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How to Make Your Own Toxin-free Cleaning Products

No Comments 24 February 2015

Go back to basics. Make your own multi-purpose cleaner, air freshener, laundry detergent, and exercise equipment spray with help from The Whole Pantry.

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Do You Have a Food Addiction?

No Comments 10 February 2015

If you really think you have a problem, talk to your doctor about it. But to give you a better idea of how food addiction is defined, here is the Yale Food Addiction Scale, as shared in Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance.

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What You Should Be Eating for Optimal Gut Health

No Comments 05 February 2015

Are all of those trendy, supplemented yogurt products really best for the job? Learn from Women, Food, and Desire which natural, whole foods encourage healthier digestion.

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Great Bodies Are Made in the Kitchen, Not the Gym

No Comments 28 January 2015

Exercise has a zillion benefits beyond burning calories, but when it comes to losing weight, what you eat is far, far more important than working out. Any good trainer will tell you that. From Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance.

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Why 2015 Is the Year of Free Fitness

2 Comments 21 January 2015

Watch your back, SoulCycle. This year, fit folks are moving away from $35 boutique classes to a better choice for both wallet and abs. Body weight training was named the No. 1 fitness trend for 2015 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). You need little to no equipment, you can do it at home, and the movements can be done alone or as part of a larger workout.

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How You Can Make Incredibly Healthy, Tasty Meals at Home (Yes, You!)

No Comments 20 January 2015

It's the perfect time for many of us to set personal goals: The start of a new year has become synonymous either with rebooting or altering our focus on an area of life previously neglected—and there's no surprise that the most common New Year's resolution is related to health, particularly weight loss.

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Why You Need to Detox Every Day

No Comments 13 January 2015

Detox shouldn't be just a once-a-year thing. There is action you can take every day to encourage the body's natural detoxification processes that occur through the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys, colon, and lymph nodes. From The Whole Pantry.

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The Best Places to Work out in NYC

No Comments 12 January 2015

We asked Mara Schiavocampo, author of THINspired and a workout fiend who dropped 90 lbs., to share with us her very favorite fitness studios in New York City. Here's her list—I can personally second SoulCycle, a spiritual, indescribably great indoor spin studio (and a great way to beat the winter blues) as well as the gorgeous and calming, albeit pricey Pure Yoga. If you aren't in the Big Apple, you can still get the glory of these workouts from proprietary DVDs, your local franchise (Soul is always expanding) or park, and YouTube fitness channels, all at a deep discount from the real deal.

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19 Simple Secrets for a Great Metabolism

No Comments 06 January 2015

These tips from Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women will help you boost, or at least balance, your metabolism. Pick one or two things on the list to incorporate into your lifestyle, and when they feel like second nature, incorporate a few more.

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The Easiest Weight Loss Tip Ever (and It’s Free!)

1 Comment 05 January 2015

Throughout your day, drink hot liquids such as tea or warm water (flavor it with fresh lemon, mint, thyme, or ginger, if you like). Not only will it curb hunger and help reduce snacking, it will improve digestion. Avoid cold drinks and carbonated ones, especially at meals. From The Hot Belly Diet.

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How to Tell If You’re Overeating

No Comments 22 December 2014

If that piece of chicken on your plate is bigger than the palm of your hand, you are eating too much. Here's how to size up a healthy portion (per meal), using your hand as a guide. From Think Eat Move Thrive.

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The Best Time of Day to Exercise to Lose Belly Fat

1 Comment 16 December 2014

Why you need to wake up and work up a sweat before breakfast (or your first meal of the day) to help shed inches from your waistline. From Belly Fat Breakthrough.

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How a Weight-Loss Setback Is Just a Setup for a Comeback

1 Comment 12 December 2014

As I write this, I'm six pounds heavier than my lowest weight. It's three days after Thanksgiving, and I've spent the better part of the last week drinking wine and eating baked goods. Of course, I didn't plan to spend the week gorging myself, but I was hosting twenty people for the holiday and doing all of the cooking this year, and "one little taste" (to ensure the food was right for my guests, naturally) led to a daily eat-a-thon. From Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance.

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Best Guidebooks for a Holiday Detox

1 Comment 10 December 2014

Holiday cheer abounds not only for the shiny gifts under the tree, but for the tasty surprises on the dinner table, at the bar, and in the dessert tray. Unfortunately, the latter goodies are more likely to linger around your waistline beyond Jan. 1. Why not get a head start on clearing your inner fireplace with a detox plan?

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