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Happy Labor Day!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Holiday | Comments Off on Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone! Today is the day to celebrate the last of Summer and the first of the Fall – however you look at it, there’s usually lots of parties to attend! We all know that social gatherings can provide some unhealthy food that’s loaded with calories. Is your Labor Day celebration strategy going to be… A) Eat whatever you want, and exercise more to burn the extra calories off! or… B) Eat like an angel! or… C) Other (please explain) Tell me what you plan on doing to prevent weight gain and still enjoy the holiday! 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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Feel Young, No Matter What Birthday You are Celebrating

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Feel Young, No Matter What Birthday You are Celebrating

Today is my birthday! It’s also the first time in a long time where I truly feel that “age is just a number”. Why? Well, I have really been focused on my health this past year. I exercise on a regular basis and I eat extremely healthy. The results? I feel younger than I have felt in years! As a birthday present for myself, I decided to start out my day with a great cardio workout. For breakfast, I had my favorite post-workout shake, and enjoyed the day with my hubby. Happy Birthday to me! How to Feel Younger  If you want to feel young, you have to be young. What does that really mean? Exercise. The secret to eternal youth is exercise, and I believe that far too many people underestimate the power of regular exercise. Why else...

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Eat Healthy when Traveling

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Eat Healthy when Traveling

Whether you are planning a fun family vacation this year, or just going on a business trip, here’s some healthy snacks that won’t make you gain weight while you are on the road or in the air. A lot of these suggestions are geared toward road trips, since they will require you to have a cooler, but a lot of these will work for travel days at the airport as well! Sandwiches Nut Butters – I can’t help but love Almond Butter and Creamed Honey Sandwiches! What about Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches? You can make these sandwiches ahead of time on whole wheat bread, and keep it in an air tight container until you are ready to enjoy. They can get a little messy, especially with kids, so make sure you bring something to clean up with afterwards....

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How Miranda Kerr got back into shape after Baby

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in New Mom | Comments Off on How Miranda Kerr got back into shape after Baby

Miranda Kerr just had a baby in January, and just a couple of months later, she is already back to work…as a Super Model. How Miranda Kerr shaped up after Baby How did Miranda get back into shape? First of all, Miranda Kerr was already in great shape before she became pregnant, so her goal was to return to her pre-pregnancy weight, not some ideal weight she only hoped to be. She had an obtainable goal, which she knew since she has already been there. Here’s how Miranda Kerr was able to get back into shape after giving birth to her baby boy Flynn: What we can learn from Miranda Kerr: 1) Eat Healthy! 2) Breastfeed, if you can. 3) Exercise is important, but don’t over do it. For more information, feel free to check out to learn...

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Mandisa from American Idol lost 120 lbs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Mandisa from American Idol lost 120 lbs

Since her stunt on American Idol, what has been the biggest change for Mandisa? She doesn’t mention fame or money, but she does talk about her dramatic weight loss! Motivation for Weight Loss Motivation to lose excess weight comes in a variety of forms. It can be for a specific health goal, such as lowering cholesterol levels, or it could be just to look and feel better. For Mandisa, motivation to lose weight came from Simon Cowell. Let’s be honest, Simon is a great businessman, but he can be quite the jerk sometimes. He made some pretty harsh comments about Mandisa’s weight when she was on American Idol, which was a major motivation for Mandisa to finally lose the weight. I think that it’s great that she lost the extra weight, since it has such a huge benefit to...

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How Doutzen Kroes Shaped up after Baby

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Fitness, New Mom, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on How Doutzen Kroes Shaped up after Baby

The Supermodel Doutzen Kroes just had her baby boy in January of 2011, and now just eight weeks later, she is back to work and even in a bikini at the beach. How does she do it? I’ll give you a hint: It doesn’t happen by accident! Supermodels must sweat it out at the gym, too! When talking about her body, Doutzen says she has to work very hard for it. Supermodel’s Workout So what does a 5′ 9″ Supermodel do to keep her figure in check ? “. . . I have to work hard, go to the gym, do boxing, jump rope, Pilates workouts . . . I do a mix of a lot of things because I think my body needs the workouts to stay lean.” – Doutzen Krous In previous articles, Doutzen has shared that...

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Don’t Stay Down

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Skinny Tips & Quotes, Weight Loss | 1 comment

I’m not perfect. You aren’t perfect. Nobody is perfect. And it’s OK that we aren’t perfect when it comes to our eating and exercise habits. Becoming healthier  is a process…a Journey. We can’t let one weak moment ruin our efforts. You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. -Unknown Author Just because you indulged in that one small piece of chocolate, doesn’t mean that you have to continue eating unhealthy food for the remainder of the day. That one piece of chocolate isn’t the problem. It’s the mentality of “I already messed up, so I might as well have another piece of cake” that will get you into trouble. The same concept goes with exercise. Just because you missed a day at the gym, doesn’t mean that you should consider the week a total loss. Did...

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Jenna Fischer’s Weight Struggle

Posted by on Feb 5, 2011 in Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Jenna Fischer’s Weight Struggle

Hollywood has a serious emphasis on being “thin” rather than being “healthy”. I know that my website’s name is “Skinny Twinkie”, but please know that I believe that the emphasis should be more about health rather than being “thin”. Please, let me explain… Jenna Fischer, who is one of the star’s of the hit comedy show The Office, explains that Hollywood’s focus on weight is no laughing matter. Hollywood’s Pressure to be Thin When the average person gains a couple of pounds, nobody seems to notice. You get to take your time working off the extra weight, right? What about when you are a famous Hollywood star? Apparently, when you are in Hollywood, gaining a couple of pounds ends up being a pretty big deal. “In a normal job, if you gain or lose a few pounds, it’s no...

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