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Six Autumn Activities To Keep You Going

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Six Autumn Activities To Keep You Going

Yay, it’s finally getting to be sweater weather (for those of us in Vegas, that means it’s under 80 degrees!) But that doesn’t mean our sweater bodies have to come along with the cooler temps. Here at STRIVE with Janelle we are committed to helping you keep your health and fitness goals in check even when the lure of pumpkin spice lattes and fun-sized candy may be too much to bear. We’ve created a list of fall activities that may help you burn some extra calories while having fun!   Go Apple PickingOr any kind of fruit and vegetable picking!...

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Food Swaps That Don't Suck

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Food Swaps That Don't Suck

Living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite foods. At STRIVE with Janelle we are all about helping you boost your fitness factor in a way that works for you! Today we are going to talk about food swaps that may help you cut calories and/or add more nutritional value to your next meal. And yes, they actually taste good. Here are a few ways we like to switch up our favorite fare: Spread the LoveThe next time you make (or order) your favorite sandwich, try replacing the cheese and/or mayonnaise with avocado. We’ve found that...

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Self Esteem: Two Edges. One Sword

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Self Esteem: Two Edges. One Sword

Webster’s dictionary defines self-esteem as a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities. For me this can be my worst foe or greatest friend. I bet a lot of you have the same relationship with self-esteem, as I think we all hold deep-rooted ideas about who we are and our value. And now I’m going to be brutally honest and really open myself up to you. There are many things I like about myself: my children, my work and my family are all very positive reflections of me. My Achilles heel, however, has always been my appearance. And...

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5 Sweet Tips To Get You Started

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5 Sweet Tips To Get You Started

Taming your sugar addiction may seem easy, especially now that Halloween is over. Just don’t buy candy, cookies and ice cream, right? Not exactly. Here’s the sneaky thing about sugar: it’s everywhere. It’s lurking in unsuspecting things like salad dressings, condiments, bread and most processed foods. Kicking the candy habit is definitely a great start to reducing sugar, but what else can we do? Here are a few tips that have helped us reduce the sugar in our diet:   Read Labels: Less is definitely more in this case. The more ingredients listed, the more likely it contains sugar (also,...

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Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About

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Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About

Baby, it’s getting cold outside. Other than snuggling under a blanket we may also be reaching for the warmth of our favorite comfort foods. After all, what goes better with chilly days than a hearty stew or casserole? Not much. But although comfort may be king, it may not always be the healthiest option. Have no fear. We have a recipe that will keep Jack Frost away from your nose while giving you a dose of veggie goodness thanks to nutrient-packed butternut squash. It has all the temptation of classic macaroni and cheese, but with a twist. Butternut squash acts...

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