The Best Foods Pre And Post Exercise

Bella Breakdown Have you ever had an off day at the gym, on a run, or playing a sport? Sometimes when our body doesn’t perform to its normal standard, we can feel as though there is no rhyme or reason behind it. However, the fact of the matter is that what you eat before and after you workout can greatly affect how you feel and how you perform. Despite their “unhealthy” rep, carbohydrates are extremely important to anyone who is serious about exercise. Before you workout, it’s essential to make a snack or meal that combines good carbs and...

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Build The Perfect Breakfast Smoothie

Bella Breakdown There’s no better breakfast than a smoothie in the morning. Except, perhaps, a fat stack of sticky, syrupy, butter smothered pancakes. But, ain’t nobody got time for that! Smoothies are quick, healthy, and they can be digested easily, meaning your metabolism will get the kick in the pants it needs ASAP. Plus, you can put a lid on it and take it with you wherever you go. Building the perfect breakfast smoothie is easy. First, get a super blender that completely destroys everything in its path. Then, add one banana (fiber), a scoop of peanut butter (protein),...

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What You Eat Can Affect How You Feel

Bella Breakdown For a long time, vegetables were my enemy. I did not like to eat them because, well, I am ashamed to admit that I was picky. For me, meat, cheese, and carbs were the staples of my diet (yes, not unlike a high school male teenager… don’t judge me). Fortunately, I am rather athletic and I was able to make up for my lack of good diet with regular exercise. But last year, everything changed for me when I started to have dramatic mood swings and feel more sad and anxious than I had felt in a...

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Is “Healthy Food” Truly Healthy?

Bella Breakdown Trying to figure out if “healthy food” is truly healthy can be a bit frustrating. You might think you are making a good health-conscious decision by eating a meal you were told was healthy, but in reality you might be surprised to find out about a certain secret ingredient. This secret ingredient that was added to your meal may not actually be considered healthy. A great way to find out if you are unknowingly eating unhealthy food is to do some easy and quick research and start getting used to reading the labels. One of the secret...

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Pro Tip: How To Cut A Watermelon….The Right Way!

The Perfect Poolside Snack When we think of summer, we think of hot and sunny days by the pool or beach, complete with fresh fruit. Watermelon has long since been a summer BBQ staple, but it’s not the easiest fruit to cut…until now, that is. Refinery29 has brought us the best demo on how to cut a watermelon, and it’s just in time for your summer BBQ with friends! Be the hostess with the mostess, and cut the perfect watermelon slices for a poolside summer staycation! How To Cut A Watermelon, by Refinery29 Step 1: Buy a watermelon. Step...

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