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How I Stayed Confident When Losing Weight

After years of feeling unworthy Danee Campbell broke the shackles chaining her to unhappiness and embarked on a journey of self-love. This is a look into her transformation story. What was the catalyst that led you to love yourself? What made me start embracing myself was the realization of my same-sex attraction. That helped me understand that I couldn’t expect others to accept me for who I really am If I didn’t accept me for who I really am. What was the first step you took in letting people know who you really are? Among other things like beginning to hold my head up high, I started sharing my feelings on Instagram. That was HUGE for me! I could add hashtags and found I had support from strangers. I...

Trimmed and Toned Like Teyana Taylor

Women would kill to have a stomach like this after having a baby, heck even before children. So, today’s #WCW goes to none other than the snap back queen herself Teyana Taylor. When Kanye West debuted his "Fade" music video at the MTV VMA's back in August, it wasn't the rapper himself who caused an internet frenzy, but instead Teyana Taylor and her insanely amazing body that stole the show. This just shortly after having her baby girl “Iman” in December 2015 and posting photos that went viral of her flat stomach only 6 days after giving birth. Who says miracles can't happen? Known for her outrageous style and killer abs this beauty knows how to command the room. Her talents include singing, acting, and dancing just...

How To Drop Weight With Meal Prep

It has been scientifically proven that your metabolic rate decreases by 1% each year after turning 30. Without realizing it Natasha Ray gradually fell into natures trap. Natasha shares how she snatched her body back together after a hard dose of reality at the doctor’s office. Did you struggle with your weight before your thirties? Prior to my thirties I never had any problems with my weight. I was between a size 4 and 6. Then suddenly my metabolism turned against me! Because my mom and her sisters also never struggled with weight my fitness level was never something I thought would be a concern or struggle area for me. What made you prioritize your healthy journey? I decided to make my health a priority when I went for...

Benefits of Protective Styles

Less is more. Here are 4 black hair benefits of protective hair styles. Experts believe that black hair grows longer and stronger when it is simply left alone. Say what?! Bring on the protective styles. If you don't already know, a protective hairstyle is a 'do that protects your ends i.e. twists, braids, updos, and wigs. We've already explained the importance of healthy ends for longer hair and in addition here are 4 benefits of wearing protective hairstyles. 4 Benefits of Protective Styling Low Maintenance. The less you do to black hair, the better it flourishes. Protective styles provide a dashing 'do that involves low daily maintenance. Retaining Hair Growth. Putting your tresses up and keeping them protected prevents a large amount of breakage. Moisture. Another benefit of...

How Cicely Tyson Makes 91 Young

When you’re 91 and look as good as Cicely Tyson you’re blessed. The actress and activist lands in our #WomanCrushWednesday spotlight with her health and beauty secrets. This week’s #WCW goes to the legendary Oscar nominated Cicely Tyson. Many know her as being one of the most influential African American actresses of the past, present, and future. Tyson is known for embracing her natural beauty and ethnic roots being one of the first black women to wear cornrows on television. She is well known for her roles in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”, “Roots”, “King”, and “A Woman Called Moses”. At 91 years old she is still spreading her grace all over the world and living life to its fullest. Many have praised her for her...

Happy Healthy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Besides the costume fun today is a day to indulge - a little. We list the healthiest well, lowest calorie sweet treats to snack on this Hallow's Eve. Happy Healthy Halloween - well kinda. We all know this day revolves around candy and we all know that candy is the furthest thing from nutritious. We also know Drake told us, " ...

Exercise and Breast Cancer Prevention

Physical activity is the cure and prevention for many ailments. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month we outline the connections between exercise and breast cancer prevention. Research proves adopting a physically active lifestyle reduces a woman's breast cancer risk. According to epidemiologists, physical activity should start during a woman's adolescence to reduce her chances of premenopausal breast cancer. If you were a couch potato in your younger years, don't fret! Long-term activity has been linked to reducing instances of post-menopausal breast cancer as well. The overall evidence regarding physical activity and breast cancer risk highlights the importance for women, young and old, to adopt a physically active lifestyle. So get moving! Have a daughter? Work out together with these family fun fitness ideas and reduce both of your...

Diet Changes to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Diet changes are often linked to weight loss. What we put in our bodies however is an important factor in how our bodies operate. For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we examine how diet changes can reduce breast cancer risk. Like abs and fabulous hair breast cancer prevention starts in the kitchen too. While no food or dietary approach can flat-out prevent breast cancer, some diet changes can reduce the risk of developing the disease. U.S. News & World Report found that women who eat a plant based diet lower their odds of developing estrogen receptors present in about a quarter of all breast cancers and reduced their likelihood of breast cancer by 20%. Smart choices: Fruits and veggies high in carotenoids, the same nutrients found in...

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Breast Cancer Early Detection

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While it's important to know the status of your breast health year round, you can start practicing these 3 steps of early detection today. Early detection or finding cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body provides the greatest outcomes of successful breast cancer treatment. The first step of early detection according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation is Breast Self-Awareness. Breast Self-Awareness Breast Self-Awareness is familiarizing yourself with how your breasts normally look and feel. Knowing this will help you identify any potentially alarming changes. Changes to look for include: A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area A change in the size or shape of the breast Dimpling or puckering in...

Carrot Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious carrot salad recipe, look no further! Carrots are a great source of Beta Carotene and are naturally sweet. Try this awesome recipe and most importantly, ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 1 bag (10oz ) or 4 cups shredded or matchstick-cut carrots 1/2 cup raisins 2 medium green onions (thinly sliced) 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons orange juice Sea salt to taste DIRECTIONS: In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Cover refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving COOKS NOTES: You can add a little sugar If you like it sweeter. This is great for a low-fat snack. I used tricolor carrots in this recipe but regular shredded orange carrots are fine.   #WhatsCookinKJ...