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Lauren Lomsdale

Lauren is a full-time mom of three girls, who also happens to run her own in-home preschool. She loves to write, run, yoga-it-out, and keep fit. She’s kind of crunchy in her homeschooling, cloth diapering, and natural products sort of way, but she also loves Starbucks and trashy tv. For more about her internal judgments of herself and hilarious quips about motherhood, follow her on IG and Twitter @thescoopmama,, as well as her website theSCOOPmama.

The Ketogenic Diet Plan and Marathon Training

Most distance runners are taught that carbs are an essential part of a training plan. They fuel your energy levels and give you long-burning sustainment while you’re running for hours. But new health trend called the ketogenic diet plan has taken the fitness world by storm, and the runner/health nut in me became curious. The ketogenic diet plan prescribes to a low carb, high healthy fat diet where as much as 70% of your daily intake is made up of fats. Although my runner mentality had me thinking that I needed to carb-load before all my long runs, I couldn’t ignore the anecdotal evidence presented by those who have done – and stuck to – the ketogenic diet plan. People were describing less bloat, higher energy levels, better sleep, and clearer minds. So I decided to put all my traditional thoughts on food to the side to try the ketogenic diet plan aside and to see how it fared during my training season.

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Win It!: Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Powder

From an early age it’s important to make sure your baby is “regular” when it comes to their bowel movements. Digestive health means different things at different ages but one thing stays the same – everyone needs to have a consistent output in order to keep their gut healthy. When babies become constipated, have diarrhea, or have gas it can be difficult for both the parents and baby. Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Powder are a safe, all-natural way to help keep your baby regular when they are having trouble on their own. And Daily Mom is giving away one bottle of Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Powder to one lucky Daily Mom reader!

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