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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?

 

Jennifer Aniston Surprisingly Wants To Lose Weight

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Jennifer Aniston is one of the most flawless woman of our time, but she doesn’t always feel as comfortable as you may think. The 45 year old could pass as 25, but she has her bad days just like all of us.

In the beginning of her Yahoo! Beauty interview, she admitted to breaking her diet, and ate a bagel.

“I usually give myself bread on the weekends, but really, my body doesn’t love carbs. These days, if I was being super picky, I would love to drop five pounds.

Say what?! The actress says that she is most comfortable at about 110-113 pounds, which some women could only dream of. She does admit though that the older she gets the harder it becomes. Because she is in her forties now, she pressure to be perfect due to other people’s comments are less appealing to her.

“… you have 30 mean people who sit at their computers and spend their entire day picking apart and insulting celebrities about how ugly they are just so they can feel better – I guess – about themselves. I don’t understand it. There is also this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless.”

Well Jen, don’t worry. You’ll always be ageless to us.

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Prevent Post BBQ Blues With Tips From The Celebs

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One thing about the rich and famous, they know how to work hard and play hard too! Holidays are always a fun time, but when you  suddenly step on the scale and your regretting over-undulging at that BBQ, you may say to yourself “it wasn’t really worth it!” To beat the BBQ Blues, we take some tips from some celebrities who know to have a guilt free holiday.

 

This week we spotted celebs both on the east coast and west coast in their sweats heading for the hills, or the gym putting in some extra time in work before their 4th of July weekend approached.

 

Kim Kardashian was spotted in NYC hair up, chillen with no make up on leaving the gym with a large bottle of water, in what it looks like rehydrating after an intense workout schedule. The reality star knows the importance of putting in work in the gym, she lost a total of 55lbs pounds since having baby North. She admits, that losing the baby weight was the hardest challenge she has faced in life. Kim explains the type of workouts she likes to do saying;

“I like to mix it up. I do Pilates, Barry’s Bootcamp and hikes with my daughter in the stroller. It’s really hard to push it uphill!”

 

In addition to her workouts, she adheres to the Atkin diet which consists of High proteins and low carbs. It was rumored that Carbs were banned from her house before her wedding to avoid all temptation. We having a feeling this holiday Kim will stick to the kabobs, and a burger with no bun!

 

On the other side of the states, Lea michelle was spotted taking a hike by her lonesome thru the Hollywood hills. This actress sure knows how to get her act together, especially when the 4th of July is approaching. She tends to stick to workouts that she enjoys, admitting that being outdoors is where she has the most fuun putting in a sweat;

I love hiking… love being outdoors, I love bike riding. Just stuff that’s fun! 

Contrary to Kim K., Lea Michelle may not be packing on the meats to her plate, She was a vegan for two years. Although she goes back and forth with her vegan lifestlye, she explains her preference of food choice doesn’t depend on an up coming role or holiday, but what her body tells her;

I really feel that you need to kind of listen to your body and what your body is telling you to eat. So I was a vegan for about two years. 

 

This Holiday take some tips form these two beau’s and get in a good sweat, and be picky at the bbq to prevent any post BBQ Blues! Have a Happy and safe 4th of july!

xoxo

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“The Divorce Diet” Helped Khloe Kardashian Lose 30lbs!

fashion-bomb-daily-khloe-kardashian-get-the-look-stampd-one-piece-bathing-suit-beauty   Khloe Kardashian has been looking greater than ever these days, and I’m not just talking about the big smile that’s been on her face. After going through her very public split with her husband x NBA player Lamar Odom, Khloe lost 30 pounds. For some break ups cause people to gain weight, they will reach for the ice cream pint, instead of the gym (like her bro Rob Kardashian.) but for this Kardashian, she took her butt to the gym.

As a certiefied Personal Trainer, and after much inspection, it seems to me that Khloe Kardashian weight loss can be attributed to  “The Divorce Diet”.

