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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...

Top Perks to ask about when looking for a gym membership

Good morning beautiful! I hope all is well with you, and you're manifesting greatness into your life. When it comes to manifesting things into your life, there is no reward without putting in some work, but who says you can't get perks to go long with the results of your hard work? I’m new to the fitness scene and recently started looking for a gym to call home. I started by just looking for the cheapest thing available, but I decided that there should be more benefits to my membership than just saving a few dollars. So today I thought I would share some of the top perks that I’ve seen offered at gyms. Free Classes This one is one of the most common but it...

The Best Cardio Workouts to Promote Heart Health!

The workout struggle is real! It can be extremely difficult to initiate your exercising journey, especially when you have health conditions or concerns. Often times, people use their health concerns as excuses to keep from exercising or the struggle to force themselves to workout because of the boredom in their workout. I’m going to give you a few ideas on how some of the best cardio workouts that promote heart health! Dancing: Who would’ve thought that dancing and having fun could do so much for you? People think of cardio and instantly think of running miles until they feel like passing out. Dancing is a great and fun thing to do that also promotes your heart health and can help other health issues or concerns! Swimming: The hot sun...

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Top 3 Yoga Youtubers You’ll Love!

My relationship with yoga has always been a love/hate one. Loving the days where we focus on breathing and meditation, and hating the days where it felt like I was doing some kind of crazy flexible pilates. In my yoga journey, there have been numerous times where I have fallen off the bandwagon, but every time I slowly found my way back to the mat. Yoga has been my introduction to fitness and is slowly motivating me to get myself in shape. Every time I sit down for a session, I see myself getting stronger and more capable of doing the different poses (and holding downward dog for more than just a few seconds). So to incite inspiration in some of my BGH sisters, I...

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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Yoga 101|My Journey and Top 5 tips to get started

Good morning beautiful ladies of BGH! I hope 2019 has started off excellent for you. Mine is good so far, not accomplishing everything I want but making a large dent in my goals. Today we will talk about one of them and that’s doing Yoga. First I want to say that Yoga is Hard! I still have a lot of work to do on my yoga journey, but i’d like to tell you my top 5 tips on getting started, coming from my experience on what has and hasn’t worked. First a little about my journey Personally, I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey so this post isn't meant to provide professional advice, but if you’re just getting started, or have been interested in yoga...

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5 Tips That Will Help You Trim Your Waistline After Pregnancy

Gain the body you desire after pregnancy Some women believe that after having a child there's no such thing as a fit and healthy body. However, every day we see women online sharing their pregnancy journey. By sharing their story with us they are exposing the good and bad through their journey. Even after these women give birth they are now faced with two main responsibilities; taking care of a newborn and working to get their body back in shape. I don't know how they do it, but kudos to them! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk8OG2xHg3-[/embed] 5 Tips to Help Trim Your Waistline After Pregnancy: Getting Adequate Sleep - Most moms try to sleep on the same schedule as their newborn children. Although this is hard to accomplish sometimes - a study found...

7 sculpting workouts

7 Sculpting Moves to Get You Motivated and Fit for Summer!

Ladies, Summer is Here! With summer now officially here that doesn't mean you stop working towards your health and fitness goals. There are so many ways to get in shape over these next three months.  In this short video clip, Jeanette Jenkins, shows us 7 sculpting moves to get in shape this summer. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj8Iw1iny6B[/embed] 7 Low Impact Exercises to Sculpt Your Body Side Lung to Front Kick Push-Up  to Squat Bicep Curl Shoulder Press Plie Squat with Upright Row and Front Deft Lift Goblet Squat Stationary Bikes with Bicep Curls Back Row to Back Fly with Back Taps Chest Fly's with Ab Double Leg Lower Make sure you complete each workout for 15-25 reps and 2-3 sets. Key Takeaway High-Intensity Training and aggressive cardio isn't the only way to properly get...

One Women’s Story On Why She Decided to Transform Her Body!

When You Know It's Time to Change It takes courage to want to transform your body and lifestyle. It's not an easy decision to make nor an easy journey to take. You have to find motivation and understand your "why." Why should I get healthy? Why should I workout? Why should I change my lifestyle? The reasons behind your journey has to come from you. So, the next time you doubt yourself before working towards becoming healthy and fit, take a look at this mother's journey. This should help you figure out your "why." [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj8rgpjhnc1[/embed] One Women's Story On Why She Decided to Transform Her Body "I'm looking at these pics like where did the time go. My baby is growing up so fast. I remember when I had...

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