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Healthy DessertsAn archive of healthy desserts to enjoy in the summer!
Low Calorie Ice Cream SandwichStrawberry Frozen YogurtVegan FudgeSummer PopsOrganic Frozen Yogurt StrawberriesBreakfast Banana PopsCherry Limeade PopsiclesGrilled Apricots with Honey Greek YogurtOven dried StrawberriesStrawberry Banana Ice CreamNo fuss Banana CakeWatermelon SorbetLow Fat Berry Frozen YogurtStrawberry Banana Ice PopsMini Honey Kiwi TartletsMixed Berry Yogurt PopsPomegranate Dragon Fruit And Lychee SorbetHomemade PopsiclesBlueberry Yogurt SkewersHealthy Berry PopsiclesBanana Berry Soft Serve Ice Cream40 calorie Volume Vanilla Ice CreamNutella Frozen Banana BitesNutella Fudge PopsFrozen Yogurt BlackberriesGrilled Chocolate Banana MeltsBanana Split Cheesecake BitesWatermelon Tart TutorialBanana Almond Chocolate Ice CreamFrozen Fruit PopsBanana Ice CreamChocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed BananasChocolate Strawberries made with an Ice TrayFrozen Banana BitesPeanut Butter & Chocolate Ice CreamRaw Tropical Ice CreamPeanut Butter & Bananas50 calorie Berry Yogurt PopsiclesFrozen Bananas

Smoothies/Beverages A list of smoothies/beverages to keep you cool, hydrated & healthy!Strawberry Melon SparklerMango LemonadeHomemade Vitamin WaterFrozen Raspberry TeaCherry Beets Apple Spinach Antioxidant SmoothieFruit CubesGreen Monster SmoothiePure Fruit Ice CubesSmoothies for Weight LossSmoothie Ice Cubes    Pomegranate SpritzerTropical Green SmoothieCake Batter Protein ShakeMango Banana SmoothieRaspberry Mint LimeadePineapple Spinach Ginger Detox SmoothieStrawberry Banana Spinach SmoothieGlowing Green SmoothieMango Strawberry SmoothieBanana Green Smoothie

Healthy Desserts
An archive of healthy desserts to enjoy in the summer!

Low Calorie Ice Cream Sandwich
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Vegan Fudge
Summer Pops
Organic Frozen Yogurt Strawberries
Breakfast Banana Pops
Cherry Limeade Popsicles
Grilled Apricots with Honey Greek Yogurt
Oven dried Strawberries
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
No fuss Banana Cake
Watermelon Sorbet
Low Fat Berry Frozen Yogurt
Strawberry Banana Ice Pops
Mini Honey Kiwi Tartlets
Mixed Berry Yogurt Pops
Pomegranate Dragon Fruit And Lychee Sorbet
Homemade Popsicles
Blueberry Yogurt Skewers
Healthy Berry Popsicles
Banana Berry Soft Serve Ice Cream
40 calorie Volume Vanilla Ice Cream
Nutella Frozen Banana Bites
Nutella Fudge Pops
Frozen Yogurt Blackberries
Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Watermelon Tart Tutorial
Banana Almond Chocolate Ice Cream
Frozen Fruit Pops
Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Bananas
Chocolate Strawberries made with an Ice Tray
Frozen Banana Bites
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream
Raw Tropical Ice Cream
Peanut Butter & Bananas
50 calorie Berry Yogurt Popsicles
Frozen Bananas


Smoothies/Beverages 
A list of smoothies/beverages to keep you cool, hydrated & healthy!

Strawberry Melon Sparkler
Mango Lemonade
Homemade Vitamin Water
Frozen Raspberry Tea
Cherry Beets Apple Spinach Antioxidant Smoothie
Fruit Cubes
Green Monster Smoothie
Pure Fruit Ice Cubes
Smoothies for Weight Loss
Smoothie Ice Cubes    
Pomegranate Spritzer
Tropical Green Smoothie
Cake Batter Protein Shake
Mango Banana Smoothie
Raspberry Mint Limeade
Pineapple Spinach Ginger Detox Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie
Glowing Green Smoothie
Mango Strawberry Smoothie
Banana Green Smoothie

