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Diabetes-Friendly Tiramisu for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and for the nearly 26 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, finding a diabetes-friendly Valentine’s Day treat can be a challenge. If you or a loved one has diabetes, you might have assumed you’d have to forgo dessert this Valentine’s Day. While there are plenty of low-and no-sugar dessert options out there, it can be difficult to find replicas of your traditional favorite recipes for holidays.

The good news is that diabetes-friendly menu items can be delicious– they’re just generally lower in sodium, carbohydrates, saturated fat and cholesterol, and higher in fiber compared with other dishes. Of course, everyone, regardless of whether or not they have diabetes, should watch portion sizes and stick to one serving – even if it is a special holiday.

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Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Valentine’s Day Workout Mix

Maybe you don’t love to exercise, but with the Valentine’s Day holiday just around the corner, love for someone else just might be on your mind. With chocolates and a romantic dinner on the horizon, why not consider a brisk stroll with your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend?

While popular music usually highlights unrequited love, I’ve done my best to put together a list of songs that straddle the line of heartfelt emotions while still not going so far into the gushy sentiment that it’s not inspiring enough to work out to.

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Valentine’s Day Workout Mix

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1. Golden Earring – Radar Love

When she gets lonely and the longing gets too much
She sends a cable coming in from above
We don’t need no phone at all
We’ve got a thing that’s called radar love
We’ve got a wave in the air, radar love
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How to Feel Confident in Lingerie No Matter Your Size

Bra in a bagValentine’s day is around the corner, there are plenty of reminders of how women “should” look in lingerie–thin, busty, and flat-stomached. You don’t need me to tell you most of us don’t look like models, but this fact doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy feeling hot in a sexy bra and a cute pair of panties. Everyone deserves to feel great in their underwear, so here are a few tips to help you get there.

Fit Fit Fit

Invest some real time shopping for a bra. It can be tiresome, embarrassing, and draining, but the pay-off will be huge. Having the right bra makes a big impact on your figure. I’ll even go out on a limb and say it’s the most important garment to invest in. So even if you plan on losing weight, spend a little extra on something high quality. It’s best to go to a department store with a big selection and get a professional measurement. Keep in mind that cup sizes aren’t standard, and can vary from brand to brand. Be sure to bring along several different tops and try them all on over any bra you’re considering buying.

Many women buy bras that are too big, because they perceive these as more comfortable. Don’t fall into this trap, a bra shouldn’t shift around on your body. Having lingerie that fits right will go a long way towards making you feel more confident.

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Treat Yourself to Edible Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Flowers have always been a popular Valentine’s Day gift but did you know that sometimes you can eat them, too? Edible flowers are at the forefront of designer cocktail trends and some even play a role in delicious desserts.

Edible flowers transform an ordinary glass of bubbly into an enchanting cocktail and can make the simplest piece of low-fat cheesecake look like something from a four-star restaurant.

Wild Hibiscus: With a slightly acidic taste, hibiscus flowers make a big impact. Just drop this edible hibiscus flower into a glass of your favorite sparkling wine and watch the bubbles “bloom” the flower before your eyes. Ease into culinary flowers with Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup, an all-natural product preserved in a syrup of cane sugar and spring water with a flavor reminiscent of raspberry and rhubarb. It’s crimson color is ideal for Valentine’s Day.

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Five Active Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Want to make Valentine’s Day a day to remember? Why not try one of these active ways to spend the holiday with your honey? Burning calories together means you can indulge a little without guilt, and the added benefit of additional together-time cannot be underestimated.

Here are five terrific ways to skip the traditional and tired “dinner and a movie” that doesn’t help you spend time enjoying both each other’s company as well as gives you the exercise you both need.

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