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Kayla Itsines is a well-known fitness trainer from Australia. Her workout program, Bikini Body Guide (BBG), has taken off on Instagram and aims to help people all over the world adopt a more active lifestyle.
Her program was met with positive reception from her millions of loyal followers on social media. However, one question remained: How should BBG followers adjust their eating patterns to maximize the benefits of the workout plan?
To answer questions about diet and nutrition, Kayla create...
Also Known As: Dhanurasana
Targets: Chest and back
Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) is an intermediate yoga pose similar to a backbend. It’s one of the 12 basic Hatha Yoga poses. By lifting your torso up and backward, the chest is opened and the back is deeply stretched. This pose is a great way to deeply stretch the back after a long day of hunching over.
This yoga pose can be performed as part of your regular practice or within a sequence of back stretches. After your body is warm...
Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green. It’s responsible for helping plants absorb energy from sunlight during the process of photosynthesis.
Consuming chlorophyll is known to have many health benefits. One way to get chlorophyll in your diet is by consuming wheatgrass and other dark leafy greens. Another way is to consume liquid chlorophyll as a supplement.
Most of the research conducted on chlorophyll has been on its topical use. When applied topically, chlorophyll has been know...
The Engine 2 diet focuses on predominantly unprocessed plant-based foods. In addition to eliminating animal products, the Engine 2 diet is low-fat and free of vegetable oils. Followers of the diet consume whole foods like legumes, grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. While the Engine 2 diet may aid in weight loss, it’s not specifically a weight loss program. Rather, the diet encourages overall well-being.
“A stricter version of a vegan diet, the Engine 2 plan also eliminates oils. The ...
If you’ve ever heard someone talking about “macros,” they’re talking about three major nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Bodybuilders and fitness experts pay close attention to the macronutrient profile of the foods they eat to yield certain results—increased protein for muscle development and reduced carbohydrates for fat loss are some common examples of dietary targets.
By changing one’s macronutrient balance (i.e. a person on a high-fat diet gets most of his or her calories from ...
There’s a huge difference between how much protein we think we need per day and how much protein we actually need per day. I, too, have fallen into the trap of believing I was at risk of protein deficiency—especially considering my entirely plant-based diet. However, it turns out that I’m getting more than enough protein from plants alone.
As a vegan in America, the number one question I get is how I get enough protein on a plant-based diet. This led me to wondering: how much protein do I nee...
There’s no denying the importance of protein for the human body to function properly. However, that doesn’t mean that meat is your only source of this important macronutrient.
There are a ton of vegan proteins out there, but you may not recognize them as foods that are high in protein.
For example, you might think of nuts and seeds as healthy fats and nut butters and hummus as condiments. While this true, these are also great examples of vegan protein sources.
If protein is important to you, ...
Whether for health reasons, climate change or animal welfare, vegan statistics show the plant-based population continues to spike.
Now, it seems as though everyone knows at least one vegan in their lives. Even celebrities and professional athletes are picking up on the trend.
Businesses have taken notice, too. The vegan market has boomed, resulting in thousands of new vegan products. And restaurants and fast-food chains are starting to accommodate with plant-based options.
The growing trend o...
The Impossible Burger, made by Impossible Foods, has quickly taken off in popularity. Rather than accept the plight of being just another veggie burger, the Impossible Burger takes aim at the meat-eating crowd.
Vegans, vegetarians and people who adopt a plant-based diet are quick to try the latest and greatest vegan products. But meat lovers may be a bit skeptical.
What’s in the Impossible Burger? Does it really taste like beef? Is it safe, healthy, and a good source of protein? How does the ...
Beyond Meat changed the vegan meat game when they launched the Beyond Burger in 2016.
The Beyond Burger made national headlines as the “bleeding burger” made exclusively from plants AND being sold alongside real beef patties in the meat section.
Although the Beyond Burger is a vegan product, it’s not just for vegans. Now that the Beyond Burger is available at thousands of U.S. fast-food and restaurant locations, meat lovers are wondering whether or not they should give the bleeding plant-base...
If you love the taste of meat, you probably think that nothing plant-based could ever compete. Meat substitutes are either a pain in the ass to make, or they don’t taste anything like the “real thing”—right?
No hard feelings if that’s how you feel, but I want to change your mind. It’s time I introduce you to the meat replacements that are actually tasty, satisfying, and accessible.
Here’s a list of 15 top meat substitutes for some of the most popular meats: chicken, beef, pork, and more.
You’re doing all the right things: Feeding your family nutritious meals, encouraging your kids to stay active, and raising your babies as healthy as possible.
But there’s one area that moms often forget to health-ify, and that’s household cleaning products.
Doesn’t it seem counterproductive to dress your baby in organic cotton clothes and then spray toxins throughout the house?
Most moms don’t even realize they’re doing this, but it’s true! Think of all the cleaning products you use on a regu...
There are a few household staples that every health-loving mom should keep on hand. Each family is different, but one thing we can all agree on is the power and versatility of coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a go-to natural remedy for many health ailments, and it has endless benefits and uses.
You’ve probably heard of this “superfood” used in oil pulling, bulletproof coffee, and aromatherapy, but it doesn’t stop there.
From household uses to beauty secrets, one jar of coconut oil can go a long wa...
Tom Brady is well known for his six Superbowl wins and his very strict diet. The professional athlete eats a mostly plant-based diet filled with anti-inflammatory and alkalizing foods. His food choices are almost always organic and locally sourced. When he consumes animal products, it’s lean protein sources like fish.
The restrictions on the Tom Brady diet are extensive. The diet excludes gluten, dairy, corn, soy, MSG, coffee, alcohol, GMOs, sugar, trans fats, overly processed foods and more....
The ultimate From Molly With Love review: Does this natural beauty brand get the Good Face Project stamp of approval?
What is From Molly With Love?
From Molly With Love is an all-natural clean beauty brand. Many beauty brands claim these labels, but this brand actually means it.
The famous Molly behind the catchy brand name had an epiphany that many women have in their lives at some point: She realized that her “beauty” products were hiding not-so-beautiful ingredients. Molly took charge of t...