Dreaming of Sticky Buns: http://bit.ly/NGCDVP Sometimes you just have to give in to cravings...
Sticky Buns Recipe: Sticky Buns With Pecans and Maple Syrup | Women's Health Food Blog: Get easy rec
These are definitely fun to make read more..
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Dreaming of Sticky Buns: http://bit.ly/NGCDVP Sometimes you just have to give in to cravings...
Trying to lose weight? Eat the Protein on your plate first. It helps speed the signal to your brain that you are full. For 8 more meal-timing tricks that will help you drop pounds, check out the story below!
The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss | Fitbie
How and when you eat can impact your health—and your weight. Upgrade your eating habits to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay read more..
The zen before the work week storm ... Get ready for the week ahead with this relaxing yoga routine: read more..
Monday, 30 July 2012
Do you mean my progress? I don’t have a before and after really since there wasn’t entirely a before, and is still no after lol. Just click tha link! Thank you so much! I appreciate it and it means a lot to me (: read more..
coconut almond breeze is good too
I’ve wondered about that but have never tried it. I’ve yet to try plain coconut milk. I think I’ll grab some next time I buy food, though it’ll probably be the organic store brand kind because I seem to like their almond milk better than Silk. read more..
Reblog if you're a fitblr that..
- posts personal stuff
- has a colorful and organized blog
- reblogs Healthy Food
- reblogs motivation and tips
I HAVE WIFI! I’m back yallllll! Now I can post a Photo from yesterdays grocery trip and answer questions that I’ve had sitting in my inbox for a week. I was also thinking of making a video tomorrow morning because I didn’t have wifi on my 1 year anniversary of my health blog and last night I was thinking about making a silly video in my garden and showing you my almond tree or something. Okay nobody cares. I’m going to tend to my questions now and whatnot. (: read more..
You may have a food sensitivity and not even know it! Read on to find out more: http://bit.ly/NKB2wN
Food Sensitivities that Can Make You Fat
It might the reason you're not losing weight. See 5 celebs who do. read more..
"Like" this post if you consider yourself a yogi. Tell us about your favorite yo...
"Like" this post if you consider yourself a yogi. Tell us about your favorite yoga practice in the comments below! read more..
Sometimes, it's actually better for your overall health to break the healthy living "rules." http://bit.ly/O8epQQ
10 Times It's Okay to Break the Rules
Sometimes being “bad” is actually better for your health. read more..
Hello (: Congrats on recovering! I’m happy for you! Maybe, hopefully, these websites will work for you! You can buy from The Better Health Store - Larabar or the larabarstore! They are in dollars here and I’m not sure if the larabar store has a UK based website so you don’t have to convert money, but probably not. If these websites do allow shipping to the UK, then the money should just automatically covert when you buy it. If not, just google “buy larabars online” or something along those lines (: If none of that works out, I’m sure they have something similar there that will work for you! read more..
August cover model Jordin Sparks started her weight-loss journey slowly, but by combining strength moves with cardio, she ultimately lost 50 pounds. Check out the workout she swears by to help her tone up and slim down: http://bit.ly/O2DdeY
Jordin Sparks' Hot-Body Workout
Combining strength moves and cardio helped her shape up in a snap! read more..
Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups! Could this be the easiest appetizer you make all summer? http://news.health.com/2012/07/24/grilled-zucchini-roll-ups-quick-simple-delicious/ read more..
Today's recipe of the day looks sooo sophisticated, and it's SOOOO easy! Try it...
Today's recipe of the day looks sooo sophisticated, and it's SOOOO easy! Try it Summer Melon with Figs and Prosciutto tonight! http://news.health.com/2012/07/25/summer-melon-fig-prosciutto/ read more..
Hello! I would be glad to help. Sorry it’s taken a bit for me to get to this. After I first read this after you sent it (then I lost internet for a week), I had plans of starting a whole page dedicated to IBS and helping others with it. So keep a look out for that. I hope to get it up soon but I don’t want to spend a massive amount of time online like I used to. The first thing I did was start a food journal. Writing my meals down (and I wrote the time) and writing any problems I had after the meal help me to figure out what things caused me any pain or problems. Then I eliminated those things, for the most part. I’m also lactose intolerant so I had a lot of problems with dairy before I knew I was allergic to it. Don’t eat too much during meals, don’t eat a lot of ‘heavy’ foods during the morning and afternoon (I have my heavier meals during dinner), get plenty of fiber, avoid processed and junk foods, avoid carbonated drinks and I think caffeine, too. I drink tea, but coffee gives me problems as well. And definitely exercise. Exercise, especially core exercises, helped keep me regulated and keep the bloating down. Ibs effects us all differently so the foods I have problems with, you might not have such problems with. It takes time to figure it all out, but you get a closer hang of it. It’s definitely a struggle though. I also started taking probiotics, though I sometimes forget to, and they seem to help a bit. Also, I recommend not eating meat. As far as digestion goes, not eating meat helps with it a lot. A lot of people who stop eating meat say they don’t feel as constipated and they feel better in general. I hope this helps! read more..
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Eating Salmon helps you get the amount of vitamin D you need (around 600 Iu in the summer months). And this Salmon Brunch Skillet dish is absolutely delicious: http://bit.ly/Q7KhwH YUM
Savory Salmon Brunch Skillet - Healthy Recipe Finder | Women's Health
recipes.womenshealthmag.com read more..
Prepare a cookout menu that won't pack on the pounds with these simple tips.
Slim Down Your Barbecue Sides | Fitbie
Can’t imagine a cookout without pie and potato salad? Cut hundreds of calories from your favorite dishes with these healthy swaps read more..
It's just a harmless (painful) Bikini Wax, right? Well, maybe not: http://bit.ly/NnoVcQ
Beware the Killer Bikini Wax
Simple Body Hair Removal can go from sexy beauty habit to scary sickness faster than you can say 'yowza!' read more..
Saturday, 28 July 2012
K: Favourite TV show.
Pretty Little Liars, CSI, The Mentalist, Bones, Criminal Minds, Psych, Dexter, Monk, Sherlock Holmes, Castle, Revenge, The Big Bang Theory, Masterchef Australia & The Next Food Network Star
H: Favourite book.
I just answered that question, but hey I can have more than one favorite book :D
1Q84 - Haruki Murakami
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Beautiful and Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald
A clockwork orange - Anthony Burgess
The Virgin Suicides - Jefferey Eugenides
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
L: Favourite band/singer
Marina & the Diamonds, Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato, Muse, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Three Days Grace, The Pretty Reckless, Florence + the Machine, 30 Seconds to Mars, Foster the People, Coldplay,.. read more..
Friday, 27 July 2012
It's official: We're obsessed with Pinterest! Here are some delicious-looking pins we're loving this week. http://bit.ly/PyT9bF
4 Food Pins We Couldn’t Resist!
These Pinterest pins are a feast for the eyes but slimming on the stomach—well at least three of them are. The fourth is just too good to turn down! read more..
Thursday, 26 July 2012
healthiie:Increase your calories without adding a ton of bulk...
healthiie:Increase your calories without adding a ton of bulk to your diet, and without sacrificing health. read more..
It's National Tequila Day! Celebrate with one of these lightened-up tequila cocktails. They all come in at under 200 calories. Cheers to that! http://bit.ly/OliTpL
Low Calorie Cocktails for National Tequila Day
You won’t derail your diet celebrating National Tequila Day with these low cal cocktails! Try the 99-calorie margarita, the raw tequila cocktail and more! read more..
Don't be fooled by these seemingly Healthy Foods! They can turn into Calorie, salt, and fat traps fast: http://bit.ly/AiEMne
50 Seemingly Healthy Foods that are Bad for You
Don’t be fooled by misleading health food. read more..
How did Anne Hathaway get in purr-fect shape for the Dark Knight Rises? We sat down with her personal nutritionist to find out! http://bit.ly/MjbLcG
Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman Diet
Her personal nutrition coach reveals exactly what the actress ate and shares three tips you can use to get in purr-fect shape in just one month too! read more..
Need to get dinner on the table fast tonight? Try whipping up one of these recip...
Need to get dinner on the table fast tonight? Try whipping up one of these recipes from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. http://bit.ly/Qg0OP3
Healthy Recipes from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien
9 fast and easy recipes from Food Network star Lisa Lillien! read more..
There's still time to shape up for summer! Burn and firm all over with our new...
There's still time to shape up for summer! Burn and firm all over with our new FREE iPad app. It has all the workout and diet tips and tricks you need to feel like your most confident self ever. read more..
The FDA has approved two new weight-loss Pills in less than a month. Are either of these new pills a magic bullet for dieters—or even a helpful weapon to add to their fat-fighting arsenal?
We take a look: http://bit.ly/MqJvHI
Are the New Weight-Loss Pills the Solution?
After a 13-year dry spell, the Federal Food And Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new weight-loss pills read more..
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until further notice for the water users serviced by the Carp communal well water system.Water users in the affected area are asked to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for all consumption purposes, including drinking, making juice, ice and infant formula, as well as for use in food preparation. After boiling, the water should be left to cool before being used, or it should be placed in clean containers to cool in the refrigerator. Boiled water should be used when brushing teeth. Boiled water should also be used to rinse dishes after washing. Other non-consumption uses, such as showering, are safe.This advisory is issued as a precaution and will be lifted once OPH can confirm that the results of sample analyses show the absence of bacteria in the water from the distribution system.If you are unable to boil water, you should consume only bottled water.How to use water safely during a boil water advisory:
- Boiled water should be used for drinking, making infant formula and juices, cooking, making ice, washing fruits and vegetables, and brushing teeth. The water should be brought to a rapid rolling boil and boiled for 1 minute. Discard all ice made previously and disinfect the ice cube trays. Make ice using boiled, cooled water.
- Adults and teens may shower with untreated water as long as no water is swallowed. Older children could also be given a shower with a hand held showerhead, avoiding the face. Younger children should be sponge-bathed instead of bathing in a tub because they are likely to swallow tub water.
- To disinfect hands, you can use alcohol-based hand disinfectants, containing more than 60% alcohol.
- Washing dishes: If washing by hand, you can use boiled water for washing dishes or boiled water for rinsing washed dishes, or use the disinfecting solution described below. If your dishwasher has a hot setting, it safely disinfects dishes. If your dishwasher does not have a hot setting, after finishing the cycle, soak dishes for 1 minute in a solution of 1oz (30 ml) of bleach mixed with 3 gallons of lukewarm water (13.5 litres). Let dishes air dry.
