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Who doesn’t want a nice flat tummy? Most of us would rather do without the middle muffin, thank you very much – even if guys tell us they don’t mind. Some even think a middle muffin is cute. Oh yeah, well then you have it (that’s what you want to say).
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We get these vitamins and minerals and other elements from what we eat, which is why anyone following any type of restrictive diet would do well to consider if they need a supplement of some sort. Vegetarians and vegans may need to think about taking an additional B complex vitamin supplement, for a variety of... Read all »
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However, your side dishes are also vitally important to consider as these too can have lots of extra calories and fat and may not provide a lot of nutrition. For example, potatoes au gratin is a dish very high in calories and fat is best left for special treats. French fries are also greasy and salty and not the... Read all »
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A good banana and strawberry smoothie uses one cup fresh strawberries, one banana, one cup nonfat yogurt, one tablespoon of raw honey, and one cup of ice. Blend all these ingredients until smooth.
For something sweet, blend six ounces low fat vanilla yogurt, one banana, one cup almond or soy milk, one tablespoon... Read all »
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Peanut butter and … everything. Be sure to get low-fat or reduced calorie peanut butter, and try it with sliced apples, celery, bananas, whole wheat crackers, or whatever else you think might be a good combination.
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Over the festive season everybody takes a break, stops exercising and eats & drinks more. This is why by the time the New Year’s Eve party arrives, your tummy is feeling and looking bloated. Fortunately there is a lot you can do to make sure you are not in this uncomfortable position.
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Dealing with any type of digestive discomfort after overeating usually involves short-term solutions that address indigestion, gas, heartburn, and even nausea. Long-term solutions should address the weight gain you may experience and which is common after the holidays.
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Everybody looks forward to having a good time after a year of hard work and responsibilities. Not only does a quick detox benefit your health but you feel lighter and more energetic. This is exactly the kind of wellbeing you need to enjoy this fun time of year.
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Walnuts are a great heart healthy food. They are especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep blood vessels and arteries free of plaque, and can reduce inflammation in the body. Studies have shown them to be effective in reducing triglycerides and reducing the bad cholesterol levels (LDL) in our... Read all »
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There are many things you can do to fight the "winter blahs" for yourself, from forcing yourself to be active to getting outside when and if possible to get what sunshine is available. To make yourself feel better physically and emotionally, you may also want to stock up on a nice selection of warm teas. Why is... Read all »
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How Eating Fruit Only One Day Can Work
The fibre that is in the fruit helps to rid the body of toxins. It is only ever recommended to so this type of diet for up to 3 days. You will also need to drink quite a lot of water while you are doing it.
There are many different types of fruits so you should find that... Read all »
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Fruit is one of the best alternatives to sweets but if you get bored with fruit on its own, consider how to prepare it to keep your interest. Bake apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon or make homemade applesauce in your food processor. This can give you a taste of sweetness with no more sugar than you would get in an... Read all »