Posts in category "diet"

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss
By Rhonda Alexander I discovered the green smoothie lifestyle as a result of actively working to reduce my carb intake. Initially, I was in search of a healthier way to enjoy fruity drinks, which have always been my weakness. It’s the one part of my diet that I’ve always struggled to overcome. As a child,... Read more »

The Road to Essence Festival is Coming!

The Road to Essence Festival is a collection of four mini-festivals that promote and pay homage to the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival. The event launched in Atlanta today, where Colgate TOTAL hosted “A TOTAL Conversation” that featured panelists Colgate TOTAL’s Dr. Catrise Austin, Dr. Alison Riddle Fletcher, Dr. Aldun Tartt,  Essence relationship editor... Read more »

These Four Gifts Every Woman Needs--Don't Cost a Thing!

These Four Gifts Every Woman Needs--Don't Cost a Thing!
Merry Christmas to Myself By Toni Spearman Being the last-minute Christmas shopper that I am (I work better under pressure), I decided to add one more name to my shopping list before December 25th: My own! I felt like Santa Claus, literally, when I made my list and checked it twice, then a few more... Read more »
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Why Weight? Join My 20 Pounds in 20 Days Challenge

By Dawniel Winningham So here I am at 2 a.m. in the morning, and I really need to tell the truth about some things to MYSELF before I can move forward. It has been at least six months since my last photo shoot. No I am not a supermodel, far from it. I am a... Read more »

Shred Diet with Dr. Ian Smith

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Six Brown Chicks Discuss SHRED with Dr. Ian Smith

Green Living: A Vegan Debates a Poverty Pimp

Green Living: A Vegan Debates a Poverty Pimp
By Sylvia Snowden   Recently, I talked with a pimp. Now, this wasn’t a pimp in the sense that he dealt with ladies of the night. Rather, this was the type of guy that many in the community refer to as a “poverty pimp.” You know, pastor without a church, community activist or organizer, etc,... Read more »
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Urbanathlon “Me” Challenge -- My Journey to Becoming a HOT Brown Chick!

by Dr. Dawgelene Sangster A year ago, I reached my breaking point with being overweight. I was wearing a size 20 and the clothes seemed like they were getting bigger. For some people that size may be fine, but for someone like me who was as small as a size 4 when I was 19,... Read more »