Monthly Archives: April 2017

New Drugs are Less Safe Due to New Law

A law called The 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law in December of 2016, gets new drugs onto the market quicker, but with fewer regulations. This means the new drugs may be dangerous, and may not help the condition it is supposed to treat. As a safeguard, stick with existing drugs, that […]

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Social Media is making us fat & stressed

Cell phones are stressing us out because we are constantly being bombarded with text messages and notifications from apps. We feel the need to reply to people right away. We want to see how many likes and comments we get from Instagram and Facebook, which our minds consider rewards, and force us to come back […]

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How to freeze bananas properly

Bananas get ripe quickly so I peel and freeze them so I always have some for a smoothie. Check out my newest YouTube video to see the best method for freezing, and figuring out how many pieces equals one banana so you don’t under-estimate the carbs and calories. You can also follow me on Instagram under @fitgirlusa […]

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Win a Free Backpack…super easy!

I’m giving away this backpack (est. value $80). It’s never been used and still has the tags. To be eligible, you must be able to pick it up from World Gym in Pacific Beach MWF between 8-10am. To enter to win, go to http://www.thehighfivediet.com then go to Contact Me, fill out the info in the […]

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your back pain may be an easy fix

We know that sitting in front of a computer and looking down at an iPad or iphone is really bad for your back, but, ladies, your back pain may be from your bra, or from a tight top. Those adorable exercise bra tops and racerback bras, make my back hurt if I have it on […]

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Messy Zesty Dairy&Gluten-Free Chicken Wraps

I used to make chicken sandwiches, but now I’m all about that gluten-free healthy life, so I transformed a high-calorie, sugary recipe wrapped in bread, to one that’s good for me. Messy Zesty Chicken Wraps 3 large chicken breasts Red bell pepper, cored, and sliced into strips Green leaf lettuce, washed 1/3 cup chopped walnuts […]

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Turn your sandwich into a wrap & save 200 calories

Whether you want to lose body fat, go gluten-free, eat fewer processed foods, or just eat healthier, eating less bread is the way to go. I used to make mini pizzas with pepperoni, garlic salt, and butter on white bread in the toaster oven, so delicious and fattening. I used to buy freshly baked bread […]

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why you’re not losing fat, but your workout buddy is

I fall into the 30% of people that don’t lose body fat from exercising because my body adapts quickly (1). This is why some people swear that exercise keeps the weight off, while the rest of us struggle no matter how much we sweat (1). For us non-responders, we need to constantly mix up our […]

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