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You're Most Likely To Get Hooked On These Foods

It's easy to claim we're "addicted" to foods like the donuts from down the street or our beloved Thai takeout. But while the concept of food addiction is controversial among researchers, there <i>is</i> growing evidence that highly-processed, fatty, sugary foods like pizza, chocolate, chips and cookies as …

The 7 best things to eat and drink after a workout

Hitting the gym is just half the battle. Can't seem to put on more muscle? Too exhausted to come back the next day? Chances are, the problem isn't your fitness routine— it's what's on your plate. Below, seven powerhouse foods to make your workout count.<p><b>Whey</b><p><i>In Brief:</i> Fat-torching, energy-restoring …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Self-improvement

How I Trained Myself to Eat Healthy, Hit the Gym, and Love Staying Fit

Some people want to lose weight. Some people want to gain weight. I used to be the worst of both worlds- really skinny, but not lean. Instead I had …

Restricting Calories Can Make You Crazy (No, Really)

You know how as soon as you restrict your calories, all you want to do is eat a whole tray of warm chocolate chip cookies?<p>It's not just you.<p>I want to share a research study that shows the frightening effects of calorie deprivation.<p>The amazing thing about this study is that it's not so different …

Nutrition

How Obesity Became a Disease

And, as a consequence, how weight loss became an industry<p>Weight loss is a big business, and, since it’s rarely successful in the long term, it comes with a built-in supply of repeat customers. And doctors have been involved in the business one way or another for a long time. Some 2,000 years ago, …

Weight Loss

Could You Eat a Healthy Diet for Just $3.37 a Day?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>While food assistance varies from state to state, a typical family using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the …

How Food Is Linked to Mood | Whole9

<i>A Whole9 guest post by Emily Deans M.D., a board certified psychiatrist with a practice in Massachusetts and a clinical instructor in psychiatry at</i> …

How to Count Macronutrients Instead of Calories for Better Diet Success

If you’ve ever read a fitness blog, forum, or even Instagram, you’ve probably heard the term <i>macros</i> thrown around. Short for “macronutrients,” it …

Nutrition

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

<b>We'll have what they're having.</b><p><i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)</i><p>There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of Ikaria, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa …

Nutrition

10 Reasons To Train In The Morning

This article is sponsored in part by Philips Sonicare.<p>Some people will tell you that it makes absolutely no difference what time of day you train. The claim is that the end result will be the same whether you train at 7:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. Then again, there are other people who say that it is …

25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List

I've depended on a plant-based diet for well over a decade to sustain my activity and satisfy my hunger. Originally, I thought nixing the meat, …

Frugal Living

21 Meal Prep Pics from the Healthiest People on Instagram

If you equate Tupperware with tired leftovers, allow us to change all that. Spending Sunday night batch prepping a week’s worth of food is no longer …

Healthy Eating

5 Ways To Be Healthier Every Day (And Lose Weight While You're At It)

Losing weight can mean something different for everyone. It could be a step toward achieving your fitness goals, or the boost your self-esteem …

50 Clean Eating Tips for Weight Loss

“Would it be safe to assume that you would fill up a fancy and finely-tuned Maserati with premium fuel?” asks Lisa Davis, PhD, LDN, Chief Nutrition …

Healthy Habits: 19 Easy & Delicious Lifestyle Changes You'll Love

Living a healthier lifestyle can sometimes feel overwhelming, confusing, and all-consuming. The idea of giving up our favorite foods or force-feeding …

Nutrition

A good diet for you may be bad for me

A cookie can give one person a sugar rush while barely affecting another person, a new study finds, indicating that a food’s glycemic index is in the …

Housecall: Ready to Change Your Habits?

<b><br>THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES</b> <b><br>Weight loss: Ready to change your habits?</b> <br>Losing weight takes more than wishful thinking. You'll need to make some lifestyle …