- Disinfecting after preparing/cooking with raw meat: Countertops, chopping boards or utensils which have come into contact with raw meat should be washed with soap and hot water first, then disinfected with a bleach solution stronger than that used for emergency hand disinfection. Mix 1/4 cup (about 60 ml) bleach in to 1 gallon (4.5 litres) water for this purpose. Do not reuse or store this solution, but make it fresh daily.
- Filtered water should also be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute before drinking or using it for cooking.
- The water is not safe to use in wading pools. Water usually gets into the mouths of small children, providing a possibility for infection.
Source: http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/ont/h/2000/watersafety.htm read more..
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Have you giggled today? Laughter, it turns out, nearly rivals exercise when it comes to health benefits and brain-boosting powers: read more..
Nearly 1 in 5 people infected with HIV don't know it. The least-awkward way to bring up STI testing with your partner:
HIV, STD, and STI: Get Tested | Women's Health Online Dating Blog
“Let’s get tested” may not be the hottest pickup line, but it sure is the smartest–and the safest. read more..
Looking for a way to liven up your asparagus side dish? Add some scallions, and fire up the grill! Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/NrImkQ
Skewered Rack of Asparagus - Healthy Recipe Finder | Women's Health
recipes.womenshealthmag.com read more..
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
The Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Warning for July 23, 2012. Humidex is forecast to exceed 40 today. It is important to know that extreme heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.Infants, young children and the homeless are also at greater risk from extreme heat, along with people taking medications such as for Parkinsons and antidepressants. OPH is encouraging people to check on family, friends and neighbours who may be isolated or vulnerable to the heat and need help accessing places to cool down.Water users of the Carp communal well system are reminded that the City has issued a water advisory. The City is distributing bottled water at the Carp Fairgrounds to those affected by this advisory.To avoid heat-related illnesses, residents and visitors should:
- Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water and avoid caffeine and alcohol
- Avoid strenuous physical activity outdoors
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun and seek shade and shelter at the first signs of heat exposure
- Wear lightweight and loose clothing
- Spend at least two hours a day in an air-conditioned location, including shopping malls, local libraries or neighbourhood community centres
- Never leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in a car, even with the windows partly rolled down
- People with breathing and heart problems and parents and caregivers of children should pay attention to the hourly Air Quality Health Index available at airhealth.ca or at 1-866-688-3810.
- Check the forecasted UV index daily at theweathernetwork.com, local newspaper, television or radio. Choose a sunscreen and lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
- Heat Advisory (humidex of 36 or more for a least two consecutive days)
- Heat Warning (humidex of 40 or more for at least two consecutive days)
- Heat Emergency (humidex of 45 or more for at least two consecutive days or situational factors)
- Smog Advisory (based on air quality index (AQI) of > 50)
- UV Index Warning ( UV index of 10 or higher)
Monday, 23 July 2012
eating-healthy-rocks:I love Taco Bell, like mid day craving love it. Their Crunchwrap Supreme (second pic) is my all time favorite, but with 560 calories, 24g of fat, and over 1400mg sodium, it is just NOT on my good food list. THEN! I came across this! (the first pic). It is a Crunchwrap with only 210 calories, less than 5g of fat, and 25g or protein! Needless to say, I will be trying this!Here’s How!
1 La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low-Carb/Low-Fat Tortilla; Large**
3 baked corn tortilla chips (like Guiltless Gourmet’s Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips)
1/3 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like Boca Ground Burger orMorningstar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles)
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
1/3 tomato, diced
1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1/2 tsp. taco seasoning
Combine frozen soy crumbles, cheese and taco seasoning in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Warm tortilla for a few seconds in the microwave (making it easier to fold without ripping), and then lay it out on a flat surface. Place the soy crumble mixture in the center of the tortilla. Flatten the mixture into a circle, keeping it about 2 inches from the edge of the tortilla. Next, layer the tortilla chips on top of the soy crumble mixture. Evenly top with sour cream, lettuce and then tomato.FOLDING INSTRUCTIONS: Starting at the bottom of the tortilla, fold edge up to the center of the tortilla. Then going around the edge of the tortilla, repeatedly fold overlapping sections to meet the center, for a total of about 6 folds (until filling is completely enclosed). In a pan sprayed with nonstick spray, over medium heat, carefully place the folded tortilla in the center of the pan (folded side down). Heat for 3 - 4 minutes. Carefully flip the wrap with a spatula and heat for another 30 seconds. Enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVINGServing Size: 1 Crunchtastic Supreme (entire recipe)
PointsPlus® value 6* read more..
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Road trippin' This Weekend? Stock up on healthy snacks! But if you find yourself in a pinch, try these nutritionist-approved road trip options to stay healthy and satisfied: http://bit.ly/L0hUhT
17 Nutritionist-Approved Road Trip Snacks
Stay slim when gas stations and fast food are your only options. read more..
Heat Advisory in Effect for July 22-23
The Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Advisory for July 22-23, 2012 as it is forecast that the Humidex will be greater than 36. For tips on staying cool in Ottawa, Beat the Heat This Summer. read more..
SEXCUSES: Women are no longer using the headache cliché when they don't want to have sex. Here, the excuse breakdown:
44 percent are too tired
37 percent are too busy
31 percent are too stressed
23 percent are body conscious
23 percent lack desire read more..
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Get fit with Fido! Numerous studies have shown that owning a Pet can be beneficial for your health. Why not try a workout that you can do together so you both stay healthy and happy? http://bit.ly/LViiig
7 Moves You Can Do with Your Pet
Try this pet-friendly plan for total-body toning at home. read more..
claireruns:Ever since I started adding a lot more carrot into...
claireruns:Ever since I started adding a lot more carrot into my diet, I’ve noticed my skin looks brighter and clear and nicer. read more..
