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Counting Calories, the best diet choice for people with HIV?

Hey sis! You are a rainbow in a sky full of grey, and I just thought it was important that you know that today. So one of the most archaic ways to control weight loss is calorie counting. Calorie counting was the thing to do before fad diets came along, and personally, calorie counting is my favorite way to control my weight and the easiest way for me to do so. Instead of special diets, depriving yourself, and/or spending extra hours in the kitchen, simply eating a little less than you normally would could be all you need to do to lose weight. So how many calories should I be eating? Well it depends. In a lot of cases your doctor will give you a nutritional diet...

National Moscato Day! | 3 Skinny Girl Drinks to stay on your diet

Hey sis! So as you may or may not know, today is National Moscato day! So just as a disclaimer this post is not sponsored, and BGH is not promoting the consumption of alcohol as a part of their platform. The following ideas are mine and BGH was just kind enough to let me share them. So now that this is out of the way, lets get on to the good stuff! So as I mentioned earlier today is national moscato day, and I wouldn’t be your sister if I didn't help you find a way to indulge. As far as drinking goes, you could do a lot worse than wine, however when you are trying to achieve weight loss goals, you’ve got to make...

3- Day juice Cleanse Results

Hey sis, hope all is well for you! Let me just tell you, the past 3 days have been crazy for me! If you remember from my post last week I did a 3 day Juice cleanse to drop a couple inches off my waist for a cruise I have coming up. Man it was rough!  I wasn't prepared for sure and although I cheated a couple of times I did have fairly good results. This was the cleanse I used, and I didn't weigh myself before because I wasn't looking for weight loss so much as I wanted to get rid of bloat and constipation. So without further adieu, here is my experience, and some recommendations if you are thinking of trying your own...

Is Exercise During Pregnancy Okay?

Those of you lovely ladies who are expecting the arrival of a little bundle of joy, this one's for you! You’re here because you want to be healthy and live a healthier lifestyle so what changes now that you’re pregnant? For the longest time we’ve been preaching exercise and a healthy diet but can you do that with a bun in the oven? Yes. Exercise during your pregnancy is generally safe and very often recommended, unless told otherwise by one’s health professional concerning complications. Exercising during a pregnancy is not for weight loss at that particular moment, but rather to remain healthy and for possible weight loss post-pregnancy. Some benefits to exercising during a pregnancy include an increase in energy and an improved mood. As with...

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3-Day Juice Cleanse and Detox

Hey Sis! I hope that your days are flying by, and that you are manifesting a life that you love. So if you followed me on my journey last month where I tried keto for a week, then you’ll know that I’m going on a cruise at the beginning of next month. And let me just tell you I haven’t been doing the things I need to do in order to get some weight off (don’t judge me sis). The good news is that overall I’m pretty happy with my body, and i’m starting to believe I may have a bowel problem more so than a weight problem. My biggest issue is the belly area, and that could be fat, but it seems to be...

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3 Ways to Fight Fatigue!

Fatigue is a lack of energy, exhaustion, and lethargy. One can experience physical, mental or both forms of fatigue. There are ways that some people fight fatigue and here are three of them: Exercise! Sometimes exercise can be difficult to start developing a habit in but it is worth it. When dealing with fatigue sometimes just getting up and moving helps tremendously. This sis not to say that you need to go buy a gym membership and workout five days a week or do two workouts a day. You could go ride your bike, take a walk in the park, go dancing, or even do some relaxing yoga. Getting your body in movement can help give you that boost of energy you need. Drink More Water! You...

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HIV/AIDS & Depression | Fighting Both with Diet and Exercise

Hey Sis! Can you believe it’s spring time already? One great thing about Spring is that the constant dark and gloomy days begin to get more sparse as time goes on. One thing about winter, is that it brings on something called seasonal depression disorder. Becoming depressed, simply because it’s getting colder outside is really a thing, and coupled with a recent HIV/AIDS diagnosis, can mean tough times. The weather clearing up isn’t the only thing that can be done to fight this tragic combination, and leaving your happiness completely up to the time of year isn’t the recommended way to go. Being more proactive before hard times hit Here at BGH we provide a lot of information on wellness whether it be recipes, exercise routines, and...

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The Low-Down on Fiber

Hey sis! I hope your day is filled with joy and happiness, and that your dreams are becoming reality. Here at BGH we are very health conscious and always recommend eating strategically to maximize the benefits of the food you're eating. Today however, I wanted to come and talk about something that's important, but is also kinda rare when you’re reading the backs of your food labels, and that is fiber. What is Fiber? Fiber is dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, lignin, and pectin, that are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes. That’s just  google’s definition, in layman’s terms fiber is what helps hold your poop together. You see, there is a type of fiber that your body can’t really break down, so because...

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8-day Keto trial and Shake Review

Hey sis! I hope everything is going well for you. So if you remember a couple of weeks ago I mention that I would be doing a trial run of the keto diet for 8 days, and that I would be incorporating a new keto shake product in my diet during this trial run. So how did it go? First let me preface this by saying that Keto is not easy! Not saying that I thought it would be because I’m a carb loving fool, but I thought “oh I can do this for a bit, as long as I plan ahead and stay creative with the meals”, boy was I wrong. Keto is not for the faint of heart, there was several times during this trial...

Intermittent Fasting!

Diets. The trendy ones catch our eye and make us want to reap the same benefits and results of the before and after picture testimonials on tv or social media. We try them and grow extremely disappointed in the diet and false hope we were given. What about intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is a cyclical pattern of eating and fasting. This diet strays from telling the kinds of foods one should eat and gives those who act on this fasting the times in which they should eat. The 16/8 method involves restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as 1–9 p.m. Then you fast for 16 hours in between.This sounds like a long time to refrain from eating but generally this time is...

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