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Fed Up – Official Movie Trailer

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

You need to watch the Official Movie Trailer for Fed Up…and then you need to watch the full movie…and then you need to ditch processed sugar once and for all. Why? Millions of people are killing themselves through their poor diet choices…and as they say in the movie trailer below, “It’s all preventable”. Fed Up – Official Movie Trailer Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube     Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Eat Less Sugar!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

For better health…eat less refined, processed, and artificial sugars! Craving something sweet? You can enjoy a delicious piece of fruit or make yourself a healthy (and still yummy!) treat. There are plenty of healthy forms of sugar you can use in your kitchen to satisfy your sweet tooth without causing harm to your health. Not sure why refined, processed, and artificial sugars are bad for your health? I suggest reading Twinkie’s Challenge: No Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners. 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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Rethink Your Drink!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Rethink Your Drink! This is such a powerful visual to show you just how much SUGAR is in these popular drinks! As you can see, water has no sugar in it and is clearly the drink of choice! However, if you check out the Kool-Aid Jammers, Citrus Punch, chocolate milk, Red Bull, Extra Large Soda cup (something you’ll easily find at a gas station) and Mountain Dew Soda – so much sugar! Yikes! #JustSayNo Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Healthy Forms of Sugar

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Ditch the refined and processed sugars for a much healthier alternative that will still satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll soon learn that there are plenty of healthy forms of sugar for you to include in your diet! Agave Nectar Agave Nectar has a low glycemic index, allowing for sweetness without the negative side effects of sugar. Agave plants have Saponins, which has anti-inflammatory, immune system-boosting properties, even anti-microbial capability. Agave plants also have Fructans in it, which is believed to help lower cholesterol. Agave plants also have Inulin, which is a carbohydrate that many scientists believe helps with weight loss. Barley Malt Barley Malt comes from sprouted barley that is fermented, and has a sweet (about half as sweet as white sugar) and has a “malt” flavor. Black Strap Molasses  Blackstrap Molasses is a sweetener that has many health benefits associated with it....

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“Low Calorie” doesn’t mean “Healthy”

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Everyone seems to be obsessed with the term “low calorie”. Companies market their product as a “low calorie” meal or snack, which as a result, leads consumers to believe they are buying a healthy product. Unfortunately for us, “low calorie” doesn’t mean that it is “healthy”! This concept is a huge misunderstanding that I would like to clear up for everyone. When Low Calorie doesn’t mean Healthy I went searching for what consumers thought was a great low calorie snack for weight loss. Here are some of the most common low calorie snacks consumers suggested to others, and my suggestions of healthy alternatives. •JELL-O Brand Gelatin and Pudding Snacks- The low calorie snack packs make this product easy to consume on a daily basis, which is concerning once you read the label and see what ingredients are listed in...

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deluxe honeydrop™ Products

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

I am so excited to introduce to you healthy beverages that are new on the market! Since learning about the company’s origins, USDA Certified Organic products using simple yet beneficial ingredients, and learning how I can make my own adorable custom “bee tee”, I have recently become obsessed with this fabulous new company! The company is called deluxe honeydrop™, and I’m sure you are going to fall in love with their products as much as I have. How it all started… Cancer survivor David Luks developed deluxe honeydrop™ during cancer treatments at Sloan Kettering two years ago where he learned about the benefits of an organic lifestyle. With that knowledge, he decided to create a drink from the land, not the lab. I got the idea for honeydrop in the wake of having survived cancer. One day, my nutritionist handed me...

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The Most Dangerous Diets

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

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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Twinkie’s Challenge: No Sugar or Artifical Sweeteners!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Nutrition, Twinkie's Challenge, Weight Loss | 5 comments

This quarter, I challenge you to avoid processed Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners! (You can still have natural sugars found in Fruit, Vegetables, Agave Nectar, Raw Honey, etc). So why would I give you (and myself!) this Challenge? The Harmful Effects of Sugar Processed Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners are really bad for you. But how bad can it be? •Raises insulin levels in the body, which promotes the storage of fats. By storing excess fats, it causes your body to gain weight, and Sugar has been linked to causing Obesity. •Depresses the Immune System. If your body is trying to fight an illness, Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners are only going to make things worse for you by preventing your body to fight back whatever illness it is trying to get rid of. If you want to lower your risk of...

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