Celebs have been swearing by the beautifying and slimming properties of smoothies and juices for a while now, but I'll admit that I've long thought them to be more for waifish, Gwyneth Paltrow-types. Well, it turns out I was wrong. Several Latina celebs, like Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara, have come out of the juicing closet over the several years, crediting these designer concoctions for their tone, taut and enviable curves. Now, that's what I'm talking about!
With all of the fattening holiday fixings coming up, bookmarking a good weight loss and detox diet is essential for keeping our scale in check. The oatmeal diet is a seasonal favorite since it keeps you full longer and allows you to stay in the healthy range of consuming about 1200 calories per day. According to the Journal of Preventive Medicine, oatmeal can also help lower cholesterol and even lower the risk of certain types of cancers. It's one of the healthiest foods you can serve in a bowl, but the key is to make sure you're doing the oatmeal diet right.
In 2008, retired NYPD officer Patti Murillo-Casa was diagnosed with stage IIB cervical cancer. For many women, this would have been a wakeup call to get healthy and start living life to the fullest. Not so for Patti. Instead, she admits she used her cancer diagnosis and recovery as an excuse to continue her lifelong habit of eating any and everything she wanted; she deserved it, she thought. "In my mind it didn't matter what I ate or how much I ate; I felt entitled since I had fought for my own life," she writes on the Huffington Post. But little did Patti know that her "reward" for surviving cancer would become the very thing that would put her life in jeopardy!
Plantains are a food staple that Latinos are well known for and pretty much everyone loves them because they are delicious! The only setback with plátanos are that they tend to be unhealthy because of the ways we prepare them. We deep fry them like it's nobody's business and we all know that's not good for us.
I love my tostones as much as the next person, but I know to eat them in moderation. The good news is that plantains are a super food and in actuality not all that bad for you!Continue Reading >
You may be familiar with the chia fresca drink or "agua de chia". The chia seed is the ultimate superfood that 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.Continue Reading >
When you FINALLY achieve your goal weight, it may feel like the biggest accomplishment in the world. It really is because losing weight is one of the hardest things out there when you're facing temptation daily. The fact that you were able to stick it out for as long as you did deserves a pat on the back for all that hard work. Now, you may worry that you will either end up gaining weight or revert back to your old ways.
The key is to maintain your successful loss. After all, you know the amount of effort that went in to losing it, so why would you want to go through it again?Continue Reading >
Now that Thanksgiving is over you probably overate and are still feeling pretty stuffed. Although it may feel like your diet is completely ruined, the good news is that it isn't. The key is to get back on track and not stress over indulging during the biggest foodie holiday of the year.
But just how do you prevent yourself from overeating for the rest of the holiday season? We've got the perfect solution for you!Continue Reading >
Ladies, if you've suffered through a juice cleanse you know how painful it is to deprive yourself of food, I have good news for you! I'd like to introduce the Taco Cleanse! It may sound a bit strange, but this cleanse allows you to eat tacos, lose weight, and you WON'T even have to starve.
I don't know about you, but this sounds like a godsend weight loss plan to me! So how does the Taco Cleanse work?Continue Reading >
Fajas have long been used as a slimming technique post-baby by many of us Latinas--and even celebrities such as Jessica Alba have fessed up to it. Now, our beloved shapewear is being used for dieting purposes with the new "Corset Diet" or how we like to call it: "Faja Diet". Doctors have been helping patients looking to lose weight by assigning them the corset diet which is intended to train your waist to be smaller.
In fact, expert Dr. Alexander Sinclaire says he's had patients lose up to 6 inches just by wearing the shapewear several hours a day!Continue Reading >
During weight loss, we depend on portion control, making smarter food choices to help us--and we also rely on the scale. I can tell you I have a love-hate relationship with that thing as many of us do. As much as we'd like to believe that the scale is just an inanimate object intended to help you keep track of your weight, it's not. It can also affect your mood if you don't like what you see.
However ladies, I do have some good news for you as the scale is not as dependable as you may think during your weight loss journey. In fact, you should throw it out altogether!Continue Reading >