Recalibrating My Restaurant Portions

Given that we’re already two-thirds of the way through the month, I suppose it’s about time that I give you an update on how I’m doing with my friend Erica’s June Hot Body Challenge, yes? The first few days went pretty well. Looking at my diet as a “challenge” and a limited time in which I was supposed to make good decisions made it easier. (Even though I know all the psychology around it being bad to look at healthy {Read More}

Is Gluten Bad for You?

This is a collaborative post written in partnership with Catherine Lavinia. I wrote yesterday about how I’m starting to consider a more dramatic change in my diet/fitness routine, and a lot of commenters seemed to be in the same boat. Everyone is trying to live healthier; let’s be honest, who hasn’t tried dieting? Often it starts when we head to a high school reunion or bump into an ex, where we impulsively start looking for the nearest gym and the {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Balance Bar Summer Shape Up

I wrote yesterday about my wonderful weekend at Blend Retreat, and how happy I was to be outside getting exercise with my friends. Honestly, exercise is actually something I’ve been stressing out a lot about lately. As much as I like to think that this weekend was “typical”, it’s really more typical of how I was last year. Lately, I haven’t really been as active as I would like, in part because I’m finding it hard to get into a routine {Read More}

Sponsored Recipe: Healthy Italian Breakfast Sandwich with Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs

I spent this weekend in Arizona with Adam, which was a ton of fun. I flew to Phoenix from New York City to arrive Friday night, and we headed straight to dinner at a yummy (and surprisingly inexpensive!) sushi restaurant on our way home. Although I had arrived not really hungry, I devoured my bento box, especially the tempura, and then realized that Adam and I had gotten the same exact thing but I had eaten far more… oops. Yet {Read More}

Sponsored: Little Changes to Keystone Habits Drive Big Results

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Ever since moving to the suburbs from NYC, I will fully admit that my lifestyle is changed. You know that line in Old School, where Frank talks about his weekend plans? “Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re {Read More}

Two-Day Juice Cleanse: My Experience

If you don’t follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’re probably totally unaware… but for the last 48 hours, I tried my first juice cleanse. I had always heard about the benefits of juicing… but also heard a lot of negative things about people’s actual juice cleanse experiences, so had never been willing to bite the bullet and pay for one. (They can be pretty pricey!) But the Protein Bar, one of my favorite fast-casual restaurants, is launching a new {Read More}

Measuring the Intangible: Why It’s So Important to Track Change

While I wrote about my 2014 year in review last week, and also declared my word of the year for 2015, you may have noticed that I haven’t yet blogged about my new year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, I still have them! It’s just that this year, some of my goals are pretty intangible, and I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I want to quantify them. I’m a big believer that you’ll never achieve what you can’t track… but {Read More}

8 Tips To Stay Healthy (and Happy!) This Holiday Season

The holiday season has begun! Last night, I got to attend the Colorado Thought Leadership Forum‘s holiday charity event with my friend Kelly, and I had a blast. However, it reminded me that this season is going to be full of yummy drinks and endless buffets of tasty appetizers. And cheese plates galore – my downfall! I don’t think it’s realistic to try for weight loss during the holiday season, but I would like to make it to January 1st {Read More}

Sponsored: Using Daisy Cottage Cheese to Make a Healthy Indian Feast

Today was a pretty exciting day to be a Coloradan! In previous years, Election Day has never really been a big deal to me, since it’s always pretty clear which way the New York votes were going to go. But a lot of the races in Colorado today were pretty hotly contested, and could make a big difference at the national level in determining the swing of the House and Senate. I was in a training session today and so {Read More}

The Perfect Fall Weekend

Wow, this weekend could pretty much have not been more perfect. What an awesome Halloween – and two fabulous days after! As I mentioned in my Friday post, I had a lot of different costumes for Friday. The one you did not get to see before, though, was my eveningwear: as a zombie flight attendant! Unfortunately, I did my makeup in my (very bright) bathroom… and while it looked pretty green and black and sickly to me in that mirror, {Read More}