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2017 Total Holiday Workout & Nutrition Guide (+ skinny holiday recipes)!

2017 Total Holiday Workout & Nutrition Guide (+ skinny holiday recipes)!

HOORAY~~ Holiday Season has officially BEGUN! And I’m beyond crazy excited; this is definitely the most magical time of the year!! But did you know that people tend to gain more weight between the time of Thanksgiving to Christmas than they do ALL year?? I’m all about enjoying every inch of holiday season, without the holiday weight gain – see below for all my holiday specials (past and present) – ...[Read More]

You Can’t Improve if you Can’t Measure

You Can’t Improve if you Can’t Measure

I don’t know about you, but the sheer OVERLOAD of digital applications, tracking devices, programs, etc. in the world of health/fitness are downright overwhelming. I have tested and tried many, and rarely do they ‘stick.’ Why? Too much effort to get them integrated with your life, time consuming, inaccurate, abstract….you get the idea. Sounds hypocritical given what I do, right? Stay with me here, ...[Read More]

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

I love starting my Saturday morning with this warm, yummy and cleaning fall cider. Recipe 1/2 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider 1-1/2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 1/2 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of agave nectar Directions In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks.   Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot.   ...[Read More]

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

How do you let the kid inside you indulge this Halloween without blowing your grown-up diet? There’s a few tricks you can use to make treats that are healthy and satisfy your cravings for sweet or salty seasonal fare.  Check out our chosen 6 Slim ‘n’ Spooky Halloween Treats for Halloween! 6. Pumpkin Dip Don’t let the word “dip” scare you! This version from MyRecipes is packed with fibe ...[Read More]

Don’t Sabotage That Sandwich! 5 Slimming Sandwich Swaps

Don’t Sabotage That Sandwich! 5 Slimming Sandwich Swaps

You don’t have to live on salads to be healthy at lunch – there are INCREDIBLE Slimming Sandwich Swaps Going back to school? Starting a new job? In either case, when noon rolls around, your best bet is to skip fast food and pack your own grub. If you’re more of a sandwich rather than a salad person, that’s all fine and dandy–just remember that your hoagie or B.L.T can ...[Read More]

The Truth about Cleanses and Detoxes: 3 Major Myths

The Truth about Cleanses and Detoxes: 3 Major Myths

  Cleanses and “detox” diets are all the rage, but do they really give rise to weight loss and improved physical and emotional wellness? And are they even necessary to begin with? Let me divulge my myths and truth about cleanses and detoxes before you decide to stop eating. Myth #1: Cleanses are an important and necessary way of ridding the body of toxins. NO. But? No, No, No. Do ...[Read More]

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

by Food Critic, Joanna O’Leary Crunchy, salty, and satisfying, popcorn is a great snack — and it can be healthy, too. Air popped popcorn has only 30 calories per one cup serving plus whole grain that’s packed with antioxidants and fiber, which helps you fight disease while keeping you fuller, longer  But the challenge is how to ‘dress’ your popcorn in a healthy way so you d ...[Read More]

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

By Fitnet Blog Partner, Emily Salads are the quintessential “healthy meal,” and for good reason: they’re full of greens and vegetables! But salads also have a dark side. If you order them out at a restaurant, they run the risk of having as many calories as a burger, and if you make them at home, far too often, they don’t have enough calories to keep you satisfied (which is why you’ll start searchi ...[Read More]

5 Best Bikini-Friendly Snacks!

by Joanna O’Leary Plan to spend a good chunk of summer on the beach or at the pool? Me, too :-). All that swimming and surfing and sandcastle-building requires energy, so remember to pack the picnic basket!  And if you’ve been working hard to fit into your favorite two-piece, then you’ll want to load the cooler with healthful snacks that will keep you going AND keep you rockin ...[Read More]

5 Food & Drink Swaps For A Fitter, Sexier 4th of July Party!

5 Food & Drink Swaps For A Fitter, Sexier 4th of July Party!

Independence day is right around the corner and I bet you’ve already been invited to a few parties and cookouts (or maybe you’re hosting your own!).  In either case, much of traditional July 4th fare isn’t exactly waistline-friendly–but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge.  Try these 5 food and drink swaps for a happy and healthy Fourth of July celebration. Hot ...[Read More]

