Fitness & Nutrition

5 Surprising Sources of Sugar

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I stick to a mostly whole foods diet, but when I’m buying something packaged, I have a few very easy rules for reading food labels...




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    Delicious Oatmeal Smoothie

    Do you love breakfast? Oatmeal? Smoothies? Fast, easy, nutritious, and satisfying meals? So why not combine your loves to make one fabulous way to start your morning?... Read more

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    Warm-Ups: Please Don’t Skip Me! (Video)

    I used to work with this uber rigid, oppressive coach. In that gym, every single thing had to be exactly exact–to the letter. Training sessions in... Read more

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    Orthorexia Nervosa: When Righteous Eating Becomes an Obsession

    Orthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder”, gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food... Read more

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    Coffee’s True Effects and Benefits – Ending the Controversy

    Coffee, the beloved warm elixir known for its life-giving properties. Were it not for this humble bean, most of us would be walking around like... Read more

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    12 Quick and Easy Natural Snack Ideas for Kids

    Feeding your kids natural snacks that are fast and easy to prepare can be a challenge for fathers who aren’t so natural in the kitchen.  Depending on... Read more

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    8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify

    Given what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient,... Read more

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    Quickie Yoga Flow

    Lean & Lovely yoga is all about being adaptable, intuitive, and honoring your body. It means embracing new challenges but also understanding that sometimes something is... Read more

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    Ginger Lime Smoothie Recipe

    Spring is in the air! After a super chilly and snowy winter, this is very exciting. I do love my smoothies all year round, but... Read more

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    The Right Clothes Can Help You Shed Pounds

    When it comes to weight loss, you are what you … wear. That’s right. Wearing certain clothes can help you shed pounds. And I’m not... Read more

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    Weight Loss Doesn’t Always Lead to Happiness

    To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends... Read more

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    5 Reasons to Drink Matcha

    Despite its numerous and much publicized benefits, green tea was not a habit I readily adopted. I never liked the grassy taste, and I preferred... Read more

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    Farmers Fund New Research to Breed Gluten-Free Wheat

    WICHITA, Kan.—New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can’t eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes... Read more

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    This Is What Dropping 270 Pounds Looks Like: Honest Video Sparks Outpouring of Support

    Thanks to a video made by 22-year-old New York City resident Matt Diaz, one rarely discussed truth about extreme weight loss is there for everyone... Read more

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    3 of the Most Efficient Ways to Detoxify Your Body

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body If you’re going to get clean, you can’t go at it with reckless abandon and... Read more

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    7 Great Flours for Gluten-Free Baking

    1. Amaranth flour has a unique and earthy flavor and is high in fiber and protein. It is neither a grain or a grass but is... Read more

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    10 Races for Every Fitness Level

    All year round there are a number of great races to get your blood pumping and have some fun. But which is right for you?... Read more


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