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By now you may have seen them: Breathless headlines flowing through the viral ether declaring that a new study has found the "first" evidence that we live in just one of many different parallel universes.  You might be thinking to yourself that, "Its amazing! Its science! The articles use the word study, so it must be real! Were about to enter a new era of space science!"And you know what? Im here to be a total buzzkill, and tell you that youre probably wrong. One of my favorite things to do is to track how science stories go viral, particularly dubious ones like this. I click my way down to
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the shadowy depths of the internet where a viral story was born, and as is often the case, the "multiverse" findings involves just one possible interpretation of a studys results.
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https://askfitness.today/7-idealshake-cinnamon-bun-recipes-for-weight-loss/


I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite smells is cinnamon buns baking in the oven. There’s just something about sweet cinnamon and sugar that makes it the ultimate comfort food.

Sadly, we all know cinnamon buns aren’t the most weight loss friendly foods. Full of sugar and high in calories, it’s not a food we should be overindulging in.

That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to introduce the newest and limited edition flavor of IdealShake, Cinnamon Bun!

You can enjoy all t
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he comfort of a cinnamon roll in a healthy meal replacement shake that…


Blocks hunger for up to three hours
Has only 1g of sugar and just 110 calories
Contains 11g of pure whey protein

It tastes amazing on its own, just like a cinnamon bun! But I’ve also created 7 amazing weight loss friendly recipes using IdealShake Cinnamon Bun so you can enjoy one of your favorite comfort foods AND lose weight!

Remember, this is a limited edition flavor so be sure to get yours before it sells out!


Get Results. Guaranteed.

IdealShake meal replacement shake tastes delicious and keeps you full. Replace 1–2 meals each day and lose weight — or your money back!

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7 IdealShake Cinnamon Bun Recipes for Weight Loss

Honey Almond Cinnamon Rice Treats


Instructions:


4 c Rice Krispies® Cereal
1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake
½ c almond butter
â…“ c honey

Directions:


Line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Mix Rice Krispies® Cereal and Cinnamon Bun IdealShake until combined.
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave almond butter and honey about 30 seconds, or until drippy. Stir until combined, and add to cereal mixture.
Once cereal is fully coated, press mixture down into baking pan and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

Makes 16 bars  Serving size: 1 bar  Calories per serving: 100  Protein 3g   Carbs 14g   Fat 4g

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookie Dip


Ingredients:


1 c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake
2 tbsp. honey

Directions:

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite fruit!

Serves 4  Serving size: 1/4 c Calories per serving: 145  Protein 11g   Carbs 15g   Fat 5g

Baked Cinnamon Roll Cups


Ingredients:


1 c old fashioned oats
1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake
2 tbsp. coconut sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c unsweetened almond milk

Frosting:


2 tbsp. Greek yogurt cream cheese
¼ scoop Vanilla IdealShake
1 tsp. unsweetened almond milk

Directions:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 6 muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix oats, Cinnamon Bun IdealShake, coconut sugar, baking powder, and almond milk until combined. Scoop into prepared muffin tin and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Whisk cream cheese, Vanilla IdealShake, and almond milk until smooth. Add frosting to a ziploc or piping bag and frost each oatmeal cup. Enjoy!

Serves 3  Serving size: 2 cups  Calories per serving: 195  Protein 9g  Carbs 31g   Fat 4g

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites


Ingredients:


¼ c almond butter
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake
¼ c white whole wheat flour
â…› tsp. salt
1 tbsp. water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:


1 tsp. coconut sugar
â…› tsp. cinnamon

Directions:


Mix together almond butter, honey, and coconut sugar. Add Cinnamon Bun IdealShake, flour, and salt, and stir until combined.
Add water and mix until mixture reaches cookie dough consistency. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough out onto parchment covered baking sheet (should make about 11 bites).
Mix coconut sugar and cinnamon topping and dip the top of each bite into mixture. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Store in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Makes 11 bites  Serving size: 2 bites  Calories per serving: 138  Protein 5g  Carbs 17g  Fat 6g

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes


Ingredients:


¼ c white whole wheat flour
¼ c old fashioned oats, ground
1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ c unsweetened almond milk
¼ c unsweetened applesauce
1 egg

Directions:


In a mixing bowl, combine flour, ground oats, Cinnamon Bun IdealShake, baking powder, and salt. Add almond milk, applesauce, and egg and whisk until smooth.
Spray an electric skillet or frying pan over medium heat and using a ¼ cup, spoon batter into the pan, until the pancakes barely bubbles. Flip pancakes and continue to cook until done. Enjoy!

