Diet and Fitness

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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Learn to Love Your Body by Silencing Your Bitch Brain

No Comments 21 April 2015

Wherever your body is right now is where it ought to be. It may be fifteen pounds over where you'd like it to be; it may be bloated, tired, sluggish, or in pain. But in order to steer yourself on a new course and care for your body in a productive, health-affirming way, you have to release yourself from the negative mental baggage.

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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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10 Things Only Yoga Fans Understand

2 Comments 06 April 2015

What you discover when you first start practicing yoga, and what you realize over time. From Yoga Girl.

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9 Best Fitness Books for Sculpting Your Bikini Body

1 Comment 01 April 2015

Welcome to spring, or the unofficial start of training camp for bikini season. There's no better way to shake off the cabin fever your body's been feeling these past few months than to grab your running shoes, yoga mat, swimsuit, or bike helmet for an ab-sculpting, leg-toning workout.

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No More Excuses Mom Maria Kang diet book

Accused Fat Shamer Maria Kang Has a Diet Book

No Comments 30 March 2015

“What’s your excuse?” was the rallying cry of Maria Kang heard around the world. The so-called “Fit Mom” of three created waves of controversy when she posted a picture of herself on Facebook. Posed triumphantly above her young sons, she showed off her super-toned abs with the infamous tagline right above her head. The photo […]

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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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4 Tips from Yoga Girl for Your Best Practice Ever

No Comments 24 March 2015

Ready to elevate (or begin) your yoga practice? Here are a few general things to think about when you’re on the mat, regardless of the pose you're in. From Yoga Girl.

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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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How to Exercise Smarter, Not Longer

No Comments 10 March 2015

If you really want to change your body, get lean and defined, build muscle, and have boundless energy, then you have to work hard. But hard doesn't mean long. From Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance.

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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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