Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief

Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief

With the holidays around the corner, things can get stressful pretty quickly.  Being stressed out is not only harmful for you mentally, but stress also causes weight gain.  Cortisol, the hormone your body release when you are stressed, causes an increase in appetite.  For many of us, that’s when we reach for the comfort foods.  For me, that’s a stuff crust pizza, and we all know they are loaded with calories.  The combination of being stressed and more hungry results in weight gain.  Every holiday, most of us put on some holiday weight, around 1-3 pounds a year.  It doesn’t sound too bad, but the problem is most people never lose the extra weight.  After a few years, the pounds add up.

 

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So what can you do about it?  Relax!  Yep, it is that simple.  I have an easy beginner yoga session that will help you relax this holiday season.  My good friend and yoga guru Nydia Darby, from Nydia’s Yoga Therapy created a practice especially for us to help relax this season.  She is a Physical Therapist and Yoga Guru and she will lead us through a very easy and effective yoga practice that is only 12 minutes long.  It is perfect to help you relax, recenter, and find you happy place during the holiday rush.

 

Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief

 

This holiday, take some time for yourself and relax.  Taking care of yourself allows you to be more effective of taking care of others.  If you are stressed, you won’t be able to take care of your loved ones as well as you could if you were calm and happy.  A big part of being fit and healthy involves taking care of yourself, whether it is through working out, eating clean, or relaxing.  Make sure to take a few minutes each day and get some “me” time.  =)

 

Let’s stay connected:

Make it a Healthy day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

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Why Confidence is Sexy

Why Confidence is Sexy

Confidence is a really attractive quality in a man or a woman.  It doesn’t matter what size you are, whether you think you are attractive or not. Here is a real life example of why confidence is sexy. I was at a country bar with a group of co-workers when one of the co-workers, a really hot guy with muscular arms and a smile that shined like the sun came up to me and started talking. He was really cute and sexy, but he kept apologizing for the silliest things.

 

 

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Him: “Sorry, I am such a bad dancer.”

Me: “No you’re not.”

 

Him: “Are you laughing at me?”

Me: “No, I’m just happy.”

 

Him: “I hope I’m not offending you.”

Me: “No, I’m having a really good time.”

 

It got to the point where I was hoping he would just stop talking because he was killing the mood! I was having a really great time, but because of his insecurity, I was annoyed. The thing is, we are all attracted to self confidence. Nothing is sexier than a confident man or woman. Sometimes, we all have moments where we are unsure of ourselves, but the best thing to do is to take a deep breath, smile, and act confident. When you act confident, people will respond. When you smile, you will get smiles in return. Happiness attracts happiness, and you will never be without friends. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing or whether or not you are the perfect size or weight. You are perfect the way you are TODAY. Lesson of the day? Be confident in your own skin. And my advice for the hot co-worker: “Just be yourself. You are amazing but you just don’t know it.”

 

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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Gluten Free Candy

Gluten Free Candy

Halloween is around the corner and there will be candy.  But if you are gluten sensitive, what candy is safe for you to eat?  If you are suffering from gluten allergies or gluten sensitivity, you are not alone.  About six percent of the US population, an estimate of 18 million people, have gluten sensitivity based on reports from celiac centers.  Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, diarrhea, constipation, muscular disturbances, headaches, migraines, severe acne, fatigue, and bone or joint pain.  And none of those symptoms would be a fun way to spend your Halloween night.

For those of you who are not familiar with what gluten is, gluten is a protein found in dough and it’s what gives it elasticity to help it rise and shape. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, and barley.  Many foods we eat every day has gluten, including pasta, bread, noodles, and candy.

So what do you do if you have a sweet tooth but suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? Here is a list of gluten free candy for the next time you have a sweet tooth.

