Showing posts from July, 2013

In Defense of Bacon:Why Eating Fat Can Help You Get Thin

In Defense Of Bacon: Why Eating Fat Can Help You Get Thin
By Mina Yun I know you’re out there.
You order salad dressing “on the side.”
You steam all your vegetables.
Instead of bacon and eggs for breakfast, you have a low-fat yogurt and a banana.
C’mon, admit it. You’re a fat-a-phobe, but that’s OK. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. And it’s no wonder. Just look at all the messages that surround us everywhere:
“If you eat fat, you’ll get fat.”
“That’s a coronary episode on a plate.”
“Can I have a heart attack with that burger, please?”
I’m here to set the record straight. Not only can fat be good for you, it can help you lose weight. Yes, really!
But you gotta know how to do it right, so if you want to know how to eat fat to get thin, read on:
Eat real fat.
By real, I mean fat that existed before the Industrial Revolution. This includes the following: organic butter, organic ghee, lard rendered from grass-fed, pasture-raised animals, coconut oil, palm oil, extra v…

WOD #20130731-Love & Primal


10 Ways to Get Glowing Skin

How to Get Glowing Skin in 10 Easy Steps Posted by With summer coming and going at the speed of light, we can’t help but wonder what shape our skin will be in in the next couple of weeks.  While we all wish that our tan we worked so hard on could last well into the winter, there are a few things that you can do to keep the summer glow lasting a lot longer than just the end of August.  Why not pull our hair back into a bun and show off our glowing skin alongside our summer tan?

1. Use a Toner.  After you cleanse your skin, making use of a toner is suggested.  If you apply moisturizer and other products to dewy skin, they are more likely to latch on and act faster.  Not only does toner bond products to your skin, but it evens the skins tone.  Oily skin and clogged pores are among two types that could possibly benefit the most from using a toner.  Be careful when choosing a toner though, there are multiple different varieties of which a few can be harmful or t…

Italian Scotch Eggs

Scotch Egg
Scotch Eggs
makes 8
1 1/2 pounds hot Italian sausage
8 large peeled hard-boiled eggs at room temperature
1 cup finely ground almonds (almond flour)
Preheat the oven to 350 F; line a shallow, rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spread the almond flour in a pie plate.
Using your hands, press the sausage around a hard-boiled egg until it is completely and evenly covered; roll it in the almond flour to coat it. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Roll the eggs once more in the remaining almond flour and place on the foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake the eggs until the outside is browned and the sausage is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes; slice in half and serve with mustard, horseradish or cocktail sauce.

RAW Vegan Nutella


Lean Machine Workout-12 Minute Athlete

Lean Machine 12-Minute Workout
Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute
Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. High knees w/ jump rope
2. Sandbag squats
3. High knees w/ jump rope
4. T push ups
5. Snowboarder jumps
6. Sit up

3 Great Juices


3 Ingredient Energy Bars

How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at HomeMakes 8 large bars or 16 small square-shaped bars
What You NeedIngredients
1 cup nuts
1 cup dried fruit
1 cup (12-15 whole) dates, pitted
Food processor
Plastic wrap or wax paper
Sharp knife
InstructionsRoast the nuts (optional). Nuts can be used raw or roasted; roasting will add a toasty, nutty depth to the bars. If desired, roast the nuts at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, until fragrant and golden. Allow to cool before using. (See: How to Roast Nuts in the Oven)Combine the nuts, dried fruit, and dates in a food processor. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up. Separate the dates if they start to clump together.Process continuously for 30 seconds. By this point, the ingredients should all have broken down into crumb-sized pieces. Scrape the edges of the bowl and beneath the blade to make sure nothing is sticking.Process continuously until a ball is formed, 1-2 minutes. Conti…

Breakfast in a Jar

Breakfast in a Jar { Saute & Add Eggs }
via Fresh4Five

1 large bunch of Swiss chard
½ cup of sliced Cermini Mushrooms
⅓ cup of yellow onion diced
1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 large bunch of kale
½ cup chopped yellow onion
½ a bell pepper chopped
1 tablespoon of jalapeno pepper diced very small (or to taste)

2-4 cups of baby spinach
½ cup diced yellow onions
¼ cup dried organic cranberries
¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds

To Cook:
2 tablespoons of cooking fat(coconut,butter or ghee or bacon fat)
2-4 eggs
sea salt and pepper

Immortal HIIT Workout-12 Minute Athlete

Immortal HIIT Workout
Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Box jumps
2. Dive bomber push ups
3. Jump lunges
4. Elevated knee touches
5. Kettlebell swings
6. T push ups

5 Worst Beauty Moves

5 Worst Beauty Moves
by Karina Giglio

When it comes to beauty, there can be a fine line between right and wrong. Take makeup, for example. The right foundation can transform your face into an image of poreless perfection and the wrong one can morph it into a masky mess. Here are the most common self-inflicted grooming catastrophes and how to avoid them.

