Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cotton can make you sick. How to protect your skin.

The clothes we wear, the sheets on our bed and the towels we dry off with are made with cotton. In the fields, cotton is sprayed heavily with pesticides. I’ve heard of cases where people get horrible rashes or end up in the hospital from wearing new jeans! Whenever you buy new clothes, bedding, or […]

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To prevent weight gain, always check this first

The other night I went to Lazy Dog Restaurant planning to have the Ginger Soy Salmon with brown rice, but decided against it when I saw that this entree contains 1050 calories. Wow! Who would have thought such a healthy-sounding dish has that many calories. I’m so glad that I checked the nutritional information before ordering. […]

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Do you miss parmesan cheese? I found a great substitute!

If you are avoiding dairy, I have some good news. There’s a healthy vegan parmesan cheese you can buy at many heath food markets. It’s called Parma. My kitty likes cheese and wanted some too. You can sprinkle this on your pasta, or add it as a topping to any dish that you normally would […]

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How much protein & how many carbs should my pre & post-workout drink have?

Your pre-workout or post-workout drink should have twice the amount of carbs in comparison to the amount of protein. My smoothies typically have 30 or 45 grams of carbs, with half of those grams as protein. For instance, a banana has 30 grams of carbs, so I will put 15 grams of protein powder in my shake. Since a typical […]

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How to get rid of those last stubborn pounds

You’ve done everything right but those last pounds just won’t come off. You eat clean: no fried foods, low-fat meats and dairy, whole grain, lots of vegetables. You exercise 4-6 days a week. You do a lot of cardio. You eat the right about of calories, but that extra fat just won’t budge. It’s so […]

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Yoga for Stomach Pain

When ginger ale, ginger tea, Pepto Bismol and/or chamomile tea doesn’t help when your stomach hurts, try 20 to 30 minutes of gentle yoga. You should feel relaxed, calmer and pain free when you’re done.

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How to make triceps kickbacks more effective in two seconds

We want our triceps to be firm; no flapping allowed! The trick is the two-second hold. I like to focus on one arm at a time. Stagger your feet, one foot in front and the other further back. With one dumbbell in the right hand, place your free arm (the left) on your left quad, bending over […]

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Pea Protein

I’ve been looking for a vegan protein powder that doesn’t have any flavoring or sweetener and I finally found it. This Pea Protein from Nutra is a lot less grainy than other green protein powders and no strong flavor. I like to use this when I don’t want to change the flavor of my fruit […]

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Vegan Mango Green Smoothie

I made this smoothie this morning. I thought it was really delicious and wanted to share it with you. 1 cup frozen mangoes 3/4 scoop MRM Veggie Protein 1 cup cold water a handful of washed spinach Mix in blender until smooth. That’s it. It will be a pretty green color and will have the […]

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How to heat corn tortillas with less fat and calories

I love flour tortillas, not the whole wheat ones. I like the ones with no fiber and no nutrients. Why do we always enjoy stuff that’s bad for us? Always trying to eat healthier, I now let my brain pick the groceries instead of my sweet tooth. The way to make the dry corn tortillas you […]

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