Life Tips After Binging on Holiday Foods...

Feb 10, 2017 by

The holidays come and the holidays go.  But all those extra sweets and yummy treats definitely stay.  Particularly around the tummy and butt area.  After indulging for nearly 2 full months it is common to feel like your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter. Whether you were binging on sweets, you’re more of a fan of savory indulgences, or maybe you just love it all. The result is the same. Feeling a little out of sorts with your body and like you may not be bikini ready just yet. Here are some of the best tips for managing your life after indulging on food during the holidays. Wear Loose Clothing First and foremost the plan of action is to hide any undesirable chub or flub.  The best way to do this is...

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The truth about vaping as we currently know it...

Feb 4, 2017 by

Proposed new regulations on vaping are meant to clear the haze on the growing trend. But what do we really know about it? (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Nothing signifies the formalization of a trend like government regulations. Acknowledging that vaping—the use of a battery-powered device to inhale not always nicotine-free vapour—is here to stay, Canada introduced amendments to the existing Tobacco Act last November that would rename it to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. The goal is to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of the devices, while prohibiting sale to Canadians under 18. The hope is that regulations will also provide desperately needed quality control to a frontier industry that is estimated to grow and be worth $32 billion worldwide by 2021, said Barry Finegan, a smoking cessation expert and anesthesiologist at...

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Where Does Alcohol Fit In Your Diet?...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Anyone over the age of 21 is eventually going to have to have some hard conversations with themselves about where alcohol fits in a healthy diet. It’s such a prevalent part of the food experience, the social experience, and the celebration experience – it’s important to put it in context every once in awhile with a specific regard to nutrition, diet, and health. Five categories to consider while you’re on this meditative path about alcohol include where the troubling result of addiction can lead you, what the benefits might be, where social value rests, how to pair alcohol with food, and what to consider while trying to gain or lose weight. The Troubling Result When you drink too much, or if you have a genetic disposition toward alcohol, you can fairly easily end up...

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Five Tips For Fighting Fat And Losing Weight...

Jan 28, 2017 by

It’s a brand new year and many people have been working on weight loss since New Year’s resolution time. It’s likely if that was one of your resolutions you’re still working toward your weight loss and haven’t given up yet. That means that now is the perfect time to get some extra tips to help keep your motivated. When it comes to weight loss many people give up when they don’t start seeing results right away. Unfortunately, it takes some time to start losing and at some point you might hit a plateau as well. Here are a few tips that can help you get through it and lose weight. Try Something Different There are plenty of aids out there meant to help you with your weight loss. You can find scientifically proven assistance,...

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Tips For Prolonging Your Life

Jan 20, 2017 by

The majority of people desire to live long and happy lives surrounded by friends and family that love them, doing the things that they love most in this world. Therefore it’s extremely important to treat your body with care and take the proper measures to extend your life as much as you can. Many people desire a rich and quality life but can’t seem to follow through with what it takes to have one.  It doesn’t have to mean that you spend every day of your life hidden behind closed doors afraid of the world.  It is important to still live your life and understand that risk is a part of the experience of life.  All it takes is a few simple steps to decrease your chances of something going wrong.  Here are some...

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Tips On How To Choose Healthy Treats For Your Children...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Eating healthy is a great way to reward your body, with nutrients required to stay healthy and happy. Of course, it is never easy to get started on a healthy track, but with the right information and encouragement, you will be well on your way to raising healthy children. Just remember, your children are watching and mimicking your behavior every step of the way, so if you are eating junk food, they will also want to eat junk food. Below, you will discover a few tips on how to choose healthy treats for children. Dress Up The Food Most children will immediately frown at a stalk of broccoli. They will either say that it looks like a tree branch or something that a dog would not eat. This is only natural, since most children...

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5 Best Eating Habits For 2017

Dec 30, 2016 by

Figuring and adopting the best eating habits is the basis of building a healthy life.  Many people who struggle with their health have tried everything the dieting market has to offer to no avail.  Because the changes they make are typically short term, the effects never last very long.  Real change requires augmenting one’s habits and building a whole new lifestyle.  Check out a few of the best eating habits recommended for a healthy body.   Cut out processed foods. If it comes in a box and takes 15 minutes to prepare, then it is probably not a healthy choice for a meal.  These types of foods are often riddled with sodium and other preservatives that can cause significant damage to the body over time.   Instead of Hamburger Helper, cook fresh vegetables and...

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Fit Bit or Fake Bit – Why a Fitness Tracker Might Not Be Right For You...

Dec 21, 2016 by

This is the time of year when I get super excited about food.  There are recipes in my family that only come out at Christmas or Hanukkah that have been handed down for generations.  Cakes, pies, candies and cookies, mom’s special fudge recipe, all are just waiting to tempt the palate and expand the waist.  It’s no better at work or play with all the office parties, fundraisers and potluck invitations that roll in.  My fitness tracker won’t be able to keep up with all the steps I’ll have to take to work it off.  In fact, I’m thinking of giving the thing a break until after the new year. It’s interesting that this year there was a class action suit against makers of those fitness trackers.  Users complained that even though they were...

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Reasons To Take A Nutrition Class...

Dec 15, 2016 by

You have been reminded since childhood to eat your fruits and vegetables and probably know the basics about what constitutes a healthy and nutritious diet.  However, you may be surprised at many of the benefits taking a nutrition class as an adult has to offer.  Almost every community college or adult education center has nutrition classes that are offered in any area of the country.  Here are a few reasons to take a nutrition class that could benefit you down the road. Being More Informed It is important to be well informed about the foods that you consume.  More and more studies are being conducted that show many nutritional benefits from curbing your diet to add more vegetables and fruit and consuming less meat.  Many nutrition courses focus on teaching students about the drawbacks...

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Tips For Losing Weight After The Holidays...

Dec 15, 2016 by

The holidays tend to be a time of gluttonous indulgence.  When the plate of cookies always seems near, and there’s never a glass of wine or slice of cake you can’t resist.  Parties, social meetings, and eating out are all common themes of the holidays.  It’s no wonder that on average people tend to gain 5-10 pounds during this season. However, indulgence is a part of the tradition of this season and it’s meant to be enjoyed once a year.  Instead of holding yourself back and not allowing yourself to enjoy the tastes and customs of the holiday season, just prepare yourself for how to lose the weight efficiently once it’s over. Here are the most effective ways to gradually and effectively get rid of those extra pounds. Go On a Diet Try going...

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Nutritional Tips For Breastfeeding Moms...

Dec 9, 2016 by

You just welcomed a healthy baby into the family, and have made the decision that you are going to breastfeed your new addition.  Many moms, even military parents, choose to breastfeed their baby because of all of the health and nutritional perks it provides to their child, but breastfeeding also requires the mom to take a look at what she is eating too.  Here are few nutritional tips for nursing moms to take into consideration when planning their daily meals. Make Sure You Are Hydrated Extra water intake is key if you choose to breastfeed your baby.  Breastfeeding classes and birthing courses will usually put a strong emphasis that if you want to nurse your baby for any significant amount of time that you should always take in extra water.  Hydration is important for...

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3 Way Cooking Relieves Stress

Dec 5, 2016 by

Cooking doesn’t have to be a task that is dreaded every night.  In fact, cooking is seen by many people as one of the most cathartic activities that you can do.  It’s all about how you go about it. Obviously, if you don’t know what you’re doing and have to cook a 5-course meal for 15 people in a limited amount of time, it’s not going to be a very soothing experience.   Cooking should be a gradual learning process which is enjoyed and done with intent and joy.  Your food will taste as good as the energy you put into it! Here are some reasons why cooking can be so good for your state of mind and encourages stress relief. It Actives The Same Part of The Brain as Meditation When you meditate...

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23 Protein Shake Recipes to Make You Lean & Strong...

Nov 30, 2016 by

If you’re replenishing after a workout, trying to build lean muscle mass, or just find yourself hungry and need something more filling, bulking up on protein foods might be the answer. But if you can’t stomach eating another steak or cracking one more egg, it might be time to start drinking protein shakes. Easy-to-make and portable, these healthy protein shake recipes will ensure you get your fill of these amino acids. One thing to keep in mind: Many of these recipes use commercially available protein powders. When you purchase a powder, make sure you always opt for an organic whey protein (or vegan) variety that’s free of pesticides, naturally sweetened and cold-processed. I know you’ll love these protein shake recipes that’ll keep you full, strong and satisfied! 23 Protein Shakes & Smoothies 1. Almond Joy...

