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How to Beat Cancer Before It Comes

They say that 1 in 3 people on this planet will be diagnosed with cancer.

You might have loved ones, friends, or acquaintances that have battled with this deadly disease. Some may have lost their lives. Others may still be fighting cancer every single day.

Cancer can take away anyone’s soul, grit, and heart if they let it. It also can transform you into a bolder, stronger, and more beautiful person. It catches most people off guard; once they’re diagnosed, it becomes scramble mode: they have to change their lifestyle dramatically in a short period of time…

That’s DEFINITELY not the easiest thing to do…

So why not try to live that healthy lifestyle today? Why not decrease your risk of getting cancer before it even comes? That sounds like a plan to me!

Here are a few ways you can be proactive against cancer!

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woman stands on scale holding a donut after working out

3 Reasons Why The Scale May Go Up When You Start Working Out

So, you’ve been working out daily and eating clean for the past week.

You feel better than you ever have! You have so much energy and you’re kicking ass in your exercises.

It’s the end of your first week in your new routine, and you excitedly jump on the scale to see how much weight you’ve lost.

“Wait…how could I have gained two pounds?! This is horrible! I’m supposed to be losing weight, what am I doing wrong?!”

Don’t panic! Continue reading to find out why you may see the number on the scale trickle up within your first couple weeks of working out!

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Recipes: Celery Root & Green Onion Bisque

Did someone say bisque??

Today’s recipe features bisque, basically soup, with an infusion of veggies!

This recipe is dairy-free, so all you lactose intolerant readers can enjoy this fine meal. We added some coconut milk and chicken broth to make this soup rich, creamy, and easy on the stomach (and your health)!

Need any more convincing? This is the perfect recipe for an ice cold day when you need something to warm you up!

So without further ado, here’s that recipe!

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Recipes: Cinnamon Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps With Quick Apple Chutney

Mmmm, cinnamon apple. One of the most comforting mixtures to enjoy on a brisk Autumn day.

With Fall right around the corner, it’s never too early to start dipping your toes into some new recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you on track with your health.

Today’s recipe combines sweet and savory in the best way! These cinnamon ground turkey lettuce wraps with apple chutney are a lean, green, tasty machine!

Ready to eat your way to health? Let’s get cooking!

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How To Beat the Breakup Binge and Stay on Track With Your Health

Remember when you were a teenager, and you had your first breakup? It felt like the sky was falling, right? And like you’d never be able to live another day without your boo back in your life?

Well…that feeling is still pretty sucky even as an adult. 

Fortunately, you’re older and wiser than you were back then. You know life goes on, and you know that your health and well-being is important for your happiness.

Alas, every breakup you experience is a tough pill to swallow. And we, as humans, tend to go on a bit of an unhealthy spiral when it happens.

Allow us to be the friend who tells you to put down the pint of double fudge ice cream! Today, we’re going to give you some tips on how to beat the breakup binge and stay on track with your health goals.

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Benefits You Might Not Know You’re Getting From Fitness

You work out because you…

…want a six-pack of abs to show off…

…want a killer upper body for the beach…

…want to lead a healthier life…

Listen, it’s always great to come home from a tough sesh at the gym, look yourself in the mirror, and see your muscles begin to bud into form.

Better than that is the feeling of being healthy. Ain’t that the best?!?

Those are the main benefits you get from working out, but did you know that fitness is SUCH a bargain that you get some—shall I say—extra benefits as well?

Here are a few things you might not have realized you were getting out of your fitness routine!

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Workout of the Week: Who Are You Calling a Dumbbell?!

Are you ready to feel the burn? Ready to get those muscles moving like they’ve never moved before? If you’re feeling the burn during this exercise, then that means it’s working!

In just a little over 15 minutes, you can get a full body workout that aims to sculpt and tone those muscles, and burn fat off your body.

You’ll be using dumbbells for this workout to up the intensity and build muscle definition. Use whatever weight is most comfortable for you! If you don’t have dumbbells at home, feel free to use any object that holds some weight (i.e heavy books, water bottles, etc.)

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Recipes: Healthy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Wait…”healthy”, “gluten free”, and “chicken nuggets” all in the same sentence?

That’s right! This chicken nugget recipe is low in calories, carbs, fat, AND it has a healthy dose of protein!

Compare that to its MSG, sodium laden counterpart, we’d say you’re getting a pretty good deal.

What better way to combat the junk food cravings than by making healthy versions of your favorite goodies!?

Not sure about healthy chicken? Just wing it!

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Recipes: Santa Fe Salmon Salad

It’s time for another scrumptious serving of salmon…in a salad!

Today’s protein-rich meal is garnished with crip greens, corn, peppers, cheese, and avocados for a flavorful filling of veggies! This meal is easy on your health AND your taste buds!

To top it all off, we’ve added a little Santa Fe seasoning blend to give the salmon that extra “oomph” of flavor!

No greasy chicken skin. No fried anything. Just well-prepared salmon and salad—that’s all you need for an amazing, wholesome meal!

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How to Become a Grocery Guru

You know what one of the best feelings in the world is?

Getting EXACTLY what you need.

There are times when our needs are glaringly obvious. Maybe a family’s only car broke down, so they need to purchase another one (and quick!). Or, you’ve probably encountered a time when you’ve been ready to fill out a friend’s birthday card only to realize that you don’t have a pen to write with.

Now when we talk about grocery shopping, that’s a whole ‘nother story…

We need food to live. That’s obvious. But when you stroll through the aisles of the market, your eyes are drawn to those snacks, drinks, and ice creams you WANT but know you don’t NEED. Plus, these extras add unnecessary expenses to your end receipt.

Listen here: we’ve got a few hacks to help you feel like the heavyweight champion of…the supermarket!

Sound glorious enough? If so, check out our tips on how to conquer grocery shopping, especially when you’re on a budget.

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