You Can Now Drink (or Eat) Your Sunscreen – Sort Of!

Bella Breakdown Chances are that when you see a partygoer passing a bottle of pills around, the contents of that bottle aren’t going to be good for you. But in the case of this month’s fitness-trend de jure health is the optimal goal. The latest craze to hit the Hamptons comes in pill form – but it isn’t a party drug, it’s sunscreen! Heliocare is the latest trending one-a-day dietary supplement for the rich and playful and it’s designed to help your skin protect itself from the harmful effects of free radicals. The folks at Heliocare aren’t the only...

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Breakfast on the Go: Morning Smoothie

A Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipe for All the Breakfast Haters Out There I don’t know about you but breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day. If you offer me a big plate of pasta bolognese for dinner or a delicious chopped salad for lunch, I’m all in. For whatever reason, breakfast is not my thing. Between the rush of getting kids out the door and the fact that I just don’t feel that hungry in the morning, I needed to get creative with finding something both nutritious and filling to eat for breakfast on the go. I...

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This 200-Calorie Lentil Chili Is Actually So Delicious

Bella Breakdown Pumpkin purée is the secret ingredient in this chili, made with good-for-you lentils and black beans. Here’s How to Make This AMAZING Low-Cal Chili Sauté one chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. When the onion becomes translucent, add 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When the vegetables start to soften, add two cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, one 15 ounce can of lentils and 1 quart of chicken stock. Once this is well...

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9 Ways to Bounce Back After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Bella Breakdown Had a rough night of sleep? Here’s how to bounce back and face the day. 1. Eat Right Away Sleep deprivation can affect your hunger signals, making it hard to keep cravings in check. Eating protein at breakfast will give you energy throughout the day. 2. Get Some Sun Bright light helps to wake you up. Try stepping outdoors or turning on the lights if you are feeling groggy. 3. Get Moving Exercise is a great way to jumpstart your day. Even a few stretches or jumping jacks will help get your blood pumping and clear away...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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5 Real Workout Tips for Exhausted New Moms

(This post is sponsored. However, as always, the opinions are all my own) (Realistic) Fitness Tips for the Newly Minted Mama As the mother of a 10-month-old and an 8-year-old, I know a thing or two about being an exhausted new mom. I’ve always envied those mothers who stroll out of the hospital looking perfectly toned, well rested, bright eyed and impeccably dressed and then remain that way through the newborn phase of infancy. Suffice it to say, I’m not that kind of mom. I’m more of the if-I-manage-to-get-on-eyeliner-I-call-it-a-successful-day kind of mother, and I have a similar approach to...

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