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Make Eggs Your Family’s Super Food...

Nov 28, 2016 by

Every mom needs a secret weapon in her kitchen: for some, it’s a Vitamix blender, for others, it’s grandma’s homemade cold remedy, but a mom’s best friend isn’t expensive or secret; it’s eggs. They are rich in a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients, are a low-calorie source of protein, and are also full of minerals like zinc, iron, and phosphorus. Coupled with some dairy and powerful vegetables like dark leafy greens, eggs can keep your family fed and healthy without forcing you to spend hours over the stove. Weight Loss Food With child obesity on the rise across North America, parents are paying more and more attention to what kinds of foods their children eat (and what they themselves are having for dinner). One of the great things about eggs is that they...

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The Role of Dietary Supplements in Weight Management...

Nov 17, 2016 by

Hectic lifestyles, demands on time, and processed foods with less and less nutrients have led to an epidemic of overweight people around the globe. Fitting regular exercise into schedules is increasingly difficult, and eating on the run precludes healthy meals prepared at home, and eaten slowly. Bodies are getting too much salt, sugar, and fat, and not enough of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. Many people are turning to dietary supplements for help. Products for Weight Loss: Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Products are on the market that claim extreme results with no effort, or changes in lifestyle. There are some that ensure unrealistic weight loss in a matter of a few days. Among the ridiculous and the dangerous...

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5 Things Women Working in Agriculture Want You to Know About Farm Life...

Nov 7, 2016 by

Are you a capable woman who wants to try her hand at farm life? Do you picture yourself watching the sun rise over fields of golden wheat, a cup of coffee in your hand and a smile of contentment on your face? Or maybe you think of gathering organic vegetables to toss together a salad for your lunches and dinners?  With an increased interest in getting back to the land, young people, and many women, are showing a renewed interest in farming. The last few years have shown a steady rise in public interest in organic farm products, as well as sustainable living. But before you begin to spin castles in the air of what your new life will be like, read on for 5 aspects of farm life that women working on farms want...

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Eat More Turkey, Save More Money...

Nov 7, 2016 by

Every Thanksgiving Americans dig into more than five billion pounds of gobbler. It’s both a tradition and an obsession. For only a few days the whole country becomes turkey-conscious. We serve it up roasted, deep fried, barbequed, hot, cold, and pickled. As the comedian Jackie Gleason once joked: “After Thanksgiving we even had turkey-flavored ice cream just to get rid of the leftovers!”   But the way Americans eat, or don’t eat, turkey is no joke. Every year there are dozens of cases of food poisoning caused by the incorrect cooking of turkey — and many consumers never even look at a turkey the rest of the year, even though it’s one of the best protein foods around and is the least expensive meat, pound for pound, in the supermarket for most of the...

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The Daily Grind: Why Coffee Beans Win Hands Down...

Oct 31, 2016 by

There’s nothing quite like that first cup of coffee in the morning—unless it is the second…or the one after that. Coffee lovers are always looking for ways to improve the experience, but is there one thing above all others that makes the difference? To Grind or Not to Grind Coffee loses flavor slowly when it has been roasted, and quickly when it has been ground. You know that amazing smell when you first open the vacuum pack of ground coffee. No matter how carefully you wrap it up that smell is simply not there the next time you open it, and by the time you get to the bottom there is not much fragrance at all. That fragrance (or lack of it) goes into every cup you drink. Many coffee aficionados will tell you...

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How Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide Workout Can Help You...

Oct 5, 2016 by

Kayla Itsines developed the Bikini Body Guide based on her own success in losing weight and developing rock star abs, as well as her experiences in helping others to do the same. After finishing a personal training course in 2008, she began working at a women-only gym where she heard the same complaints over and over again. Primarily women hated their abs and their inner thighs. In response to these same complaints over and over again, she began to create workouts specifically targeted at toning the exact same body parts on nearly every client. Eventually, she developed a successful collection of ebooks, most notably the Bikini Body Guide. In record time women flooded in from all over the world to monitor the beautiful Australian’s success as documented on her incredibly popular Instagram account. As...

