Free Stuff Friday

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Happy Friday! I hope that your weekend will be as fabulous as you are :) If you are in need of a really rad apron & like the idea of helping to support the site, you are in luck! Go to: http://shop.yourlighterside.com/  If you purchase 1 YLS … [Read more...]

Do you feel sugary drinks should have warning labels? California does!

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Senate Majority Leader Introduces Legislation Calling for Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks   SACRAMENTO, CA, FEBRUARY 11th, 2015 … In the wake of a growing movement to rein in sugary drink consumption and unprecedented evidence tying … [Read more...]

Cute and yummy Valentine’s Day treat!

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  This recipe is also a lot of fun since we’re nearing Valentine’s Day. Serve these to your sweetheart and Cupid’s arrow will strike your thinning heart! This is such a cute sugar free, gluten free and low carbohydrate dessert recipe, and … [Read more...]

8 tips to start living a more Ayurvedic lifestyle in 2015

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If the growing interest in Ayurveda or essential oils has been on your radar and you are interested in exploring, I’d love to introduce you to ELANVEDA, a growing Ayurveda-inspired health and wellness brand that I was just recently introduced to. … [Read more...]

Many safe Super Bowl recipes from YourLighterSide

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    Pictured: Macho Nachos We are only a couple days away from the Super Bowl. Even if you are not a huge football fan, almost everyone knows when the Super Bowl rolls around. Many people will have parties or go to your local … [Read more...]

Staying healthy during the Super Bowl!

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Here are some tips and ideas to keep your Super Bowl a bit healthier this year! Check out the facts on some Super Bowl favorites: Nachos on average have 787 calories and 46 grams of fat per serving Guacamole & Chips (300 calories and 20 … [Read more...]

Gym Etiquette in the New Year: The Do’s and Don’ts

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  Gym Etiquette in the New Year: The Do’s and Don’ts Lifestyle & Fitness Expert Offers Advice for Those New to the Gym   The holiday season is filled with family, laughter, and a lot of unhealthy food. In fact, people gain more weight … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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5 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Health & Nutrition Expert Helps Renovate Your Lifestyle   It’s that time of year again…for New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest – everyone makes big resolutions for themselves on January … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast

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The crock pot was never this snazzy growing up Food doesn’t get much more delicious and prittay than this! I mean, hello No Brainer, when our lifestyle is comprised of healthy, whole foods, the colors of nature just leap out at you and smack … [Read more...]

Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad

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This Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad got lost in the move from my old site to this one, but thanks to a friend, it is again found! I have added the nutritional information. To save carbohydrates and calories, use 3/4 cup ramekins (or a big casserole … [Read more...]

Healthy Lifestyle tips!

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Below are five simple tips from the book to achieving a healthy lifestyle: 1) Befriend Your Body: Your body is the best guide to your wellness decisions. In addition to what studies and research shows, understanding your body’s messages will help … [Read more...]

Low Carb Doughnuts

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Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we’re told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands … [Read more...]

Do not let your heavy head hold you back!

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Runner’s Beware: you may be missing a big piece of the picture in your training! HEAD STRONG: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN  POSTURE, FASCIA, & RUNNING   The human head weighs ~12 pounds. It is a commonly and widely known fact. But true as … [Read more...]

A few tips: Pregnancy and Food

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Food and Pregnancy Tips from Jan Rydfors MD, Co-Founder of EmbraceHer, creators of the app, Pregnancy Companion: The Obstetrician's Mobile Guide to Pregnancy   Is Caffeine OK? Is it safe to have coffee while pregnant? Limited intake of … [Read more...]

Bye bye daylight savings

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I do not know about you, but I always get a bit bummed when this time of year rolls around. It takes a lot of motivation to keep on with my day when it is dark long before dinner time. I know it could be worse, many people living in Northern Europe … [Read more...]