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Skinny Tip #9

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

Don’t Skip Meals! If you are trying to lose – or even maintain – your weight, never skip a meal! Eating regularly throughout the day will help increase your metabolism so that you can lose weight effectively. When people skip meals, their body’s metabolism slows down and attempts to conserve calories and keeps stored fat on the body, rather than losing it. Healthy Snacking If you are eating four to six times a day, make sure that you are eating very healthy foods throughout the day. You do not – I repeat!- You do not want to start eating junk food throughout the day and in-between meals, since this defeats the whole purpose of eating throughout the day, which is to increase your metabolism to help you lose weight! A great snack in between meals would be to munch...

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Why You Should Eat Your Broccoli!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

You might enjoy eating broccoli. You are more likely to be one of the many people that just don’t care for broccoli all that much, or even loathe it. I understand that, but let’s talk about some of the amazing health benefits that broccoli has to offer and some delicious ways to enjoy broccoli. Who knows, broccoli might just be something you’ll start to like! Why Broccoli Rocks The Nutritional Charts • The American Cancer Society recommends eating broccoli since it’s anticancer properties are well established. • Excellent source of isothiocyanates, which fight cancer! Studies have shown that isothiocyanates actually help prevent esophageal and lung cancer, and can even lower the risk of having other cancers. • In 2003, The Environmental Working Group named broccoli as one of twelve foods least contaminated with pesticides. • One cup of broccoli...

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Autumn Trail Mix

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

I love to create my own healthy trail mix, and this one is full of delicious ingredients that reminds me of why I love the Fall. Hello, Autumn Trail Mix! Ingredients: 1 cup Pecans 1 cup Walnuts 1 cup dried Apricots (I suggest Unsulfured Apricots) 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds 1/2 cup raw Sunflower Seeds Instructions: Step 1) Combine all ingredients together in a bowl or a large (zip-lock) bag and mix well. Notes:  It’s unbelievable how easy it is to make your own healthy trail mix at home – and it’s a lot cheaper too! This Autumn Trail Mix is a delicious and healthy snack to enjoy during the Fall – or anytime during the year! 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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Sound Advice

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

What is the best health advice you have ever heard? I don’t know if I can quite pin down a specific health tid bit that trumps all, but I have found a wonderful quote that gives some sound health advice that anyone can follow. “Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.” – Ashleigh Brilliant It’s critical for your health to get enough rest each night. It’s one of those things that is just so easy, but many forget the real value of a simple good night’s rest. Prioritize your your day’s schedule and get the rest your body so desperately needs. 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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Electrolytes 101

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

You’ve heard about Electrolytes, but do you know what they are and why you need them? We have answered some of your biggest questions when it comes to electrolytes! What are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are essential minerals that can be found as a solid, liquid, or gas that contain electrically conducting ions that your body needs to function properly. Here’s a list of the essential minerals that are considered electrolytes: • Calcium • Chloride • Magnesium • Potassium • Sodium Why you Need Electrolytes Any time that you sweat, your body loses electrolytes and you need to replenish your body with electrolytes. You can normally replenish your electrolyte levels through the foods you eat, but sometimes you will need more. The more you exert yourself (and sweat), the more you need to replenish your body with electrolytes. If you exercise for more than...

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How Kirstie Alley Lost 100 Pounds!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

Lately, Kirstie Alley has been more famous for her fluctuating weight than her success as a two-time Emmy award winning Actress! A lot of people can easily relate to Kirstie with her battle of the bulge, but we all have something to celebrate and be proud of: Kirstie Alley has lost 100 pounds and is determined to keep it off for good! Battle of the Bulge  Kirstie Alley has been known for the last couple of years for her constant battle with her weight. As Kirstie gained weight, she landed her own reality show called Fat Actress and later became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. Kirstie didn’t find the success that she wanted to with Jenny Craig, and rumors flew around saying that Kirstie left Jenny Craig because she gained her weight back, and other rumors said that she left due to...

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Yogurt Parfait

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Breakfasts, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

Creating a Yogurt Parfait is a great low calorie treat and delicious way to enjoy Plain Yogurt! It’s the way yogurt was meant to be eaten and enjoyed! Ingredients:  3 cups Plain Yogurt 1/2 cup sliced Strawberries 1/2 cup Blueberries 1/2 cup Raspberries 1 tbsp chopped Walnuts Instructions: Step 1) Add some yogurt into each container and top with mixed berries. Repeat this step until each container is full. Step 2) Add chopped walnuts on top of the parfait, as a garnish. Notes:  A lot of people have a hard time eating completely plain yogurt – with no added flavors or sugars. I suggest adding fruit or some other healthy toppings to make it more enjoyable. Don’t add processed sugar, since that’s the whole point of buying plain yogurt in the first place, right?! Feel free to follow us,...

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Unsulfured Apricots by Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | 0 comments

I love dried apricots….you know, the ones that taste like you made them all by yourself in your handy dandy dehydrator. I don’t like the squishy apricots that have plenty of sulfur added, since it ruins the texture, taste, and everything else I love about dried apricots. Problem is, dried apricots with nothing added are hard to come by. Fortunately for you and me, Trader Joe’s sells Unsulfured Apricots that are quite delicious and reasonable priced! 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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