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10 Quick and Easy Snack Ideas
in HEALTH, Recipes

10 Quick and Easy Snack Ideas

Everyone loves to snack, me ESPECIALLY. One thing that I struggle with is finding snacks that are easy and considered healthy. I have 10 quick and easy snacks to share with you all and think you would thoroughly enjoy them. Some of these are simple and may have tried them, but many have a twist! Jam Yogurt – 1 tbsp of jam (any flavor) with 1 container of nonfat plain Greek yogurt Hummus Deviled Eggs – Cut boiled eggs in half and discard yolk. Add 2 tsp of hummus to each…

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7 Infused Waters to Try for the Summer
in HEALTH, Health Tips

7 Infused Waters to Try for the Summer

Infused water is something that is new to me. You can do so much with infused waters. The ingredients to make them are endless. For the people who struggle with drinking water, this is for you. A lot of people feel that water is too boring and that is why they do not drink it. Well, you do not have this problem any longer. MIX IT UP!!! I want to start off with telling you how to make infused water. First, you want to add your fruits and herbs to…

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21 Day Fix Challenge
in Fitness, HEALTH

21 Day Fix Challenge: The Perfect Start to My Lifestyle Change

The 21 Day Fix challenge was the perfect start I needed to make some lifestyle changes with my eating habits and activity level. I have never participated in any diet challenges and outside of my highly active job as a registered nurse, my exercise routine was extremely sporadic. However, I knew I needed a change. My diet consisted of fast food and microwave meals for lunch. I had a gym membership that was not getting used. Although I felt good in the skin I was in, I was tired of…

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How to Be Confident at the Gym
in Fitness, HEALTH

How to Be Confident at the Gym

  Anytime I take a break from the gym, it always takes me a while before I’m able to get back. It takes some positive self-talk and days of trying before I can find my confidence. Now I’ve found the perfect balance of finding my confidence quicker and getting back in the routine of working out. Plan Ahead Half the battle of going to the gym is planning ahead. You have to know what days you want to go to the gym and prepare yourself for that. So I pick…

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10 WAYS TO BE MORE POSITIVE
in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

10 WAYS TO BE MORE POSITIVE

It is so easy for people to complain about what’s going wrong in their life and find the shortcomings in a situation. Instead of pointing out what’s wrong, have you thought about what’s right? It can be hard. Please believe, I know! Reframing your thought process will allow you to improve how you handle difficult or negative situations but it takes practice to become a positive person. If you are find yourself needing to have more positivity in your life but don’t quite know how, here are 10 ways for…

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Why You Should Consider Going Dairy-Free
in HEALTH, Health Tips

Why You Should Consider Going Dairy-Free

I stopped eating dairy when a friend challenged me last October. At first, it started off as me not eating it for 90 days but then it has become a lifestyle for me. Before then, I don’t think I even considered it because I absolutely loved dairy. You can ask anyone, cheese was one of my favorite foods to eat. So, at first it was difficult, not only because I loved cheese but everything contains milk! I never realized that until I was forced to read the ingredient section. When…

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8 easy ways to reduce bloating
in HEALTH, Health Tips

8 Easy Ways to Reduce Bloating

Bloating has to be one of the worse feelings in the world. That is a complete exaggeration but it is highly uncomfortable. Bloating is a buildup of gas in the abdomen. It can be in the stomach and/or intestines. Yes, contrary to popular belief, it is not fluid in your lower abdomen you are feeling. Bloating causes stomach cramps, back pain, burps, hiccups and that tight stomach discomfort where you feel like you cannot button up your pants. The most common cause for belly bloating is dietary triggers and constipation….

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foods that boost your immune system
in HEALTH, Health Tips

8 Foods that boost your immune system

I know that winter is over but if you are looking for ways to prevent colds and other sicknesses, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Who wants to be sick during the spring and summer, right? Feeding your body certain foods may help to keep your immune system running strong. Not by any means will just eating one of these foods completely fight off the flu, but they could help a great deal. Keep in mind that variety is key to proper nutrition. Pay…

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