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Healthy Forms of Sugar

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Healthy Forms of Sugar

Ditch the refined and processed sugars for a much healthier alternative that will still satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll soon learn that there are plenty of healthy forms of sugar for you to include in your diet! Agave Nectar Agave Nectar has a low glycemic index, allowing for sweetness without the negative side effects of sugar. Agave plants have Saponins, which has anti-inflammatory, immune system-boosting properties, even anti-microbial capability. Agave plants also have Fructans in it, which is believed to help lower cholesterol. Agave plants also have Inulin, which is a carbohydrate that many scientists believe helps with weight loss. Barley Malt Barley Malt comes from sprouted barley that is fermented, and has a sweet (about half as sweet as white sugar) and has a “malt” flavor. Black Strap Molasses  Blackstrap Molasses is a sweetener that has many health benefits associated with it....

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Shredded Wheat by Barbara’s

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

What’s for breakfast? I don’t have cold cereal for breakfast too often, but when I do, I prefer to have a healthy – and tasty! – option. Why Barbara’s Shredded Wheat Cereal? I think we’ve all had shredded wheat cereal at one point or another. Most brands will tout their “Whole Grain” status, yet they fail to mention how many additional ingredients (like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and preservatives like BHT) they have added to convince you to buy and eat their product. Barbara’s doesn’t need to add anything extra to their cereal to convince you to buy their product. The product sells itself from the quality ingredients used and the way they make their shredded wheat. They steam whole wheat berries, shredding them and lightly baking them for a naturally sweet and hearty high-fiber breakfast. No added...

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Burn Extra Calories At Work

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Fitness | 2 comments

Benefits of Exercising At Work If you exercise (and eat healthy), you’ll know that exercising actually increases your energy rather than diminishes it. Studies have shown that those who exercise have additional energy and cognitive function – both valuable qualities to have while on the job. Many of us sit all day at a desk job – myself included! – and may need a little bit of additional exercise throughout the day to help wake us up! Additional benefits include getting the blood flowing, boost your metabolism, and aide with overall fat burn. Sounds like a win-win for you and your employer! Here are some quick exercises where you can easily burn some extra calories throughout the day while still getting your job done at work. Bike to Work If you live close enough, why not ride your bike...

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Best and Worst Food at McDonald’s

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Best and Worst Food at McDonald’s

Americans spend more money on fast food than on books, newspapers, magazines, music, and movies combined! 41% of adults eat at fast food restaurants at least weekly, and over 25% of Americans consume fast food every day. McDonald’s is the fastest growing fast food chain with over 33,000 locations in 19 countries and boasts annual profits of more than $21 billion. With more and people choosing to eat at McDonald’s on a regular basis, I can’t help but wonder how it’s affecting people’s overall health. McDonald’s Mission to be Healthier “It started with you. Moms and dads are trying hard to get their kids to be more nutrition-minded. We listened. That’s why our popular Happy Meals will have fewer calories and include a side of fruit. It’s why our Chicken McNuggets now have less sodium. And why our national communications...

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Love of Food versus Not Getting Fat

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes, Twinkie | Comments Off on Love of Food versus Not Getting Fat

More fun and totally random health related pictures. You are welcome. 1. I think a lot of people can relate to this. 2. If only more Doctor’s gave such a prescription. 3. Those cups keep gettin’ bigger and bigger, don’t they?! 4. Irony. 5. Medical Doctors have a business to run – please get/stay sick now! 6. I loved this :) 7. Still trying to reach your health goals? Those dreams take work. Good ‘ol hard work. 8. Pregnancy Fail. 9. You deserve to be HEALTHY and HAPPY. Eating healthy and exercising is worth it. I promise. 10. Diet Fail. Oh, this is another reason why I don’t believe in rewarding yourself with junk. Which picture was your favorite? 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 Walking

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Fitness | Comments Off on Health Benefits of Walking

Walking has plenty of health benefits – which is great news for those of you who can’t or don’t want to run! Check out this great infographic explaining the many health benefits of walking!   Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Health Benefits of Magnesium

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Health Benefits of Magnesium

In order to remain youthful, healthy, and energetic, you should really try to know the facts about magnesium. This incredible information can even save your life! If you fail to get the required quantities of magnesium, your aging process will start to accelerate. The interesting thing here is that the signs of magnesium deficiency are almost identical to those which are seen in your old age which include clogged arteries, increased heart attack risk, predisposition to diabetes, osteoporosis, insulin resistance and irregular heart rate. The facts about magnesium reveal that you are not receiving enough magnesium! In fact, almost seventy five percent of individuals in the United States & other western countries consume much less magnesium than required. Specially, the older, are at much greater risk of magnesium deficiency with every 2 in 3 consuming less than seventy five...

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Skinny Twinkie’s New Logo!!!

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Skinny Twinkie’s New Logo!!!

We finally have an official Skinny Twinkie logo! Well, I couldn’t decide on which one to use, since I love all of ’em! I plan on rotating them on our social media sites every now and again, just to switch things up ;) Typographic Logo #1 Typographic Logo #2 Graphic Logo #1 Graphic Logo #2  If you are looking for a professional quality logo for your business, I highly recommend working with DESIGN by lindsay kay to help you get the logo that you want. I had the pleasure of working with her on our logo, and I promise that you won’t be disappointed! :) 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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