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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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The most important advice on weight loss you’ll ever receive…

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Twinkie, Weight Loss | 0 comments

I was thinking about my followers and wondered how I can help you really achieve your ideal body weight. I can provide you great information about Interval Training or talk about avoiding sugar…but I felt like something more needed to be said.  This message is short, sweet, and simple. Yet, it’s quite profound. Once you have this figured out, everything else will fall into place. The most important advice on weight loss you’ll ever receive. I will continue to spread this message and educating others on health – I believe that both work hand-in-hand. I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a question or comment below :) Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Featured, Weight Loss | 0 comments

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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“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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How To Lose Weight Without Trying

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

While calorie counting might work for some people, a lot of people don’t like to feel that they are on a diet or they might not have time to exercise, but if you are keen to lose weight, there are numerous ways you can do it without even trying. Drink Water Water is a great for keeping the body hydrated throughout the day and it will also help to promote a healthy complexion, however, water is also effective at curbing the appetite. Have a glass of water before each meal then you won’t want to eat as much and you’ll feel fuller sooner. Exercise A lot of people live sedentary lifestyles. Their jobs often mean sitting at a desk all day and their might not be much opportunity to exercise after work either. Try to make exercise part of...

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Eating Low-Glycemic Vegetables For Weight Loss

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Many people are not aware that there are actually plenty of health benefits of eating low-glycemic vegetables. In addition, adding in more low-glycemic vegetables can help you to lose weight, and finally put you on the fast track to shedding those extra pounds effortlessly. Furthermore, for those that have certain health conditions like diabetes, following a low glycemic type of diet will be crucial. In today’s modern diet, many of us are facing obesity, and it tends to be rising in even our children. That is due to the fact that not everyone is aware of the many health benefits they could be receiving simply with a few tweaks to their own diets. With that said, we are actually talking about taking a closer look at the health benefits of eating low-glycemic vegetables. For many people they are not...

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Weight Loss Blogger Brooke Birmingham Finally Getting Bikini Photo Published in Shape Magazine

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

What Major Weight Loss REALLY Looks Like 170 Pound Weight Loss Results…Not Good Enough? Brooke Birmingham lost 170 pounds over the years doing Weight Watchers, and she has a popular blog to chronicle her weight loss journey and health tips. Shape Magazine online reached out to her to do a story. Long story short, the freelance writer for Shape said that she needed to provide a different “after” photo…one with a shirt. Brooke refused to do the story if she couldn’t share her “after” picture that shows what major weight loss REALLY looks like (without the skin removal surgery). Here’s some of what she had to say on her website: If anything, the should want my picture on their site. My body is real, not photoshopped or hidden because I feel like I should be ashamed. This is a...

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Dr. Oz’ May Diet

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

Lose 10 Pounds in 1 Month If you are a fan of Dr. Oz, you have probably already heard about his “May Diet” where he promises 10 pounds of weight loss in just one month. First, let’s learn a little bit about what results you can expect from Dr. Oz’ May Diet: Eliminate Excess Water Weight According to Dr. Oz, about half of that will be water weight. He goes on to explain that most people eat too many carbohydrates in their diet, which results in excess water weight being held in the body. For every 1 pound of extra carbohydrates that your  body stores, you are carrying an additional 4 pounds of water weight. The May Diet provided by Dr. Oz is not surprisingly low carb for this reason. Shed Unwanted Fat In addition to removing excess water weight, you...

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How Tamera Mowry-Housley Got Her Pre-Baby Body Back

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

It took about a year for Tamera Mowry-Housley to get back in shape after having her baby, and she’s happy with her results! How Tamera Mowry-Housley Dropped 48 Pounds It’s pretty simple, really. Tamera eliminated 500 calories a day from her diet, eating mostly healthy foods, and exercised 5 days a week. “I don’t believe in cutting everything out…you’ll go crazy! I did 80% healthy and clean, and 20% whatever I wanted” -Tamera Mowry-Housley The celeb currently weighs 127 pounds, which is 3 pounds less than her pre-pregnancy weight. Personally, I think her weight loss strategy was a fantastic example of how to lose weight after having a baby. She didn’t rush her weight loss. Tamera just focused on a healthy lifestyle of eating the right foods and exercising – but nothing extreme. Love it! It’s realistic for most (or all!) new moms, and shows...

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How Khloe Kardashian Dropped 30 Pounds

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

Khloe Kardashian Makes Fitness a Priority Recently, Khloe Kardashian dropped 30 pounds by “killing it in the gym.” According to Khloe’s personal trainer,Gunnar Peterson, he told  E! Online that the 29 year old Kardashian beauty has been working very hard in the gym three or four times a week to lose those 30 pounds. Khloe has been doing a mix of strength training sessions, boxing circuits, and medicine-ball workouts to get into shape.  “I’ve definitely become obsessed with working out! It’s funny, because my weight has always fluctuated — but recently so many people have been saying “you look so good, you’ve lost all this weight.” It’s actually been about a year and a half that I’ve been making a lifestyle change. There’s no quick fix, I would say. I love to box. Boxing is really fun, and it’s such a stress reliever....

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