Your Obligatory “Have a Healthy Holiday Style” Blog

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We all have our favorite shows, don’t we? Although I can binge watch the newest original series on Netflix with the best of them, those who are close to me know that I am a huge fan of the 80s and 90s. I was recently in New York City for work, and when I plopped down on my bed and turned on the TV, sure enough, the show that caught my attention was Full House, on Nick at Nite.

1990’s Style … Today

I loved the show for a lot of reasons. My monstrous crush on a certain Uncle Jesse unnamed have mercy character, the fact you always knew when something important was about to happen because the music was swelling, and because those girls were right on my level. Heck, on one show, Stephanie’s classmates call her “Step on me,” and that was my nickname in middle school! Those were cruel years. I overcame so much.

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One reason that I liked the show so much, I think, was that I really looked up to DJ Tanner, played by Candace Cameron Bure. As a fellow eldest child of three kids, she was a role model and example. Now that I’m in my 30s and, hopefully, a Certified Adult, Candace is still a role model to me – her style is on point, she’s health-conscious, the most in shape she’s ever been (have you seen her Instagram because whoa girl), and has a thriving career. So, you can imagine my delight to be able to work on her newest book, Staying Stylish.

So this book wants you to get your life together. It’s not just the usual style and fashion, secret voodoo to get clear skin, and healthy eating recipes. I mean, it definitely includes all of that. But who doesn’t want her flawless skin? Have you seen her without makeup? I’m telling you: voodoo.

Beyond all of that, there is some great information on character and attitude. Because let’s face it: you can style your outsides, but you need to take care of your insides.

What I am really here for is the fact that Candace doesn’t want me to never look at a Chik Fil A biscuit ever again.
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In the book, she says that she doesn’t like “to think of food in terms of restrictions, like what to avoid. I think everything in moderation can be fine. I mean, I would never want to give up carrot cake forever! However, I have learned that certain foods don’t make me feel as good and don’t fuel my body so that it runs at its peak condition. Preach it girl.

If you’re hungry for material now, Candace recently shared some healthy eating tips with US Weekly that you could easily adapt for Christmas and New Year’s. In the book, she also shares some basic healthy living principles that will serve you well throughout the “New Year’s phase” and beyond.

So, thank you, Candace. This Steph(f)anie will always look up to DJ.

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