Eating Right In CHS - Healthy Spots For A Nosh


We live in one of the culinary capitals in the Nation and one of the most popular cities in the world! There is literally temptation for people who love food on every single corner of Charleston. That makes it INSANELY hard to eat healthy! And you work so hard for that boss body!! 

So we have compiled a list of places in Charleston that will feed that hunger without hurting that waistline. Guilt free dinning out! 

Basic Kitchen


Their "About" page says it all:

Use seasonal, local produce and the best ingredients to create food that’s nourishing and delicious, giving you tons of energy to pursue the things you love.

Basic Kitchen provides delicious, locally sourced meals that are inspired by spices and stories from around the world. Honest food that is good for you. What more could you ask for?

Address: 82 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29403


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"Fresh local goodness" is the focus at Huriyali in downtown Charleston. "Huriyali's products are sourced from growers who care about the full spectrum of their products and the environment," their website proclaims. If Acai bowls are your thing, this stop is a MUST!! With their delicious dishes made with fresh local ingredients from the low country combined with a hippy, floral vibe, you will be nourishing your body AND soul in no time.

Address: 401 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403



If you are vegan or vegetarian, Dellz Uptown is your heaven. From smoothies, salads, and bowls to wraps, burgers and pizzas (and even Vegan nachos) you can get your freakin vegan food coma on! This place makes eating healthy mouth watering and totally guilt free. Get your cute butt here asap

Address: 511 Rutledge Ave Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Xiao Bao Biscuit


Xiao Bao Biscuit is THE place for exquisite Asian "Soul Food". Dishes are inspired from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Favorite part of the website? "All prepared locally & inspired by kick-ass grandmothers everywhere." Who doesn't love eating the healthy comfort food our grandparents use to serve up?! The menu changes seasonally, with rotating daily specials so everything is as fresh as possible. Fresh fish, vegetables and grains that are prepared in a way that you don't believe its healthy? Done and Done.

Address: 224 Rutledge Avenue @ corner of Spring Street Charleston, SC 


Poke bowls are all the rage now and with places like Beech leading the charge, we welcome this trend with open arms!! "Natural eats, creative techniques" is their motto and they follow it to the T. Clean and healthy eating is totally doable with the help of Beech and their raw and fresh, and unaltered food. Get all the energy you need to conquer your day by starting it off at Beech :)

Address: 315 King Street Between George and Liberty Charleston, SC 29401

Your Summer In The Stars

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Hey REVers - Spring is officially here and Summer is right around the corner! Can't wait and want to know what is in store? We looked to the stars to help you set the tone and make the most of your Spring and Summer! Become more enlightened below with a little help from the AstroTwins...


  • Venus is in your true love house from June 5 to October 8. From 8/8 on Mars will also be there bringing the summer to a love-filled and even somewhat dramatic close.
  • This will be a playful, passionate and highly romantic summer
  • Rams should be bold and take more initiative in affairs of the heart
  • You’ll be attracted to the rockstars and flamboyant, feather-fanning peacock types BUT, choose people with more enduring qualities because stern Saturn is in your house of intimacy from 6/14 until 9/17
  • You could deal with a few trust issues. Don’t be secretive and ask all the questions you’re wondering about. Do your own background checks on anyone you’re interested in too.
  • Make time for nesting while your ruling planet Mars is in Cancer from 6/24 to 8/8
  • There could be a proposal or pregnancy near the August 14 new moon, or you could meet someone new and promising then 


  • In June and July you’ll crave quiet, cozy private time with your sweetie
  • It’s a good time for nesting, meeting the parents or taking family trips
  • Single Bulls could fall for the boy- or girl-next-door type. Mama’s gotta approve!
  • Love could emerge with someone who’s been in the friend zone in July too.
  • Socialize with your sweetie, host a July Fourth party together
  • Stable Saturn is in your marriage and commitment house until 9/17 so you need to make your love is built to last
  • On 8/11, lucky, joyful Jupiter zips into your romance house for 13 months! You could have a romantic renaissance then or start planning a fun future with your honey 




