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June 20th, 2013 | By | 931 Comments

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Life’s short. Eat the darn cupcake.

To clarify: You want a cupcake, eat a cupcake. A fully loaded, sugar filled, and extra frosting topped one. You want a cookie, have a cookie. A butter, and chocolate chip filled, gooey one. Make sure to savor it, enjoy it, and love every bite. And here is the key… don’t do it that often. And I recommend only having one.

Cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and special treats aren’t made to be healthy. So I don’t recommend trying to make a healthy cookie/baked good. Think of why you are trying to make a healthy version…my guess is it’s so you can eat them more frequently, or so you don’t feel so bad eating 7 cookies at once. Yup, that totally negates any healthy benefit from the aforementioned healthy recipe. Plus, you end up just craving sweets even more. Trust me, carob chip sugar free chocolate chip cookies made with yogurt will have you running back for a batch of Nestle Toll House slice & bake in no time.

Eat the cupcake, and make it a special occasion treat (sorry, 5:00 every Wednesday and Friday after work doesn’t make it in the special occasion category). Then keep your focus on eating healthy.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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June 13th, 2013 | By | 390 Comments

#SWELLivin A Weekly Series from Goldfish Kiss Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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One of the best tips I ever heard in regards to nutrition is this: if you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t be eating that much of it. So…let’s all read those labels, and test out our diction skills.

Here’s what I did. I read the ingredients on a label of fat free salad dressing, and Googled any ingredients that were looking suspicious. One such ingredient: EDTA, aka Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid. Makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? Well, I also found a fun little site called Whatisthatingredient.com, and this is what Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid is…sounds like the perfect compliment to a cobb salad, doesn’t it?

Good news. Most food that is unpackaged and not processed or made to have a long shelf life, has ingredients you can easily pronounce. I hope. What are the ingredients in a grape? Grape. What are the ingredients in olive oil? Olive oil. What’s in that salmon you just grilled? Salmon. Get my point? I hope. Keep things simple. Learn to cook a little, and say buh bye to all the additives and preservatives. Your body will thank you for it.

…wish I could remember who gave me that tip, so I could give them a high five. And some homemade salad dressing. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid not included.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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June 6th, 2013 | By | 2,368 Comments

#SWELLivin A Weekly Series from Goldfish Kiss Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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They say:
Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Well…
You can also
find something active to love,
and you will never have to work out that much either.

…Hope that makes sense.

If not… here are a few examples of active things to love that also happen to get your heart pumping and keep your body active: Surfing, SUP, kayaking, paddling, running, walking, dancing, zumba, pilates, hiking, biking, boxing, yoga, skating, climbing, swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis, even golf (walking the course, sorry carts take away the cardio)…just to name a few. Figure something out, and working out will turn into something you get to do, rather than are forced to do.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

(Photo taken with the GoPro Surf Edition)
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May 29th, 2013 | By | 1,763 Comments

#SWELLivin A Weekly Series from Goldfish Kiss Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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You’ve got legs. You should really use them.

The great philosophical group, ZZ top, said it right ” She’s got legs, she knows how to use them.” Well that bearded duo definitely was wise beyond their years, even if they were not referring to working out. Working out  your legs has quite a few stellar benefits. The good ol’ reliable leg workouts, (think squats, lunges, deadlifts, and rdl’s), not only get you a killer set of legs, but they also activate & work your core. Plus when you train your legs, your body has to work harder. Think of how much more out of breath you are after doing a set of heavy squats than a set of bicep curls. Yeah.

So you’ve got a set of legs… figure out how to use them, regularly. Run some stairs, go on a hike, squat, sprint, lunge, do something, but give your legs some TLC, and your whole body will reap the rewards.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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