A smoothie a day can help keep the chichos away! I swear it's true. I'm speaking from experience. Despite having lost a ton of weight more than a decade ago, I still sported a little barriga and lonjas up until last year. It wasn't until I started drinking smoothies on a near daily basis that I finally started to see some real definition in my abs. I've since gone from having a little pooch to having a completely flat and taut tummy! It's really pretty incredible.
Weight-watching women, rejoice! Often maligned by nutritionists and weight loss experts, potatoes could soon redeem themselves thanks to an experiment conducted by researchers at McGill University, which revealed that Irish potato extract could actually play a key role in the fight against obesity. That is awesome news for those of us who love ourselves some papas!
For those struggling with their weight and self-esteem and feel that their wish to shed those extra pounds is a hopeless one, let me share this story of one woman who lost more than 185 pounds. One woman, 31-year-old Den-Ray Allen, weighed around 430 pounds at her peak and was just spiraling out of control with her eating habits. You'll never believe what it took to shed that first chunk of weight.
Looking to sip from the fountain of youth? Well, I hope you like the taste of bone broth, because according to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow the flavorful caldo made from leftover animal bones is a wrinkle-fighting, belly bloat-blasting super food! Hmm, those are some pretty big claims, if you ask me. Can a simple broth made from animal bones really do all of that? Well, that's been the word on the street for centuries.
Apparently, your toddler can teach you a thing or two about healthy eating habits. A new weight loss plan called The Baby Diet is gaining popularity among women looking to shed a few pounds. Admittedly, the name is a bit off-putting, but there's no need to cringe over the thought of grown women eating puréed peas and carrots using tiny spoons or munching on dry cereal plucked out of a bright plastic bowl. Above anything, The Baby Diet emphasizes the need to consume regular meals--mainly three meals and one snack a day--and to be mindful of portion sizes. In essence, the idea behind the diet is this: moms make sure their babies eat nutrient-packed, fresh, homemade meals at regular intervals, so why wouldn't they adopt the same attitude in regards to their own eating habits?
While winter is the glorious season of holidays, family get-togethers and parties, it is also the season of flu, colds, arthritis attacks and other physical and physiological winter diseases. While indulging in comfort foods to keep us warm on a chilly winter day, we ignore important nutrients that can severely impact our health. Below you will find 5 powerful nutrients that will help you avoid those winter blues:
Celebrities: they're just like us. They crave cheeseburgers and fries, and occasionally feel guilty about scarfing down that half-pint of Ben & Jerry's during a recent Scandal marathon. Hey, it happens. However, unlike most of us, celebs have personal trainers and celebrity chefs on hand to help them lose the extra pounds. Not fair, right? Well…I may have found a way to get all the benefits of a pricey celeb workout without having to spend a single penny.
Children can be really picky eaters, taking out all the greens and veggies from their plate until they're left with a heaping pile of whatever they happen to find tasty. So how's a mom to make sure that her kids are getting the nutrients they need and a good variety in their diet? You trick them into eating them, of course! Kale, for instance, is labeled as a superfood because it's so nutritious, but kids might make a face when they hear about the leafy green. With these tips, your kids won't even taste that kale coming so don't be surprised if they start making special requests for dinner time.
Juicing often gets the cold shoulder in favor for hot chocolate and pumpkin spice lattes during chillier months, which is a real shame. Fruit and veggie fall juices are jam-packed with sniffle-fighting vitamin and minerals, and tummy-trimming properties. I bet Swiss Miss can't claim to do the same.
Contrary to popular belief, juicing isn't a seasonal fad; it's something you can do all year round. In fact, autumn is the perfect time to juice. Fruits and veggies that are in season around this time of year tend to contain less sugar than their summery friends, and they also have more fiber, which is a good thing when you consider how bloated many of us tend to feel around this time of year. Even better, fall juices are bursting with vitamins C, A, and E, all which help you feel good, as well as look good. Given all of these benefits, why would you ever consider taking a break from juicing?
Breast cancer is a very scary term that lately has become very common. The amount of women diagnosed with the disease has increased significantly in the last ten years and I'm sure someone close to you had been touched by those two words. Early detection is key and fortunately there are test that can predict if you have a higher chance to develop the disease. Some celebrities have undergone preventive mastectomies but you don't have to go that far because you can prevent cancer by eating certain foods.