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You Need A Vacation

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Health, Twinkie | Comments Off on You Need A Vacation

You Need A Vacation! I really doubt that I need to convince anyone why they would need to go on a vacation. A vacation is something everyone wants, right? Well…not everyone. I have been wanting to go on a vacation for years now, and my husband just didn’t feel like he “needed” to go on one. It wasn’t something he grew up with, and in reality, he just didn’t know what he was missing out on! Fast forward five years, I’m now pregnant, and I need (yes, need!) that vacation before our first baby comes this Fall! Needless to say, we finally went on our lovely vacation and my husband finally understands what the big hype with vacations is all about!  :) What’s Stopping You? I think sometimes we just get so busy with the day to day activities in...

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High Heels: Fashion vs. Health

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Beauty | Comments Off on High Heels: Fashion vs. Health

High heels can turn a simple outfit into a freakin’ cute one. My question is, are high heels really worth the discomfort when you consider the health risks involved? The Stiletto Effect Here’s what Stilettos are doing for your overall health: Stilettos not only can cause aching feet, but they can also cause long-term ankle, knee, and back damage. Dr. Conin, a biochemist at the University of Finland, says that women who wear heels actually walk differently, and more dangerously, compared to women who wear flats – even after they’ve taken off their stilettos! Women who wear heels have an increased amount of bone-on-bone force in the knee, damaging the muscles and tissue around the knee joint which can lead to osteoarthritis. If you wear high heels every day, your calf muscles can shorten by up to 13%. This means that your heels will cause your...

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Ew. Seriously? So Gross.

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Ew. Seriously? So Gross.

This may not be a practical approach for weight loss, but I still think that this commercial is hilarious!!! I hope this made you smile! :) 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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Do You Splurge Too Often?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Do You Splurge Too Often?

Every day we have to make the decision about what we are going to eat. We have to plan and think about what we will eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and any snacks in between. With so many meals to consider, it’s easy to justify eating junk food now and again. Problem is, we often distort our reality of what “occasional” means. It’s easy to eat a candy bar every day, considering it’s just one of the many meals you ate that day. Unfortunately, those empty calories in the candy bars really add up overtime. What you consistently eat, matters. So how often is too often to splurge? I think it just really depends on a couple of important things. Calories and Portion Size How many calories do you need each day? Once you have figured this number out,...

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Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Breads, Breakfasts, Holiday, Holiday, Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | Comments Off on Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day!

I love creating fun meals for St. Patrick’s Day! I found some fun (green!) and traditional Irish meals for you to try on this holiday! Enjoy! Shamrock Toast Why not start your day with a little green? Try this recipe: Shamrock Toast. Avocado Hummus Try a new (and very green!) twist to Hummus! This recipe is made with all green – and healthy! – ingredients, which is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s the recipe: Avocado Hummus. Rainbow Ice Cubes Every little leprechaun has it’s rainbow, right? Make this drink with your favorite fruit and enjoy! The too easy to believe recipe is here: Rainbow Ice Cubes. Irish Stew This traditional Irish Stew is made with healthy and delicious ingredients that you’ll love! You can find the recipe here: Irish Stew. Spinach Spread This is a great new way to enjoy...

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Doesn’t Mean You’re Healthy

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Doesn’t Mean You’re Healthy

I know a lot of people that eat mainly junk food, drink soda/alcohol, never exercise, and look absolutely fabulous. Before you get too jealous, just know that it doesn’t mean everything is working in tip-top shape on the inside. “Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”  ~Author Unknown You can easily change the quote to “just because you’re not overweight…” We all know that what is going on in the inside will always manifest itself on the outside… eventually. Do what you can to eat healthy, exercise, rest well, and reduce the stress in your life. Taking good care of your overall health is something you will never regret. 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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Steak and Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes | 1 comment

I thought I could use some practice cooking steaks, and my husband didn’t argue with me wanting to practice. I bought several steaks and fell in love with this simple method of cooking this delicious red meat and potatoes. My husband and I both loved this simple dish, and I’m sure you will too! Steak Ingredients:  2 Steaks 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil 1/4 Onion, separated into rings Instructions:  Step 1) Heat pan on medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and cook steaks. Step 2) When the steaks are almost done cooking, add onions into coconut oil and sauteé until finished. Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:  4 Potatoes 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt  Chives, as garnish Instructions:  Step 1) Cut up potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster the potatoes will cook. Step 2) Put cut potatoes into large...

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Athletic Preparations for Childbirth

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Fitness, Pregnancy | Comments Off on Athletic Preparations for Childbirth

For what could be the most important athletic event of an expectant mom’s life, it’s worthwhile to do the research and prepare for delivery day as any athlete would. Doctors and other health providers will have their contributions to make, but it is ultimately up to mom to make the experience a positive one. Since certain conditions may require special precautions with exercising to ensure the safety and viability of pregnancy, all preparations should be approved by the primary health provider beforehand. Breathing A major step to keeping both the emotional and the physical stress of labor under control is to learn the beneficial breathing patterns taught by experts in childbirth, and yoga for pregnancy, classes. The research-based breathing techniques for pregnancy should be learned as early as possible, as they will be useful throughout pregnancy as well as...

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