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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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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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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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Fitness Five: Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney never lets work get in the way of a good workout. To say Alison is multi-talented is an understatement. She has been the longtime host of NBC’s life-altering reality series “The Biggest Loser,” is an accomplished actress, has co-starred on “Days ...

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Mediterranean Quinoa

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water ½ red onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 tomato, diced ½ cucumber, diced ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 3 tbs fresh lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt & ...

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5 Super Salad Ingredients

I’ll be honest… salads are one of my absolute favorite meals.  But they can get boring.  It’s easy to get into a routine of making the same salad over and over and over again.  But there really are so many great ways to ...

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