Drink Wine, Feel Fine

So, my friend and I were getting our nails done and chatting away when the subject of drinking alcohol came up. No surprise there... as we get thrown deep in the momma trenches, it's what we do for survival, HA! Anyway, she shared how she just doesn't feel well the next day and it makes momming even harder. Well, good thing I have that shiz down to a science #roséallday. See below how I manage to drink all the wine (OK, one heavy-pour glass) and still feel super fine the next day.

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The Easy Health Trick I Learned from Disney

When you think Disney, you probably think Princesses, Mickey Mouse, rides, long lines and big crowds. Maybe Space Mountain, Dole Whips and Tonga Toast {google it!}. Healthy isn't necessarily on that list. I can't believe it made it on mine with all the temptation from {free!} cookies to fudge mousse to mini cheesecakes and roasted marshmallows our resort offered us during our stay. Even complementary chocolates were placed on our neatly made beds each day. And with days full of a screaming baby, 100 degree temps and 90 minute waits for the fun rides, adult beverages with pretty little umbrellas served in big ol' pineapples were super tempting. So, how on Earth, of all places, did I manage to pick up a healthy habit at Disney World on a 4 day vacation? 

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Storing Fat and Feeling Lazy? Here's the Culprit.

Fructose. This simple sugar naturally found in fruits and added for sweetness to many packaged and overly-processed foods {think bread, ketchup, soda} is getting a bad wrap according to findings from a recent study out of the University of Illinois. It appears that fructose, not glucose, not only causes weight gain, but consumption may also lead to inactivity. Talk about a double whammy for your waistline. 

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Heal, Detoxify and Nourish With These Potent Veggies

"Under the sea, under the sea. Darling it's better down where it's wetter, take it from me!" ~Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

Sebastian is one smart little crab. Things really are better under the sea, at least when you’re talking veggies! Soaking up the mineral rich sea like little green sponges, seaweed offers a concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals to energize and heal your body like no other. Giving just the superfood fix of cell-loving goodness our over-caffeinated, chaotic and stressed out lifestyle craves, sea vegetables can easily be added into our everyday diet. Keep reading for ways to incorporate these delicious veggies of the sea into your next meal...

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That's A Wrap!

Need an easier way to eat your veggies? One that is so easy, you won't even realize you're eating more veggies? One that can be incorporated seamlessly into breakfast, lunch and dinner? One word for you: Wrap. Everything tastes better in a wrap. Wraps are bread's cooler, better looking, out of town brother with a sexy accent. They just make things more fun. And it doesn't matter what veggies you pile in them, they're going to taste fantastic. Throw some mixed greens, sprouts, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, a little hummus or sesame tahini sauce and maybe some {responsibly raised} grilled chicken and bam! Tastebud overload. Holy deliciousness. I think I just died and went to wrap heaven.

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The Dairy Myth Plus 3 Ways to Build Healthy Bones

Milk is good for everything right? It builds strong bones. It aids in weight loss. It is the best source of calcium. We have been told this our whole lives. Celebrities tell you to drink milk while sporting cute white mustaches in all of your favorite magazines. Even your mom probably offered a warm glass of milk at night to help you fall asleep. Milk has more than likely been a huge component of your diet since your first birthday; becoming so normal you've never thought to actually take a step back and think about what you're actually consuming. Why would you? The message is everywhere, "Milk Does a Body Good." But, does it really?

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Fruit Is Not Dessert

You're trying to be "healthy," and you need something sweet so you think, "Great, I'll be good and have some berries after dinner to get my sugar fix." So you eat your little bowl of fruit and find that you feel kind of bloated and gross. It's not because the fruit isn't healthy, it's just that you've eaten it at the wrong time.

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