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A Chat with Liz Vaccariello about The Digest Diet

A Chat with Liz Vaccariello about The Digest Diet

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Over the past few years, I have been pretty open with my struggle to achieve permanent weight loss. I’ve had good results at times, and then bad results. This year in particular has been my biggest struggle yet. I’ve joined a gym and I’ve tried to clean up my eating. But every day is still […]

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My Favorite Park: Kent Falls State Park

My Favorite Park: Kent Falls State Park

| June 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Last summer, the kids and I met friends at Kent Falls State Park in Kent, Connecticut, for a picnic and hiking. Though we’d been there before, it was the first time that the kids and I did the full falls hike, which is a majestic climb. Recently, when the topic of my favorite park came […]

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Do You Talk Around the Dinner Table?

Do You Talk Around the Dinner Table?

| March 8, 2012 | 8 Comments

Let’s talk dinnertime conversations: Do you talk around the dinner table? Share your day? Ask your kids about theirs? In a Family Meals Survey that I conducted in 2010, 76.6 percent of respondents said that personal news was their favorite dinnertime conversation. Another 73.4 percent said family news and 72.3 percent said what’s happening at […]

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Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

Breakfast in Bed (Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

| January 26, 2012 | 7 Comments

When I was making my bed recently, I noticed how the morning sunlight was streaming through the windows onto my bed. It fell in lines of light and shadow, coming through the bed frame and the window. The beauty caught my eye — It seemed to be begging to be photographed. So, I quickly whipped […]

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Review: Why Women Need Fat

Review: Why Women Need Fat

| January 12, 2012 | 13 Comments

Healthy living is and has been for a long time a big goal of mine. I aim to cook real food as much as possible and we shop mostly at farmers markets in the summertime. But I am not without flaw. Put a bag of barbecue potato chips in front of me and I can’t […]

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Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Outdoor Living

Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Outdoor Living

| December 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Christmas this weekend was magical. Our family had such a wonderful day filled with presents, family, play and good food. Just as it should be. One of my favorite moments was finding my kids huddled in the second floor hallway of my parents house, playing with their new toys. It was just so adorable — […]

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Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Reflecting

Eat. Live. Be. Reboot: Reflecting

| December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

It shouldn’t be a big surprise that improving eating and living habits is really challenging during the holidays. I mean it’s almost crazy that I thought for one second I could trim down while baking like a madwoman. Seriously, did anyone expect me not to indulge? Besides me, of course. Because I did think that […]

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Back to School Shopping for School Lunches

Back to School Shopping for School Lunches

| August 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. It’s been said that I go a little crazy around back to school shopping time. […]

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Review: Weight Watchers Fresh Meals and Deli Salads (and a Brief ELB Update)

Review: Weight Watchers Fresh Meals and Deli Salads (and a Brief ELB Update)

| August 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

So. Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011. Going forward, I’ll be doing monthly updates on my progress on the first Monday of each month. I’ve lost about 10 lbs since the project started, but none since I last updated. I’m not really bothered about that though. It’s summertime, and we’re having a great time. […]

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Easy Dinners (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

Easy Dinners (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

| July 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Note: This will be the last weekly Eat. Live. Be. post. Beginning next week, we will update once a month on our progress. But don’t worry! I will still be here blogging about food 4-5 days a week. It doesn’t matter how much you like to cook or how much you enjoy feeding people. Sometimes, […]

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