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Sweat with Kayla App Review

Oct 4, 2016 by

This Sweat With Kayla App review takes a look at the new workout app from Instagram ab guru, Kayla Itsines. For those who do not already know, she is the creator of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide, a workout and diet plan that combines easy-to-complete workouts with easy-to-consume nutrition to create the lifestyle changes required for a dream bikini body. The app is a relatively new addition to the social media sensation’s workout franchise. It is available through Google Play and the Apple App Store. It is available for a monthly fee and provides users with exercises, diet tips, and more. The promise behind Sweat With Kayla app is that anyone can get a bikini body, most specifically rock hard bikini abs, with the right amount of dedication and a good diet. Her...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Artisanal Food Subscriptions...

Sep 20, 2016 by

Have you ever had a care package sent to you, filled with things only someone very close to you would know you like? That is the feeling that artisanal food subscriptions create. It’s the feeling of surprise you get when given a gift, plus a whole lot of fun. While food subscriptions began some time ago, it has taken off in a large way within the last couple of years. And it now appears to be a permanent fixture on the food horizon. Here’s what you should know about them. What are artisanal food subscriptions? Gourmet food subscriptions are a way for you to get a select choice of little-known but well-made foods in a box. These kinds of subscriptions are frequently monthly, though some do offer an every-other-week shipment. You don’t get to...

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Now Your Brain Can Be Sharper Than Ever For Real...

Sep 3, 2016 by

Earlier there were many products launched just in the name of making profit. Claims were made that your mental abilities would improve drastically with these supplements but usually nothing happened. This is why many people started to avoid anything remotely related to improvement of focus or mind power. Many times the product was not even legal and could even have ill effects on the users. Then, with time came the really effective supplements that could help people realize their dream of becoming strong minded. Smartness is something that can have immense effect on the confidence of a person. Focusing on target People having the ultimate aim to be successful would go to any extent to achieve the same. Now it is much easier to have your mind concentrate on the things that you want...

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Strategies for Developing Your Brand...

Sep 1, 2016 by

You may have walked by places where there are a lot of street vendors. Whether the people are selling cheap watches or hot dogs, they seem to be hawking the same merchandise, saying the same things with similar signs up. You may wonder how a customer can possibly make a distinction between one street vendor and another. It’s natural that they are all hollering that they have the lowest prices because there doesn’t seem to be anything else that is distinctive about their products. As a result, they have to yell loudly and mark things down to move their merchandise. The above scenario shows the difficulty of brandless marketing. The street vendors are not developing a brand but have to sell existing brands. Therefore, they can’t really say anything about their merchandise except that...

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Must-try Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Health Food Recipes...

Aug 19, 2016 by

Nothing is more exciting than trying out new a health recipe every time you cook for your family and friends. There are numerous nutritious recipes to suit your style and for all seasons, occasions, and even health conditions. Whether you are trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, you can add these amazing recipes to your diet plan. Check out these highly nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes including top quality grocery items to use. Breakfast Recipe Egg Hearts on Multi-grain toast with Avocado &Tomato Salsa Ingredients; 2 thick slices multigrain bread 2 large eggs Finely grated parmesan Olive oil spray Butter(optional) Tomato salsa Ingredients; 2 large roma tomatoes 1 small ripe avocado, peeled, and chopped 1 tablespoon chopped chives I tablespoon fresh lemon juice Cooking Instructions To make the tomato...

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Handy & Healthy Benefits of Making Dehydrated Food...

Aug 18, 2016 by

There are a lot of benefits to enjoy from food dehydration. A lot of companies that sell fresh produce are using dehydration as a way to preserve their products. The good news is that you can also do food dehydration at home with the help of home food dehydrator. There are a lot of benefits to enjoy when you dehydrate your own food. We are going to go over some of them in this article. Dehydrating Your Own Food Is Healthier It is much healthier to dehydrate your own food. You know exactly what you put into the bag when you store the dehydrated produce, which means you know full well that there are no preservatives used in the process. The same cannot be said for factory-dehydrated products and canned food. You can also...

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