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Fashion Bloggers Do Fitness

I follow many blogs on social media – From food bloggers to lifestyle bloggers to fashion bloggers. Lots of fashion bloggers in fact. It’s so fun to get lost in the dreamy landscapes of Tuula Vintage or the high fashion editorials of Gary Pepper Girl or the uber chic world of Wendy’s Lookbook.

Even more than that, I love getting a peek behind the scenes at their fitness and nutrition on a day-to-day basis. We’re talking about ultra successful women who have created their own brands and who travel the world for events, collaborations, and projects – So staying healthy in shape is part of their job.

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Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite blog posts from fabulous fashion bloggers around the world talking about their healthy living suggestions, fitness routines, and nutritional recommendations.

Be Frassy’s no-nonsense approach to fitness and diet is a total inspiration. Not to mention I fully appreciate her love of running given my recent obsession. My Weekly Workout & Daily Diet

If you like trying new classes and are interested in advice on finding the right workout for you, check out The Chriselle Factor’s My Fitness Routine.

Los Angeleno & blonde bombshell Peace Love Shea has more to share than travel diaries and front row snaps. She regularly shares gorgeous recipes like this: Swiss Chard Italian Style: The 20 Minute Healthy Meal.

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Looking for Fashion AND Fitness inspiration rolled into one? NYC Pretty has you covered with a colorful HIIT workout – Cardio Cool.

Do YOU have a favorite blogger?

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How Professionals Stay Healthy

There’s one type of article I can never scroll past without clicking – It’s those ‘Day in the life’ pieces written my people whose health are part of their job. Whether it’s a fitness blogger or a model or a nutritionist, I’m always intrigued to hear what they have to say.

What supplements, if any, do they take? What’s on the breakfast menu? Do they drink coffee?

And you know what? The answers are always totally varied! Some swear by eggs for breakfast, others skip it all together. Some drink nothing but water and tea all day, some have three cups of coffee {my kind of people, clearly.}

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Here are a few of my favorite pieces recently sharing healthy living tips, recipe recommendations, and workout routines for people all over who lead very different lives. What I love, and what you can see is universal across all of these articles, is that finding your personal definition of wellness is the first step. It’s not about being a vegan or working out religiously or eating anything specific, it’s about discovering what works for you and your lifestyle.

What Do Models Really Eat from The Coveteur was a great read, it’s a really lovely interview with Danielle Copperman, a model and wellness entrepreneur, about her diet, workouts, and how she approaches travel in a healthy way.

My Daily Routine from Mind Body Green follows a day in the life of yoga guru Tara Stiles – My biggest takeaway was about the importance of carving out some “me” time to relax and renew yourself each day. Love that!

SportLuxe interviewed a professional soccer star about her diet and I love the clean diet that she follows. Nothing fancy, just clean, simple, healthy food – Inside the Diet of an Elite Athlete.

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Fitness Guru Anna Victoria Shares Her Perfect Day of Eating – I totally get her “creature of habit” comment, I have the same habit of eating the same/similar foods all week and then mixing things up on the weekends when I have more time to be creative in the kitchen.

Kayla Itsines is an Instagram favorite of mine and I adore her Bikini Body Guides – #BBGirlsForLife – So I was thrilled when Bazaar profiled her! Check out the Kayla Itsine Food Diary.

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MCLV Mange: Quick Midweek Saute

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to my food choices during the week. There are a few variables – Usually shifts based on what’s in my CSA that week – But for the most part, my meals are similar if not identical each day.

A salad or a quick sauté are my go-to for midweek dinners. And for the same reason – They’re packed with nutrients and can be adjusted based on whatever happens to be in my kitchen on any given evening.

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  • 1/4 Purple Onion Diced
  • 1/2 Zucchini Chopped
  • Handful of Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Small Tomato Chopped
  • Handful of Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cube of Wildwood Sprouted Tofu
  • Seasonings: Garlic Powder, Himalayan Sea Salt, Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute & Smoked Paprika


  • Spray non-stick sauté pan with coconut oil or EVOO
  • Chop veggies & choose a protein
  • Add to pan
  • Sprinkle desired seasonings
  • Stir occasionally for ~10 minutes or until desired consistency is reached

Bonus? Killer leftover!

Make a huge batch over the weekend and munch on it all week. Throw it over rice or quinoa with tofu or tempeh as an entrée, or eat as a side with a (veggie) burger!

