5 Nutrition Mistakes You Should NOT Make In 2012

According to networkedblogs.com there are 5 important nutrition mistakes you should not make in 2012.

Perhaps you’re inspired to make some personal changes in the new year. That’s great – as long as you have a plan to make it happen.

Losing weight tends to be everyones New Years resolution.  So why not, DO stick to it this time!

I came across an article about 5 things we need to avoid this year, and its quite good.  The  five D’s that could derail your efforts.  Avoiding these D’s could help you avoid another big D — feeling defeated.

  • Deprivation
  • Delivery
  • Detox
  • Don’t
  • Diet

The Truth About Carbs

This article will plain and simlpy tell you the truth about carbs.

Have you ever wondered where you get carbs from?  Do fruit and veggies have them?  If I’m on a Diet what can I have that includes carbs…I don’t want to gain weight.  What are the long term affects if I eat to many carbs?  And the BIGGEST question, How do you include carbohydrates in your diet in a safe, effective, and controlled way?

If you have ever wondered this, this article will tell you all that and more.

Healthy Snacks (Low Calorie)

Ever wondered what is something good to eat thats not bad for you?  Not in the mood for a frozen meal, or that awful candy bar or sugar cookie?  Check these Top 25 Low Calorie Snacks.  

My Favorites include: Frozen Grapes, Hummus, Fruit Smoothies, Yogurt, Almonds, and Crystal Light Popsicles.

I hope you discover some new snacks, hopefully some become your favorite.                     

Losing flab, while staying toned

My friend asked me the other day “Jess what should I do, I need to lose weight but want to keep toned.  Should I do Cardio or lift weights?”

A mix of both is great!  BUT if you really want to lose that belly flab, love handles, all that extra stuff that you just don’t like, lifting is really the way to go.

Don’t be scared to try this like most girls, because they don’t want to become to muscular. Surprise that does not happen unless you want it too.  PLUS there are some major benefits from doing this.

Womens health magazine will give you the skinny on weight lifting, the benefits and how it will keep you toned and in shape!

One more thing...

Love Handles…YUCK

I don’t know about you, but I have them and am not a fan.  I want them gone by summer if not by spring break.

So I searched the web and came across a great article.  It gives you a weekly exercise plan, what you should and should not do etc.  It may sound intense but remember, if you don’t try no results will show.


So I don’t know how many of you like yoga (any type) or have even tried it; but I LOVE it.  If you ever get the chance I highly recommend you try Hot Yoga or Bikram Yoga, (pretty similar.)

It is set in a 99 -105 degree room, which feels amazing (especially in the winter time).

The benefits from yoga are amazing, you get in shape, can lose weight , and did I say become toned!?  I can’t forget to mention the best part.  INVERSIONS!

Inversions can include headstand, crow, side crow, road kill.  all different types.  My first picture is an example of an inversion…side crow!

If you are wondering why I LOVE it so much, quick-fit-yoga has all the information you would want to know



Top Cardio Exercises

Have you ever wondered what cardio exercises are the best for you when wanting to lose weight and keep in shape?  Well if you have, here is something for you!

According to exercise.about.com the top 10 cardio  exercises includes

  1.  Running
  2.  Cross-Country Skiing
  3.  Bicycling
  4.  Elliptical Trainer
  5. Swimming
  6.  Step Aerobics
  7. Rowing
  8.  Kickboxing
  9.  Walking
  10.  Jumping Rope

Losing 5 lbs of bloat (in a healthy way)

Jillian Michaels recipe for losing 5lbs in 7 days

  1.  Get 60 oz. of pure or distilled water
  2.  Add a tablespoon of sugar free cranberry juice
  3. Add 1 dandelion root tea bag
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  5. You drink 60 oz. EVERYDAY for 7 days

“This recipe works because it helps flush out excess water weight  you have carrying around in your body.  You can lose more than 5lbs in 7 days, depending on how much water weight you are carrying”

Healthy Eating Starts Now!

I use to be the person that whenever she was hungry she would eat.  I could never tell if it was boredom OR if I really was hungry.  When I got to the point that I needed to lose weight I started weight watchers (WW).

For those who don’t know, eating every 3hrs is exactly how you should eat.  If you are still having trouble understanding this, here is a lay out with times to eat, along with food items.

Also, at the bottom it shows you how to correctly use portion control.

About Me

Hey Everyone!  My name is Jess, and I decided to start a health blog.  Not just a blog but a link blog as well.  This was I can link you to health blogs and sites from which I found some content.

I will be covering healthy eating habits.  How to stay fit and thin while eating what you need and want.  (you don’t have to starve yourself to look good)  I will have exercises and recipes for those who don’t know how to get started.  And much much more 🙂

I also love to find and post pictures that inspire me, and I will post them in hopes that they inspire you.

If you have any questions feel free to ask