Cecilia Garcia

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Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Scary News About Instant Noodles

Why you might want to curb your ramen intake<p>Who didn't eat ramen noodles multiple times a week during college? Unfortuantely, the habit could come with some serious health consequences: A new study from <i>The Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that consumption of instant noodles—precooked noodle-based meals …

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Jonny Bowden, a Los Angeles nutritionist who has written eight books, including, most recently, Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long Term Weight Loss, says the ideal office snacks are "well constructed mini-meals." That means food that contains protein, fat and fiber and …

Talk is cheap when it comes to New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier: study

Every year after the holidays, people swear they will make amends for the extra calories they consumed in December by eating less in the new year.<p>But …

13 Ways To Improve Your Health In 60 Seconds Or Less

If you're the type of person who is constantly wondering where the day went, you probably just about jumped for joy at the recent study that found that just one minute of intense exercise (during an easy 10-minute workout) could improve health.<p>While that doesn't mean you should give up your …

How Ashley Donahoo Took Control of Her Health and Lost 150 Pounds

After reaching her breaking point, one woman vowed to lose weight. Now the mom of two and Livestrong ambassador is sharing her weight loss …

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars<p>Cuisine: American<p>Author: Cookie Madness<p>Prep time: 10 mins<p>Cook time: 30 mins<p>Total time: 40 mins<p>Creamy cheesecake layered …

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The 5-Minute Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

No time? No equipment? It turns out you also have no excuses.<p>Here's what you need to get fit: 1) five minutes and 2) you.<p>This total-body workout uses super-fast bodyweight moves to torch calories and tone muscles in whatever time you have. The key is going all-out. Perform the first exercise at …

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss In January!

We're still recovering from our 2014 book binge, but already there are a ton of new books that we're dying to read. Including a long-awaited new …

Food Blogger Andie Mitchell on Weight Loss: In Some Ways, It Was Easier 'Being the Fat Girl'

Andie Mitchell recalls the moment she first stepped on the scale with brutal clarity.<p>“I was 20 years old. I knew I was the biggest I’d ever been,” …

9 Page-Turners To Help You Keep Your Resolutions

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>The world doesn’t turn on willpower alone. Sometimes you need a little help making your resolutions come true. There’s no better non-sinful way to pass idle time (when you might be tempted to break your resolutions, after all) than reading a good book. Here are a few …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

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The Absolute Best Workout to Combat Belly Fat

Stomach pooch, you're going down.<p>Crunches, balance boards, yoga for your core—you could devote your life to exercises that supposedly target your abs, yet still watch your waistline spread. So what’s the smartest approach for targeting this trouble spot? A new study suggests daily weight training. …

The Lose-Weight-in-7-Days Eating Plan

An eating plan to slim down without starving<p>Wish you could fit into your "thin jeans" next weekend? You totally can! Just eat the breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks (yes, there's still room for snacks!) outlined in this healthy eating plan for the next seven days. You'll drop pounds</i> …

5 Simple Border-Blurring Japanese Recipes

I love Japanese food. And while there's nothing better than bellying up to a low table in a tatami room for a traditional <i>Omakase</i> tasting menu created by a master, sometimes a plate of <i>Napolitan</i> (spaghetti in a buttery tomato sauce with sausages) calls my name. <i>Yōshoku</i> translates into <i>Western Food</i>. …

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'Imaginary Meal' Pill That Can Trick Your Body Into Thinking It Has Eaten Loads Actually Works

It's the ultimate philosopher's stone in weight loss - finding a pill that can trick your body into thinking it has eaten a lot.<p>But scientists may be …

Nine foods to help you beat belly fat

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a lot of people, fighting belly fat is part of their New Year's resolution. But for me it's a lifelong mission.<p>Growing up as a fat kid in the 1980's, I figured there was nothing I could do about my growing girth.<p>My dad was obese, and I was well over 200 pounds by the time I was 14.<p>I'd …

11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

It’s 2015. It’s time to take your future and your health into your own hands. No, literally. Fitness and nutrition is now readily available at the touch of a button thanks to the numerous health and exercise apps available for your smart phone. But with hundreds of thousands out there to choose …

The Foods You Should Never Eat in 2015

From chocolate-covered bacon to corn dogs and cheese fries.<p>It's resolution time again--and the vast majority of us are hoping to eat better, lose weight, and get in shape in the New Year.<p>Easier said than done. We already know the drill: We certainly know we need to eat lean proteins, heart-healthy …

3 Ways to Minimize Stubborn Face Fat

Is it possible to tone up from the neck up?<p>Maybe you’ve put on a few pounds “all in your face.” Or maybe you’ve lost weight, but your face hasn’t gotten the memo. What’s behind suddenly rounder cheeks?<p>“Generally speaking, when we gain or lose weight, we are not increasing or decreasing the number …

The New Year's Best Hair Trends

The hottest hair trends to try in 2015.<p>The hottest hair trends to try in 2015. Also, check out this updated step-by-step guide to getting perfect waves.

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life.<p>Nicholas Thomas remembers a coat rack. "We were at a family gathering," Thomas said. "I think it was Christmas or something, and we were …

The Brain

Paleo Diet, Whole30 Lessons

Last month, I told you lovelies that I was two weeks into the Whole30 (in a nutshell, you nix sugar, dairy, grains, beans, soy products, processed foods, and alcohol for a month, while also not stepping on the scale or watching TV/doing computer work while eating).<p>And now I'm two weeks out—and, …

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15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …