Giselle Castro

I'm the Editorial Assistant at Mamás Latinas. I was born and raised in New York City and graduated from St. John's University as a Journalism and English major, where I was a staff writer for the school newspaper, The Torch, and an on-air host and producer for the school's television club, WRED-TV. I have interned at Parenting, Self, Big Apple Parent magazines, and Hollywoodlife.com. I love everything fitness and nutrition and enjoy trying out new foods. I'm also a movie buff and a fan of the TV shows Breaking Bad, Modern Family, and Arrested Development

I know I'm Latina when...

...my non-latino friends tell me I'm shouting, but in my head I'm speaking in my normal tone of voice.

Giselle's Latest Posts

Lose weight with this yummy chia fresca drink!

You may be familiar with the chia fresca drink or "agua de chia". The chia seed is the ultimate superfood--it has been around for ages and was popular among the Aztecs. This seed is perfect to get in your daily omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, protein, and so many more vitamins and minerals. The issue with it is that most people purchase it and then don't know how to use them.

That's when I recommend trying a delicious chia fresca to quench your thirst and nourish your body.

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Try the mushroom diet to lose the weight without losing your curves

It's not uncommon that during weight loss women's butts and breast sizes shrink along the way too, but the M-Plan diet promises to prevent that! Celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry swear by the M-Plan, a diet which consists of replacing one meal a day with a mushroom infused dish.

The diet claims that in a matter of 14 days, you can drop up to a dress size, but STILL keep your sexy curves. You're probably wondering what it is about mushrooms that make them so great. Well, read on to find out!

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5 Fat blasting ingredients to add to your water

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We all know that drinking water is great for us, but sometimes we can get bored of the taste very easily. That means we don't drink enough of it and we can't afford to do that! With the warmer weather here, we need to stay properly hydrated. I know it gets boring drinking plain old water, but before you pour it down the drain and opt for a sugary drink, I have some suggestions for you. How about you try out naturally flavored water?

Not only will this make water seem more appetitzing, but it may also do wonders for your skin and waistline!

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5 Ways aloe vera is the key to losing weight

Aloe vera, or sábila to us Latinas, is a plant that's been used since before our abuelas' times. This incredible plant is meant for more than soothing sunburns or skin irritation; in fact it can even help you lose weight. Yes, the plant you used for many years to cure cuts and other skin issues can do wonders for your waist line and you didn't even know it!

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12 Breakfast foods that banish belly bloat

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You've heard countless times, I'm sure, that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Many people opt to skip out on it when they shouldn't, but those that do don't always make the best food choices. This also isn't a good strategy if you had a big meal the night before and woke up super bloated. If you want to debloat in the a.m., there are some easy ways to do it. If you follow these tips, you'll be bloat-free all day long.

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