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Did Snooki Safely Lose Weight?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

Snooki (AKA Nicole Polizzi) from the popular reality TV show, Jersey Shore, is one of the many stars who have recently lost a lot of weight. For the 4’9″ reality star, her 15 pound weight loss is a substantial difference! Snooki now weighs in at 98 pounds and many want to know how they too can shed some excess weight. How Snooki Lost 15 Pounds Snooki weighs in at 98 pounds (which isn’t bad considering her height) and the rumor mill was in overdrive trying to figure out the secret to her recent weight loss. Luckily, Snooki let her 4 million plus followers on Twitter in on her little weight loss secret. Snooki wrote on her Twitter page “Glad to hear reports that say I look good =) but it’s not because of HCG! Thanks @Zantrex!” There you have...

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Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Pregnancy | 0 comments

Nutrition is always an important equation for your optimal health, and in Pregnancy, it’s can easily be argued that nutrition is more important than ever since it impacts both the mom and baby. Calcium for Strong Bones • Dairy Foods • Canned Sardines/Salmon • Fortified Cereals/Breads • Oatmeal • Orange Juice (fresh squeezed/juiced) • Collard Greens Carbohydrates for Energy • Whole Grains • Vegetables • Brown Rice Folate (Folic Acid) for Preventing Birth Defects • Lentils • Fortified Grain Foods • Dark-green leafy vegetables • Cabbage • Cauliflower • Green Peas • Oranges • Melons • Chickpeas • Spinach Healthy Fats for Boosting Baby’s Brain Function and Health • Fish • Olive Oil • Avocados • Wild Pacific Salmon (low in mercury) Vitamin A for Baby’s Skin, Eyesight and Bones • Liver • Eggs • Vegetables (green and yellow) • Milk B Vitamins for Baby’s Brain and Vital Organs • Beef • Nuts • Beets • Chicken • Potatoes • Spinach Fiber for Regularity • Whole Grains • Beans • Water •...

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Choose Health

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

Exercise is for People of ALL sizes It drives me nuts when people say that I don’t need to exercise or eat healthy because I’m already at a healthy weight. Depending on who is asking me, I’ll ask them two very important questions. 1) How do you think I became this weight? 2) How do you think I stay at this weight? I answer my own question (because usually they are still thinking about what I just asked them) and I say, “Well, it didn’t happen by accident!”. I may say it jokingly, but it’s completely true. I have to work at it, and I’m not complaining by any means, it’s just the honest truth. I have completely revamped my eating habits as well as my exercise routine and it’s made a world of difference to my overall health. Prevention...

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Healthy Holiday Traditions

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Holiday | 0 comments

I have a lot of fun traditions during this time of year, and I am sure many of you can relate. After I got married, my husband and I started a new tradition that I absolutely love – Ice Skating on Christmas Eve! I love knowing that we have created a healthy holiday tradition that’s fun for the whole family, something we look forward to every year! What healthy holiday traditions do you look forward to each year? Happy Holidays from everyone at Skinny Twinkie! 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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Health Benefits of Nuts

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Nuts are a huge hit when it comes to snacking! We’ve been told that they are healthy for us, we know that the contain protein, but what else is in there? There’s a whole lot more to nuts than most people realize! Here’s a list of some common nuts and their nutritional benefits: Almonds • Help aids weight loss • Rich in heart healthy fat which helps lowers cholesterol. • In every ounce, almonds contain 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of dietary fiber, and 80 micro grams of calcium, and phosphorus and vitamin E. • Almonds have almost no carbohydrates, which makes them a great snake for diabetics. Brazil Nuts • Contain large amounts of selenium, which research has shown has a protective effect fights against many different kinds of cancers, helps with thyroid function, and may even help with men’s fertility....

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Lucky Sans Sucre Winner!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Winners | 1 comment

Congratulations bored2quickly! Our lucky reader just won four healthy baking mixes from Sans Sucre! After trying these desserts out myself (since they have no processed sugar), I know that they are quite delicious! Enjoy! 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 editor@SkinnyTwinkie.com, 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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Exercise Can Be Fun!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Fitness, Twinkie | 3 comments

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have to physically walk into a gym to burn extra calories, lose weight, and become healthy. Did you know that you can make exercise fun?  Check out the video below and you’ll understand what I am talking about! What other fun exercises can you come up with? 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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Never Give Yourself Limitations

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Fitness | 0 comments

When it comes to working out, never give yourself limitations – especially when you are first starting out! You’d be surprised with what your body is capable of doing with consistent work outs. I’ve found that exercise doesn’t necessarily get easier…you just get better. Always work towards becoming better than you were yesterday. Image Credit: AllWomenStalk.com 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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