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You Can Still be Fit and Enjoy Your Favorite Sweets

Do you crave sweets? When people think of being healthy, they often feel like they have to deprive themselves of sweets. The truth is, you don't! You just need to find healthy alternatives that will give you all the nutrition you need. Here's a pancake recipe that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth, but still provider your body some nutritional value. [embed][/embed] Plant-based Maple Muffin Pancake Recipe: Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 small ripe banana 1tbsp chia seeds 1 scoop Banana maple muffin ( available 1 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla extract & cinnamon to taste Add 3tbsp of warm water to the 1tbs of chia seeds. Cook batter in a non-stick pan with coconut oil over medium heat. Read the remaining recipe by @massy.arias above!  Key Takeaway If you have a sweet...

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Be Your Own Body Goals by Competing with Yourself

Why competing with yourself is healthy? It's important for people to understand that when starting your weight loss journey, it's not good to compare yourself to other people. When you begin to compare yourself, you often find yourself lost and it can become mentally draining. The road to fitness and becoming healthy takes time, so trust your process and know that if you remain consistent the results will come. Just use this fit chick as an example! [embed][/embed] Stop making excuses and just do it! The more excuses you make, the longer it will take for you to accomplish any goal in life. You have to not only change your diet, but you must also transform your mind. Did you know that 80 percent of your success depends on...

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Don’t Rush Your Fitness Journey, It Takes Time!

Why does "patience" and "fitness" have to work together? Have you ever weighed yourself and got frustrated with the scale? Or looked in the mirror and began to criticize your body? It's ok! We've all done it before. As women, our bodies are constantly changing. But instead of being patient with our bodies, we tend to want a major body transformation in a day. The truth is, it's unrealistic! It's not that our goals aren't reachable, it's the unrealistic time frame we give ourselves to reach them. Weight loss is a slow process and if you want to do it right, you have to be patient with your body. [embed][/embed] Here are 4 tips that will help you obtain patience during your fitness journey: Plan ahead and give your body time to transform. You...

Healthy and Fit Vegan

How to Become a Fit and Healthy Vegetarian

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...

Meal Prepping is Key

How Meal Prepping is the Gateway to Transforming Your Body

Why is meal prepping important? Most people believe the key to weight loss is exercise. While exercise does play a major role in dropping those unwanted pounds, meal prepping is highly important because it will help you fight for the body you always desired. [embed][/embed] Here are the 3 things you should do to prepare for meal prepping: Pick a day - The reason why picking a day to meal is highly encouraged is because this would actually help you stay on track. Most people use Sundays for meal prepping. It helps people with nutrition and fitness goals start the week off strong and end with a bang. Designating a day to meal prepping is extremely important if you're looking to earn consistent results. Pick the meals - Now that you...

6 exercises that will make you sweat

6 Exercises that Will Make You Sweat and Strengthen Your Body!

When the gym is crowded, what should I do? If you've ever been to the gym during its peak hours, you know that it's crowded and every machine is occupied. Instead of having to wait for a machine to become available, you should create your own workout routine. In case you get stumped, here are six exercises that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your body. [embed][/embed] Full Body Workout Routine by Latoya Shauntay Snell 10 pushups 15 air squats with a weighted plate 15 back lunges with a weighted plate 1 minute of jump rope 5 split squats on each leg 6 Burpees Complete 3-5 rounds of this workout depending on your time constraints. This workout is extremely helpful if you're crunched for time or have a limited amount of...

BGH: What does it mean to be fit

Question of the Day: What does living a fit life mean to you?

Living Your Best Life Some people believe living a fit life means you have to be a certain shape or weight. However, living a fit life doesn't mean you have to hit the gym every day. Living a fit life is more than checking the number on the scale. Living a fit life is more than depriving yourself of your favorite foods and dropping a few pounds. So, that's why I ask ...

Deep Conditioning Treatment

3 Deep Conditioning Methods to Help Your Hair Grow & Glow

Deep conditioning your scalp is key to having luscious, thick and healthy hair. Purchasing deep conditioning treatments from beauty supply brands is great, but there’s nothing like making your own hair regimen from natural products inside of your home. Here are 3 homemade deep conditioning treatments you can incorporate into your hair regimen. Banana Hair Mask Do you have dry and dull hair? If so, the banana mask will help add moisture and shine to your hair. This particular mask has lots of antibiotics and Vitamin C. This hair treatment will also help your hair grow longer, stronger and faster. Check out the recipe below! [embed][/embed] 1 ripe banana (2 if you have long hair) 2 tablespoons of olive oil and coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey ½ cup full-fat...

Prevent Acne with Cleansing

How to Build a Facial Routine to Rid and Prevent Acne

From oily and dry skin to acne-prone skin, during our adulthood, we’ve all felt like a teenager going through the tortures of puberty. The truth is everybody experiences breakouts at least once or twice a year. We all test a variety of skincare products, hoping that one would stick. But based on my experience, it wasn’t so much the trial and error process of testing different types of skincare products as it was about getting into the groove of a facial routine. 5 Steps That Will Help You Build a Facial Routine [embed][/embed] Cleanse your skin daily After a long day, your face has been exposed to a large number of bacteria-carrying products such as cellular devices, fingers, makeup brushes, oils, and fragrances just to name a few....

Herbal Detox Teas

3 Detox Teas to Help You Lose Weight and Stay in Shape

If you are already a huge fan of tea, and you haven’t tried any of the detox teas below - then girl, YOU BETTER GET INTO IT! Detox teas are often used for weight loss, but can also be used for weight management. Drinking a detox tea is a method used to detoxify and rebalance your body. The teas are high in antioxidants and formulated to improve your liver function, as well as support your digestive organs. Most women are unaware of the correlation between digestive health and body weight. If the digestive system is imbalanced it will be hard to lose and maintain weight. So, here are three detox teas that are not only beneficial to your digestive health but overall well-being.   Lyfe Tea We all...