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7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

<b>Mistake No. 1: Your Smoothie Skimps on Fiber</b><br>Fiber is as close to a magic weight-loss pill as you're going to get. It's what fills you up to prevent hunger so you end up eating less later in the day. Fruits do offer fiber—but only if you pick the right ones. Bananas are one of the most common …

Nutrition

8 Mood-Boosting Foods That Can Cure a Bad Day

<b>Strawberries, Oranges, and Mango</b><br>Vitamin C has serious immune-boosting power, but did you also know that it can boost your mood? This powerful antioxidant has been shown to decrease depressive symptoms by helping your body stop the buildup of free radicals and recover faster from stress (talk about …

Are Detoxes Really Necessary?

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Jennifer Nelson:</i><p>Detox diets are everywhere, but cleanliness may not be next to godliness when it comes to the body. Are these popular juice fasts, master cleanses and detoxification diets really necessary?<p>“There is no evidence that those detox diets do any kind of …

5 Ways to Get Energized and Motivated When You Feel Lazy

<b>“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~</b><b>Benjamin Disraeli</b><p>Although laziness is common and a natural part …

Procrastination

5 Completely Legitimate Reasons to Skip the Gym

<b>You Suspect You're Overtraining</b><br>This one is a bit tricky because the symptoms of overtraining aren't always clear-cut, says Perkins. But if you work out five or more times per week (or two to four times per week <i>intensely</i>), familiarize yourself with these overtraining symptoms: (1) You're not making …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

6 Green Juice Detox Recipes That Don't Taste Like Grass

Because sometimes (ahem post-holidays ahem) your body needs a reboot.<p>Ah, the holidays. Prime time for indulging in a few extra boozy cocktails and sugar-laden sweets. To counteract that bloated, nauseous week that comes after Christmas and right in time for us to squeeze into NYE dresses, we found …

Healthy Eating

Stress Relief Step 4: Reduce Anxiety Forever

You're well on your way to a calmer, more optimistic outlook -- but now the challenge will be to maintain the healthy habits you developed during …

Self-improvement

The Best Spring Produce For Weight Loss

These fruits and veggies will help you fill up and slim down.<p>Shutterstock<p>There are tons of reasons to love spring: Flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping, and it's so nice out that you don't have to spend a good 30 minutes convincing yourself to get off the couch already and go for an outdoor …

Nutrition

Get Headaches? Smart Ways to Deal

Headaches

7 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier at Work

After dwelling on these things, the concept for a collective office with other entrepreneurial women in D.C. started to form. I envisioned a chic modern space that also encouraged a healthy lifestyle. Being a lifestyle blogger, the aesthetics of the space were just as important as the people and …

5 'healthy' foods that can backfire

You've proudly switched your morning bacon, egg and cheese biscuit to a slice of whole-grain toast with avocado and hummus, and your vanilla latte has become a big glass of fresh-squeezed juice. You feel more energetic, but you're not losing the weight you thought would fall right off. What's up …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom <i>and</i> lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.<p>If you're trying to lose weight, it's smart to make your morning meal count. Hit your goals in no time with these tasty, zero-deprivation tactics, all of which have been proven by …

Nutrition

How Eating Avocado Can Help You Slim Down

If you weren't already in love with avocados, here's another science-backed reason to jump on the bandwagon.<p>If you weren't already in love with …

Your A-to-Z Guide to a Flat Belly

Workouts

5 Ways to Beat the Bloat

Feeling bloated? Here's how to fix the problem.

Alternative Medicine

5 Ways to (Finally!) Commit to Your Goals

Proven ways to ace all your goals—fitness, diet, work, whatever!<p>Getty Images How is it possible to feel incredibly resolved to do something one …

Self-Reflection

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

All Hail Kale! (Infographic)

Did you know that kale has more iron than beef? Or more calcium than milk? These are just a few of the interesting facts in this infographic on kale …

Why It's Good To Sleep A Lot When You're Sick

Sleep is vital in both protecting against and healing from sickness, according to new findings in fruit flies.<p>The research, in the form of two new studies, is published in the journal SLEEP and was conducted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>In …

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're …

Nutrition

10 ways to relieve stress naturally

As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my email inbox. Today, I found one that I felt was particularly compelling, which I’d like to share with you.<p><b>Hi, Dr. Manny, can you please tell me some natural remedies for stress? – Shideh</b><p>Winter and the accompanying bad …

14 foods to kick out of the kitchen forever

1. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal<p>When you’re reading a cereal box label, it’s easy to be fooled: By adding vitamins, food companies can make even …

How to Maintain Healthy Habits and Stop Sabotaging Yourself

<b>“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha</b><p>About two years go, I felt horrible about myself …

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Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler (and Exercise Tips for the Exercise-Haters)

It may seem odd (I daresay, even a little sadistic) to write to you about exercise in a post featuring a gigantic dish of Homemade Peach Cobbler. …

Tomato Bruschetta

1. If you're using cherry tomatoes, chop them in half, scatter with salt, and leave them to bleed for half an hour in a colander. You don't need to …

Baking 101 Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.<p>A superlative version of the …

No-Knead Sandwich Bread

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial shares a recipe for no-knead sandwich bread that takes minimal prep time and makes enough to keep extra</i> …

Mac + Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos

Mac + Cheese Stuffed Brown Sugar Balsamic Portobellos.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 16, 2013 87<p>With garlic brown butter breadcrumbs. Yes. That was just way …