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Win Autographed Copy of The Skinny Rules!

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 30 comments

Five lucky readers will receive an autographed copy of The Skinny Rules: The 101 Secrets Every Skinny Girl Knows by Molly Morgan, RD, CDN.! In The Skinny Rules book, you will learn the “Rules”, which are tips and tricks that you need to know so you too can get the body you want – in a healthy way! Check out some of the Skinny Rules: • Skinny Rule #10 – Opt for Fast Food over Restaurants. You will learn when to choose fast food over eating at a restaurant, and why it may be a healthier option when you aren’t able to eat at home! • Skinny Rule #28 – Play the Pounds Away. Learn how to think like a kid and enjoy exercise again! • Skinny Rule #47 – Don’t judge a food by it’s Package. Learn how...

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Healthy Recipes for Memorial Day

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Holiday, Recipes | Comments Off on Healthy Recipes for Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, why not try something new- and healthy!? Here’s some delicious meals you ought to try! 1) Mediterranean Portobello Burger Who needs a greasy hamburger when you can make this? This burger is so packed with flavor that any meat lover wouldn’t feel deprived eating it. With only 301 calories, this burger is sure to become a new summer time tradition! You will find this recipe at – Enjoy! 2) Grilled Rosemary Salmon Skewers When you combine salmon, tomatoes, and rosemary, you are going to enjoy a super healthy and delicious treat from the grill with very few calories – 246 calories to be exact! Find this easy to make recipe at and start that grill up! 3) Chicken Salad with Almonds You thought salad was just a bunch of boring leafy greens put together? Think...

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Avoid Pesky Bites and Stings

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Natural Solutions | Comments Off on Avoid Pesky Bites and Stings

After waiting months and months to finally enjoy the beautiful outdoors, we have to deal with pesky insects. Bugs can be quite annoying, but more importantly, they can carry some dangerous diseases and share them with us. Natural Ways to Prevent Bites and Stings •Use Cinnamon oil as a mosquito repellent. It has been proven to be just as effective as DEET! •Minimize the amount of cologne or perfume that you wear when spending time outdoors this Summer. The smell attracts bugs, including the ones that will sting you. •Stay away from standing (still) water- This is the  mosquito’s playground! •Some studies suggest that if you consume garlic, it will prevent mosquito and tick bites. •Don’t step into a stream or river unless you have foot protection. This will help prevent leeches from attaching to your foot. •If you are...

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Congrats to our AgroLabs Winner!

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Contests, Winners | 1 comment

Congratulations ErinCook! Our lucky reader just won three AgroLabs Liquid Nutrition Products: Coconut Water Recovery™  Shot, Peaceful Sleep, and Wheatgrass BOOST™. Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Please contact and provide your mailing address to claim your prize. We will forward your information to the sponsor to send you the prize directly. If you do not send an email to us within 48 hours after this announcement, we will choose another winner. 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 Fiber is Important for your Health

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Why Fiber is Important for your Health

You shouldn’t underestimate the health benefits from Fiber. Check out why Fiber is an important part of your health, how different types of fiber affects your body, the recommended amount, and which foods are high in fiber. Health Benefits of Fiber • Helps lower the risk of heart diseases and some cancers • Fiber aides in digestion •Fiber encourages hydration • Increases Satiety •Helps lower overall cholesterol levels Different Types of Fiber Soluble Fiber – This type of fiber binds with fatty acids in your stomach and as it travels down the GI tract. The soluble fiber prolongs digestion, slows the absorption of sugars and fats, and helps regulate blood sugar. Studies also show that soluble fiber can help lower LDL cholesterol (harmful type of cholesterol) and reduces the overall cholesterol count. Prebiotic Soluble Fiber – This type of fiber feeds the protective bacteria in...

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Win AgroLabs Liquid Nutrition Products!

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 14 comments

One lucky winner will receive all three products from AgroLabs Liquid Nutrition! • Coconut Water Recovery™  Shot – Coconut water has been proven to replenish essential electrolytes in your body and provide a natural boost of energy. Especially if you have a workout that is longer than an hour, this would be an ideal drink for you. • Peaceful Sleep – This is a unique formula containing ingredients such as chamomile, passion flower, and lavender. This drink helps renew and relax your body after an intense workout, which is a huge help with exercise recovery. I would consider this a much more ideal recovery drink compared to sports drinks out there that are full of sugar. • Wheatgrass BOOST™ – I am a huge advocate of sprouting, so I was really excited to see this product available out on the market! Wheatgrass...

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Prevent Premature Wrinkles

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Beauty | 2 comments

Wrinkles are going to come to us eventually, right? Why not live as long as possible without them? There are countless anti-aging creams and other products that can help, as I’m sure you’re aware of with every stroll down the makeup aisle. If you are concerned about future wrinkles, it’s important to know that there are some things you can do to prevent premature wrinkles, and there are some things that you might be doing that could cause premature wrinkles! Causes of Premature Wrinkles To first understand how to prevent premature wrinkles, you need to know what causes them. Here are some of the most common reasons why men and women are starting to see wrinkles at an earlier age: Smoking – Whether you smoke yourself or just exposed to it, you are exposing your skin to free radicals...

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Jessica Alba uses HypnoBirthing

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in New Mom, Pregnancy | Comments Off on Jessica Alba uses HypnoBirthing

It was recently announced that Jessica Alba used hypnobirthing for her first pregnancy, and plans to use it again for her next child – apparently it works well! I have been investigating natural child births for a couple of years now, and when I first learned about HypnoBirthing used as a technique to reduce pain, I immediately began research. Anything that naturally reduces the pain during child birth has my attention! What is “HypnoBirthing” ? HypnoBirthing is a method that is typically used for natural childbirth, and it focus on relaxation by using self-hypnosis techniques. Another way to look at it is meditation. Jessica Alba, who is currently pregnant, was on the Ellen DeGeneres show and talked about her plans to use HypnoBirthing to help her remain calm during the labor. She used it with her first pregnancy and HypnoBirthing...

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