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5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

Recipes

Lemon Avocado Chickpea Mash [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Recipes

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

Is it too soon for soup? When I had a full-blown cold last week, soup sounded like just the ticket. I flipped through Angela’s new cookbook, Oh She …

Vegan

Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad

Crisp, refreshing, and bursting with flavour, this vibrant vermicelli salad is the ideal plant-based meal for a warm summer's day!<p><b>Prep Time:</b> 20 …

Recipes

9 Fitspo Instagrammers You Need to Follow Based on Your Favorite Workout

In workout mode yet? If you’re still out there looking for some fitness inspiration to get you motivated to eat healthy, move more and start good habits, here are 9 Instagram accounts worthy of your attention — broken down by whatever exercise you’re into or looking to get into. Namast-yay!<p>1. <b>Yoga</b> …

Fitness

Paris Wants to Keep Central Neighborhoods From Becoming 'Ghettos for the Rich'

The French capital has announced a plan to stop housing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods. It might be the most radical proposal Europe has seen.<p>What can you do when a once socially mixed neighborhood starts turning into a “ghetto for the rich”? Quite a lot, according to the city of Paris. …

New documentaries telling promising stories about Zimbabwe land reform

The Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development project seeks to build awareness of the relationship between farm and non-farm …

Head to the World’s Steepest Street for the Annual Racing of the Candy

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook and Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>Suburban Baldwin Street, …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Black Swans

39 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We admit it: There are some (or more like, many) mornings where it's everything we can do to will ourselves out of bed and grab a fistful of cereal …

Treat Pain Before It Hurts

Be your own physical therapist* with this expert advice designed to help you identify and address hidden trigger points.<p>The Body Part You Abuse Even …

Yoga

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Aug. 30-Sep. 5)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)<p>Even momentarily …

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

As a nutritionist, for years I've seen the pendulum swing back and forth as to which "diet" works best for weight loss: low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, the fill-in-the-blank diet (rice diet, grapefruit diet, peanut butter diet), you name it. The diet rage of the day just leaves overweight individuals …

Dare to Be 100: Obesity Is Not a Disease

Thirty years ago I was a member of the House of Delegates of the AMA. I am certain, in retrospect, that we passed some resolutions that were wrong. But nothing like the one that they passed in June. All newspapers headlined, "AMA declares obesity a disease." Translated, that means about 100 million …

Why I'm Not Thrilled About That New Antioxidant Study

A recent study on antioxidants in <i>Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention</i> had positive things to say about vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, beta carotene and selenium. According to the study, which examined over 14 years of data from over 16,000 participants in the Third National Health and …

Research

Eat, Love, Live

Having a loving relationship with the food you eat is part of a physically and mentally healthy life. Learn to love what you eat and be sure it loves you right back. Diets don't work and neither does self-denigration or obsessive compulsive eating behavior.<p>It is not just what you eat but how, when …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation