Spices to Boost Overall Health and Wellness

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It’s time to give your spice rack some love. If herbs and spices provide more decoration than function in your kitchen, these spices to boost overall health and wellness will get you excited about flavoring your food while enhancing your overall body and brain function. Cumin: Boost Mental … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo – Ole!

It's Cinco de Mayo- Ole!!!! First, a quick history lesson on what Cinco de Mayo actually is.  According to History.com, "Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor … [Read more...]

Green Tea, Coffee and Weight Loss

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Being part of the Shrinking Jeans community, you already know that healthy weight loss results from a combination of clean eating, healthy lifestyle, physical activity, adequate sleep and balanced stress levels. There is no silver bullet, no magic potion that will miraculously melt away the flab, … [Read more...]

Calories In Holiday Alcohol Beverages Add Up

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It’s a celebratory time of year. There are parties to attend and family get-togethers, all of which toast to, and celebrate, the past year and the year to come. The holidays are in full swing, complete with specialty beers, champagne bubbles and cocktails that will warm you from your head to your … [Read more...]

I Have a Soda Problem

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      Hello friends, My name is Ann and I have a soda problem. I am a coke addict. Not the kind you shoot up your nose. The kind you pour over ice and buy from the local grocery store, or gas station, or Sonic ohSonicwhatdoyoudotoyourdrinkstomakemewantmore? or fast … [Read more...]

Juicing vs. Smoothie: Who Wins?

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“What’s better: Juicing or smoothies?” I’ve been hearing this question a lot lately. There are a lot of ways to answer this, so let me just say this: Neither. Both juicing and smoothies have incredible health benefits. It’s not an either/or situation. It’s a both. To help decide what to … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Hydrate for Health

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The human brain is 95% water. Blood is 82% water. And the average human body is at least 60% water. Water is the single most important substance for sustaining life and promoting optimal health. Yet the average person drinks a mere 20 ounces of water per day. How much water should you be … [Read more...]

Run The Hood Sponsor Shout Out: CLICK Espresso Protein Drinks

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We are so excited to have CLICK as a sponsor for Run The Hood!  Here at the Sisterhood, we've been CLICK'n for more than 3 years now! What? You don't know what CLICK is? You must be new around here! CLICK is an espresso protein drink (yes, it's a marriage made in heaven) that you mix up and drink … [Read more...]

10 Starbucks Drinks That Won’t Blow Your Diet

Coffee. I love coffee. I drink mine black, but when I stop at a coffee shop, it's easy to get lured into ordering something a bit more adventurous, which often means more calories, sugar, and fat. Did you know that if you drink a Grande Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you will be consuming 500 … [Read more...]

Recipe: Super Duper Smoothie

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Thanksgiving is upon us. Food, food and more food. I always vow I won't overindulge. And then?  The stuffing, the gravy, the mashed potatoes - they form a coalition to completely wreck my willpower. Cranberry sauce joins the party and I'm defenseless. I wake up the next morning in a shroud of … [Read more...]

Recipe: 120 Calorie Pina Colada!!!!

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Hail to Martha Stewart! She found me a Pina Colada I don't have to feel bad about and I tried it out in the most perfect place possible: beach vacation. I read it this week in Martha Stewart Living Magazine which I didn't know I subscribe to but apparently I do. (Now every day can be like beach … [Read more...]

Use Your Melon!

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During my recent pregnancy, the only insatiable craving I had was watermelon. We probably went through at least three personal sized seedless watermelons per week, because my three year old son is also addicted. He actually will sneak into the fridge for watermelon. I can't complain. Watermelon … [Read more...]

Lighter Memorial Day Side Dishes, Desserts, and Cocktails

Are you having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend? We hope so! If you're planning on firing up the grill tomorrow, we have a couple of suggestions to help keep your meal on the lighter side. You know, so you don't have that post holiday regret because you couldn't walk away from the potato … [Read more...]

Try this: Tofu!

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It's time to shake things up in the kitchen a little bit and introduce some tofu to your diet. Since fresh tofu is offered in so many different textures, this protein power house is a great alternative to meats in main courses, but is also a perfect addition to smoothies, eggs, dips, and … [Read more...]

Taste Of Sisterhood: V8 Bloody Mary

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How do you round out the perfect hangover brunch? With a perfect Bloody Mary of course! Because: I am reviewing the delicious array of V8 juices this week and decided that a V8 cocktail would be a great way to tie the two in and... And because I've never even had a bloody mary before … [Read more...]