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5 Lucky Winners!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2011 in Contests, Winners | 1 comment

Congratulations to our five lucky readers: •Melissa McNicol •JennK •GiantSis •heather c •ErinCook Our winners just won an autographed copy of The Skinny Rules: The 101 Secrets Every Skinny Girl Knows by Molly Morgan, RD, CDN.! Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Please contact and provide your mailing address so we can send your prize directly to you. If you do not send an email to us within 48 hours after this announcement, we will choose another winner. 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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Win Autographed Copy of The Skinny Rules!

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 30 comments

Five lucky readers will receive an autographed copy of The Skinny Rules: The 101 Secrets Every Skinny Girl Knows by Molly Morgan, RD, CDN.! In The Skinny Rules book, you will learn the “Rules”, which are tips and tricks that you need to know so you too can get the body you want – in a healthy way! Check out some of the Skinny Rules: • Skinny Rule #10 – Opt for Fast Food over Restaurants. You will learn when to choose fast food over eating at a restaurant, and why it may be a healthier option when you aren’t able to eat at home! • Skinny Rule #28 – Play the Pounds Away. Learn how to think like a kid and enjoy exercise again! • Skinny Rule #47 – Don’t judge a food by it’s Package. Learn how...

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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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The Most Dangerous Diets

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on The Most Dangerous Diets

There are so many diets out there; it’s hard to choose which one is right for you. I’ve noticed that, in general, diets can be classified into “types”. I’ve listed a couple of these diet types to avoid. Why? They are among the most dangerous diets out there; and chances are, you are on one of them right now. The Junk Food Diet There are plenty of unhealthy ways to lose weight, and a Junk Food Diet is one of the worst ways you can lose weight. The concept is simple. As long as you consume fewer calories, you can eat unhealthy food and still lose weight. A fairly new diet is the Ice Cream diet.  The rationalization is that ice cream is a dairy product and has calcium in it. If you have enough calcium you won’t store extra...

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Kourtney Kardashian Loses 45 Pounds after Pregnancy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Fitness, New Mom, Nutrition, Weight Loss | 1 comment

Kourtney Kardashian had her baby boy in December of 2009, where she gained a total of 45 pounds. She has spent all year losing the weight, and without any surgery! Kourtney shares her tips and tricks inside OK! Magazine. Small Changes = Big Results Kourtney focuses on eating small, healthy meals every 2 hours such as Salmon and Brown Rice. Eating every couple of hours is a great way to stay healthy without feeling hungry all of the time. It’s how I personally maintain, or even lose, my weight! Kourtney does admit though, that she does have a daily splurge of a cookie or a mini doughnut. She now knows that it’s all about having one or two rather than eating the whole box! Kourtney now weighs 95 pounds, which is not an unhealthy weight considering how short she is!...

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Kim Kardashian loses 10 lbs in 2 weeks

Posted by on Jan 1, 2011 in Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Kim Kardashian loses 10 lbs in 2 weeks

Kim Kardashian has put on some weight since she started to live in New York City a couple of months ago. According to the latest issue of Life & Style Magazine, Kim Kardashian was able to lose 10 lbs in just 2 weeks! Kim Kardashian goes Old School She was able to lose the extra weight by some good old fashioned exercise! She kicked up her routine by doing lots of cardio, weight lifting, and even an intense boot camp routine. Kim Kardashian said “My mom always taught us, like, no matter if you’re skinny, no matter if you’re fit, you always need cardio. Go on walks. Walk on the treadmill. Run. You need stuff to get your heart healthy.” I am proud of Kim for hitting the gym to shed her extra weight! Kim Kardashian’s Diet Kim is...

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Never forget this Important Habit!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Fitness, Weight Loss | 4 comments

Working out on a regular basis is more than a way to lose or maintain weight. It’s a way of life. Regular Exercise Working out on a regular basis helps with many things. I will briefly discuss some of the many health benefits of working out on a regular basis: •Drops  Insulin levels -High Insulin levels are dangerous since it is the root cause of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, etc. Cardiovascular Exercise is a natural way to lower your Insulin levels. •Treats Type 2 Diabetes – A couple of the possible side-effects of Diabetes is Heart Disease and Kidney Disease. Both are very serious conditions, and exercising on a regular basis (including a healthy diet) can greatly reduce the chances of having Diabetes. •Lowers Blood Pressure – If you have High Blood Pressure, you are at risk for...

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