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Recipes: Low Carb Mac and Cheese

Carbs: we know them, we love them, we crave them.

Unfortunately, carbs don’t love us the way we love them!

Over time, indulging in carbs too often starts to rapidly pack on the pounds – leaving you with a tight waistband and a sluggish stride in your step.

However, there’s good news for you pasta lovers! What if we told you there was a way you could enjoy your favorite pasta dishes, without the pasta?

They say not all heroes wear capes – in this case, the hero is spaghetti squash!

This yummy mac and cheese recipe replaces the noodles with low carb (and calorie) spaghetti squash.

Interested in learning how to make one of the most decadent dishes healthy? Let’s get cooking!

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Workout of the Week: Let’s Get Funky

We’ve talked a lot about working hard to get the “summer body” you want, but what about the body you want year round?

Time really flies when you’re having fun – one minute your toes are buried deep in the sand, and the next you’re scrambling to get the kids ready for school. How can Summer already be halfway over!?

Let’s change the perspective a little to match the changing times! Let’s get you the body you’ve been dreaming of, and then keep that body for every Summer for years and years to come!

In just 15 minutes, you can sculpt your ams, tone your legs, and lift that booty with this high intensity workout!

Ready to get in shape and stay in shape? Let’s get started!

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How Laughing Improves Your Health

Nothing beats the cathartic release you experience when you let out a long, hearty laugh.

Think about it, when was the last time you let loose and had a good laugh with the people you love?

Hopefully your answer was just the other day, because laughter really is the best medicine when you’re feeling stressed!

Laughing daily has many benefits that not only improve your health, but also your overall sense of self worth.

When you’re laughing, you’re happy. And when you’re happy, you have the motivation to keep striving for greatness – whether that be in fitness, work, or your hobbies!

Laughter is something that briefly rescues us from our troubles and anxieties to give us a breather from the stress of daily life.

So the question is, are you laughing enough?

Here’s some ways laughter will greatly improve your mind and body – and certainly convince you to take a few minutes out of your day to watch that video of a cat falling off the table.

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Recipes: Summertime BBQ Meatballs

One of the best things about Summer is the mouthwatering smell of BBQ swirling throughout the neighborhood.

And what activity is Summer’s right hand man? Backyard pool parties!

Swimming under the sun’s rays works up quite an appetite that can only be satisfied by something delicious and full of protein!

This bite size BBQ meatball recipe is the perfect, fun appetizer to bring and share with all your friends and family!

Because of their small size, you can get creative with how you want to serve them up – like over a bed of greens or just simply stick some colorful toothpicks in them and enjoy!

Without further adieu, let’s get to cooking!

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Workout of the Week: Crunch and Burn

This Summer heat may be giving you some serious pit stains, but sweating from the sun doesn’t count as exercise!

This week’s workout will have you burning off that unwanted fat in no time! And the best part? You only need to take 15 minutes out of your day to get the toned bod you’ve been dreaming of.

Take your squats, curls, and burpees to the next level with us and be amazed by the results!

Trying to build some muscle on those thighs? We got you.

Want some strong guns to show off and be the designated pickle jar opener? Step right up.

Ready to get in shape? Let’s get started!

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Why Eating Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”

How many of you heard your parents’ voices when you read that phrase?

We may have rolled our eyes at the time, but the funny thing about growing up is you start to understand what the adults were talking about back then.

Breakfast really IS the most important meal of the day!

We’ve heard some pretty common excuses for skipping breakfast – such as not having time in the morning or wanting to sleep in longer.

But the most silly of them all, quite frankly, is skipping breakfast in hopes of losing more weight because it’s “less calories” to consume in the day.

Say what!?

The reality is quite the opposite, eating breakfast actually helps you lose weight! And here’s how:

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Tips For Staying in Shape Before the Wedding

Remember when you were a little girl and you would dream about your wedding day?

Your dress would shimmer in the sun and be as poofy as a white cloud. Your dashing husband would be smiling at you at the end of the aisle. And, of course, all your favorite stuffed animals would be in attendance.

Now, the day you’ve been dreaming of is finally becoming reality. But wait a second, it’s not nearly as picture perfect and carefree as you imagined!

Wedding season is upon us, which means thousands of women across the nation are drowning under the stress of guest lists, cake options, wedding venues, flower arrangements, and the pressure to stay in shape to fit into that fairy tale wedding dress.

We’re here to help relieve some of that wedding madness! We’re going to give you some tips on how to keep up with your healthy lifestyle amidst your busy schedule.

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Workout of the Week: Buns and Thighs Builder

Who doesn’t love buns and thighs?

In this case, we’re not talking about biscuits and fried chicken – we’re talking about toned, sculpted glutes and quads!

We get it – it can be intimidating being surrounded by seemingly flawless bodies, especially when it’s time to hit the beach. Don’t let another Summer pass feeling self-conscious and unhappy with your body!

Try out this short, 15 minute buns and thighs workout so you can confidently strut your stuff on the beach in no time. Be your own body goals!

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Recipes: Baked Avocado and Egg

Oh the avocado, the famous green fruit often mistaken for a vegetable.

The avocado may get a bad rep for being full of fat (the GOOD kind, by the way), however, it’s such a diverse meal staple! You can let your imagination run wild when it comes to this nutritionally packed fruit, which is where this baked avocado and egg recipe comes in.

That’s right, your two favorite breakfast foods combined into one. And what’s great about this dish is not only is it perfect for on the go, but it’s low in calories and filling!

Ready to dive into this savory goodness? Let’s dig in!

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Your Guide to a Healthy Vacation…Seriously!

Cruise ships. Road trips.

Swimming. Fishing.

Lot’s of food (and good company, too).

Nothing beats summer vacation!

Summer vacation—a chance to unwind and escape the stresses of the world!

But for the health-conscious man or woman, vacation can be scary—especially after making lots of progress in the gym. I mean, what do you think will happen to someone’s diet when they’re around unhealthy food 24/7?

That’s IF you don’t have the tools to fight those vacation temptations…

Don’t fret. We’ve got all the tools you’ll need (and more) to keep your fitness goals in sight, even when you’re out of town. Check out our secrets to a guilt-free vacation—because vacation dieting isn’t THAT scary when you leave prepared!

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