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Losing weight after having a Baby

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in New Mom | 2 comments

Meet Three Inspirational Women I interviewed three women who are Moms that have successfully lost weight after giving birth. They are an inspiration to others by proving that you can skip the crazy diet pills and actually lose the extra “baby weight” in a healthy way. You will learn a lot from these women, from relating to their weight loss battles and you will find strength in their ability to succeed.                                                                                       Postnatal Exercise As a new Mom, it’s important for you to realize that you need to rest and let your body properly heal after having...

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“Impossible” Standards for Models

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011 in Health | 2 comments

Aspiring Models…Listen up! Meet Crystal Renn.  She is a beautiful woman who is 5’9″, and when she was 16 years old she entered the world of Modeling. To fit into the Modeling Industry’s standard, she developed an eating disorder by starving herself and exercising up to 8 hours a day in the gym. She weighed only 95 pounds, and could have killed herself. Crystal was told at castings that she still wasn’t thin enough. When she was 18, she stopped exercising and starving herself and finally started to eat…and began eating some more. She ended up fitting into a size 14 and became a very successful plus-size model. Was becoming a plus-size model better, or just as unhealthy as before? Right now, Crystal is 24 years old and her main focus is being healthy. This last year she reintroduced...

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deluxe honeydrop™ Products

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

I am so excited to introduce to you healthy beverages that are new on the market! Since learning about the company’s origins, USDA Certified Organic products using simple yet beneficial ingredients, and learning how I can make my own adorable custom “bee tee”, I have recently become obsessed with this fabulous new company! The company is called deluxe honeydrop™, and I’m sure you are going to fall in love with their products as much as I have. How it all started… Cancer survivor David Luks developed deluxe honeydrop™ during cancer treatments at Sloan Kettering two years ago where he learned about the benefits of an organic lifestyle. With that knowledge, he decided to create a drink from the land, not the lab. I got the idea for honeydrop in the wake of having survived cancer. One day, my nutritionist handed me...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | Comments Off on Tarragon

If you haven’t tried this herb out, you are missing out! Tarragon is a popular herb in Europe and is commonly used as an herb for cooking and has a long history of medicinal uses. Benefits • High in vitamin A, calcium, iron, and manganese •Treats stomach cramps •Increases appetite to help treat anorexia •Helps aide digestion •You can chew tarragon leaves to stop hiccups •Helps reduce body oder •Can be used to help with insomnia (tea) Intake Dried – Used for culinary purposes and teas. Essential Oil – When tarragon is in an oil form, there is eugenol in the herb that has been used in dentistry as a local anesthetic and antiseptic for toothache complaints. Precautions Some people may have a slight risk of having an allergic reaction to tarragon. When tarragon is used as an essential oil, it...

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Grocery Store Wars

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Grocery Store Wars

I was just introduced to this hilarious – and admittedly very cheesy- video about Organic foods, and I just had to share this with you! Also, I’d like to thank my brother Eli for sending me the video! 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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Fitness on a Budget

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Fitness | Comments Off on Fitness on a Budget

You don’t need to have a lot of money to get into shape. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it! Here’s some fun ways you can exercise, without breaking the bank. No Equipment Required • Walk or Run – You don’t need any equipment,  just a good pair of running shoes. Want to burn extra calories? Run a marathon, or just train for one. The varied terrain, with hills and wind, allow for extra calorie burn when comparing to the indoor treadmill. • Go old school. The Plank, Lunges, Jumping Jacks, and Push ups, for example, are equipment-free and effective ways to workout. Just because something is common, doesn’t mean it doesn’t work anymore! • Take a dip in the Ocean. Swimming is a great way to workout, and swimming in the Ocean is free. Of course, my fear of sharks usually...

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Love your Heart

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Fitness, Holiday, Nutrition | 4 comments

The heart symbolizes Valentine’s Day, and it’s no surprise that February is Heart Health Month. This year, learn how you can love your heart by taking care of it! Heart Facts • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and the #1 killer of women. It’s also one of the most preventable health concerns. •Cocaine affects the heart’s electrical activity and causes spasm of the arteries, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke, even in healthy people. •Three years after a person quits smoking, their chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before. •People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack. If you need coronary artery bypass surgery, trust the doctors with the most experience....

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Why Hugh Jackman is Gaining Weight

Posted by on Feb 12, 2011 in Health | 1 comment

Is Hollywood Allowing Weight Gain? Here’s something you don’t hear very often in Hollywood: “Gain Weight!” Yes, occasionally, there will be a role in Hollywood where the actor or actress is asked to gain weight for the part, rather than loosing weight. As this may be viewed by some as a positive move within the Entertainment Industry, is it a step in the right direction? Becoming “Wolverine” Among the actors who are gaining weight for a movie role, Hugh Jackman is one of them. In 2009 Hugh Jackman, who is 6’3″, weighed 190 pounds when he filmed X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The Director asked Hugh Jackman to add muscle to his frame, since he wasn’t muscular enough to really be the “Wolverine” we all know in the comics. He needed to look more “thick” and was asked to “bulk up” for the...

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