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Gluten Free Candy

3 Musketeers fun size
3 Musketeers Mint with dark chocolate

A

-Act II Popcorn Balls
-Albert’s Gummy Eyeballs
-Albert’s Iced Halloween pops – Alien Pop, Baseball Pop, Basketball Pop, Boo Pop, Carousel Pop, ColorBlaster Pop,   Football Pop, Happy Heart Pop, Hoppin’ Pop, Lickin’ Lips Pop, Lolliday Pop, Lollinotes, Pop-A-Bear, Soccer Pop, Alien Glow Pop, Buggin’ Glow Pop, Burstin Bits, and
-Almond Joy
-Altoids (except for Altoids Smalls Peppermint)
-Amanda’s Own Confections Chocolate shapes and chocolate lollipops
-Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit snacks
-Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead

B
-Baby Ruth original and fun size
-Barrels of Candy
-Bazooka Big Mix (includes bubble gum, bubble gum filled candy, candy chews, and bubble gum filled lollipops)
-Bazooka Ring Pops
-Bazooka Push Pops
-Bazooka Baby Bottle Pops
-Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot Wicked Webs Berry Wave mini feet
-Betty Crocker Halloween fruit flavored snacks, including Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll–ups, and Mini Rolls
-Bit O Honey
-Big Blow Bubblegum
-Black Forest Gummy Tarantulas
-Black Forest Gummy Fun Bugs Juicy Oozers
-Bubbly lollipop and gum
-Butterfinger bar, original and fun size

C
-Cadbury Adams Swedish Fish
-Cadbury Adams Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Extreme
-Candy Checkers, Target Brand
-Caramel Apple Pops (made by Tootsie Roll)
-Charleston Chew original and fun size
-Charms Blow Pops and Blow Pop Minis – may contain milk or soy
-Charms Candy Carnival Package – Blow Pops, Sugar Babies, Zip a Dee mini pops, Sugar -Daddy, Pops, Sugar Mama Caramel, Tear Jerkers sour bubble gum, Blow Pop Bubble – may contain milk or soy
-Charms Fluffy Stuff Spider Web cotton candy
-Chewy Atomic Fireballs
-Chewy Lemonheads and Friends
-Chupa Chups Fruit Lollipops
-Circus Peanuts by Spangler
-Clark Bars
-Colombina Scary Eyeballs bubblegum
-Colombina Fizzy Pops
-Comix Mix Candy Sticks – Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Scooby
-Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popeye
-Cracker Jack caramel coated popcorn and peanuts
-Crispy Cat Mint Coconut Candy Bar
-Crispy Cat Toasted Almond Candy Bar
-Crispy Cat Chocolate Marshmallow Candy Bar

D
-Disney Halloween Candy Mix – jelly beans, gummies, candy bracelets and characters from Cars, Tinkerbell and Toy Story
-Dots Gumdrops – including Candy Corn Dots, Ghost Dots, and Bat Dots
-Dove pieces – Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Caramel, milk Chocolate
-Dubble Bubble bubblegum
-Dum Dum Chewy Pops
Dum Dum Lollipops (including Shrek Pops)

F
-Farley’s Kiddie Mix – Smarties, SweetTarts, Now and Later, Jaw Breakers, Super Bubble and Lolli-pops
-Ferrara Pan Caramels
-Ferrara Pan Lemonhead & Friends candy mix – including Applehead, Cherryhead, Grapehead, Chewy Lemonhead & Friends, Chewy Atomic Fireball, and Red Hots
-Florida’s Natural Healthy Treats Nuggets, Sour String, Fruit Stiks
-Fright Fingers Popcorn Kit
-Frankford’s Bugs Gummy Candy
-Frankford’s Gummy Body Parts
-Frankford’s Marshmallow Pals
-Fun Dip
-Fun Dip Sour

G
-Game Night boxes of candy game pieces (includes Operation, Sorry!, Monopoly, Life, and Clue)
-Goldenberg’s peanut chews
-Goobers
-Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies)
-Gummy Brush Paint Shop
-Gummy Pirate Choppers

