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Winner of The Clean Plates Cookbook!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Winners | Comments Off on Winner of The Clean Plates Cookbook!

Congratulations Life of a Las Vegas Mom! Our lucky reader just won a copy of the book The Clean Plates Cookbook by Jared Koch and Jill Silverman Hough! Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Watch for our email! It will come from Twinkie(at)SkinnyTwinkie(dot)com, and we will need you to provide us with your mailing address so we can have your prize sent directly to you. If you do not reply back to us within 48 hours after our email, we will have to choose another winner. Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Win a Copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Giveaways | Comments Off on Win a Copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook!

Win it! One lucky reader of ours will win a copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook by Jared Koch and Jill Silverman Hough (Total Value of $20.00). The Clean Plates Cookbook The Clean Plates Cookbook offers sensible, sustainable, and healthful home cooking for anyone interested in integrating good foods into their lives. It shows readers how to shop for the best ingredients no matter what their diet (omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans can all “eat clean”) and how to prepare food that’s simple and delicious. Tips and inspiration from chefs and nutrition experts appear throughout the book, and the invaluable resources section breaks down the recipes by category and offers more of his clear and useful shopping guides. Clean eating is anything but boring: recipes cover beverages, breakfasts, snacks, inventive entrées, and desserts with things like Quinoa Carrot Muffins, Cracked Wheat Sushi,Wild Mushroom...

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How To Eat Healthy

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on How To Eat Healthy

A lot of people have the goal to “eat healthy”. Problem is, most people don’t really know what that means. Here’s a simple guide to help you learn how you can eat healthier today! FYI – Please click on the links within each paragraph…it will help you understand the concept and point you in the right direction.  Unhealthy “Health” Food Low calories foods mean healthy food, right? Wrong. There are a lot of low calorie snacks out there, such as 100 calorie oreo snack packs. Are these low calorie? Yes. Are they healthy? No. The main goal of those low calorie snacks is portion control, not health. Yes, you can lose weight if you eat these snacks in moderation, but you aren’t necessarily eating healthy, nor are you putting nutrient dense food into your body. To stay satisfied longer,...

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Benefits of Interval Training

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Fitness, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Benefits of Interval Training

We all know that exercise is essential for controlling blood sugar, normalizing insulin levels, and getting or staying in shape. There are different techniques that can help you exercise, and Interval Training is one of them. What is Interval Training? Rather than just doing cardiovascular exercise, Interval Training is a type of physical training which involves bursts of high intensity work and then followed by periods of lower intense workouts. Interval Training can be used with different types of exercise methods, such as running, stair climbing or cycling. Most adults should be able to handle this type of exercise, but if you have a known heart condition, you should see a doctor (cardiologist) first to give you the clear to start incorporating Interval Training into your exercise routine. How to Incorporate Interval Training During your Exercise: 1)  Choose an...

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Ricki Lake: From size 24 to size 4

Posted by on Jan 14, 2011 in Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss | 1 comment

Without surgery, Ricki Lake went from a size 24 to a healthier size 4. If it wasn’t with surgery, how did she do it? Her tips are something you can do yourself if you are trying to get down to a healthier weight. Big-Boned or Overweight? At her heaviest, Ricki weighed a total of 260 pounds. She managed to lose 110 pounds when she started to host her own TV show, and she maintained her weight of 150 pounds for 15 years.  Due to her weight, Ricki always thought she was just a big-boned girl. After her final pounds dropped, she realized she wasn’t the big-boned girl she once thought she was. “I’ve realized that my bones are a lot smaller than I thought.” -Ricki Lake How Ricki Lake lost the last 30 pounds You don’t need surgery, you...

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Drew Carey’s Weight Loss Success

Posted by on Jan 8, 2011 in Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Drew Carey’s Weight Loss Success

Tipping the Scales Drew Carey’s feet were hurting so much while hosting for The Price Is Right, he sometimes had to resort to using a cane. Carey weighed 260 pounds and confessed that at one point he was afraid to step on the scale. Carey stated that he didn’t want to live trying to reach a certain number on the scale, but he wants to live to be healthy. Carey has the right idea, by saying he is choosing to “live to be healthy”. I couldn’t agree with him more! Motivated to Make a Change Drew Carey admitted to Parade, “I always thought I was going to die before I was 60”, which is no surprise Carey thought this since his father died of a heart attack when he was just in his 40’s. Carey decided he needed to make some big changes in...

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Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Loses 40 Pounds

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011 in Fitness, Health, New Mom, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Loses 40 Pounds

Pregnancy Weight Gain During Kendra’s pregnancy, her diet became a “free for all”. ” I had no boundaries. I just ate, ate, ate. I just said, ‘This is my time, these are my nine months, I can just have fun, how big can I really get?’ Sixty pounds! I gained 60 pounds!”  -Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett After giving birth to her son in December 2009, Kendra soon tried to lose the extra weight. Kendra, at only 5’4″, went from weighing only 105 pounds to reaching her maximum weight of 165 pounds after pregnancy. For someone with such a petite frame, it was no wonder that Kendra was shocked that she had gained so much extra weight in just 9 months. Kendra’s “After” Photo: How Kendra lost 40 Pounds Kendra credits her weight loss to the following: Eating Healthy – Kendra has...

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Stop Morning Sickness

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Pregnancy | Comments Off on Stop Morning Sickness

You were so excited to get pregnant – that is, until the Morning Sickness crept up on you.  Don’t let the morning sickness ruin the fun of being pregnant. Here are some tips that can help you get rid of that sick feeling… Acupressure– This technique is different from Acupuncture. A huge plus is that there are no needles involved. Acupressure involves working with specific pressure points to relieve the morning sickness. Women who put pressure on the area above the wrist on the inside of the forearm (it’s called the Neiguan or “P6” point) have been shown to help with Morning Sickness. Try this technique several times a day to help with the nausea. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – This technique has some similarities with Acupressure, where you end up tapping on different pressure points on your face, upper...

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