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Healthy and Fit Vegan

How to Become a Fit and Healthy Vegetarian

Becoming a Vegetarian Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? I know, I have!  After watching What the Health, a documentary that highlights the benefits of veganism, I went vegetarian for a month. Surprisingly, a few of my girlfriends did as well. But, over the course of 30 days, I knew I was doing the right thing for my body. Since I already practice healthy eating, I thought cutting out meat would be a breeze. And to be honest with you, it was. However, I wasn’t losing any weight and traveling to South Africa didn’t help me stay on track. If you’re transitioning from a carnivorous diet to a vegetarian diet, there are three mistakes that ought to be avoided in order to promote a more efficient...

Meal Prepping is Key

How Meal Prepping is the Gateway to Transforming Your Body

Why is meal prepping important? Most people believe the key to weight loss is exercise. While exercise does play a major role in dropping those unwanted pounds, meal prepping is highly important because it will help you fight for the body you always desired. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BggvH0-giWY[/embed] Here are the 3 things you should do to prepare for meal prepping: Pick a day - The reason why picking a day to meal is highly encouraged is because this would actually help you stay on track. Most people use Sundays for meal prepping. It helps people with nutrition and fitness goals start the week off strong and end with a bang. Designating a day to meal prepping is extremely important if you're looking to earn consistent results. Pick the meals - Now that you...

6 exercises that will make you sweat

6 Exercises that Will Make You Sweat and Strengthen Your Body!

When the gym is crowded, what should I do? If you've ever been to the gym during its peak hours, you know that it's crowded and every machine is occupied. Instead of having to wait for a machine to become available, you should create your own workout routine. In case you get stumped, here are six exercises that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your body. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgU26oDhXIC[/embed] Full Body Workout Routine by Latoya Shauntay Snell 10 pushups 15 air squats with a weighted plate 15 back lunges with a weighted plate 1 minute of jump rope 5 split squats on each leg 6 Burpees Complete 3-5 rounds of this workout depending on your time constraints. This workout is extremely helpful if you're crunched for time or have a limited amount of...

Boxing Work Classes

4 Workout Classes to Help Maximize Your Calorie Burn

Get Out of Your Typical Workout Routine If you hit the gym 5-6 times a week and you dread exercising each day, don't you think it's time to switch up your workout routine? Don't get me wrong, I love the elliptical, treadmill, free weights, and machine bike, but there's nothing like workout classes. When you're in a workout class, it's rare that you find yourself dreading the workout and it doesn't feel like you're exercising. For the most part, you are more focus on doing the movements correctly and building friendships with other people in the class. For example, the women in this photo are having a blast dancing. They are fierce and confident while executing every dance move. The last thing they're thinking about is knowing that...

BGH: What does it mean to be fit

Question of the Day: What does living a fit life mean to you?

Living Your Best Life Some people believe living a fit life means you have to be a certain shape or weight. However, living a fit life doesn't mean you have to hit the gym every day. Living a fit life is more than checking the number on the scale. Living a fit life is more than depriving yourself of your favorite foods and dropping a few pounds. So, that's why I ask ...

Strong black woman

Transform Your Body By Competing with Yourself and No One Else!

Transform Your Body Transforming your body takes hard work and dedication. You have to stay consistent with eating properly and implementing the right workouts to reach your body goals. It's extremely important that during this process, you don't compare yourself to anyone. Stay in competition with yourself, not the Instagram models! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf9AokgHAGD[/embed] If you read the Instagram post below by @saiphifer she states "Me vs. Me." This is a perfect example of how you should determine your progress. It's important to not solely rely on the scale, which will enable you to focus more on building muscle and confidence. Here are five ways to measure your victories without using the scale: Track your eating habits - Make sure you are eating 5-6 times a day to help speed up your metabolism. Your...

Let the Music Do the Heavy Lifting

Finding My Passion and Purpose Becoming a DJ after having a career as a theatrical actress and dancer was a huge lifestyle shift for me. Long, late hours of work meant unstable sleeping and eating patterns. The freelance lifestyle comes with unique stresses and being an entrepreneur can consume one’s thoughts 24/7 if we let it. Alcohol was suddenly being offered to me freely and excessively… at my job! Needless to say, I put on some pounds during that transition period as I found my way as a new DJ. Now, I have a career that is fulfilling and which brings me joy, and I’ve learned how to maintain healthier habits around my new DJ lifestyle. My Workout Routine One of my favorite healthy habits is my home workout...

Checking blood sugar

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

The alarming statistics behind diabetes Did you know that more than 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s almost 10 percent of the U.S. population. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and African Americans are 50 to 100 percent more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to Caucasians. In addition, black women are 2-4 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than white women. If type 2 diabetes isn’t managed correctly, it can lead to blindness, nerve damage, leg and foot amputations, and kidney failure. Aren’t these statistics alarming? [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj8szfjEkcY[/embed] Not many people are aware that type 2 diabetes can be preventable and reversed naturally. America is known for its reactive measures in combating...

Deep Conditioning Treatment

3 Deep Conditioning Methods to Help Your Hair Grow & Glow

Deep conditioning your scalp is key to having luscious, thick and healthy hair. Purchasing deep conditioning treatments from beauty supply brands is great, but there’s nothing like making your own hair regimen from natural products inside of your home. Here are 3 homemade deep conditioning treatments you can incorporate into your hair regimen. Banana Hair Mask Do you have dry and dull hair? If so, the banana mask will help add moisture and shine to your hair. This particular mask has lots of antibiotics and Vitamin C. This hair treatment will also help your hair grow longer, stronger and faster. Check out the recipe below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MaWMMn_EpM[/embed] 1 ripe banana (2 if you have long hair) 2 tablespoons of olive oil and coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey ½ cup full-fat...

Prevent Acne with Cleansing

How to Build a Facial Routine to Rid and Prevent Acne

From oily and dry skin to acne-prone skin, during our adulthood, we’ve all felt like a teenager going through the tortures of puberty. The truth is everybody experiences breakouts at least once or twice a year. We all test a variety of skincare products, hoping that one would stick. But based on my experience, it wasn’t so much the trial and error process of testing different types of skincare products as it was about getting into the groove of a facial routine. 5 Steps That Will Help You Build a Facial Routine [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4NJI12_sA[/embed] Cleanse your skin daily After a long day, your face has been exposed to a large number of bacteria-carrying products such as cellular devices, fingers, makeup brushes, oils, and fragrances just to name a few....