Eww: One study found that three-fourths of weight equipment in Gyms was contaminated with cold-causing rhinoviruses, and even wiping surfaces down twice didn't completely nix germs. Read on if you dare: http://bit.ly/PmgTjK
Your Gym's Dirty Little Secrets
Before you re-up for another year, there's a thing or two you should know about health clubs. (Hint: We're using that term loosely.) read more..
Friday, 20 July 2012
Homemade smoothies can be a great, high-quality meal or snack, but they can also become sugar and calorie bombs fast. Here's our foolproof guide to getting a healthy, nutritionist-approved final product--every time. http://bit.ly/MMpbwg
Ask the Diet Doctor: How to Make Healthy Smoothies
Your foolproof plan for a tasty, nutritionist-approved final product. read more..
This rock-solid-abs plan will help you sculpt a strong, toned core in no time! http://bit.ly/N85hSd
Abs Workout: The Secret Formula for a Flat Stomach
7 moves to carve a strong core and get a flat, sexy stomach in no time. read more..
How does Emily Maynard stay so fit? We snagged the bachelorette's go-to workout...
How does Emily Maynard stay so fit? We snagged the bachelorette's go-to workout and diet secrets! http://bit.ly/OEOEId
How Bachelorette Emily Maynard Stays in Shape
How The Bachelorette stays slim, strong, and sane while searching for love. read more..
Summer season = BBQs and picnics galore. Before you load up your plate at the next outdoor gathering, test your serving size skills!
A visual guide to picnic serving sizes
Having trouble managing portions in the summer when the grill is fired up and the picnic table is overflowing with food? read more..
Video of the Week: Watch these guys pull all kinds of crazy acrobatic moves on t...
Video of the Week: Watch these guys pull all kinds of crazy acrobatic moves on top of a crane.
Video of the Week: Craziest. Workout. Ever. - - Health.com
How risky is your workout? If the most tough-guy thing you've even done is a Zumba class or peddling down your city's streets (assuming it's not... read more..
Try It: Valedictorian. This allows for good body contact with the vulva: http://bit.ly/MGpDx3
The Best Sex Positions Ever
Try grabbing your ankles. It can give you stability and an added stretch read more..
The word salad sounds healthy, light, and easy to digest--even if some salad options are anything but! Check out these 12 salads we found that are worse than a Bic Mac! http://bit.ly/NH5DJY
12 Salads Worse than a Big Mac
Don't be fooled by the s-word; these orders can do more damage than fast food! read more..
Readers shared some of their healthy snacks with us. What's your gotta-have-it,...
Readers shared some of their healthy snacks with us. What's your gotta-have-it, won't-live-without-it food? http://bit.ly/LXBmwi
13 Foods Fit People Love
We asked, you delivered! Facebook fans' favorite Healthy Foods. read more..
This raw pad Thai recipe is so good, you'll love it even if you don't follow a full-time raw diet: http://bit.ly/LVuhwh
Easy-to Make Raw Pad Thai, Peanut Sauce, and Spring Roll Recipes
Who doesn’t love pad Thai and peanut sauce? These raw recipes are so good and so easy you’ll want to eat them even if you’re not going raw! read more..
Hello anon! Aw why not? You should make one. The link is lingering around somewhere and I’m planning on taking the ‘ask for link’ page down soon-ish anyway so I don’t see why not post it again. Here ya go. (: I’ve been needing an updated progress photo for a while so once I’ve made the progress I want, I’ll post up a new one. read more..
mothernaturenetwork:Why hooping is the fun new exercise of the summer
Combining the hula hoop and dance moves, this fun new activity can be a good time for women and men of all ages. read more..
Tony Horton, Jillian Michaels, and Lance Armstrong made our list. Which of these experts do you trust?
20 Most Controversial Figures in Health and Fitness | Fitbie
The following 20 people are well known for their achievements in the diet and fitness world, but not everyone agrees about the ideals they espouse read more..
Thursday, 19 July 2012
On Saturday July 14th, Ottawa’s Mooney’s Bay was the site of The HOPE Volleyball SummerFest - North America’s largest outdoor one-day beach volleyball tournament. This year was the 30th anniversary of an event that is all about giving back to the community by raising funds for charities in and around Ottawa. Attendees enjoyed a fantastic day of volleyball and live music all the while contributing to a great cause on this smoke-free site. Ottawa’s new smoke-free regulations now prohibits smoking on beaches such as Mooney’s Bay, in addition to parks, playgrounds, sports fields, ByWard and Parkdale Market stands and outdoor restaurant and bar patios and terraces. As of July 2nd, people smoking on these properties will be subject to receiving a ticket. Here is what a few festival participants had to say about the HOPE event and beaches being smoke-free: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io5zDW_0ihI To learn more about Ottawa’s new smoke-free regulations, or if you need help quitting smoking, please visit ottawa.ca/smokefree or call Ottawa Public Health Information 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth). read more..
