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yogawithkarel:

sassyyogi:

Yoga Guide: Yoga for Detox (New post up on sassy-yogi.com)

Today’s sequence includes really useful moves for those who have been looking to detoxify their system because of constant lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, and so on.

Detoxifying your body can also help lift your mood tremendously! So if you have been trying to clean up your diet and eat healthier, perhaps these yoga moves will complement your daily meals and fitness routine! Try these moves out and let me know how you feel!

Full write up of the 10 detox poses can be found in the brand new post on my website here. <: Have fun and I hope you found this routine useful! <3 <3

<3 whenever I see Angie’s posts, it makes me smile. (:

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Jul 4, 2014 / 41,465 notes

queenofthest0nedage:

epicallyfunny:

Get baking and add these items to your kitchen by visiting atmost20.com/FunBaking

Need all of these in my life

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Jun 17, 2014 / 6,732 notes

Liam attend the private launch of David Beckham For H&M Swimwear at Shoreditch House on May 14th, '14

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getting-fit-staying-fab:

SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT BUT STILL RELEVANT REVIEW THAT I FORGOT TO DO LAST NIGHT BUT HERE IT IS 
So this tea is legitimately so good. I was reccomended it by the doctors to help get rid of cramps (which FYI it does very well) and I just fell in love with it. It’s diverse in the sense you can add milk and sugars or you can drink it out if you want. The tea it’s self is 72% black tea and 28% green tea. When I drink this tea I actually understand why people say tea is refreshing, it’s nice to drink it tastes great and it’s a great wake me up. Also the tea is extremely quick to brew how I like it and holds the flavour well it doesn’t taste like it’s all sunk to the bottom! If you’re from England I think Tesco is the only place you can get it as it was temporarily discontinued but there was such a high demand for it, it was bought back. 
Let me know if you’ve ever had this tea and what you think of it!
Jun 14, 2014 / 83 notes

getting-fit-staying-fab:

SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT BUT STILL RELEVANT REVIEW THAT I FORGOT TO DO LAST NIGHT BUT HERE IT IS 

So this tea is legitimately so good. I was reccomended it by the doctors to help get rid of cramps (which FYI it does very well) and I just fell in love with it. It’s diverse in the sense you can add milk and sugars or you can drink it out if you want. The tea it’s self is 72% black tea and 28% green tea. When I drink this tea I actually understand why people say tea is refreshing, it’s nice to drink it tastes great and it’s a great wake me up. Also the tea is extremely quick to brew how I like it and holds the flavour well it doesn’t taste like it’s all sunk to the bottom! If you’re from England I think Tesco is the only place you can get it as it was temporarily discontinued but there was such a high demand for it, it was bought back. 

Let me know if you’ve ever had this tea and what you think of it!

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Jun 9, 2014 / 1,315 notes
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Jun 7, 2014 / 27,026 notes

xnose:

Before - After 5 days - After 3 months
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dreamson118:

chocolate-socrates:

nicolezai:

canyourollblunts:

nicolezai:

kenyaosuna:

A parents sacrifice.

This killed me

this actually made me tear up

Reblogging again because this is so real.

reblogging again during this graduation season, just shows a pursuit of education isn’t just for the student

again.
May 24, 2014 / 184,618 notes

dreamson118:

chocolate-socrates:

nicolezai:

canyourollblunts:

nicolezai:

kenyaosuna:

A parents sacrifice.

This killed me

this actually made me tear up

Reblogging again because this is so real.

reblogging again during this graduation season, just shows a pursuit of education isn’t just for the student

again.

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May 23, 2014 / 2,251 notes
girlgrowingsmall:

skinnyisgolden:

10 things to check on the nutrition label.
1. First thing to check should be the serving size. A lot of people go straight to calories but that’s not any good if your serving is a teaspoon.
2. Now that you know how big the portion is, check if the calories are relevant. 
3. If you’re on a diet, this is what you’re targeting. Check how much fat you’re putting into your body. Anything more than 5 should be avoided if you’re looking to lose weight.
4. Trans fat are the enemy of any body, diet or not. These fats do not get burned off. They stay stored and accumulate, eventually blocking your arteries. You can find many food items with 0 grams but you’ll occasionally have to settle to 0.1 or 0.2. Anything higher than that should be left on the shelf.
5. Sodium is your salt intake. Salt will retain your water instead of letting it flush out of your system. The lower the number, the better.
6. Carbs are the first to burn up. If you’re looking to trim down, you’ll want to keep that number low so you can target burning your fat.
7. Fiber is good to flush your system but it’s easy to overdo your intake since it’s found in so many different foods. Don’t put all your fiber in the same meal.
8. Any diet knows that sugar doesn’t help losing weight. Keep that number low.
9. Protein is the second thing to be burned up. However, it’s important to keep protein coming into your body with every meal. Just don’t overdue your daily value.
10. It’s good to keep an eye on how much calories are considered in calculating the daily values. Someone on a diet will obviously not be consuming 2000 calories so keep a calculator close to do the math depending on your calorie intake on your personal diet.

