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Why You Should Eat Breakfast Post-Workout to Burn More Fat

Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:27

I'm a morning exerciser. Sometimes it's hard to set my alarm for an early wake-up (and not hit snooze when it goes off). But I work out because I love the way it makes me feel—stronger, faster, healthier, less stressed, the list goes on. Regular exercise does more than help you lose and maintain your weight. It also helps keep your brain sharp. And, studies indicate that people who regularly exercise live longer. Since I want to get the most out of each workout I eat breakfast after my workout.

What Does a Healthy Serving of Carbs Look Like?

Oh, carbs. People love to love carbs and love to hate carbs. But carbohydrates aren't a demon food. In fact, they provide energy to our bodies and brains, and the right ones are packed with other nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals.

How Eating Vegetarian Can Help You Lose Weight

Featured Recipe: Chickpea & Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Going meatless has many advantages, be it for your health or for the environment. But can it help with dropping pounds? Yes, vegetarians may lose more weight than meat-eaters, according to a recent review of studies published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Should You Do an Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse?

Detoxes are definitely "in." And apple cider vinegar cleanses have become the new must-do detox. A mixture of apple cider vinegar with a variety of spices and juices (e.g., cinnamon, honey, ginger, cayenne pepper, lemon juice), this cleanse has been sweeping the internet as a beneficial cure-all to help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, control your blood sugar, boost your immune system, relieve constipation and even regulate body and skin pH.

How to Beat a Weight-Loss Plateau—Really

At first, losing weight felt almost easy. You attacked your diet with conviction—cutting back on added sugar and upping your vegetables. Working out was fun and people at the gym might have even started to recognize you. Close friends cheered you on as those first few pounds seemed to slide right off.

Recipe to Try: Mexican Cabbage Soup

10 Simple Ways to Control Portion Sizes

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:57

For most of us, portion control can be a little tricky and feel a little boring. And although it may not be much fun, in order to to eat healthier and especially to lose weight, portion control is key. Multiple studies have shown how mindlessly piling up your plate can lead to consuming more calories, ignoring those "I'm full" signals from your brain and eventually piling on pounds.

What to Eat on Vacation to Stay Slim

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:08

We get it—trying new foods, especially local specialties—is major vacation fun. But a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior recently found that most travelers came home with an unwanted souvenir—about one ­extra pound—and it stuck around for six weeks after the trip. While it may not sound like much, it can be avoided by trying these smart strategies to keep off any extra vacation weight.

Featured Recipe: Strawberry Fruit Salad