Monday, 16 July 2012
healthylivingforyou:fitvillains:You might hear a lot about willpower, and some of you might believe that your ability (or inability) to stay away from bad food choices depends solely on how strong (or weak) your willpower is.That, my friends, is bullshit.While it’s true that some of us have more discipline than others, we are not superheroes. We are not buddhist monks. We are not masochists. Well, maybe some of you. But most of us are just people. And people are fallible. Real. We shouldn’t be expected to be on guard 24 hours a day without cracking at least a few times. And we shouldn’t feel badly about ourselves for doing so. I’ve learned how to resist bad foods in short spurts. I can opt for the salad, instead of the fries most days. I can buy an apple instead of a chocolate bar. I know that when I’m tired, my cravings can take over, so I fill myself up with healthy on-the-go foods so I won’t cave in. But at 11pm, when my body wants something sweet, you best be padlocking the freezer if there’s ice cream in there.It’s not just ice cream though. Bagels, butter, bacon, chocolate, chips etc. If those items are in my house, I will eat them. In fact, if they are there, they’re all I want to eat. My shiny apples look like crap next to them sometimes. That refreshing salad doesn’t feel nearly as right of a choice as it did when I made it. So I eat them. And eat them. Most ‘bad’ items don’t make it past a few days in my pantry: items, that if eaten in moderation should last me weeks.So how do I stay away from processed, sugary, high calorie, low nutrition foods?I keep them the hell away from my kitchen! My secret is not willpower. It’s knowing myself and preparing myself. I don’t do well in environments where I have to deny myself: where I have to constantly choose healthy over unhealthy in the spur of the moment. I have limited amounts of willpower and it saps my energy. I do better when the ONLY choice is a healthy choice. Studies show that putting ourselves in a cycle where we ‘feel’ deprived (where we feel as though we can’t have what’s within reach) is likely to lead to failure. We only have a certain amount of energy we can spend feeling deprived and having to make decisions. After that, we tend to go crazy, eating everything in sight. And, if you’re like most people, you feel guilty after. When you feel guilty, you feel off track. When you’re off track, it feels like your efforts have been in vain. When those efforts don’t ‘count’, eating those foods doesn’t feel so bad. You feel as though you’ve already failed, so what’s the harm in a complete sabotage?Sound familiar?We put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect. We need to make life easier on ourselves instead.Read MoreREAD THIS. It’s fantastic. read more..
When you try to avoid it, do you avoid it completely or are you just trying to eat less? Ask yourself that. Make sure that you aren’t trying to cut it cold, because that can be really hard and then you will have a harder time avoiding it. Try to focus on eating healthy foods, and eating less junk. Try to eat more whole foods, eat your favorite fruits and veggies more often, and that will naturally help ease you into it. And you can still buy the junkier foods that you like/crave, but portion it out and eat it in moderation. Two or three times a week if you can. But the healthier you eat, and the less junk you eat, no matter how much or little, it will improve over time. After a month you will be more used to it all. You might be able to cut eating most of your cravings completely at one point, and then after a while you won’t even crave them. Like… one day I decided to eat a small bag of dorito’s and I crave them more now because I ate some. So just try your hardest to avoid these things. I sometimes eat a banana when I crave something and it helps. Maybe you will find a food like that as well! Also, try to make really tasty healthy food. Like, don’t just eat salad and things like that. Salads get boring. Get creative! Good luck (: I know you can do it. If I can, if others can, so can you. read more..
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Ever stand in the store and wonder, "Is this my shade?" Then you get home and realize, "No, it's not." So annoying! How to choose the perfect foundation: http://bit.ly/PSx0GO
How To Choose the perfect foundation | How To Get Gorgeous | Women's Health
Easy tips on how to get gorgeous! read more..
On Thursday, July 12, Barbara Delorme was recognized as a Smoke-free Champion by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). For many years, Barbara has facilitated a quit smoking drop-in at Centretown Community Health Centre through the Accessible Chances to Quit Smoking (A.C.E.S.S.) program, a partnership of OPH and community partners that provides support to quit smoking in a relaxed and informal group atmosphere. Barbara graduated from the A.C.E.S.S. program herself 18 years ago. She then volunteered with the program before being trained as a cessation facilitator. Over the years, her knowledge and support have been invaluable to the quit process for a wide range of individuals battling an addiction to nicotine. Congratulations Barbara! read more..
I don’t want to hear any more about my spelling or grammar or anything. If you’re here for health, be here for health. If you’re here to judge me, then go away because I don’t need to hear it. I’ve got a lot of my plate right now and I don’t need annoying anons to come and give me more to be irritated about. Okay? THANKS. Deleting all the annoying messages now. read more..
How much do you LOVE sweet potatoes? We can't get enough, so we created this gallery of 25 amazing recipes! http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20600272,00.html read more..
LIKE if you're grilling chicken this weekend! Here are 15 incredible grilled chi...
LIKE if you're grilling chicken this weekend! Here are 15 incredible grilled chicken dishes, plus amazing leftover sugestions. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20387609_4,00.html read more..
Why Coffee & Tea Are Amazing for YouThere’s nothing like a hot Cup Of Coffee or tea to start the day. Some may go as far as to say they can’t function without their daily dose of caffeine! While some studies celebrate these beverages, others claim they’re bad for us. So should you toss your favorite drink or ignore the naysayers? Let’s find out.
