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Hello smoothie……bye bye tummy!

homemadediva:

Smoothie that attacks the tummy fat!

This smoothie is rich in digestion supporting ingredients, it will help prevent bloating and digestive stress that are the main cause of stubborn belly fat!

  • 3/4 c. papaya
  • 3/4c. sliced peaches
  • 1/2 pear, sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Water to thin
— 1 year ago with 556 notes
muffintop-less:

This is so awesome and helpful

muffintop-less:

This is so awesome and helpful

— 1 year ago with 2005 notes

nuryoga:

Variations on the beach..

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— 1 year ago with 65 notes
losing-every-extra-pound:

goingtoloseweight:

losing-every-extra-pound:

Healthy DessertsAn archive of healthy desserts to enjoy in the summer!
Low Calorie Ice Cream SandwichStrawberry Frozen YogurtVegan FudgeSummer PopsOrganic Frozen Yogurt StrawberriesBreakfast Banana PopsCherry Limeade PopsiclesGrilled Apricots with Honey Greek YogurtOven dried StrawberriesStrawberry Banana Ice CreamNo fuss Banana CakeWatermelon SorbetLow Fat Berry Frozen YogurtStrawberry Banana Ice PopsMini Honey Kiwi TartletsMixed Berry Yogurt PopsPomegranate Dragon Fruit And Lychee SorbetHomemade PopsiclesBlueberry Yogurt SkewersHealthy Berry PopsiclesBanana Berry Soft Serve Ice Cream40 calorie Volume Vanilla Ice CreamNutella Frozen Banana BitesNutella Fudge PopsFrozen Yogurt BlackberriesGrilled Chocolate Banana MeltsBanana Split Cheesecake BitesWatermelon Tart TutorialBanana Almond Chocolate Ice CreamFrozen Fruit PopsBanana Ice CreamChocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed BananasChocolate Strawberries made with an Ice TrayFrozen Banana BitesPeanut Butter & Chocolate Ice CreamRaw Tropical Ice CreamPeanut Butter & Bananas50 calorie Berry Yogurt PopsiclesFrozen Bananas

Smoothies/BeveragesA list of smoothies/beverages to keep you cool, hydrated & healthy!Strawberry Melon SparklerMango LemonadeHomemade Vitamin WaterFrozen Raspberry TeaCherry Beets Apple Spinach Antioxidant SmoothieFruit CubesGreen Monster SmoothiePure Fruit Ice CubesSmoothies for Weight LossSmoothie Ice CubesPomegranate SpritzerTropical Green SmoothieCake Batter Protein ShakeMango Banana SmoothieRaspberry Mint LimeadePineapple Spinach Ginger Detox SmoothieStrawberry Banana Spinach SmoothieGlowing Green SmoothieMango Strawberry SmoothieBanana Green Smoothie

SAVED MY LIFE. WHOEVER POSTED THIS FIRST, I LOVE YOU :)

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losing-every-extra-pound:

goingtoloseweight:

losing-every-extra-pound:

Healthy Desserts
An archive of healthy desserts to enjoy in the summer!

Low Calorie Ice Cream Sandwich
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Vegan Fudge
Summer Pops
Organic Frozen Yogurt Strawberries
Breakfast Banana Pops
Cherry Limeade Popsicles
Grilled Apricots with Honey Greek Yogurt
Oven dried Strawberries
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
No fuss Banana Cake
Watermelon Sorbet
Low Fat Berry Frozen Yogurt
Strawberry Banana Ice Pops
Mini Honey Kiwi Tartlets
Mixed Berry Yogurt Pops
Pomegranate Dragon Fruit And Lychee Sorbet
Homemade Popsicles
Blueberry Yogurt Skewers
Healthy Berry Popsicles
Banana Berry Soft Serve Ice Cream
40 calorie Volume Vanilla Ice Cream
Nutella Frozen Banana Bites
Nutella Fudge Pops
Frozen Yogurt Blackberries
Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Watermelon Tart Tutorial
Banana Almond Chocolate Ice Cream
Frozen Fruit Pops
Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Bananas
Chocolate Strawberries made with an Ice Tray
Frozen Banana Bites
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream
Raw Tropical Ice Cream
Peanut Butter & Bananas
50 calorie Berry Yogurt Popsicles
Frozen Bananas


Smoothies/Beverages
A list of smoothies/beverages to keep you cool, hydrated & healthy!

