Live Healthy and Snack on Tasty Treats

As women, we constantly are criticized about our weight. Our biggest critic is usually our self. Losing and gaining weight can be frustrating and eliminating our favorite foods from our diet can make us feel deprived. Good news ladies, you can have your favorite foods and still live a healthy lifestyle! It all comes down to eating our guiltiest pleasures in moderation and swapping out the man made foods for natural foods.

Savannah James, wife of NBA player Lebron James, is showing us how we can achieve our dream figure and still snack on our favorite sweet treats. James recently opened a juice bar in Miami called The Juice Spot. You won't feel guilty after ordering at this protein packed juice bar. Items on the menu may include peanut butter and chocolate but the juices and smoothies are meant to provide protein and great taste.  Remember, this is a lifestyle change not a diet.

Mother/daughter duo and fitness gurus Lane and Ellen Ector also show us how we can eat  our traditional soul food meals and keep the pounds off. The Ectors have revamped the way women think about food. Check out some of the photos below:

Treats served at The Juice Spot in Miami. (source: necolebitchie.com)

Ellen Ector's recipe for cupcake sized portions of macaroni and cheese. Find more recipes at blackgirlsworkoutoo.com.

5 Ways to Play Up Your Pony

Tired of your normal pinned up ponytail style? Try these 5 pick me up’s to take your pony from sleek to chic:

1) Braid the base: Use a tiny section of your ponytail to create a braid and wrap it around the exposed hair tie to disguise it.

2) Curl and Tease: This works best with a low side ponytail to give it a romantic soft look.

3) Add a headband or printed scarf: Dare to be wild by adding a nice accessory to catch an eye or two.

4) Create volume at the top: Play with the crown and sides to create a hump that gives you mega volume. Think Adele!

5) Braid it all up: Use the remaining hair from your ponytail to create a nice full braid that gives you a fashion forward around the way girl look!


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