Mango Frozen YogurtA low fat, cream free mango frozen yogurt. Smooth, refreshing and sweet, this is a great way to indulge guilt free for the summer. 
Prep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 20 minutes (plus chilling time)Ingredients:
650 mL frozen mango, diced 
250 mL fat free plain greek yogurt (or yogurt of your choice)
100 mL powdered sugar (alternatives: omit completely, or use artificially sweetener)
2 tbsp honey
Method:
Place small amount of frozen mango in blender, and blend, occasionally adding more, then add remaining ingredients (if you have a powerful blender you can add all the ingredients at once). Stir and check consistency.
Transfer to freezer safe bowl. Serve immediately or store in freezer.
If making in ice cream maker, chill both mangoes and yogurt well, and process all ingredients till smooth and well blended. Adjust sugar if need be. Turn into ice cream maker and make as per manufacturers instructions.
Makes approximately 1 litre.
originally from here

Mango Frozen Yogurt
A low fat, cream free mango frozen yogurt. Smooth, refreshing and sweet, this is a great way to indulge guilt free for the summer. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes (plus chilling time)

Ingredients
:

  • 650 mL frozen mango, diced 
  • 250 mL fat free plain greek yogurt (or yogurt of your choice)
  • 100 mL powdered sugar (alternatives: omit completely, or use artificially sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp honey

Method:

  1. Place small amount of frozen mango in blender, and blend, occasionally adding more, then add remaining ingredients (if you have a powerful blender you can add all the ingredients at once). Stir and check consistency.
  2. Transfer to freezer safe bowl. Serve immediately or store in freezer.
  3. If making in ice cream maker, chill both mangoes and yogurt well, and process all ingredients till smooth and well blended. Adjust sugar if need be. Turn into ice cream maker and make as per manufacturers instructions.
  4. Makes approximately 1 litre.

originally from here

Ingredients 2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt or Fat Free vanilla greek yogurt2 cups cut-up fresh fruit such as blueberries, bananas, cherries, grapes, papaya, peaches, oranges or raspberries1 tablespoon honey or artificial sweetener to tasteDirections1. In blender, place all ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can blend each fruit separately, or try mixing your favourite fruits together! 2. Divide mixture among 6 (5-oz) paper cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds according to manufacturer’s directions.) Freeze about 6 hours or until frozen. Nutritional Information1 Serving (1 Pop) 
Calories 110
(Calories from Fat 5),
Total Fat 1g
(Saturated Fat 0g,
Trans Fat 0g),
Sodium 35mg;
Total Carbohydrate 22g
(Dietary Fiber 1g,
Sugars 17g),
Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
Vitamin A 6 %;
Vitamin C 10 %;
Calcium 15 %;
Iron 0 %;
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
1/2 Fruit
From this website

Ingredients 
2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt or Fat Free vanilla greek yogurt
2 cups cut-up fresh fruit such as blueberries, bananas, cherries, grapes, papaya, peaches, oranges or raspberries
1 tablespoon honey or artificial sweetener to taste

Directions
1. In blender, place all ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can blend each fruit separately, or try mixing your favourite fruits together!

 2. Divide mixture among 6 (5-oz) paper cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds according to manufacturer’s directions.) Freeze about 6 hours or until frozen. 

Nutritional Information
1 Serving (1 Pop) 

  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 5),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 3g;

Percent Daily Value*:

  • Vitamin A 6 %;
  • Vitamin C 10 %;
  • Calcium 15 %;
  • Iron 0 %;

Exchanges:

