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Now You Can Stop Blaming Your Period For A Bad Workout

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During my research to write interesting and informative fitness/health pieces, I came across this gem that I couldn’t even duplicate if I tried. It’s what every woman wants to know. Can you really blame that lame workout on your period? and how can you maximize your workout when its that time of the month, whether you’re cramping or bloating. Muscle and Fitness Hers hit it on the nail with this article, it’s a little lengthy but worth the read. Here’s how you can adjust your training and nutrition regimen to match your cycle to reap the most benefits any time of the month. Find out how you can finally take control of your hormones. below;

 

WEEK 1

FIRST DAY OF YOUR PERIOD – DAY 7
The average woman’s cycle is 28 days, though some are shorter or longer than others. “Estrogen and testosterone levels are rising from rock bottom beginning on the first day of your period, so you’ll feel a bump in mood and energy,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine. “In general, the hormone estrogen makes you feel good, while testosterone boosts libido.”

● Fitness Fundamentals: “Your feel-good hormones are starting to kick in, so your energy levels will be a bit higher and your appetite slightly suppressed,” says Kim Oddo, a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and owner of Body By O. Take advantage by dedicating a little more time to longer weight-training and cardio sessions.

● Nutrition Know-How: “You don’t want to do anything to elevate blood sugar levels and trigger cravings, so stick with foods that are lower on the glycemic index,” Oddo says. To tame a sweet tooth without sending glucose levels soaring, try having a cup of low-sugar, nondairy coconut (or goat’s milk) yogurt topped with berries. For something savory, go for roasted chicken with a baked yam.

 

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August 13, 2014

Zosia Mamet Admits to Serious Eating Disorder

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In the September issue of Glamour, “Girls” star Zosia Mamet reveals she had and still deals with a serious eating disorder that has affected her whole life.

“I was told I was fat for the first time when I was eight.  I’m not fat; I’m never been fat.  But ever since then, there has been a monster in my brain that tells me I am – that convinces me my clothes don’t fit or that I’ve eating too much.”

The 26-year-old went on to say, “At times it has forced me to starves myself, to run extra miles, to abuse my body.”

It wasn’t until her dad made her get help that she realized her disease was affecting everyone, not just her.

“He came home one night from a party, took me by the shoulders, and said, ‘You’re not allowed to die’.  It was the first time I realized this wasn’t all about me.  I didn’t care if I died, but my family did.  That’s the thing about these kind of disorders: They’re consuming; they make you egocentric; they’re all you can see.”

Even though she has been to treatment, it is still a daily battle for her;

“Today I am at a healthy weight, though I realize that my obsession will always be with me in some way.”

For the full interview, make sure to check out Glamour’s September Issue on stands now.

July 29, 2014

New Trend: Eyelash Tinting Can Cause Blindness!

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Staying on top of the latest beauty trends can be a little tough, it seems like there is always something new; one week it’s eyelash extensions, now its eyelash tinting.

If your not hip to what eyelash tinting is, don’t feel bad. This is one beauty trend you may want to skip out on.  It can have some serious dangers. It sent one woman to the ER, thinking she may never be able to see again.

What exactly is Eyelash tinting?

Eyelash tinting is the process in which your eyelashes are dyed. It’s basically like having permanent mascara on. Dyed lashes enhance your eyes making them appear more noticeable.

However, the FDA states tha There is no dye on the market that is approved for eyelashes.  Putting any type of dye near, or around the eyes can cause blindness! Chemical burns can also occur on the skin around the eyes due to this tinting process. Hair follicles may not grow back as well, and you are at high risk of getting  a bacteria infection.

Dr. Oz, a well-known Surgeon and TV host says no one should ever get near your eyeballs with any dyes, tweezers or glue.

Both, eyelash tinting and eyelash extensions are illegal in New York and six other states, yet salons there still provide those services.

Here’s one womans horror story when her eyes were accidentally glued shut by a salon;

 “It was absolutely terrifying, I thought I was going blind. It was getting worse and worse–by Monday I couldn’t see anything and I couldn’t open my eyes at all. People said I looked like a monster. My eyes were really itchy and I looked like I had been crying.”

 

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It took steroids, antibiotics and two weeks for this women to heal from this horror eyelash tinting experience.

A lot of women are going to great lengths to enhance their eyes with both eyelash tinting, and eyelash extensions without first considering the consequences.  Warning ladies! Ask yourselves, is it worth possibly compromising your eyesight over?

