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FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 21 Oct 2016

Ekaterina for Lithe Giveaway

TGIF, Lithers! This week we have a giveaway of the decadent Ekaterina Luxury Cream from Sabbatical Beauty. Did we mention 2 ounces retails for $175??

The cream is made of four types of caviar extract, three types of gold and white truffle extract. Caviar is well known for providing essential Omega three oils and has anti-aging properties. The gold in the Ekaterina cream comes in three different forms: colloidal gold (small, microscopic gold particles suspended in distilled water), fermented gold (yeast that has been enriched with gold and then harvested), and real 24 karat gold that both tops the cream and is dispersed throughout the jar. The Ekaterina Cream is part of Sabbatical Beauty's limited edition Fall collection, CRISP.

Sabbatical Beauty was founded by Lither Adeline Koh, Ph.D. Originally trained as a humanities professor, Adeline began researching skin care and making her own beauty products when she was frustrated with existing products on the market. The majority of brands loudly proclaim "active" ingredients on their packaging, but these actives make up only a tiny percentage of these ingredients. She decided to make her own products to really maximize these active ingredients. After seeing the results on her skin, which used to be red, dry and acne-prone, her friends demanded that she make products for them as well. They then overwhelmingly reported about how well the products worked and how quickly--diminishing redness and acne, filling in fine lines and wrinkles, and brightening complexions. Her friends then encouraged her to open up shop, resulting in SabbaticalBeauty.com.
 
To dive deep into the Sabbatical Beauty community sharing reviews and no-makeup selfies, join their Facebook Group and like them on Facebook! Everybody wins here, too, as Adeline has extended a 10% discount to all Lithers new to Sabbatical Beauty by emailing her at info@sabbaticalbeauty.com.

For a chance to win, please comment which product from the CRISP collection looks most enticing to you. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thanks and good luck! 

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 7 Oct 2016

Wilde Gatherings

Happy Friday, everyone! This week we're giving away a gift package from Wilde Gatherings including a gift basket with an assortment of hair & skincare products, as well as a 90-minute customized Ayurvedic skincare treatment.

About Wilde Gatherings:

Our mission at Wilde Gatherings is to provide a holistic range of products based on Ayurvedic principles. By holistic we mean: products that use natural, raw and organic herbal ingredients; products that are responsive to what your skins needs, as it needs it; and products that are free from fillers, emulsifiers and chemicals that are disruptive to your skin and to the environment. Our system, allows you use natural ingredients that can be mixed, matched, massaged or masked, that respond to what your skin needs—that season, month or even that week. Products that allow you to give your skin what it is asking for, once you learn how to listen.

Our goal is to help your skin reach balance. Wilde Gatherings products are designed to empower you to respond to your skins needs.

Our passion is helping you to learn how to listen to the needs of your skin by sharing the wisdom and formulas of this 5,000 year old practice. Like good health, good skin comes from an awareness of the effects of what we put into it. 

For a chance to win, please let us know in the comments why you need an Ayurvedic skin treatment! One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thanks and good luck!

 

8 WAYS TO FALL {REPOST} 18 Sep 2016

 

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Fall is my favorite season and we as humans are just like the seasons. I look at fall as a time for personal harvest. September and October are similar to the new year. It’s also just like heading back to school. Like the ebb and flow of nature's seasonal changes, fall is a time to reflect on our lives and examine where we are with personal accomplishments (bucket list, anyone?). 

Come September, I often ask myself what I need, what’s missing, or what needs to change. With all this change and incentive to push the restart button, it’s a great time to get back on the horse with your Lithe/fitness routine, and create healthy seasonal habits for the holiday season and upcoming winter months. 

Here are eight ways to make the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be your Lithest before the holidays roll around.

1.  Earlier to bed, later to rise
There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but if you add 30 minutes to your usual wakeup time and crash 30 minutes earlier each evening, the extra hour of rest goes a long way in helping you adjust to shorter, darker days and the drastic decrease in temps here in the Northeast.

2. Nutrients in, garbage out
Break a sweat every day, cut out processed food, drink those Greenies, bust out the neti pot, use essential oils, brush your skin, and drink more water.

3. Fall back a bit (but not a ton)
We take care of matching Lithe schedules to the seasons, but it’s your job to slightly reduce the intensity and frequency of your schedule. If you’ve been Lithing two times a day AND running or if you’ve been in the studio seven days a week, give your muscles an extra day of rest this season.

4. Breathe, sweat, shake, and wrap it up.
The Lithe breath is the foundation of your practice. It not only works the core, but releases excess toxins. Looking for other ways to release toxins? Wrap yourself up and sweat it out by wearing our calorie trashers during sculpting classes.