Coffee vs. TeaThere are 80-185 milligrams of caffeine per cup of coffee versus 15-70 mg of caffeine per cup in tea. Coffee comes from the berries of an evergreen plant and tea comes from a variety of plant leaves.But how much do we actually drink? 52 percent (or 100 million) American adults drink coffee daily. The average coffee drinker has 3.1 cups per day, or 70 gallons a year, enough to fill a bathtub. 30 percent of coffee drinkers enjoy specialty drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.274 million pounds of tea were imported in 2010, the same as a large cruise ship. The average American drinks 155 cups of tea annually, or 10 gallons a year. 78 percent of tea consumed globally is black, which is preferred by North Americans. 20 percent is green and 2 percent is oolong.
Health Benefits of TeaThere are so many different types of tea that you’ve probably heard some are good for you and some aren’t. Studies on rat fat cells shot that brewed tea of any kind increases insulin activity by up to 15 times. Green tea is full of antioxidants that may help prevent many forms of cancer, including breast, lunch, and stomach. Green tea may also help prevent arterial clogging and reduce the risk of stroke. Green tea might also reduce neurological damage due to oxidation, which in turn prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It can burn fat and improve cholesterol levels.Ninety percent of tea consumed in the U.S. is black. It is made from fermented leaves and is the highest in caffeine. Due to the fermentation process, black tea is lowest in monomeric catechins, which have been linked to cancer prevention. This tea may protect you from have a stroke or developing heart disease by helping blood vessels dilate correctly. It has also been linked to preventing lung damage from smoking.White tea is unfermented and made from young buds and leaves. It offers the most powerful antioxidants of all the teas.Oolong tea has many different forms, which is fermented and may prevent weight gain and promote weight loss. It may also help to prevent tooth decay.
Health Benefits of CoffeeChances are, you’ve heard ideas like coffee will stunt your growth or give you heart disease or stomach cancer, but fortunately, none of these are true. In fact, it can actually be good for you. Coffee has been linked to improved memory recall. It may also help prevent Alzheimer’s, heart disease, gout, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s.The caffeine in coffee can help ease asthma attacks. Coffee drinkers are 50 percent less likely to get liver cancer than those who avoid the beverage, though the exact reason has not been pinpointed. It may also lower the risk of breast, rectal, and colon cancers. Caffeine can increase energy expenditure (calorie burning).One study showed that those drinking caffeinated liquids burned 67 calories more than those who drank water, the equivalent of a medium-sized apple.
Too Much Caffeine?While a little caffeine can be good for you and help keep you awake, too much isn’t a good idea. It may cause restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety. Experts recommend limiting your daily caffeine intake to 400 mg for men and 300 mg for women. That’s roughly 4 cups of coffee/6 cups of tea for men and 3 cups of coffee/4 cups of tea for women.Caffeine provides many healthy benefits, too. It helps increase endurance during workouts and may blunt pain and tiredness, letting you work out longer. It may enhance muscular contractions during exercise.As with any health advice, people should drink coffee and tea in moderation, as too much of a good thing can be…well, dan read more..
Saturday, 14 July 2012
skinnyjabbers replied to your post: How do you feel about people eating cliff or luna bars if they are quite sedentary? Will eating these types of bars cause a person to ‘bulk up’, if they are not exercising much? Also, are fibre 1 bars good for you (would you eat them)?I lol’d. I can’t stop watching this. read more..
Abs Challenge Day 12! Plan Your Meals In Advance: If you know what’s for Dinner (and you already have the ingredients), you’re much less likely to cave and order takeout. Need some planning help? Print our one-week eating plan, here: http://bit.ly/ScYNR9
Healthy Meal Plan: One Week of Meals
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Our Move of the Day: Gate Posture yoga pose. It's perfect for erasing those hard-to-target love handles, because let's be honest, no one actually "loves" a side-bulge. read more..
What's for dinner? May we suggest this incredibly healthy, low-cal, high-fiber,...
What's for dinner? May we suggest this incredibly healthy, low-cal, high-fiber, packed-with-Omega-3s meal? http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,00420000004322,00.html read more..
Friday, 13 July 2012
The Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Advisory until further notice as it is forecast that the Humidex will be greater than 36 for the next several days. This Heat Advisory goes out to our community partners who distribute information on hot weather precautions. See some tips on staying cool in the heat. read more..
Which is better for you, soda water or tonic water? Sports drinks or flavored water? Test your calorie IQ and figure out which beverages are best for Weight Loss: http://bit.ly/Nr4hmf
Diet Strategies: Which Drink Has Fewer Calories?
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Join the Breakfast Club! Tell us all about your first meal of the day and look for the results in an upcoming issue of Women’s Health: read more..
