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I woke up today at 6:30 am to head into Barry’s Bootcamp to take a class before teaching mine. I was exhausted and did not want to get up, but today is a very super important and crazy day – I’m leaving for my 10 day European vacation. I will be instagraming and on other [...]

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Oh how I love Trader Joe’s. I stopped by the itty bitty store on Boylston Street yesterday was ecstatic to see that finally canned pumpkin was on shelves for the Fall! To celebrate, I thought I’d share with you a mini haul featuring some of my new favorite products and a couple that I can’t [...]

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The Virgin Diet

January 25, 2013 · 94 comments

Catchy title right? Author JJ Virgin explains how dropping 7 foods can help you lose 7 lbs in just 7 days in her new diet book, The Virgin Diet. I’m usually hesitant to review a diet book since many are boring, rarely groundbreaking or just plain against my own beliefs. After learning this book was [...]

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SOYJOY Giveaway!

September 14, 2012 · 118 comments

It’s no secret that I am a fan of snack bars. When I was contacted by SOYJOY earlier this summer to try their bars at first I was hesistant. I tried them a few years ago and wasn’t a big fan. I saw that the recipe was reformulated and new flavors were created so I [...]

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Since I am a nomad without a kitchen, most of my meals have been premade. I tried Hail Caesar Shaker from Whole Foods yesterday for lunch. This was my second shaker from the “Health Starts Here” line. At a conference this past fall, I found out that the Whole Foods diet is anti olive oil [...]

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I love coffee but I have such a love hate relationship with most shops. At home, I make my coffee with almond milk and stevia. For some reason, cafes only seem to carry artificial sugar, regular sugar, soy milk and regular milk varieties. What’s up with the stevia and dairy-free, soy-free milk alternative hate? Whole [...]

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Yesterday, I did not feel like blogging. I had a disappointment hangover from a certain even that played out on National television from Indianapolis. Moving forward… I used Random.org to select a winner last night for the Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor. Congrats to Brittany for winning! I was so happy to see all positive [...]

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Since my diet plan calls for eating small meals 5 times a day, I really look forward to eat meal and making it delicious.  Grocery shopping is something I love to do, and perusing the isles is time well spent.  I put a lot of time and effort into some of my favorite mini meals. [...]

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Whey vs Soy Protein

July 14, 2011 · 18 comments

I admit I’ve bought soy protein because it was cheap.  I use protein powder daily for my breakfast pancake.  I choose whey protein (isolate if you can afford it) sweetened with stevia.  I know it was the best way to go but now there is science that proves it is better than soy protein when [...]

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