  • Single Gems could meet a great match on Tinder or just while being open and friendly while you’re out and about. Talk to strangers!
  • With Saturn in your house of healthy habits and helpful people all summer, you could meet your mate while doing community service work or at the gym.
  • Expect some misunderstandings while Venus is retrograde in August. You may need to work on communication issues with your mate
  • Talks could turn to cohabitation or starting a family in August.
  • August is also great for taking a family vacation or introducing your partner to your closest friends


  • Spend June washing that ex right out of your hair. It’s time to move on!
  • Passionate Mars will sizzle in Cancer from 6/24 to 8/8 making you the hottest thing in town. If you need to start fresh you’ll have no problem doing that then.
  • On 7/1 and 7/31 two full moons could bring a great long-term partner your way. If you’re in a relationship you could get engaged or take on another shared commitment
  • Stern Saturn will be in your romance house from 6/14 to 9/17 making a lot more serious about love too. Remind yourself to lighten up at times.
  • Venus brings a lot of luxury to your love life too, but careful not to overspend on those dream dates in August!
  • You might even meet someone through work this summer....




  • Be careful not to push your sweetie too far down on the priority list or there could be trouble while Venus is retrograde in August
  • Venus retrograde could also reconnect you to “the one that got away.”
  • You love to be helpful to family and friends but too many obligations can prevent you from having the romantic summer you deserve. Be careful not to overcommit.
  • On 7/1 and 8/4, Venus and jetsetting Jupiter connect in Leo: epic days for taking couple’s vacations or romance with someone you meet during your travels
  • The full moon on the 7/31 will bring a make-it or break-it moment. Decide if you’re in or out
  • This full moon on 7/31 could also bring a proposal or exclusivity clause with someone you’ve been dating casually. 


  • You could be swept away by someone enchanting before 8/11, although this might be more of a summer love than a long-term relationship
  • Some Virgos may choose to end relationships that they’ve outgrown. Give yourself time to feel and heal
  • From 6/24 to 8/8, an online dating situation could heat up or you could meet someone great through the introduction of mutual friends
  • Lucky, bountiful Jupiter enters Virgo on 8/11 (the first time since 2004) and you’ll feel like starting fresh. That might mean giving yourself more “me time” within a relationship
  • Venus will spend one week in Virgo from 7/18-25, which could bring some rapid and passionate developments. This is your time to be the pursuer!
  • The full moon on 8/29 could bring a promising new partner or a more solid commitment from the one you adore 




  • Let friends play matchmaker and give online dating a go. There could be a lucky click or swipe.
  • In August, being a social butterfly could keep you away from the cocoon too much. Don’t forget to include your sweetie in your plans
  • Get some shared relationship goals on paper while Mars is in your long-term planning house from 6/24 to 8/8.
  • You could fall for someone a bit older or more established — even someone you meet through work — in July


  • You’ll be busy developing personal projects this summer, as taskmaster Saturn is finishing up a three-year tour through Scorpio on 9/17. Time for dating will be limited so make those magic moments count!
  • Mars awakens your wanderlust from 6/24 to 8/8. Slip off for 3-day romantic getaways. The change of scenery makes it easier to focus on your partner (instead of work) too!
  • You could meet someone special while traveling in July
  • With Venus and Mars both visiting your career house this summer you could also meet your mate through a work function or an elite (and high-end) gathering.
  • Goals, goals, goals! Coupled Scorpios will enjoy making a five-year plan together. You could even start a business with your sweetie.
  • The full moon on 8/29 will bring a peak romantic moment. You could meet The One or put a ring on THAT finger.




  • Can you keep a secret? From 6/24 to 8/8 you will also crave more private time and could date someone quietly before announcing it to friends and family.
  • Venus spends the entire summer in your travel house making you feel like a gorgeous, gypset goddess. Traveling with your partner will be pure bliss.
  • Venus helps single Sagittarians branch out: you could date someone from a different background, have a long-distance relationship or meet your match while traveling
  • Some Archers will prefer to be single and free all summer, but while Venus is retrograde in August to push a good one away — or get so caught up in your personal projects that you don’t nurture your relationship


  • This will be a seriously sultry summer for Capricorns as planets light up your seductive eighth house.

