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QUICK WORKOUT VIDEO

1 May

Wanna have a sexy curvy body like Kim Kardashian? Toned thighs, firm round butt and a tight tummy? Watch this video and get a look into what quick easy workouts she does that you can do also.

FIVE SKINNY SNACKS

1 May

Cheesy Popcorn (75 calories per serving)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn.

 

4 cups hot air-popped popcorn
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Cayenne pepper to taste

 

Toss popcorn with Parmesan and cayenne to taste. Makes 4 servings, about 1 cup each.

 

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 75 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 154 mg sodium; 43 mg potassium. What you get: Calcium, fiber.

 

“Cocoa-Nut” Bananas (80 calories per serving)
Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.

 

Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites (32 calories per serving for dip)
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean dip. Serve with assorted vegetables, such as baby carrots, bell pepper strips, radishes, snow peas, broccoli and caulifower florets.

 

Ham & Pepper Roll-Ups (100 calories per serving)
This snack is perfect for the kids, too-try turkey instead of ham if you prefer.

 

Sesame Carrots (33 calories per serving)
Toasted sesame seeds add taste and eye appeal to a cheery plate of carrots.

http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/5-skinny-snacks-337141.html

Health secrets from people around the world

29 Apr

From a woman in Florida:
“I try to work out in the morning before work because there are too many excuses that I can use to avoid it after work. If I do it first thing in the morning I know that I’ll fit it in for the day and not come home after a long day of work and feel too tired to go. Plus, it’s not looming over my head all day if I get it out of the way. Instead, I feel good about myself because I got up early and got it in. Also, I can make plans after work without feeling guilty for bailing on the workout.”

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From women in Mexico:
“Every morning, even before my cup of tea, I eat a spoon full of honey straight out of the pot like a bear! It is a natural antibiotic and great preventative of all ailments great and small yet doesn’t taste like medicine. I was once told if I did this I would never get ill. I don’t know if it is psychological but at worst I might have a cold for three days of the year.”

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“Avoid the sun and always, always use sunscreen! Embrace eating foods with healthy fats, such as nuts, avocados and olive oil. Avoid meats if at all possible. I opt for fish over meat.”

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From a woman in South Africa:
“BREATHE… If the thought of meditation leaves you frazzled and wondering where to begin, try to observe babies breathing. Take deep breaths in, extending the rib cage and tummy and exhaling with your focus on flattening your tummy. Work today is often demanding and stress levels soar…do 10 repetitions of this focused breath before going to bed, or when you get home from work, and you should feel a bit better. Also, remember to drink loads of water. These two elements are imperative to our existence and yet we don’t give them their due.”

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From a man from Ireland:
“My number one health tip is: walk everywhere possible! Since work is a 35-minute walk from home, I try to walk home every day, and I mean every day. It’s good basic exercise, limbers me up after sitting all day, helps me unwind and decompress after a day’s work, and is a good way to stay trim

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From a woman from Japan:
“Last summer I started “water fasting” – drinking only water and/or tea (non-caffeinated) for 36 hours  – once a week in order to lose some weight, which I put on right after I started living with my boyfriend (just got married last month). I successfully lost about 10 pounds in three months. It also lowered my blood pressure, changed my diet (you crave more vegetables and fruits) , and reduced my eating portions. Now I try to do it once every two weeks or when I feel like cleaning/resetting my system. It also makes your skin nicer and younger-looking.”

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From a woman in England:
“Try to exercise in some way every day, but don’t push yourself too much. Our energy levels vary daily, so when you feel a little tired, remember some fun exercise will liven up the body and mind and release endorphins to make you feel happier! Vary the exercise, too. Yoga is the best, followed by swimming, cardio and occasionally a few weights. Classes are even better as you are having fun with other people around.”

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From a man from France:
“I moved from France to the United States eight years ago and was afraid of the consequences of a drastic diet change. I haven’t put on a pound since I moved by following a few very basic rules: 1. Eat a variety of different foods from around the world; 2. Avoid restaurant-size portions; 3. Eat at regular hours; and most important, 4. Take a 30-minute break to enjoy your food. You should be able to eat cheese, creamy dishes and pastries without worrying about calories.”

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http://www.canadianliving.com/health/prevention/health_secrets_from_people_around_the_world_2.php

Some Little Cheats That One May Eat

25 Apr

Treats & sweets

Munch between meals and stay trim with these eats.

 

Best Potato Chip Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips, 65% Less Fat, Lightly Salted(120 calories, 3 g fat per oz)Less is more! Despite having the least fat of all of the crunchers we chomped, these won top marks for flavor. “They taste like the real thing,” one tester said.

