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How to Lose 5 Pounds in 10 days Without Dieting

You already know the rules: You must burn off more than you eat in order to lose weight. You know this. You need to drink more water. You know this. You shouldn’t have cake for breakfast. You really should know this. You’re reading this because you want to lose weight faster. Well the concept is very simple. In order to lose 5 pounds in 10 days without dieting you need to redefine 4 things: How you eat, how you workout, how you sleep and your perception of weight loss. Continue reading

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Simple Savory Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe

So the temperature has started to drop here in NY and this vegan crock pot chili recipe is just the thing for cool fall evening dinners. Usually I drag out my big crock pot to start making soups and stews for lunch and dinner during the week. However this year, I purchased one of these. Since its only holds about 1 quart, I can have more than one crock pot meal a week! (It’s also great for keeping food warm). This chili recipe is so easy you’ll make this every week! Continue reading

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Why I Do Not Comb My Coily Natural Hair Anymore

Natural hair can be difficult to detangle if you don’t do it properly. Which is why I made the decision to no longer comb my coily natural hair. It’s been months actually. Why? Well, it kind of happened by accident,  but the result is less breakage, and less shedding of my curly 4ABCDE hair. Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Ice Cream (It’s Easy Cheap and Clean!)

I had heard it was possible to make cheap homemade healthy ice cream out of bananas without an ice cream maker and I’d also heard that it was easy. But it wasn’t until I was stuck with 2 over ripe bananas that I realized just how RIDICULOUSLY EASY this recipe is. This blew my mind folks. Continue reading

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My New Outlook Fitness

As many of you know, this year has been a challenging one for me physically. As a result, my entire outlook on fitness, and what it means to be healthy has changed. I wasn’t entirely out of shape before I was hospitalized back in December 2013, but I wasn’t a size 6 either. Then when I actually lost the ability to walk properly, I really could care less what size I was, Continue reading

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe

This is a quick and Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe I adapted from Rachel Ray. It’s a great make ahead dish, (like the night before), so that the peas can marinate well. It makes a great lunch, and if it’s hot where you are you won’t even have to turn the oven on! Continue reading