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  • Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

    5 Healthy Meal Rituals of Thin Families

    Life circa 2014 is busy and hectic. And the sad reality for many of us is that sitting down to a family meal is a ritual reserved only for special occasions. That’s not just a shame if you’re a believer in quality family time, but the latest research suggests skimping on mealtime traditions has real implications for our waistlines, and our health. Here are 5 healthy meal rituals of...   Read More »

  • Thursday, September 18th, 2014

    The Truth About Zero-Calorie Foods

    What happens to your body when you eat zero-calorie foods? Well, according to some recent research, you gain weight. That’s right, eating and drinking zero-calorie foods made with fat substitutes and artificial sweeteners is linked to weight gain. Researchers say these frankenfoods interfere with our body’s ability to regulate what we eat.   Here’s why: When you...   Read More »

  • Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

    4 Restaurant Scams That Sabotage Weight Loss

    You walk into a coffee shop for a regular black cup of joe—no cream, no sugar—and you walk out minutes later with a sugary latte. And maybe a muffin (it said ‘reduced fat!’). Doh! We’ve all been there, and it’s the puzzle of the food industry: While restaurants have listened to public health officials, adding healthier options and more transparent nutrition...   Read More »

  • Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

    5 Supermarket Tricks that Sabotage Your Health

    Do candy bars have a tendency to jump off the shelves and into your cart when you’re at the supermarket? You’re not alone. From the weekly circulars to the cash register, the entire grocery-shopping experience is designed to ensure you spend as much time and money on junk food as possible. Don’t be dooped by sneaky supermarket tricks. Here are 5 ways you can outsmart the...   Read More »

  • Monday, September 15th, 2014

    5 Daily Habits That Blast Belly Fat

    America’s toddlers are currently our biggest losers. New federal data shows a dramatic 43 percent drop in obesity rates among 2 to 5-year-old children during the past decade. But don’t break out the celebratory cupcakes just yet. America still has a major weight problem, and now, it turns out, there are different types of belly fat to worry about—one of which you...   Read More »

  • Friday, September 12th, 2014

    6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

    If anyone has ever told you that you’re stuck with your slow metabolism — they’re wrong. In fact, new research suggests that while energy expenditure is partly genetic, you can trick your body into burning calories more efficiently. Take your calorie-burning potential to the next level with these 6 surprising metabolism hacks:   1. Get your giggle on It’s no joke:...   Read More »

  • Sunday, September 14th, 2014

    5 Diet Tweaks to Slash Your Diabetes Risk

    If someone you know has ever struggled with the scourge of diabetes, you know what a devastating disease it can be. 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and pre-diabetes—higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes—affects one in three U.S. adults over the age of 20. But the disease is a...   Read More »

  • Friday, September 5th, 2014

    5 'Health' Foods Worse Than a Donut

    There’s no way to sugarcoat it: We’re consuming too much sugar. And recently, the World Health Organization announced we should reduce our intake to a tiny 5 percent of daily calories—half of what the organization previously recommended. For someone on a 2000-calorie diet, new guidelines mean a sugar limit of about 100 calories, or 6 sugar packets.   That should be doable,...   Read More »

  • Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

    Top 5 Frozen Family Dinners

    There’s something distinctly retro about frozen dinners. It’s safe to say every kid who grew up in the 60s and 70s with parents that weren’t filthy rich remembers eating a Swanson dinner at one point in their childhood. And while modern families still shop the freezer aisle, many of today’s frozen entrees are loaded with blood-boiling levels of salt, trans fat (never a...   Read More »

  • Thursday, September 4th, 2014

    The Best & Worst Water Enhancers

    Beverage marketers have really outdone themselves this time. They’ve actually been successful at selling us “diet water.”  Think about that for a second.  Yes, you can buy little bottles of colorful liquid to squeeze in your water that say they add B vitamins and other vitamins and minerals, but let’s be clear, most of these flavor squeezers are just artificial...   Read More »


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