Makes 5 pancakes  Serving size: 2 pancakes  Calories per serving: 155  Protein 9g  Carbs 21g  Fat 4g

Cinnamon Bun Iced Coffee


Ingredients:


8 oz brewed coffee
1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake

Directions:

Mix ingredients until combined. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Serves 1 Calories per serving: 112  Protein 11g  Carbs 10g  Fat 3g

Cinnamon Chai Frappe


Ingredients:


1 scoop Cinnamon Bun IdealShake
½ c brewed chai tea
½ c unsweetened almond milk
1 c ice
2 tbsp. fat-free whip cream (optional)

Directions:

Blend Cinnamon Bun IdealShake, chai tea, almond milk, and ice until smooth. Add more ice if a thicker consistency is desired. Top with fat-free whip cream and enjoy!

Serves 1 Calories per serving: 130  Protein 12g  Carbs 12g  Fat 4g

Drooling yet? You guys are going to LOVE these recipes and NEW, limited edition IdealShake Cinnamon Bun! It’s super filling, low in calories and sugar, and tastes amazing.

Try the new flavor today before it runs out!



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https://askfitness.today/5-times-you-shouldnt-eat/

When it comes to eating for weight loss, one of the best ways to succeed is to strengthen your relationship with food. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you snuggle with your salmon or go to counseling with your cucumbers. That’s just plain weird.

Instead, I’m asking you to think about food differently. It’s not just about what you eat. It’s about why you should or shouldn’t eat. There are lots of reasons why you eat:


You need breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You feel hungry.
You need fuel.
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uo;re craving something.
You need comfort.
You’re frustrated.
You’re bored.
You’re totally stressed out.
You feel lonely.

Do you see what happened there? The list started with solid, strong reasons to eat (cue healthy food relationships) and quickly moved into the scary realm of emotional eating (cue unhealthy food relationships).

The fact that we have specific foods that fall into the category of “comfort food” should make you think about the real purpose of food in your life. Should you really be turning to food for comfort, or companionship, or to bust boredom?

Simply put, the purpose of food is to fuel our bodies. It’s not to make us forget about the bad day at work, the pile of bills we need to pay, or the ex we’re still struggling to get over. Food is supposed to be a friend that makes our bodies feel better, not a friend with whom we have an unhealthy relationship.

When we eat for our body’s sake, food does its job. On the flip side, when we eat for our brain’s sake (emotional eating), our bodies and our brains gang up on us and make us feel even worse. I’m talking about that guilt you feel after eating something unhealthy.

So what can you do to change your relationship with food?

Skipping meals and starving yourself is not the answer, especially if you’re looking to lose weight. Instead, try to eat mindfully. Plan ahead and listen to your body’s hunger cues. For many of us, this means eating 5 small meals a day instead of three big ones!

Eating mindfully also means knowing when not to eat. There are certain times when it’s actually good to skip a meal. Here are five we want you to think about:


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5 Times You Shouldn’t Eat

When You’re On the Run


If you think eating on the run means pounding down pizza while pounding the pavement, you’re dead wrong. Generally, eating on the run means eating when you’re super busy: in the car, train, or bus on the way to work, while you’re packing the kids out the door, or in the ten short minutes between meetings. And when you’re really on the go, you’re usually in your car.

There are only so many dining choices when you’re behind the wheel. (Did someone say fast food?) Eating on the go makes you more likely to grab unhealthy convenience foods, and it also means that you may eat more later.

So what can you do about it?

Think ahead. If you know you’re going to be running around all day, plan out your menu the night before. Try having a light, nutritious weight loss shake like IdealShake before you head out of the house for the day. The ingredient Slendesta in IdealShake will block your appetite and the delicious IdealShake flavors will satisfy your cravings give you the chance to focus on what you need to get done. Mix some fruit in your shake and make a delicious smoothie. Getting in a well-balanced meal has never been so convenient and tasty.

If you absolutely have to eat while you’re on the go, make sure to keep a box of IdealBars handy so that you have something to hold you over until you can sit down and enjoy a proper meal. IdealBars also contain the ground-breaking appetite-suppressing ingredient Slendesta, and come in a variety of delicious flavors.

When You’re Stressed


Any time you eat for emotional reasons, you’re putting yourself at risk. Stress is one of those huge risk factors. Maybe you’ve heard of “stress eating.” There’s really nothing good that comes from eating due to stress! When you’re feeling anxiety, you tend to eat more than usual and you often crave so-called “comfort foods,” which tend to be greasy, salty, sugary, or loaded with empty carbs.

Here’s even more bad news: women are more likely to turn to food when stressed than men. Argh!

So what do you do about it?

If you know that stress is a trigger for you to overeat or to eat unhealthy food, find other ways to manage your stress, like these:


Meditate.
Exercise.
Join a support group.
Call a friend.

If you’re truly frazzled, it might be best to skip a meal. You’re not going to be able to focus on making healthy food choices, so instead have a light snack (ideally something that boosts serotonin, the “Happiness Chemical” in the brain,) and wait to have your full meal when you’re more relaxed.

