Archive for June, 2015

MyFitness Pal

Friday, June 19th, 2015
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A Free, Fun and Friendly Approach to weight loss

If you are like me, your are concerned with losing weight but dont want to always limit myself. I would much rather form a better eating lifestyle over going on skme diet. I am looking for life-long eating habits that with help me lose my extra poundage and continue to keep them off. I recentlly went to a Nutritionist to get in the correct path. She told me that in order to adequately make changes, I had to to evalute what I was currently doing and see where I can make improvements. Her #1 suggesrion as a tool to hell me was Myfitnesspal.

Myfitnesspal is a simple, fun, informative way to track your nutrition and activity efforts.  There are both website and mobile device platforms to make the program accessible to all. The program offers food and exercise journaling that will help you keep track of your efforts and evw give you tips to better reach your goals. Everything within the program is easy to use. The food journal even has a barcode scanner feature for easier food journal entry.

On my favorite features is the social connections you can make to your weight loss. You have the ability to share your progress with friends who are also using the program, if you want to. You also have the ability to use the program discretly and individually. I enjoy the connectivity of the program because I stay motivated from the encouragement I recieve from my friends abd family. Come connect with me so we can encourage each other. My username is krishtianxw.

3 Tips To A Better Work/Life Balance

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Balancing the responsibilities of work and home life can be very overwhelming; especially with most PTO meetings rivaling boardroom meetings. Sometimes it seems totally impossible as a parent to take care of the house, nurture the kids, and put in the necessary time at work to support the other two.  Here are some great time management tips that you can use to keep up with your household duties and make room for other priorities:

Tip #1 – Look for Easy Recipes – Cooking can take up a lot of time. Start looking for easy recipes to help you make the best use of your time. Look for those that include only a few ingredients and that only require about 30 minutes for you to prepare. You can cook healthily without having to spend huge amounts of time in the kitchen. Each edition of the ZenBox newsletter will feature a different recipe that you can add to your quick-meal repertoire.

Tip #2 – Spend 15 Minutes Picking Up – Just take 15 minutes out of your day to pick up throughout the house. Pick up clutter, deal with a load of laundry, or clean up the kitchen. In just 15 minutes, you can accomplish a lot.  And each 15 minute segment you can spend on this during the week, that is 15 minutes less you have to worry about on the weekend.

Tip #3 – Try to Find a Routine – Many parents find that having a routine can be very helpful when they are trying to keep up with their home. Figure out days to do laundry, days for shopping, and days to clean other areas of the home. This way you know when you need to get something done.

Keeping your sanity being a parent and professional at the same time is a lot easier when you use proper time management. Of course, don’t allow yourself to get stressed out if you miss something. There is always tomorrow. Do your best to use these simple tips, and keeping up with your home will be a lot easier.

Massaging Stress

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Man Stressed outStress is a part of our everyday lives. We experience stress during work, at school, through  personal crises.  And even when we go through a very important event in our personal lives.

While a little amount of stress can keep us alert and on our toes, too much of it is also bad. People who have a high rate of stress are much more prone to diseases, including heart failure. Emotional stress and anxiety can take a toll on the heart and make it work harder than it is intended to. If you have an existing heart condition, stress can make the symptoms worse.

Stressed people should therefore employ techniques in managing stress. Managing stress need not to be difficult and expensive. Here are some easy ways on how to cope up stress:

  1. Talk To Someone Close To You.  This can include and is not limited to friends, clergy, family or a lover . Verbalizing the problem can be cathartic and provide the clarity you are looking for.  Sometimes we need to hear things aloud to realize that an issue really isn’t a big as we made it out to be or provide a paradigm shift that will allow you to attack your problem in a more effective way.
  2. Engage In A Regular Meditation Practice. For this, you don’t even have to enroll in yoga or meditation classes. All you need to do is to take 15 to 20 minutes daily to meditate. Sit down in a serene, quiet place. Breathe deeply and think of a serene place.
  3. Live A Health-Conscious Lifestyle. When you feel health, your body can cope up with stress much better. You will also be able to resist most stress related diseases.
  4. Exercise Regularly. Exercise is a good way to manage stress and keeps the body healthy. Exercise should not be viewed as something that is strenuous. In fact, you can do something that you enjoy. Some popular and enjoyable exercises are walking, swimming, jogging, golfing, tai chi or cycling.
  5. Maintain A Positive Outlook. Do not worry too much by accepting that not all things can be controlled. Imbed in your mind that for every bad situation that brews in your life, there is a good or neutral outcome. Learn to say no to demands or tasks that you deem to stressful for you.

Managing stress is not as hard as you think. All it takes from you is the willpower to do these techniques.

Mini Berry Cream Pies

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Mini Berry Cream Pies

An Easy, Fun A Festive Treat For Your 4th of July Celebration

Makes: 15 pies

Serving Size: 1 pie

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  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 15 frozen mini phyllo cups (1.9-ounce package)
  • 15 fresh blueberries
  • 15 fresh raspberries


  1. Beat cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar; beat until stiff. Fold in yogurt. Divide the yogurt cream among phyllo cups, keeping the cups in their plastic tray. Top each with 1 blueberry and 1 raspberry. Serve immediately, or chill for up to 4 hours.


  • Make Ahead Tip: Chill for up to 4 hours.


Per serving: 33 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars;9 g total sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 7 mg potassium.


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