5. Enjoy (and winterize) your diet
Eat foods that are local and in season. Enjoy your local farmers' market, cook more, and grab Lithe Foods. Go apple, pear or pumpkin-picking with friends and family. Put these fruits and veggies on your grocery list: arugula, artichoke, broccoli, endive, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, cranberries, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, okra, pears, peppers, grapes, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, squash, zucchini.

6. Build your practice
Fall is the ideal time to build (or re-build) the foundation of your Lithe practice. Did you fall off the wagon this summer? Are you feeling less than motivated? Try your own nine-day challenge to focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe habit, and see serious results. Can't manage a challenge? Sign up for three classes a week, three weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstances. 

8. Give thanks
We have to keep in mind that very little is accomplished by ourselves. Be grateful for all of the people who support, guide, and challenge us. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener and that there are people in the world that would give anything to be in your shoes right now. 

Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka via Dom

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 6 May 2016

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TGIF! This week's gym-bag worthy giveaway is products from our favorite oral care company hello. We know that health is everything, and hello is on a mission to make the world a friendlier place, starting with your mouth. Say hello to oral care that’s effective, delicious, beautiful, and as natural as its friendly team can make it. Hello products are made in the USA and formulated with globally-sourced ingredients. Hello products are Leaping Bunny certified and have earned PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies cruelty-free and vegan certification. 

Please leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. Two winners will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you and good luck!

Images via hello

LITHE ESCAPE JAMAICA 4 May 2016

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Coming to Jake's? Grab your girls and get ready for the time of your life. If there's one thing we feel that we've truly nailed, it's the art of packing for Lithe Escape. We can squeeze in just under a week's worth of outfits into a carry-on (recycling is key) and have our Escape beauty routine down to a minimum. We're pretty confident when we say we've got this one. Here's what you'll need.

Escape canvas bag by Forestbound

LAUREN'S 7 GAME-CHANGERS FOR RADIANT HEALTH & BEAUTY 20 Apr 2016

Lauren Boggi & TSH 3

I’ve tried almost everything when it comes to health and beauty, and I’ve adopted a few habits over the years that have become absolutely essential to my everyday.  Many of you guys tell me that I glow, and I know that these little game-changers have made a massive impact on my health and beauty.

Bone Broth is a miracle food. If you’re looking for a natural tonic for total-body health and beauty, bone broth is it. When I started including bone broth as a regular part of my diet, everything improved – my digestion, my immunity, energy levels, my skin, and my joints. I've even passed the ritual on to my mom who has had 7-level spinal fusion three years ago and she's never felt or looked better. 

I use this mineral-rich liquid gold as a base for soups, sauces, and veggies, and I love sipping it straight every morning – usually with a pinch of Jacobson's sea salt, fresh pepper and a pinch of turmeric or Lithe Spice. 

Alphaeon & Val Daily skin care systems have been total game changers for me. In just three weeks my fine lines disappeared. Alphaeon smoothes, plumps, and hydrates without a needle or a laser. It's the only product proven to enter the dermis without an injection. It's fragrance-free and not tested on animals. Sold exclusively at Dr. Bucky's

Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting has transformed my body. I’m stronger, lean, muscularly balanced, more flexible, and less stressed. Movement is my happy place and I love the intense slow sculpting and the empowering high-energy cardio workouts. There's nothing else like it. 

Mindfulness is so powerful. I make sure to take a time out every day, and I always feel a million times better because of it. I use the Buddhify app. It's so easy. Just grab your phone; you’ll be a better partner/mom/employee/boss or friend because of it. 

Eating Lithe goes far beyond weight loss.  Many issues like bloating, fatigue, stress and depression originate in the gut. Eating whole, healthy foods is a game-changer when it comes to boosting your health. Adding superfoods, smoothies, cold-pressed juice, probiotics, and fermented foods (like kimchi and kombucha) keeps me energized and healthy. 

Foam Rolling is a part of my everyday because stretching is never enough. I want to feel fluid, and rolling improves circulation, which preps my body for my workout and helps it recover afterward. Foam rolling also assists in breaking up trigger points (knots that limit range of motion), resuming normal blood flow and function to the muscle.  Releasing trigger points (knots) helps to reestablish proper movement patterns and pain free movement, and ultimately, enhances performance. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment’s notice.  

All Girl Getaways are immensely therapeutic. It's the ultimate re-charge. For me, getting away with girlfriends and hitting the reset button is hands down the best way of getting out of a rut. I return with a renewed sense of energy, purpose and independence. The empowering benefits of a girls getaway is what inspired me to create Lithe Escape. The effects and results are deep-rooted and long-lasting.  

Lauren via Antrim & Spruce Photography

ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE 19 Mar 2016

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ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE - $75/day

1-2 days  • 1400 calories/day • 100% plant-based and raw

Lighten up for Spring with our Lithe Foods Ultra Lithe Cleanse on Monday, Feb 29! Our greenest, Lithest cleanse is low in sugar, rich in fiber and healthy fats, alkaline, and nutrient-dense. If you're looking to go deeper, greener, and 100% liquid, this is the right choice for you.

Ultra Lithe Cleanse Menu

  • Lithe Coco-Rose Water
  • Lauren's Skin Saver
  • Watershed Cocktail
  • Ultra Lithe Green Soup (there's an entire avocado in there!)
  • Spirit Lemonade
  • La Ensalada
  • Ultra Lithe Milk

Ordering
Order here. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 30th at 3PM. Payment must be received to reserve a plan. No cancellations or refunds. 

Pickup
Days 1 and 2 on Monday, April 4 from 6AM-8PM. Due to the nature of the product, we cannot guarantee freshness beyond Wednesday, April 6th. 

ULTRA LITHE CLEANSE MENU 19 Mar 2016

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Our Lithe Foods Ultra Lithe Cleanse is developed for Lithers and it's filling, farm-fresh, and organic. Enjoy!

1. Coco-Rose Water: Thai coconut meat, rose, alkaline water

2. Lauren's Skin Saver: aloe, kale, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, ginger

3. Watershed Cocktail: pineapple, cucumber, jalapeño 

4. Ultra Lithe Green Soup: cucumber, avocado, spinach, garlic, ginger, dill, cilantro, pink Himalayan sea salt, EVOO

5. Spirit Lemonade: kale, activated charcoal (coconut), lemon, maple syrup, pink Himalayan sea salt

6. La Ensalada: kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger, green tomato

7. Ultra Lithe Milk: ashwaghanda, cashew, filtered water, cinnamon, vanilla bean, pink Himalayan sea salt, coconut nectar 

ACAI BOWL 18 Feb 2016

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Our Lithe Foods Açai Bowl is a superfoods beauty bowl that is high in antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats & thick enough to eat with a spoon.

What is Açai? Açai (ahh-sah-ee) is a berry grown in Central and South America, Brazil and Peru. If you’ve never tasted an açai berry, the flavor is like  a cranberry, raspberry, and raisin mixed together to form a new berry breed. 

Açai is a beauty food - it's low in sugar and rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins (Vitamin C for collagen production and free radical damage), and healthy fats (for skin elasticity, moisture retention, and healthy hormone production). Açai berries contain anti-inflammatory benefits, cholesterol lowering benefits, and anti-cancer benefits as with many other fruits and vegetables. 

Ingredients: Organic Açai, Banana, Blueberry, Grain-Free Granola, Maple Syrup. $12

WINTER BEAUTY SOUP 10 Feb 2016

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This winter parsnip and apple soup warms our bones, keeps our bellies flat, and burns fat. Bisque is one of those red flag foods that you should stay away from if you're eating Lithe, right? But not all bisques are created equal. Our raw soup is organic, creamy, healthy, less than 100 calories, and 100 percent plant-based. And with 3 grams of soluble fiber per serving, it's rich, filling, gluten and dairy-free, and fantastic hot or cold. The real star is the parsnip, which provides a high level of vitamin C (vitamin C is a must for building and maintaining collagen) and vitamin A (which is also a vital nutrient for healthy skin and hair). 

One serving ($8)

Parsnip Facts & Benefits:

  • Eating parsnips regularly can treat a variety of health problems and conditions such as asthma, arthritis, pneumonia, ulcers, hay fever, and kidney damage
  • It is recommended that you eat parsnips if you are on a weight loss program or want to reduce cellulite. Parsnips are an amazing fat burning food
  • Parsnips can boost immunity and aid healing and recovery during the convalescence period after an illness
  • Eating parsnips can stimulate growth in children
  • The soluble fiber in parsnips is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol
  • Pregnant women are encouraged to eat parsnips due to their high folate content
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of parsnips improve respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma
  • Just a cup of parsnips every day meets 14 percent of your daily recommended intake of potassium. Potassium is essential for preventing stiff joints and swollen muscles as well as boosting energy levels
  • The niacin and vitamin C in parsnips help to improve the digestive and nervous system
  • The antioxidant properties of parsnips can fight cancers by reducing the number of harmful free radicals in the body

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