Healthy Snacking Tips

Healthy Snacking Tips

Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from Leona Green. ----- If you want to have a healthier body, it is important that you eat a lot of vegetables and control your food consumption. Starting a fit lifestyle also means that you need to quit on junk foods like donuts, chips, fries, and a whole lot more. For some people, this prospect seems a little sad. Whether you are a fitness buff or not, it is really hard to prevent your mouth from watering once you see a thick slab of chocolate cake. However, did you know that you can still take some snacks, even if you are on a diet? … [Read more...]

What Are Cramps & How Can You Prevent Them?

What Are Cramps & How To Prevent Them?

Muscle cramps are defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle. These can last anywhere from a few seconds, all the way up to several minutes. The exact mechanism of how cramping occurs is not fully understood, but there are several factors that are known to play a role in muscle cramps. The most common are dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and mineral & nutrient deficiencies. Vigorous activity can also increase the likelihood of a muscle cramp when any of these factors are present, or if the body is not very well conditioned for the activity being performed. For athletes, … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Fitness Routine At Home

Maintaining Your Fitness Routine At Home

Many people lead busy lives these days and simply do not have as much time as they would like to visit the gym. However, it is easy to maintain your fitness routine at home with a little planning. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Select A Fitness Routine You Enjoy It is important to choose a routine that you like so you will be more willing to stick to it. Many types of fitness equipment such as yoga mats, weight lifting equipment and skipping ropes can be purchased cheaply and kept at home. Keep this equipment visible so that it is ready to use next time you work out. You can look … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies

Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies

Smoothies are an excellent weight loss tool. They're easy to prepare, they taste great and if you use the right ingredients, they're very low in calories. Plus, many of the nutrients in smoothies help to fire up your metabolism, increase the amount of calories you burn on a daily basis and burn through body fat. In this post I'll be sharing my Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies. Once you've checked out the smoothies, please pin the infographic below on Pinterest, so that others can enjoy them too. Also, if you have any smoothies that you'd like to add to the list, please do … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter Fat Burning Smoothie

Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Fat Burning Smoothie

This Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter Fat Burning Smoothie is delicious, thick and very filling. It contains large amounts of various ingredients that give your metabolism a boost and allow you to burn more calories throughout the day. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 1 large banana (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 scoop of chocolate flavored whey protein powder 1 tablespoon of peanut butter ½ cup of Greek … [Read more...]

Apple, Carrot & Lime Weight Loss Smoothie

Apple, Carrot & Weight Loss Smoothie

This Apple, Carrot & Lime Weight Loss Smoothie weighs in at less than 100 calories per serving and has a distinct, satisfying flavor. It also contains high levels of fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C which collectively boost your vision, support your digestive system and help your wounds heal. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 2 large carrots (chopped into chunks) 1 large green apple (core removed and … [Read more...]

Papaya & Watermelon Fat Blasting Smoothie

Papaya & Watermelon Fat Blasting Smoothie

This Papaya & Watermelon Fat Blasting Smoothie is a light and refreshing tropical treat that contains just 51 calories per serving. In addition to containing very few calories (which makes it perfect for weight loss), this smoothie also contains high levels of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals which collectively strengthen your heart, eyes and immune system. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 1 cup … [Read more...]

Grapefruit & Cucumber Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

Grapefruit & Cucumber Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

This Grapefruit & Cucumber Metabolism Boosting Smoothie has a mild flavor and contains just 100 calories per serving. It also contains a good mix of nutrients that support healthy weight loss, protect against chronic disease and much more. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 1 cup of grapefruit chunks 1 cup of coconut water or filtered water ½ large cucumber (chopped into chunks) 1 tablespoon of … [Read more...]

Orange & Mango Fat Burning Smoothie

Orange & Mango Fat Burning Smoothie

This Orange & Mango Fat Burning Smoothie is incredibly hydrating and refreshing. It's also rich in various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which promote healthy blood flow, strengthen your immune system and much more. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 1 cup of mango chunks 1 large orange 1 cup of coconut water or filtered water 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds Instructions: Add all the … [Read more...]

Pineapple & Spinach Weight Loss Smoothie

Pineapple & Spinach Weight Loss Smoothie

This Pineapple & Spinach Weight Loss Smoothie is incredible light and contains just 85 calories per serving. It's also incredibly nutritious and helps to reduce inflammation in your body, boost your digestive health and much more. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 2 cups of spinach 1 cup of coconut water or filtered water 1 cup of pineapple chunks 1 tablespoon of chia … [Read more...]