Category Archives: Nutrition

Vegetarianism

Posted under: Fitness, Food, Nutrition, Recipes, Weight Lose

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Mar

      Thinking about going vegetarian? Vegetarian is a blanket term that caters to different types of meat consumption habits and variations. Types of vegetarians: Vegan – Do no consume any animal product Lacto vegetarian – consumes dairy products (cheese, yoghrut) only Ovo vegetarian – consumes eggs only Lacto-ovo vegetarian – consumes both dairy

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Jan

  Now that the holidays are over are you ready for damage control? How do you ditch the extra weight or restore the same level of wellbeing you had pre-holiday? Here are 10 tips to get started on your health and fitness journey: Identify a goal – take a moment to identify what exactly you

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10 tips for surviving the holiday events

Posted under: Fitness, Food, Motivation, Nutrition, Recipes, Water, Weight Lose

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Dec

The holidays present a time for letting loose…literally. Here are 8 tips that will help you not to overdo it especially at those parties and family get togethers. Start by eating healthy items such as salads and soups, protein before moving on to desserts. Alternate an alcoholic beverage with water or tonic water Avoid “fasting”

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BPA and why it’s bad for you health

Posted under: Fad diets, Fitness, Food, Nutrition, Other, Weight Lose

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Nov

  One factor that can have a very large influence on your health that you must know about is BPA. BPA stands for bisphenol A and is an industrial chemical that is used to create plastics for the last half a century. This chemical is typically found in any of the soft (and sometimes hard)

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6 Superfoods and why you need them

Posted under: Food, Nutrition, Recipes, Weight Lose

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Oct

Want to take your diet to the next level? If so, it’s a smart move to take a look at some of the top superfoods that you can be including. Superfoods are as the name suggests, foods that contain nearly ‘super’ powers. They are so loaded with nutrients and offer so many health benefits, they

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Aug

A  supplement can be defined as any product that you use along with your existing nutrition and exercise program to improve your nutritional status, performance, fat loss results, or a combination of these things. Why should you supplement? Standard eating habits do not account for huge portions of healthy, vitamin and mineral filled foods such

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Salt: What you need to know

Posted under: Food, Nutrition, Other, Recipes

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Aug

  By now you’ve probably heard that to be as healthy as possible, you should avoid having too much salt in your diet. And, this much is true. Salt overload is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure and could potentially set you up to experience an increased risk of heart disease and/or

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Jul

One of the most life threatening conditions out there today and one that everyone without a doubt wants to avoid is cancer. While most people realize the severity of suffering from cancer, not everyone really understands why cancer occurs. What causes it? And more importantly, what can you do to prevent and/or overcome it? Let’s

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Fruit – Friend or Foe?

Posted under: Fitness, Food, Nutrition, Weight Lose

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Jun

If you’re just starting your weight loss journey, one question you may be asking yourself is whether you should be indulging in fruit, fruit salads, fruit smoothies or not. On one hand, you know that avoiding sugar while dieting is a must for success. So it would seem, since fruit is almost all sugar, this

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May

  Did you know that more than 50% of all adult hospital beds in Kenya are occupied by people with diabetes or diabetes related conditions? Did you know that 1.8 million++ Kenyans are living with diabetes and only half of them know?? Diabetes is a condition that more and more people are being impacted with

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Benefits of low carb plans

Posted under: Food, Nutrition

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Apr

Why is Low Carb consumption an effective approach to weight lose?  If you’re looking to achieve lasting weight loss results, one approach that you may wish to try out is the low carb approach.   Low carb plans  when done properly, they can work exceptionally well.  Even though you decrease the amount of carbs consumed, its imperative

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Kidney Beans Recipe

Posted under: Food, Nutrition, Recipes, Weight Lose

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Mar

Also known as Red Beans, Kidney beans are super healthy, easily accessible and quite easy to make! They are rich in protein but contain almost double the amount fibrous carbs than protein. For this reason, I recommend you have beans + lentils with vegetables instead of carbohydrates. The nutritional facts are as follows for 1/2 a

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All About Eggs

Posted under: Food, Nutrition, Weight Lose

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Mar

Eggs are a universal breakfast favorite due to their cheap cost and  great source of protein.  Eating 1 or 2 whole eggs a week is alright, the problem becomes when we make them a staple. Eggs contain cholesterol which is located in the yolk. Did you know that our bodies create their own cholesterol? Yes, the

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8 Tips For a Guilt Free Valentine’s Day

Posted under: Fitness, Food, Motivation, Nutrition

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Feb

Love Celebration Day is here and with celebration comes flowing wine, chocolates, and good food!! Here are 8 tips that can help make it a guilt free celebration:


All About Calories

Posted under: Food, Nutrition, Weight Lose

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Feb

Everything You Need To Know About Calories   If you’re interested in mastering your body weight in the months ahead, one thing that you’ll want to be sure you fully understand is that of calories. What is a calorie? And, more importantly, what does it mean for you? Let’s go over some of the key things

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4 Tips on how to stick to clean eating

Posted under: Food, Nutrition, Recipes

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Jan

Starting up on a healthy eating plan but feeling a little uncertain about your ability to stay consistent? One of the biggest reasons that most people fail to see the weight loss results they’re going for is simply because they don’t stay consistent long enough or fall off the bandwagon at some point or another.

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December’s Carb Cycling For Holiday Prep Challenge

Posted under: Nutrition

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Dec

December is here…..and so are the Holidays! The Carb Cycling challenge will be carried out for 21 days in order to prepare for the damage that most of us will do during the holiday season! The best way to stay ahead of the game is to prepare before hand and come Christmas you can treat yourself

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The 10 Day Detox Program – The Ins and Outs

Posted under: Motivation, Nutrition, Weight Lose

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Oct

I began detoxing a few ago after I started working out and eating clean. I detox twice a year, usually at the beginning of the year right after the holiday festivities as a way to purge the crazy holiday eating and a time to give my digestive system a break from food. The 2nd detox

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Jul

Being back in Kenya and having friends fasting for Ramadhan motivated me to write about how to keep the scale from tipping during the holy month. Ramadhan would actually be the perfect time to shed some weight and keep it off if managed correctly given that there is a fasting window and feasting period similar

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Jun

Everyone asks a why their tummy isn’t reducing or why they aren’t getting abs – Ladies we all have different body types and carry weight differently. If the tummy is where most of the fat is stored then that’s that area takes the longest to get flat. Others might carry weight on their back, hips

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