Benefits of Dark Chocolate



Health Benefits

  • Lowers Blood Pressure.
  • Makes you happy.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Keeps you smart.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Powerful source of antioxidants.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Helps prevent diabetes.

If there is one thing I struggle with is staying away from SWEETS. They are my bread and butter! From ice cream, to cake, to cookies, to pastries. I get cravings just by thinking about it. Since this is obviously something I wanted to change in my diet. I decided to switch all my sweet cravings to just ONE healthy alternative. →DARK CHOCOLATE

Every time I crave something sweet I reach for my dark chocolate stash and start munching. I still haven’t gotten used to the bitter taste & it did take me a while to learn how to replace sweets with dark chocolate, but it definitely takes away those sweet cravings. Not only does Dark Chocolate help with cravings; it also has A LOT of health benefits. In order to benefit from dark chocolate though; dark chocolate needs to be 65%-85% cocoa. Is anyone a fan of dark chocolate? I know I’m still trying to get used to it.

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Sun potion 

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Im not a spokesperson for SUN POTION or anything, but I H A V E to share with you guys this awesome product. Ive been using it for some time now and this stuff is awesome ! You can put it in your water, coffee, tea, & smoothies!

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“Sun Potion Transformational Foods is dedicated to health, happiness and well-being through the use of medicinal plants, superfoods and tonic herbs.”

My 2 favorite SUN POTIONS are ASHWAGANDHA and HE SHOU WU. 

ASHWAGANDHA 

  • Tonifies the Immune System. 
  • Inspire vigor and strength.
  • Relieve mental, emotional, & physical stress.
  • Harmonize mind, body, & spirit.

It truly just helps you be at peace all day & helps stress slide right of you. 

 HE SHOU WU 

  • Tonify and Nourish hair, skin, nervous system, sexual center, spirit, & primary essence / life force. 

My hair & skin have changed so much after I started using this. I used to drink HAIRBURST, which was also amazing and helped my hair grow super fast and look healthy and shiny. But this product has helped me radiate everyday. From my nails to skin to hair.  

⇒ Go to their page on the link above and learn all about them / read their products & see which one works for you. They have potions for EVERYTHING. I bought all the ones I could from Thrivemarket. If you guys try this or have tried it already, comment below your experience. I would love to hear how you use it everyday & how it has changed your life. 

 

10 Fat burning foods !

I know everyone, like me, can have a pretty hard time figuring out what to eat and what not to eat when starting a healthy lifestyle. Below I typed 10 foods you can eat that are part of a healthy diet and also help you stay in shape! YAY! When I started on my healthy lifestyle, fitfam journey, I did SOOO much research on foods, recipes, workouts, right foods, what not to eat, and all that good stuff. There was so much information, I just got overwhelmed by it all. There is nothing I want more than to help you guys in making the right choices when it comes to living the healthy lifestyle you want. That being said, everyone is different and not everyone can eat the same foods as everyone else and expect the same results. Maybe you can’t even eat the foods because you have a sensitivity or are allergic to it. Whatever the case may be, always listen to your body and/or speak to your doctor to find a good meal plan that works for you.

10 Fat Burning Foods

  1. Green Tea
  2. Berries
  3. Almonds
  4. Oatmeal
  5. Egg Whites
  6. Green Veggies
  7. Whole Grains
  8. Peanut Butter
  9. Lentils
  10. WATER (it may not be a food but this is so unbelievably important)!

Everything Coconut 

When it comes to beauty care I only use coconut oil. I LOVE how it works on my skin.

After my work out I spray coconut water hydrating face mist. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! It leaves my skin super radiant and so soft.

To remove my makeup at night I use actual Coconut oil. I always get it at marshalls. Its cheaper and it lasts me so long!

For a leave on mask while I sleep I use Coconut oil sleep mask.

Disregard my cat in the picture lol he LOVES coconut oil. Its weird, he always wants to lick my face when I put it on.

Coconut oil works wonders! Don’t you agree ?

Ways to stay motivated and get that work out done


Sometimes you just don’t want to work out or eat healthy. You loose that motivation and that’s normal, it happens every now and then. I know I struggle to wake up at 5am some days to get that morning workout in.

Some ways I stay motivated 

  1. I have a Tumblr blog where I post and look at fitness pictures. (I try to look at it every morning when I wake up). It helps me a lot to get up and go to that morning crossfit class. (You can take a look, you’ll find it on my blog under blogroll. Scroll all the way down).
  2. I only buy healthy food. I have a box of organic cookies for when that sweet tooth kicks in.
  3. I read other fitness blogs and get ideas for recipes and workouts.
  4. I wash my hair only on days I work out.
  5. I say to myself only 10 minutes and if I want to leave I’ll leave. When I say that it makes me feel like no one is making me stay and it’s not something I HAVE to do, since it’s not something I HAVE to do. The feeling turns into something I WANT to do.
  6. I think about how bad and lazy and tired I’ll feel if I don’t workout. The guilt of not working out gets me up in the morning as well.

Ways to stay motivated 

  1. Make a fitness board and put it where you always see it.
  2. Having trouble going for a run? Download zombies run app. It’s a really cool app that makes it seem like your running away from zombies. With headphones on you can hear them like they were right behind you. It also has a lot of more cool features you should check it out!
  3. Wear tighter clothes. Wearing loose clothes tends to make you more comfortable and people usually tend to gain a couple of pounds.
  4. Start a hobby that helps you stay active. (Yoga,run,crossfit,bicycling,aerial yoga, pole dancing).
  5. Follow fitness blogs/Instagrams.
  6. Wash hair only on days that you work out.
  7. Buy cute leggings and tops to work out in.
  8. Wear the cute leggings and top.
  9. Try group fitness. Having other people around you striving to get fit and working out gives of a good energy and gets you pumped.
  10. Work out in the morning. When you do, you get it out of the way faster and you don’t have to think about working out the whole day which can make you start dread it.
  11. Buy a cute dress (smaller than your actual size) and hang it somewhere. Wear it when you drop the weight you want.
  12. Take pictures in your work out clothes. After that intense workout. Take a cute picture of yourself doing yoga and share it on your social media profile. Going through your social media and seeing all the cute pictures of you working out helps to stay motivated.

How do you guys stay motivated ? I would seriously love to hear! Please share.