Yoga

Carb Cycling: A Daily Meal Plan to Get Started

Photo: Pond5 You know a no-carb diet isn’t up your alley, but you don’t exactly want to fill up on a pre-race pasta feast every night either. No matter your health and fitness aspirations, carb cycling might be a good middle ground. Although its roots are in the world of …

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5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Right for You?

Photo: Twenty20 We’ve all heard of the latest fad diets: The no-fat, all-fat, cabbage-soup, six-small-meals, raw-veggies-no-dressing, gluten-free eating plans supposedly proven to help you lose weight fast. What if we told you that the answer to losing weight, improving body composition, and feeling better isn’t about dieting, but instead skipping meals …

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The Raw Food Diet: Here’s What You Need to Know

Photo: Twenty20 When the fit and famous praise the raw food diet, we pay extra attention. Celebs like Uma Thurman and Demi Moore claim that the no-cook eating plan has helped them stay in shape, protects animals and reduces their carbon footprint. But if that means we have to quit …

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9 Healthy Ice Cream Brands You’ll Devour With Zero Regrets

As temperatures heat up, there are few things you’ll crave that are sticky and sweet. Ice cream is the exception, especially when you can enjoy it guilt-free. Impossible, you say? This deliciously healthy selection of store-bought frozen treats is higher in protein, packs fewer calories per pint and has less …

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21 Meal Prep Pics from the Healthiest People on Instagram

If you equate Tupperware with tired leftovers, allow us to change all that. Spending Sunday night batch prepping a week’s worth of food is no longer just a ritual for bodybuilders and health food fanatics. Meal prep is having a moment. And the #tupplife movement (yup, that’s a thing) is looking …

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6 Healthy Meal Plan Services to Simplify Your Life

Despite a Pinterest board full of healthy meal ideas, every time 6 p.m. rolls around, you find yourself scrambling to fill your plate. Maybe you’ve tried those fancy meal delivery services, but preparing all that food before it goes to waste can easily cue panic-mode. And wasn’t cooking supposed to …

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Frappuccino or Coolatta? The 7 Worst Iced Coffee Orders

Photo: Pond5 Put away your travel mugs — it’s officially iced coffee season! Whether it’s powering you through a morning workout or lending an energizing mid-afternoon boost, iced coffee is oh-so-refreshing on a warm day. But beware: Caffeinated beverages (like coffee-based milkshakes) from popular coffee chains can be worse for …

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8 Yoga Poses to Help Ease Lower Back Pain

Photo courtesy of Emily Adams / Bend Bloom Yoga Herniated disks, pinched nerves, strained muscles, poor posture — lower back pain can stem from many places. In fact, roughly 80 percent of adults will experience back aches at some point in their lives and roughly one-third of adults have complained …

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Why’s Everyone Drinking Lemon Water? Experts Weigh In

Photo: Twenty20 You’ve heard that drinking lemon water on the daily has seemingly limitless health benefits, right? The simple beverage is said to aid in weight loss, liver function and healthy digestion. It reduces stress and inflammation, and boosts energy levels, mood and immunity. It gives you fresh breath and …

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The 10 Worst Fast Food Sandwiches (Plus Healthy Swaps)

Bread. Meat. Cheese. How bad can that little sub be for your diet? It’s “fresh,” right? Sometimes, sandwiches are better than deep-fried fast food. But the calorie, fat and sodium counts can reach scary-high levels scary-fast, says Sara Haas, RDN, LDN, a culinary dietitian in Chicago. “The nutritional numbers can …

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