No More DIETS!!! (Clearing the Confusion Once and For All!)

March 25th, 2010 - Food News, True Beauty

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I recently got an e-mail from a friend about Dashing Dish that really encouraged me! In that e-mail there was something that she said that really stood out, which was this:

“America is so deceived (especially women) to look a certain size. Girls starve themselves or try the latest fad diet and end up binging because of the calorie restriction. Then they end up feeling guilty and worse than before they started dieting. It’s a vicious circle. I want to work to impart healthy eating habits among the young women in America. I want them to know who they are in Christ, not what the world says they are.” ~Danielle Frontiera

This statement is truly inspiring and straight to the heart of why I started this site to begin with! There are SO many myths out there about the latest ‘diet’, how to drop 10 pounds in a week, and what foods are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ for you.  While I may not be an expert, I am someone who has tried many diets, fads, and unhealthy routes of losing weight, all to see that they backfire and end in failure.

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A Simple Formula for Weight Loss and Long-Term Maintenance

March 18th, 2010 - Fitness News

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Weight loss comes down to a simple equation: Calories In Versus Calories Out!

Losing or maintaining weight is actually a simple mathematical equation that is often made more complicated than it needs to be. The bottom line is your weight is determined by how many calories you take in versus how many calories you put out.

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Isn’t that sweet?

March 12th, 2010 - Food News

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This is a big debate/issue these days! We all know sugar is not the best thing for our bodies (or waistlines), but all those artificial sweeteners aren’t the best for our health either! (Of course they are both fine in moderation and I still use both in my recipes, but on an every day basis I like to use something a little more natural)…So what is a good option that won’t spike your blood sugar or add unnecessary chemicals to your diet?

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The King of Blenders

March 12th, 2010 - True Beauty

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I MUST share about the necessary equipment that is used to make protein shakes because it is ESSENTIAL in order to have a perfect consistency. I must of gone through at least 5 blenders before I found one that didn’t crack/break/or just not do it’s job!  I have found 3 ‘wonders’ that will last you (literally) years or they send you a new one free! I listed the main website where they can be found, but you can usually find a deal on them at Kohl’s and other department stores!

Kitchen Aid 5-Speed Blender- This blender has lasted me literally years and it is worth every penny! This was my first item placed on my wedding registry, because I couldn’t imagine my life without it.  The first year I got it, I did cause it to malfunction (totally my fault) and they replaced it no questions asked!  The great thing about this blender?  They come in adorable colors :).

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Making Fitness Fun

March 12th, 2010 - Fitness News

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I grew up being probably the most ‘un-athletic’ person in the world.  Envision a sports ball of any kind flying in the air and there I am running and covering my head for shelter.  I thought I was destined to HATE anything fitness related for the rest of my life.  That all changed when I was forced to take an aerobics class in order to graduate from high school.

It was in this aerobics class that we did a variety of workouts from kickboxing to hip-hop dancing.  I learned that if you find the ‘thing’ that works for you, it really can be fun and even take your mind off the fact that you are working out!

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