Bean Bytes 50

Hi Friends!

Time for another round of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Great tips:
5 Things I’ve Learned from 15 Years of Racing via Happy Fit Mama & Miss Zippy

I’d rather be a little fluffy via Lindsay’s List

So important:
Be Kind via Organically Mo

Good advice:
Why your Linked In profile stinks and how to fix it via Brazen Life

So true:
On not shaming our daughters via Neon Fresh

Absolute must-read for bloggers:
Do I have to disclose if… via Katy Widrick


Wanna run faster?
The secret to running faster via Runladylike and Olive to Run

Great tutorial:
How to: Easy Cold Brewed Coffee via The Fit Cookie

Good reminder:
What the numbers don’t tell you via Healthy Helper

Running a relay?
5 tips and tricks for running an overnight relay via The Purple Giraffe

10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier via the Buffer blog
Olivia Wilde’s advice for turning 30

Think you’re not a runner? Read this:
My weekend with cabot fit team via Bakeaholic Mama


Great tips:
13 unexpected ways to fit in more cardio via Greatist

On reducing waste:
Mindfulness in 4.3 pounds via Matters of Course

Neat concept: Get Going

Need to add calories the healthy way?
5 tips for adding good calories to your day via Gabby’s Gluten Free

I love this:
3 reasons to get upset about crossfit via Awkward Athlete


Great tips:
Managing Stress with Diet via Guard your heart

Broccoli stem veggie burgers via Nutritionella

Must read for companies and bloggers:
Successfully working with bloggers via Heather’s Dish

Great roundup:
16 pinners to follow for healthy eating inspiration via Side of Sneakers

Pushups don’t have to be boring:
35 pushup variations via Feminine Muscle

Why gaining work experience is more important that your education via Brazen Life

Yes! Companies read this!!!
4 Reasons your company needs a brand ambassador program via The Daily Muse


Many people struggle with this:
Marathon Training and Weight Gain via Fit2Flex

Want to get into yoga?
5 tips to jump start your yoga practice via Happy Fit Mama & Love Life Surf

Do you multitask?
Why Multitasking may be bad for your brain via Side of Sneakers

Great tip:
Vinegar wash for fruits and vegetables via Food Fitness and Family

A letter to Kate Middleton on post-partum body via Emily Wierenga

Good read:
An open apology to all of my weight loss clients via Your Fairy Angel

Great post:
Self trust issues via Running with Spoons

A good reminder:
Ebb, flow and FOMO via Relentless Forward Commotion

Scenes from the Week


1. Marcus helping daddy with his physical therapy
2. My trusty sidekick
3. Nap time
4. Wine time

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1. I’ve been putting off getting a professional  headshot taking for over a year. I FINALLY got my act together and got it done. I went to Target and it only took 20 minutes start to finish. Guess I shouldn’t have waited so long!
2. Remember when hubby made me this treadmill desk? Well, our treadmill broke a long time ago so the desk has just been sitting in the basement not being used. I finally dragged it upstairs, cut the legs off to make it shorter and now I use it as a regular standup desk!
3. Random jump rope rescue had to happen at the gym this weekend. My friend got frustrated with her double unders and threw it up there…we were quite a sight getting it down…but we were successful!
4. Saturday night soccer game!

Twitter Favs

85 snack ideas for kids (and adults)
Top 5 mistakes impeding your progress at the gym
6 apps for students on the go
How to make your kids say no to junk food
Why bloggers need google +
44 healthiest companies to work for
3 ways to prevent sauteed greens from clumping in the pan
What 500 calories looks like in different foods
How to love food and still be fit
Falling obesity rates among preschoolers marks healthy trend
A backbend sequence for anyone that sits all day
How getting more sleep changed my life
Thoughts on blogging
10 ways to be healthier in 10 minutes or less
Online Friendships
27 problems only introverts will understand
6 tips to increase social influence
Embracing the muffin top
Saving time and money on food prep
23  life lessons you get from working in the restaurant industry
What is trader joes hiding?
Ultimate guide to targeting twitter users and connecting with influencers
How to have a bikini body in 2 easy steps
Advice in 140 characters or less
Blogging politics: There are levels to this

In the News

Making your child clean their plate could give them an eating disorder
Could dietary tweaks help ease type 1 diabetes?
What’s really in your bug spray
Exercise reduces risk of gestational diabetes
Bigger meals earlier can help you lose weight
Lab grown meat
Poor children show a decline in obesity rate
Blame poor sleep for unhealthy choices
12 yoga poses to undo the damage of your desk job
Would grocery shopping with a nutritionist help people eat better
4 numbers that could save your life


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Your headshot looks great!! Thanks for all the awesome links!
    Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted..Run It Out Interval Treadmill Workout with Puma

  2. Love the headshot! Looking forward to reading a few of your faves!
    Elena recently posted..Back to School with Rewards

  3. Thanks for the double link love! I had awesome guests while I was vacationing. And love the headshot…that’s really from Target??
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Just Be

  4. I love the headshot! You look fabulous!!
    Thanks (as always) for the links – I don’t get to read as much these days but when I do, I always try to use your blog as a guide to what I missed last week =)
    Michele @ Nycrunningmama recently posted..BOB Strollers Review + Stroller Running Q&A

  5. Always so many good reads! And thanks for the link love, girl 😀 Loving the headshot, and loving the stand-up desk! I find that I think a lot better if I’m either moving or standing, so I’ve been using a higher table as a desk every now and again and I’m seriously loving it.

