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The Best Time of Day to Exercise to Lose Belly Fat

No Comments 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

No Comments 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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7 Cheers-Worthy Hacks for Hangover Prevention

1 Comment 08 December 2014

Holiday parties abound: 'tis the season for a nasty hangover. As I always say, you can have it all, just not all at once—and that's how I approach going out. Follow these tips from Skinnygirl Cocktails to have your fun while avoiding late-night regrets and nasty hangovers.

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Intermittent Fasting Can Be Key to Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

1 Comment 03 December 2014

Yes, you can look and feel good during the holiday season. The FastBeach Diet uncovers how Intermittent Fasting, or “IF” (consuming a quarter of your normal caloric intake, twice a week), leads to weight loss.

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A Health Cleanse Food That Actually Satisfies

No Comments 01 December 2014

Khichadi (pronounced kitch-a-dee) helps clear out "digestive sludge"—residue from poorly digested food that blocks weight loss, provokes hormonal imbalances, and ultimately triggers inflammation, the root of virtually all disease. Khichadi's unique blend of nutrients help foster rapid weight loss and boost overall health. Those on The Hot Belly Diet eat it daily for 30 days.

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10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse Recipe: Collard Greens with Turkey Sausage

No Comments 24 November 2014

Try this clean, high-protein meal from 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse after a cleanse or detox, or if you just want to eat delicious food, guilt-free.

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What to Know Before You Buy a Juicer

1 Comment 21 November 2014

Thinking of gifting (or begging Santa) for a juicer? Not all juicers are the same–you’ll have to choose between a centrifugal and a masticating juicer. Here are the differences, and which one might be right for you. From The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies.

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Surprisingly Evil Food Combinations You Should Avoid

1 Comment 17 November 2014

Eggs with meat, yogurt with hot drinks, fresh fruits with anything—when eaten together, certain foods can create unwanted by-products in the gut, leading to digestion issues and inflammation. For better health, you may want to avoid the following incompatible foods. From The Hot Belly Diet.

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Are You Eating the Very Best Supergreens for Your Body?

No Comments 05 November 2014

Did you know that chard aids digestion? That parsley fights aging? If you’re not eating (or drinking) your greens, here’s what your body could be missing. From the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.

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Cave Cuisine: 7 Great Books for Paleo Dieters

No Comments 03 November 2014

Chronic illness and a healthcare system in transition have only fueled our hunger for healthier foods and lifestyle reinventions that can delay or prevent cancer, heart disease, blood disorders and brain malfunction. Whereas recent generations looked to advances in medicine to cure their illnesses, some of us modern types prefer to look back—waaay back to our earliest founding fathers, the cavemen and women of the Paleolithic era.

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Hello: Oils Are Not Healthy Foods

No Comments 28 October 2014

As medical doctors, we are baffled that certain oils are presented as "health" foods. Olive oil is not a health food. Neither is coconut, grape seed, flaxseed, or any other oil you've heard you should add to your diet because it's good for you. From The Forks Over Knives Plan: A 4-Week Meal-by-Meal Makeover.

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The Forks Over Knives Recipe: Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

1 Comment 21 October 2014

Rich and irresistible, this twist on a classic recipe was created by chef and cookbook author Del Sroufe. Here, he uses plant-based milk such as rice, oat, almond, or soy in place of cow's milk. From The Forks Over Knives Plan: A 4-Week Meal-by-Meal Makeover.

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How Training for a Triathlon Helped Me Find My Writing Voice

No Comments 15 October 2014

For most of us life is one long story. Everyone has one. If you think about it, each day is like a page that we add to the book of our existence. I'm fascinated with this concept and I'm also very mindful of my own fate. I know my story could end at any minute. My motto of living every day like it's my last isn't due to my obsession with the apocalypse. It stems from a brush with death I experienced years ago. That single day inspired me to follow the dream of writing a book (I've penned Orbs and Orbs II) and becoming an Ironman triathlete. Honestly, I'm not sure if I would be where I am today if I hadn't almost died, everything seems to lead directly back to that chilly winter night in 2007.

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