  • Be careful not to rush a relationship while Venus is retrograde in August.

  • Watch out for jealousy in August too! The green eyed monster could have you in his grips.
  • On August 11, free-spirited Jupiter lightens up your approach to love when it moves into Virgo for 13 months. You’ll feel more willing to leap with your love interest, sharing adventures and traveling together.
  • Single Capricorns could feel the click with a cutie from a different culture or country of origin after 8/11
  • Be bold and put your real feelings out there during the Capricorn full moon on July 1. Take a risk and ask your crush to coffee.


  • Opposites attract! Venus will be in your committed relationship house all summer making you crave a mate who can balance you out
  • On 6/16, the new moon in Gemini opens your heart. You could meet a hot prospect or be inspired to rev up the romance in an existing relationship.
  • Take the lead in love while Mars is in Gemini until 6/24
  • In July, you’ll crave a healthier, stabilizing vibe: do buddy workouts with your honey or try a sport that also gives you access to meeting someone active and attractive
  • The new moon on 8/15 could bring a proposal or a next level commitment with the one you adore
  • Take an enchanted vacation for two when jetsetter Jupiter and Venus connect on 7/1 and 8/4
  • The full moon in Aquarius on 7/31 is a day to be bold and ask for exactly what you want. Or, take a risk and invite someone on a date.




  • With Venus in your house of service, you could meet a great match while volunteering
  • Enjoy more outdoor adventures with your amour: hiking, biking, doing yoga on the beach
  • With risk-taker Jupiter moving into your marriage house for a year on 8/11, your urge to merge heats up. A relationship could move at a much faster pace then.
  • Don’t be shy about talking about the future after 8/11. Honest is the best policy, whether you want to get closer or are thinking of splitting up.
  • The full moon in Pisces on 8/29 will show you want the right decision is. Either way, you need to bring more of your needs into your relationships.

So get out there REVers and give each day the best! It gonna be one helluva year :) #fyg




Take A Dip! Spring Bathing Suit Trends

Our favorite Spring and Summer fashion staple is back!! It is time to start shopping for a bitchin bikini or one piece wonder :) We have scouted the fashion trends that will be hitting the water by beach and boat in 2018 that will still be hot well into 2019. Get your shopping shoes on! 

Warm Tones

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From burnt orange to mustard, swimsuits in these warm sunny shades will make you glow from the inside out! Need help deciding if the color in question is a warm hue? If it reminds you of the sunshine, you are headed in the right direction!

Ribbed or Seersucker


Perk? It can double as a bodysuit to make a quick transition from beach to bar! Pair with your cutoff shorts or sarong and you are ready for any outdoor afternoon activity that gets thrown you way :)

Polka Dot Love


An old classic that we are happy to see return! Although, we never really thought it left... Make a retro vibe hip again with cheeky bottoms or sports bra shaped tops.

Frilled Sleeves


Ruffles bring a feminine and girly touch to any beach side bikini! Whether one sided, both sides, just tops or just bottoms, this trend wont be swimming with the sharks anytime soon 

Fruit Suit


Peachy keen!! Lemons, bananas, pineapples and cherries are among the popular fruits adorning the new Summertime prints. Bring a little pop of color wherever you go with these yummy threads!

The best accessory to all of these stylish suits? You're amazing self!! Keep that booty beach ready by getting it in the saddle! Take care of yourself REV-ers and well see you in the saddle :)








Fast & Furious: The Pro's & Con's Guide To Intermittent Fasting


Could the answer to looking and feeling great not be about dieting, but instead about skipping meals every once in a while? Intermittent fasting, or going between 14 and 36 hours with few to no calories, can have amazing benefits and can be easier than you may think. Each and every one of us almost does it every day, we just call it sleeping! 

There are a few different methods to choose from so it can be tricky to figure out which one will work best for you and your schedule. Below are a few methods to get you learning more about the process and find which one is right for you! 

