Archive | February 2014

Kim Kardashian Faces Blackface Kanye Impersonator

spl709305-002Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Um. Are we still reading articles about things like this? In a nutshell: Kim Kardashian attended the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria as the guest of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, 81. And then some guy in blackface gets in her face pretending to be Kanye West?? WTF.

Read (and click the video to listen) at the New York Daily News site.

Chips That Slim Your Waist!

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Okay now don’t get too excited…well okay, you can get excited, because these things are pretty damn good for you! Or at least better for you than store-bought chips — they’ll fill you up with good nutrients so you don’t eat the whole bag (tray)! Don’t get in that habit. And just FYI — and a note across the board — there are still a number of calories/fat in the olive oil, and salt can have addictive qualities, so use sparingly. Everything in moderation. We suggest making these as an appetizer, or to just have around a snack, or for the kids, or for visiting guests — they’ll never know healthy could taste so good! Thanks Oxygen magazine!

Kale Chips (serves 4)

Ingredients:
—1 large bunch kale, washed
—Olive oil spray
—1/8 cup lemon juice
—Sea salt, to taste

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 400
2) Line a baking sheet with parchment/wax paper, or grease lightly with olive oil
3) Remove stems from the leaves, then tear kale into desirable pieces and place on baking sheet
4) Flightly coat leaves with spray, then sprinkle with lemon juice and sea salt. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until crispy. Check on them regularly, as these can burn easily!

Sweet Potato Chips (serves 2)

Ingredients:
—1 medium sweet potato, sliced very thin
—Olive oil spray
—Sea salt, to taste

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 400
2) Lightly spray baking sheet with olive oil
3) Spread potato slices out evenly on the baking sheet and sprinkle with a dash of sea salt
4) Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Spice them up with some chili powder or cinnamon!

Breaded Zucchini Chips (serves 2)

Ingredients:
—1 medium zucchini
—1 tbsp olive oil
—1 egg white
—1/4 cup almond flour
—Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Line a baking sheet with parchment/wax paper, or grease lightly with olive oil
3) Slice zucchini thin and place in a bowl
4) Add remaining ingredients to bowl and gently toss zucchini to coat
5) Place zucchini on baking sheet, bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through

Enjoy!

Five Foods That Help Burn Fat

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Disclaimer: Eating and not exercising is not going to burn fat! If you aren’t already, you have to get moving ladies. If you’re not used to exercising, try walking for 30 minutes three times a week, and try to build to daily. Add in 15-25 squats every day, and some sit-ups. Here are two videos you can do at home: a butt-building workout, and a great lower-body workout with Chanta Patton. Remember — muscle burns fat! So the more muscle you build, the more fat you burn!

Also, remember that eating fruits and vegetables in general helps boost metabolism and burn calories, because the body burns calories during digestion, and (raw) fruits and vegetables are low-calorie foods.

That being said, there ARE certain foods that theoretically can kick up our metabolism and our body’s fat-burning mechanisms even more. We happened upon this list in the Winter 2013 issue of Oxygen magazine, here’s a synopsis:

1) PUMPKIN SEEDS The magnesium and fiber help regulate insulin levels and prevent fat storage. Toss them into a salad, or have a (small) package as a snack.

2) CHAMOMILE TEA If you’re planning on staying in for the night, sip this tea before dinner (it will super-relax you or make you sleepy), and might also help stimulate gastric fluids to break down fat and cholesterol. Its calming effects might also help lower cortisol levels, the hormone linked to belly-fat storage.

3) SARDINES Ooh ooh, a healthy-fat food! Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, sardines can helps regulate your body’s level of the leptin hormone, which helps affect whether your body stores fat or burns it, and also your feeling of fullness after you eat.

4) BLACK BEANS High in protein and fiber and low in calories, your body takes a while to digest black beans, which can actually help boost your metabolism. Black beans also have the highest concentration of fat-burning flavonoids in the bean family.

5) LOW-FAT KEFIR A three-quarter cup serving provides more than 20% if your daily calcium, which promotes fat breakdown.

Just Ate? And You’re Still Hungry? Here’s Why.

OvereatingWhy Do I Overeat

We’ve all been there — you just had an orgasmic orange roughy meal, and that fish filled you up. But you want to eat again. If we’re in the habit of comparing food to sex, then we don’t really have to explain why we want more! But overeating often has deeper-rooted causes.

We happened upon this article on the Men’s Health site that gives some insight. Here are some reasons that stuck out to us:

1) You drink too much soda or sweetened beverages. Not only does sugar act like heroin in the body, causing a high/crash binge cycle, but it also may impede the body’s ability to use leptin, the hormone that tells us when we’ve had enough to eat.

2) You didn’t include a salad. Leafy greens are rich in B-vitamin folate and vitamin K, which help regulate insulin and curb cravings. These greens pack the most punch: Romaine lettuce, spinach, collard greens, radicchio.

3) You didn’t drink enough water before or during your meal. When we’re thirsty, our body sometimes signals that as hunger. So drink up, ladies! Read more here. Also be sure to check out our Moriche Palm stimulant-free supplements, which also help curb cravings.

FITspiration! Check Out Body-Rockin’ Videos Of Our Own Rosa Acosta!

Fit Body Inspiration

Sometimes it helps to envision your goals — within real parameters, of course, we all have to work with what God gave us. It’s also important that we celebrate all bodies as beautiful no matter what stage of fitness we’re at! We can always change, we can always be better! We happened upon these sexy videos of Moriche Palm Diet spokesmodel Rosa Acosta (pictured in the background of this blog!). You go, girl!

(NOTE: The videos are sexy, not explicit, but maybe NSFW depending on where you work.)

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Boost Your Bum — Work Out and Look Hot With Chanta Patton!

Look Great at the Gym

Here’s a workout video that shows how you can look hot while working out! Which is basically the message we’re trying to get across with our Moriche Palm Diet — not just that our all-natural fruit supplements and firming cream will slim your waist and plump your curves — but that you don’t just work out to be sexy, you can be sexy while working out! Like Chanta Patton! Click on the video to check it out!

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Top 10 Weight Loss Smoothies

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Girl, are you working out and cutting the crap out of your diet? And taking your Moriche Palm Diet supplements, and applying (sparingly) our concentrated herbal firming butter? Good! If not — get crackin’! And eating well doesn’t have to be painful, check out these smoothie recipes we found. Make one right now!

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