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Top Five Unhealthiest Junk Foods

After a long winter Spring is finally here and with it comes beach season. I know that like most of you I personally am out of shape and I want my body back! So I thought that I would share these great tips from Kimberly Snyder, celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. Stay away from these five foods to stay bikini ready all spring!

1.      Fried chicken

Made from conventional chicken laden with hormones and antibiotics, covered with gluten-containing breading and chemicals like MSG and salt, and fried in cheap, rancid oils, fried chicken is high in calories, fat, and other chemicals that can make you sick. Skip it altogether. Please, please just never eat fried chicken.

2.      Deep fried cheese sticks

Take cheese (loaded with fat, salt, hormones and antibiotics), bread it, and deep fry it. How does that even sound as if it might be “food”? Skip them and have some veggie sticks with hummus, instead.

3.      Fish and chips

Many people select this as a “healthy” alternative in fast food, but it is anything but that. Fish serves as a sponge that mops up all of the toxic chemicals from the sea. Bread it in wheat flour (gluten) and fry it up, and you’re looking at an unhealthy meal. Avoid fish unless you know where it comes from, and opt for a salad instead.

4.      Pepperoni pizza

Cheese and white flour combined with nitrosamine-containing salty processed meats, pizza is toxic and unhealthy. Why not try some brown rice or quinoa pasta with tomato sauce instead?

5.      Nachos

Corn chips loaded with cheese, meat and beans and then dipped in sour cream? Really?? Dairy, hamburger, salt, and GMO corn are just a few of the health issues associated with this high fat, high calorie snack. Instead, have some vegetable sticks dipped in salsa.

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Valentine’s Day Sweets For Your Sweet Tooth!

Whether or not you have that special someone to share this Valentine’s Day with a gals gotta have her sweets right? So, I thought I would share some great Valentine’s Day sweets for your sweet tooth!

Chocolate Covered strawberries- These are always romantic and always in season! Not to mention delicious! Berries.com has some yummy looking ones here.

Chocolate covered pretzels- These taste sooo good and plus they are perfect for Valentine’s Day! (if you’re looking for a healthier option try yogurt covered pretzels they are even better!)

Chocolates- Need I say more?


Fudge- Mmmmm….there is nothing like homemade fudge. But if your not one to bake (or you simply don’t have the time) Swiss Colony has some yummy fudge here!

If chocolate isn’t your thing then how about Nuts or some other sort of Valentine’s Day candy? They would make a lovely treat as well!

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day desert?

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