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Are You Too Old To Exercise?

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Fitness | 0 comments

Are you ever too old to exercise? Nope. Here’s some amazing examples of men and women who are exercising well past their 70’s! Bette Calman – This amazing woman (shown in picture above) is an absolute inspiration at 86 years old! She has been teaching yoga for over 40 years and still teaches yoga classes every week. “You’re never too old. The body is a remarkable instrument…’It can stretch and stretch, and get better all the time. Forget age”- Bette Calman, The Daily Mail Jack LaLanne – One of the most widely known fitness, exercise, and nutrition experts, Jack LaLanne was known as someone who practiced what he preached. He continued his two hour workouts well into his 90’s, even up until he died at the age of 97. Jack proved that regular exercise, including cardio and weight lifting,...

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Ideas For Healthy Grilling

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Lunch and Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

It’s officially Barbecue Season, and that doesn’t have to mean eating unhealthy foods! There are plenty of healthy options for you to consider that will still be delicious and mouth watering dishes! Who ever said healthy had to be boring? Not me. Grilling Meats:  • Smoked Salmon • Chicken • Lean Red Meat   Grilling Meatless:  • Tofu • Portabella Mushroom Burgers • Veggie Burger   Grilling Fruit:  • Pineapple • Peach • Plum • Apricot   Grilling Vegetables:  • Asparagus • Mushrooms • Peppers • Zucchini Image Credits: Grilled Salmon, Grilled Tofu, Grilled Pineapple, & Grilled Vegetables. 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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Jillian Michaels Understands Other Mom’s Weight Loss Struggles

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in New Mom | 1 comment

Jillian Michaels is famous for being the tough personal trainer yelling at contestants on The Biggest Loser to help them reach their weight loss goals. Now, as a new mom to a newborn son and to an adopted two year old girl from Haiti, Jillian is finally realizing how hard it is to follow her own advice. Put Yourself First? “Telling moms ‘You need to put yourself first’?” Jillian Michaels said, rolling her eyes. “It’s impossible to put yourself first when your a mom.” Jillian admitted to the Daily Mail that she hasn’t been to the gym for two weeks, or since her newborn was born (which her partner gave birth to, not Jillian) . Jillian Understands… It’s safe to say that Jillian finally understands how difficult it may be for a new mom to hit the gym and lose weight...

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Cost of Dinner for Four

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Health, Nutrition | 0 comments

When people say they don’t eat healthy, the most common excuse is that they just can’t afford to eat healthy. When you learn how to cook your own meals, you’ll find that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to eat healthy. This price comparison proves my point perfectly:   What healthy and cost effective meals do you enjoy cooking? 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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Berry Smoothie

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Beverages, Recipes | 0 comments

I love berry smoothies since it’s the perfect way to cool down on hot Summer days and still satisfy that sweet tooth! Ingredients:  1 cup Mixed Berries, frozen 1 cup yogurt, plain Instructions Step 1) In a blender, mix both ingredients together until smooth. Notes:  For the mixed berries, I include frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I prefer the 50-50 ration, but you can always change up the ratio of frozen berries to yogurt to add to take away some of the sweetness (more berries = more sweet).  Enjoy!  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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Skinny Tip #11

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

Here’s a Skinny Tip for you, which may or may not make sense for you. Ready for this? Skip all those “diet” foods if you are trying to lose weight (or just trying to be healthy)! Here’s why: Those diet foods that are labeled as “fat free” or “sugar free” contain a lot of artificial sweeteners, which cause you to retain water and it also makes you feel more hungry. Let’s face it, if you feel more hungry, you are going to eat more (and there’s a good chance you’ll be eating more junk food)! Conclusion: Skip the “diet” foods! Focus on healthy foods that are good for your body (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats!) and enjoy living that wonderful life of yours!  Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+,...

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Why Vitamin C Is Important For Your Health

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Nutrition | 1 comment

We all know that we should have Vitamin C to stay healthy, but do you know exactly what that means? I’ll give you a quick glimpse of why Vitamin C is important for your health, and how you can obtain it naturally through the foods you eat. “The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health [and] immunity to living longer.” – Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan Health Benefits of Vitamin C • Vitamin C is well known for it’s ability to strengthen the body’s immune system and help heal all of the cells in your body. • Feeling stressed? Vitamin C helps the body to naturally deal with stress. • Vitamin C can help detoxify the body, including protecting the body from pollution,...

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That’s What I Call Will Power

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes, Twinkie | 0 comments

More fun and totally random health related pictures. 1. My husband was given this candy bar for his birthday. He ate three pieces (one row), and had the candy bar sitting on his desk for weeks. I finally took a picture of it, just to show myself what real “Will Power” looks like.   2. I’m still not sure if this is cute or just plain creepy.    3. It’s time to put the coffee down…   4. I know that they are both orange, but only one if a vegetable. Don’t get confused!   5. I love this.   6. OK, if you feel like you need or want this in your car, I think it’s time you stop eating fast food altogether.   7. Such a clever picture, right?!   8. I saw these at an airport...

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