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We're learning it, living it, and sharing the latest healthy, plant-based recipes and weight loss tips so you can look and feel your best. Love, Jess, Nicole, and Ali

The Real Girls of Raw Generation: Confessions of Hardcore Herbivore

Speaking from personal experience, even a 100% plant-based diet doesn’t guarantee the same awesome results as habitual juicing. Often, I find myself hesitating to use the label “vegan” to describe myself. It seems to have acquired a negative connotation in so many people’s minds. They associate veganism with rabbit food, deprivation, and tofu (side note- soy is the worst for a variety of reasons and I won’t eat it). But I’m far too self-indulgent for any facet of my everyday life to be rooted in a philosophy of deprivation. I prefer to think of myself as a hardcore herbivore. An impassioned pro-plant prophet. A crusader for chlorophyll.  I’ve been vegan for about 4 years now, however, it wasn’t like I...
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5 Healthy Ways to Fall More in Love with Yourself

“If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either” -- Mandy Hale Self-love is the foundation of true beauty, health, and well-being. Nourish your mind, body, and spirit with these 5 healthy habits: 1. Drink more water! Often we confuse dehydration for hunger and end up overeating. Hydration makes a huge impact on your wellness, weight, beauty, and the rate at which you visibly age.  2. Take more walks. Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous to benefit your well-being. Just a 30 minute walk daily will give you an endorphin boost, tone your legs & glutes, maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of illness, and help alleviate depression. 3. Listen to music that you...
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Overweight is Just 1 Snack Away

You eat healthy and get skinny for bathing suit season, but as the weather gets colder, you slow down, veg out, and succumb to the winter blues. Sound familiar? Shorter, darker days and chillier weather can have a huge affect on the way we feel. For many people, feeling a little down can spark that urge for instant gratification... often in the form of self-indulgent snacking.  It starts off innocent: a co-worker brings in donuts or you have a hard day and treat yourself to a meal of warm, gooey mac n' cheese. Much like a drug, as you surrender to temptation here and there, it takes increasingly more of the same junk food to get that rush of pleasure, and you end up gaining weight...
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Best Way to Alkalize the Body with Food

As I sat at my computer drinking my green juice, I thought about how often I am extolling the benefits of these amazing drinks.   All health is based on the internal condition of the body. Based upon our diet and lifestyle, we can either be in an acid condition, an alkaline condition, or a neutral condition. Just like we learned in science class, our bodies have a pH. A pH of 7 in the body is neutral.  Anything lower indicates acidity and anything higher, alkalinity.  All foods promote either an acid or alkaline state in the body.  To be healthy on the cellular level, being neutral to slightly alkaline is optimum. Most Americans, however, spend most of their time with an...
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