The 16/8 Method

This one is good for the sleepers out there! Also called the Leangains protocol, the 16/8 Method involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 - 10 hours. You would then be fasting for the 14 (for women) or 16 (for men) hours in between. However, you would be asleep for at least half of it!

Pros: You can really eat whenever you want to within the eight-hour period! That said, most people find breaking it up into 3 meals is easiest since that doesn't deter from people's normal eating schedules. 

Cons: Even though there is flexibility in when you eat, Leangains has tight guidelines for what to eat. Even more so if you are working out during this fast. The nutrition plan and scheduling meals around workouts can make the program tougher on those who don't love to plan ahead (aka me) Learn more about it in the links below.


This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week. Therefore, eating a pretty big dinner one night would have to hold you over until dinner time the next night (24 hours later) 

Pros: There are no food rules and no counting calories on this one!!! That being said, don't go nuts and binge eat all that ice cream you have had stashed away for months. Be reasonable. This is all about getting healthy after all. It’s about moderation: Have a scoop of that ice cream instead of the whole tub :)

Cons: Going 24 hours without any calories can suck. We all know how much being "hangry" can affect not only us, but those around us :) It takes TONS of self-control to stick to this diet so not for the faint of heart....

The 5:2 Diet

For five days a week, you eat normally (read: like an adult still) and don’t have to think about dieting. On the other two days, reduce your calorie intake to a quarter of your daily needs AKA about 500 calories per day for women, and 600 for men. The days of the week you choose do not matter as long as there is at least 1 non-fasting day in between.

Pros: Not having to change up your eating routine too much is a nice bonus and of course not having to count any calories or weigh your food. And you are still getting to eat SOMETHING every day. But just like the "Eat-Stop-Eat" approach that does not mean you can eat whatever you want. Still be responsible about your choices otherwise this won't work

Cons: On the days you are reducing your caloric intake to 500 or 600 be careful about working out. The last thing anyone wants is you passing out on your bike!!

The Warrior Diet

The fasting phase of The Warrior Diet is really about undereating. You fast for a 20-hour period, during which you can small servings of fruit or veggies, fresh juice, and small servings of lean protein. This promotes alertness, boosts your energy naturally, and stimulates fat burning. Woohoo!!!

Pros: Fat loss and more energy would make every person reading this feel and look better! So that is a huge pro. And you can eat during the fasting period which makes it easier to stick to.

Cons: We know it’s nice to eat a few snacks here and there instead of going without any food for 20-plus hours. But the strict schedule and meal plan may also interfere with social gatherings. 

We hope this helps give you a few options of ways you can try intermittent fasting. Try one, if it doesn't work, onto the next!! Find the one that works for you and your schedule and eating habits. Stay alert, stay healthy, and as always well see you in the saddle!!!



Get Spring Fresh Skin Now!


Cant' wait to say goodbye to Winter, and goodbye to Winter skin? Us too! But you don't have to wait another month to get that Spring fresh glow. Try this list of vitamins and supplements to put the glow of a warm March day back into your chilly cheeks :) 

Hyaluronic Acid For Dry Winter Skin

Hyaluronic Acid works by helping the skin retain moisture & collagen AKA volume & tone! It takes about 6 weeks of consistent use to see the change so be patient but if you can stick to a regime you will love what you see :) It also helps lubricate joints at the same time which is an added benefit for all your REV-ers out there! Win Win

Omega 3 Fatty Acids For Wrinkles

Omega-3s, found in fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel, regulate oil production and help keep your skin moisturized from the inside out! One 2005 study found that EPA, a type of omega-3 found primarily in fish oil, helps block the release of ultraviolet-induced enzymes that eat away at your skin’s collagen, causing lines and sagging skin. Get your butt in the kitchen for the sake of your skin!

Vitamin E For Fine Lines

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free-radical damage that leads to fine lines. If pills are not your thing, it is easy to work this vitamin into your diet - try eating vitamin E-rich foods like avocado, olive oil, and wheat germ.

