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How Water Fasting Affects Heart Health

There are so many people who carry out fasts for religious or spiritual reasons, for detoxing purposes, and more. I, myself, have carried out the water fast on two occasions when I was in high school. I thought it was the obvious way to shed an abundance of weight because I wouldn’t be consuming any sugars, starches, or carbs. Years later, I wonder what I was possibly risking with my health. What is the Water Fast? Water fasting is the act of fasting all foods and only consuming water. Many people water fast to lose weight or for its health benefits. It is advised that the water fast exceeds no more than 72 hours at a time, however doing so for a longer time should not be...

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Fight Heart disease with Mushrooms | Stuffed Mushroom Day

Hey ladies! I hope everyone is doing well today! So if you all were not aware, yesterday was national stuffed mushroom day! I know some of you are like ew gross, and some of you are jumping for joy about this, but I invite all of you who are anti-mushrooms to try them stuffed as they have a completely different flavor than just plain raw mushrooms in a salad for example. You’re probably also wondering why i’m bringing this up as well. Well since it is February, the month all about love and black history, I thought I’d talk about heart health since that is something affecting both of those areas. Black women & Heart Disease It is sad to say but half of us black...

The Pros and Cons of Going Cold Turkey!

How many of us wanted to start a new diet or quit consuming something and thought the best way to do it was going cold turkey? My hand is raised because I know I have. Let me tell you, it was not easy! I’m going to give you my take on quitting soda cold turkey. I’m choosing soda because I am so deeply in love with Coca Cola that it’s crazy! So here are my pros and cons of quitting (Coca Cola) cold turkey. Pros Clearer Skin: As you know soda has way too much sugar in it for people like me to consume multiple times a day everyday. When I quit drinking soda cold turkey, I had noticeably clearer skin over time. Energy: Reducing the amount...

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How to Grocery Shop for Healthy Foods on a Budget

“I want to eat healthier! I have so many goals I want to achieve but healthy food is expensive and I don’t want to eat like a rabbit.” Is this you? I feel like we all have been in this position. We don’t all have the money to go completely crazy on healthy food. I have a few suggestions for you to get healthy and still be able to save a few coins. Plan Your Meals Decide what kind of meals you want to make and what kinds of foods you’re willing to eat. This way you aren’t buying foods you think you’ll eat at some point but instead, you’re buying foods you will eat and have a plan to make.   Make a List I promise this will...

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My Experience with Intermittent Fasting | Fitness and & Health

Hey ladies hope all is well with you! So there's this “diet” that's going around called intermittent fasting, and I really wanted to give it a try. Normally, when i’m trying to lose weight, I just skip a couple of meals and only eat 1 time a day. This helps me to get used to smaller portion sizes and also control my hunger, and is literally the only thing that helps me to lose weight. So when I read about Intermittent fasting I definitely wanted to give it a try. Before when I would say that I don’t eat as much when i’m trying to lose weight people would assume that I have anorexia, or some other mental issues. I often felt guilty about losing...

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A Recap of National Gluten Free Day

The older I’ve become, the more I’ve heard the words, “gluten free” spill from people’s mouths. I thought living a gluten free lifestyle meant no bread, which meant I couldn’t do it because I am in love with bread. When I tell you I was wrong, believe me! I looked into it and found out that gluten free is so much more than I thought. What is Gluten and why should I care? Gluten is a group of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and spelt. There are many people who have switched to a gluten free lifestyle because of the negative effects that gluten has on their bodies. For example, some people have celiac disease or even a non-gluten celiac sensitivity. Celiac disease is an...

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Sis! What’s Really Stopping You From Reaching Your Health Goals?

Almost everyone I know has a health goal of some sort, but has never reached at least one of them at the beginning of the year. I’m guilty of this. I set an abundance of goals and the more time passes, the easier that the goal becomes a faint memory. Here are a few reasons why you probably aren’t reaching your health and wellness goals. Excuses! Stop making excuses! Best selling author Robin Sharma said “the excuses we make destroy the results we deserve.” How many times have you made an excuse and those few words stopped you from doing something you really needed to do? Excuses don’t do anything except hinder you. They are roadblocks in your path to success. Don’t make them a habit. End...

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Keto vs. Paleo: Which Diet Option is Best for You?

Is there a such thing as the perfect diet? There are so many diets swarming the internet and you need to find the best one for you. Two diets that are frequently talked about are the Keto Diet and the Paleo Diet, but now you have to decide which one is best for you to try. I’m not going to tell you which one is better. Instead, I’m going to give you more information on both diets to help you reach a distinctive decision. What is the Keto Diet? The Ketogenic, or keto, diet is a low-carb high fat diet. You consume less sugar and consume very little carbs. With this diet, most of your calorie intake comes from fat. The goal of the ketogenic diet is...

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How I Eat for Energy

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash I know what you’re going through all too well. You’ve got a lot on your plate whether you’re career driven, a woman managing a hectic household or often both! Yet, your yawning at noon. How are you making it sis? Probably just barely, at least that’s how I was. I was working, had several side hustles, and going to school full time. I passed out everyday at around 6pm and just couldn’t get most of the things I needed to get done actually done (and all the way, not just starting them)! I know that I was doing a lot but it didn’t make sense to be as tired as I was everyday. There had to be more to it then...

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Going Vegan? Consider these 3 things first!

  You see it everywhere, people are constantly talking about it. They are talking about how it changed their lives, and how much weight they’ve lost. You see testimony of people who cured their diabetes and other diseases. This Vegan diet, It seems like a miracle cure right? And now an even bigger question.. Where do I sign up!? (that was my question at least). I have watched all the documentaries, Vegan youtube cooking channels, and searched high and low for vegan restaurants. But, I don't happen to be vegan, and I don’t think I ever will be. I know what you’re thinking, good for you sis but what about me? Well any reasonable internet stranger can write down a list of benefits to a vegan diet,...

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