September 2013

Month Archives

5 Beauty Must-Haves for the Fall

Fall is finally here! This is one of my favorite seasons: the food, the holidays, the clothes! I mean, how can you not love the fall?! Well, not only has the season changed, but so has my beauty regimen! Keeping my regimen fresh means hair, skin and nails that are moisturized and happy. Check out my […]

6 EASY Ways to Lose Weight

You’re trying to lose some weight, but don’t have the time, energy, or patience to sit there and count every single calorie you consume. So what do you do?? Below are a 5 quick and easy tips to help you shed pounds with little to no effort. 1) Eat lean protein at every meal. Aim […]

Is Your JOB Sabotaging Your HEALTH?

You’ve been trying SO HARD to get fit, whether it be lose fat, gain muscle, increase endurance, etc. but for some reason you just can’t seem to pull your life together enough to stay on track. This can be the most frustrating thing, right? A big reason people have a hard time sticking to a […]

10 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Stress. The word alone has the power to  remind us of the most nerve-wracking moments in our lives. Frankly, it can be easy to allow that stress to over power you, warping your whole lifestyle into something unrecognizable. So, how do we manage this monster called Stress? It is not always easy but it is […]

DIY: Honey Cinnamon Mask

If you recall a few months ago, we posted a fab post on our favorite face masks. You don’t remeber, do you?? That’s okay…we forgive you :). Just click HERE! One of those lovely masks happened to be a Honey Cinnamon Mask. Oh, what benefits could cinnamon, of all things, have for the skin, you ask?? […]

Natural Remedies for Constipation

So you’re having some trouble going huh?..Well before you reach for those laxatives, there are some things you should know. The Dangers of Laxatives: Your body builds up a tolerance to laxatives so you’ll end up needing increasingly more in order to have the same effect. They dehydrate you, throwing off your sodium/potassium balance which […]

What to Eat After a Workout

So you’ve just finished a fantastic workout! Now you’re ready to refuel your body, but WAIT! What the heck should you eat?? You want to fuel your body, provide it with the nutrients it needs to become stronger, leaner, essentially more physically fit, WITHOUT undoing all of the hard work you just put in. Well, […]

5 Homemade Hair Masks for Luxurious Hair

You know that saying ‘abs are made in the kitchen’? Well, I think luxurious hair is made in the kitchen, too! Okay, well sometimes! Most of my favorite hair masks can be made with ingredients I eat on a daily basis. I don’t need all the fancy & expensive conditioners and hair masks to achieve shiny, […]

DIY: Cinnamon Kitchen Disinfectant

I don’t know about you but I can’t STAND the smell of chemical-based cleaners. They are so toxic! And what’s the point of taking care of your body, eating well, and exercising regularly, only to then breath in toxic chemicals? Seems to defeat the purpose right? Plus, why would you want to use harsh chemicals around […]

Honey & Epsom Salt Mask for Radiant Skin

We all have those weeks where our skin just won’t get under control. It’s either dry skin, acne, dark spots, blackheads..the list goes on. Frankly, it’s inevitable. We are all going to suffer from a breakout or two but that doesn’t mean that it’s untreatable! Most skin care issues can be treated right in the […]

Fall-Inspired Homemade Protein Shakes!

Check out these 3 fall-inspired protein shakes to satisfy your fall-flavor cravings, while nourishing your body! Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake A creamy blend of pumpkin and the right fall spices to get you in the mood for the holidays.  Ingredients: 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling) 1 cup coconut milk (soy, almond, or regular […]

Home Remedies for Headaches

Headaches–one of the most common and most annoying ailments! We all suffer from the occasional headache so what can we do for relief? My favorite remedies are the ones done right at home! Home remedies often provide the best relief without the medication. Check out some of my favorite home remedies for headaches: Water H2O […]

12 Surprising Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a long history of use, not only as a spice, but as a medicine,where the medicinal properties are actually derived from the oil in the cinnamon bark. Needless to say, there’s more than meets the eye with this warm and flavorful spice; much more. Read on for 12 surprising benefits of cinnamon. Benefits of Cinnamon: Anti-microbial Anti-inflammatory […]

My Favorite Fats!

Despite what we’ve been told in the past about dietary fats, the truth remains…fats ARE GOOD (at least the right ones are). Fat is essential for survival. They help to keep the body satiated, maintain heart health, regulate cholesterol, and help with emotional and mental stability. When many refer to fat as bad, they’re usually over-generalizing. In reality, […]

Salad Sabotage! How Healthy is YOUR Salad?

So you’re trying to be healthy with that big ol’ salad you’re eating aye? But how healthy is it really? Could you unknowingly be sabotaging your healthy lifestyle? Read on for the tips and tricks when constructing your healthy salad. 1) LETTUCE & GREENS: Opt for romaine, arugula, dandelion greens, oak leaf, radicchio, baby spinach, […]