Strawberry Melon Sparkler
Mango Lemonade
Homemade Vitamin Water
Frozen Raspberry Tea
Cherry Beets Apple Spinach Antioxidant Smoothie
Fruit Cubes
Green Monster Smoothie
Pure Fruit Ice Cubes
Smoothies for Weight Loss
Smoothie Ice Cubes
Pomegranate Spritzer
Tropical Green Smoothie
Cake Batter Protein Shake
Mango Banana Smoothie
Raspberry Mint Limeade
Pineapple Spinach Ginger Detox Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie
Glowing Green Smoothie
Mango Strawberry Smoothie
Banana Green Smoothie

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mebskinny:

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follow for thinspiration.

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— 1 year ago with 1783 notes
garden-of-vegan:

banana, whole wheat fusili pasta salad with tofu and vegetables, celery with pb & raisins, and a peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookie

garden-of-vegan:

banana, whole wheat fusili pasta salad with tofu and vegetables, celery with pb & raisins, and a peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookie

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— 1 year ago with 2229 notes
avoidingthefreshman15:

myjournalofhealth:

8 Benefits of Spinach
1. Loaded with Vitamins: like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals.
2. Good Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids: the kind most of us need in North America.
3. Anti-Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants: Researchers have identified more than a dozen different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. In a recent study on the relationship between risk of prostate cancer and vegetable intake (including such healthy vegetables as broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts) only spinach showed evidence of significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.
4. Alkalizes the Body: All those minerals helps to balance off the highly acid diet which most of us subject our bodies to and which drains our energy, increases obesity and a creates host of other health problems.
5. Nourishes the Eyes: The carotenoids found in spinach protect against eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
6. Strengthens the Bones: One cup of fresh spinach (or 1/6 cup of cooked spinach) contains TWICE your daily vitamin K needs. This along with the calcium and magnesium in spinach is essential to maintain healthy bones.
7. Perfect for Green Smoothies and Salads: Organic pre-washed spinach is now readily available in most grocery stores. If you haven’t yet tried a green smoothie yet and think they might taste yucky then try one with the main ingredient as spinach. Spinach is so sweet, we guarantee you will be impressed.
8. Spinach is FRESH! Studies have shown that even the artificial light in the grocery store shining on those plastic tubs of spinach can actually help keep the leaves from spoiling. This indicates the spinach is still metabolically active and fresh. (x)

One of my new favorite foods :)

avoidingthefreshman15:

myjournalofhealth:

8 Benefits of Spinach

1. Loaded with Vitamins: like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals.

2. Good Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids: the kind most of us need in North America.

3. Anti-Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants: Researchers have identified more than a dozen different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. In a recent study on the relationship between risk of prostate cancer and vegetable intake (including such healthy vegetables as broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts) only spinach showed evidence of significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.

4. Alkalizes the Body: All those minerals helps to balance off the highly acid diet which most of us subject our bodies to and which drains our energy, increases obesity and a creates host of other health problems.

5. Nourishes the Eyes: The carotenoids found in spinach protect against eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

6. Strengthens the Bones: One cup of fresh spinach (or 1/6 cup of cooked spinach) contains TWICE your daily vitamin K needs. This along with the calcium and magnesium in spinach is essential to maintain healthy bones.

7. Perfect for Green Smoothies and Salads: Organic pre-washed spinach is now readily available in most grocery stores. If you haven’t yet tried a green smoothie yet and think they might taste yucky then try one with the main ingredient as spinach. Spinach is so sweet, we guarantee you will be impressed.

8. Spinach is FRESH! Studies have shown that even the artificial light in the grocery store shining on those plastic tubs of spinach can actually help keep the leaves from spoiling. This indicates the spinach is still metabolically active and fresh. (x)

One of my new favorite foods :)

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— 1 year ago with 9743 notes
tarastileseats:


