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Tia Mowry Diet

How This Diet Helped Tia Mowry Lose 20 lbs

I love me ❤️ And that's all that matters! Ps, this photo is NOT photoshopped one bit! ?- by mom Bathing suit- @bfyneswim A post shared by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on Jul 10, 2017 at 6:20pm PDT Early Spring of 2016, Tia Mowry--mother, wife, actress, and entrepreneur--was 20 lbs heavier  and found herself getting body shamed by social media. But it wasn’t the name calling and social trolling that inspired her to take control of her body, transform her diet, and lose weight. It was a new approach to healing from an endometriosis diagnosis years earlier. After undergoing surgery twice and taking various medications to ease her pain, Tia turned her attention to the foods she was eating. By making some significant changes, she was able to relieve...

Advocate for Uterine Fibroids

3 Ways to Be an Advocate for Uterine Fibroids

July is Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. A condition that affects between 80-90%% of black women by the time they reach the age of 50! And while uterine fibroids is a condition that is so common in our community, it is one that isn’t talked about enough and one that many of us suffer in silence. This month, take control of the narrative surrounding uterine fibroids and become an advocate for yourself, your sisters, and your friends. 3 Ways to Be an Advocate for Fibroids Become Aware. So many of us have heard of uterine fibroids but we don’t know much about them. Uterine fibroids are treatable, non-cancerous growths that develop on or around the uterus. They can be painful or painless and are treatable. Simply...

Sunscreen for Black Women

Best Sunscreen for Black Women

With summer here in full effect, there’s one conversation that we need to be having. It’s about sunscreen. We’ve heard it all before ladies. The universal--and scary myth--that women of color don’t need to wear sunscreen. Now, we get it, there is some truth behind the statement that “black don’t crack” but trust us, if you want to protect your melanin and keep your skin looking its best as you age, you absolutely need to be wearing sunscreen daily. Before we jump into the good stuff like which sunscreen you should try, our favorites, and the best options for women of color, let’s talk about the basics. ANYone who is exposed to the sun at ANY point should be slathering on the sunscreen like their...

Taking Control of Your Wellness

Taking Control of Your Own Wellness

Wellness is the state of having good health and it typically centers on balancing the mind, body, and soul. It can be hard enough just focusing on one of these topics, let alone all three but in order to truly reach your health goals, you must become a master of your own wellness. The good news is, wellness is a lifelong journey and one that you have total control over. Taking small steps everyday to improve your wellness is all it takes to begin to see real change in your health and life. How to Take Control Your Wellness Mind - Having a clear and focused mind can do wonders in improving your health. So often, people--and women especially--don’t realize how much stress and worry we...

K. Michelle’s Big Chop

"I've been learning, learning to be in love with myself." ~K. Michelle. It's always dope to see celebrities step out of the norm and change up their look, but the last thing we expected was K. Michelle's bold new hair cut. She debuted her big chop and it is stunning! In preparation for her new album, The People I Used to Know, K. Michelle is revealing herself, her vulnerabilities, and the things--and people--she's encountered on this journey of life. Right in line with the transformation of her inner self, she decided to take the plunge and big chop, a popular way to go natural. "I cut it off, like I cut you off. U picked your side, and i'm picking mine. The tough decision hasn't cost me...

3 Ways to Boost Body Confidence

The season of sun dresses, bathing suits, and cutoff shorts is upon us. But if there's one season that has the ability to impact your confidence like no other, it's the summer. Regardless of whether you have "beach body" goals or you simply want to feel comfortable in your summer outfits, we have three ways to help you be confident in your own skin, no matter what. Body confidence is something so many women struggle to achieve but very few talk about. We live in the age of filters and photoshop and, oftentimes, we find ourselves slipping into the comparison trap. Nothing hits self confidence like comparing yourself to others. And while, gaining self confidence isn't a switch you can simply flip on and off as...

Miss USA 2017 – Her Crowning Look by CHI Haircare

When it comes to fabulous hair, it doesn't get much better than beauty pageants. And for the past two years, the Miss USA beauty queens just so happen to be black women which means we had the chance to see hairstyles that we could relate to. Yasss! Want to know how Miss USA 2017 achieved her flawless hair to hold her crown? We have all the details. With CHI as the official haircare sponsor for the 2017 Miss USA Pageant, Farouk Systems Global Artist Albert Luiz was responsible for creating Kára McCullough‘s crowning look. Highlighting and amplifying her natural hair texture, Albert shares his step by steps tips and the key CHI products used to achieve her winning look. Products used: CHI Deep Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner ...

Naturally Temi

BGH Live! Talking Beauty with Miss USA 2016 & @NaturallyTemi

Every good talk show needs a beauty segment and it was no different for BGH Live! We chatted with Deshauna Barber about what it's really like being a pageant queen, what's next, and of course, her beauty secrets! We also got a quick natural hair demo from the natural hair guru Temitope Adesina to keep our crown on point, even when we're working out! Beauty and health go hand in hand so of course we were more than excited to chat it up with a pageant queen and a natural hair guru! Deshauna sat down and shared what life was like being Miss USA and a member of the army reserves. From having her life and schedule taken over by her manager to carving out time...

BGH Live! A Conversation with Ernestine Shepherd

Coming out to the Rocky theme song and letting us know the champ was here, Ms. Ernestine Shepherd arrived to chat with us and give us the real deal behind how she keeps herself fit and in shape—including her insane morning routine! At 80 years young, Ms. Ernestine Shepherd came to KICKSTART and BGH Live! to play. Dressed to the T and with a ton of energy, she gave us the scoop on the morning routine of all morning routines. Ready for this one? She wakes up every morning at 2:30am—yup we were like whaattt too. She starts her morning with devotionals and meditation to get her mind in a positive space. After that, it’s an easy breakfast of liquid egg whites and she’s off for a 2...

BGH Live! Making Better Food Choices & Socanomics

To kick off BGH Live! we’re chatting with a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor to get the best of both of worlds to learn how to optimize our gut health. And because a good diet goes hand in hand with a good fitness routine, we had to include a Socanomics dance break! To start us off right, Dr. Robinson schooled us on what exactly gut health is and why is it so important. To keep it simple: Gut health is thinking about the diseases that affect your gut like diabetes and making better food choices. The best way to do this is by eating foods that are good for gut and avoiding those that aren’t. Ready to know which is which? AVOID LIST: High cholesterol, high...