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The Concoction 198x300 Drink this at the first sign of a cold...

Courtesy of Tracye McQuirter, founder of  By Any Greens Necessary.  Be sure to visit her website & sign up for her email list.

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We’re heading into the holiday season for November, December, and January, and for many of us, that means feasting on more celebration foods than usual. All that indulging can create excess mucus and congestion in our bodies. So when you feel a cold coming on, try this drink to knock it right out.

I call it “The Concoction.” My mother first whipped it up a few years ago and trust me, it works!

But be warned, you will smell like garlic.

Chomp on a few sprigs of fresh parsley to cut the aroma and your peeps will thank you.

The Concoction

Ingredients:

2-3 big cloves of fresh garlic
1 small red onion
1 tomato
1 lemon
1-2 generous dashes of cayenne

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Drink immediately.

Repeat as necessary (and don’t forget the parsley!).

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The New Years’ Diet Gradual Change leads to Lasting Results

By Healthy You Now Editors

It’s the New Year and for many this is the time for a fresh outlook, new beginnings and a chance to tackle some new, but often, previous unaccomplished New Years resolutions. We resolve to make more time for ourselves, better manage our finances, quit smoking or spend more time with our loved ones.

But without fail, year after year, getting control of our “diet” always ranks # 1 on resolution lists. So whether it means getting (or finally using) that gym membership, engaging in daily physical activity or changing your eating habits – committing to a regime that promotes a healthy you is a priority.

Let’s focus on setting reasonable goals and making gradual lifestyle changes that will produce our much desired long-term results. Incorporate some of these suggestions, to finally put the “# 1 / Diet” resolution to rest.

To read the rest of this article, go to www.healthyyounow.com/FeaturedArticles.html.

In this issue of Healthy You Now we focus on A New You in the New Year:

  • Hear from Editor-In-Chief Tonya Lewis Lee;
  • HYN resident Chef & Social Guru Alexander Smalls tops off a delightful afternoon with A Winter Weekend Lunch: Flavorful & Light
  • HYN Healthy Living Expert Latham Thomas discusses Embracing A Healthy New You Now;
  • HYN Nutrion Expert Tracye McQuirter talks about This New Year’s Resolution: Ditch the Diet, Focus on Fiber
  • HYN Fitness Expert Nikki Kimbrough shares New Year, New You, New Body: Fitness for your body type
  • Learn about the A Healthy Baby Begins with You nationwide initiative;
  • and take advantage of our News Feeds & Resources pages.

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Your own “Home Gym” for $ 200.–

….and it all fits in a duffle bag!

by Nikki Kimbrough of Get Fit w/ Nik

Now that we are in the holiday season, are you feeling energized and rejuvenated?  Have you been shopping your heart out?  Or are you a little bloated from all the holiday parties and family meals? If you’re like the majority of Americans, chances are, you are still wondering how you fit all of that delicious food in your stomach and the words “diet” or exercise are so foreign to you right now. Many of you are saying, “Well, I’ll wait to January 1st…” No!!  Let’s start now!

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of the “holiday weight gain season” and a recent survey found that more than 70 percent of respondents gained one to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The average holiday meal contains approximately 2,500 calories and 86 grams of fat.  Now that includes the meals, the snacks, sweets and all the “extra-curricular” beverages we consume during the holidays. It’s no surprise that keeping off the extra pounds can be a tricky feat over the holidays.

With this 8 x 25 = 200 plan, you can purchase 8 basic, simple items that will jump start you into a fitness routine that will promote not only well-being, but it will advocate an active healthy lifestyle.  These smart and economical items average no more than $ 25 each, they will really amp up your work out regiment and severely cut back on the “work out excuses”.

To read the rest of this article, go to www.healthyyounow.com/FeaturedArticles.html.

In this issue of Healthy You Now we focus on Leading an Active Lifestyle:

  • Hear from Editor-In-Chief Tonya Lewis Lee;
  • Read the fabulous Holiday Party Menu from HYN resident Chef & Social Guru Alexander Smalls;
  • HYN Healthy Living Expert Latham Thomas shares lifestyle tips & a new “Change Challenge”;
  • HYN Nutrion Expert Tracye McQuirter discusses why we eat what we eat;
  • Learn about the A Healthy Baby Begins with You nationwide initiative;
  • Take advantage of our News Feeds & Resources pages;
  • and “Get Fit” with our Guest Featured Writer Nikki Kimbrough.

Visit us at www.HealthyYouNow.com and be sure to sign up for our mailing list.

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