Yes! Yoga is good for achieving a Better Booty!

Why Yoga?..

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Yoga is the ancient practice of postures and breathing exercises designed to promote total wellness. There are many different types of yoga, ranging from purely meditative to physically demanding.  Yoga is practiced at any level to get that fab booty, tone thighs and sexy slim mid section!  That’s why so many women love putting on those yoga pants!  They really show off those amazing curves!

Big Booty Trend..With current trends leaning toward the desirability of “voluptuous booty,” it’s important to look at what that phrase really means. Unlike the increasing trend toward butt implants, which brings with it possible medical complications and risks, achieving a voluptuous booty is really about increasing the fat tissue in that area while keeping it tone. Although surgical procedures may mimic the desired voluptuous booty, they cannot offer the health benefits of improved endurance, flexibility or improved muscle tone that yoga provides.

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Testimonial:  “I have been following the 30-Day Brazilian Bum Lift & adding in some simple yoga techniques.  I am still tripping on my how good my booty is looking! If you haven’t tried it, you are just missing out..”

~Jackie, New York, NY

You can find some great videos on youtube for intermediate or intense levels.  Here is a sample of some easier poses that everyone can do..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML10CrHunYE

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Top 10 Tips to Jump Start a Healthy Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 5.09.38 PMHave you ever wondered what simple steps you can take in your day that will keep that pep in your step?

I know sometimes when you hear, “simple steps” you are already thrown off because change is always a challenge.  There are 10 things listed below that will help you with achieving a healthier lifestyle but if you are new to this, then just start with 2 of the tips.  Once you have established a routine and those 2 steps become natural, well then add another step in.  Remember this should be enjoyable, you don’t have to do all 10 right away!

  1. Eat real food
  2. Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re 80-90% full
  3. Drink enough water
  4. Incorporate protein with every meal
  5. Eat more vegetables
  6. Eat healthy fats
  7. Add more protein in your diet
  8. Limit carbs, sugar and salt
  9. Read nutrition labels
  10. Exercise                                         www.curvydiet.com

Healthy Eating on A Tight Budget

Smart and affordable: Must haves at the supermarket!

Eating healthy foods doesn’t have to break the bank. You just need to enter the grocery store armed with a savvy shopping list.  People don’t always seem to get that it’s cheaper to splurge on something you think is a luxury at the supermarket than to go out to a restaurant.  We talked with nutritionists to unveil a list of common grocery items that tout big health benefits at a small price. Read on and learn what you should pile into your cart next time you are tempted to bring home the bacon.  images-3

 If You Want Fiber, Buy…

Dried black beans ($1.49 for 16-ounce bag)

Nutritional bang for your buck: 15 g fiber for 12 cents (1/4 cup, dry)

Fill up on fiber and fend off hunger for hours with black beans. Pick dried beans instead of canned to save money and avoid excess sodium.

Bonus: Each serving of black beans packs 9 g of protein.

Popcorn kernels ($1.99 for 32-ounce bag)

Nutritional bang for your buck: 5 g fiber for 7 cents (1/4 cup, dry) 

Toss kernels in an air popper and add a tiny bit of olive oil for the ultimate high-fiber snack. “When you make popcorn yourself, you can keep it healthy,” says Jason Machowsky, RD, CSCS, a personal trainer at Equinox in New York City.

Bonus: You’ll avoid the preservatives and artificial flavors found in microwave popcorn.

 If You Want Protein, Buy…

 Eggs ($1.99 per dozen)

 Nutritional bang for your buck: 6 g protein for 17 cents (one egg)

Strengthen your muscles with America’s incredible edible favorite. “Egg white is pure protein,” Gerbstadt says. “Nearly 100 percent of the egg’s protein is useable by your body.”

 Bonus: Eggs contain 14% less cholesterol and 64% more vitamin D than they did in 2002, according to new research from the USDA.

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Canned tuna packed in water ($1.09 for 5-ounce can)

 Nutritional bang for your buck: 36 g protein for $1.09 (one can)

Danish researchers found that high-protein dieters lost more weight—and twice as much tummy fat—compared with low-protein dieters. Enjoy a belly-flattening lunch packed with protein and eat your way to a flatter stomach.

 Bonus: Tuna is chock-full of vitamin B6, which supports your nervous and immune systems, and vitamin B12, which affects your balance and reflexes.

 If You Want Calcium, Buy…

 Nonfat milk ($3.24 per gallon)

Nutritional bang for your buck: 30% of your daily intake of calcium for 20 cents (8 ounces) 

Aside from building strong bones and teeth, calcium also promotes weight loss. Stick with nonfat milk because it has the most calcium and fewest calories of the bunch. Gulp down a glass today, or mix milk with oatmeal or cereal if you can’t stomach it plain.

Bonus: A serving of milk contains 8 g of protein, and it’s also rich in leucine, an important amino acid for repairing muscle.

