Vivian Hylkema

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8 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

Anyone can call themselves a personal trainer. Here's how to find one who's right for you<p>Some people can’t start their day without a workout. But most people will likely wake up thinking about bagels instead of burpees. That’s where hiring a personal trainer comes in.<p>Whether you’re looking to build …

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7 apps that can help you eat healthier without getting hung up on counting calories

Counting calories is literally one of the worst things you can do for yourself if you want to stay sane while trying to eat healthy. Yes, knowing how …

What Is the Blood Type Diet and Does it Work?

Is a diet based on blood type worth the hype?<p>August 10, 2017<p>There are so many crazy diet fads, and it seems like a new one shows up every day. It can …

The New Salty Seaweed Snacks We Can't Stop Eating

These little snacks are less awkward to bite than those crispy sheets, and way more flavorful.<p>I love seaweed. Rolled around fish and rice for sushi, in ramen or miso soup, I can't get enough. I stock up on little seaweed snacks from H-Mart in NYC to stow in my desk (or sometimes in my purse), but …

This Is What a Dietitian Orders for Her Kids at Starbucks

I realize that hitting a drive-thru of any kind for an after-school snack seems ominous from the start, but there are days when I have to bounce …

Snacks

The 5 Best Healthy Jerkys You Can Get On Amazon

Jerky isn't just for bros anymore.<p>Beef jerky used to be the ultimate bro food. But this gas station staple’s macho image isn’t so cut-and-dried anymore. The Paleo movement fueled a new interest in the portable protein, especially higher-end versions made from tender, grass-fed cuts with fewer …

What Are Hemp Seeds and How Do I Eat Them?

Seriously, what are they?<p>August 10, 2017<p>I've seen hemp seed used as a crunchy topping in a ton of salads and even a few desserts. But I've always …

This Pasta Has 3 Times the Amount of Protein as the Regular Stuff, but How Does It Taste?

I recently gave up bread and pasta because eating it makes me feel like I swallowed a brick, so I was excited when I found this on the shelf on my recent grocery shopping trip. Pasta made from edamame?! I promptly threw it in my cart — I had to know how it tasted!<p>I've had lentil pasta, which I …

The Easiest Banana Bread You've Ever Made

Plus, it only has 73 calories<p>We bet you didn't think of putting protein powder in your baked goods. And although this banana bread doesn't pack a ton of the muscle-building nutrient, it does help you get more into your diet—we recommend about 30 grams per meal. (Don't have any protein powder on …

Good food, not pharmaceuticals, is what most patients need

<b>Doctors are beginning to prescribe recipes and cooking classes in an effort to improve health in a sustainable way.</b><p>Family doctors are finally …

5 Healthy Substitutes To Sinful Foods That Will Help You Stick To Your Fitness Goals

Shedding that extra weight can be a difficult mission to accomplish if you don't watch those calories. Most of us, sincere people, fight our constant …

50 of the Healthiest Foods You Can Buy in the Supermarket

Not everything that comes in a vacuum sealed pouch is bad, but it’s not easy to find the best options in a sea of products branded with words like …

7-Day Meal Plan: Metabolism-Boosting Dinners

Want to burn a few extra calories and fat this week without any extra effort? This metabolism-boosting meal plan will help you do just that. Research …

7 Brain Foods to Order If You're Eating Out for a Work Meeting

For maximum mental performance, experts say eat these brain-boosting foods.<p>You're running out the door to meet a client for a lunch, but your mind is back at the office, where duties and documents are piling up. Fear not. Science has the scoop on what to order for maximum productivity when you get …

4 Morning Tips Doctors Swear By To Get A Flat Stomach Fast

What you do in the morning sets the tone for how your whole day will go. With that being said, you want to make sure that you're making the …

Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism

New research helps explain why artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and metabolic disease.<p>Artificial sweeteners have been controversial for almost as long as they’ve been around. As early as 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt was compelled to defend the world’s first no-calorie sweetener. …

The Busy Guy's Guide to Getting Lean

8 Ways to Lose Fat When Things Get Hectic<p>Busy Is Not An Excuse<p>No matter how busy you are, if you prioritize a goal you'll get it done. And unless you …

How to cut up to 500 calories from your day without noticing a difference

Thankfully, there are a few easy tweaks to your daily diet that registered dietitians and nutritionists say can help you meet your healthy eating goals. While cutting calories shouldn't be the sole focus of a healthy diet plan, it can be a good starting point for weight loss.<p>With that in mind, all …

Nutrition

'I Tried Eating An Avocado Every Day For A Week—Here's What Happened'

It was harder than it sounds.<p>When it comes to food, I am super into my habits. Every morning, I dig into a big bowl of oatmeal, every afternoon I graze on nuts and an apple, and every night after dinner I have yogurt and fruit for dessert. While I don’t think most nutritionists would have a problem …

What Is Intermittent Fasting? A Beginner's Guide to Burning More Fat

Want to burn more fat without changing what you eat? Intermittent fasting isn't a diet. Intermittent fasting is just a different way of eating.<p>For more than a year, I've been following an intermittent fasting eating regimen. I use the word <i>regimen</i> because intermittent fasting is not a diet, at least …

25 High-Protein Foods That'll Help You Lose More Weight

While most veggies average between one to five grams of protein per serving, a cup of peas can contain up to 10 grams, making it one of the most …

Satisfy Dessert Cravings With These Vegan Protein Ball Recipes

Snacking on high-protein nibbles isn't hard when you're vegan. Just whip up these recipes for protein balls and bars and keep them in your fridge to grab after a workout, between meals, or even as a sweet after-dinner treat.

Instead of reaching for the medicine cabinet, try reaching for these foods first

By Consumer Reports<p>A healthy diet can help prevent and control chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. And certain foods can have a more immediate benefit and may help tame common health problems. So the next time you experience one of the conditions below, consider heading to your …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

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How to Fall Asleep When You're Too Stressed Out

An uptick in anxiety levels—whether due to the never-ending negative news cycle, long hours at work, family drama, or something else—can have a …

A Cardiologist Weighs In on What Just One Fatty Meal Does to Your Body

With so many diets coming in and out of fashion, it's difficult to keep track of the health trend <i>du jour</i> and even harder to stay updated on how …