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Best and Worst Food at Chili’s

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

You can enjoy delicious food at Chili’s that won’t be an entire week’s worth of calories! You can also order a meal that is your entire day’s worth of calories – and then some! You just need to know what to order and what not to order. Chili’s has a “Guiltless” line of food that may not be completely healthy (hey, it’s not your delicious homemade food, ok?!), but it is still a much better choice when you compare it to the other meals on the menu. I guess you can consider this a little splurge, but not completely over doing it? What does “Guiltless” Mean? If you check out the Chili’s menu, this is what they have to say about their Guiltless line of food: “Guiltless Grill choices for your healthy lifestyle are featured on and meet...

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Recipes | 0 comments

The regular taco seasoning mix from the grocery store is quite…bad for you. The taco seasoning mixes are full of MSG, sodium,  and other unhealthy ingredients. Because of this, I thought it was time I let you know how to make your own healthy taco seasoning mix! It’s a pretty quick and simple recipe, and I am sure you will love it! Ingredients:  3 tsp Chili Powder 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper 3 tsp dried minced Onion 1 tsp Cornstarch 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp ground Cumin 1/2 tsp dried Oregano Instructions: Combine all ingredients and use in replace of taco seasoning mix. Notes: You can add this healthy seasoning to tacos, burritos, or anything else that you would normally use a typical taco seasoning mix with.  You can make it in bulk and store...

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Fun Date Ideas…that Burn Calories!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Fitness | 0 comments

I love dates that don’t involve just eating and sitting. Dinner and a Movie, anyone? No thanks! They are great every once in a while, but I prefer to do something a lot more active when the weather is appropriate! Why not go hiking and enjoy a picnic at the top of a mountain? Here’s some fun date ideas that involve burning a lot more calories than sitting at the movies for two hours and munching on popcorn! Oh yeah, I think you will have a lot more fun too! Canoeing – How fun would it be to go out on a lake with your date for a little canoe ride? Not only will you be able to talk, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company, you will also be able to burn about 320 calories  an hour if you...

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How to Heal Sunburns

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

Summer is on it’s way, and for many of us, that means camping, barbecues, fireworks, and a lot more time outside in the sun! With this in mind, I thought I would discuss how to prevent sunburns and how to heal sunburns naturally, if you just so happy to get burnt! Keep in mind that sun exposure is very healthy for you, and it’s a natural form of Vitamin D, which prevents depression and some types of cancers. Of course, too much of a good thing can become bad, so you will want to make sure you limit your exposure to the sun to prevent burning your skin. Ways to Prevent Sunburns Try to reduce exposure out in the sun between the hours of 10am – 4pm, since this is when the sun’s rays are at it’s strongest (during the...

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Skinny Tip #6

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 2 comments

Exercise without ever going to the gym! Do the words “exercise”  and “gym” intimidate you, or just sound down right boring? If so, you aren’t alone! You can burn serious calories and get the exercise you need without ever hitting the gym. You need to find something you love to do. For example, do you like beautiful scenic mountains? Perhaps you will love to go out for a nice walk that will overlook some beautiful scenery. If you are physically able, find a hiking trail and go for a hike! Make sure you take plenty of water, some healthy snacks, and even a camera! You will end up burning a bunch of calories and have a ton of fun in the process. You don’t need a gym to burn calories. You just need to move more! Feel free to...

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Congratulations to our TurboCharged Winner!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Contests, Winners | 0 comments

Congratulations Beveanne Mckinley! Our lucky reader just won a free copy of the new book TurboCharged by Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel! Winner’s next steps: Please contact and provide your mailing address to claim your prize. If you do not send an email to us within 48 hours after this announcement, we will choose another winner. Thank you everyone for participating! Don’t feel too bad if you didn’t win, because we will have many more prizes and opportunities for you to win something! Stay Tuned… 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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Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

I will go over what it means for food to be Genetically Modified (GM), the pros and cons, and let you weigh the benefits and risks. I believe that it’s important to learn the facts and allow yourself to make an educated decision. Genetically Modified Defined This statement, from the  World Health Organization (WHO), explains what “Genetically Modified” means: ” Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. The technology is often called “modern biotechnology” or “gene technology”, sometimes also “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”. It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species.” What does this all mean? Anything that isn’t completely natural, and has been modified through scientific means, is...

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Are you Ready to be TurboCharged?!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 20 comments

Everyone likes to get free things, so why not have something worthwhile? One lucky reader will win a free copy of the new book TurboCharged by Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel! Are you TurboCharged? This new book was just released on April 1st 2011, which discusses how you can accelerate your metabolism and become more lean. The book’s promise is that regardless of age, current percentage of body fat, or scale weight, you can achieve lean, awe-inspiring body by becoming “TurboCharged”. Dr. Pescatore writes the  forward, which he writes “We live in a society where we are quite literally eating ourselves to death”. In TurboCharged, you will learn how to “lose fat” rather than just “lose weight”. Yes ,there is a difference between the two! Here’s how you can enter to win a copy of TurboCharged: How to...

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