 

 

 

Alyssa Milano Refuses To Step On Scale While Pregnant

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Alyssa Milano steps on the cover of Fit Pregnancy‘s August issue looking fabulous while pregnant.  The actress is pregnant with her second child, saying “it is such a cool thing to experience.”

While some stars find it easy to be pregnant in the public eye,  Alyssa is one of them that finds it to be difficult.

“A female body is not made to look good in a bikini.  It’s made to give birth and have a baby and be a cozy companion for it afterward. And for my body, that meant putting on a lot of weight.”

Of course, being pregnant means eating more, but Alyssa chooses to go the healthy way and not indulge in junk food.

 “I didn’t indulge in fast food or junk food, so I knew it was a healthy weight. I just realized: This is what my body needs to do to have a healthy baby.”

She continued,

“We don’t get hungry when we’re pregnant for no reason. You’re making a skeletal system. You’re making organs. I refuse to look at the scale. I didn’t look at the scale with Milo until the day I gave birth. It’s funny, my file was open at my appointment yesterday and there was a big Post-it note that said, ‘She does not want to know her weight.'”

Do you think a pregnant woman should be concerned about her weight? We would love to hear your thoughts, sound off below.

 

 

 

July 23, 2014

Colbie Caillat’s New Video “Try” Inspires Love Yourself Challenge

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Singer Colbie Caillat was sick of the pressure she was feeling to be beautiful and  to impress others. As any great artist would do, Colbie took her issue to the studio and teamed up with producer Babyface to create “Try”.

In  the  song she sings about loving oneself. Penning the bold new song, she was even more bold in creating the video,  including herself and other women taking off  everything; their hair extensions, lashes, and make up. The video showcases herself and others becoming vulnerable and showing the world women in their natural state.

In just a week, the video has over 9 millions views on youtube and has inspired  a “Love yourself challenge” on social media, where women are challenged to post a bare-faced selfie.

Check out the lyrics and her video below;

 

“Put your make-up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don’t be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

 You don’t have to try so hard

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing”

 

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July 22, 2014

[Video] Michelle Obama To Release Hip Hop Album To Promote Her “Let’s Move!” Campaign

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Who would have thought the First Lady would come out with a Hip Hop album? That’s right! But don’t get too excited, Mrs. Obama won’t be rapping on any tracks.

Although you will see her, along with her husband  President Obama making cameos in the videos, along with other famous singers and rappers.

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The album is part of her “Let’s Move” campaign which she launched two years ago to help end child obesity in America.

Artists like Run DMC, Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh, Monifah, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks are all contributing their vocal talents to the album, which is called “Songs for a Healthier America”.  Even America’s favorite doctor, Dr. OZ drops a couple bars with a healthy rhyme in the song called “Everybody” featuring Jordin Sparks. 

The album features tracks with names like “We Like Vegetables,” “Veggie Luv,” “Get Up Sit Up” and “U R What You Eat,” all designed to get kids thinking about health and diet. Ten music videos are set to be released with the album and will be distributed to schools in New York City, with other major cities to follow.

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Chrissy Teigen Fired For Being “Too Fat”

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It’s rare that you hear world-known models being fired for being overweight but that is exactly what happened to 28-year-old Chrissy Teigen.

The Sports Illustrated model revealed in an interview with DuJour that she was fired for being “too fat” from none other than Forever 21.

“I was actually fired from a job.  Forever 21, they booked me directly when I was much younger.  I showed up on set and they asked me if they could take a photo.  They shot that photo off to my agency, who then calls me as I’m sitting in the makeup chair, and they say, ‘You need to leave right now. They just said that you are fat and you need to come get your measurements taken.’ And I hate you, Forever 21. I hate you so much. Honestly you’re the worst.”

Chrissy even shared the horrible news on Twitter.  A fan tweeted her, “saw something on E news that Forever 21 fired you for being fat?”

John Legends soon to be wife replied, “yep they suck and I hate them.”

Wow… But doesn’t Forever21 sell all sizes, even a  plus size line?

Fallon Mercedes is a Celebrity Fitness Reporter.

She is a Certified Personal Trainer who has years of experience in Entertainment Reporting.

Putting her two passions together fitness and celebrity news, she created a unique concept, blog and show called “Fit With Fallon” that educates and inspires individuals to get fit in an entertaining and fun way.
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