Every once in a while, even a fitness girl needs lose the workout clothes and dress up. The best way to dress up the eyes is with a coat of mascara. As we all know, finding the right mascara that doesn’t run or smear can be a challenge. Here is a video on my all time favorite mascara. The winner of the Best Mascara Review may surprise you. If eyes are the window to the soul, then mascara are the curtains… or something like that.
Maybelline Great Lashes: $5 from the drug store. It is just like department store brands, but at a fraction of the price.
Maybelline Great Lashes Waterproof: Great product but hard to build volume. I have a trick to build volume in the video.
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara (green tube): Didn’t really like this product b/c it dried out too fast.
Almay Get Up & Grow (white tube): I liked the consistency, but didn’t really see a big difference in my eyelash length.
Did you know you can improve your skin by eating the right kinds of food? The right kind of foods will improve your skin tone, even out your complexion, as well as makes your hair and nails grow. Oh, and it also keeps you lean and toned. Find out more in this video. =)
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! This year, eat healthier by buying more organic fruits and vegetables. Here is why you should eat organic Foods. Traditional fruits and vegetables are filled with pesticides and other harmful toxins, eliminating many health benefits from eating the fruits and vegetables in the first place. These toxins effect many parts of our bodies, including the nervous system.
The Pesticide Action Network confirms, “90 percent of lettuce tests positive for 47 different pesticides and 57 different chemical residues.” Contrary to popular myth, you can’t just wash off the pesticides. It is within the fruit and vegetable, so you can’t wash it off, soak it, or do anything to remove the toxins. Hard to believe it, right? Try this experiment out for yourself. Grab some food coloring or color dye and put it in a cup. Put the cut end of a vegetable in the cup. Pretty crazy, right? Fruits and vegetables grown with pesticides not only are coated with the toxins, but it also soaks it up. Root vegetables and fruits and vegetable with thin skin or are delicate are particularly vulnerable to high toxicity levels.
The National Institutes of Health’s recent studies discovered, ”Only 5–10 percent of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95 percent have their roots in the environment and lifestyle.” What we put in our body directly effects our health, which is why eat organic foods. Organic fruits and vegetables also have more nutritional value than conventionally grown foods because of better soil quality and growing conditions.
So what can you do about it? I know buying organic is expensive. In a perfect world, we would all be able to purchase all our foods organic. The alternative is to purchase organic for what is known as the “DIRTY DOZEN”, 12 of the most heavily pesticide fruits and vegetables.
Dirty Dozen (Buy Organic)
Apples, Celery, Sweet Bell Peppers, Peaches, Strawberries, Nectarines, Grapes, Spinach, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Blueberries, Potatoes, Kale (#13), Collard Greens (#14)
Many people think organic foods are too expensive, but the truth is, it is actually more affordable than many packaged foods you buy. If you were to buy organic foods instead of junk foods, microwaveable meals, or soft drink and candy, you would be able to covert most of your foods to organic, getting rid of the toxins, pesticides, grown hormones and antibiotics from meat, and have a ton of energy in the process.
Here is an example: Bag of chips: $3.99vs 1 lb of Organic Apple: $1.99
Here are the least pesticide conventionally grown fruits and vegetables out there. If you are on a budget, these fruits and vegetables are the safest to buy through conventionally raised methods.
If you buy fruits and vegetables in season, you can find very reasonably priced organic produce. In addition to eliminating harmful toxins and chemical pesticides, it also has more nutritional value than conventionally grown product. The best part is, it taste better! If you don’t believe me, try it out for yourself: Buy 1 organic fruit and buy the same fruit conventionally grown. You will find the organic one to taste more flavorful, and the conventional fruit is a lot more bland and tasteless compared to it. Make a commitment to yourself this year to take better care of your body by eating less toxins and more organic foods! Eating the right organic foods will also help you lose weight and shed unwanted body fat. It’s just one of the other perks of healthy living. Let me know if you can taste a difference between conventional and organic foods! I’d love to hear from you! =)
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! I love fitness motivational quotes because it keeps me going. Sometimes you just need an extra push, and I love to write these quotes on my calender or tape it on my mirror. It gets me going when I need an extra push to get out and do a workout. Here’s an awesome fitness quote that keeps me motivated to eat clean.
“Eat for the body you want, not the body you have.
Be Fit, Be Healthy!”
If you want to be healthy and have a fit body, you have to make sure you are putting the right types of foods in your body. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits and lean cut of protein. Stay away from packaged foods, greasy foods, and other foods that make you feel heavy afterwards. You are what you eat, so eat fresh! If you are trying to get in shape for a special event or occasion such as a wedding, graduation, or reunion, check out this educational video on how to lose 24 pounds by next month.
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! With the holiday around, there will be temptation to snack on unhealthy foods. Instead of reaching for an unhealthy snack, make your own tasty treats! Here is one of my favorite recipes, which satisfies my sweet tooth while making a filling and nutritious snack. Plus, who doesn’t love dark chocolate espresso beans!
HEALTHY DARK CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO GRANOLA BARS
Ready in 40 minutes – Makes 8 servings
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole grain flour
2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp raw honey
2 oz dark chocolate covered espresso beans
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread the mixture evenly in a 9″x9″ baking dish. Bake the mixture for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Let it cool and slice into 8 bars. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
These healthy snacks will keep your sweet tooth in check and still satisfy those cravings. I know you will love the healthy chocolate granola bars like I do!
This is Annie and I’ve got a super easy Healthy Dessert Recipe for you today that is only 120 calories. Faux Chocolate and Berry Dessert Cup that satisfies your sweet tooth without hurting your waist line. It is also high in protein and antioxidants too! Best part is you can make in in 2 minutes! =)
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! Lemon is great for tequila, but it has a ton of health benefits too! Here’s some the benefits of lemon! It helps aid with digestion, is loaded with antioxidants, and has antiseptic qualities. Health benefits of lemon includes aiding in digestion, beauty uses, great for skin care and hair care, and is full of antioxidants and vitamins. It is a natural antiseptic too. Find out all the ways you can use lemon by watching this funny and informative video.
Want to get results even faster? Check out this educational weight loss video on how to lose 24 pounds by next month. In addition to losing weight and getting in shape, you will also be healthier!