Skinny-Teatox / Nutrition

Skinny Isn't Always Healthy: 4 Common Misconceptions About Being Thin

By: Kayla Marie 

By social standards, if you’re thin and lightweight, you’re healthy. That makes sense, right? Wrong. We live in a society that emphasizes being skinny. In fitness advertisements, thin models are used. In cosmetic and clothing advertisements, thin models are used. It’s no wonder that many of us associate being healthy and beautiful with being skinny and weighing less. Even the name of this brand and product, "Skinny Teatox," is guilty. But the truth is, being skinny does not equate to being healthy, and being healthy does not necessarily equate to being skinny.

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Water And Weight Loss + 8 Creative Ways to Drink Enough Water

By: Lakeisha Jones

We all know that drinking water is important, but how many of us really know why? What is the importance of drinking water, and what benefits do we get from it? More than half of the human body is made up of water and we are constantly losing water through perspiration and urination. It is critical to maintain the water levels in our body to battle dehydration and keep our organs working properly. Every single system that makes up the human body uses water and without it our bodies cannot function normally. When it comes to weight loss, drinking water is crucial. Not only does water flush out the toxins in our bodies, but often thirst is confused with hunger. This is why it’s recommended to always drink water prior to your meals to avoid overeating.

How Much Water Each Day?

So how much water is enough? Most people have heard the 8 by 8 rule (drink 8, 8oz glasses per day) which is roughly 2 litres per day. Some argue that this rule has never been proven correct or incorrect, but it’s a safe bet and an easy rule to remember. However, one of the easiest ways to tell if you’re getting enough water is to look at your urine. A pale or light yellow color means that your body is hydrated, whereas a bright yellow color means you have not had enough fluids!

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Eat What You Want: Yes You're Allowed to Eat Chocolate

By: Brooke Pilmer (Check out her blog: Glitched Perfection

I think we have all seen this infamous Kate Moss quote plastered across tumblr pages and memes everywhere. The problem is that it is actually quite simple to compile a whole list of things that taste better than skinny feels while scrolling through old Facebook photos and admiring our baby-faced selves. Of course this only leads us into drastic measures such as ‘no carbs except for OJ’ and ‘I’m cutting out gluten’. While these can be good for your body if you are successful, in most cases it only lasts for a few days before we’re binging ourselves on the foods we’ve missed the most.

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Scale vs. Tape: How to Measure Your Weight Loss

By: Kimberly Myl Photo Credit: Paint My Word

When it comes to tracking progress in your weight loss battle, there is no perfect answer for everyone. Just like picking out that perfect new pair of shoes, everyone is different. What works for some, may not work for others. As you get started on your new transformation, you jump on that scale and find you’re starting weight, now your journey begins! During your weight loss, your scale will become a staple tool to help you track your weight and give you that instant gratification that your hard work has been paying off.

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My Weight Loss Journey & How I Lost 40 Kg

By: Jessica Lin (Follow on Instagram)

In my weight loss journey I have lost 40 kgs of fat. Today, I'm happy, motivated, confident and full of life. If I can do it,  you can do it as well. 

In 2012 I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and said to myself "you are fat," so for the first time in my life, I did something about it. 

Give yourself a goal: What do you want to look like what body type do you want? Then work towards meeting your goal. Here are some notes on things that I did and noticed along my weight loss journey. I hope they help! 

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Should Women Worry About Bulking Up Too Much From Lifting Weights?

By: Sydney Griffin

So you’ve started your journey to weight loss. Not only have you changed your diet, but you plan on adding the gym to your schedule. Of course, the gym can be a confusing place when you arrive. Everyone has a goal body and every girl wants to know what machine will get them to that body. If you’re like most girls, you’ll avoid the weight room full of sweaty adrenaline pumped men and stick with the cardio. However, contrary to popular belief, hitting the weight room will not give you the physique of a professional WWE fighter. In fact, weight lifting can play a key role in helping you on your weight loss journey.

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Grocery List: 100 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

It's not easy going to the grocery store. There are so many temptations, like chips, pop and all the other junk foods. Next time you go shopping, take this list of healthy food with you! Eat these foods while doing your teatox to help you get fit and lose weight. 

Fresh Produce

  1. Tree fruits (apples, pears)
  2. Citrus (Oranges, lemons, limes)
  3. Stone fruits (peaches, plums)
  4. Bananas
  5. Grapes
  6. Melons
  7. Greens
  8. Baby Carrots
  9. Celery
  10. Avocados
  11. Potatoes
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10 Clever Tips to Help You Get a Flat Tummy

Guys, nothing comes easy. You know that by now. I won't lie and say "here are 10 ways to get a 6-pack overnight" because it's impossible. Getting that flat tummy you want is hard work. But, there are a few little tips that some super-healthy friends shared with me that will make your life a little easier. 

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5 Ways to Exercise & Get Healthy for Free

You don't need to spend a fortune on an expensive gym membership and you don't need the newest Nike running shoes to get fit. Too many people blame a lack of money (and time) on their inability to get healthy. But, not anymore! Here are five ways to workout for free. 

1. Go on YouTube

Every personal trainer in the world has their own YouTube channel, many of which offering excellent free workout videos. Our favorite by far is Cassey Ho's Blogilates - she specializes in exercises you can do at home, and it's all absolutely free. You don't even NEED a yoga mat to do these exercises, although a mat does make it much more comfortable. 

2. Hit the Library

Your local library is a very under-utilized resource. Did you know that most stock dozens of modern health and fitness magazines? Not to mention tons of books that will help you lose weight. Check out your library and go home with a stack of magazines and books to inform and inspire you. 

3. Join a League

A lot of community centres have free sports leagues that you can join. If they're not free, they are often very inexpensive. Sports and recreational activities are a cost-effective way to live an active lifestyle. 

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8 Surprising "Health Foods" That Aren't Very Healthy

We try to eat healthy foods. We really do. But sometimes it's just not easy. Here are 8 foods the world keeps telling you are healthy, but in reality, you may want to think again. 

1. Turkey Bacon

Okay, so it's lower in saturated fat and calories, which is good, but it often has way more sodium. Most slices of turkey bacon have over 600 milligrams of sodium which is more that 25% of your daily required amount. 

2. Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Often when something is "fat free" the manufacturers have to add something to compensate for missing flavour and texture. With salad dressing, they often load it up with sugar and chemical fillers to help with texture. 

3. Vegetable Chips

GOD I wish these were healthy, but they aren't. Veggie chips are deep fried and full of fat and calories. They also have tons of salt. Some brands add a bunch of potato flour to add weight - so watch out for those ones. 

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