Collagen For Anti-Aging

Missing that bounce and suppleness that seems to come with warmer weather? Collagen helps skin maintain its elasticity, structure and integrity. It is also essential in skin cell turnover which keeps us looking young! Collagen production decreases naturally with age (of course), and is also affected by inflammation and nutritional deficiencies. You can get Collagen supplements in pill form pr a powder form that can be dissolved into your favorite drink!

Go get your glow on girl! And to get that sexy sweaty glow, we will see you in the saddle!!




Super Bowl Sunday! Treats That Wont Undo Your Year (Completely)

Football fan or not, anyone likes an excuse to chow down with friends! And as far as food party goes, Super Bowl Sunday takes the cake. Pun intended. 

If you want to not completely undo your whole year, already,  but still partake in the fun, below are a few tasty but healthy treats that will get you ready to cheer on your favorite team!

7 Layer Mexican Dip


Bean Dip, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Cheese, Tomato, Olives. Throw it all in a pan. No baking required. But your favorite Kale or Corn chip is :)

Two seconds to delish recipe found HERE

Sweet Potato Skins


A healthy twist on an old school favorite. Plus who doesn't love the combination of sweet and savory?  

Check out the full recipe HERE

Cauliflower Pizza


Total crowd pleaser. Less carbs. Now that is what we call a touchdown!

Just a few easy steps for this treat found HERE

Vegetarian Beans in Blankets


This is a new version of pigs in a blanket, minus "Babe". Dont miss out on this winning combination of green beans, dill Havarti and caraway seeds.  

Check out these piggies HERE

Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip


It's just not the Super Bowl without wings. Check out this healthier take that doesn't scrimp on flavor. Use nonfat Greek yogurt as the base to create a lighter dip for these tangy Buffalo wings.

Full recipe for Super Bowl bliss found HERE

Now hop in the kitchen and get to planning the perfect spread for your Super Bowl Sunday :) Enjoy your party guilt free while still pleasing everyone in your party. Win Win!

Dry January: Things To Do That Aren't Drinking

Hey fellow basic bitch. It's that time of year again where we all make that pledge to be better and do better in the New Year. Unbroken resolutions aren't uncommon, usually tossed by the time this blog goes live. We are here to try to help you keep one resolution ...

So you decided to do a dry January. Give your liver (and your wallet) a much needed vacation. But what are you going to do with all extra free time you wont be spending at the bar?? Below is a list to get you started :)

Museum Tours


In your very own backyard, Hell in REV's own backyard, there are tons of beautiful museums filled with gorgeous art and pieces of history. This is a wonderful way to learn about the amazing town you live in without visiting bars and restaurants ;) Plus, you'll learn something! Lets be honest, we could all use a lil culture. 

There is an entire mile in Charleston (aptly named Museum Mile) filled with museums to get you started! Find out about all of them here

Rock Climbing


This kills THREE birds with one stone! You get to enjoy the great outdoors, you still are getting your workout in, AND this is an activity you can do that definitely wont tempt you to drink. 

We suggest getting a few indoor workouts in before hitting the real thing. A great local indoor  place to check out is Coastal Climbing  

Treat Yo' Self - Shopping


OK OK, we know. Not the cheapest option. BUT there is something to be said about retail therapy! Its a new year and you are trying to better yourself by not drinking. So reward yourself! "New Year New You" right?!? 

Pictured here is King Street. In case you didnt know, this is a great place to start

Bike Tours


You work hard every week to get that butt in the saddle and ride! This activity lets you take your skills to the street!! And you cant drink and ride sooo BAM! Problem solved - Get started here!!


See you soon REVers 

The Morning After - New Year's Day Exercises To Get You Out Your Slump

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The morning after. We have all been there. A night of partying and celebrating with good friends: While worth it for the memories, takes a toll on the body and all the hard work you have been putting into it all year. 

However, we are still gonna party! Therefore, we found some blood flowing tricks and tips and mouth watering snacks that will help you combat that headache and (still) start your year off right!!

Make Sure You Exercise!


