Meet the Powerhouse Leafy Green That Puts Kale and Spinach to Shame

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When we saw Jamie Oliver say that "the sorrel leaf is making a comeback," our first reaction was, "wait, what?" Sorrel, also known as spinach dock, is quite similar to spinach in appearance, and similarly chock-full of nutrients. Just one cup of this dark, leafy green (30 calories) contains about 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 106 percent of your daily vitamins A and C, 17 percent iron (so much energy!), over 500 milligrams of potassium … [Read more...]

38 Healthy Party Appetizers to Celebrate the Super Bowl

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Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect excuse for socializing with snacks. Chips and dip are often the high-calorie usual, but these 38 recipes are low in calories and full of flavor. From vegan bites to protein-packed dips, these appetizers make it easy to create a satisfying menu minus the guilt. With a few simple swaps - like opting to bake (not fry) - you're sure to be the most appreciated party host! RelatedFrom Ranch to Hummus: 26 Healthy Dip … [Read more...]

37 Satisfying Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

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While you can always grab a piece of fruit for a low-cal snack, if you're looking for something a little more exciting, whip up these easy, healthy recipes. Related77 Snacks to Satisfy Hunger, All Under 150 Calories (c) POPSUGAR Fitness - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

9 Important Statements and Questions For My Life Today

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Hello! I miss you! How’s it going? I’ve been MIA over here and was going to wait until the New Year to come back with posts but I got sad and wanted to say ‘Hi!’! Hope all is well and you are having a great holiday. Let me know! Here are my random thoughts I’d love to share today… this is what’s important to my brain movies right now. It helps to share and I feel like we need to catch up! 1. I am Santa Monica!! Or at least I was on Christmas… I … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Care That My Favorite Holiday Foods Might Pack on Pounds Podcast

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On today’s podcast I’m talking about my FAVORITE Holiday Foods and why I don’t care that they’re 1 million calories. But first – what’s your biggest Run Win for 2017?? Let me know! Leave a voicemail with your name and tell me… What is your best running accomplishment of the year? The # is 562 – 888 –1644 or email me with RUN WIN in the subject line My favorite holiday foods: Eggnog Tamales See’s Candy Cookies! Any … [Read more...]

15 Easy Breakfast Prep Ideas to Help Set Up Your Entire Week

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If you want to be healthy or lose weight, breakfast is key - even science says so. The thing is, there aren't a lot of people who have time to make a filling and nutritious meal during the week. That's where meal prepping comes in; just set aside a little time in the evening to get your ingredients together, and you'll have a healthy breakfast ready to go for the entire week. Related21 Simple Meal Prep Combinations Anyone Can Do (c) POPSUGAR … [Read more...]

Think Beyond the Frosty and Get These 5 Healthier Orders at Wendy’s

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Look: at the end of the day, fast food is fast food. Don't expect to find fresh organic produce and artisanal, seasonal plates at a drive-through. That being said, we've been doing a little digging lately to find the "least bad for you" options at places like McDonald's, Panera, Starbucks, and Taco Bell. The verdict? There are some surprisingly nutritious options, at low prices, on the go. Next on the agenda is Wendy's. Whether you are … [Read more...]

32 Vegan Lunches You Can Take to Work

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Whether you follow the "vegan before 6 p.m." routine, you're taking a Beyoncé-like vegan challenge, or you're animal-free through and through, it seems like more and more of us have tried a vegan diet. While going vegan may take a bit more thought and effort than an unrestricted diet, with a little preplanning - like checking ingredients in store-bought breads and stocking up on vegan pantry essentials - you can still enjoy delicious, exciting … [Read more...]

Dealing With a Yeast Infection? Here’s How (and How Not) to Treat It

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It burns, itches, and produces a disturbingly cottage cheese-like discharge. If you're reading this, you've probably had it. In fact, roughly half of women have been diagnosed with at least one yeast infection before the age of 25. Vulvovaginal candidiasis, as doctors call it, is caused by a vaginal overgrowth of a fungus known as Candida albicans. Typically, the fungus coexists peacefully at low levels with the usual bacterial flora of the … [Read more...]

