July132014
2PM

the-more-u-know:

Over 6 health recipes!!! :p

I lost count at 450
So, Round 3!

I have 2 other sections of health recipes you can check them out below

Round 1
Round 2
This list was taken from HERE
A list of recipes on my blog HERE

There are over 100 under 10 minute health recipes here and over 200 meatless recipes at the bottom of the list. 
Hope you Enjoy!
Breakfast
Salad Entrees
Soups
Fish
Chicken and Turkey
Lean Meat
Vegetarian Entrees
Side Salad/Dressings
Side Vegetables
Desserts
Meatless Recipes
Here is a list of over 200 meatless recipes for you: 
Breakfast
Salad Entrees
Soups
Vegetarian Entrees
Side Salad/Dressings
Side Vegetables
Desserts

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July112014
raincityvegan:

Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.
Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.
Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.
Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.
Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.
Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.
Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.
Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative.

raincityvegan:

  • Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
  • Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.
  • Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
  • Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
  • Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
  • Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.
  • Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.
  • Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
  • Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
  • Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
  • Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
  • Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
  • Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
  • Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
  • Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
  • Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
  • Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.
  • Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
  • Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
  • Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
  • Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
  • Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.
  • Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
  • Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
  • Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
  • Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
  • After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
  • Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.
  • Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
  • Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
  • Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
  • Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
  • Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
  • Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
  • Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
  • Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.
  • Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
  • Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
  • Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
  • Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
  • Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
  • Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
  • Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
  • Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
  • Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
  • Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
  • Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
  • Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
  • Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative.

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July82014

(Source: kachinaslol, via funeralformyfat)

4PM

Anonymous said: Hi. Im trying to lose weight and i was wondering if you had any tips?

harry20l2:

July62014

Anonymous said: i absolutely hate running. It makes me dread working out. So when I do, I either go to a kickboxing class or I just go to the gym and go on the elliptical at high intensity and medium/high incline for 25 mins, then I do strength work for about another 40 mins. I end up working out 5 or 6 days a week. Is this enough to eventually create results? so far i am not seeing much progress...

funeralformyfat:

It depends on the intensity you have. 45 minutes can be the hardest workout you have done or the easiest.
Your routine sounds like enough to see results but it will really depend on how much effort you put in. Just going the motions will get you no where.
A heart rate monitor is a great tool for showing if you’re intensity is where it needs to be. I use the POLAR ft7 (and the ft4 is great too)

July42014
mistamazingblg:

Now please I don’t want to see any more flat butts!!

mistamazingblg:

Now please I don’t want to see any more flat butts!!

July22014
thespartanwarrior:

Above is a solid infographic detailing points from a great paper by Eric Helms, Alan Aragon, and Peter Fitschen over the evidence based recommendations for natural bodybuilding contest preparation. There is a lot of great information in the paper that is applicable not only to natural bodybuilders, but those interested in evidence based information for optimal nutrition and supplementation for improving body composition or any athletes looking for more information on prep guidelines.
You can access the full paper below:
PDF: http://www.jissn.com/content/pdf/1550-2783-11-20.pdf
HTML: http://www.jissn.com/content/11/1/20#
Direct link to the infographic:
http://www.alanaragonblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BBing-Prep-JISSN.jpg

thespartanwarrior:

Above is a solid infographic detailing points from a great paper by Eric Helms, Alan Aragon, and Peter Fitschen over the evidence based recommendations for natural bodybuilding contest preparation. There is a lot of great information in the paper that is applicable not only to natural bodybuilders, but those interested in evidence based information for optimal nutrition and supplementation for improving body composition or any athletes looking for more information on prep guidelines.

You can access the full paper below:

Direct link to the infographic:

11AM
toethefinishline:

Nutrition Weekly - All About Fast foods:
While fast food may be a convenient option, it is not the healthiest! Fast food is high in calories, sodium, sugar, fat, and more. The excess calories can lead to weight gain, which can lead to various other health conditions if not managed. Also, the excess sodium can cause heart problems and stroke due to the increase in blood pressure. The refined carbohydrates and sugar (see our previous post on sugar here) can cause one’s blood sugar to spike, which can cause one to feel tired and even more hungry, leading them to eat too much. While fast food is okay to eat every now and then, it is best to avoid eating it when possible!
Be sure to take a look at our post on processed foods for more info!
Healthiest Fast Food Options:

Panera bread


Jason’s deli


Au Bon Pain


Noodles and Company


Corner Bakery Cafe


Chipotle


Atlanta bread


McDonalds


Einsteins Bagels


Taco Del Mar

Worst Fast Food Options:

Taco Bell 


McDonalds (I suppose it just depends on what you order that makes it the best or worst option)


White Castle


Arbys


Jack in the Box


Dominos Pizza 

How to Make Fast Food Healthier:

Make careful menu selections: pay attention to item descriptions! Stay away from foods labeled as the following:


deep-fried


pan-fried


basted


batter-dipped


breaded


creamy


crispy


scalloped


Alfredo


au gratin


anything in cream sauce

These dishes are usually high in calories, unhealthy fats, and/or sodium. Order items with more vegetables and choose leaner meats (if you eat meat).