Worst Beauty Move #1: Wearing Foundation on Flaky Skin
Not unlike paint, foundation needs a smooth surface. Otherwise it looks cracked, dry, dull and—worse—obvious, which is the exact opposite of what you want your foundation to do for you. “Foundation should absorb into the skin, disappearing into it,” says Fabiola, a makeup artist who works with Emma Stone and Mila Kunis. To even out the surface of your skin, gently scrub it to remove dead cells and flakes. Try:The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Exfoliator. Then spritz on Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist. Finish by applying a moisturizing lotion or, if you have extremely dr…

Squash Doritos

Squash Doritos


(Always use organic ingredients when available.)

Squash - organic
Olive oil - cold pressed

Dorito seasoning (from

¼ cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon garlic powder or granules
1 teaspoon onion powder or granules
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 teaspoons Himalayan salt


Slice your squash thinly, around ⅛”
Place on a parchment paper lined pan
Spray lightly with olive oil.
Sprinkle on Dorito seasoning mix above
Bake at 200 for about 2 hours or until crispy.


Refrigerator Jam


30 Day Burpee Challenge


Zuzka's 10 Minute Power Strength Workout-ZCUT

Total-Body Burner: Zuzka Light’s 10-Minute Power Strength Workout Video Burn fat and build muscle with these exclusive exercises from Zuzka Light’s ZCUT Power Strength! by Zuzka Light
Zuzka Light's 10-Minute Power Strength Workout Watch The Video - 14:36

Included in this workout are some of my favorite and most effective exercises from my new ZCUT Power Strength DVD series. The workout is only 10 minutes long, so never stop moving! If this is your first time doing this workout, try to keep up with me. If you're up for a challenge, try to finish more reps than I did! Either way, aim to push harder each time you repeat this workout.
Leave a comment below and tell me how you did!

Competition Burpees w/ Alternating Pistol Squats /// (10 total reps)
Directions and Tips: This exercise combines two moves to give you a cardio boost and strengthen your lower body and core. When it comes to burpees, spee…

Slow Cooker BBQ Drumsticks

8 drumsticks, skin removed (optional, 3 split breasts or 6 thighs) BBQ Sauce: 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil 1 sweet onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (use white balsamic vinegar for gluten free) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Red Hot Sauce, 'Frank's Red Hot' was used in this recipe 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons chili powder Sea Salt to taste Spice Rub: 1 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Sea Salt to taste
DIRECTIONS: In a medium sauce pan add canola oil, turn to medium-low heat and saute onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining barbecue sauce ingredients, stir and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 30 minutes. While the sauce is cooking down, combine spice rub and coat all sides of d…

5 Anti-Aging Supplements That Really Work

5 Anti-Aging Supplements That Really Work Every day we are getting older, all of us. Age means wisdom and experience, so be proud of each one of your wrinkles, but, we can always stay looking young and vibrant with help from nature.
No one stays young forever, but some nutritional supplements promise to add some time to your life, these supplements are an important part of life extension because an anti-aging diet might not be enough sometimes, since there are foods that do not contain all of the micronutrients that your body needs and the fact that most of the nutrients are lost during the cooking process, natural supplements work with a longevity diet to reverse aging and rejuvenation. Remember you are growing older, not getting old!

1. Coenzyme Q-10
Our bodies naturally make CoQ10, which is also known as ubiquinone, a nutrient necessary for basic cell function. It enters the mitochondria, where it helps transfo…

Ginger Cuke Detox Juice

Ingredients ::
2 cucumbers
2 inch knob of ginger
1/2 lime
1 cup of parsley
dash of cayenne pepper
>>>if you like sweeter juice add some watermelon, cantaloupe, or honey dew<<<

Directions ::
Peel cucumbers,
remove skin from lime, and turn on juicer. Juice parsley, ginger, lime, and cucumbers. Pour over ice and add a dash of cayenne pepper, or more to your liking.