I pay closer attention to my protein intake when I work out but for the most part, I don’t pay super close attention. I used to pay a lot of close attention to it so now I don’t have to as much. Sometimes the little things add up. I pay more attention to iron, and making sure to consume it with vitamin C. When I eat cereal I eat maybe 2 cups (raisin bran) and there’s 8 grams of protein there, plus the milk so 10 grams. In veggie meats, like Boca, there’s between 10-13 or so grams of protein, beans (I don’t eat those as much because of my ibs), nuts have a lot of protein (I used to eat a lot of that), 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter has about 8 grams, the bread that I have now has 2 grams of protein per 2 slice) but Oroweat whole grain oatnut bread has 8 grams, 3 oz of extra firm tofu has 7 grams. Quinoa has a lot of protein. I’m going through my myfitnesspal from earlier this year and 14oz of the quinoa pasta shells has 28 grams of protein (and 1,435 calories so I assume I’m the only one who eats that much haha). 5 slices of tofurkey (Turtle Island Foods, Inc.) has 13 grams of protein per 5 slices. If you’re worried about your protein intake and have $20-40 to spare, you could pick up some vegan protein powder from a health food store. I also eat Gardein veggie ‘meats’ but have none at home right now so not sure how much protein that has. I’m not sure if you’re into eating veggie ‘meats’ so that might not be much help. You might be able to find some vegan bars like that, I haven’t looked for them so I haven’t a clue what some are. I just got all of that from stuff that I have now, stuff I’ve eaten, and stuff from my myfitnesspal. Of course there are plenty more things with lots of protein. Let’s see… with meals (oh gosh this post is long). Let’s say you eat a tofurkey sandwich on the Oroweat, with 5 slices of tofurkey, some tomato and spinach (there’s not much protein there so let’s leave that at 0), 1/4an avocado (that’s about 1 gram because I think half was 2 grams according to myfitnesspal), that’d be about 22 grams of protein for one meal. A peanut butter sandwich with 4 table spoons of peanut butter (16) and oroweat would be 24 grams. I hope this is a bit helpful! (:Here, this might help you - Protein in the Vegan Diet on The Vegetarian Resource Group7 high protein vegetables to include in your diet on Fitday read more..
size10plz:allyfit:hotashellthy:fitnessfoodfabulous:As a fitblr I often see people talking about egg whites and how great they are and how bad egg yolks are. NO. It breaks my heart to think of all the nutrients of the egg yolk being discarded into eggy heaven. Egg yolks are good! Nutrients in a yolk: Egg yolks are jam packed with fat soluble nutrients these include: Vitamins A, D, E, K and carotenoids. These help you boost your immune system, keep your bones, teeth, and skin healthy, reduce the effects of diabetes, and help you reduce the risk of cancer. Also: Yolks have loads of Zinc, Calcium, Folate and vitamin B12. All of which are super important for you. But, but, but eggs are full of cholesterol! Yes, but you need this cholesterol! Cholesterol is needed in the body as it is the building block of hormones, also cholesterol helps repair damaged cells in the body. Cholesterol that comes from processed, super fatty food is bad for you, so don’t go out and eat tons of fried food. When it comes from this incredible egg it is not! Additionally: Eating only egg whites can cause a biotin deficiency, biotin is the vitamin that gives us strong nails and beautiful hair! In conclusion: EAT THE WHOLE EGG. It is only 70 calories for one XL egg. It is amazing for you. Tastes great. Now I am not saying go make yourself 20 eggs to make up for your lack of yolky days, but do not be afraid to incorporate into your diet.
YESSSSSS, thank you thank you thank you!! everything in moderation, right? sooo when you make breakfast, have 3 eggs with 1 yolk and get your nutrients :)THISI don’t/can’t eat eggs so this is for all of you who do! read more..
endorphindopamine:come onnnnnnnn my brother eats all of the junk food and exercises 3 times/2 times a day and has the best body ever sooSome people have faster metabolisms so those people are an exception to these things. Plus guys build muscle faster/better than girls. read more..
Sometimes being "bad" can be good for your health! http://bit.ly/O8epQQ
10 Times It's Okay to Break the Rules
Sometimes being “bad” is actually better for your health. read more..
"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!" Here are 5 Tips for Disaster-Free Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/LIUi1I Have you ever successfully set up a couple?
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Thursday, 12 July 2012
Hellooo! Welcome to tumblr (: Of course! I’m glad you like my blog and find it useful! I did, I like it. Everyone check it out and send some welcoming vibes! read more..
Our Fit Foodie is on Day one of her Raw Food Diet! See how she did and how she felt about it here: http://bit.ly/P0sMf1
Raw Week: Stocking a Raw Pantry
Stock your kitchen with these ingredients to make eating raw easy and delicious. Plus, get a few healthy raw recipes to get you started. read more..
Be a part of history! By donating $12 to the Raise Our Flag campaign by Thursday, July 12, you’re contributing one stitch to the fabric of the American flag that will wave high and mighty during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Learn more: http://bit.ly/Ovugdz
Team USA: Donate to the Raise Our Flag Campaign | Women's Health News Blog: Latest Health Headlines.
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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and its partners are working together to improve car seat safety for children in Ottawa. Every year, staff from OPH and the Ottawa Police Services conduct roadside car seat checks throughout the city. In 2011, these roadside checks revealed that, two out of every three children were not properly secured in their car seat. This is concerning because car crashes are the number one cause of death for children in Canada and one of the leading causes of injury in Ottawa. When children are properly fitted in a car seat, the risk of death or serious injury goes down by almost 75 per cent. It is the law for drivers to make sure that their child is properly secured in a car seat, booster seat or seatbelt.This year, OPH launched the A1 Secure campaign with the goal of giving parents and caregivers access to more car seat inspection clinics as well as practical and easy to remember information on how to properly secure children in car seats. With the help of S.E.A.T.S. for Kids Canada, a local organization that offers free car seat inspection clinics, the number of car seat inspection clinics has doubled.Please follow these three quick steps to make sure your child passenger is secured.Step 1:Armpit level for harness chest clip.Step 2:1 Finger space only between harness straps and the child’s chest. Step 3:Secure child car seat to vehicle according to thechild car seat user guide.For more information on child passenger safety and child car seat installation videos visit www.a1secure.ca To find out where to go to have your child’s car seat inspected visit www.seatsforkidscanada.com or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 read more..
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Should smoking in movies rate an R? Experts say yes! http://news.health.com/2012/07/09/smoking-movies-r-rating/ read more..
