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Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Results

Intermittent Fasting 101: How to Maximize Your Weight Loss Results

When most people think of “intermittent fasting,” they only think of starvation and tend to ignore the health benefits. Research studies reveal that reducing your daily calorie intake by 20 to 40 percent is an effective way to lose weight, improve cardiovascular, boost metabolism health, and prevent disease. However, most people find it difficult to eat less during the day, especially if their daily diet consists of eating five to six meals every two to three hours. Realistically, who would want to feel ‘hangry’? So before you adopt a new diet regimen, intermittent fasting, here’s what you need to know.   What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent Fasting (IF) involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. This eating system typically focuses on when to eat, not necessarily what...

Body goals by Victoria

How to Gain the Body You’ve Always Wanted

I’m sure we all love hearing advice from health and wellness coaches about body goals and healthy eating habits. But, listening to a person that was once in your shoes gives you a different type of motivation. So, I decided to interview, Victoria, a teacher and former cheerleader that worked diligently for the body she once had.  Q: Prior to reaching your body goals, explain the state of your health? A: After graduating from college, I gained 25 pounds. As a teacher, I would drink soda and eat white cheddar popcorn almost every day. After a long day of running behind kids, I was exhausted after work. I felt lazy, sluggish, and I knew I wasn’t myself. Growing up as a cheerleader, I was always in...

Vegetarian Photo By: elizabethstilwell

Vegetarian 101: The 3 Mistakes Beginners Often Make

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...

Protein Powder

Why Pea Protein is the Only Protein Powder to Use

For some of us, dealing with acne breakouts is a thing of the past. For others, we only have to really worry around our skin acting up during a certain time of the month when our hormones are already out of wack. And then, there are those few who seem to have breakouts more often than normal, and sometimes without reason. But, what if we told you that there may be a reason behind those “not so random” breakouts after all? It’s no secret that one of the most popular post workout supplements to hit the market in recent years is protein powder. And when you think about it, protein powder is the perfect match for a successful workout routine. A good one can help you lose...

Healthy Reads

3 Healthy Reads to Add to Your Book List

So often, the answers to our most pressing questions, the information we need to truly thrive, or the ideas that we’ve been trying to articulate on a certain topic can found within the pages of a book. We know this when we’re using books for business, for research, or even for self-help but we don’t always think of books as the first place to turn when it comes to our health. And we don’t mean books packed with medical terminology or statistics that we can’t quite understand. We mean books that help us understand what’s going on with our bodies, health, and the things we do can to be better in a way that we can understand. Whether you’re a book loving health enthusiast or...

Glowing Skin

6 Foods to Get Glowing Skin from Within

With the cooler months upon us, one thing we’re probably going to miss the most is having that natural sunkissed glow. There’s nothing that quite compares to the perfect summer glow but with fall’s arrival we need to create the glow on our on. While there are countless makeup and skincare products that promise to give you the glow you’ve been missing, the best place to start is with your foods. When you’re eating right, your skin can glow from within. Here are 5 foods to start with! FRUITS Kiwi is a great food to eat if you want healthy glowing skin. Kiwi is full of vitamin E which helps to moisturize the skin and is an antioxidant which means it protects the skin from environmental factors...

Eat Healthy on the Go

How to Eat Healthy on the Go

As busy women holding down careers, side hustles, families, and passions, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and find ourselves in the familiar cycle of eating whatever is quick and available to us. Unfortunately, most times that means instead of try to eat healthy, we eat foods that aren’t exactly the best for us. Even though our daily schedules aren’t likely to change, that doesn’t mean we have to be stuck eating the wrong foods. With a little preparation and some quick thinking, you can make healthy choices on the go. Eat breakfast. I know, I know, this sounds really cliche but starting off your day with a healthy breakfast that you make BEFORE you leave the house can really set...

Tichina Arnold Diet

How to Follow Tichina Arnold’s Diet

At this point, seeing Black women celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Angela Basset, and Tichina Arnold, it’s safe to say that Black don’t crack is more truth than myth. And while we’ll stand by that statement, that doesn’t exactly mean as Black women we can just breeze through life without taking necessary steps to make sure we look as good as favorite celebs. For Tichina Arnold, our favorite character of the 90s, keeping her melanin on point comes down to her diet. Want to get a diet that can help you look like Tichina at 48? Here’s how: It’s all about the balance - Like anything in life, the key to maintaining a successful diet is about balance. Without balance, which means, eating healthy foods, exercising,...

Eat Better

What the Health? No-Stress Ways to Eat Better

There's a lot of chatter around food and eating habits lately thanks, in particular, to an eye-opening--and slightly scary--documentary on Netflix titled What the Health. People everywhere are starting to rethink their food choices, dietary habits, and the way they think about food and for good reason. Although this documentary is one you’ll just have to watch for yourself (and take what you see with a grain of salt) there is much to be said about the effects that food have on your health and life. And while, we won’t tell you to stop eating meat and go vegan, there are ways to simply eat better in general. STRESS-FREE WAYS TO EAT BETTER Stock up on healthy snacks. One of the main reasons people fail at...

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...