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Deprived? Puh-lease!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Nutrition, Twinkie | Comments Off on Deprived? Puh-lease!

I always think it’s funny when people think that I’m “deprived” when I tell them that I’ve completely ditched soda and sugary sweets. I just don’t understand how my taste buds could possibly be deprived when I’m eating such delicious food (see below)! 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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Raspberry Lemonade

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Beverages, Recipes | Comments Off on Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade made the way it was supposed to be: with real fruit. Ingredients:  8 cups cold Water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice 2 cups fresh Raspberries 3 drops Liquid Stevia (or more – “to taste”) Instructions: Step 1) Blend the fresh raspberries (I used some of the 8 cups of water, which helped blend the raspberries). Step 2) Combine the water, lemon juice, blended raspberries, and drops of stevia (add more if needed). Notes:  I’ve been looking for a healthy raspberry lemonade recipe and all that I could find were recipes that involved a lot of white sugar or powdered raspberry flavoring – seriously??? I wanted the real stuff! I decided to take things into my own hands, and just made my own raspberry lemonade. This recipe tastes so amazing since I used real ingredients; fresh lemons...

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How To Choose A Healthy Nut Butter

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on How To Choose A Healthy Nut Butter

There are so many different kinds of nut butters to choose from! So, which one should you choose? You need to look deeper than an “All Natural” label, as you’ll see here in this short video clip I made at the grocery store:  There is a big difference in nutritional quality between the Stir and No-Stir peanut butter! 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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Cause of Most Chronic Diseases

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Cause of Most Chronic Diseases

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”  ~Mike Adams We only have one body, we might as well take good care of it. I suggest learning how to read food labels so you can avoid toxic ingredients, and learn how to cook food at home. In addition to providing your body with the nutrients it needs, start an exercise program and stick to it. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean eating well and exercising until you reach weight loss or a particular goal. Living a healthy lifestyle means you eat healthy and exercise regularly because this is just what you do. It’s a way of life. Living a healthy lifestyle will yield positive results. Eat real food. Exercise regularly. Problem Solved. Feel free...

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Confessions Of A {Pregnant} Certified Personal Trainer

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Pregnancy, Twinkie | 5 comments

I am 28 weeks (7 months) pregnant now, and I’m officially in the third trimester! Since beginning my journey to becoming a first time momma, I thought I would share some of my “confessions” with you… Confessions of a {Pregnant} Certified Personal Trainer 1. Before I became pregnant, I would always wonder why women didn’t exercise during their pregnancy. It’s an important time in life and exercise is still needed! Well, since becoming pregnant, I finally get it. During pregnancy, women are tired. Actually, exhausted is probably a better word to describe how tired women are during pregnancy. On top of that, many pregnant women experience nausea or other difficulties. For me, I would start my workout, feel nauseous, keep working out anyways, and then I would experience some painful cramping in my side. After speaking with my Midwife regarding my concerns...

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The “Fat Burning Zone”

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Fitness, Weight Loss | Comments Off on The “Fat Burning Zone”

If you’re primary fitness goal right now is to lose weight (fat), it’s time to listen up! The “Fat Burning Zone” Years ago, many fitness experts believed that if you wanted to burn the most body fat, you need to just do moderate intensity exercises for long periods of time. It’s true that exercising in certain heart rate zones will allow you to burn more calories from fat in a workout, but we know that moderate intensity endurance workouts isn’t the only key to fat loss, otherwise every long distance runner would have very low body fat – which just isn’t the case. The body will burn more calories from fat during low to moderate intensity exercises (Zone Two: 80% – 85% of Heart Rate Max). However, you burn more calories overall in higher intensity exercises (Zone Three: 86%...

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Winner of The Smoothies Bible!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Winners | Comments Off on Winner of The Smoothies Bible!

Congratulations Shaunda E.! Our lucky reader just won a copy of the book The Smoothies Bible Second Edition by Pat Crocker! 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 Twinkie(at)SkinnyTwinkie(dot)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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Health Benefits and Sources of Vitamin D

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Health Benefits and Sources of Vitamin D

A lot of people are Vitamin D  deficient without ever realizing it. I thought I’d share some of the top health benefits associated with this essential nutrient as well as provide you with a list of the top sources of Vitamin D that you can obtain naturally. Different Types of Vitamin D There are two types of vitamin D – D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). Health Benefits of Vitamin D • Helps provide calcium balance in the body, which is essential in preventing osteoporosis or arthritis. • Recent research has shown that those who receive high amounts of vitamin D have a lower risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes later on in life. • Aids in insulin secretion, regulates blood pressure,  reduces stress and tension, relieves muscle spasms, helps fight depression, and  reduces respiratory infections. • Boosts the immune system and helps the body naturally fight...

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