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What You Need This Holiday Weekend: A Drink That Burns Fat

1 Comment 01 July 2015

Counteract all of that holiday cheer with some oolong tea and your waistline will thank you. Here’s how the nutrients in the tea work in your favor. From Belly Fat Breakthrough .

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New to Juicing? 5 Tips for Beginners

No Comments 01 July 2015

Believe it or not, when and how you drink your juice or smoothie does matter! Keep these sipping suggestions in mind when enjoying your next glass of healthy goodness. From The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies.

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Banish Your Summer Diet Doldrums with Our Healthy Giveaway

13 Comments 29 June 2015

It's summer, obviously, and like it or not we're all wandering around with fewer layers and more exposed skin. Cruelly, it's also prime ice cream and barbecue season. Never fear! You can enter for a chance to win our Healthy Diet Makeover with chef and DudeFood author Dan Churchill.

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Do a Mindful Body Scan for Weight Loss, Better Health

No Comments 23 June 2015

Tune in to your mind and body through a technique called a Body Scan. It's especially helpful to people who struggle with weight, who often shut off their awareness of their bodies out of fear, anxiety, or distress over how they think they look or what their physical limitations might be. The Body Scan helps us “be” in the body–as opposed to thinking about it–focusing on different areas in order to notice the signals it might be sending you. From The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.

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You Should Ignore This Terrible Piece of Popular Dieting Advice

No Comments 09 June 2015

Of all the lessons in The Hot Belly Diet, one of the most important goes against the conventional dieting wisdom that says you should eat several small meals throughout the day. This is harmful advice. Here's why.

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Going Vegan: 10 Books to Help You Stop Eating Meat and Dairy

No Comments 09 June 2015

Eating a diet free from meat and dairy is a healthy, compassionate choice. It has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and certain forms of cancer. Factory farming accounts for raising 10 billion animals every year for meat, eggs and dairy, as well as 34% of all methane emissions--a huge contributor to global warming.

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How to Beat Food Cravings and Overeating Once and for All

No Comments 02 June 2015

It might seem counterintuitive, but learning to tune in to the flavor of food–eating mindfully–can help you curb overeating and indulge your cravings in a healthy way. Here's an example of how it works. From The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.

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Despite Skepticism, Supplements Can Control Your Weight

No Comments 26 May 2015

Doctors are often skeptical about any dietary supplement that people might believe is a miracle cure, especially for losing weight. However, there are a few supplements that can work with diet and exercise to help with weight control. Here are three that may give you some extra help. They are backed by medical-journal research behind them, not marketing hype.

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Travel Hack: How to Eat Well on a Plane

No Comments 19 May 2015

You can still find deliciousness when even the air tastes bad. If you haven't packed a meal or snack for your flight, keep these tips from Eat More Better in mind.

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How to Make the Most of In-Season Produce at the Farmer’s Market

No Comments 19 May 2015

The grass is green, the trees finally have their leaves, and little plants are beginning to pop up from the black soil in the garden; summer is officially here. If you live in the south you may have already been enjoying summer for quite a while, but if you live in the north like I do, the colors of summer are a welcome relief from the snow that finally just melted away a few weeks ago.

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What the Hell Is in Your Food? Take The Dorito Effect Quiz

No Comments 05 May 2015

What's wrong with food? For 50 years, we've been laying the blame on nutrients—Fat! Carbs! Salt! Sugar! But the harder we try, the worse it gets. Less than a third of Americans are slender today, and obesity is the number one cause of disease. In The Dorito Effect, author Mark Schatzker argues we’ve been getting it all wrong. The problem with food—and why so many people eat so much of it—comes squarely down to one thing: the way it tastes. Restaurants and supermarket aisles today are filled with fake thrills and nutritional lies.

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7 Simple Ways to Eat More Plants

No Comments 01 May 2015

A plant-based diet helps our bodies cope with the effects of stress, inflammation, and exposure to environmental toxins. Make plant foods the bedrock of your diet, and you'll help protect yourself against illness and encourage a healthy weight. Here's how to up your dose of vegetables, fruit, and plant-based protein. From The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.

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3 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Diet

No Comments 09 April 2015

An awful lot of our diet failures have nothing to do with emotional eating or food addictions. They have to do with laziness and carelessness–a lack of planning. The good news: Virtually every diet challenge can be overcome with good planning. These rules from Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance will help you get it together.

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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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