Caffeine is one if the most consumed stimulants known to man. More than 82 percent of the population consumes caffeine. It is present in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate and in many energy drinks. Like most stimulants , it increases your heart rate , and speeds up your central nervous system. There are a number of reasons why drinking coffee before a workout can increase weight loss. It will speed up your metabolism, providing a temporary metabolism boost. Caffeine has also been found to enhance an athletes performance during endurance activities. Coffee also has a diuretic effect that will contribute to weight loss after a workout. A cup or two of your morning joe may help jump start that fitness program!

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Do you ever find yourself stressing for no apparent reason or it may even be that you have a lot on your plate at one time and it seems overwhelming? Well there are ways to destress on a daily basis. Here are a few ways to scoot that stress away!

– dance with your child
– take a peaceful walk
-take a warm bath with lavender
-take a run
-call someone you haven’t seen in a while (
– watch a funny movie.
-play a board game with your kids
-take a yoga class

** the list goes on and on. The number one rule to remembers that anything that is important to you as a hobby or something you feel you have no time for always destresses. Life is too fast today! We all need to slow down and enjoy the little pleasures in life. When we take care of ourselves , we take better care of other people. We are better wives& mothers!

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This is a great protein starter for your morning.

3 oz egg whites
2 oz low fat mozzarella
1/2 chopped tomato
1/3 chopped red peppers
2 slices turkey bacon chopped

In a skillet, cook your turkey bacon. Chop the bacon once done, and set to the side. In the skillet, put egg whites, cheese, and tomatoes and red peppers and add bacon. Scramble everything and add pepper. Great morning starter!!!!

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