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Krill Oil versus Fish Oil

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Krill Oil versus Fish Oil

Krill oil and fish oil are two of the most popular omega-3 supplements today. Check out this infographic, which shows the differences between krill oil and fish oil. Find out which one is for you, and don’t forget to share this helpful information with your family and friends! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Best and Worst Food at Panera Bread

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Best and Worst Food at Panera Bread

When you (occasionally) eat out, it’s important for you to understand what the best option is at the place you are eating. Best Food at Panera Bread You have plenty of healthy choices at Panera Bread, you just need to know which ones you should choose and which ones you should pass up. Here’s a couple of healthier items that you may want to consider the next time you choose to eat out. Tuna Salad on Honey Wheat – Full If you are looking for a yummy sandwich without all the guilt, this is it! Calories: 470 Total Fat: 16 g Protein: 19 g Sodium: 980 mg Carbohydrates: 65 g Fiber: 5 g Smoked Turkey Breast on Country – Full You can have a whole sandwich for 420 calories (unlike others, where you would have to order a half sized to...

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Healthiest Fats and Oils

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Nutrition | 1 comment

Fats and oils can be either really bad for you or they can actually be really good for you – You just need to learn which ones to choose to incorporate in your diet. Oh, and when I say “diet”, I really mean how you choose to eat for the rest of your life. Your Body Needs Fat A lot of people don’t realize that your body needs fats and oils, and if you pick the right type, it can be extremely beneficial for your health. Your body needs fat! Good fat helps to protect and hold your organs in place, such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. Fat helps insulate and regulate body heat, helps your brain function properly, and initiates a hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK), which contributes to satiety (helps you feel full). Now that you know...

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Treatments for Dry Skin

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in Natural Solutions | Comments Off on Treatments for Dry Skin

There are several reasons you can end up with  dry skin. Depending on the severity of your dry skin, you can end up with the ever annoying itchy skin or sadly suffer from cracks and bleeding skin. I’ve listed some some easy ways you can naturally treat your dry skin, and if you have cracked or dry skin…please act sooner rather than later. Lather up Dry skin can be easily relieved by lotion or aloe vera gel (known fact, right? Read on…). Lotion is an immediate relief to dry skin, but it doesn’t necessarily resolve the underlying issue. It’s important to find a lotion that is all natural and paraben-free. The only way to know if your lotion of choice is really safe is to read the labels. Stay Hydrated A sign of dehydration is dry skin, so be sure to...

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I want to be Deprived of…

Posted by on Aug 9, 2010 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 3 comments

A lot of people wonder why I am even trying to be healthier.  People will actually wonder why I am making a conscious effort to change some bad eating habits of mine. Hey, I am not perfect with my eating and exercising habits.  I am not claiming to be perfect, but I DO want to try my hardest to improve my overall Health.  My question to those who question my motives is “Why not?” There really isn’t anything to lose by improving your health, except for maybe a couple of things you just don’t want anyways. “Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.” -Jill Johnson I want to be deprived of Poor Health, Lethargy, and excess Fat! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+,...

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10 Reasons why you’re STILL overweight…

Posted by on Jul 29, 2010 in Weight Loss | 12 comments

1) You think “Fat Free” or “Sugar Free” means that it is “Healthy” Marketing campaigns know that we are all trying to be healthier, and they are doing everything they can to sell you their product in an angle that makes you think their product makes the cut. They aren’t trying to make their products healthier. What does this all boil down to? The companies just want to make money, and the only way to make money is if you buy their product –whether it’s good for you or not. Read the labels and ingredients and start learning how to understand what they really mean. It’s almost guaranteed that if something it marketed as “Fat Free” or “Sugar Free”, they are using dangerous replacements which usually end up being worse for you than the actual fat or sugar. Most...

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The many Health Benefits of Salmon

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Health, Nutrition | 2 comments

Nutrition and Health Benefits The American Heart Association recommends at least 2 servings of fish per week. Now, I know why… This fish is packed with a lot of healthy and beneficial nutrients! Salmon is not only low in calories, but it is also a great source of  important and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids (helps with the immune system,circulatory systems, and helps prevent unwanted inflammation) , B6,  B12, Niacin (processes fats in the body and lowers cholesterol), tryptophan (an amino acid which helps reduce headaches and even help stop cravings for unecessary amounts of carbohydrates and sweets),  Selenium, High in Vitamin D (an entire day’s worth!), Magnesium, and of course…protein! Wild or Farmed Salmon? Many don’t even bother to ask this question or understand the difference between the two, so I have to bring this up! Defintely go for the...

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Crunches…not for everyone?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Fitness | 3 comments

Do crunches really make you have a flat stomach? Well, it depends. Let’s be Honest… If you have a lot of excess fat in your stomach area, I would say no, and I don’t recommend doing crunches- at least not just yet. What happens when you do crunches is that your stomach muscles get bigger. Think back to those guys at the gym who do weight training. Are they getting bigger or smaller in the area that they are working out and lifting muscles for? Same works with your stomach, so with those stomach muscles getting bigger, your stomach tends to stick out more. The good news is… So how do you get the excess fat away so you can see your sexy abs that you know are there somewhere? Cardiovascular exercise. Do cardio on a regular basis, such...

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