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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

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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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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Great Bodies Are Made in the Kitchen, Not the Gym

No Comments 28 January 2015

Exercise has a zillion benefits beyond burning calories, but when it comes to losing weight, what you eat is far, far more important than working out. Any good trainer will tell you that. From Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance.

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Why 2015 Is the Year of Free Fitness

4 Comments 21 January 2015

Watch your back, SoulCycle. This year, fit folks are moving away from $35 boutique classes to a better choice for both wallet and abs. Body weight training was named the No. 1 fitness trend for 2015 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). You need little to no equipment, you can do it at home, and the movements can be done alone or as part of a larger workout.

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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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SoulCycle NYC best workout

The Best Places to Work out in NYC

No Comments 12 January 2015

We asked Mara Schiavocampo, author of THINspired and a workout fiend who dropped 90 lbs., to share with us her very favorite fitness studios in New York City. Here's her list—I can personally second SoulCycle, a spiritual, indescribably great indoor spin studio (and a great way to beat the winter blues) as well as the gorgeous and calming, albeit pricey Pure Yoga. If you aren't in the Big Apple, you can still get the glory of these workouts from proprietary DVDs, your local franchise (Soul is always expanding) or park, and YouTube fitness channels, all at a deep discount from the real deal.

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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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