The Ultimate Detox Bath

The Ultimate Detox Bath couple of nights ago I was really feeling poorly. I was worn out. Physically and mentally. I KNOW I bring a lot of it on myself. I don’t get enough sleep a lot of the time (OK…most of the time) and I hardly ever give myself any “down” time. But I try to eat healthy and I take vitamins, etc.  I just felt like my body was trying to tell me something….but I didn’t know what.
Then I started reading about how toxins can build up in your body over time and cause a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms. For some reason this struck a chord with me…and I decided to give a DETOXIFICATION BATH a try! I mean it couldn’t HURT, right?  The worst thing that could happen would be I experienced a nice, hot bath and some rare “down” time. :-)

Toxins and chemicals are all around us, from our drinking water, to our health and beauty products, to the materials used to build and furnish our homes! They are …

Natural Nightcap


9 Everyday AB Exercises To Develop Core Strength

9 Everyday Ab Exercises To Develop Core Strength
By Julie Wilcox
You don’t need to spend hours, or even minutes, at the gym doing ab workouts to get a six-pack. You’d be surprised by how often you can tone your six-pack in everyday life. If you use the following core strength tips to pay close attention to how you move throughout the day, you'll see amazing changes in your abs. Below is a list of simple tips that will help you tone your core:
1. Stand evenly on two feet. 
How you bear your body weight is critical to attaining flat abs. Poor, imbalanced posture will inevitably get the best of your six-pack.
2. Fight post-meal food comas. 
When you finish eating, battle your core’s desire to lapse into an inactive food coma. Instead, lift your navel towards your chin and pull it towards your spine.
3. Sit cross-legged.
When you’re at work, eating a meal, or watching a movie, try to sit in a cross-legged position. This will allow you to sit tall while avoiding loose …

Abs on FIRE workout


Fish Sticks w/ Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce

Fish Sticks with Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce (Grain, Dairy, Nut Free) Author: Kelly from Primally Inspired Ingredients Fish Sticks:1 lb fish, cut into strips⅓ cup coconut flour1 tsp garlic powder¼-1/2 tsp cayenne peppersea salt and pepper, to taste2 eggs1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconutcoconut oil for frying (or another fat of your choice)Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce:½ cup mayonnaise¼ cup dill pickles, chopped1 tsp dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill1 tsp garlic powder½ tsp onion powderjuice of ½ lemon (cut the other half in wedges for serving) Instructions Cut the fish in strips.Combine the coconut flour, sea salt and pepper, garlic powder and cayenne
pepper in a bowl.Whisk the eggs in another bowl.Place the shredded coconut in another bowl.Coat each fish stick in the coconut flour.Then coat the fish stick in the eggs.Next, press the fish stick in the shredded coconut.Repeat with all the fish …

How To Apply Face Primer

Tutorial: How to Apply Primer Like a Pro
by Jessica Hagy
A flawless face is the basis of every great makeup look, and while a great skincare regimen, foundation and concealer work wonders, makeup artists have another trick up their sleeves for stunning skin: primer.
Primer preps your skin for the perfect foundation application by filling in fine lines and smoothing pores, and it also keeps your makeup looking fresh all day. Consider it the key to making your skin makeup-ready. Here are our tips on how to apply primer like a pro.
Always apply moisturizer before priming, as it makes your primer application even. Wait a few minutes after your application before priming. Two of our favorite moisturizers are Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture.
Dab & Blend
Makeup artistElle Leary gave us this tip for applying your primer: “When it comes to primers a little bit goes a long way. Start in the center of the face and work your way out- you want a …

DIY Baking Soda Shampoo

DIY: This Baking Soda Shampoo Saved My Hair

Did you know that baking soda is an incredibly easy way to clean your hair? Yep, the rumors are true. What shocked me even more than the fact that this actually works is how much better my hair began to look when I started using baking soda compared to traditional shampoo!

I’m a complete DIY gal when it comes to my beauty routine and I’m always on a mission to reduce my exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, so I was psyched that this method gave me such great results.
You might be wondering: what's so bad about regular shampoos? Well, they can contain a lot of harmful ingredients. Some of the worst chemical-offenders are:  sodium Sodium LaurylLaureth SulfateDEA/DiethanolamineParabens Fragrance The word fragrance might not sound so bad, but on a label, it can mean the presence of over 4,000 separate chemical ingredients. How scary is that?!
There are lots of great natural brands of shampoo that don…

SuperHero Training Workout-12 Minute Athlete

Superhero in Training Workout
Workout equipment: Workout type: 16 minute
Timer setting: 24 x :10 x :30 1. Box jumps
2. Elevated push ups
3. Kettlebell swings
4. Air squats
5. High knees
6. V ups