H
-Haribo Gold-Bears
-Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size – contains almonds
-Hershey’s Bliss (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with –Meltaway Center, White Chocolate with Meltaway Center, Milk Chocolate with Raspberry Meltaway Center, Dark Chocolate)
-Hershey’s Kisses (Candy Corn flavored candy, Caramel, Caramel Apple flavored filling, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Meltaway, Pumpkin Spice, Hugs, Hugs & Kisses, Cherry Cordial Creme, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Special Dark)
-Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars and snack-size bars
-Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds snack-size bars
-Hershey’s Nuggets (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds)
-Hot Tamales
-Hot Tamales Spray
-Hubba Bubba Gum
-Humphrey Popcorn Balls

I
-Ice Cream Dipper (Blue Raspberry, Strawberry)

J
-Jelly Belly beans – gluten–free, dairy–free
-Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy
-Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Stix, Lollipops and Fruit Chews
-Jr. Mints fun size – may contain eggs
-Just Born Jelly Beans
-Just Born marshmallow treats

K
-Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks
-Kraft Caramels
-Kraft Jet–Puffed Boo Mallows and Ghost Mallows
-Kraft Swedish Fish
-Kraft Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Extreme

L
-Laffy Taffy Plain, Stretchy & Tangy and Rope
-Lemonheads
-Lifesavers
-LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet ‘n’ Sour, and Scary Assortment
-Lollipop Paint Shop

M
-M&M’s – original, peanut, peanut butter
-Mars M&M’s – except pretzel M&M’s
-Mars Dove chocolate products
-Mars Munch Nut bar
-Mars Snickers, Snickers Dark bars, fun size and mini’s – may contain almonds
-Mary Janes
-Mallo Cup
-Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine)
-Mega Warheads
-Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
-Milk Duds
-Mike and Ike
-Mike and Ike Spray
-Mini Mentos
-Mini Sour Dudes Straws
-Monstaz Pops (jack–o–lantern lollipops)
-Monster Hunt plastic monster eggs filled with candy bones, skulls and pumpkins (made for Target)
-Mounds
-Mounds dark chocolate fun size bars
-Mr. Goodbar

N
-Necco’s Sky Bar 4 in 1 chocolate bar
-Necco Wafers
-Necco Mary Janes
-Necco Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses – does contain peanuts
-Necco Sweethearts Conversation Hearts (available for Valentine’s Day only)
-Necco Canada Mint & Wintergreen Lozenges
-Necco Haviland Thin Mints and Candy Stix
-Necco Clark Bars
-Necco Skybars
-Necco Haviland Peppermint & Wintergreen Patties
-Necco Candy Eggs
-Necco Talking Pumpkins (available at Halloween only)
-Necco Squirrel Nut Caramels and Squirrel Nut Zippers
-Necco Banana Split and Mint Julep Chews
-Necco Ultramints
-Nestle Milk Chocolate fun size bars
-Nestle Baby Ruth
-Nestle Bit–O–Honey
-Nestle Butterfinger (NOT Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx)
-Nestle Goobers – does contain peanuts
-Nestle Nips (both regular and sugar–free)
-Nestle Oh Henry!
-Nestle Raisinets – made on equipment that processes peanuts
-Nestle Sno–Caps
-Nestle Wonka Pixy Stix
-Nestle Wonka Laffy Taffy
-Nestle Wonka Lik–M–Aid Fun Dip
-Nestle Wonka Spree
-Nik-L-Nip wax bottles with juice
-Now and Later

O
-Oh Henry!
-Operation Gummy Candy

P
-Palmer Peanut Butter Cups – does contain peanuts
-Pay Day peanut caramel bar snack size
-Peanut M&M’s
-Pearson’s Bun candy – maple and roasted peanuts
-Pearson’s Mint Patties,
-Pearson’s Nut Goodies
-Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls
-Peeps Jack–o–lanterns, Ghosts, Peeps Pumpkins and Chocolate Mousse Cats – “Gluten Free”
-Pez candy – “Gluten Free”
-Pop Rocks
-Popcorn Expressions Kettle Corn Snack Bags
-Pixie Stix
-Pure Fun Halloween Pure Pops

