Strong is the New Skinny

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So I am trying to come up with phrase to say to people when they ask me or tell me to eat everything or to eat junk food because they will say “but you are not fat”. Sometimes it’s hard to explain to people the reason for “dieting” when your goal is not to be skinny or just to lose weight, instead your goal is to gain strength, to gain muscle and to have  good health. I do not really see it as dieting I see it as it’s just the way that I eat to support my health and my fitness goals. Sure it is hard and I do cheat every now and then, but I do not see the point in eating junk food or processed food because it has ZERO nutritional benefits and it is more harmful to your health than it is not. I get criticized  all the time for this, for example for not eating white rice or white bread. I choose to not eat these things because they have no nutritional benefits, instead I eat brown rice and whole wheat bread.

The 10 Best Workout Videos on YouTube – Shape Magazine

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If you are looking for some workouts that you can do at home for free, here is a link to Shape Magazine’s picks for the top 10. All of them are free and they are for everybody from beginners to advanced, you just have to find the one you like. I really like bodyrock and do many of their workouts on a regular basis, and you can really get fit just working out at home. Some require  equipment, but they usually offer modifications if you dont have any equipment.

The 10 Best Workout Videos on YouTube – Shape Magazine

The 5 Best Foods for Flat Abs | Healthy Living – Yahoo! Shine

The 5 Best Foods for Flat Abs | Healthy Living – Yahoo! Shine.

Balsamic vinegar, red and white wine vinegar

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I really like the foods that they recommend here for weight loss because they are all whole foods and all of them will help you lose weight and belly fat if you add them to your diet everyday. Also I think all these foods taste good, maybe except vegetables. I usually eat them as if they were medicine, I try to swallow them as quickly as possible and then I know I got them out of the way. I love greek yogurt, I eat with either with fruit or with a little bit of stevia sweetener. I like to add vinegar  to water sometimes and drink it like that. I will try drinking vinegar everyday and see how that works out.