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

Coconut Vegetables // Farmer’s Market Fare // Vegetable Lasagna // Super Charge Me Cookies // Mac n’ Cheese // Energy Bites // Sunday Preparation // Hemp Salad // Tuscan Baked Quinoa // Spicy Peanut Stirfry // Mini Polenta Pizzas // Indian Feast // Healthy Treats // Bacon Deviled Eggs // Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza // Peanut Butter Cookies // Soft Serve Ice Cream // Coconut Cookie Cake // Gluten-Free Protein Cake // Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake //  Peanut Butter Banana Cookies // Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins // Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars // Pumpkin Biscuits // Coconut Cashew Cookies //Banana Bread Macaroons // Crackling Cauliflower // Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Torte // Vegan Ice Cream // Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Blondies // Infused Water // Protein Smoothie // Stir Fry // Healthy Protein Snacks // Homemade Larabars // Vegan Buddha Bowl // Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese // Tomato & Bean Salad // Peanut Butter Cookies // Vegan Snowball Cookies // Coconut Chia Overnight Oats
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Conquering Flu Season

A sudden shift from Fall to Winter means all sorts of wonderful things – Holiday sales, ice skating, evenings by a cozy fire, hot chocolate… It also means – Duh dunnnn – Flu season.

So why not get ahead of sickness this season with these tips to help bolster your immune system so that you can enjoy the holidays in peace?

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  1. Eat: Healthy food is your top means of fighting off illness & infection. When your body is properly nourished and getting a full spectrum of vitamins & nutrients, it’s going to be able to handle more. Everything from sleepless nights to stressful deadlines to the coughing colleague sitting to your right. Need some ideas for healthy, nutritious meals that are easy to throw together? Breakfast Recipe Round-Up, Vegan Buddha Bowl, Stirfry, Healthy Protein Snacks.
  2. Sleep: Getting enough sleep is incredibly import year-around, but especially important when your immune system is under attack from all sides. Setting up a relaxing sleep routine each night to help you wind down is a great start. Check out some of my tips in Confessions of a Former Insomniac.
  3. Exercise: Regular sweat sessions will help your body excrete toxins and keep your system clean & functional. Don’t have time for an hour in the gym? No worries, there are plenty of bodyweight workouts and quick routines you can do ANYWHERE. If you need some ideas read: Workout Round-Up, Anywhere Leg Workout, Celebrity Trainer: Anywhere Model Workout.
  4. Supplement: With all the travel and running around and parties, Winter is a good time to establish a quality supplement regime. If you’re going to be missing meals or eating sporadically or over-indulging, it makes sense to help even out your nutritional intake. During this time of year I take a multivitamin along with calcium and iron supplements. I’ve also just added Bee Pollen & Royal Jelly supplements to my regime.
  5. Drink: Water water water. I know this is the season of eggnog and mulled wine and spike apple cider, but be sure that you’re getting enough water. Drink it consistently throughout the day, starting with a full glass first thing in the morning, and space out alcoholic drinks with a glass of water between each one.

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What’s YOUR biggest flu season recommendation?


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Seasonal Dietary Shifts

I’m a big fan of listening to my body.

I love to plan and write To Do Lists and schedule things out… But one of the biggest, and best, lessons that I’ve learned in recent years is that list-making is all well and good, but I also need to learn to stop and really listen to my body.

I used to force myself through workouts I was too tired for and the results weren’t pretty. I’ve also eaten diets that didn’t make me feel my best because I thought that’s what I was supposed to do.

Now when I’m planning my grocery list or staring blankly at the open fridge, I ask myself a very simple question: What sounds good?

And because I started listening to my body instead of my excessively analytical mind, I’ve noticed some interesting things about myself and my cravings.

My seasonal wants are basically the opposite of what they’re “supposed” to be. I crave salads and smoothies in the Winter, but soups and heavier fare during the Spring and Summer. Odd, right?

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{Vegan, Gluten-Free Crispy Quinoa Cakes}

The other thing I’ve learned about myself is that I go through phases. Sometimes they’re long, sometimes they’re short, sometimes they repeat themselves.

When I first went from a long-time vegetarian to flirting with a vegan diet in my mid-twenties, I tried all the fakes. My fridge was always filled with protein substitutes – Tofu, soy, tempeh etc.

I lived on Morning Star.

I can’t put a number on exactly how long that phase lasted, but I can tell you that it’s been YEARS since I ate any of those products. Just didn’t crave them at all. I focused on whole-food based proteins and skipped the faux substitutes.

And then…

You guessed it. Suddenly I’m craving them again! Since I like to give my body what it wants – Since you know, I’m a much more manageable human being when I’m not hungry – I’ve been sampling some new products out there.

But I’ve also been trying new recipes to fulfill my sudden craving for heavier protein-filled meals. Here are a few of my current favorites:

Do YOU make any dietary changes this time of year?

Tell me your biggest craving right now! 🙂


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