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Citrus Hemp Seed Avocado & Sweet Potato Salad — figuregirlrecipes

Ingredients: 2-3 cups shredded organic lettuce 1 avocado 1 tsp hemp seeds 1 orage 1 sweet potato, cooked, peeled and cubed 1/2 red onion Add in: spices, lime juice, sea salt or cherry tomatoes (optional) Instructions Microwave sweet potato until it becomes tender and cut in small cubes. Let cool. Serve sweet potato in bowl […]

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Delts and Traps ( shoulders)

gray dress 2Growing up as a young lady,  my shirts and jackets had shoulder pads to help fill out my shoulders.  But I’ve found an even better way of filling out my shirts and jackets – and that’s by building my shoulders.  No more bulky padding underneath my garments.  I just hit the gym with shoulder presses, lat raises, upright rows and shrugs.

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Burn Baby Burn

I don’t always do this. Yesterday, I pulled a triple workout.  I did 30 minutes of cardio in the morning.  Then, I did my delts and traps (shoulders) with my workout partner, Krista Riddley and my evening workout was legs with Meenu Sharma.  For the finale, we walked 15 minutes on the treadmill before exiting the gym.  All I can say is Burn..Baby..Burn!

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Popcorn Addiction

Okay, I am addicted to popcorn. I tried to go a day without it but, I have already had 132 grams (measurement before popping). I actually may have had more.  I think, I lost  count. I always, air-pop it,

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My Mama Always Told Me To Eat My Vegetables

English: veggies

English: veggies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was a child, my brother and I used to hide our vegetables under our plates so we wouldn’t have to eat them.  I was in charge of cleaning off the table and I would take my veggies from underneath my plate, put them in my napkin and dump them in the trash.  My mother, Orean Mason would say, “you can’t leave the table until you have eaten all your vegetables”.  One day, for some reason, my mother decided to clean off the table.  Well, let me just say that was the last time I threw away my vegetables.   Now, I not only know the benefits and nutritional value of vegetables but I think they are delicious too.  I always have them with every meal –  five times a day and I encourage my clients to eat them as well.

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Coffee Is Not A Meal

A cup of coffee a day

When I am at a Health Fair people walk up to my table and say. I am exercising but, I’m not losing any weight. I usually have a list of questions to ask them however, one of my first questions, I ask, what did you eat for breakfast; they reply, “I had a cup of coffee or I skipped breakfast”. I tell them coffee is not a meal and you need to eat in order to lose the weight. You are slowing down your metabolism. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a couple of cups of coffee a day myself. I now add coffee to my protein shake in the morning.

“Maybe you shouldn’t feel so bad after grabbing your cup of coffee! A recent study found that the risk of diabetes dropped 7% for each cup of coffee consumed daily. Obviously, lifestyle factors play a large role here as well and TOO MUCH coffee IS a bad thing. So, drink in moderation and know that you’re getting some positive benefit aside from the needed energy boost!”- Dr. Andra Campitelli

http://www.3fatchicks.com/can-skipping-meals-make-you-gain-weight/

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