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Pepper-minty: Haute + Spicy Ways to Catch Up On Your Body Goals


“Summer bodies are made in the winter”... It’s a saying that I learned quickly when I first began training to compete in NPC Bikini competitions. Although that chapter of my life is closed, I still carry the essence of the saying with me. I am cognizant of the lesson it teaches about delaying instant gratification and creating habits now that will pay off in the future. Fitness isn’t instant. It’s discipline and harmony. Butttttttt if you’re late to the body goals party and need a plan B you may be wondering or even hearing on social media about all the spicy ways you can catch up. Let’s address them.  1. Speed Dieting (hmm...)   A post shared by Lift Heavy | Live Healthy (@30daysofdope) on Jun 18, 2018 at 8:31pm PDT Diets are marketing tools for quick weight loss. Simple as that. They’re intended to get you seeing results quicker so that you feel better about yourself and (hopefully) stay committed. Spoiler alert: we all fall off of a diet plan sooner or later.... MORE

Drink Your Way to Healthy Hair & Skin


*This post is a compilation of content repurposed from our #CelebrateMyBeauty tour.     Source: www.blavity.com Just like there are (no, okay maybe a few) get rich schemes, there’s some work involved with achieving healthy hair status. It’s not just the care of the scalp and hair, but also what we are feeding our hair. Luckily, there are quite a few food groups that are touted for healthier hair growth. Salmon is loaded with strong hair supporters like Vitamin D and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids for healthy scalp Eggs are also an excellent source of omega-3s and the yolk contains biotin (a favorite supplement form taken for hair growth) Almonds also have a high biotin content Sweet Potatoes are loaded with beta carotene Sunflower Seeds have an abundance of vitamin E to enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth  Avocados mixed with sour cream as a topical application to the hair and scalp have the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production - ... MORE