Diet and Fitness

The Forks Over Knives Recipe: Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

No Comments 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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6 Ways to Lose Weight by Breaking Bad Habits

4 Comments 07 October 2014

If your diet do-over plan is stalled, take control of your weight and your health by rewiring your brain to automatically make better decisions. These strategies from The FastBeach Diet will serve you well, whether you're on the six-week diet plan or not.

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Why 80% of Your Diet Should Be Carbs

1 Comment 30 September 2014

Yes, carbs in highly refined food packages will create health problems. But if you eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, 75 to 80 percent of your calories will come from carbohydrates–and that's precisely what you want. The unrefined carbohydrates in whole or minimally processed plant foods do not cause diabetes or make us fat. From The Forks Over Knives Plan: A 4-Week Meal-by-Meal Makeover.

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6 Reasons You Should Hit the Sauna

1 Comment 25 September 2014

I’m all about things that have health benefits and beauty benefits, and a sauna will help you sweat out toxins while burning calories, leaving you with glowing skin. Try these tips, along with a sample recipe, from my 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.

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Why Fish Doesn’t Belong in a Healthy Diet

2 Comments 10 September 2014

Seafood isn't actually as heart-healthy as people claim it to be. Here's why, from The Forks Over Knives Plan: A 4-Week Meal-by-Meal Makeover.

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A New Way to Sneak Fruits and Veggies into Your Child’s Diet

No Comments 04 September 2014

Try juicing them yourself or blending them into smoothies. Start with these fruit and vegetable combinations—they're so sweet and refreshing, kids will learn it’s easy being green. From The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies.

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Blending vs. Juicing: What’s the Difference?

2 Comments 25 August 2014

Discover whether blending your beverage or juicing may be the healthier, lower-maintenance, and cheaper option. From 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.

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Are You Eating Digestion-Slaying Combinations?

1 Comment 20 August 2014

Think salmon with rice makes a healthy dinner? Think again. Follow these rules to improve digestion—and learn why not to eat proteins with carbs, why fruit should be eaten on its own, and why you shouldn't indulge in a sweet dessert immediately after dinner. From 1 Pound a Day: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox and Plan for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating.

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The First Step to Six-Pack Abs: Lose the Booze

No Comments 14 August 2014

If you don't want to suck in that gut for the rest of the summer, lay off the booze. Here are five reasons why alcoholic beverages are counterintuitive to losing belly fat, from The Life Plan Diet.

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12 Refreshing, Healthy Summer Drinks

1 Comment 13 August 2014

Put down that saccharin-sweet diet soda, bid goodbye to the calorie-laden whole-milk café mocha. Sip something healthier and low-cal with one of these ideas from The FastBeach Diet.

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10 Healthy Lessons I Learned from My Kids

No Comments 05 August 2014

The last time I knew it all was about 30 years ago, when I was in my teens. It has been a steady decline of intellect since then. I always joke that having kids can help you evolve, but in certain aspects, parenthood is a true de-evolution or deconstruction—especially for us moms.

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Why You Need to Cut Booze from Your Diet… Temporarily

4 Comments 30 July 2014

Those calories lurking in your sangria glass add up. Whether you want to lose weight or just want to cut down on the sauce, try these tips from The FastBeach Diet.

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A Sample Produce-Buying Checklist for the Paleo Diet

2 Comments 29 July 2014

Paleo dieters eat like our hunter-gatherer ancestors–a balance of lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and some raw nuts. Here’s a checklist of "Paleoista" staples that will keep you fit and feeling fabulous, from Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat.

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