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September 24, 2014

A Drink Your Liver Will Love “My Fit Cocktail”

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I just came across an amazing store called My Fit Foods. It’s perfect for taking the guessing work out of trying to create healthy, portioned sized meals. No need to slave hours in the kitchen trying to food prep, this healthy food take out place has it all mapped out for you.

The store also gives samples of the foods, along with providing you with great additional information on what your eating . I came across this detox shot that has tons of benefits called My Fit Cocktail. It is recommended that you drink it as soon as you  wake up. The My Fit Food experts say that you can even ditch your 3 cups of coffee for the day because this shot alone will definitely get you going;

 

“When we wake up in the morning our bodies are acidic and dehydrated from 8 hours of repair and detoxification. A great way to jumpstart your energy and metabolism is to rehydrate with these all-natural juices that have nutrients to nourish all detox organs: intestines, gall bladder, liver, kidneys, and the lymphatic system.”

 

So what’s in this My Fit cocktail?

8 ounces water

4 ounces of My Fit Foods unsweetened cranberry juice

1 TB Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

½ lemon freshly squeezed

1 oz. B-12 (optional)

 

 

Here is a complete breakdown of why you should indulge in this morning detox shot ritual;

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September 22, 2014

Laila Ali Becomes Chopped Champion & Shares A Healthy Recipe

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Not only is she an undefeated champion in the ring, Laila Ali is now undefeated in the kitchen! Last week, this boxer took her gloves off, and got her hands dirty in the kitchen on Food Network’s cooking competition show “Choppped”.

A self taught cook, Laila has been throwing down in the kitchen longer than she has been in the ring. Laila started making meals at the age of 10, then at 18 she decided to become a boxer. Now at the age of 36 and her passion for cooking still strong, Laila is enrolled in culinary school and prepared to begin a new journey.

Knowing a thing or two about what is required to become a champ, she knew she not only  had to train with the best to the best, she learned she had to eat the best qualities of food to fuel her body to be able perform at her best.

Her main focus when cooking is incorporating a lot of  vegetables in her meals with 80% of vegetables and 20 percent of protein rule.  Realizing she isn’t in the ring burning a lot of calories like she use to, Laila has a low-carb eating regimen.

 

Maintaining a busy schedule, marriage to a retired NFL player, and a house full of kids, she says food prepping is key when trying to save time, sometimes prepping 4 days worth of food all at once, so its easier and faster to cook. She also cooks simple healthy meals that she uses only one pot or sauce pan. When eating out, she asks for steamed or grilled vegetables, and will cheat with her dessert.

Her motto, when it comes to treating herself;

 “If I am going to have my calories, I am going to have it in my dessert”.

 

Not one to participate in fad diets, Laila believes an average person can eat like an athlete and that, “It’s about making your mind up to do so.” If she had to choose between boxing or cooking, right now, she says it would be cooking. Her dream is to have her own cooking show.

 

Try out Laila Ali’s healthy Shrimp Avocado Grape Fruit Salad recipe below;

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Dr. OZ Dishes On What’s The Right Protein Bar For You

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Protein bars can often-times be glorified candy bars, so beware! Some of them can pack as much sugar and saturated fat than your favorite candy.  Dr. Oz comes to the rescue, and shares his protein bar rules and which maybe the right one for you!

 

Here are the rules when deciding on which protein bar to eat;

  1.  10g Protein or mote. 
  2.  Less than 15g if sugar.
  3.  Less than 4g saturated fat.
  4.  Under 350 calories.

 

Some protein bars don’t even contain protein! and others have more than your daily servings of sugar for the day. Make sure you are looking at the nutrition labels before you take a bite.

Now,  depending on what your goals are will determine which protein bar is right for you. Dr. OZ gives his advice on which one is right for you with 3 categories; Weight loss, energy, or just a snack.

 

Weight Loss;

If you are looking to lose weight, you will need some fiber in your bar of choice, to help you stay full longer without taking in a lot of calories. grams of fiber or more, and if you are not regular going to the bathroom, this will definitely help you out.

Quest bar – coconut 17g of fiber.

FiberOne – chocolate peanut butter, 9g of fiber.

 

Energy;

Need a pick me up, or some energy before you go on your run, choose a protein bar that has 20g of carbs in it. Read more

Jessica Alba Loves Nachos… And Tequila!

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Jessica Alba is looking hotter than ever promoting the newest installation of Sin City around the country.  Her most recent appearance was at Comic-Con revealing her go to indulgences.

So what does someone with a perfect body like Jessica splurge on, “I love nachos so much… and tequila!”, she told E! News.

Of course Jessica has to workout to maintain her looks, but her role in Sin City helped her stay in shape due to all the dancing she had to learn.

“Looking back now, my friends are like, ‘Your body was really good when you were dancing. You should do that more often!” Alba said.

 

[Recipe] Shake Up Your Breakfast With This Pina Colada Protein Shake

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If you’re getting sick of that same bland & boring protein shake,  shake it up with this island inspired Pina Colada Protein Shake!

This protein shake packs lots of flavor and is less than 250 calories and has 16g of protein. Not only will it feed your muscles after a good workout, but it will also satisfy your sweet tooth.  Breakfast never tasted so good!

Try out my recipe below;

Pina Colada Protein Shake

  • 1 Scoop vanilla protein powder 
  • 1 pineapple ring
  • 1/2 small banana
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 4-6 ounces of water 
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Add all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth and your mouth will think you are in the Bahamas!

*Tip: Freeze your bananas and you won’t have to add ice to your shake.  Also, you can substitute the water and add in pineapple juice or Almond milk. For whey protein options, I like Herbalife’s French Vanilla (low-calorie & great taste.)

 

What’s your favorite protein shake recipe?

 

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.

 

 

 

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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