Category Archives: Lifestyle

5 Easy Steps to Clean up Your Diet

I found a funny and useful infographic by the fabulous natural hair obsessed, video blogging, graphic designer Chescaleigh. Leave it to her to inject a few laughs into clean eating, while showing that anyone can change their habits.

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Coconut Mango Green Smoothie

Tastes WAY better than it looks.

I’m always trying to think of new and delicious ways to pack in my veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I was raised in a household where you ate your veggies; my dad is a vegetarian, and my mom, while she is a big meat eater, is definitely pro veggie as well. So I definitely don’t mind eating my vegetation the “regular” way, and I rather enjoy them, but sometimes you just don’t feel like chewing all that roughage. Here is where smoothies save the day! *insert dramatic hero sound effect*

While I really liked the first smoothie recipe I posted, it wasn’t the as simple as I would have liked. It was delicious, but it required too many ingredients, and at this point in my life, simplicity is EVERYTHING. Seriously. I decided I needed to come up with a very simple recipe that is not only delicious, but pretty darn good for you. For me, a good smoothie is not sickeningly sweet, but rather subtly so, with a smooth and creamy texture that goes down easily. But most importantly, a good smoothie is GOOD for you. With this recipe, I think I’ve captured all of the components that make a great smoothie.

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5 Tips on Getting Sexy Abs, by Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins

Most of us know that great abs aren’t something that just happen, but are built through hard work and dedication; not just hard work in the gym, but, and perhaps most importantly, through discipline in the kitchen as well. Trainer Jeanette Jenkins recently shared some tips for obtaining a killer set of abs, via Frugivore Magazine:

While her clientele includes a smoking hot roster of stars, Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins has no problem helping everyone get the body they dream of. Her latest DVD, Sexy Abs, features the sexy songbird Kelly Rowland who has a midsection many would die for.

“We decided do Sexy Abs together because of course Kelly has beautiful abs and a beautiful core and body parts that a lot of her fans admire and want to have,” Jenkins said.  ”We did a DVD that shows people how to improve not just your core strength but your core flexibility.”

She also gifted us tips on what and how to eat in order to slim the waistline and burn the belly fat: Continue reading