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Late Night Snacking Tips

(image via arizonafoothillsmagazine.com) Let’s talk late night snacking.  I’m guilty…and you’re probably guilty too.  12 a.m. rolls around and suddenly all you can think about is what’s in your pantry.  Many diets condemn late-night eating because of its supposed effects on your waist ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #8

Hiking Even though it is approximately 8,000 degrees in Los Angeles, I still like to spend as much time outside as possible.  Since I haven’t been able to run or cycle because of a stubborn IT band injury, I’ve decided to compensate by ...

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College Weight Gain Part 2

(image via The Atlantic) Why do college students – especially freshman – gain weight, as much as 11 times more than typical 17 to 18 year olds?  The obvious answer is that they eat too much and exercise too little.  But why?  What’s ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #7

Pura Vida Bracelets Pura Vida bracelets are my favorite summer arm candy. “Pura Vida” translates to “pure life.” All bracelets are hand-made in Costa Rica (where the company aims to provide jobs to local artisans). The idea came about when Griffin Thall and ...

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Binge-Eater, Low-Calorie Granola

Granola is an extremely nutrient dense food.  It’s also extremely calorie dense.  I’m granola-obsessed and don’t necessarily like to limit my portions when it comes to this tasty treat.  That’s why I created my Binge-Eater, Low Calorie Granola.  It’s a wonderful low-calorie granola ...

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College Weight Gain Part 1

In college, as in life itself, good and bad outcomes often develop over time.  Intellectual growth in college, accumulates with each sentence, chapter and book read, with each lecture and class attended, and each semester completed. And student health issues, especially when measured ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #6

American Ninja Warrior American Ninja Warrior is one of my favorite summer shows.  In case you have never heard of this show (you must live under a rock), it’s a sports-competition series where contestants complete obstacles courses.  The courses get progressively more difficult ...

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Banana Chocolate Sundae

Ingredients (yields two servings): 2 frozen bananas, chopped 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1 tbs chopped, roasted almonds Directions: Peel banana and chop into small chunks Freeze for at least 2 hours Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for ~1 ...

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Healthy Living Should Not be a Burden

The best gift we will ever receive is good health.  But only one person who can deliver it to you: you.  Resolutions won’t do it.  Advice on diet and exercise won’t do it.  Expensive gym memberships and equipment won’t do it.  Fancy fitness ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #5

CLIF Mojo Bars I’m always on the move. And a lot of times that means I don’t have time to sit down for full meals.  Before I leave my house in the morning, I stuff my backpack full of snacks.  My latest obsession—CLIF ...

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