Before You Break Into the Hard Stuff, Find Out How Many Calories It Has

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Watching your calories and limiting your carbs? Still want to enjoy a cold drink on a warm Summer day? We have you covered! Skip the beer for one of these carb-free, lower-calorie options. Below is the average number of calories contained in the most common liquor brands at a standard 80 proof, 1.5-ounce serving at 40 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). To maximize you efforts, be sure to cut out all the sugary mixers and additives, like soda, … [Read more...]

The Definitive Ranking of Halo Top Ice Cream, From Worst to Best

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There is a special kind of love for Halo Top at POPSUGAR. People here go wild for the low-calorie, high-protein ice cream and can barely believe it's not laden with fat and sugar. How can something that tastes so damn good only result in 300 calories for an entire pint?! Since its release last year, we've had the hard job of tasting each one of Halo Top's 25 flavors. We've endured spoon after spoon of flavors like Pancakes and Waffles, Vanilla … [Read more...]

What I Learned This Week and a Reminder to Make Your Yearly Appt

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Hello! How’s it going? Hope you’re safe. All the hurricane devastation from Harvey and now in Florida is sad and scary. Praying for everyone affected. I’ve had a very busy week! And I learned a lot along the way. This is what I learned this week… 1. Running with music (and when I know I have an early appointment) makes me run faster! 2. Running in the heat makes me run slower. 3. I eat mangoes right after cutting it, standing over the counter … [Read more...]

Have You Heard? Starbucks Now Has Its Very Own Turmeric Lattes!

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Starbucks is celebrating the Fall season with the release of its very own turmeric lattes. According to the company, the cozy drink is made with a soothing concoction of steamed milk, aromatic turmeric powder, and spices and "poured over espresso." All you have to do is stop by one of the 200 Starbucks stores located in London and the £3 drink could be yours. If you're not in the UK, or won't be visiting anytime soon, don't fret: we have our very … [Read more...]

Panera Has Some of the Healthiest Fast Food and You Should Probably Be Eating It

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Sometimes the trick to getting healthier and losing weight starts in very small ways; even the tiniest of changes in your habits can lead to drastic success. Author Matthew Kelly once said, "If a plane from London to New York changes its direction just five degrees south, it will end up in Venezuela." Keep that idea in mind the next time you're heading for a fast food lunch! Let's start with one small change: opt for something more nutritious at … [Read more...]

Healthy French Toast in a Mug

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites. The opinions and text are all mine. Hello! I love a good mug recipe and this one is a healthy take on French Toast in a mug. But if you’re feeling a little indulgent you can take it up a notch with toppings. Using whole wheat bread and egg whites make a  mug packed full of delicious protein and whole grains to keep ya full. Top it with nuts or nut butter for … [Read more...]

13 Vegan Beauty Products I Simply Cannot Live Without

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I've been an animal-lover for as long as I can remember. The first time I went vegan, in 2011, I purged my kitchen of all animal products because I couldn't bear the thought of my lifestyle harming any other living beings. I recently learned, though, that my makeup can be just as harmful to animals as my consumption of meat or dairy products. Testing cosmetics on animals is, sadly, a common occurrence in today's world. In fact, in many countries … [Read more...]

Is There a Time in Your Menstrual Cycle When You Shouldn’t Work Out? A Doctor’s Answer

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Our bodies go through quite a few hormonal changes during our menstrual cycle. There are some days when you feel like a million bucks, but we all experience dips in energy at some point, particularly during the days right before your period. You may have heard that there is a time in your menstrual cycle when you should totally kick back and rest rather than tough it out at the gym, kind of like a free hall pass. While this is a great concept … [Read more...]

18 Healthy Dinners That Are 5 Ingredients or Less

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We've all been there - the fridge is almost empty, the cupboard is gathering cobwebs, and that trip to the grocery store just keeps getting pushed back. In times like this, it's easy to reach for that bowl of microwavable mac 'n' cheese or order takeout, ultimately throwing any health-conscious decisions to the wind. But rest assured the following recipes all contain five ingredients or less and the varying contents of your spice cabinet and are … [Read more...]