Drink water! Soda is a source of hidden calories (plus, we’ve already gone over why it’s bad for you in a previous post!). If you don’t want just water, try to flavor it up with some lemon or even even order unsweetened iced tea.


“Undress” your food. Be careful of high calorie and high fat salad dressings, spreads, cheese, sour cream, etc, etc. Ask for packets of condiments so YOU can control how much is put on your food.


Special order. Ask for the item you want to be prepared differently. Examples: asking for vegetables and main dishes to be served without the sauce. Ask for oil and vinegar for your salad dressing or ask for the dressing on the side. 


Only eat have of your serving! Portions are way too large these days so by eating half (or even ordering off of the kids menu if you can find a healthy option) you will be eating a healthier amount! Box the other half up & save it for later!

Tips on how to not have to eat out even when you are busy:

While eating out may be an awesome option on busy days it is not the only option! My favorite thing to do is pack a cooler of food on the days I know I am going to be out and about and busy! That way I can grab something healthy that I packed! It only takes a little bit of time in the morning or the evening before! I love packing veggies sandwiches or wraps, bean salads, fruit, veggies, or yogurt! If eating out is your only option then you can definitely do that but try to limit how often you do eat out! You will save money by packing your own food as well (:

Videos:

Supersize Me in 7 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2diPZOtty0


Think About What You Eat (could be disturbing to some people): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLQBOAjVJWU

Challenge: Try to go a week without eating fast food ! (or at least cut down on how much you eat out!)
By: Casey and Kayla!

toethefinishline:

Nutrition Weekly - All About Fast foods:

While fast food may be a convenient option, it is not the healthiest! Fast food is high in calories, sodium, sugar, fat, and more. The excess calories can lead to weight gain, which can lead to various other health conditions if not managed. Also, the excess sodium can cause heart problems and stroke due to the increase in blood pressure. The refined carbohydrates and sugar (see our previous post on sugar here) can cause one’s blood sugar to spike, which can cause one to feel tired and even more hungry, leading them to eat too much. While fast food is okay to eat every now and then, it is best to avoid eating it when possible!

Be sure to take a look at our post on processed foods for more info!

Healthiest Fast Food Options:

  1. Panera bread

  2. Jason’s deli

  3. Au Bon Pain

  4. Noodles and Company

  5. Corner Bakery Cafe

  6. Chipotle

  7. Atlanta bread

  8. McDonalds

  9. Einsteins Bagels

  10. Taco Del Mar

Worst Fast Food Options:

  1. Taco Bell

  2. McDonalds (I suppose it just depends on what you order that makes it the best or worst option)

  3. White Castle

  4. Arbys

  5. Jack in the Box

  6. Dominos Pizza

How to Make Fast Food Healthier:

  • Make careful menu selections: pay attention to item descriptions! Stay away from foods labeled as the following:

  • deep-fried

  • pan-fried

  • basted

  • batter-dipped

  • breaded

  • creamy

  • crispy

  • scalloped

  • Alfredo

  • au gratin

  • anything in cream sauce

These dishes are usually high in calories, unhealthy fats, and/or sodium. Order items with more vegetables and choose leaner meats (if you eat meat).

  • Drink water! Soda is a source of hidden calories (plus, we’ve already gone over why it’s bad for you in a previous post!). If you don’t want just water, try to flavor it up with some lemon or even even order unsweetened iced tea.

  • “Undress” your food. Be careful of high calorie and high fat salad dressings, spreads, cheese, sour cream, etc, etc. Ask for packets of condiments so YOU can control how much is put on your food.

  • Special order. Ask for the item you want to be prepared differently. Examples: asking for vegetables and main dishes to be served without the sauce. Ask for oil and vinegar for your salad dressing or ask for the dressing on the side.

  • Only eat have of your serving! Portions are way too large these days so by eating half (or even ordering off of the kids menu if you can find a healthy option) you will be eating a healthier amount! Box the other half up & save it for later!

Tips on how to not have to eat out even when you are busy:

  • While eating out may be an awesome option on busy days it is not the only option! My favorite thing to do is pack a cooler of food on the days I know I am going to be out and about and busy! That way I can grab something healthy that I packed! It only takes a little bit of time in the morning or the evening before! I love packing veggies sandwiches or wraps, bean salads, fruit, veggies, or yogurt! If eating out is your only option then you can definitely do that but try to limit how often you do eat out! You will save money by packing your own food as well (:

Videos:

Challenge: Try to go a week without eating fast food ! (or at least cut down on how much you eat out!)

By: Casey and Kayla!

11AM

(Source: missfitminx)

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