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[Recipe] Healthy Halloween Treats

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Halloween can be a lot of fun, until you realized you ate your entire bag of candy that you were suppose to give to the trick or treaters! lol. Even the fun size candies can really add. Last night I went to a little Halloween get together and I wanted to make sure we had some cute festive yet healthy treat options that would make us feel less guilty & have more room for some spooky fun. I made 3 different types of halloween snacks; Monster apple teath, boonanas and tangerine pumpkins. To my surprise they went quicker then the chips, dip and chocolate. People loved how cute and tasty they were. If you want to fit in less calories & more fun this halloween try making one of my Halloween healthy treats below.

 

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Monster Apple Teeth;

  • Green Apples
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Peanut butter (or Almond Butter)

Directions; Slice up the green apples, take 2 slices, put peanut butter on the insides of each apple slice, place 4 to 5 yogurt covered raisins vertically on to the peanut buttered apple. Sandwich the apple slices together and wahlah! You have monster teeth that are fun to look at and filling too.

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Boonanas

  • bananas
  • coconut flakes
  • organic honey
  • Craisins

 

Directions: Take a banans, slice it in half. Take the bananas and spread organic honey on it, spread coconut flakes on both Read more

Special K Wants You To Know You’re #MoreThanANumber

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We some how have gotten to the place where we let our pant size determine our worth. When you realize you’ve packed on some pounds, and can’t fit into your skinny jeans and you are forced into a bigger pant size than you are use too, your self confidence can quickly go down the drain.

Special K cereal has a new campaign called #MoreThanANumber.

“It’s not about the number on the tag, it’s about how the jeans make you feel: confident, sassy, even fierce. We believe a positive attitude towards managing your weight means so much more than the number. So we built a pop-up jeans store to let women rethink how they feel about themselves…and in their jeans.”

Their latest commercial showcases a unique denim experience called “Rethink your jeans” where real women went into a store to try on some jeans. But they realize none of the jeans have sizes on them. When asked if they want to get measured to find out their sizes, the women were in for a true surprise. Sizes ranged from radiant, stunning, strong, charismatic, fabulous, confident. One of the women explained not seeing the number was freeing, another explained how she couldn’t believe she got a compliment form jeans!

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Fit With Fallon: My Diet Plan

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I posted not too long ago on instagram my before and after photos. I lost 20 lbs in 10 weeks. I had some people asking me what my diet was like, during that process of me losing weight, so here it is.

Now, I didn’t stick to a specific meal plan to a tee. My main focus when it came to food was have a food journal so I could count calories, eat less than 1000 calories a day, and try to stay away from eating a lot of carbs, focusing more on high protein.

There are great apps out there that can help take the guessing work out of counting calories, like calorieking.com. If you tend to eat the same foods, you will get use to how many calories it is, and won’t have to look them up as much, because you will see what it is by writing it in your food journal. I highly recommend a food journal so you can see your progress and really make yourself accountable.

I always did fasted cardio in the AM. Thats when you workout and do your cardio on an empty stomach. I personally feel like, its better to workout on an empty stomach, because you have less food in your stomach to burn, and more fat to bur. After a workout I had a protein shake. I loved making pina colda shakes because of my sweet tooth, it was a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth and hunger pangs. See the rest of my diet plan below;

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Kendra Wilkinson Credits Atkins Diet With Helping Her Lose 40lbs

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Recently having her second child, and dealing with the issues of her split with husband and x-football player Hank Baskett, Kendra turns to the gym for strength!

It hasn’t been the most easiest time in Kendra Wilkinson life, being a newly single mom of two. The media went crazy when the news hit that her and her husband have split. But from the looks of it Kendra seems to be holding up pretty well! She is excited telling OK! magazine “I’ve got my body back!”. She recently showed off her post-baby body in a OK! magazine issue explaining exactly how she lost the 40 pounds!

She credits daily workouts and an Atkins diet for helping go from 175lbs to 135lbs in less than 3 months after having baby Alijah Mary.

OK: How was losing the wieght after your second baby different?

Kendra: It was tough little Hank, because i just assumed I was going to bounce back to being skinny again. And then I realized I don’t have the body type for that. So when I was pregnant with Alijah, I researched a ton of diets – I’ve never been on a real diet before!- and found that Atkins would be the best for me and my lifestyle.

OK: Is it hard to stick with your diet?