Plain yogurt ($3.59 for 32-ounce container)

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Nutritional bang for your buck: 34% of your daily intake of calcium for 66 cents (6 ounces). 

Rev your metabolism with yogurt. Research shows that calcium from dairy foods may reduce fat absorption from other foods.

 Bonus: Friendly bacteria in yogurt help your digestive system function properly.

If You Want Vitamin A, Buy…

 Canned pumpkin ($1.99 for 15-ounce can)

Nutritional bang for your buck: 280% of your daily intake of vitamin A for 57 cents (1/4 cup)

This autumn nutritional powerhouse can be enjoyed year-round. A serving of the canned squash boasts nearly three times your intake of vitamin A, which boosts your immune system. Whip pumpkin into muffins, mousse, or casseroles.

 Bonus: One serving of pumpkin touts 4 g of fiber, 10% of your daily iron, and 8% of your daily vitamin C.

 If You Want Potassium, Buy…

 Potatoes (59 cents each)

 Nutritional bang for your buck: 18% of your daily intake of potassium for 59 cents (one potato)

A few coins will buy you more than 600 mg of potassium, an electrolyte that regulates blood pressure. It’s important to get plenty of potassium since it helps balance out our high sodium diets.

 Bonus: A spud (with skin) contains 2 g of fiber and 45% of your daily vitamin C.

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Cut The Fat!!!

Screen Shot 2013-09-02 at 6.55.33 PMPrevent Heart Attacks and Strokes!! Don’t be caught slipping! 

When Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol- The Bad Kind is too high, it starts to build up in the arteries. “Think of it like a lane-merge during rush hour.” It’s harder for your blood to get by in that narrow space. If the build-up gets too big, it’ll actually block off your blood vessel completely. If this clot is blocking blood flow to the heart, the end of the road is the heart attack; if it’s blocking flow to the brain, it leads to a stroke.

You may be surprised to learn that high-cholesterol foods don’t raise your cholesterol: ” your LDL goes up  when you eat food that are high in saturated fats and trans fat. When you eat them, they are converted in the liver into artery-clogging LDL cholesterol.  Look for leaner cuts of meat with less visible fat.

Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

It is important to commit to a lifestyle change if you want to improve your health and cholesterol level, you need to be aware that you need to lose excess weight, since it contributes to high cholesterol, try for a healthier diet, remember that what you eat impacts directly on your cholesterol level, choose healthier fats and eliminate trans fat hidden in baked cookies, crackers and snack cakes, and, finally, increase your physical activity, work out up to 30 to 60 minutes a day, it can be anything that keeps you moving, take a walk, ride a bike, anything you want. Most important, if you smoke, stop. Quitting can improve your HDL cholesterol level.

Cholesterol: Top 5 foods to lower your numbers

Diet can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

Can a bowl of oatmeal help lower your cholesterol? How about a handful of walnuts or even a baked potato topped with some heart-healthy margarine? A few simple tweaks to your diet — like these, along with exercise and other heart-healthy habits — may be helpful in lowering your cholesterol.

1. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods

Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad,” cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.

Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber. If you add fruit, such as bananas, you’ll add about 4 more grams of fiber. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran.

2. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids

Eating fatty fish can be heart healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, fish oil — or omega-3 fatty acids — reduces the risk of sudden death.The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week. The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are in:

  • Mackerel
  • Lake trout
  • Herring
  • Sardines
  • Albacore tuna
  • Salmon
  • Halibut

You should bake or grill the fish to avoid adding unhealthy fats. If you don’t like fish, you can also get small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from foods like ground flaxseed or canola oil.

You can take an omega-3 or fish oil supplement to get some of the benefits, but you won’t get other nutrients in fish, such as selenium. If you decide to take a supplement, just remember to watch your diet and eat lean meat or vegetables in place of fish.

3. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts

Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy.

Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren’t salted or coated with sugar.

All nuts are high in calories, so a handful will do. To avoid eating too many nuts and gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts. For example, instead of using cheese, meat or croutons in your salad, add a handful of walnuts or almonds.

 Cant give up the Bacon??

Try baking rather than frying it; then drain off the fat and use a paper towel to blot the excess. Better yet, switch to turkey bacon: It may have the thick, fatty texture of the pork bacon you crave, but it’s much leaner and is tasty in its own right.

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Kale The Super Food that Slims!

Screen Shot 2013-09-02 at 6.47.44 PMHave you ever heard of a Kale Diet? We’ll it’s easy you just eat Kale on a salad, in a soup, or juiced however you like it – if you can have it for three days you could drop up to 10lbs in one week!

Here’s four reasons why a KALE diet helps you slim and lose unwanted pounds of fat fast

  1. During the diet you must omit meat or any dairy. You can easily drop 5lbs with the diet just from not eating meat.
  2. Naturally cleansing the colon and detoxing the body this green veggie is great for supplying high sources