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Buh-Bye Google Friend Connect!

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Buh-Bye Google Friend Connect!

As a Google Friend Connect (GFC) subscriber at (and likely many other sites), you may already know that GFC is going away for all non-Blogger websites effective March 1, 2012. As you’ve guessed, is not on Blogger! : / What this means for you: Let’s face it, GFC never became as user friendly or as “main stream” as other social networking platforms. I kept thinking of what was going to “replace” GFC, and I decided I just wanted to keep things simple for you, the reader, as well as for myself. Feel free to follow us, however you like:  1) Follow SkinnyTwinkie on Google+ 2) Like SkinnyTwinkie on Facebook 3) Follow SkinnyTwinkie on Twitter 4) Follow SkinnyTwinkie on Pinterest 5) Follow SkinnyTwinkie on Instagram We will continue to write great articles, have fun giveaways, and stay connected with our audience. Thank you for being...

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Hungry? Healthy and Filling Foods

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | 2 comments

If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to find the right kind of foods to keep yourself full. These include high-protein foods, high-fiber foods, and healthy fats. Here are five ideas that will keep you feeling full longer: Eat your veggies Vegetables are key to feeling full longer. They are low in calories, and high in fiber. Try adding extra veggies to your meals or start substituting a salad for those high calorie dishes. This is a great way to help you stay slender! It’s time to go nuts! Nuts are filling, and have plenty of healthy fats in them. They are also high in protein. Remember to keep the serving size reasonable because they are high in calories – healthy calories! Try making a trail mix with dried fruit or use them...

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When Organic Isn’t Healthy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on When Organic Isn’t Healthy

Having a product labeled as “USDA Organic” doesn’t mean that you should automatically consider the product to be “healthy”. You  need to take a deeper look… Definition of Organic That Organic label just means that the food is grown, processed, and packaged without the use of agricultural chemicals, artificial colors or flavors, genetic modification, irradiation, or other synthetic ingredients. Simply put, the term “organic” doesn’t mean that a product is automatically “healthy” or good for your body. Unhealthy Organic Products There are a lot of unhealthy products out on the market today that are considered by many to be nutritious and healthy, partly due to marketing campaigns and an “All Natural” or “Organic” label on the front. I have hand picked a couple of Organic products out on the market today that are about as guilty as the non-organic...

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You Are What You Eat

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes, Twinkie | Comments Off on You Are What You Eat

I figured it was time we featured a bunch of fun, motivational, or just plan random health related pictures. Enjoy! 1. You are what you eat!    2. I couldn’t have said it any better!   3. It’s time to get out of the McDonald’s parking lot…   4. Gym = Eternal Youth   5. Anyone else concerned about this?   6. Anyone else feel this way?     7. Now this is what I call a “Grass fed cow”!   8. Those Vegans lied to all of us!   9. The internet can be a good or a bad  thing. The choice is yours.    10. You really shouldn’t procrastinate.   11. Ouch, I hate math too. Probably for a different than whoever this John guy is… Hopefully one of these pictures made you laugh out loud or at least smile!...

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No Surprise: Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Health, Nutrition | 3 comments

An unidentified man (described as a “normal” guy in his 40’s) had a heart attack while he was eating a Triple Bypass burger at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas this last Saturday. Perhaps he was warned? Heart Attack at the Heart Attack Grill.  Oh, the Irony. Someone at the Heart Attack Grill gets a…(gasp!) Heart Attack. Sad? Yes. Surprised? No. Every day we choose how we are going to eat, and every day those choices matter. Bad food choices on a regular basis have a negative affect on your overall health. An average 40-something doesn’t just get a heart attack! Those customers who weigh 350 pounds or more eat free at the Heart Attack Grill – perhaps this particular client (or as they call it, “patient”) was one of those who received a free meal? Caution: This Establishment is Bad for...

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How To Lower Life Insurance Premiums

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Health | Comments Off on How To Lower Life Insurance Premiums

A lot of people will buy Life Insurance, thinking they have no control over the price they pay. Fact is, you can have a major impact on your Life Insurance premiums. How You Can Lower Your Life Insurance Premiums I’m not going to tell you to raise your deductibles or chance your co-insurance ratio. There are plenty of things you can do to help lower your life insurance premiums and increase the quality of your life. Ditching your Sky Diving habit isn’t one of them. • Exercise on a regular basis. Oh, I know you’ve been told about exercise a million times. You’ve been told that exercise will help lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, decrease your chances of heart disease, and help you reach your ideal weight – and that’s just the beginning of the benefits of exercise. The...

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10 Ways to Stay On Track with Your Weight Loss Goals

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Weight Loss | Comments Off on 10 Ways to Stay On Track with Your Weight Loss Goals

Staying on track with your weight loss goals can be difficult at times, but it’s not impossible. Here are ten ways to help you stay motivated and stay on track with your weight loss goals! Plan Meals This will help you to stay within your calorie budget each day. Make sure to be prepared and have healthy snacks and meals ready at all times. A good example of this is keeping freshly cut fruit and veggies in the fridge. Accountability You will be surprised at how much this can help you.  Build a support system of people who have similar goals and are working towards the same thing. If you surround yourself with people who are also trying to stay on track, you will be less likely to make poor eating choices or skip a workout. Record Progress Regularly...

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Top Sources of Calcium

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Top Sources of Calcium

There are plenty of easily accessible sources of calcium that will benefit your body. Health Benefits of Calcium • Bones and teeth contain 99% of the calcium in the body, which makes it no surprise to know that calcium is a huge factor in maintaining healthy and strong bones. • There have been studies showing that calcium may help prevent colon cancer. • Prevents osteoporosis, which is a disease that is characterized by brittle and porous bones. •  In 1999 a study revealed that calcium was a “sound treatment” for women who experienced symptoms of premenstrual syndrome(PMS). • Helps with blood clotting, muscle contraction, regulation of enzyme activity, cell membrane and proper nerve function. • Calcium is heart healthy! In studies, it has been shown to help lower blood pressure. Top Sources of Calcium • Yogurt (44%) • Tofu (39%) • Sesame Seeds...

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