  • 1 Starch;
  • 1/2 Fruit

From this website

The Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living
a compilation of resources to help you eat right, exercise, and be happy!How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle
Nutrition Eating Clean PrinciplesNon-Dieters DietYour Flat Belly Day 1 meal plan by Women’s Health MagazineYour Flat Belly Day 2 meal plan by Women’s Health MagazineYour Flat Belly Day 2 Meal Plan by Women’s Health MagazineEating Low CarbWhat is PaleoPortion Size GuideGet lean grocery list80 Healthiest Foods100 Foods that Dr.Oz wants on your Shopping ListShirataki NoodlesTips to Snack Better10-Calorie Sweet and Crunch SnacksWhy Eat Raw Foods?10 Commandments of DietingTips for Staying Healthy in SchoolThe Happier way to Diet MenuFood that makes You PrettierLook Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 1Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 2PortionsDr.Poon DietThe Best New Superfoods12 Best Foods for your AbsClear Skin DietFoods that Melt Flab AwayRaw Food for the Rest of UsQuick Combos5 Ingredient Eating Clean RecipesHerbs that HealWhat to Eat When You’re Craving…Eating Clean vs. Junk examplesTransition to Healthy LivingEating Clean Video
RecipesEating Clean RecipesHealthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerBefore and After Workout Snack IdeasSuper 8-Step Salad WrapsNot-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli SlawGrocery ListFoods that Cause BloatingEat Breakfast, Here’s WhyMaking Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?Not eating enough…but not hungry either?Sunshine Oatmeal RecipeOatmeal from The Pea PodChocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-BowlAn Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal RecipesMore RecipesStarbucks Drinks Under 200 CaloriesSnack AttackSmoothies
Healthy DessertsHealthy Dessert BlogBanana BitesGrapefruit & Strawberry Popsicles (make them without alcohol)Peanut Butter & Banana SandwichesFrozen Yogurt BlackberriesSkinny Coconut CupcakeNutella Fudge PopsBanana Split Cheesecake BitesFrozen Fruit PopsWatermelon TartHealthy Banana Almond Chocolate Ice CreamBanana Split Cheesecake BitesFruit Ice CubesBanana Ice CreamFrozen Yogurt StrawberriesPeanut Butter Chocolate Ice CreamMore Frozen Banana BitesApple CupcakesRaw Tropical Ice CreamCucumber Melon PopsiclesChocolate Covered BananasJello SkiesApple Peanut Butter SlicesFrozen Banana PopsiclesBanana Berry Soft ServeVolume Ice Cream
Cleanse/Detox3 Day DetoxThe Look Better Naked 2 Day CleanseJillian Michaels DetoxDetox RecipesDetox EssentialsLean Green SmoothieDetox Smoothie
Veganism/Vegetarianism Free Vegetarian Starter Kit by PetaVegetarian 101Making the TransitionRecipes by PetaShopping guide by PetaEasy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with AvocadoShirataki NoodlesOnehappyveganVeganYumYumTheVeganStoner
Weight LossHow to Determine Your Ideal WeightHow to Overcome A PlateauBeat a Weight Loss PlateauWhy You Aren’t Losing WeightHow to Burn Fat FastestMetabolism Boosters5 Metabolism BoostersHow to Conquer Cravings20 Secrets of Very Fit PeopleFighting Belly FatHow Do I Lose WeightThinking of Giving Up?The 2 Minute VisualizationHow to Keep Yourself Full for LongerLose Weight without DietingFlat Tummy TipsCommit to Fit10 Ways to Get Your Diet Back On TrackConstructing A Plan
CalculatorsBody Type/Frame Size CalculatorCalorie CalculatorIdeal Weight CalculatorHow Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight
EBooksWinning by Losing - Jillian Michaels 
ExerciseLift Weights to Help You Lose WeightHow to Start Running [Couch to 5k]How to Tone Any Area of Your BodyBuilding Lean Muscle vs. Bulky MuscleBut I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!Abdominal Exercises for BeginnersRunning for Weight LossGym Cheat SheetThe Lazy Girl’s Guide to Interval TrainingArchive of Online Work OutsTop 30 Free YouTube Work Out Channels100 Best Workout SongsWorkout BasicsInsanity Workout Videos and CalenderTone Every InchTop 10 Calorie Burning CardioMore Links to Online WorkoutsWorkout FinderVictoria Secret Angel’s Workouts30 Day Shred Printable Chart and VideosBodyRock inspired WorkoutsYoga: The Basics and How to Get Started77 Reasons To Do YogaYouTube Yoga for BeginnersYouTube Yoga RoutineYouTube by Body PartBye Bye Arm JiggleThe Workout MovesLunge 101Lean Thighs - No LungesTarget WorkoutsYes, You Can Yoga!


