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The Two Ripped in 30 Winners!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Winners | Comments Off on The Two Ripped in 30 Winners!

Congratulations JenniferHarmon and Heidi! Our lucky readers (comment #27 and #39 on our giveaway post) just won the Workout DVD Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels! This is a great Workout DVD to help anyone stay or get in shape during the holidays! Since I can’t come there to your house and train you, I figure Jillian can help get the job done! As if you didn’t already know, Jillian is one tough trainer…so you will see the results you were looking for! Good luck! Thank you everyone for participating in this contest! 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...

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How Jennifer Hudson Lost 80 Pounds

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Weight Loss | Comments Off on How Jennifer Hudson Lost 80 Pounds

Do you want to know how your favorite Diva lost 80 pounds? Jennifer Hudson was able to lose the extra weight when she focused on her diet, through Weight Watchers, and hired a Personal Trainer to help her get started with an exercise routine. Bottom Line: Diet and Exercise. “It’s all about self-motivation because at the end of the day, you can have all the trainers and all the money in the world, but if you don’t have that mindset, it’s not possible.” – Jennifer Hudson on Oprah Jennifer Hudson’s Diet For Jennifer Hudson, it all started with Weight Watchers, which is basically a support group for those who want to calorie count their way into their skinny jeans. The great thing about Weight Watchers is that you don’t have to buy a specific brand of food to participate...

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Prevent Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in Holiday | Comments Off on Prevent Thanksgiving Weight Gain

You can still enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without having to gain unwanted pounds that lasts all Winter long. You can still enjoy Thanksgiving – It’s just all about planning ahead and keeping your health goals in mind. Tips to Prevent Thanksgiving Weight Gain • Start your day out with exercise, preferably cardio since you will need to burn as many calories as you can today! I have come to notice that if I start my day out with exercise, I tend to eat healthier throughout the day. • Eat a light breakfast after your workout. I prefer to drink a healthy low calorie shake that keeps me satisfied without over eating. • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your Thanksgiving meal. People usually confuse dehydration with hunger, so drinking water will help prevent overeating. • If you are...

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Few Die Of Hunger…

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Few Die Of Hunger…

Many more people die of their eating habits rather than the lack of food. Think about it just for a second. Many diseases are caused by us, whether it be over eating, eating all of the wrong foods, or a combination of the two. “I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.” – Bejamin Franklin Yes, lack of food is a serious problem, but right now big Corporations are trying to profit from the obesity epidemic rather than truly resolve the issue. If you’d ask me, the lack of education about the food we eat and the lack of acting on that, is perhaps a bigger issue that goes unnoticed until it’s just too late. Educate yourself on what’s healthy and how much you should be eating. Don’t be afraid of the kitchen, and learn how to...

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Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Desserts, Recipes | 5 comments

I love creating new recipes, it’s my way of creating art. As much as I love this creation process, there are few recipes that get me really excited about them. This is one of those recipes that I just can’t stop smiling about. You need to try this recipe out and let me know what you think of it.  Oh yeah, it’s ridiculously healthy too. Ingredients:  2 Sweet Potatoes 1/2 cup Maple Syrup 1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground Cloves 1/8 teaspoon All Spice Cinnamon, garnish crushed Pecans, garnish Instructions: Step 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 2) Peel, wash, and cut sweet potatoes into small pieces and place in a baking dish. Step 3) Mix the maple syrup, nutmeg, cloves, and all spice together. Step 4) Pour maple syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes. Step 5) Cover pan...

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The Great American Smokeout!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Health | Comments Off on The Great American Smokeout!

November 17th is The Great American Smokeout, brought to by The American Cancer Society! It’s an entire day dedicated to help you Quit Smoking. “The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smokeout on November 17 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with...

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Your Chance To Be Ripped In 30!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Giveaways | 53 comments

Two lucky readers of ours will win the Workout DVD, Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels! I thought this Workout DVD would be the perfect holiday gift from me, to not one, but two of my readers!  You Can Be Ripped in 30! Jillian Michaels is the Personal Trainer who we have all come to love and fear from The Biggest Loser! The Workout DVD Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels is the perfect way to start the Holiday Season – in shape! The DVD includes 4 weeks of 4 incredible workouts to help you get in “insane shape” in less than 30 minutes. In addition to helping you with your workouts, the DVD also includes access to an online 30 day diet plan. I am not one for “diets“, but I believe it will help kick start some healthy eating...

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Mariah Carey Reveals Her 70 Pound Weight Loss

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Weight Loss | Comments Off on Mariah Carey Reveals Her 70 Pound Weight Loss

The talented Mariah Carey recently revealed to the world how she lost 70 pounds after having her twins just six months ago. See the picture below? That’s a picture of her after she had twins! Continue reading to find out how Mariah Carey was able to lose 70 pounds! Losing 70 Pounds  Mariah Carey had a very difficult pregnancy caring twins and gained excess weight from having edema. The first week after Mariah Carey had her twins, she lost 40 pounds in just water weight. After that, she lost 30 pounds of “baby weight” in three months. How Mariah Carey Lost 70 Pounds Mariah stuck to 1,500 calories a day (which is very reasonable) and once she was able, she started to workout three times a week. Mariah didn’t lose her weight completely by herself. Jenny, formerly known as Jenny Craig,...

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