R
-Rain Blo Bubble Gum Eyes of Terror
-Raisinets
-Razzles candy gum
-Red Hots
-Reese’s Fast Break candy bars and snack size
-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups snack size and miniatures
-Reese’s Pieces
-Reese’s Select Peanut Butter Cremes
-Reese’s Select Clusters
-Reese’s Whipps
-Riviera Spooky Candy Rings
-Rolo chocolate covered caramels

S
-Sidewalk Chalk
-Sixlets
-Skeleton Pops (lollipops)
-Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl’d Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun-size
-Smarties – (the small pastel–colored candies sold in rolls and made by Ce De). Also Candy Money, Candy Necklace, Easter Smarties, Giant Smarties, Giant Smarties Pops, Love Hearts, Mega Smarties, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Parties, Smarties Pops, and X-TREME Sour Smarties. Manufacturer states: These products contains NO: gluten, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy. (US only, NOT gluten-free in Canada).
-Snickers
-Snickers Fudge bar
-Sno-Caps
-Sno-Cone
-Soda Pop
-Sour Patch
-Spooky Candy Rings (eyeballs, Frankenstein heads and other shapes on rings)
-Starburst Fruit Chews and fun-size
-Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts
-Sugar Babies
-Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops
Super Bubble bubble gum
-Surf Sweets Gummy Worms
-Surf Sweets Gummy Swirls
-Surf Sweets Gummy Bears
-Surf SweetsFruity Bears
-Surf Sweets Jelly Beans
-Surf Sweets Sour Worms
-Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears
-Swedish Fish
-Sweethearts conversation hearts Forbidden Fruits (candy packaging of The Twilight -Saga, New Moon the movie)
-Sweet’s Candy Corn Taffy

T
-Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops
-Tootsie Pops – original and mini
-Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars
-Transformers Canpeasron’s salted nut rolldy Mix – gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks
-Twist and Glow, Twist and Glow Heart, Twist and Glow Pumpkin

W
-Warheads – Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes
-Wonka Bottlecaps
-Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy
-Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans
-Wonka Giant Pixy Stix
-Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting
-Wonka Gobstopper Chewy
-Wonka Fruit Tart Chews
-Wonka Fun Dip and Fun Dip Sour
-Wonka Laffy Taffy Ropes
-Wonka Mix–Ups
-Wonka Monster Mix–Ups – SweetTarts Skulls and Bones, Spooky Nerds, Howlin’ Laffy Taffy
-Wonka Nerds – carry a cross contamination warning on the Spooky Nerds orange and fruit punch flavors
-Wonka Pixy Stix
-Wrigley’s Gum
X
-X–scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers

Y
-York Peppermint Patties

Z
-Zed Candy Skulls and Bones

 

I’d love to hear what your favorite gluten free candy is.  My favorite is York Peppermint Patties.  What’s yours?

 

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Teriyaki Swordfish Salad

Teriyaki Swordfish Salad

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!  Want a tasty way to eat your greens and get healthy omega 3’s?  Try my new healthy teriyaki sword fish recipe.  A 3-ounce serving of grilled swordfish provides 108 milligrams of EPA, and 656 milligrams of DHA.  EPA and DHA are omega-3 fats that are found in fatty fish and shellfish.   It is also a great source of Vitamin D.  With a firm meaty texture, swordfish is a delicious way to change up your healthy protein.

Healthy Teriyaki Swordfish Salad

2 fillets of sword fish 5-7 oz
1 roma tomato, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of onions
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 wedge of lemon (optional)
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1 bag of mixed greens salad

Dressing

3 cloves garlic
minced2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
3/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water

Directions for Swordfish
Take the soy sauce, sugar, garlic, vinegar and ginger and mix to create marinade.  Add uncooked sword fish and marinade in fridge for 1-2 hours.  Heat olive oil in a pan on medium high.  Add onions and sautee until lightly brown around the edges,  about 2-4 minutes.  Remove swordfish from marinade and put in pan.  Discard marinade. Pan grill fish for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked all the way through.  Arrange salad in 2 bowls and add in tomatoes and swordfish and onions.

