A More Obese Nation | Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all come in different shapes and sizes. And being a size 2 or 4 doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy! Being a healthy weight has a lot to do with many factors not just your clothes size or the scale. It comes down to diet, exercise, effort, consistency, etc. To me, I think it’s more important to look at your body composition (fat versus muscle) than the weight on the scale!! Because you’ll see all kinds of different healthy/unhealthy shapes at for example, 150 pounds! So now that we’ve covered “skinny” doesn’t mean healthy … Obesity has been a big problem in our country for years. And with all of the strides we’ve made as a country to eat cleaner, organic, vegan, buying from local farmers markets, restaurants adding nutritional…

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Coconut Oil Latte | Healthy Coffee Recipe

Coconut oil in my coffee… say what?! This isn’t quite the “bulletproof” coffee, but it is a coconut oil “latte”!! Are you willing to try it? Take a photo and post it on my Facebook Like Page: www.facebook.com/vbaviles! Would love to see your latte! 🙂 If you’re intrigued and willing to give it a try, here’s how to make a it: > Pour 1 cup of brewed coffee into a high-speed blender > add 1 Tbsp. coconut oil (preferably organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil), cover and blend until frothy. > Then pour 1 cups serving into a mug and enjoy 🙂 Add any flavorings you like, such as cinnamon or vanilla, to the blender before mixing. It’s important to use a blender; if you don’t blend, the oil doesn’t emulsify…

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Healthy Grocery List

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen,” right? I just really started understanding what that really meant just a few years ago. Wish I did sooner because it’s SO TRUE.  Doing all those crunches and then eating whatever you want sure isn’t gonna do it. Pushing yourself in your cardio class and then indulging in sweets daily, definitely won’t do it.   Do not workout to eat. Eat to workout. Because in order to get rid of that stubborn belly fat that hides behind all the hard work we do through exercise, we MUST have a clean diet. And that clean diet FUELS your workouts. So how do you eat clean? This doesn’t mean that you NEVER, EVER, EVER have a slice of pizza, have…

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