What Is “OBLA” + How Can It Improve Your Fitness Level?

OBLA and Heart Rate

I’m guessing as the title states, you’re wondering — what the heck is OBLA?

Oh, what? You haven’t heard of OBLA? You’re so out of the loop.

Just kidding. I hadn’t heard of it either until last week. [Continue reading]

10 Dorm-Friendly Meal Ideas

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Ermahgersh — I can't believe I officially start school tomorrow! After two years of taking pre-reqs in shady parts of LA, I am finally starting my Masters program at USC tomorrow and I am incredibly psyched. I went to orientation last week and … [Continue reading]

A Protein-Packed Quinoa, Avocado + Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Avocado Salad

My mom called me the other day acting really strange. She was like, "I've been making a lot of black bean salads lately." And I was like, "Cool, Mom." And she goes, "Do you like black bean salads?" And I said, "Sure, Mom. I used to love … [Continue reading]

DIY: Barefoot Sandals + More Beachy Bridesmaids Gifts

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When I decided to get married beachside in Belize, I automatically knew I wanted a barefoot wedding. Though I love getting all gussied up, at heart, I'm a carefree, shoeless, boho child. Despite growing up in the desert where the 110 degree … [Continue reading]

My Bohemian Dining Room Makeover with Mr. Kate

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Something really exciting happened recently. I got a makeover! Well, not me actually. My house got a makeover — the dining room specifically. … [Continue reading]

Thai Chicken Collard Rolls

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Ever since I realized you could steam collard greens and use them as wraps, I've been scheming about what ingredients to stuff in my next roll. Our honeymoon to Bali provided me with many ideas. … [Continue reading]

Abs + Apps Launch Party Recap
+ a Huge GIVEAWAY

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As you know, this week marked the launch of To Live & Diet in L.A.'s brand new iPhone app! I could not have been more happy with the outpouring of support from readers and friends, so — THANK YOU! To celebrate the launch I teamed up with my … [Continue reading]

To Live & Diet in L.A.’s
New iPhone App!

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Guess what guys?! Well, I suppose the post title already gave it away — To Live & Diet in L.A. has a brand spanking new iPhone app! I've been working on it for a few months now and it's finally ready to go! The best part — it's totally FREE. … [Continue reading]

Our Honeymoon Part 1:
Ubud, Bali

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On Sunday night, after almost 24 hours straight of traveling, I was so ready to be home — but looking through these pictures has me feeling all Wanderlusty again. Our two week honeymoon throughout Indonesia, and primarily Bali, was an amazing trip … [Continue reading]

Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera

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While traveling through Indonesia on our honeymoon the past two weeks, I noticed something interesting — the touristy areas had almost as many Italian restaurants as authentic Indonesian spots. Usually I'm not psyched about getting Italian when we … [Continue reading]