Has Dieting Ruined Your Metabolism?

Have you ever tried — or wanted to try — to lose weight by doing something a little more extreme? Whether it’s a radical diet, fasting, cleansing, or juicing, these types of weight loss programs tend to be successful in the short-term – which is what makes them popular. But …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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What’s So Great About Bone Broth?

They say chicken soup can sooth your soul, but Bone Broth just might be able to soothe so much more.  Touted as the newest health drink — and maybe even the “soup-er food” of 2016 — Bone Broth is full of vitamins and minerals.  It’s readily attainable, too; now you …

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Want to Lose Weight? Try Not Exercising

This is the advice of neuroscientist Susan Peirce Thompson, creator of Bright Line Eating, a weight loss movement. But does it make sense? And how does the hormone leptin factor into the process? Willpower Most people eat less and exercise more when they want to shed pounds. This won’t last, …

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Breakfast Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

This recipe for Breakfast Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce from Naturally Ella might strike you as an ambitious breakfast undertaking. But preparing a few components ahead of time make this a completely achievable weekend indulgence. On the other hand, it could be your opportunity to take the Breakfast-for-Dinner game up to …

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Monday Meals: Veggie Quinoa Soup

It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s gray, it’s time to make a pot of soup. This comforting routine doesn’t have to break your healthy living resolutions. Soup is a great opportunity to double up on the veggies, and sneak in extra nutrition in the form of purees, healthy grains and nurishing …

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Monday Meals: Thai Green Chicken Soup

If winter sniffles and congestion are dragging you down, this soup may be the prescription you need. Ginger and green curry paste bring the congestion clearing heat and garlic may help to reduce the duration of cold symptoms. Increasing liquid consumption is always recommended during a cold, making a warm …

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Monday Meals: Mushroom and Spinach Frittata

Eggs are your ally when you need a quick satisfying meal. This recipe for Spinach and Mushroom Frittata from New York Times Cooking  pairs the ubiquitous refrigerator resident with bagged spinach and pre-sliced mushrooms, offering a nutritious and convenient meal in no time. Eggs provide protein, as well as Vitamin D …

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Monday Meals: Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

The Mediterranean diet is consistently judged to be the healthiest way to eat, for heart health, reducing inflammation and weight loss or maintenance. This way of eating includes plenty of vegetables and fruits, olive oil, fish, whole grains, beans and legumes, seeds and nuts, limited amounts of red meat and …

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5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight

5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of adults in the United States — 35.1% — are obese. And if you aren’t obese, defined by the CDC in adults as having a BMI of 30 or higher, chances are you’re at least overweight, as 70% of …

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