I'm a holistic health coach, personal trainer, fitness motivator, and wellness author. After finding the key to losing 50 pounds in 90 days, I've found it my duty as a Latina to help everyone to become more healthy and happy. On my website, I reveal how I did it in my free course 9 Simple Secrets I Used to Melt Away 50 Pounds.I know I'm Latina when...
...when I can't stop dancing the tropical rhythms of my beautiful Colombia.
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You've definitely heard of coconut oil before--after all, it's the biggest health food trend to hit the market since kale! But have you heard about coconut … sugar? If not, it's time you do.Continue Reading >
By making small alterations to your daily diet and fitness routine, you'll be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals. The premise is simple: managing your weight is about the amount of calories you take in versus burn off. Cutting calories doesn't have to be challenging. Here are eight changes you can make to your routine and get you started down the path to success.Continue Reading >
When you're dairy-free, getting in your daily dosages of calcium can be difficult. You're not getting animal milk, you're not consuming cheese, and all those typically known sources of calcium are gone to you. So what do you do? You find alternatives, that's what!
While dairy might be the most obvious choice for calcium, it's certainly not the only one--and it's not the healthiest either. In fact, there are dozens of other foods that are extremely high in calcium, and they don't contain a trace of dairy anywhere!Continue Reading >
Think quinoa is the ultimate nutritional superfood? Think again. While quinoa definitely has its merits, there's a new food emerging that can give that little grain a run for its money.
It's called teff, and it's a unique, grain-like seed that hails from Ethiopia. It's tiny, packed full of fiber and calcium, acts as a complete protein and is totally gluten- and grain-free. It even has Vitamin C, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and iron.
For years, Ethopians have made teff one of their most-consumed foods – and not just because of its nutritional benefits. Teff provides their bodies with long-lasting sustenance, staves off hunger and grows incredibly quickly (more than 2 times the speed of wheat!) What more could you ask for?
When you're overweight, fat is fat, right? It's that flabby, wiggly stuff that makes it hard to fit into your favorite jeans or feel comfortable in a bathing suit. But did you know there are actually two kinds of fat? To be more specific, two colors of fat. And each one means something different for your body.
There's white fat, often referred to as "bad" fat, and then there's brown fat, or "good" fat. While white fat is an insulator, designed to trap heat and help your body maintain stable temperatures, brown fat actually releases heat, producing warmth by burning energy.
So what does this mean for you, exactly?