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Make a list and Make it happen

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Quick note!Don't forget there's a book review and giveaway going on! Click here to comment and enter.

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Earlier this month, for my birthday, I made a bucket-list of sorts, various tasks I desired to complete throughout the year.  Basically, I had been somewhat saddened looking upon my previous year and how I spent it focused solely on work, and didn't go out of my way to make time for play, and play is important!  Looking ahead, I've decided that this year of my life will be different.  I will schedule in unscheduled time.  I will do things just for fun.  I will work to be better at my job while also ensuring that my sanity remains intact.  I want to stay young, to reduce stress, to enjoy life, and to remember that it's okay necessary to make room for balance between work and play.

At first, I shared my list with just a couple of friends on my birthday, but I planned on mostly keeping it to myself.  Just a week or two later, Alec posted her 27 before 28 list t…

read Eat The Yolks by Liz Wolfe: Book Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

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I dare you to.  I mean it, though.  I dare youinsist that you BEG you to read this book!
If you read just ONE book about nutrition this year, make it Eat The Yolks


It's here! Eat The Yolks by Liz Wolfe hits shelves TODAY.  I've been looking forward to Liz Wolfe'sbook for a long, long time.  I listen to her podcast regularly and traveled to DC for her nutrition workshop.  The book, which I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to review, is a manifesto of a real foods philosophy, a compilation of the events and people in history that brought us to the modern health crisis.
In the spirit of overturning popular myth and flawed recommendations, it is titled Eat The Yolks!  Don't be fooled; this book is about so much more than eggs (although eggs are pretty darn awesome!).  The yolks are a metaphor, and the title encapsulates everything in three simple words.

"Isn't cholesterol bad for you?"  No, eat the yolks.  "Doesn't animal protein…

Eat Eggs

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I like to eat eggs. A lot.  So today, I bring you an overdue ode to eggs:


Recently, upon mentioning that I could eat eggs all day every day and be happy, someone commented, "Sure, but that wouldn't be good for you."

Sigh.  Okay, first of all, I was eggaggerating.

Second, WHY?  Why do eggs get such a bad rap?  Because they contain dietary cholesterol, and we all know cholesterol in food raises our blood cholesterol, and high blood cholesterol is bad.  Right?

Wrong.
Now, I'm not devoting today's entire post to those giant myths, but I'll say this: they're myths.  Eating dietary cholesterol does not yield higher blood cholesterol levels, and even our own cholesterol is not inherently bad!  Our bodies need cholesterol to produce hormones, make vitamin D, build and repair cell walls, and more.  So both sides of this argument against eggs are faulty. Even as far back as 2006, the Harvard Health News tried to redeem egg…

Friday Features

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Some Link LOVE for Valentine's Day! Been busy, but still reading and finding interesting posts, articles, news, and more!  
Enjoy:

Business Insider: Science shares 11 Charts that
"Show Everything That's Wrong With the Modern Diet"- worth looking at.



This reminded me of an old post at Authority Nutrition: "6 Graphs That Show Why The War on Fat Was a Mistake"

A more fair assessment than we've seen in mainstream so far:
"The Paleo Diet: Can It Really Be Good For You?" via The Telegraph.


This revealing Huffington Post article made me very sad.   Fashion magazines dug their own grave by faking models that were too slim,  and now...
"You'd Be Shocked at What These Fashion Editors Are Editing Out of Their Photos". This cycle NEEDS to end!

De-Clutter NOW!  Read "8 Things You Can Live Without"
This is so something I need to do. What about you? 


Props to Chobani for donating their excess yogurts when they couldn't make it to Sochi…