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Fit Blogger We Love: In Sweetness and In Health

Written on February 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm , by

Lindsay gives two thumbs up after tackling a stair workout.

Lindsay is a girl of many trends…workout trends, that is. She loves mixing up her routine and details her journey over at In Sweetness and In Health. We chatted with the dessert-loving blogger to find out how she balances food and exercise cravings, and what 90s song keeps her sweating, even today.

My favorite way to work out: Intervals! I love doing HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts on the treadmill and I’m obsessed with completing tabatas. I love how challenging, hardcore and quick they are!

My biggest indulgence: Frozen yogurt topped with a lot of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I could seriously eat that every single day and never get sick of it. The problem (or good thing, depending on how you look at it) with frozen yogurt is that it doesn’t taste super rich, so I always feel like I can eat more!

My gym bag must-haves: My iPod Nano and headphones, Gymboss timer and a heart rate monitor.

Most embarrassing song I’ll admit I work out to: “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and songs from the Broadway musical, “Hairspray.”

My fitness mantra: Find something you enjoy so that fitness becomes a core part of who you are and not just something you do!

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What We’re Snacking On Now: The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Frozen Yogurts!

Written on July 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm , by

The perfect snack for a hot summer day! (Photo courtesy of Eating Well)

Written by Theresa K. Brady, editorial intern

Ice cream is a summertime staple—in fact yesterday was National Ice Cream Day! But sadly, the frosty treat isn’t always bikini-friendly, so I like to swap in frozen yogurt for some of those scoops.

Besides providing a healthier and practically fat-free alternative, frozen yogurt is a better source of calcium than standard ice cream, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetics Association and FITNESS advisory board member. Need more of a reason to make the switch? Many frozen yogurts contain “good bacteria” that is beneficial for your digestive system, according to Marjorie Nolan, R.D., a nutrition counselor in New York City.

I took on the (not so) difficult task of touring the yogurt options near our offices. My unscientific personal picks:

  • Best Texture: Pinkberry
  • Best Vanilla: Red Mango
  • Best Chocolate: Pinkberry—I think it tastes better than chocolate ice cream!
  • Lowest Calories: Tasti D Lite. Several flavors are offered that have 70 calories per ½ cup.
  • Most Unique Flavor: Tasti D Lite’s PB Moosemellow (90 calories, 2.5 g fat)
  • Most Bang for Your Buck: Certain locations of several yogurt vendors allow you to serve yourself and pay by ounce so you only pay for what you eat!
  • Most Topping Options: 16 Handles. More than forty are available.

If all of those flavor and topping combinations have you feeling a bit overwhelmed, try one of these sure-to-please mixes that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

  • Chocoholic: chocolate frozen yogurt, dark chocolate chips, cocoa puffs, drizzle of chocolate
  • Tutti Fruity: strawberry frozen yogurt, fresh pineapple, fresh raspberries, fresh kiwi fruity pebbles
  • Happy Trails: original frozen yogurt, granola, peanuts, raisins, M&Ms, drizzle of honey

If you don’t have a frozen yogurt shop near you or prefer at-home snacks, take a look at our Healthy Snack Awards in the July/August issue for plenty of healthy treats that are sure to cool you down.

Now tell us: What is your favorite summertime dessert?