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    Pure Barre

    I’ve talked about Barre before (check out my previous posts: Xtend Barre, Barre3, Barre). I’m an absolute lover of barre and up until now, Ive been doing Barre at home (Physique57, Barre3, Pure Barre on demang, Xtend Barre and others). I did it all throughout pregnancy as well. However, after doing it for a year I hit a roadblock and needed something intense to change it up. This is when I decided to join Pure Barre! Pure Barre is a little different than the others Ive taken- it offers 3 types of classes: Classic (my favorite- using mainly your own body strength and a couple of other equipment), Empower (cardio…

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    5 Ways Water Can Help You Lose Weight

    Water is my favorite drink in the world. I’ve always been fortunate to love water and drink tons of it- probably almost too much on a daily basis. Don’t underestimate the power of H2O- it is a vital component for weight loss. It’s insane how a body can transform by staying hydrated. Read on to find out how! 1. Builds muscle and tones If you’re looking to build muscle or tone up, then water is your best friend. It helps decrease any bloating as your body tends to retain water. Water molecules help rebuild muscle and make muscles look bigger. It is recommended to drink water before, during and after…

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    5 Reasons You Should Drink Red Wine for Weight Loss

    I used to hate red wine– I was all about sweet white wines until I went to Italy in 2015 (stick around for my post on Tuscany)! This changed everything for me- all I ever drank was red after that. I knew the health benefits of 5 ounces a day, but I didn’t realize the effect it had on weight loss. I decided to experiment once I came to this realization and here are my conclusions: 1.┬áIt helps curb appetite. Red wine definitely helps me feel fuller (especially the thicker ones). This helps with decreasing and controlling appetite. Next time you’re out waiting for your food and starving, order a…

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    How to Keep Your Waist and Eat Cake Too.

    A big mistake dieters make is SAYING NO to the good stuff! Dieting is not bad; however, it is only temporary and good when you are trying to lose weight for an event or a short period of time. Let’s face it- nobody can stay away from everything they love for an entire lifetime. This is why it should be a healthy lifestyle change rather than a crash diet- I’ve learned this the hard way. I used to be one to diet and then splurge and binge eat on what I love for days and go back to dieting and it became a constant cycle. When you have the biggest…

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    How to Walk Your Weigh Out of Exercise.

    This post is for those of you who don’t like to exercise, but want to get in some movement without doing any work throughout the day. The power of walking is endless. If you live in a walking city like NYC, Chicago, San Francisco or D.C., then you are set and don’t have to worry about how to get your 10,000 steps in per day. However, if you’re like me and live in a city that never walks (Atlanta) and it is hard to get your steps in, then this post is made for you. 1. Park in the furthest spot in the parking lot no matter where you go.…

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    10 Reasons Why Eating Breakfast Will Keep You Lean

    Everyone’s heard the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While that is true for brain function, it is also true for weight control. I’ve always eaten breakfast my entire life and I’ve experimented different types of breakfasts and drawn many conclusions. Some people say, “Yes, I eat breakfast,” but their breakfast is a cup of coffee or tea… that is NOT eating breakfast. Here are ten reasons to say yes: Reduces sweet cravings throughout the day. Decreases nighttime snack cravings. Helps you eat smaller meals throughout the day. Keeps you fuller longer to eat lunch and dinner later. Increases your metabolism. Prevents your body from going…

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    The Healthiest, Tastiest and Purest Protein Bar: RX Bar. #LittleBlueBook Giveaway: Get if for FREE!

    RX Bar is the most amazing protein bar on Earth that has NO B.S! One day I was shopping at Whole Foods and they had samples out to try and it quickly became a something I ate on a daily basis. In order to lose weight, you need to work out to build muscle and for that- you need protein. For a vegetarian like me, it is difficult to get protein sources in that can taste good so of course like most people, we resort to protein supplements at times. I’ve tried every protein bar out there and while most taste fantastic, they don’t come without the hefty calories, extremely…