Kendra: I actually couldnt be happier with Atkins, because you can still eat your favorite foods; it just limits your carbs and sugar. Plus, it’s easy to incorporate into your routine. When I have a burger night with Little Hank, I can just skip the bun.

OK: Any other weight-loss tips you can share?

Kendra: Keep moving. If you’re a football fan, Sundays are a great excuse to say “I’m gonna sit on the couch and drink beer all day” Don’t do it! You can do some lunges and crunches with the game on too.

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Check out Kendra’s Daily Meal Plan to see exactly what she ate to shed the weight! Read more

October 17, 2014

[Recipe] Buffalo Cauliflower

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This dish is a must try! & it’s perfect for a guilt free Monday night football.

I recently was at this restaurant called the Sixth in Calabasas, and glanced at the menu and saw buffalo cauliflower. I so wanted buffalo wings, but was trying to go easy on the calories. So I ordered it, and to my surprise it not only looked like buffalo wings, the taste was pretty close. The appetizer was suppose to be just for myself, but  as soon as people were asking me what it was, the entire table was joining in. Everyone had the same reaction as me “wow, these are really good”.

 

 

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The dish came along with celery and blue cheese (or you can ask for ranch) just like a normal buffalo wing plate would come with. I loved it so much I recently went back with another friend just so she could try. I was able to get the recipe so I can try it at home. I wanted to share the recipe with you all. Please do try, and let me know it is.

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Recipe From: www.thecleaneatingmachine.com

 

 

Alanis Morissette Admits Having Both Anorexia & Bulimia To Oprah

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After struggling for years of bouts of anxiety and depression, a self described people pleaser and perfectionist Alanis Morissette said she suppressed her feelings of anger and despair soothing herself with eating disorders, addictions, work and love.

Alanis admits to Oprah in her recent appearance on Super Soul Sunday that she had a challenging time dealing with both her eating disorders aneroxia and bulimia (yes, you can have both at once). From those experiences she made a profound analogy and statement to Ms. Harpo saying it taught her that;

Women were and still are reduced to objects in a lot of ways, they are sexual pieces of meat to be direct about it. Why I love being percieved as the angry white female on the cover of Rollingstone was because well atleast I am not being percieved as just a sex piece of meat, that’s great…thats an angry woman, atleast a thinking woman. An angry woman is responding to whats going on in the culture around you. And eating disorders for me, food was such ana amazing way for me to calm my anxiety too.. it still is, food, work, and love addiction for a long time.

Now happily married, there was a time that only food seemed to comfort the pain of Alanis heart break. In 2008, Alanis split with then boyfriend Ryan Reynolds and gained what looked like 30 plus pounds or more. The following year she turned to working out and cut out processed and dairy foods, and even started on a vegan diet after reading Dr. Fuhrman’s book “Eat to live”.

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Journaling thru it all also seemed to help this musician, as  past entries can still be found on her blog on ivillage.com, which include snippets like this one making reference to her food related disorders;

‘Being kind toward my fragility in the face of a monolithic message of perfectionism and intolerance has not been an easy path – nor, I’m ashamed to say, a consistent one. Writing about it helps.’

Alanis has found a new sense of self after giving birth to her son. Even though she still has wounds from the past that she is working thru in therapy,  aneroxia and bulimia are no longer one of them.

 

 

 

September 30, 2014

Move over FroYo, Acai Berry Bowls are here!

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Move over Froyo! You have some healthy competition trying to take your place!

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) now comes in a bowl. Acai is a Brazilian berry that is filled with nutritious value, including tons of antioxidants. This “superfruit” when frozen can be turned in a pulp and blended with various fruits and cocounut soy or almond milk. Next, this thick creamy smoothie is then topped with your fave topping of choice, or should I say toppings. You can add some granola, strawberries, bananas or honey. An assortment of nuts, dried fruits (like coconut shavings.. mmmm) and powders can also be added to your bowl of healthy happiness.  If you love chocolate, adding goji berries or dates will give your taste buds a similar flavor they may not be able to distinguish the difference between.

Acai bowls can also be blended into smoothies or served as dessert in a cone. Whatever style you choose to acia berries in, whether it be a bowl, cup, smoothie, or cone. it’s a delicious and refreshing treat that is perfect for a healthy lifestyle. There are also acai Kosher and Vegan options to choose from.

 

My fave Acia bowl concoction include; Acai,bananas, strawberries, blueberries, coconut shavings, goji berries, and granola.

 

Next time your about to grab for the froyo or even parfait, try acai.

Who has had Acia before, do you like it or love it?

 

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.