How do I stay lean and enjoy myself this Christmas?

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Holidays are never a good time to try and eat healthier than usual.  However there are a few small tricks to eating the holiday foods you love without sacrificing your abs while you do it!   Avoid high fructose corn syrup! Which means avoiding soda/pop, and the mystery fake fruit punch that often shows up at potlucks. (your body will thank you)   Avoid any artificial sweeteners, preservatives or additives.  Anything you eat that is artificial will negatively affect your hormones and cause weight gain. Separate your meal from your desserts.  Many Christmas parties are self serve for food and dessert.  On average a woman can eat 400 calories and a man 600 calories in a single sitting before the body stores the extra as fat. […]

Why should I avoid fast food?

December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Everyone knows fast food is bad for us.  Yet millions eat at fast food restaurants regardless.  I found this video a great reminder why I personally avoid eating fast food.  Enjoy Images provided by:

What should I take If I feel a cold or flu coming on?

December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Catching any type of illness before it fully manifests is always the fastest way to heal up; if you do something about it…  If you start to feel any negative symptoms this winter don’t wait until it is too late. Start off by giving your thyroid a boost with a natural iodine source like kelp or dulse. Kelp:  Helps regulate and stimulate metabolism. binds with radioactive elements to prevent the body from absorbing them. Aids in digestion and respiration. Supports heart and nervous system. Promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails. Contains small amounts of all minerals including trace minerals. Dulse: Reduces stores of fluids and fats. Purifies the blood from the acid effects of a poor diet. Used to prevent fibroids, prostate inflammation, adrenal exhaustion, […]

How do I avoid harmful ingredients in my soap and lotions?

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

  It may seem like a small thing, however the soaps and lotions we apply to our bodies get absorbed very easily through our skin.  Therefor if your lotion or soap has anything but all natural ingredients; you are possibly doing harm to your body without even knowing it. These chemicals have been known to cause hormonal disturbances, weight gain, skin problems and even cancer. Women need to be especially conscious of what is in their makeup products, and hairsprays can be extremely harmful to our lungs.  For a detailed breakdown of what to look for and avoid when shopping: IF you are like me, and you want all natural without having to read fifty different soap labels; consider the “JASON” brand.  I use the […]

An Appetizer That is Nutritious and Delicious!

November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I love finding new ways to eat healthy foods.  Brussels Sprouts are abundant in many nutrients, but not always easy to eat steamed or boiled. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K.  They are a  good source of choline, copper, folate, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and even some omega-3 fatty acids. This video shows a delicious way to make brussels sprouts worthy of being an appetizer!   Images provided by:

A Healthier Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

I Love pumpkin pie!  I especially love a healthy less sugary pumpkin pie which I accomplish by using 4 tbsp of maple syrup and 1/4 tsp of stevia powder. Which is what i replaced the agave syrup in this video with.  I also used organic butter instead of greek yogurt butter.  Hope you enjoy! Come back for more healthy Thanksgiving recipes this week! Images provided by:

Why water can make you lean, and why not all water is equal

November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Our bowel is responsible for eliminating a lot of our waste and toxins, along with absorbing all of our nutrients.  Without adequate water our bowel cannot eliminate properly, leaving fecal matter in your bowel for your body to reabsorb toxins and store them where? In fat! Our bodies store toxins in fat for protections, therefor the more toxic our bodies, the more fat our body will try to keep. Water helps suppress your appetite, transports nutrients throughout body, and assists in the digestive process. Just like with fat, if you do not consume enough water, your body will try to store water for later, causing bloating and uncomfortable water retention. Our muscles are made of 70% water.  If you are dehydrated at all it will affect […]

Tell your body how you want it to look! Part 2

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

          … 4. How our thoughts and beliefs will make or break our physique. Harvard did a study involving 80 cleaning attendants from 7 different hotels.  The ladies were split into two groups: the first group was simply told that the work they do (changing sheets, moving, dusting ect.) burns calories and is good for them.  The second group was told exactly how many calories each individual activity of their work burned, and how beneficial it was for their blood pressure. The results are very interesting! The second group that was told about the calorie burning effects of their daily work all ended up losing a significant amount of weight, lowered their body mass, and decreased their blood pressure. The first group […]

Tell your body how you want it to look!

November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

      Our bodies are constantly adapting to our environments, dietary choices, and above all, our beliefs.  What are your daily actions and food telling your body?  A great example is fat :).  If you choose to restrict your fat intake, your body will store as much fat as possible because it is afraid of not having enough.  I personally eat more fat than most people i know, and yet I maintain a consistent 6% body fat year round (some would argue that’s too low).  Most people do not even desire that low of body fat, however everything I do and eat is telling my body to stay lean. Five ways to tell your body to be lean: Eat fat! Not just any fat however, nutrient […]

Diabetes – with and without diabetes – Diabetes day

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today is diabetes day, and I would like to share to you this video on the effects of the body and what people with diabetes.  Here are some interesting facts about diabetes: Prevalencethe number of people in a given group or population who are reported to have a disease.X: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death. Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed. Sourse: What really caught my eye […]

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