This zero belly diet promises a flat tummy in no time!

Most of us have hopes of whittling our waists down for aesthetic reasons -- we want to look good, and sculpting a svelte waist is a great way to do just that. But, appearances aren't the only reason to focus on your tummy. I've actually heard from various sources that excessive belly fat is a leading indicator of impending heart troubles and even cancer. Even if you're not overweight but carry your weight in your midsection, you could be at risk, since it's been proven that belly fat indicates an increased amount of fat surrounding internal organs. Kind of scary, right? Well, don't worry too much. It looks like there's an easy diet -- including lots of Latino staples -- that can help you banish the belly bulge.  


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5 EASY ways to get a bigger bootie


I'll be the first to admit having a big ol' butt isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Often times, big booties are accompanied by chichos, cellulite, and saggy barrigas. However, that doesn't mean there isn't anything you can do to change that. If Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have taught us anything, it's that lean, mean hourglass shaped bods aren't impossible to attain. In fact, you can get one of your own by simply following this painless 5-step plan. 

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Your baby's birth month can determine how healthy he is

It's common knowledge that everything from an expectant mother's stress levels to second hand smoke to exposure to pet feces and pesticides may have a profound effect on a child's long-term development and health. However, what most of us don't' realize is the month in which a child is born and, yes, even conceived, may also impact a child's well-being. Crazy, huh?

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All you have to do to lose weight is BREATHE


The one thing you've been wishing for, dreaming about and yes praying for is here. There's a possibility that you might lose weight by just breathing. Boom! I'm talking about deep-breathing, a.k.a yoga. When you learn how to breathe effectively you can alter the metabolic activity in your brain, send mixed signals and decrease your body mass. It's said that works most effectively with obese teens and young adults, but I'm sure that if you watch what you eat, and breathe you can achieve the same results. Keep reading, my friend, because I'm going to tell you what this breathing is all about.

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How coconut oil can protect your hair before you bleach it


Experimenting with hair color and changing up your look is so much fun, but it's no secret that it can wreak havoc on your hair, especially if you use bleach. And let's be honest, most of us dark haired Latinas have to use bleach if we're gonna see any difference at all when changing up our hair color--even from one shade of brown to another, let alone going blonde or a fun color like purple or blue. But you no longer have to worry about frying your tresses every time you whip out the bleach. There's a completely safe and natural way to protect your hair.

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5 Ways to banish adult acne

This past summer I was shocked to find myself breaking out every few weeks. I didn't even have acne as a teenager, and there I was battling massive pimples at 29. What the heck?! Not only is adult acne gross, but it's totally embarassing. Apparently, acne is pretty common among women approaching their thirties due to changing hormones, but honestly that doesn't make it any less frustrating. Keep reading to find out how to nip it in the bud.

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7 Ways to save your dry scalp​

It's a lucky girl who doesn't suffer at least a mild bout of dry scalp once winter rolls around and harsh cold wind and dry indoor heat begin to leech all of the natural oils from your skin. A dry, itchy winter scalp is not only uncomfortable, but it can be embarrassing when those little while flakes start making themselves seen to the outside world. Of course, sometimes those flakes are caused by an actual medical problem like psoriasis, eczema or a fungus, but if your problem is mostly environmental, there are some things you can do to remedy it all on your own, or even avoid it altogether. Try these seven dry scalp fixes.

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The ultimate natural cure for constipation is easier than you think

Constipation is not a topic many people would choose to talk about, but as moms, most of us have been through it--even if it was only during pregnancy. It's uncomfortable, painful, annoying and just plain gross. Not only that, but many of the medical treatments for it either don't work very well or take a long time to kick in. Thankfully, there are a number of natural remedies that can ease your pain and one that can even cure you permanently. 

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7 Cancer causing foods you're probably eating


Over the past several years I have read numerous books and blogs and watched several documentaries about nutrition and the problems caused by the overly processed foods that are so prevalent in the American diet. And over the years I have mostly gradually--and sometimes abruptly--eliminated many of the biggest health offenders from my diet and that of my immediately family. I don't take things to the extreme, and I'm okay with occasional slip or indulgence, but for the most part, I have a pretty clean diet. To be honest, after so much research, I've determined that some foods are just not worth the risk--especially easily avoidable foods that have been linked to cancer. Keep reading to find out which seven cancer causing foods--which you're probably eating--you must avoid.

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5 Mistakes you're making with olive oil

Not only has olive oil been touted as the best cooking oil for your health, being that it's full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants, but it's probably something you grew up using in your family's Latino kitchen as well. Me, I don't remember a time when there wasn't at least a small bottle of Goya olive oil in the pantry. Back then, though, we mostly used it to dress our salads. But there are tons of other ways you can use the good stuff, and some you should avoid. Read on to find out more.

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