Heather Debelak

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Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

Grab your kicks and follow this step-by-step analysis to find out if you’re on the right track—or setting yourself up for injury.<p>In preparation for the New York City Marathon, I headed to NYSportsMed’s Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago for an elite-level running analysis specifically …

Running

I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

Learning to read ingredient labels is going to be the biggest challenge in the beginning. Read: Eat natural, whole foods that are low FODMAP and stay away from processed foods, dressings and marinades and certain snacks.<p>Poop. Bowel movements. Diarrhea. Constipation. Bloating. Gas. Cramping. …

Fructose

Are You Eating Too Much?

<i>Indulging in “hedonic hunger” keeps many people from reaching a healthy weight—and many runners from reaching their racing weight.</i><p>It is a …

The New and Dangerous Eating Disorder

What is one of the most dangerous ingredient in any food?<p>Not gluten, not GMO's, not even grease.<b>The worst ingredient you can add to your food is guilt.</b><p>This guilt around food is something I see more and more in my coaching practice. I am a recovered food addict as well as a food freedom coach. That …

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

Your New Go-To Smoothie Recipe

Go on, give it a whirl.<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on Instagram and</i> …

The Best Apps for Every Type of Runner, From Newbie to Veteran to Zombie Fan

We rounded up the 15 best iOS and Android apps for every type of runner.<p>Looking to get more out of your running workouts? There’s an app for that—or more like a hundred. These days, apps can not only track your run, but also coach you, motivate you with music, keep you safe, and more.<p>To keep it …

America's Best Women Marathoners

Annie Bersagel<p>Bersagel, 31, the 2013 U.S. marathon champion and 2006 U.S.half marathon champion, is perhaps finally coming into her own after …

How to Keep Training with an Injured Arm

Trying to maintain strength and fitness while you're healing from a broken bone? Here are some workouts.<p><i>I’m training for a hilly fall marathon, and I broke my wrist two weeks ago riding my bike. My doc has given me the green light to run again, but I’m struggling with how to modify my plan until I</i> …

A 6-Week Challenge

Anybody up for a mini-goal?<p>As I unpacked my gym bag, a sweaty man approached a few lockers down from me. “Boy,” he said, “am I glad I’m done and you’re just starting.” I gave him a just-to-be-polite laugh before I went upstairs for my workout (one that I shy away from but know I need to do—four …

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

4 Cake-Flavored Smoothies You NEED To Try

They're crumb-free—and much healthier than the real deal.<p>If you like cake (who doesn't?) and smoothies (again, who doesn't?) here's a list you'll want to keep next to your blender: We combed Instagram for the most delicious-looking cake-flavored smoothie recipes and found these creative …

Recipes

Why Diseases Don't Exist and What Really Makes You Sick

Imagine a time when people died or suffered from incurable acute infections. Imagine a time before antibiotics -- when women died of simple childbirth fever, when a bad chest infection could lead to death, when a strep throat caused heart failure, when limbs were amputated because of an infected …

Immune System

10 healthy eating apps this nutritionist loves

I have to admit, I'm not much of an app person. I use Twitter and Pinterest more sparingly than I intend to, and I still maintain my daily to-do list using paper and pencil.<p>But, I'm not oblivious to the appeal of high tech tools. I've always known that dozens of fantastic programs were waiting for …

10 Genius Ways to Use a Muffin Tin

You may never use it to make muffins again.<p>Chances are, you use your muffin tin pretty infrequently—and probably only to bake muffins or cupcakes. But the pan is actually quite versatile; put it to good use with these creative ideas from some of our favorite food bloggers:<p><b>Whip Up Meatloaf …

Recipes

Eating Is Not a Hobby

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the approximately 5 percent who have been able to keep it off. I've been teaching others how to do it since. (Click here for my HuffPost blog that ran …

Diet Soda

The Secret Addiction of Marathon Runners

Thousands of strangers are screaming at me, but I can't find meaning in the noise. They're smiling and cheering as I suffer in the street just inches from their outstretched hands. All facades have been stripped away and my desperation is laid bare for all to see.<p>I am no longer worried about how I …

Why We've Become So Obsessed with Judging Others' Food Choices—and Our Own

Food shaming is so common, there's even an Inside Amy Schumer scene about it. Here, Women's Health takes a look at why food guilt is so harmful—and how you can start to break free of it.<p>I'll never forget the time that a co-worker at a former job invited me to go to our office cafeteria with her one …

Ice Cream

75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run

"I don't even like running."<p>1. What a beautiful day for a run!<p>2. This sucks.<p>3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I'm really only running four miles. That's not too far.<p>4. It's starting to feel far.<p>5. How long have I been running? A …

Marathons

6 Healthy Cookie Dough Bite Recipes

Because seriously, who doesn't love cookie dough?<p>Cookie dough is delicious whether you're five or 35—but when you're an adult, you may let your nutrition knowledge about refined flour and sugar prevent you from actually indulging in any. Luckily, some creative food bloggers have come up with …

The Healthy Runner’s Diet

Follow these six rules for a healthy, whole-foods eating plan designed just for a runner like you.<p>"Where's the food?" that's the question I ask many runners when I review their food diaries. It's not that they're starving. Most are taking in lots of calories and nutrients—but it's in the form of …

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