Maintaining Your Sexy Summer Body at Social Events

Maintaining Your Sexy Summer Body at Social Events

For me, Memorial Day marks the ‘unofficial’ beginning to summer. This means calendars fill up with social events, parties, picnics, barbeques and more. It also brings many opportunities to indulge in those ‘moment on the lips, forever on the hips’ type treats. If there is one thing to know about me, it’s that I strongly believe life is all about LIVING and we should be able to enjoy these types of ...[Read More]

Tips on Staying Slim Inspired by the French

Tips on Staying Slim Inspired by the French

Why is it that French women are so known for their chic style, their elegant sophistication, their love of food and their svelte and sexy frames?  The Truth is French women do not have any hidden secrets that the rest of us can’t learn from.  In fact, I took some time this week to look at the French lifestyle and retrieve some take-aways for you. Observation: French women LOVE to eat delicious and ...[Read More]

Are Yogurt Parfaits Good For You? The Hard Truth…

Are Yogurt Parfaits Good For You? The Hard Truth…

I WAY too often see too many people blow their diets with their ‘healthiest meal’ of the day….the yogurt parfait but are yogurt parfaits good for you? What can look like the exact same mix of yogurt, fruit and granola are more often than not are unhealthy sugar-filled high calorie disasters, BUT it doesn’t have to be!  Often those pre-made varieties are higher in sugar, fat and calories than many ...[Read More]

Skinny Cupcake Recipe | Happy Easter!

Skinny Cupcake Recipe | Happy Easter!

This Easter you don’t have to choose between skimping on dessert and sabotaging your diet.  I have a skinny cupcake recipe that you’ll LOVE!  With some simple ingredient swaps, you can enjoy the yummiest holiday treats for less fat and fewer calories. I’m sure you’re thinking right now that those scrumptious-looking cupcakes can’t possibly be ‘light’! Indeed, they don’t loo ...[Read More]

Healthy Avocado and Eggs Benedict!

Healthy Avocado and Eggs Benedict!

If there is one thing that makes eggs even more exciting, it’s EASTER! So many cool things you can do with eggs, and I still love the idea of celebrating every holiday with a special tradition (if you don’t every day would just be the same, so why not have fun with every little opportunity that arises?) Although I think the Easter bunny lost track of my where-abouts once I left Canada, I no longer ...[Read More]

Guilt-Free Healthy Cocktails and Snacks Recipes

Guilt-Free Healthy Cocktails and Snacks Recipes

I want to take a moment to thank all the wonderful ladies who came out to my very first “Guilt-Free Cocktail Party & Cooking Class,” and to the amazing Central Market for hosting us. (P.S. Their cooking school kitchen is FABULOUS!). Also shout out to my Events Partner and Food/Travel Critic Joanna O’Leary for her help in fuelling such an incredible series! Not only did we talk about how ...[Read More]

Best St. Patty’s Day Green Cocktail: The Skinny Mojito

Best St. Patty’s Day Green Cocktail: The Skinny Mojito

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m I don’t know about you, but if there is ever a reason to drink a good mojito, this is a great time for it. Even if you own no ‘green’, you can wear it with your pretty and delicious cocktail spirit in hand! Taking the traditional iced mojito to the next level, here is a simple way to put a fun & lighter spin on that ordinary recipe. JELL-O Mojito Serves 6  20 min ...[Read More]

Five Fabulous Fit, Strong and Sexy Appetizers

Think “healthy” and “happy hour” don’t go together? Think again, lady! You know I’m all about having your fitness without sacrificing fun! Thanks to my dear friend and food and travel critic, Joanna O’Leary, we decided, why not start a cocktail and cooking scene that doesn’t come with any guilty thoughts about having to break your diet! With these five lightened up appetizers, you can save those c ...[Read More]

Learn how to Snack Healthy with NatureBox giveaway!

Learn how to Snack Healthy with NatureBox giveaway!

Healthy snacking can be challenging and it is easy to be fooled by marketers who suggest their snacks are “diet friendly” when this is truly not the case! Just because foods are labeled “low-calorie” or “sugar free” does not mean they are healthy, so please don’t be fooled! I want to help you learn to snack healthy with NatureBox AND win a 3-month subscrip ...[Read More]

Healthified Chocolate Cake

Healthified Chocolate Cake

Who doesn’t love a big piece of chocolate cake every once and a while? With this recipe, you can have your cake and eat it too! It is a gluten-free, low carb cake with a secret ingredient…   That’s right…black beans! This tiny superfood makes the cake super moist, not to mention nutrient-dense, too! And trust me, you would never know there are beans in it! Ingredients ...[Read More]