Remember Maria Kang, who many dubbed as "Fit Mom"? A picture of her showing off her extremely fit and toned body surrounded by her three gorgeous and very young boys with the caption, "What's your excuse?" made headlines and she was accused of fat shaming. Well, she's back and this time she is being accused of wait for it ... fat shaming ... AGAIN. CNN put Kang in an interview where she went head to head with Chrystal Bougon, owner of Curvy Girl lingerie. This all came about after a campaign that Bougon started encouraging her plus-sized customers to share photos of themselves in lingerie. Well, that campaign "peeved" Kang because according to her, that's not how "real women" should look.Continue Reading >
Dancing is an ingrained part of our culture. For us Latinos, it's just part of life. Therefore when I learned that we can dance our way to a flat tummy I was intrigued. One of the worst things about exercise is the actual idea of working out. But if I could get the same results by doing something as enjoyable as dancing and getting that toned stomach? I was sold!Continue Reading >
Brazilians have some of the best butts out there, so it was no surprise that supermodel Izabel Goulart--who happens to be Brazilian--rocked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week. In fact the beauty's enviable assets are so perfect that there isn't even any sign of cellulite in sight! Many women dream of having a dimple-free derrière and struggle to either mask their bumps or improve them.
Well, we have some fun ways to shape up that booty that you may not have expected!Continue Reading >
Ready or not, the holiday season has arrived and you know what that means, mamitas: It's comfort food season!
You can eat whatever you want, but like I always say: "Good food is delicious on the lips, but stays forever on your hips!" I know it can be difficult to eat healthy during the holidays (that piece of flan or tres leches is tempting), and you're abuelita's croquetas look soooo good, but fear not; I have some great tips to help you avoid putting on the pounds this holiday season!Continue Reading >
Sometimes it's better late than never to accomplish a goal you've always wanted to achieve. For one abuela, 77-year-old Brenda Boxall, that dream was to lose 154 pounds after her weight ballooned up to 280 pounds during her 20's. Now at a healthy 135 pounds, Boxall says it took her over 50 years to reach her goal weight.
If that isn't inspirational, I don't know what is!Continue Reading >
For the longest time we've been told we should do the traditional crunches and sit ups to get flat abs, but guess what? There are WAY better exercises you can do to get rid of that tummy--and they won't have you uncomfortably crunching on the floor. These moves not only strengthen other parts of your body, but give your abs a full on workout too.
Curious to find out what exercises these are? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >
I exercise on a regular basis. Part of it is that I want to wake up looking like Gisele Bundchen one morning, but I know that is not going to happen. The real reason I exercise is that I want to be here for the long haul. I want to see what my children grow up to be, I want to not just be around, but be fit-bodied. I don't want to huff and puff at every step and have a set of stairs look like Mt. Everest to me. Exercise is so good for you for so many reasons and yet we avoid it like the plague. We park as close to the store as we possibly can, even if it means circling the parking lot 20 times instead of just walking an extra 20 steps. Well, I've got a serious motivator for you, right here, right now. It is a fitness calculator that will tell you your true fitness age. It's free, easy, fast, and will show you exactly where you stand fitness-wise and you don't even have to break a sweat, but maybe you should every once in a while.Continue Reading >
A few months after the birth of her second son, Tanya Oliver-Grieves started panicking that at nearly 277 pounds she was way too big to take care of him properly. She was so morbidly obese that she had a hard time getting up from the couch and feared she would crush her baby if she fell on top of him. The thought was so terrifying that the young mom decided to do something drastic losing 10 dress sizes in 18 months!Continue Reading >
Getting and staying energized is simple. You just need the right combination of foods, exercise, stress relievers and, believe it or not, light. Read on to find out eight easy tips and tricks to revving up your energy and losing weight!Continue Reading >
In a perfect world we'd all look like Victoria's Secret supermodels and eat whatever we want and not get fat. Unfortunately that's not the reality and there has to be an effort to eat well and exercise to stay in shape.
However, that doesn't mean that getting a bod like a model's is impossible. In fact, we found the secret to every supermodel's weight loss regimen that is SO easy, you can do it too!Continue Reading >