11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Turkey Day Sides | Reader’s Digest

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Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away and if you’re searching for healthier alternatives to the normal, everyday side dishes then look no further than this great article full of solutions. I’m scouring the internet regularly looking for alternatives as people tend to think that the world is coming to an end if they have to eat health.

I’m hear to tell you that you don’t have to sacrifice great taste for health. This is the biggest misconception out there. You can still manage to create great tasting, healthy dishes if you are willing to try.

These 11 Thanksgiving side dishes that I found are excellent alternatives, but I would take many of the dishes one step further replacing any of the recipes that call for rice with quinoa and any of the recipes that call for flour with ground quinoa flour to give you a gluten free solution with a lower glycemic index that’s great for people trying to manage body weight and body fat as well ass diabetics.

11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Turkey Day Sides | Reader’s Digest.


Fit Ladies Rock! Frumpy & Domestic to Miss Bikini

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I picked Arnold Schwarzenegger, not as governor of California ( I voted for the other guy). But I did pick Arnold as a model for my fitness journey. As a kid, I watched everything involving Arnold, from the Conan series to Pumping Iron, if it had Arnold in it I was watching it. The funny thing is that after watching him on television I would go to my room and do push ups and flex in front of the mirror. That was me then…well I still flex in front of the mirror now. What can I say? I enjoy everything muscle. My point is that my model of fitness and my desire to change my body as a teen came from a fitness role model.

When it comes to ladies, who inspires you to go beyond and get better? There is a growing number of female athletes and fitness professionals and this is great because there is hope for the younger generations. No longer do young ladies have to scour the planet to find someone to inspire.  Check out Jennifer Nicole Lee as she shows how she lost 70 pounds and became Miss Bikini America.

Top 10 Tips for Your Fitness Success


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In order to be successful within the realm of fitness, whether it’s to lose weight, gain muscle, fit into those old jeans or just get healthy, we need a little help. So here are some tips to keep you moving towards your fitness success. Remember success belongs to you and no one can define it for your life but you!

1.  Set a goal – we can’t start a journey without a clear destination or set of destinations to reach along the journey right?

2. Prepare – If I want to travel the world, I don’t just show up at the airport without any cash, luggage or necessary items to successfully complete the trip. I should prepare a few things. In the case of your fitness goals you should prepare clothing, foods and modes of exercise. Read more of this post

7 Eating Habits That Are Messing Up Your Weight-Loss Goals (via Giulignl’s Weblog)

Eating, eating, eating…that’s what it comes down to. Exercise is a major component of fitness and overall health. People who exercise just 30 minutes a few times a week live longer than those who don’t, unless you’re hit by a bus. But for the most part, nutrition and exercise is what not only contributes to your longevity, but also gives you a quality of life far beyond that of people who pay no attention to their nutrition and exercise. I am constantly reading and searching for answers to better help myself and the people around me and I came across this article on 7 Eating Habits That Are Messing Up Your Weight Loss Goals. Check it out…

by RealBeauty.com, on Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:36am PDT 42» With so many good things out there to eat, it can be a real struggle to switch up your routine. And although the basis of eating right is watching what goes into your mouth, there’s other habitual factors too. Related: Easy Ways to Drop 5 Pounds! 1. You hate wasting food, so you always eat until your plate is clean. Either way, the food is going to waste — depending on whether you spell it ” … Read More

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