Diet and Fitness

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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The Pain-free Way to Quit Drinking Soda

3 Comments 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

1 Comment 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

1 Comment 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!)

2 Comments 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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