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Is McDonald’s® Healthy Now?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Is McDonald’s® Healthy Now?

Earlier this week, McDonald’s®  announced that they are launching what they call, “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices.” Does this mean that McDonald’s is now a healthy place for you and your kids to eat? Highlights from McDonald’s®  Press Release Here’s a quick look at a little piece of the press release: Menu changes underway include the addition of more nutritionally-balanced choices that meet McDonald’s reputation for great taste and affordability, along with an increased focus on providing nutrition information that enable customers and employees to make simple, informed menu decisions. – McDonald’s® Main Changes Coming to McDonald’s®  1) McDonald’s will start to include produce or a low-fat dairy option in every Happy Meal®. The new Happy Meal will automatically include both produce (apple slices, a quarter cup or half serving) and a new smaller size French fries (1.1 ounces) along...

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Winner! What Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Do for You

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Winners | Comments Off on Winner! What Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Do for You

Comment #26 won! Congratulations sklyn! Our lucky reader just won a copy of the book Extra Virgin, Extra Phenols, Extra Health. What Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Do for You by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN. Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Watch for our email! It will come from, and we will need you to provide us with your mailing address so we can have your prize sent directly to you. If you do not reply back to us within 48 hours after our email, we will have to 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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How to Prevent, Recognize, & Recover from a Heat Stroke

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Natural Solutions | Comments Off on How to Prevent, Recognize, & Recover from a Heat Stroke

It’s gettin’ hot outside, so what can you do to prevent, recognize, and recover from Heat Stroke? Heat stroke is something that can easily be prevented, yet it is something that can just as easily sneak up on someone before they realize what has happened to them. Heat stroke is considered the most serious of all heat related conditions and should be treated as a medical emergency. It’s so sad to hear about so many heat related deaths this year, so I just had to help educate the Skinny Twinkie community with this life saving information. Find out how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat stroke. Ways to Prevent Heat Stroke • Drink lots of water! You should also avoid drinking liquids that will dehydrate you such, such as drinks containing a lot of sugar, caffeine, or any alcohol. •...

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Win the Book that Can Improve Your Health!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Giveaways | 26 comments

One lucky reader of ours will win a copy of the book Extra Virgin, Extra Phenols, Extra Health. What Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Do for You by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN. Health Education is something I am very passionate about, since I believe it is the key to empowering us to truly know what is healthy for our bodies. It comes as know surprise to find out that there is an entire book dedicated to the many health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN is a leading diet, nutrition, and fitness expert. She is also the author of Prevent a Second Heart Attack and Cholesterol Down. To learn more, visit Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: • Studies show that people who consume a diet...

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Why You Should (Still!) Eat Raw Sprouts

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Why You Should (Still!) Eat Raw Sprouts

Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritionally dense foods in the world. Once you understand how healthy sprouts are, you would agree that they are an amazing super food that everyone should be eating – preferably raw. What are the Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts? In recent news, the media has deemed it unsafe to consume raw or slightly cooked sprouts due to a fairly recent salmonella or E. coli outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory warning consumers of the possible risks of eating raw sprouts. In my opinion, these warnings were created based on misunderstanding and fear rather than logic and reality. Let me explain… The FDA discovered that the seeds and beans themselves are usually what cause the salmonella or E. coli breakouts in the first place – not the sprouts.  If bacteria is...

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How Raven-Symoné lost 35 Pounds

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in Weight Loss | Comments Off on How Raven-Symoné lost 35 Pounds

It’s amazing what 35 pounds of fat loss will do for your health and even how you look. Check out Raven-Symoné’s before and after picture, and find out how she lost the extra weight. Be Confident…No Matter What Size You are One of the thing that I love about Raven-Symoné is that she has always been very confident about herself. Check out here quote from Vibe Magazine: “I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, ‘Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous. I’m like, ‘I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing.'” -Raven-Symoné Let’s face it, carrying excess fat isn’t doing anything good for your health. It’s also not the most attractive thing either (Hey, I’d be lying if I said excess fat looked good on you). I think everyone...

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Are you Committed?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Are you Committed?

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marcia Wieder I thought that this was such a great quote. So many people want to change their lives for the better, yet they aren’t willing to commit to themselves and really make it happen. Unfortunately, you are not likley to reach your weight loss goals (for example)  in just two weeks. It takes time. Fortunately, the time and effort you put towards your health are going to be worth it in the end. Focus on the end goal and you will ultimately reach your goals. Fall back a couple of steps?  That’s OK. That’s life! Just get yourself back on track sooner rather than later and keep moving forward. Tell me what you have done to commit to yourself and reach your goals!  Feel free to follow us,...

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Indoor Date Ideas…that Burn Calories!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Fitness, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Indoor Date Ideas…that Burn Calories!

During the Summer months it can get a little too hot for comfort, and sometimes during the Winter months it can get too cold for comfort. Either way, there’s still no excuse to not be able to burn some extra calories! Here’s a list of fun indoor date ideas that will help you burn some extra calories! Bowling – Enjoy the cool indoors by going bowling and have fun burning about 180 calories an hour! Just be sure to skip the junk food available at the bowling alley and opt for a healthy meal before you go have fun bowling! Indoor Swimming – As I have said before, swimming is a full body workout, if done properly. You can burn anywhere from 270 to 550 calories an hour – depending on how vigorously you decide to swim. Yoga DVDs...

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