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Want to make 2017 better than 2016?
Yeah, I thought so. This past year has been so tough on so many fronts. I dare not touch on them specifically—I like to stay out of controversy's way—but I have no doubt that you'll agree.
The Whole30 diet is all the rage, claiming to have 100,000 satisfied customers since April 2009. But is all the fuss justifiable?
This 30-day regimen eliminates all grains, dairy, sugar and legumes. That translates into a lot of restrictions—as in sandwiches, milk, yogurt, pizza, peanut butter, cereal, cheese and many more "forbidden foods." And if all the restrictions make you want to reach for a glass of wine, don't: alcohol is also a big no-no.
"It's aesthetically unacceptable."
"I want to get rid of it."
Cellulite is a scourge for many. If you suffer with it, you've likely uttered one of the above phrases (or perhaps something not fit for print!).
Cellulite affects mostly women. (Aren't we the lucky ones?) It develops when fat deposits push up on the skin, giving it that all-too-familiar dimpled, lumpy look.
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Stress and food have a complicated relationship.
Stress can cause you to grab for food—and it's likely you'll grab for the wrong things and overeat them as well. Stress, for many, spikes appetite, making it turn into an insatiable and desperate monster.
What's your favorite color tea? If you like it green, you're drinking pretty close to the gold standard for tea. Green tea is one of the less-processed types of tea (white is the least). And due to the fact that it's not processed much before it reaches your lips, green tea retains its valuable health benefits and its extremely high levels of antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
Although we may not have H1N1 to worry about this year, there are still the old standby germs that are always hanging around. And the critters have a way of hiding out in places you’d never expect. That’s good to know, since if you’re like me, at least you’ll have a legitimate reason for your own cleaning frenzy.
Have you ever felt like your stress meter was on full and one more thing would push that needle over the top?
Yeah, I thought so.
Many people think all fats are bad, but that's far from the truth.
"Fat has a bad reputation," says registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix, owner of BTD Nutrition in New York City. Because of that, bringing fat back to the plate is a complex issue for our "fat phobic" nation, she says.
Our bodies need dietary fats to function; they supply energy to help our bodies run well. As an example, fats play a role in exercise metabolism: When you exercise, your body uses carbohydrates to keep it going for the first 20 minutes and then switches to getting energy from stored fat.
It happens every time I go to clean out my fridge:
Oh, no! Those eggs are how old?
If I use that mustard with a date of 2014 stamped on its label, will I die?
The yogurt expired two weeks ago—but it seems okay. (Is it?)
Quick: If you had limited time to put on makeup in the morning, what one thing would you reach for?
Did you say mascara?
Or was it lipstick?
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Last winter, before leaving for a trip to warmer climates, I went shopping for a new bathing suit. I headed straight for the racks that held one-pieces in all colors (mainly black—it's slimming, after all). My husband good-naturedly tried to convince me to buy a bikini. You've got to be kidding, I said. (Was he suffering from a love-is-blind moment?)
Recently, my colleague Marcia wrote about a frightening experience she had with a retinal tear. Fortunately, she was able to see her ophthalmologist and receive emergency laser treatment to stave off an impending detachment. Her story had a happy ending, because she was proactive and didn't take a wait-and-see attitude.