Late at Night

Midnight snacks? Fast food restaurants open until 2 am? Sounds like staples in a college student’s survival kit, but these situations are also traps that many of us succumb to well after our early twenties. And eating at night isn’t doing anyone any good.

Research has shown that individuals who eat late at night tend to weigh more than their peers who eat the majority of their food earlier in the day. Women’s Health suggests that it’s best to eat 90 percent of your total calories during the day, which should leave you just 150-200 calories saved up for late-night snacking.

Putting a calorie limit on your late night snacks allows you the freedom to have a little something after dinner without feeling any guilt. 

Imagine you’re up late with a sick baby and you just need to eat something to break up the monotony. Chances are slim to none that you are going to make yourself a salad. Instead, you’re going to reach for what’s easy and convenient. Translation: high fat, high sugar, high-calorie convenience food. Food that makes you gain weight!

And late-night snacking presents another issue. If you’re up eating, it means you’re up… as in not sleeping. If you’re not sleeping, you’re sabotaging your weight loss.

The caffeine from that soda you drank an hour before bed could prevent you from falling asleep. Those extra cheesy nachos could cause heartburn and indigestion and keep you up.

So what do you do about it?

Try to give your body time to digest while you’re still on your feet. Our bodies are made to digest food from an upright position, so it’s best to quit adding calories 2 to 3 hours before you call it a night and get into bed. That way your body gets to work on turning those calories into muscle and energy before sleep. Also, plan ahead and add more protein to your dinner. Protein has been shown to help increase feelings of fullness.

Before Exercise


This one is a little deceptive. You need to eat something before working out to fuel your body, but it’s important to choose the right something. Eating a heavy meal will probably drain your energy, and could cause you some serious stomach issues during your workout. When planning what to eat before working out, consider the following five elements of a good pre-workout snack:


Combination of Carbs and Protein: whole grain toast with peanut butter, small bowl of oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder


Low Fiber: Hard boiled egg, string cheese


Plenty of Fluids: Water is great, but if you need some flavor, add IdealBoost


Familiar Foods: This one’s up to you, so try several different options and see what works best

It’s extremely important to know which foods make the best fuel for your particular body. It may take some practice, but if you use a food journal to record what you eat and how you feel before you exercise, you’ll learn pretty quickly what works best for you.

When You’re Starving

Danger! If you let your hunger go until the point when you feel like you’re starving, you’re putting yourself at risk for overeating. Feeling super hungry almost guarantees that you’ll overcompensate when you finally do get your hands on some food. You’re also more likely to make unhealthy, calorie-dense food choices, and to rush through your meal. By the time your brain gets the message that you’re full, you’re way past full.

So what do you do about it?



Let’s Wrap It Up!

It’s simple. Schedule your meals. Have a plan. We suggest following the 12-week IdealPlan to get started with weight loss and to help you build a better relationship with food. Think of it as a couples retreat for you and your diet that will change your relationship with food forever.


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https://askfitness.today/3-steps-to-keep-summer-motivation-through-the-fall/

Summertime schedules, beautiful weather, and all of those delicious fruits and veggies make summer seem like a great time to get into shape.

Then fall hits, the mornings get darker, the weather turns cooler, and suddenly you’re off track and feeling less motivated.

But, you don’t have to watch your motivation and goals slip away from you just because you’ve packed up your bathing suit. With a change of focus and a change of routine, you can stay pumped and stay on track all the way to the holidays
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Here are three simple steps to help you carry that summertime motivation all the way through the fall.

Refocus Your Fitness Routine


Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that cooler weather or a busy school year schedule means you can’t work out the way you did all summer. A change of focus and mindset is all you need to adapt your fitness routine and keep making progress. It can even give your motivation levels an extra boost by freshening things up.

You don’t have to force yourself to trudge along on the treadmill or take an indoor class because the temperatures have fallen. Fall is a great time to walk or run in the park, go hiking, kayaking, or ride bikes with the kids.

You can swim laps in an indoor pool all year round, try a fun, new dance class to replace your evening walk, or start my free IdealShape for life challenge!

Adapt your routine to the weather, instead of letting the weather be an excuse.

Adapt Your Diet to the Season


It seems so much easier to eat healthfully in the summer, but fall isn’t called harvest time for nothing.

Here are my top tips adapting your diet for the season:


There are many wonderful, fresh foods that are at their best in the cooler months. Adopt a new routine of going to the farmer’s market and breathe some fresh life into your diet.


If lazy summer days have become chaotic autumn routines, plan ahead to ensure you still have time to eat healthy. Eat a delicious IdealShake in the morning and drink it while you’re packing the kids lunches or running them to school.


Cook several meals on the weekend to heat and eat on busy work nights. Take the guesswork (and much of the legwork) out of meal times by following a plan, like our done-for-you IdealPlan.