So basically the entire label? lol
The problem with this breakdown, no offense intended to the OP whatsoever, is that it’s saying that everything should be low. There’s no way to get all of your necessary calories in and keep EVERYTHING low. Everything should be in balance, not low. Calories come from three places: Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates. Your body needs all three to function properly, but many of us gained excess weight by consuming too many of one or two of those sources instead of an equally weighted trifecta.
Proteins: Proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They are also building blocks for enzymes, hormones, and vitamins. Protein gives us our long run energy for the day (as opposed to the short burst energy of carbs) and helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. (More on Protein)
Fats: Dietary fat has more than double the amount of kilojoules per gram (37 kJ/g) than carbohydrate or protein (17 kJ/g), making it very ‘energy dense’. at is important for many body processes. You need to eat some fat in your diet. Fat protects your organs, keeps you warm and helps your body absorb and move nutrients around. It also helps hormone production. However, some fats are better than others and having too much of any type is not a good idea. (More on Fats)
Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates—the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products—are an important part of a healthy diet. Sugars and starches supply energy to the body in the form of glucose, which is the primary energy source for the brain, central nervous system and red blood cells. Fibers, unlike sugars and starches, do not supply glucose to the body. They promote healthy laxation and decrease the risk of certain chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and diabetes. (More on Carbohydrates)
Additionally, the one and only element of this label that went unhighlighted was the Saturated Fat section, but that is important!
Choosing foods from the Dairy Group that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol can have health implications. Diets high in saturated fats raise “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood. The “bad” cholesterol is called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. High LDL cholesterol, in turn, increases the risk for coronary heart disease. (Source)
And if you want to talk about the benefits of Dietary Fiber, the stuff that keeps your tummy full and helps you poo, here is an incredibly thorough and science-heavy article to satisfy that craving.
So to wrap this all up: please understand the actual science of the vitamins and nutrients that compose the calories in food before you try to analyze your nutrition label and diagnose your diet. Otherwise it’s a lot like using an English to Spanish translation book to attempt to speak French.
May 2, 2014 / 7,943 notes

girlgrowingsmall:

skinnyisgolden:

10 things to check on the nutrition label.

1. First thing to check should be the serving size. A lot of people go straight to calories but that’s not any good if your serving is a teaspoon.

2. Now that you know how big the portion is, check if the calories are relevant. 

3. If you’re on a diet, this is what you’re targeting. Check how much fat you’re putting into your body. Anything more than 5 should be avoided if you’re looking to lose weight.

4. Trans fat are the enemy of any body, diet or not. These fats do not get burned off. They stay stored and accumulate, eventually blocking your arteries. You can find many food items with 0 grams but you’ll occasionally have to settle to 0.1 or 0.2. Anything higher than that should be left on the shelf.

5. Sodium is your salt intake. Salt will retain your water instead of letting it flush out of your system. The lower the number, the better.

6. Carbs are the first to burn up. If you’re looking to trim down, you’ll want to keep that number low so you can target burning your fat.

7. Fiber is good to flush your system but it’s easy to overdo your intake since it’s found in so many different foods. Don’t put all your fiber in the same meal.

8. Any diet knows that sugar doesn’t help losing weight. Keep that number low.

9. Protein is the second thing to be burned up. However, it’s important to keep protein coming into your body with every meal. Just don’t overdue your daily value.

10. It’s good to keep an eye on how much calories are considered in calculating the daily values. Someone on a diet will obviously not be consuming 2000 calories so keep a calculator close to do the math depending on your calorie intake on your personal diet.

So basically the entire label? lol

The problem with this breakdown, no offense intended to the OP whatsoever, is that it’s saying that everything should be low. There’s no way to get all of your necessary calories in and keep EVERYTHING low. Everything should be in balance, not low. Calories come from three places: Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates. Your body needs all three to function properly, but many of us gained excess weight by consuming too many of one or two of those sources instead of an equally weighted trifecta.

  • Proteins: Proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They are also building blocks for enzymes, hormones, and vitamins. Protein gives us our long run energy for the day (as opposed to the short burst energy of carbs) and helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. (More on Protein)
  • Fats: Dietary fat has more than double the amount of kilojoules per gram (37 kJ/g) than carbohydrate or protein (17 kJ/g), making it very ‘energy dense’. at is important for many body processes. You need to eat some fat in your diet. Fat protects your organs, keeps you warm and helps your body absorb and move nutrients around. It also helps hormone production. However, some fats are better than others and having too much of any type is not a good idea. (More on Fats)
  • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates—the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products—are an important part of a healthy diet. Sugars and starches supply energy to the body in the form of glucose, which is the primary energy source for the brain, central nervous system and red blood cells. Fibers, unlike sugars and starches, do not supply glucose to the body. They promote healthy laxation and decrease the risk of certain chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and diabetes. (More on Carbohydrates)

Additionally, the one and only element of this label that went unhighlighted was the Saturated Fat section, but that is important!

  • Choosing foods from the Dairy Group that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol can have health implications. Diets high in saturated fats raise “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood. The “bad” cholesterol is called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. High LDL cholesterol, in turn, increases the risk for coronary heart disease. (Source)

And if you want to talk about the benefits of Dietary Fiber, the stuff that keeps your tummy full and helps you poo, here is an incredibly thorough and science-heavy article to satisfy that craving.

So to wrap this all up: please understand the actual science of the vitamins and nutrients that compose the calories in food before you try to analyze your nutrition label and diagnose your diet. Otherwise it’s a lot like using an English to Spanish translation book to attempt to speak French.

(via food-fitness-freedom)