MindFeeling good10 Ways to be HappyHow to be ConfidentGandhi’s Top 10 FundamentalsFocusHappiness Manifesto3 Simple Rules in LifeZen Flow ChartKarma CleanseYou Don’t Have to Be a Size 0 to Be BeautifulFine BauerMaryChristina HendricksLexi PlacourakisKasia PilewiczMore beautiful girls
Battling Eating DisordersThe Minnesota Starvation StudyWhy Starving Seems to Work Stop the ED HateHow Bulimia Affects Your Body“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re HungryWhat to do After a Binge by MatchStickMollyWhat is Intuitive Eating?After a BingeTips to Control BingingHelp with Eating DisordersNational Eating Disorders Dealing with Eating DisordersNational Center for Eating Disorders UK
Inspirationpeople that have changed their lives and have lost a ton of weight! soldiering-ontillicanseemylovelybonesfuneralformyfatroserevitalizedanotherdreamanotherlovepeacefulserenityxhealthylifemore inspirationand some morejessicablossominghopetogether-staytogether130 lbs Lost!amazing transformationtheysayanythingispossiblea tumblr dedicated to before and aftersnoexcusesgetfitnow88jazzie-onamission

The Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living

a compilation of resources to help you eat right, exercise, and be happy!
How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle

Nutrition 
Eating Clean Principles
Non-Dieters Diet
Your Flat Belly Day 1 meal plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Your Flat Belly Day 2 meal plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Your Flat Belly Day 2 Meal Plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Eating Low Carb
What is Paleo
Portion Size Guide
Get lean grocery list
80 Healthiest Foods
100 Foods that Dr.Oz wants on your Shopping List
Shirataki Noodles
Tips to Snack Better
10-Calorie Sweet and Crunch Snacks
Why Eat Raw Foods?
10 Commandments of Dieting
Tips for Staying Healthy in School
The Happier way to Diet Menu
Food that makes You Prettier
Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 1
Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 2
Portions
Dr.Poon Diet
The Best New Superfoods
12 Best Foods for your Abs
Clear Skin Diet
Foods that Melt Flab Away
Raw Food for the Rest of Us
Quick Combos
5 Ingredient Eating Clean Recipes
Herbs that Heal
What to Eat When You’re Craving…
Eating Clean vs. Junk examples
Transition to Healthy Living
Eating Clean Video

Recipes
Eating Clean Recipes
Healthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerBefore and After Workout Snack Ideas
Super 8-Step Salad Wraps
Not-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli Slaw
Grocery List
Foods that Cause Bloating
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal from The Pea Pod
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes
More Recipes
Starbucks Drinks Under 200 Calories
Snack Attack
Smoothies

Healthy Desserts
Healthy Dessert Blog
Banana Bites
Grapefruit & Strawberry Popsicles (make them without alcohol)
Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
Frozen Yogurt Blackberries
Skinny Coconut Cupcake
Nutella Fudge Pops
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Frozen Fruit Pops
Watermelon Tart
Healthy Banana Almond Chocolate Ice Cream
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Fruit Ice Cubes
Banana Ice Cream
Frozen Yogurt Strawberries
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
More Frozen Banana Bites
Apple Cupcakes
Raw Tropical Ice Cream
Cucumber Melon Popsicles
Chocolate Covered Bananas
Jello Skies
Apple Peanut Butter Slices
Frozen Banana Popsicles
Banana Berry Soft Serve
Volume Ice Cream

Cleanse/Detox
3 Day Detox
The Look Better Naked 2 Day Cleanse
Jillian Michaels Detox
Detox Recipes
Detox Essentials
Lean Green Smoothie
Detox Smoothie

Veganism/Vegetarianism 
Free Vegetarian Starter Kit by Peta
Vegetarian 101
Making the Transition
Recipes by Peta
Shopping guide by Peta
Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Avocado
Shirataki Noodles
Onehappyvegan
VeganYumYum
TheVeganStoner

Weight Loss
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight
How to Overcome A Plateau
Beat a Weight Loss Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
How to Burn Fat Fastest
Metabolism Boosters
5 Metabolism Boosters
How to Conquer Cravings
20 Secrets of Very Fit People
Fighting Belly Fat
How Do I Lose Weight
Thinking of Giving Up?
The 2 Minute Visualization
How to Keep Yourself Full for Longer
Lose Weight without Dieting
Flat Tummy Tips
Commit to Fit
10 Ways to Get Your Diet Back On Track
Constructing A Plan