Create New Goals and Rewards


For many women, that new bathing suit or beach vacation is all the motivation they need to work out and eat right. Now that fall is here, you need to set new goals and new rewards.

Try breaking your big goals into small ones, like losing two pounds, adding an extra mile to your evening walk or going down another pant size.

Set up small rewards for these goals, like a subscription to a favorite fitness magazine, a date night with your spouse, or a massage. Take you knowledge about health, fitness, and weight loss one step further and read all we have to offer here on the blog!

Don’t forget to hang some big carrots in front of you now that your summer beach vacation or class reunion are behind you. Looking great for your holiday visit with the family, a new winter wardrobe, a scheduled ski vacation, or winter cruise can all help you keep motivated and eager to stay on track.



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https://askfitness.today/what-do-you-learn-about-foodwhen-you-grow-up-without-it/
Exploring when and where I learned the quickly gratifying feeling of overeating, and also why I assume eating way too much is so usual.

The post What Do You Learn About Food…… When You Grow Up Without It? showed up initially on A Black Girl'' s Guide To Weight Loss.
Original source: https://blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com/social-construct/learn-food-grow-without/
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https://askfitness.today/lewis-pughs-5-most-epic-swims-of-all-time/
He took the dive on July 12 from Plymouth, the southwestern idea of England. His objective is to typical six miles a day-- approximately 5 to six hrs in the water-- up until he gets to Dover.

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https://askfitness.today/5-ways-youre-ruining-your-healthy-smoothies/
Ready for a healthy smoothies reality check? At one fast food restaurant, a 250-calorie low-fat strawberry-banana smoothie contains a whopping 38 grams of sugar. Translation: Roughly 9.5 teaspoons of sugar, just a fraction of a teaspoon less than in one 12-ounce can of cola. That means about 60 percent of the calories in one seemingly healthy smoothie comes from sugar.

The American Heart Association recommends that men consume no more than nine teaspoons of added sugar a day, and women consume no more than six teaspoons. Ma
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le or female, indulging in these healthy smoothies puts folks of either gender over this limit right away.

What’s more shocking: This food chain in question didn’t load up their concoction with heaping teaspoons of granulated sugar. They sweetened their “healthy smoothies” in more natural ways—with fruit juice, juice concentrates and fruit purees. But, doesn’t that make it healthier? Not if the bulk of the calories comes from sugar, natural or not.

Even scarier? You may be making the same kind of mistake with your homemade “healthy smoothies.”

Here are five ways you may be wrecking your healthy smoothies:

1. Flavored Yogurt



One popular brand contains 12 grams of sugar, largely from sweetened fruit purees, often made with added sugar.  And, it’s actually one of the saintlier brands, touting less sugar than the competition. Yet, that’s still three teaspoons of sugar in one cup. You probably never even added that much to your morning coffee. Blending plain yogurt with unsweetened fruit, fresh or frozen, is a much better option.

2. Frozen Yogurt



Half a cup of plain old vanilla yogurt, produced by one very popular yogurt and ice cream maker contains 20 grams of sugar.  (That’s five teaspoons of sugar in just a half of a cup). Add-ins, like chocolate and brownie pieces, raise this number even higher, to 27 grams.

3. Fruit Juice



Even 100 percent fruit juice, clear of all added sugar, can bump up the calories and sugar content of your healthy smoothies. Trade fruit juice for whole fruits or frozen fruits that contain no added sugar whenever possible. Whole fruits provide water content and fiber along with their sweet flavor. Toss in something green, like kale, spinach or avocado, to balance the recipe out a bit more or use them instead for a much lower sugar content and tons of nutritional value.

4. Certain Types of Peanut Butter



It’s not the fat that’s the problem. The monounsaturated fats in peanut butter and other nut butters is actually good for you. Sadly, regular peanut butter, packed onto the shelves of grocery stores everywhere, is usually teeming with weird added ingredients and sweetened with sugar. Reduced fat peanut butters often have even higher sugar counts. Your best option: Natural nut butters which are 100 percent nuts.

5. Whole Milk



Although whole milk is packed with good-for you ingredients like protein, calcium and vitamin D, when you’re trying to lose weight, it’s not always the best choice since it can pile on the fat and calories. One cup of whole milk contains almost eight grams of fat and 150 calories. Skim or fat-free milk contains negligible amounts of fat and fewer calories, but still gives you a calcium and vitamin D boost. Plus this type of milk tastes great blended up in healthy smoothies.

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https://askfitness.today/the-coolest-pieces-of-gear-we-tested-this-week/
We reach check a slew of various equipment for our work-- and also for our daily life. Here, without any specific style, are the pieces of equipment we love this week. We assume you will, as well.



Rosé Champagne, Stylish Deck Shorts, and More Gear We Love