I wrote this post for MindBodyGreen. Deep breaths and enjoy!
The veil has been lifted on the fat free craze (thank you Michael Pollan), fad diets are losing steam (bye bye South Beach Diet, hello natural foods), and now it’s time to tackle the exercise myth. Working out, sweating your body weight, pushing yourself, and burning calories, whether it’s at the gym or yoga studio, DOES NOT lead to weight loss. Pushing, burning, and sweating often actually leads to WEIGHT GAIN. Screech! What? Hold the phone, right?!
Let’s examine what you practice and what’s going on in your body and mind. Pushing yourself at any activity builds tension in your body, along with the associated stress cocktail in your brain. Tension in your mind leads to lots of tense habits and activities. Let’s be honest, does this internal dialogue sound familiar: “Man, this is tough, gritting my teeth, ugh, I hate my body, I hate where I am right now, I hate what I did last night, if only I could do this pose or spin faster or run faster, I could make up for it and achieve all my goals!” That type of dialogue causes stress. You start holding your breath, and a whole lot of not-so-nice stuff happens in the physiology of your body. Don’t worry. No judgments here. It’s internal dialogue, so no one can actually hear your self-deprecating thoughts. But you know they are there!
It’s ok. We should talk about it, because it’s a super common behavior, and no one is talking about it. If we do shed light on what’s going on in our minds and bodies when we’re exerting physical effort, we can begin to choose how we are, in a way that creates what we want. This will be a big step up from getting caught in the hamster wheel of making up for (or punishing ourselves for) unhealthy behavior, and the misinformation that tags along about calorie burning and fat blasting.
We get good at what we practice. If we practice responding to stress with aggression - whether it’s in the gym, on the track, or in the yoga studio - we get good at aggression. We’ll relate aggressively, work aggressively, eat aggressively, generally without noticing - because we’ve practiced it so much! We might burn some calories along the way, but no way it will ever match up to what we can eat and drink, long before we begin to notice how our bodies feel and what we need to be healthy.
Here’s the thing: if exercise doesn’t change how we eat for the better, it will never ever lead to weight loss and a healthy body. In particular, if our way of exercising is aggressive, pushing, forcing, we’ll just build tension and carry it through the rest of our lives. We’ll eat aggressively, mindlessly, without the self-connection that’s our best road to being healthy. And there’s no amount of fat-blasting and calorie-burning in our lives that ever comes close to correcting what the wrong foods can do to us.
Tension in the brain leads to tense habits. Eating for reward, emotional eating, and over-eating to “get through the tough workout” all come from tension in our minds and bodies, rather than ease. When you practice tense, you reinforce tense. If you love your form of exercise, whether it’s spinning, running, yoga, hiking, dancing, whatever, that enjoyment is causing a different cocktail of chemicals in your brain, that lead you in the direction of treating yourself well. Doing what you love leads you to happiness and good health. Activities that make you feel free, connected, calm and capable reinforce habits that keep creating the same feelings. Activities that make you feel anxious, stressed, and not good enough also lead to reinforcing habits. The activity itself doesn’t matter. What matters is how you feel about it. How you practice is most important.
Yoga is not the magic wonder drug, and I’m not yoga’s agent. I’m for everyone discovering ways to connect with themselves, and find the space to create their own best lives. I see plenty of people who walk into Strala and grit their teeth through the entire class, as if it’s one more task to get through. It’s so unnecessary. You can do hard things easily. It’s actually possible and everyone can do it. Life doesn’t have to be tense. Yoga doesn’t have to be tense. When you move with ease, whether you’re attempting a handstand, running 10 miles, negotiating a business deal, or talking with a friend, your brain has space to flow in creativity and intuition. Sounds like meditation? When you exist in ease, every moment in your life becomes meditative and space has a chance to enter. You have room to breathe, room to release tension, room to create yourself healthy and happy. When you’re in this space you begin to expand and see beyond each moment. You become yourself. You’re able to make good decisions, be in the zone, and allow room for synchronicity. Your life heads in the right direction when you give it space. When you squash it with tension, well, it gets squashed.
So what happens when things aren’t so healthy? When you move through the activities of your life tense, the brain has no space. You end up moving without understanding, seeing or feeling you. You find your way into tension-related activities, like over-eating, drinking alcohol, or yelling at a cab driver. It’s much nicer to feel expansive and connected to yourself. When you’re feeling this way, you are back to your natural state, happy and free. Sounds nice right? You can do it! We all can live in happiness and feeling good. It’s a practice of cultivating ease.
You can practice tense or you can practice with ease. Practice ease during challenging and simple movements alike. If you practice tense, say jumping into handstands and forcing yourself into poses that your body isn’t able to do easily (ease comes with practice!), you will wind up more tense than when you started. This leads to tense eating habits, most likely reward and over-eating habits. Of course it’s a practice. Getting to easy is a practice and probably isn’t always perfect. With yoga, and any other activity in life, we have the opportunity to observe without judgment, and then do something about it.
Of course physical activity is good for you. It can be fantastic for your mood, energy, range of motion, shape and tone of your body, breathing capabilities and more. Keep exercising! Just understand that - despite a large volume of persistent outdated information - exercise on its own has very little to do with weight loss. How you live has to do with weight loss. How you handle stress, how you practice calm connection to yourself, has to do with the life and health you’re able to create.
You are what you eat. Now we come down to what you are actually putting in your body. Food rules. Food is fuel, it shapes our body, it determines our health, our energy levels, and our liveliness. If your exercise isn’t helping you dial your eating habits to fresh, simple, natural, whole, inspired, colorful foods, lots of water, not so much on the booze, and easy on the caffeine, you might want to take a second look at how you feel about your exercise routine. Are you doing ____ (insert yoga, spinning, running, dancing, etc) to burn calories, or are you doing it to feel great in your body, improve your mood, and feel vibrant? Are you doing it to correct a bunch of mis-steps, or because you love it? When you find a routine that makes you feel vibrant, and offers up a stream of new challenges to explore and enjoy, simmer in that. It will have a very positive impact on your overall health, and your waist line.
Original Article