Calculators
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator
Calorie Calculator
Ideal Weight Calculator
How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight

EBooks
Winning by Losing - Jillian Michaels 

Exercise
Lift Weights to Help You Lose Weight
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone Any Area of Your Body
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!
Abdominal Exercises for Beginners
Running for Weight Loss
Gym Cheat Sheet
The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Interval Training
Archive of Online Work Outs
Top 30 Free YouTube Work Out Channels
100 Best Workout Songs
Workout Basics
Insanity Workout Videos and Calender
Tone Every Inch
Top 10 Calorie Burning Cardio
More Links to Online Workouts
Workout Finder
Victoria Secret Angel’s Workouts
30 Day Shred Printable Chart and Videos
BodyRock inspired Workouts
Yoga: The Basics and How to Get Started
77 Reasons To Do Yoga
YouTube Yoga for Beginners
YouTube Yoga Routine
YouTube by Body Part
Bye Bye Arm Jiggle
The Workout MovesLunge 101
Lean Thighs - No Lunges
Target Workouts
Yes, You Can Yoga!

Mind
Feeling good
10 Ways to be Happy
How to be Confident
Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals
Focus
Happiness Manifesto
3 Simple Rules in Life
Zen Flow Chart
Karma Cleanse

You Don’t Have to Be a Size 0 to Be Beautiful
Fine Bauer
Mary
Christina Hendricks
Lexi Placourakis
Kasia Pilewicz
More beautiful girls

Battling Eating Disorders
The Minnesota Starvation Study
Why Starving Seems to Work 
Stop the ED Hate
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re Hungry
What to do After a Binge by MatchStickMolly
What is Intuitive Eating?
After a Binge
Tips to Control Binging
Help with Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders 
Dealing with Eating Disorders
National Center for Eating Disorders UK

Inspiration
people that have changed their lives and have lost a ton of weight! 
soldiering-on
tillicanseemylovelybones
funeralformyfat
roserevitalized
anotherdreamanotherlove
peacefulserenityxhealthylife
more inspiration
and some more
jessicablossoming
hopetogether-staytogether
130 lbs Lost!
amazing transformation
theysayanythingispossible
a tumblr dedicated to before and afters
noexcusesgetfitnow88
jazzie-onamission

(via sexy-strong-lean)

Anonymous asked: i think i know what my problem is...i find it really hard to count calories. i need a really spelled out way of counting calories. i don't know why it is such a hard concept for me to grasp :(

:) It’s okay, we all have trouble with something. I was thinking of ways around counting calories, I personally don’t like counting them either. You can use apps like lose it or my fitness pal to help. Preplan your meals and then you can always google the calories. 

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OR just don’t count them! Just eat healthy!

Here are some links that i think would be helpful:
eating clean principles
non-dieters diet
your flat belly day 1 meal plan by women’s health magazine
your flat belly day 2 meal plan by women’s health magazine (they have a lot of good meal plans!)
eating low carb (you don’t have to count calories)
what is paleo
portion size guide
20 secrets of very fit people
eating clean recipes
get lean grocery list

How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle

EATING AND RECIPES
An Obscene Amount of Health Food Porn
Kickin’ Healthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
How to Eat Well With Zero Cash
Before and After Workout Snack Ideas
Super 8-Step Salad Wraps
Not-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli Slaw
Grocery ListFoods that Cause Bloating
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe

Oatmeal Porn from The Pea Pod

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes

AVOIDING EATING DISORDERS
The Minnesota Starvation Study

Why Starving Seems to Work 
Stop the ED Hate
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re Hungry
What to do After a Binge 
What is Intuitive Eating? 

WEIGHT LOSS & EXERCISE
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight

How to Overcome A Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight 
How to Burn Fat Fastest
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone [Insert Body Area]
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!

YOGA
Yoga: The Basics and How to Get Started
77 Reasons To Do Yoga
YouTube Yoga for Beginners
My [Personal] Favorite YouTube Yoga Routine

CALCULATORS
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator

Calorie Calculator

Ideal Weight Calculator

How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight

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