Monthly Archives: June 2015

Could this be your quick weight-loss solution?

In a study submitted to Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, overweight and obese women lost 3 pounds in 3 months just by eating low-fat yogurt along with 1 teaspoon of cumin. The combination of the yogurt and the spice is supposedly what triggers the weight loss. If you’re considered to be normal weight, this plan […]

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Speed Yoga

I went to a speed yoga class where the exercises are done at a much faster pace with upbeat music while the instructor bellows out the poses like a sergeant.  It was the most cardiovascular yoga workout I’ve ever done, and I admit that I felt a bit light-headed afterwards. I don’t recommend this type […]

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How to get more out of your workout

You want to burn as many calories and give 100% to every workout but you can’t expect a great outcome if you are not eating properly before you exercise. I’ve had people turn pale, not being able to continue or keep up during my boot camps and running classes all because of improper food intake. […]

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Do you have to get sloshed?

Recently, I had a friend ask me if I wanted to go out for water. “What?!” I asked, befuddled. She explained, “Whenever we go out, all you drink is water.” I laughed out loud. I don’t need to drink calories to have fun. Photo: Me joking around. I didn’t actually drink that beer.  

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Caffeinated Chocolate Oatmeal

The only way I like oatmeal is with a bunch of brown sugar on top, but that’s not healthy so I found a way to make it taste like a treat, and adding protein and a caffeinated jolt to wake me up in the morning. It’s really filling too. slightly less than 1/2 cup oatmeal […]

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Which carbs to avoid to lose weight?

When most people want to lose weight, they initially cut out bread, pasta, cookies, soda, chips and other snack foods, but to accelerate the processes, also limit rice (the portions in restaurants are too big), and potatoes. Not all carbohydrates are bad, but they all can impact weight if too much is consumed. Try healthier […]

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Avoiding dairy? Don’t go to P.F. Changs

My friends invited me to dinner at P.F. Changs (a Chinese restaurant chain) for a birthday celebration. Since I have a severe allergy to dairy, I made sure to mention this to the server. I was told that all their dishes are made with chicken stock which contains dairy. The waiter said it was their […]

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Are your facial products aging your skin?

Make-up can clog pores, but did you know that products containing parabens can actually decrease your collagen and cause wrinkles? Make sure this awful preservative is not in the ingredients, or, even better, search for cosmetics, lotions, creams…really anything you put on your skin…that “…say ‘paraben-free’ or ‘PABA-free’ on the label (1).”  Source: Prevention magazine, […]

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Fasting exercise, should you do it?

Some people still promote fasting cardio first thing in the morning. The idea is that you’ll burn more fat on an empty stomach, but if you don’t eat after you awake, your cortisol will continue to rise, and if you don’t have any fuel to burn, you won’t have enough energy to give it your […]

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