Wondering what the divorce diet is, check it out below;

1. Get your aggression out! Break ups can hurt, but please no more tears on your pillow! Instead of letting the pain and anger build up inside of you from being done wrong by your x, take it to the gym like Khloe and take it out on the bags, boxing bags that is.

Khloe; “I love to box. Boxing is really fun, and it’s such a stress reliever. I’m just so busy having fun, I forget that I’m working out; 45 minutes go by and I’m dripping wet.”

2. Become obsessed You have to change your thought pattern, it’s no longer about him, now its about you! Become obsessed with the gym. It’s a great way to keep your mind busy, your body busy, and putting the focus back on caring for yourself.

Khloe says;”“I’ve definitely become obsessed with working out!” 

3. Workout with your friends. Grab your sisters or friends and go for a hike, take a cycling class. There’s nothing better than burning calories while you have people surrounding you that love you, support you, and are always by your side.Khloe admits thats what she does, alone with her sister; Read more

Biggest Loser Trainer Bob Harper Says Diet Trumps Exercise In Weight Loss

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So how important is dieting when you are trying to lose weight? Very Important!

According to “The Biggest Loser” trainer Bob Harper:

“It is all about your diet. I used to think a long time ago that you can beat everything you eat out of you and it’s just absolutely not the case.”

Harper has assisted people in losing weight, both on “The Biggest Loser” and off cameras, he even has DVD workouts and a book called “The Skinny Rules,” which gives advice on dropping excess weight.

But aside from promoting a healthy diet, Harper’s big part of his exercise regimen consists of lunges and core-strengthening exercises.

Harper says that this exercise helps people to get their heart rate up and once doing so, they can be able to burn fat.

Dr. Mark Kelly, an exercise physiologist at the American Council on Exercise believes that indeed diet can lower weight, but exercise allows the lower weight to stick.

Well we just want to say keep up the great work Bob, we hope to speak with you here at Fit With Fallon!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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Well Known Weight Loss Programs Losing Customers

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It looks like some of the weight loss programs are actually losing some weight, the wrong weight….it’s customers. Oh no!

According to Yahoo, the popular weight loss programs such as Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and Weight Watchers are losing money.

Jenny Craig’s sales have declined the first half of the year, Weight Watchers revenue is down 3.7 so far in this year, and even worse, Nutrisystem’s sales have declined since 2008, dropping 20 percent.

The blame? The economy.

The other blame….free apps! Apps such as My Fitness Pal has the same concept as Weight Watchers, but is free.

Weight Watcher’s Chief Financial Officer, says:

“The issue with free apps is that they’re taking trial [members] out of the market.”

The Spokesperson for Nestle (which owns Jenny Craig) Edie Burge  says:

“The entire weight-loss category is going through a transition during a difficult economic environment.”

The unfortunate part is that the Lean Cuisine meals, which Nestle makes, have also declined in sales.

NutriSystem Chief Executive Dawn Zier does not blame the internet. She believes that people only come to Nutrisystem because they want something more structured and was unable to find so elsewhere.

Aside from the commercials, Nutrisystem recently started selling five-day weight loos kits at Walmart to boost it retail sales.

On the other hand, weight loss programs such as Herbalife, Medifast, and USANA Health Services have done well so far this year.

Well, we hope that there is a level playing field, because as much as obesity is on the rise, these programs are a way of hope.

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Yahoo!

Former NFL Player Jeff Saturday’s Post Retirement Weight Loss

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Retirement is doing a body good, literally…That is for former NFL player Jeff Saturday.

It is the norm for NFL players to pack on the weight after being away from the sport, but that is not the case for Saturday.

Just recently, Saturday was at a Football event looking rather lean. It was reported by ESPN that Saturday weighed 295 pounds last season, but now weighs in at about 230-240 pounds. Not bad for retirement.

Great job Saturday, hope you will make that come back to league!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Yahoo! Sports

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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