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3 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving may seem like it's all about carb-rich foods, from mashed potatoes and rich, creamy vegetable casseroles to fresh dinner rolls. The good news is you can still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family without taking in a carb overload. While some side dishes may require a little creativity -- such as replacing potatoes with cauliflower -- they certainly won't lack flavor. 1. Stuffing with Vegetables and Sausage The stuffing is probably one of the most carb-rich side dishes … [Read more...]

EatSmart Review and Giveaway

Okay, by a show of hands (a secret show of hands since I can't actually see you) - how many of us made a New Year's resolution to lose weight?  Now, how many of us have actually lost any weight?  If you are among the successful losers in this group congrats! and also I'm not sure if we should be friends anymore because I haven't managed to lose anything (and I tend to get jealous and bitter.)  Fortunately for me (and our budding friendship (-:)  I have a new tool that will … [Read more...]

Auroae Yoga Mat Review

I have just recently begun a regular yoga routine, and I've already learned a lot. To begin with, I've learned that yoga is tough, my muscles ache every day and sometimes I feel like I'm slowly turning into a pretzel.  For another, I've learned that doing yoga means spending a LOT of time on the floor.  As a mother with three children who are terrified of my vacuum cleaner, I can assure you that floor time isn't always a lot of fun  in my house :-)  Luckily, … [Read more...]

Bryton Pick Review

If your husband is anything like mine than if you eat at a restaurant than there had better be a toothpick supplied at the end of the meal, whether at the cash register or out of my own purse.  We often visit restaurants and they don't have toothpicks available so I have to have a few of them hidden away in my purse, and I do mean hidden because of the kiddos.  This is something I really rather detest because they are sharp and my kids dig in my purse a lot (Coulter knows I throw the … [Read more...]

Pulse Yoga – Review and Giveaway (Birthday Bash) – CLOSED

Ever since I had my third child, I have to admit that I am not looking as cute as I'd like :0).  Most of you know by now that I've been working really hard to lose this baby weight and get healthy, but it can be really tough to find workouts that I enjoy, that are challenging, and that are practical in my crazy-busy life all at the same time.  So when I heard about the Pulse Yoga system - a type of yoga that focuses on micro movements and uses free weights to strengthen muscles … [Read more...]

Zone Diet Review and Giveaway!! – CLOSED

Well summer is on it's way and many of us are thinking about the few extra pounds that we have hid behind our sweaters all winter.  The Zone Diet has offered to give me a try for two weeks and let all my readers know about my experience.  I had heard of the Zone but hadn't spent a lot of time investigating into the details.As my first box arrived I was surprised at the size of the box and knowing it only contained one weeks worth of food was surprising.  I knew that combined with … [Read more...]

Pre – Fense Botanicals – Review and Giveaway – CLOSED

This past winter has been a tough one on the Allalunis family.  It seems like every couple of weeks one of my kids gets sick, and then spreads it around to the rest of the family in record time.  Right now my husband and I are drinking sage tea to ward off the colds that we both feel coming while we listen to all three children cough and sneeze in bed.  Unfortunately, based on what I've heard over the past few months, my family is not alone in our struggles to stay healthy and … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 5 Steps to Getting More Exercise In your Life

by Grier CooperStep 1. Exercise as a lifestyle. Everyone knows that exercise is important, but for many, finding the time for it can be a challenge. After all, current government guidelines suggest at least 20 minutes per day of aerobic exercise for adults, and even more - 60 minutes per day - for children. This might sound like a lot of time, but if exercise is incorporated into your daily routine, then healthy living becomes a lifestyle. Realize that every minute adds up, so vow to move your … [Read more...]