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How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Featured, Weight Loss | Comments Off on How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard it a million times. Coconut oil helps you lose weight. I’m sure you’ve wondered how 120 calories per tablespoon of saturated fat can help you lose weight. No worries, let me explain…  Why Coconut Oil? In 1998, Researchers at McGill University found that MCFA’s (the main type of fat found in coconut oil) actually use up energy when metabolized. The amount of energy used by the body to oxidize them is greater than the amount of energy they provide. Coconut oil has a thermogenic effect, which means that it raises the body’s temperature, which boosts your energy levels and metabolic rate.  Simply put, coconut oil acts as a weight loss agent by helping you burn more calories throughout the day! How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss One of the best ways for you to reach your ideal body...

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How to Buy Healthy Food at Costco

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on How to Buy Healthy Food at Costco

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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Why I Wear Natural Makeup

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Beauty, Featured | Comments Off on Why I Wear Natural Makeup

Did you know that the average woman who wears makeup puts on roughly 100 toxic ingredients on their face every day? WOAH. That’s a lot of toxic ingredients going on your skin! Many of those toxins are linked to hormone disruption and even cancer. Not worth it. That’s why I buy NATURAL makeup. It took me a long time to find natural makeup that looks great on me. No, it’s not gonna make me look like a super model – and that’s OK. It helps me be the best version of ME. :) I use mascara by @josiemarancosmetics and my concealer, tinted moisturizer, powder, and eye shadows are from @100percentpure. My lip balm is organic peppermint by Dr. Bronner’s.   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 | Comments Off on Garlic’s Health Benefits

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 | Comments Off on Never Assume

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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The only bad workout…

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Featured, Fitness, Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on The only bad workout…

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Modern Medicine

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Health, Natural Solutions, Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Modern Medicine

I am not against science, technology, or any advancements in the medical field. However, I am pro natural remedies because I know that they are effective. I have seen them work without all of the harmful side effects that comes along with modern medicine. So yeah, now that we have that all clear…enjoy this funny meme I found about modern medicine ;) 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 I Don’t Support PINK Products

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Health, Twinkie | Comments Off on Why I Don’t Support PINK Products

  I don’t support PINK products because most of them are promoting products with harmful ingredients that are known to CAUSE cancer! It just doesn’t make sense to support these companies that cause the same disease that they are trying to “fight”.  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 | Comments Off on Stop KILLING Your Co-Workers With This Crap! SERIOUSLY!

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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Full Body Workout at the Park! Level: Beginner

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Fitness | Comments Off on Full Body Workout at the Park! Level: Beginner

This is a great full body workout for beginners that you can easily do at the park – or just about anywhere! The only “equipment” that I used was the park’s table. In this short video clip, I show you how to do each exercise. 10 Jumping Jacks 5 Step Ups 5 Chair Dips 30 second Plank Repeat this exercise circuit 5 times for the entire full body workout at the park! Full Body Workout at the Park Workout Blooper While I was getting video footage for the above video, my 2 year old daughter decided she wanted to join in on the fun! I do my best to workout regularly – but I never said it would be easy (especially after having kids! haha)  ;) Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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