Diet and Fitness

Make Over Your Digestive Metabolism with Ayurveda

No Comments 27 March 2015

In the winter, many people feel heavy, lethargic, and emotionally drained. This comes at a time of year which, in Ayurvedic terms, is considered kaphic, or influenced by the elements of earth and water, with cool, heavy, and dull energy that can manifest in the body as excess mucous, lethargy, and weight gain.

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The Pain-free Way to Quit Drinking Soda

1 Comment 23 March 2015

My biggest food weakness wasn't chocolate or fries. Nope. Mine was diet soda. I used to have seven pallets (96 cans per pallet) of Diet Dr. Pepper delivered to my home because it was cheaper to buy in bulk, and I would drink 12-ouncers all day long. Crazy. When I decided to quit, I found a substitute that served a similar role. From This Is Your Do-Over.

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What Happened When I Gave Up Veganism

No Comments 17 March 2015

I'd been vegan for more than a decade when I started to crave meat, eggs, and other animal products. But I had built my career as a vegan chef and a holistic health counselor (though interestingly, most of my clients were not vegan, and I happily supported them to find their best diets). Still, I hid my cravings from everyone, including my partner and son. From Women, Food, and Desire.

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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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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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19 Simple Secrets for a Great Metabolism

1 Comment 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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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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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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