tarastileseats:

I wrote this post for MindBodyGreen. Deep breaths and enjoy!

The veil has been lifted on the fat free craze (thank you Michael Pollan), fad diets are losing steam (bye bye South Beach Diet, hello natural foods), and now it’s time to tackle the exercise myth. Working out, sweating your body weight, pushing yourself, and burning calories, whether it’s at the gym or yoga studio, DOES NOT lead to weight loss. Pushing, burning, and sweating often actually leads to WEIGHT GAIN. Screech! What? Hold the phone, right?!

Let’s examine what you practice and what’s going on in your body and mind. Pushing yourself at any activity builds tension in your body, along with the associated stress cocktail in your brain. Tension in your mind leads to lots of tense habits and activities. Let’s be honest, does this internal dialogue sound familiar: “Man, this is tough, gritting my teeth, ugh, I hate my body, I hate where I am right now, I hate what I did last night, if only I could do this pose or spin faster or run faster, I could make up for it and achieve all my goals!” That type of dialogue causes stress. You start holding your breath, and a whole lot of not-so-nice stuff happens in the physiology of your body. Don’t worry. No judgments here. It’s internal dialogue, so no one can actually hear your self-deprecating thoughts. But you know they are there!

It’s ok. We should talk about it, because it’s a super common behavior, and no one is talking about it. If we do shed light on what’s going on in our minds and bodies when we’re exerting physical effort, we can begin to choose how we are, in a way that creates what we want. This will be a big step up from getting caught in the hamster wheel of making up for (or punishing ourselves for) unhealthy behavior, and the misinformation that tags along about calorie burning and fat blasting.

We get good at what we practice. If we practice responding to stress with aggression - whether it’s in the gym, on the track, or in the yoga studio - we get good at aggression. We’ll relate aggressively, work aggressively, eat aggressively, generally without noticing - because we’ve practiced it so much! We might burn some calories along the way, but no way it will ever match up to what we can eat and drink, long before we begin to notice how our bodies feel and what we need to be healthy.

Here’s the thing: if exercise doesn’t change how we eat for the better, it will never ever lead to weight loss and a healthy body. In particular, if our way of exercising is aggressive, pushing, forcing, we’ll just build tension and carry it through the rest of our lives. We’ll eat aggressively, mindlessly, without the self-connection that’s our best road to being healthy. And there’s no amount of fat-blasting and calorie-burning in our lives that ever comes close to correcting what the wrong foods can do to us.

Tension in the brain leads to tense habits. Eating for reward, emotional eating, and over-eating to “get through the tough workout” all come from tension in our minds and bodies, rather than ease. When you practice tense, you reinforce tense. If you love your form of exercise, whether it’s spinning, running, yoga, hiking, dancing, whatever, that enjoyment is causing a different cocktail of chemicals in your brain, that lead you in the direction of treating yourself well. Doing what you love leads you to happiness and good health. Activities that make you feel free, connected, calm and capable reinforce habits that keep creating the same feelings. Activities that make you feel anxious, stressed, and not good enough also lead to reinforcing habits. The activity itself doesn’t matter. What matters is how you feel about it. How you practice is most important.

Yoga is not the magic wonder drug, and I’m not yoga’s agent. I’m for everyone discovering ways to connect with themselves, and find the space to create their own best lives. I see plenty of people who walk into Strala and grit their teeth through the entire class, as if it’s one more task to get through. It’s so unnecessary. You can do hard things easily. It’s actually possible and everyone can do it. Life doesn’t have to be tense. Yoga doesn’t have to be tense. When you move with ease, whether you’re attempting a handstand, running 10 miles, negotiating a business deal, or talking with a friend, your brain has space to flow in creativity and intuition. Sounds like meditation? When you exist in ease, every moment in your life becomes meditative and space has a chance to enter. You have room to breathe, room to release tension, room to create yourself healthy and happy. When you’re in this space you begin to expand and see beyond each moment. You become yourself. You’re able to make good decisions, be in the zone, and allow room for synchronicity. Your life heads in the right direction when you give it space. When you squash it with tension, well, it gets squashed.