That soul crushing dawn workout doesn't just put a pep in your step afterwards - exercising in the morning has been proven to help boost your metabolism. Studies have shown that people who exercise in the morning burn more calories than those who exercise at other times of the day.

Press For Time? 

A recent study found that a simple 2.5-minute burst of high intensity exercises can lead to an increased caloric burn all day — up to 200 calories worth!!

Don't Skip Breakfast 

Running out the door and breakfast slips your mind?! Try and grab something quick. Eating in the morning helps keep your body at its metabolism-boosting best! Eat a filling breakfast soon after you wake up so your body will be ready to burn energy (See below for some quick time saving yummies)

Strength Training is Key

Don't forget to add strength training to your routine as well to build more calorie-burning muscle. Start your day off with this 10-minute muscle-building workout to increase your metabolism and help you look and feel your best.

Mid-morning Snack


 Choose snacks that have fat-burning properties for an extra boost for your metabolism! Check our list below of yummy and energizing snacks that will power you throughout your day :)

   Coconut Water and Protein Powder


This is a great go-to for pre-workout snack because it's easy to digest and is extremely hydrating.. Coconut water is also high in potassium, which is important for muscle contractions



The purpose of fruit is to not only to top off physical energy but to also fuel the brain for mental focus. Some great options include:

  • Bananas. High in potassium, which can help prevent cramping. 
  • Apples. A small apple is high in sugar and contains a moderate amount of fiber. Will fill you up without weighing you down.
  • Melon/Cantaloupe Slices. 
  • Grapes. Like the other fruits on this list, grapes are high in simple sugars that'll give you a jolt of energy when you need it!

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches


It's a simple twist on a modern favorite! The combination of healthy fat and protein, along with the fiber from the whole grain bread, provides you with the optimal combination of nutrients to keep you fueled for a longer workout. 





New Year's Eve - What To Wear & Where



Pop bubbles at Nico with specials on Veuve for $68/bottle, $99 for Veuve and a dozen oysters, $99 for Veuve and foie gras, and $199 for Veuve and caviar. 

Little Mermaid Approved...


Go for a little glitter inspired by the sea! Going with blues, green and purples instead of gold and silver is a fresh take on an old classic.

Edmund's Oast Brewing Company

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Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. will host a special New Year’s Eve pre-party on December 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Patrons can enjoy an all-star line-up of free music and beer specials.

Tomboy Chic


For all those guys girls out there - Mix a flirty, head turning top with a pair of high waisted black pants. Sexy, confident and comfortable. Done.

The Cedar Room


Want a reason to break out that one fabulous gown (or RTR)? Party at The Cedar Room! There will be live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar provided by Mercantile and Mash.

Sparkling Elegance


(See above) Nuff said.



Attention all you foodies out there - Chef Josh Walker and the team at Tu will serve a four-course meal for NYE diners including oysters served raw with pastrami yuzu shaved ice, grilled shrimp dipped in popcorn butter, lobster ravioli, prime rib, and more. The dinner is $65 per attendee.

Fearless Trendsetter


This girl is fearless AF. Always up for whatever. Make a statement when you hit the hottest place in town.


Fashion Trends Fit For A Holiday Queen

The Holidays bring everyone together! Part of the reason they are so much fun and we are reminded of what we are thankful for :) But this means parties. Which means party appropriate shopping must happen. But dont stress because we have your back! And these are just your basic black dresses yall...

Metallic Pants

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Metallics act as the ultimate neutral during the Holidays. Isnt that why we love them so much?!!

Velvet Pantsuits


Badass with a side of sexy anyone? Velvet brings a fresh take to this old fashion classic

Emerald City

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This gem hue makes every girl feel like royalty! Bring a different take to glitter with this glam color

Silky Santa


Sexy while still being festive! Bring a new vibe to the traditional Holiday color scheme ;) Absolutely LOVE the cage heel pairing 

Leather & Lace


This is the perfect outfit if you arent sure whether or not you are Naughty or Nice....Also a great way to bring a little edge to an otherwise girly piece.