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Refreshing Cucumber Salads for Summer

Cool, refreshing, low-calorie cucumbers are filling the bins in abundance at the farmers market. A cup of cucumbers may only tally up to a scant 16 calories, but it’s packed with plenty of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and magnesium. Whether in a salad, sandwich or dip, cukes add a light, hydrating and energizing freshness to everything they’re served… Read More

What Most People Get Wrong About Weight Loss

What’s the biggest misconception that gets in so many people’s way when trying to achieve their long-term weight loss goal? According to Shawn Arent, director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University, what’s getting in the way of losing weight IS…trying to lose weight. Huh? Let’s unpackage that… Weight Loss versus Fat Loss A study on… Read More

Low-Carb Lazy Egg Roll Bowls

Normally, Laziness + Egg rolls = closest Panda Express drive-through. For those of us watching our carbs and our cabooses, a lazy man’s egg roll can still be easy, delicious, and scratch that fried foods craving itch right where you needed it. Ditch the high-fat high-carb wrappers, lean up your ground meat choice and stuff it with filling and fiber-full… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Scorch the Most Calories

When you’re looking for an exercise routine that will work for you, there are a lot of things to consider. Like: Will you actually ever do said exercise? (Here’s how to guarantee that you’ll exercise regularly, AND actually start loving and looking forward to it.) Are there any injuries or physical limitations that make certain forms of exercise unadvisable? Like… Read More

Chocolate…for Breakfast????!!!!

The key ingredient in the world’s more favorite and naughtiest indulgences – cocoa – has been scientifically deemed an A-list healthy superfood! AND. It can even do a body good when you shamelessly have it for breakfast. Okay, Alright, Alright, Okay, alrightokayalright…so Cocoa Puffs and instant Dunkin Heinz don’t quite make the cut, thanks to all the not-so-healthy additions thrown… Read More

7 Incredible Ways Garlic Transforms Your Body

Garlic, the bashfully beloved bulb that so many of us have a love-hate relationship with. Irresistibly drawn to the “stinking rose”, we indulge in its pungent pleasures in almost every type of cuisine around the world, only to be shamed afterwards into breathing shallowly down-wind. Down with garlic shaming. Evaluated in over 5,500 peer-reviewed scientific studies for its effects on… Read More

Top 10 Probiotic Foods You Should Start Eating Right Now

Health and weight loss experts are all very pro probiotics these days, and for very good reason. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit for the host.” New research continues to pour in about how critical these microorganisms are to maintaining good health, when living in a healthy… Read More

Don’t Waste Your Time with These 5 “Weight Loss” Snacks

Americans sure do like their snacks. Snacks weigh down the average American’s daily diet with an additional 580 calories per day, and more than half the country said they prefer snacking over meals, according to one recent study. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Eating several small mini-meals throughout the day in place of the standard 3-square-meals model is a… Read More

Pomegranate Pear & Pecan Salad on Detoxifying Bitter Greens

This salad is loaded with flavorful bitter greens that are naturally detoxifying, nutrient-packed, fiber-filled and that quickly fill you up on very few calories. It manages to stimulate and satisfy every part of your taste palate, with the pleasant sourness of pomegranate and orange balanced by the bitterness of dandelion, chicory, arugula and endive greens, complimented with the natural sweetness… Read More

Metabolism-Boosting Herbal Iced Teas

Many go-to refreshing summer drinks are packed with sugar and calories. These fabulously light iced tea recipes will help keep your dreams of summer blissfully sweet without the sugar and empty calories. Pack up your pitcher with antioxidant-rich and metabolism-boosting ingredients that hydrate you while keeping you cool, trim and slim. Give some summer lovin’ to these sultry summer sippers.… Read More