    Happy Monday!
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted... link love 8/11 .

  6. I always enjoy your links Lindsay because I find so much interesting stuff. I’m checking out the disclosing, stress, and apps now but I always bookmark these for more reads.

    (in relation to the stress and diet article) I found at the beginning of the summer when I was so stressed if I wasn’t eating well and just driving through fast food and grazing on junk, I got even more stressed. I think everyone could benefit from reading that one!
    HollieisFueledByLOLZ recently posted..NYC Marathon Training Weeks 6-7

  7. your headshot looks great, pretty lady! :) :) and i love how marcus is always such a helper! :)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..itz my birthday!

  8. Great headshot! And thanks for including my post on Angela’s site. Lots of great reads here to dig into!
    misszippy recently posted..Back, recharged and (not) ready to roll

  9. good stuff linz. Kinda scared to read the lab growing meat. ick.
    lindsay recently posted..Monday Muses: Fitness, Food, and Life

  10. Thanks for including me love! Great list of reads :)
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..Baby #2: 24 Weeks Pregnant

  11. So many great links! I loved Lindsay’s “I’d rather be a little fluffy” post last week <3
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

  12. Love these posts :)

    Headshot, gorgeous!
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..The Fullness of Life…

  13. Always so many great reads!! I have read some though! :) Thank you always for doing this!!!

    LOVE the pics – the cutie pets & their “dad”, your new pic & just all of them!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday, IDEA, Bob’s Red Mill & More!

  14. Beautiful head shot! I’ve been meaning to do that, too. Thanks for the great round up of links!!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Fall 5 and 10 Virtual Race Series- registration is open!

  15. Love your head shot! You are beautiful :-)

    As always, thanks for the links. So many great reads, so little time. Love the pet pics too.
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..I’m Back! Quick #IDEAWorld Update: The People

  16. We’re all so lucky to have your wonderful links every week! You’ve put together a great compilation. It’s going to take me a while to get through all of them! Thanks!
    Samantha @ 10000 Squats recently posted..Week 3: Temptation Island

  17. Bean Bytes! One of my favorite posts of the week for sure! Thank you so much for featuring my post! I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

  18. These are some great links! Thanks for sharing!

    Gorgeous headshot!

  19. These are some great links! Thanks for sharing!

    Gorgeous headshot!

  20. So much good reading! I’ve found all the chatter around Kate Middleton’s post partum body really, really interesting.
    Kristin @ W [H] A T C H recently posted..LONG RUN: ACHES

  21. Thanks for the link love! I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while, and it’s awesome to hear that you’re reading Greatist :). And that you use a standing desk–great idea!

  22. Some great articles there! I particularly loved the open letter to my clients and ‘I’d rather be a little fluffy’ both great reads.

    Thanks as always for sharing.
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted..Marvelous in my Mondays #21

  23. Great links as always- thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats recently posted..Polar RC3 GPS

  24. New reader here! Love all your links. Especially Olivia Wilde’s advice on turning 30! She is such a strong woman!
    Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries recently posted..IDEA World Fitness Expo + Blogilates Giveaway

  25. Wow, thanks for all of the great links! I especially love the “what numbers dont tell you” link.
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted..Marathon Training: Week 3 Recap

  26. I’m was SO happy to hear that obesity rates in children are starting to decline. It may be by only a little bit, but it’s going in the right direction! yay!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..scenes from the weekend

  27. Gorgeous head shot!!!
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen recently posted..Honeymoon Recap: Exploring Milan

  28. As always Lindsay, thanks for the great Monday reads! I always enjoy checking those out :) I’ve been reading a lot about how different diets work for different people- very interesting! You look gorgeous in your head shot!
    Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile recently posted..Blueberry Detox Green Smoothie

  29. Love the links as always and the headshot looks great. Very professional!!
    Katie recently posted..What’s Next & A Giveaway

  30. The amount of time I spend on your Bean Bytes posts is rather absurd. I love everything you link up to!

    xx Kait
    Kait @ ChickadeeSays recently posted..Meatless Monday: Fig, Pear, and Brie Pizza on Cauliflower Crust

  31. ohh go hubs for building the treadmill desk!! i had hoped to move our treadmill here when we moved, but it just didn’t make sense from KC…the next place we get though darn it I want my treadmill!!
    Amanda @runtothefinish recently posted..10 fundamental health tips – Birthday Edition

  32. Thanks so much for sharing my cold brewed coffee link! You rock 😉
    Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie recently posted..How-To: Easy Cold Brewed Coffee

  33. I just found your blog from pbfingers and already I love it! I have so much reading I want to do now from all those links you provided. Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel @ Health My Lifestyle recently posted..Tilapia Milanese

  34. What awesome links! I just discovered your blog through Julie’s post over at PBfingers, and read more great articles in the last hour than I usually find in a week. I can’t wait to keep reading!
    Lauren @ Peaks and Passports recently posted..The Best Restaurant in Beaver Creek: The Golden Eagle

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