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You may have some friends doing a Dry January or you may be abstaining from booze yourself. Going without alcohol for a month may sound really challenging, even if you're not a big drinker. Sipping a glass of wine while you make dinner, enjoying a beer (or two) at happy hour and ordering cocktails at dinner—all that booze adds up over time and may push you past the recommended drink amounts. That's just one drink per day for women and two for men.
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A jaw-dropping number of Americans are at risk for cardiovascular disease, but you don't have to be one of them. These doable lifestyle tweaks can make all the difference.
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Amid all the superfoods and fad diets, one style of eating consistently comes out on top as the best: the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, it was ranked as the best diet to try by U.S. News & World Report. It earns first-place rights for its impressive roster of health rewards, including heart protection, weight regulation and cancer reduction.
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If you love what's on your plate and it's easy to make, then sticking to your health and weight-loss goals is as simple as can be. We made that principle our guiding light when creating this 1,500-calorie easy meal-prep plan for weight loss. The meals and snacks in this plan use the simplest, most delicious recipes we have and all of the recipes can be fully or partially prepped ahead on a Sunday to save you time and energy during the busy workweek. Plus, leftovers are key to keeping this week of meals simple.