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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?

The hidden reason you’re gaining weight

Are you noticing that the number on the scale is steadily climbing? Are your favorite pair of pants feeling a little tight? A little up-and-down fluctuation in your weight is normal, but if you feel like the changes are mostly up and very little down, there may be a hidden reason you’re packing on the pounds.

Does organic really mean healthier?

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a lot of time asking yourself questions at the grocery store. There are lots of questions, and the one we’re thinking about today is a big one: Should you buy organic?

Keeping a post-holiday waistline at bay

The holidays have come and gone and graced more than a few of us with an extra pound or two hidden somewhere on our bodies. Should we be surprised? If you’re trying to shed some weight after living it up these past few months, there are a few easy tricks to keep in mind.