How I #FoundMyFit

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We are all very busy and we all have plenty of excuses not to work out. I feel like I have plenty of valid excuses but I realize that there is at least 30 minutes a day that I can manage a little workout. I am a very good procrastinator but my high … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Burn 200 Calories In Less Than An Hour

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10 Ways To Burn 200 Calories In Less Than An Hour To many, weight loss can seem like a daunting battle, especially if you are not seeing the results you want and doing activities you don’t like to do! Celebrity personal trainer, Joey Thurman, … [Read more...]

The Best Seasonal Vitamins

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The Best Seasonal Vitamins Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of my own and are indicative of Walgreens.  The ghastly winter much of the country has been enduring is no doubt a … [Read more...]

How To Work Out With A Towel When You Can’t Get To The Gym

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How To Work Out With A Towel When You Can’t Get To The Gym   Your busy life is no longer an excuse for skipping a workout. Celebrity personal trainer provides an on the go workout that is manageable for everyone from busy parents to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]