Happy Meatless Monday! This salad is made with "fregola sarda", a Sardinian cous...
Happy Meatless Monday! This salad is made with "fregola sarda", a Sardinian couscous (though really, any couscous will do!). Click for more Meatless Meals! http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20603002,00.html read more..
Sometimes, you just have to give in and splurge! Here's how to enjoy your splurge foods in a healthy way. What's your can't-live-without-it food? http://bit.ly/Ng50tz
How to Splurge and Still Lose Weight
Nutritionist Cynthia Sass offers a strategy for how to have your cake and eat it too—and still shed pounds! read more..
Breakfast Club! Tell us all about your first Meal of the day and look for the results in an upcoming issue of Women’s Health! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHWCRP5
First Meal of the Day! Survey
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Are you "Fat-Shy"? Get over your fat fear with a few slices of Avocado! Have a Happy Meatless Monday with these five new avocado recipes: http://bit.ly/NfNSnX
5 New Ways to Use Avocado | Women's Health Food Blog
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Vegetarians..would you date a meat eater? In a recent poll, only 4% of vegetarians stated they would not date a meat-eater, but 30% of meat-eaters would turn down a veg. Apparently they haven't tasted our cooking! http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20345806,00.html read more..
Chicken tonight? And tomorrow too? Here are some ways to trick your fried- and b...
Chicken tonight? And tomorrow too? Here are some ways to trick your fried- and barbecued-loving family into eating it healthy. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20387609,00.html read more..
Did you know that your beloved chocolate could be causing constipation? So could the meds you are taking, as well as stress. Read about the 13 hidden causes of, ahem, that problem we won't mention again :) http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20452199,00.html read more..
Monday, 9 July 2012
Did you enjoy a cup of coffee this morning? According to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research, the strong stuff can reduce your risk of developing the most common type of Skin Cancer. Drink up: http://bit.ly/MOTmrG
Coffee and Cancer Prevention: The Drink that Fights Cancer | Women's Health News Blog: Latest Health
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Thanks so much to Keri Glassman, A Nutritious Life for hosting our Facebook chat! Look for the Q&A here: http://bit.ly/MVZhsZ
Keri Glassman Food Chat
Our Facebook fans ask nutritionist Keri Glassman some tough food questions read more..
Why, despite your best intentions, you may find yourself zoning out in front of...
Why, despite your best intentions, you may find yourself zoning out in front of the TV with a bag of chips or bowl of ice cream. http://bit.ly/MOMs4S
Junk Food After Dark: Why It's so Hard to Resist
Science reveals why willpower goes out the window at night. read more..
What's the smartest thing you've ever heard someone say about dieting or food? h...
What's the smartest thing you've ever heard someone say about dieting or Food? http://bit.ly/MFZjqK
The Smartest Things Ever Said About Dieting
13 inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining quotes about nutrition. read more..
Question: Is this great news...or not so great?
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4 - CNN.com
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule Thursday on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama. read more..
So you guys I have exciting news. Actually, I think I already told you that I got my license but the exciting part is that I can go to the gym whenever I want (when the car is here) and don’t have to rely on my mom to pick me up. I like to work out at night and she goes to bed around 8-9pm so now I can go while she’s asleep. Weewwwww. I need to get used to the gym quick so I don’t look like such a fool trying to pick a machine, and trying to figure out how it works lql. And I don’t think I told you guys that I’m moving (again) to a nicer area close to where I lived a bit over a year ago before moving here. The neighborhood is quiet and nice and there is cats everywhere (weeeee I LOVE cats) and I’m going to start roller blading again and probably not skateboarding again because I was never that great and won’t want to do that alone. But I will be buying a bike and will ride it around a lot. Since it’s such a nice area and it’s summer I’m going to try to go to bed early and get up earlier so I can go do these things early before it’s too hot. And I’ll spend a lot of time gardening and tending to the plans and doing yoga outside (because I’ll actually have a nice and more private yard) and I can do all of my reading outside in between the trees. I’ll take photos when I move there if anyone wants to see but I am excited about that.The escrow stuff should be done within a few days and we’ll be moving in a few weeks so I’ve got to really start packing. I only have one box of movies and books packed but I bought 6 books recently so those need to go somewhere, too haha. But yeah I’ll have lotsa activities to doooo!I should go do something productive, like pack I guess. If anyone wants to chit chat feel free to message me! Or you can add me on facebook I suppose, I am friends with internet friends on there. Just let me know if you add me, my link is in my personal blog and the link to that… I think it shows my icon in front of my icon so yeah. read more..
Can you be pregnant and not know it? Happens more often than you think according to this!
They didn't know they were pregnant - CNN.com
Amanda Burger and Amanda Prentice live more than 700 miles apart. They have never met, but they share something even more unusual than a first name. read more..
Fact or Fiction: Cold or Hot Dogs?
Is it Fact or is it Fiction: It is safe to eat hot dogs cold right out of the package.The answer: FICTION - Hot dogs can contain Listeria monocytogenes, a harmful bacterium that can grow at refrigeration temperatures and is common to hot dogs and their juices. Hot dogs must be thoroughly cooked to 74°C/165°F to ensure that all bacteria present are killed.For more information on safe cooking practices, visit ottawa.ca/health and follow us on Twitter. Also check out the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s resource about Lysteria monocytogenes www.inspection.gc.ca read more..