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Articles posted under the category "Diet"

Stop getting on the wagon!

Falling off the wagon: A term commonly used to describe when someone no longer maintains a program of self-improvement or abstinence from an undesirable habit. Most of us, myself included, have claimed to fallen off the wagon. Here in the healthiness world, we use “the wagon” as an easily shared

You can’t find love in a cookie

The cover of a popular women’s fitness magazine caught my eye the other morning as I was getting ready for work.  The cover story was “You Can’t Find Love In A Cookie.”  It made me laugh because there are definitely times that I’ve found love in a cookie.  Then I

This Valentine’s Day, serve him veggies!

Most of us are familiar with Michael Pollan’s now-famous dictum, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” In fact, more and more scientific research supports the notion that our ultimate health is a product of just that: eating a more plant-based diet and eschewing meat (red or otherwise). Sadly, with

Super Bowl Detox

The game has come and gone and instead of working on your six-pack, you drank one.  You are bloated, you’re groggy, and the only article of clothing that doesn’t cut off your circulation is your man-friend’s football jersey. Time for a detox diet or a juice cleanse?  Not so fast…

What beauty perks can you expect from a vegan diet?

Beauty has a lot to do with nutrition, but those who follow vegan diets may expect to receive some added beauty perks when they switch to a totally plant-based lifestyle. With the proper nutrition, vegans often report better skin, stronger, shinier hair and even better breath.

Snacking – the right way

When it comes to losing weight, sometimes the recommendations seem contradictory. As it turns out, it’s not the snacking itself that impacts your weight – it’s what you eat and when you eat it.

Are there really benefits to going vegetarian?

Veggies can be absolutely delish, but is it wise to put the kibosh on being a carnivore for good? Ask anyone who has nixed meat from their diet and they’ll probably tell you they feel healthier and more energetic than when they were chomping down on bacon and burgers.

Gaining weight? Blame your plate

You know that gross, full, I’ll-never-be-hungry-again feeling you get when you’ve eaten way too much food? We’ve all been there. But are you eating too much because the food’s delicious, or because your brain is playing tricks on you?