Diet and Fitness

The Surprising Secret to a Longer Life

No Comments 22 July 2014

Fasting–even brief, sporadic fasts–not only helps you lose weight, but reduces your risk of age-related diseases like cancer and diabetes. From the bestselling book, The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting.

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Lunch Makeover: Fast, Healthy Meals for Kids

No Comments 11 July 2014

The best lunch is one that’s nutritious and quick to prepare, but also fun and easy to eat. Please your picky eaters with these lunch box ideas from 4 Ingredients: More Than 400 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes Using 4 or Fewer Ingredients.

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No-Cook, Low-Carb Meal Ideas for Summer

No Comments 07 July 2014

Too busy, hot, or tired to cook? These ready-to-serve options from the deli, salad bar, and supermarket will help you get food on the table quickly, saving you money on takeout while sticking to your diet. From The New Atkins Made Easy.

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Men: A Surefire Way to Lose That Gut

No Comments 17 June 2014

The Life Plan Diet for men begins with a 36-hour fast, which resets your hunger thermostat, increases your fat-burning ability, and helps you break weight-loss plateaus. But there are more surprising physical benefits to fasting.

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Myth: Low-Fat Diets Prevent Cancer

No Comments 17 June 2014

A widely held belief about women's health–that dietary fat causes cancer, including breast cancer–has turned out not to be supported by scientific evidence. From The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.

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7 Fantastic Summer Fitness Books

No Comments 12 June 2014

Beach season is upon us, but it's never too late to bump up your bikini-body tricks. These books include makeover tips and advice from True Blood's Joe Manganiello and running expert Alexandra Heminsley, plus other faves.

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We Might Be Replacing Trans Fats with Something Much Worse

6 Comments 04 June 2014

Today, vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, safflower, sunflower, or cottonseed oil–or “polyunsaturated fats”–are commonly used to replace trans fats. But when heated to temperatures required for frying food, these highly unstable oils can create oxidation products that are extremely toxic. From The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.

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Create Quick Meals with a Pantry Essentials Checklist

No Comments 02 June 2014

Keep these key ingredients on hand in your kitchen pantry—they’ll help you create and flavor your meals, and save many a dish from disaster. From 4 Ingredients: More Than 400 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes Using 4 or Fewer Ingredients.

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How to Read Food Labels for Better Health

No Comments 29 May 2014

When grocery shopping, use these helpful tips to check out what's really in a product (especially junk food) before buying it. From Unjunk Your Junk Food.

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French Women Don’t Get Fat (after Baby)

No Comments 21 May 2014

Don't blame yourselves, American moms. French women are treated to post-natal care from therapists who not only specialize in rehabilitating the stomach muscles, but also the pelvic-floor muscles. From Bumpology.

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3 All-Natural, Homemade Produce Washes

No Comments 20 May 2014

No matter where fresh fruits and vegetables come from, dirt, germs, pathogens, and exhaust fumes can get on them. Before you eat, give your produce some extra TLC with one of these washes. From The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies.

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So-Called Healthy Foods You Should Actually Avoid

1 Comment 20 May 2014

Want to eat clean and feel amazing? A Paleoista knows better than to indulge in these so-called healthy foods. From Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat.

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The Best Way to Tell if Your Weight Is Healthy

No Comments 16 May 2014

Step off the scale and grab a tape measure instead–your waist size is a great indicator of your current and future health. From FastExercise.

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The Best Uses for 9 Common Herbs

No Comments 14 May 2014

Chives are great in dips and dressings, and tarragon adds a zing to seafood, chicken, and lamb dishes. Create more flavorful meals by learning how to add fresh herbs to nearly any dish. From 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free.

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