So what happens when things aren’t so healthy? When you move through the activities of your life tense, the brain has no space. You end up moving without understanding, seeing or feeling you. You find your way into tension-related activities, like over-eating, drinking alcohol, or yelling at a cab driver. It’s much nicer to feel expansive and connected to yourself. When you’re feeling this way, you are back to your natural state, happy and free. Sounds nice right? You can do it! We all can live in happiness and feeling good. It’s a practice of cultivating ease.

You can practice tense or you can practice with ease. Practice ease during challenging and simple movements alike. If you practice tense, say jumping into handstands and forcing yourself into poses that your body isn’t able to do easily (ease comes with practice!), you will wind up more tense than when you started. This leads to tense eating habits, most likely reward and over-eating habits. Of course it’s a practice. Getting to easy is a practice and probably isn’t always perfect. With yoga, and any other activity in life, we have the opportunity to observe without judgment, and then do something about it.

Of course physical activity is good for you. It can be fantastic for your mood, energy, range of motion, shape and tone of your body, breathing capabilities and more. Keep exercising! Just understand that - despite a large volume of persistent outdated information - exercise on its own has very little to do with weight loss. How you live has to do with weight loss. How you handle stress, how you practice calm connection to yourself, has to do with the life and health you’re able to create.

You are what you eat. Now we come down to what you are actually putting in your body. Food rules. Food is fuel, it shapes our body, it determines our health, our energy levels, and our liveliness. If your exercise isn’t helping you dial your eating habits to fresh, simple, natural, whole, inspired, colorful foods, lots of water, not so much on the booze, and easy on the caffeine, you might want to take a second look at how you feel about your exercise routine. Are you doing ____ (insert yoga, spinning, running, dancing, etc) to burn calories, or are you doing it to feel great in your body, improve your mood, and feel vibrant? Are you doing it to correct a bunch of mis-steps, or because you love it? When you find a routine that makes you feel vibrant, and offers up a stream of new challenges to explore and enjoy, simmer in that. It will have a very positive impact on your overall health, and your waist line.

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— 1 year ago with 307 notes
girlbefearless:

The ABC’s of Healthy Foods

girlbefearless:

The ABC’s of Healthy Foods

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— 1 year ago with 1323 notes
Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.  Many studies suggest antioxidants also assist our bodies in preventing cancer.
Tea can lower stress hormone levels. Black tea can reduce the effects of stressful events by lowering the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
Tea fights cavities and reduces plaque. Compounds in tea are capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths.
Tea keeps you hydrated. Every cup of tea you drink, especially low or no caffeine varieties, counts as a cup of water with the added bonus of providing antioxidants as well.
Tea may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.
Tea can help lower blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can reduce your risk of hypertension by up to 50%.
Tea aids your body in digestion. Tea has been used for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid.  It can also help relieve stomach cramps.
Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea might help to lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Tea can help beat bacteria. An Egyptian study testing the effects of green tea on antibiotics found the tea to enhance the bacteria killing effects of the drugs.
Tea aids your immune defenses. A study comparing the immune activity levels of coffee drinkers vs. tea drinkers found the tea drinkers to have levels up to five times higher.
  1. Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.  Many studies suggest antioxidants also assist our bodies in preventing cancer.
  2. Tea can lower stress hormone levels. Black tea can reduce the effects of stressful events by lowering the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
  3. Tea fights cavities and reduces plaque. Compounds in tea are capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths.
  4. Tea keeps you hydrated. Every cup of tea you drink, especially low or no caffeine varieties, counts as a cup of water with the added bonus of providing antioxidants as well.
  5. Tea may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.
  6. Tea can help lower blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can reduce your risk of hypertension by up to 50%.
  7. Tea aids your body in digestion. Tea has been used for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid.  It can also help relieve stomach cramps.
  8. Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea might help to lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
  9. Tea can help beat bacteria. An Egyptian study testing the effects of green tea on antibiotics found the tea to enhance the bacteria killing effects of the drugs.
  10. Tea aids your immune defenses. A study comparing the immune activity levels of coffee drinkers vs. tea drinkers found the tea drinkers to have levels up to five times higher.

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— 1 year ago with 68866 notes