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Anouare Abdou

Anouare Abdou is a freelance journalist from Montreal, Quebec.

Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 9
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 9

Hi guys, I did an hour of boxing mixed with conditioning and an hour and a half of belly dancing today. Who says you can’t be feminine AND strong? I have a feeling tomorrow will be a rest day. I started my day with a non-fat latte with one sugar. I don’t want to be all like #wokeuplikethis but I seriously rolled out of bed...

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09 Apr 2015
Photo courtesy of Anabel
in Eat Well

Two Montreal events for seafood lovers

Seafood lovers, rejoice. This spring, two seafood celebrations will unfold in Montreal: The first edition of Oystermania from April 10 to 16 and the Lobster Clam Jam outdoor festival on May 24. As if you needed an additional reason to slurp on oysters or eat lobster, seafood contains a range of nutrients. Oysters have a high content of brain and heart friendly omega-3 fatty acids. Lobster is...

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09 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 8
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 8

Good evening Sweets & Squatters, Working on new projects is so fulfilling but my days have been insanely busy. As we can all probably relate, it is challenging to maintain healthy habits when you barely have the time to think about what you are going to eat or cook anything. Even though I have been eating out even more than usual, I still try my best...

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08 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way : Day 7
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way : Day 7

So it’s been a week since I started blogging about my daily eats and workouts in preparation for my upcoming beach vacay. After eating tons of treats and drinking quite a bit of wine in the past week I am ready to kick things up a notch in terms of my efforts. The great thing about having a realistic approach to health and not putting...

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07 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way : Day 6
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way : Day 6

Gooooood evening! I was so busy today and I didn’t see the time fly by. I started the day by downing a big glass of water. I read somewhere that it was a good habit to have and for the past few years I have been drinking a glass of water as soon as I wake up and before I have anything else. Coffee is the second...

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06 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 4 and 5
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 4 and 5

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. I just came back from a shopping trip to New Hampshire. Road trips and trips in general can be a challenge when it comes to healthy eating. Before leaving I had an (un-pictured) bowl of oats made with unsweetened almond milk, banana, raspberries and honey. We stopped by a gas station and I grabbed a couple of...

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05 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 3
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 3

Today is the third day of my “getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way” challenge. I took “before” pictures and joined the shameless bathroom selfie club and the shameless “before” picture club with one stone. And I won’t mention the #nomakeup club. I have more of a curvy build and I am happy at this weight and size. I have been twenty pounds...

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03 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 2
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 2

If you are wondering why there are fried food pictures on a healthy living blog, refer to this post. My day started with an unsweetened almond milk cappuccino and my healthified version of an egg McMuffin: Whip an egg in a bowl and stick it in the microwave for 53 seconds while your whole wheat English muffin is in the toaster. Top the egg with a...

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02 Apr 2015
Your dog can make a great running partner.
in Be Fit

How to run with your dog: Tips from a professional dog runner

Spring is just around the corner and so is the perfect weather for running outdoors. If you are a dog owner, why not turn your pooch into your running buddy? Aerobic exercise is as beneficial for your furry friend as it is for you. And a well-exercised dog is a happy and calm dog. “There is a big impact on behaviour,” says Michael Parker, founder of The Dog...

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02 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 1
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 1

Before we get to the fun part, I just want to say that there are several factors that can affect one’s diet : Ethical reasons, religious beliefs, food allergies, performance goals (with my cookie habit, I am not exactly prepping for a fitness competition nor the Olympics), activity levels, height, etc. For the record, I am 5’7″ and I don’t weigh myself, I just use the good-old try a...

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01 Apr 2015
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