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    The Best Fitness Foods: A Dangerous Approach

    If you have ever had an interest in the health and fitness realm, I am sure you have you come across what I like to call, “fitness foods.” They are the types of things that only the super fit and super dedicated eat. You know what I am talking about…*cough* chicken and rice *cough.* I am not saying that these foods are bad or wrong, I just think there is a better way. I mean, have you eaten 3 day old chicken and rice from your weekly meal prep? I keep trying to think of a funny comparison but there is literally nothing funny about dry crusty 3 day old chicken and rice. Nothing!…

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    Sugar Addiction Facts: Are We All Headed For Rehab?

    One thing I will never claim to be is an expert. I am constantly learning, growing and changing my perspectives. It’s important to remember that we are allowed to change our minds, even if we once strongly held a belief we disagree with now. It’s all good in the hood. A belief that I have had for a very long time is that of sugar addiction. I grew up in a household that rarely had sugar. We really only ever had honey on special occasions. So, I grew up kinda thinking that sugar is pretty bad for us and have believed that my whole life. It wasn’t until recently that…

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    Teas To Lose Weight, Too Good To Be True?

    Something you might notice soon is that I talk a lot about mermaids and unicorns. Pegasuses….pegasi?….pegasus’ (had to look up the plural for “pegasus”), also hold a special place in my heart. See, I have this love and appreciation for the mythical and mystical. It’s fun for the imagination. I might, on occasion, imagine myself as a mermaid and that’s OK. I am secure in that means of self-expression…anyway, on to the point. I am just going to be straight with you here. There is no mystical magic when it comes to health and fitness and if anyone tries to convince you otherwise, they are an evil goblin and not…

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    What Is Health and Fitness? Challenging Industry Standards

    The fitness industry is freaking BOOMING. I read an article not too long ago that the fitness industry has grown 18% since last year (don’t quote me on that). To be honest, I don’t really know what those numbers mean BUT what I do know as a social media consumer, there are a TON of fitness pages all over my Instagram. There’s workout videos, abs, poppin’ booties and matching spandex outfits all over my feed. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy those pages and often find workout inspiration from them, however…over the past few months I have found myself asking “what IS health and fitness?” Is it really all of…