Katie Mearns

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Waist Warriors Unite! 4 Tips and Tools for Minimizing Belly Fat

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>Here is a wake-up call to everyone who thinks that risk for disease and early death is determined by weight and BMI alone. It's not. The latest news is that you need to pay attention to your …

The Healthy Snack Your Sweet Tooth Will Die For

Dessert lovers, unite!<p>I don't know about you, but every day around 3 p.m., I get a pretty serious craving for a snack—and it's usually for something sweet. And then, suddenly, I've torn through half a sleeve of cookies like I haven't eaten in days...and I'm well on my way to a stomach ache. Let's …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Holistic Medicine

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

Fitness