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Partner Workout Moves to Activate Your Passionate Side

passionate partner workout movesAnyone who has ever worked out with a partner knows that it’s not really the sensual, romantic experience you’re expecting it to be based on what you’ve seen in your favorite romantic comedy. However, you can still have a lot of fun together and keep your passion for each other going despite the sweat and other unromantic features of a great workout.

The key is to find the great partner workout moves that will have you working together and truly enjoying each others’ company at the same time. This will help to boost spirits, enhance the depth of your relationship and when you do workouts on a regular basis, it’s also great for the libido, shhhhh!

If you’re looking to improve your fitness and have been trying to think of something new to do together, partner workout moves could easily kill two birds with one stone. (more…)

3 Healthy Ways to Infuse Your Foods with Extra Flavor

infuse healthy foods with extra flavorWhen you’re trying to trying to eat healthfully on a regular basis, there can be a certain learning curve involved. For most of us, it means cutting out several foods that had been staples in our lives and replacing them with alternatives. That said, those alternatives frequently come with some rather bland flavors.

If you truly want to enjoy your foods, a series of bland flavors on your plate simply won’t cut it. Eventually you’ll end up heading back to those old tasty favorites because you’ll feel as though you need to. Before that happens, take some time to learn some healthy and easy ways to get some flavor back into your healthy foods so that you can enjoy them just as much as the unhealthy ones you used to eat all the time. (more…)

Why You Should Never Use DNP to Lose Weight

warning for DNP to lose weightDespite the frightening dangers involved, a growing number of people are once again starting to use DNP (a chemical used as a pesticide) to lose weight. This is possibly due to the amount of time since the last scary headlines involving 2,4 dinitrophenol were publicized. People have forgotten how hazardous that medication can be. Maybe there is a whole new generation getting into this drug because the last time people were injured or killed by it they were too young to know about it. Whatever the case, this is a hazardous substance that was banned for a reason.

The ban isn’t anything new. Though 2,4 dinitrophenol was easily available in the United States about a hundred years ago, it was finally banned in 1938 as a result of severe side effects that were putting people’s lives at risk – or killing them. Now, many people have started to try to obtain DNP to lose weight despite those severe side effects – which truly are dangerous. It is not an overreaction by regulating authorities.

Using this illegal drug to try to lose weight can lead to hyperthermia, which can kill you very painfully. DNP causes your body to burn more fat from your body as fuel, which would be great if the resulting consequence wasn’t that the burn goes too far, heating a user’s core temperature to a deadly extreme. (more…)

Weight Loss Hacks That are Scientifically Proven to Work

proven weight loss hacksThere is no shortage of dieting advice available to us at any given time, but there is a big difference between the tips you see on the average Facebook page and the types of weight loss hacks that are actually scientifically proven to help you shed the excess fat. Choosing the right ones can actually make a bigger difference than you think.

After all, the last thing you want to do is waste your time, energy and money on trying to follow added changes to your lifestyle that aren’t giving you any advantage. Even worse, you will want to avoid the types of tips that sound good but could actually cause you harm, instead.

For that reason, it’s a great idea to consider weight loss hacks that have been proven by research before falling back on those that just sound easy to do. (more…)

Give into Cravings with These Highly Nutritious Sweet Treats

highly nutritious sweet treatsMany people have a powerful sweet tooth that makes them crave sweets, particularly at certain times of the day, such as in the middle of the afternoon or after dinnertime. While this can be detrimental to a weight loss diet if the cravings are combined with poor food choices. However, some research has shown that allowing yourself to have dessert is actually good for you mentally and physically and may even contribute to weight loss. The key is to make sure you’re choosing the right sweet foods to satisfy your sweet tooth while simultaneously providing yourself with nutrition, not junk food.

The following are some nutritious sweet treats you can enjoy without the guilt of having eaten yet another junk food dessert. Just keep in mind that too much of anything isn’t great for you, so enjoy these treats – and any sweet goodies – in moderation.

Chocolate dipped berries – Choose organic berries if you can. Options such as strawberries and blueberries go very well with dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa or higher) which should be your option. Even better than buying the ones that are ready-made is melting a couple of squares of dark chocolate to dip the berries yourself. (more…)

10 Moves to Build Killer Legs at Home without Equipment

build killer legs at homeWhen you think about leg day training, you’re likely picturing yourself at a gym. We usually think that a good leg workout requires equipment. It’s true that a stair climber, a leg press or even a squat bar can make a killer leg workout an obvious one. That said, as much as they do work, they’re not a requirement.

It’s possible for you to work out all the major muscles in your legs without a single piece of equipment. Instead, you can finish a killer leg workout from the comfort of your own home as long as you have a chair and know how to use the right moves to turn your own bodyweight into the equipment you require to get the job done. With that and some drive, you’ll burn fat and work the muscles in your inner thighs, calves, glutes, hamstrings and quads.

The following are 10 excellent moves to build killer legs without requiring a single piece of gym equipment: (more…)

Freeze and Heat This Protein-Packed Breakfast Casserole

protein breakfast casseroleWhen you want a great hot breakfast in the morning, the odds are that you feel your only options are to either toss an egg in a pan or make oatmeal. While those are both lovely, when you choose a breakfast casserole made to fit your nutrition and weight management needs, you can make sure you have everything you need in a hot breakfast all week long with minimal effort.

This breakfast casserole not only tastes great, freezes well and heats up wonderfully, but it’s also jammed with protein and nutrients. All you need to do is whip one up on the weekend, portion it out, tossing some into your freezer and some into your fridge, and heat them up every morning so you’ll be able to enjoy quick, delicious nutrition. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Weight Loss Tips: Help Your Valentine Fall in Love and Not Off Their Diet

Valentine's Day weight loss tips and gift ideasValentine’s Day weight loss tips aren’t exactly in line with candy hearts and boxes of chocolates. When we think of Valentine’s Day treats, the majority of us think of sweet indulgences. Alternately, some of us may have a candlelit dinner at home or at a fancy restaurant in our minds. Typically, those involve a rich and delicious meal followed by a dessert that often contains the same number of calories that most of us should be eating in a single day.

As fun as that can be, if your special someone needs some weight loss support, the calorie, sugar and fat packed meal can be a setback of days or even weeks. For that reason, if you want to give your love something truly special this year, consider some alternative treats that don’t come with the dieting setbacks. (more…)