Best Pretzel

Snyder’s of Hanover MultiGrain Sticks(120 calories, 2 g fat per 7 sticks)

Even with their low-sodium status (160 mg per handful), these dip sticks are savory and supply a satisfying crunch. “Would make a great party appetizer,” a taster said.

Best Granola Bar

Kashi TLC Dark Chocolate Coconut bars(120 calories, 3.5 g fat per bar)

So dessertlike, you’ll forget it’s a healthy whole-grain snack. “It’s two bars in one,” said one fan of the candy-style chocolate layer on top of a chewy granola bar.

Best Candy 

Sour Patch Watermelon(150 calories, 0 g fat per 21 pieces)

Sometimes, you just need sugar! These sweet-sour suckers were voted the tastiest way to sweeten your day. “Gummi goodness!” a taster said. “The right amount of pucker.”

Best Veggie Chip

SunChips Garden Salsa(140 calories, 6 g fat per oz)

Drop the dip—you won’t miss it munching these zesty tomato-flavored multigrain chips. “Great for three-o’clock cravings,” a snacker said.

Best Nut (Savory)

Blue Diamond Almonds Bold Lime ‘n Chili(170 calories, 16 g fat per oz)

Each bite delivers protein and vitamin E along with irresistible citrus zing and spicy heat. Olé!

Best Popcorn

Trader Joe’s 94% Fat Free(130 calories, 2 g fat per bag)

Theater-caliber kernels from a microwave? That’s the ticket! Natural butter flavor belies the 4 g fiber in a single-serve bag.

Best Cracker 

Triscuit Rye With Caraway Seeds(120 calories, 4.5 g fat per 6 crackers)

Found! The ideal match for any topping. “It’s mild enough to go with peanut butter or hummus, or to stand on its own,” a tester raved.

Best Tortilla Chip

Food Should Taste Good, The Works!(140 calories, 6 g fat per oz)

Each crispy dipper packs the garlic, onion and poppy punch of an everything bagel. “It tastes almost like a Dorito,” one tester said. We went for seconds!

Best Chocolate 

Dove Cranberry Almond(170 calories, 10 g fat per bar)

“I want this in my office vending machine!” a chocoholic declared. A tempting proposition, considering the pick is “decadent” and “smooth.” Happily, it contains flavonols, so think of it as a heart-helping indulgence.

Best Cookie

Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Oatmeal(140 calories, 5 g fat per cookie)

These cinnamon treats are chewy, sweet and huge enough to satisfy a monster-sized cookie desire. Nuke a cookie for 30 seconds for a warm, gooey mouthful.

Best Nut (Sweet) 

True North Almond Clusters(170 calories, 12 g fat per oz)

One taster likened these addictive clusters to peanut brittle; another praised, “Perfect for a sweet tooth attack.” But they sneak in 8 g of healthy and slimming monounsaturated fat.

Best Trail Mix

Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix(150 calories, 10 g fat per 1/4 cup)

Hike up the healthfulness of your snack. This “delightful and flavorful” champ boasts pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. “A trail mix needs nothing else,” a tester said.

http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2009/09/treats-and-sweets

Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Water

24 Apr

The  amount of water you consume is extremely important to ones health. Here are the top 10 benefits of drinking water:

1. Weight Loss: Drinking water helps you lose weight better then anything else in the world. Water flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water can also reduce hunger and acts as an appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Water has also has zero calories.

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Have Healthier Skin and Look Younger: When your skin is properly hydrated you will always look younger. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increase the elasticity in your skin.

3. Natural Remedy for Headaches and Migraines: Water helps relieve headaches and back pains. These are sometimes caused by dehydration and replenishing your body with water can help. Although there are many other reasons contribute to headaches and migraines, dehydration is the common one.

4. Better Productivity: Your brain consists of 90% water so drinking more can improve your productivity at work and in doing other tasks. It helps you think better, be more alert, and helps make you concentrate a lot better.

5. Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature throughout the day. You will feel a lot more energy when performing exercises and water also helps to fuel your muscles.

6. Helps in Digestion and Constipation: 
Drinking water boosts your metabolism because it helps your digestive system work properly. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.

7. Less Cramps, Sprains, and Injuries: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.

8. Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy: Drinking plenty of water helps fight ailments like the flu, kidney stones, and heart attack. Water mixed with lemon is used primarily for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc. Drinking water also improves our immune system.

9. Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products that the body doesn’t need. If your body lacks of water your heart will need to work a lot harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells. Same goes for the rest of your vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so will you.

10. It Puts You in A Good Mood: Water makes your body feel good and gives you more energy. Your body will communicate with your brain and tell it that it’s happy.

http://www.eatcleanlivehealthy.com/top-10-health-benefits-of-drinking-water/

 

10 Things you need to know about loosing weight !

12 Apr
1. Don’t skip meals. On an empty stomach, the brain opposes a low calorie meal, but seeks out high calorie foods, because of the hormone called ghrelin which stimulates this urge.

2. Use smaller plates. Changing your plate size from 12 inches to 10 inches would likely help you eat up to 22% of less food. When more food is available, you find it difficult to stop eating even when you’re full.

 
3. Count your calories. If you want to lose weight, counting calories can really help. Pay close attention to food choice and amounts. For instance, eating two apples could mean 120 calories as compared to a bar of chocolate for 300 calories. Choosing low calorie meals could make a massive difference on your waist line.

4. Don’t blame your metabolism. Metabolic rate is the rate at which your body uses calories. The general population, when counting calories, “under-record” their intake by as much as 50% (they forget about the sauces, the snacks, and think the healthy foods don’t count). Therefore, you may be intaking more calories than your body needs to maintain a lower weight. So the excess intake of calories are stored as fat. So count carefully, and don’t blame it on your metabolism.

5. Protein staves off hunger pangs. Protein rich foods, such as fish, lean meat, and eggs, keeps you fuller for longer. Protein controls hunger pangs by triggering more of the pyy hormone (Peptide Tyrosine Tyrosine) in the brain and this suppresses hunger for longer than any other food type. So have your proteins but still count your calories.


6. Soup keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Another way to control hunger pangs is by having soups. Solid food briefly expands stomach but the stomach quickly shrinks back down. Soups increase the overall volume of food and it doesn’t drain out as fast from the stomach as compared to solid food.
 

7. The wider the choice the more you eat. Our body is structured to seek out variety in food and we are therefore more likely to eat 30% percent more if presented with a variety of foods. Therefore, a buffet type setting is most dangerous for any person; he or she would most likely try everything which can lead to overeating.

8. Low fat diary helps you excrete more fat. The calcium in dairy products binds to the fat molecules in the food and so the fat passes in excretion. An individual can excrete double the amount of fat on a high low fat diary diet as oppose to a low diary diet. Certainly, great news for diary lovers!

 
 

9. Exercise goes on burning fat, even while you sleep. Exercise offers an unexpected bonus during the rest period a day after exercise. Carbohydrates are used up during exercise and the body is forced to burned stored fat.

 

10. Keep moving and lose weight. Small changes in daily routine can burn more calories by being more active. Some examples of these routines are: use the stairs, move around while on the phone, and spend less spend time sitting and chatting but more time walking and talking. Small changes can raise the heart rate and thus burn extra calories

Read more: http://www.simplytrinicooking.com/2010/07/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-losing.html#ixzz1rrFKwZqm

10 Secrets you didn’t know!

5 Apr

 

1. Apples – An apple a day can help you lose weight! Apples are rich inpectin, which is a soluble fiber. The pectin reduces the release of sugars, which helps you feel fuller longer!

2. Corn – Rich in biotin, this little kernel stimulates the production of keratin a major component of hair strands, thus making you hair stronger and lustrous!

3. Watermelon – Energy and more energy from this wonderful fruit. Why? It has vitamin B6, which is a natural energizer.

 

4. Plums – Reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins. Plums contain thrombin, which helps blood clotting.

 

5. Broccoli – Reduce your risk of breast cancer with this green goodie! Broccoli contains a natural chemical called indole-3-carbinol, which blasts out pre-cancerous cells!

 

6. Cinnamon – This tasty littlseasoning reduces your blood sugar levels keeping them at an even keel.

 

 7. Avocados – Besides being filled with “healthy fats” these green little gems have Omega-9’s (a healthy fat) that help fight cravings!

8. Chives – Lower your blood pressure by eating Chives. Chives havepolysulfides that are known to relax your arteries thus allowing blood to flow smoothly.

 

 

 9. Beef – Migraines are a goner with Beef! Beef is chock full of niacin which is proven to reduce pain from migraines.

10. Oregano – Spice up any Italian meal with this herb and reduce bacterial infections. It has a natural antibacterial compound called estragole, which helps ward of bacteria.

 

http://allwomenstalk.com/secrets-about-food-you-didnt-know/

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