Direction for Dressing
In a 1 pint glass jar or larger, combine the garlic, ginger, olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and water. Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well. Remove lid, and heat jar in the microwave for 1 minute just to dissolve the honey. Let cool, and shake well before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Add dressing and enjoy

 

Tell me what you think of the recipe.  Or better yet, take a picture and tag me on Instagram at #healthylivingjunkie.  I’d love to see your creations!  Let’s stay connected online.

Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my weight loss video. ❤

 

 

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Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!   This is Annie and Andrea and we have a delicious healthy blueberry smoothie recipe for you.  It’s our favorite blueberry smoothie recipe because not only does it taste amazing, it is incredibly good for you too! Blueberries are high in antioxidants, which is has all kinds of health benefits including cancer fighting properties, is heart healthy, and well as improves your complexion.  Beauty in a cup?  Sign us up!  Flax seed is a healthy fat and aids in digestions, and the protein powder feeds your muscles.  Bananas are a healthy carb and is also high in fiber and nutrients.  Coconut milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk, is easier to digest and is also lactose free and has a rich creamy taste.

 

 

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients – 2 servings – Just half the recipe for one  =)

1 cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh, we used frozen)
1 banana
1 cup of coconut milk
1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
2 teaspoons of flax seed (grounded)
Stevia (to taste)

 

 

Take all the ingredients and put it into a blender.  Blend for 10-15 seconds.  Pour in a cup and enjoy!  =) Try out our Blueberry smoothie and tell us what you think!  Better yet, show us your pictures!

Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

“Remember, being fit and healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.  And I am here with you every step of the way.”

 

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Benefits of Lean Muscle

Benefits of Lean Muscle

I am always taking about building lean muscles in my workout videos, but today, I want to share with you the benefits of lean muscles.  The reason why you want to have lean muscles is to increase your metabolism.  Muscles consume more calories than fat. One pound of muscle burns about up to 6.5 calories per hour. Muscles burn 5.5 times more calories than fat tissues, which burn about 1.2 calories per pound per hour. If you work out, a pound of muscle can consume up to 10 calories per hour!

 

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In fact, if you were to convert 5 pounds of fat to 5 pounds of muscles, you would burn 230 calories doing absolutely nothing at all.  Muscles need calories, which is a form of energy, in order to sustain it.  Therefore, the more lean muscles you have, the faster your metabolism becomes.  The problem is, most people turn to dieting when they are trying to get in shape. Dieting actually causes you to lose lean muscles, which slows down your metabolism. Find out what you need to do instead of dieting in this , short video.

 

Muscles Burn Calories

Muscles Burn Calories

 

In addition to increasing your metabolism, lean muscles also add shape and firmness to your body.  Lean muscles also helps minimize cellulite and dimples on your legs and thighs by decreasing overall fat and firming up the muscles.  Want a butt that makes Jennifer Lopez jealous?  You can reshape your body simply by adding lean muscles where you desire it.  It doesn’t matter what age you are or if you have ever worked out before.  Your body is an incredible machine that is resilient and you will see results from working out in as little as a few days!

 

Squat

Squat

 

One of my favorite tricks before going out on a date or to an event is to do a mini workout before I leave.  If I am wearing a short dress, I will do some squats to get a “pump” to my legs, giving them more shape and definition while firming them up.  If I am wearing a sleeveless shirt, I will do a quick set of pushups and dips to tighten up my arms and upper body.   It is a simple trick that will give you an instant boost of confidence!

 Let’s stay connected!

Make it a Healthy Day,

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

P.S.   If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time,   check out my beginner’s guide to weight loss video. I’ll go over step by step what you need to do so you can reach your weight loss goals. ❤
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