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Why You Should Have Fermented Cod Liver Oil Every Day

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Nutrition | 0 comments

You may have heard about fermented cod liver oil, but you may not know about the many health benefits that are associated with this superfood. Yes, a superfood! I don’t like to throw that word around, but when it comes to fermented cod liver oil, “superfood” is the best way to describe this stuff. Well, that and the fact that it tastes pretty nasty, but let’s first talk about the benefits, shall we? ;) Why Fermented Cod Liver Oil? Why not eat plant sources that contain vitamin A? Well, still eat those, of course! But I prefer to get my vitamin A through fermented cod liver oil for several reasons: Fermented cod liver oil is one of the best (highly concentrated) sources of vitamins A and D, which are both need to assimilate minerals and other vitamins in the body. In...

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Healthy Holiday Detox

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Holiday, Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

It’s easy to indulge in not-so-healthy foods during the holidays. I get it. We can’t eat perfectly all of the time, so here are some strategies to help you detox after the holidays. Reduce Bloating BREAKFAST: Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast with a little bit of peanut butter. This is a bit of a diuretic, which helps you remove excess water from the body and kidneys. This will help you feel better on the inside and the outside! THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Blend together:  3 cups of melon (any melon), 2 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut water. Drink this throughout the day to help flush excess sodium out of your body, which reduces stomach bloating. Rebalance Blood Sugar LUNCH: Enjoy lentil soup for lunch to give your body a break from all of the very high-glycemic foods and beverages that are enjoyed during...

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How to Buy Healthy Food at Costco

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

I love going to Costco! There are so many great healthy options to choose from (and at a GREAT price!) BUT – There are plenty of food choices to avoid! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Garlic’s Health Benefits

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Featured, Natural Solutions, Nutrition | 0 comments

Every Fall and Winter I increase my garlic intake because it is one of the best ways to boost your immune system to prevent sickness – and if you’re already sick – it’s one of the best ways to quickly recover and feel better! I’ll make homemade pesto or spaghetti and use a lot of garlic (but not so much that you don’t like the meal!) or I do “garlic shots” by mincing raw garlic and putting it in a shot glass or small cup with water and drink it quickly! It’s a quick and easy way to consume raw garlic without having to eat or taste it! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Never Assume

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Breakfasts, Nutrition, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Never assume your kid won’t like something. I was surprised that my daughter LOVED plain yogurt! It took ME a while to get used to the taste (compared to the flavored variety), but she loved it from the start! Ditch the sugary yogurt or processed cereals and start giving yourself and family REAL food!!! PS- organic whole milk PLAIN yogurt (or as my daughter likes to call it “Yo Yo!”) is a great way to get healthy probiotics in your body to improve your gut health. This is necessary – especially if you’ve had antibiotics! Happy healing my friends!!! :)     Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Stop KILLING Your Co-Workers With This Crap! SERIOUSLY!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Nutrition, Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

No really…STOP!!! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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“Eat Fat, Lose Fat” Book Review

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

I recently discovered the book, “Eat Fat, Lose Fat” – and it seriously blew my mind! Here’s why: -This book simplifies which fats are healthy and which ones you should avoid. It also provides plenty of references to reputable studies! -Provides plenty of reasons why your body NEEDS fat – and plenty of it, too. -Explains why healthy fats WON’T make you fat. In fact, it will explain why it will help you LOSE fat – and keep it off! -I’ll discuss how I have personally benefited from increasing the amount of healthy fats into my diet. Let’s just say I have been pleasantly surprised :) FYI – I bought the book, “Eat Fat, Lose Fat” for myself…no sponsorship here! These are my own thoughts and opinions of the book :) “Eat Fat, Lose Fat” Book Review   Feel...

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Vitamins Cheat Sheet {Infographic}

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

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Rewind The Future

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Nutrition, Parenting | 0 comments

This is a must-see video, especially for parents. Kids can be picky eaters, but that doesn’t mean we allow them to eat whatever junk food that they want. Why? Because eating habits start at a young age. And when it comes to your kid’s eating habits, it can be the difference between life and death someday. Seriously. Please watch this powerful video below: Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Why You Should Ditch the Vanilla Extract For Vanilla Bean Powder

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

In this video I share with you why I have ditched the Vanilla Extract for Vanilla Bean Powder! Here is where I bought my vanilla bean powder: http://www.vanillaqueen.com/ (and no, I am not sponsored by them or getting paid for this video in any way). Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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