagus is great for women in particular. It helps with menstrual cramps, nursing mothers for helping with milk production, and because it is high in Folate/Folic Acid, it can help prevent birth defects like Spina Bifida (incompletely formed spinal chord). Asparagus isn’t known for being the cheapest veggie out there, but if you ask me, it’s definitely worth the cost for all of the benefits it provides for your body. How to eat Asparagus? I recommend either baking or steaming this to get the most out of it’s nutrients. Feel free to follow...

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Got Extra Baggage?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2010 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 4 comments

“Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip” -Arnold H. Glasgow Wow. Doesn’t this just make you want to work out, huh? Not that I like to think of my body as “baggage”, but this guy has got a point. Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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5 Reasons to Subscribe!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010 in Twinkie | Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Subscribe!

1) It’s totally free! 2) You never have to check up on this site for updates…you get the latest and greatest first. 3) Your info won’t be shared with others. I think spammers are annoying just as much as you think they are. I won’t do that to my readers! 4) Join a community where others have the same interests as you! 5) Subscribers are Hott! ; ) Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Breakfast Sausage chicken & apple by Applegate Farms

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in Gluten Free, Twinkie's Favorites | 0 comments

“Yum!” That’s where I am going to start off about this little breakfast sausage. I like to eat healthy, or at least have the healthier alternative, but I also think food should taste great all at the same time. Possible? Yes. Sausage that isn’t bad for you? I usually try to stay away from anything that says “sausage”, usually because there is a higher fat content involved amongst who knows what else. I like the idea that this breakfast sausage is gluten-free, casein free, and there are no nitrates (natrual or added)! There are only a handful of ingredients in this product. That is a good thing, since that means it doesn’t have all of these artificial and harmful filler products included. The chicken that is used was never given any antibiotics or animal by-products. This is no ordinary breakfast...

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Are you Toxic?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2010 in Health, Nutrition | 0 comments

Here is an informative video on why we need to Cleanse our bodies from Toxins: For more information on Isagenix® and how to purchase Isagenix Cleanse for Life®, please visit www.skinnytwinkie.isagenix.com Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Why you should give Yoga a try

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Fitness | 3 comments

There is a lot of hype about Yoga, and the health benefits of doing Yoga on a regular basis. I have been a bit reluctant to try it out for several reasons. First of all, I like to do cardio works outs that make me sweat (funny how I used to not like that part of exercising), and something where I feel like I am burning a ton of calories and making some progress in my weight loss or maintenance. I tend to do exercises like running, swimming, and the elliptical machine. After those work outs, my body just knows that it worked out. This again shows me that I am making some progress, and I feel good about what I have done. So now back to Yoga. When I think of Yoga, I have to admit, I thought...

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Twinkie’s Favorites

Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in Twinkie's Favorites | 0 comments

New to health food? Maybe you are starting to get sick of eating the same healthy food all the time because you don’t know what else is out there? I like to try new things. When it comes to food, I get bored easily. I just can’t seem to eat the same thing over and over again. So, as I am grocery shopping (something I just love to do), I take my time looking at what products are out there. I come home with new things all the time to just try it out, and hopefully find something new my husband and I will both love. Some things I have brought home haven’t been so successful. I have thrown away some food because of this (not something I am proud of), but I am hoping by posting about some...

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Twinkie’s Challenge: Say “No Way!” to Fried foods

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Nutrition, Twinkie's Challenge, Weight Loss | 3 comments

If you can do one thing for your health..stop eating fried foods. What is considered  “Fried foods”? Anything cooked in a lot of grease or oil, at very high temperatures. Fried foods are things like french fries, most potato chips, onion rings, doughnuts, and in most cases, anything with the word “fried” in the title (though many products can be sneaky with their names!). Why try to give up Fried foods? Fried foods have little to no nutritional value, and if you have learned anything from my posts, your body needs good-for-you-fuel to survive and function properly. Those fried onion rings? Not helping you in any way. Fried foods are drenched in unhealthy oils-most commonly used are Canola, Vegetable, or Peanut oil-that are not good for your body. These oils become even more harmful for you when they are...

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