Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Get Beach Ready With Our Bikini-Body Workout Plan

Don't stress about bikini season, get active. Follow our workout plan for May, and you'll feel strong and confident in your two-piece by Memorial Day. Check out the plan below for your daily dose of cardio or strength training. Starting tomorrow, you can follow along as we share our daily workouts with all the specifics you need for your sweat session.

After the unofficial kick-off of Summer on Memorial Day, the workouts for the remainder of the month are a maintenance plan. They are shorter and a little less strenuous; so keep moving so you hard work continues to pay off all season long.

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Sound Off: Do You Wear Undies When You Work Out?

Tell the truth - we're all sisters here in the #bgg2wlArmy!

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Ready to Sweat? Take This Metabolism-Boosting Circuit Workout to the Gym

Not every workout has to be a no-holds-barred sweat fest, but we're not going to lie: those days when you crush it at the gym are the ones that are going to help you see results fast. So pound that pre-workout shake, and take this hour-long workout with you the next time you want an effective workout. The intense workout is one of The Biggest Loser: Australia trainer Michelle Bridges's secrets for burning calories fast, and it's not for beginners. This particular workout from Michelle's newest book, Total Body Transformation ($23), comes at weeks nine and 10 of her 12-week plan, so if you're new to the gym, then start off slow, modify, or try one of our beginner-friendly workouts instead. If you're up for a challenge, however, check out the workout below, learn the moves, print this chart, and get ready to burn calories and boost your metabolism.

To start, do a warmup: three minutes on the rowing machine, ending with a 500-meter (1/3-mile) sprint. Follow it up with 20 minutes on the treadmill (Michelle recommends 5 to 6 mph at 2 percent incline for 20 minutes or 10 minutes at 5 to 6 mph and 2 percent incline followed by 10 minutes at 3.5 mph at 12 percent incline.) Aim to get your heart rate up to 150 bpm by the end of your warmup. Then follow with these two circuits below, repeating each circuit three times. End with a cooldown stretch.

This workout is made for the gym, but you can modify any of these moves to suit the equipment you have at home (jog in place or use dumbbells in place of the barbell, for example).

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Things of lately + grain-free banana bread

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a happy Wednesday A couple of things about today: 1) did you know it’s the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls? aaaand 2) let us rejoice that this meme is popping up all over the internets. (source) (You know you mentally sang that in your best […]

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Everything You Need to Know to Select Your First Marathon

The following post was written by Amanda Brooks, who blogs at Run to the Finish and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Feeling inspired by last week's Boston Marathon? Motivated by the upcoming swimsuit season to run just a little bit farther?

If the marathon bug has finally nipped at your heels, spurring you to action, here are four tips to help select your first marathon and ensure it's a memorable experience.

Location: Should you race near home or select a destination race?

  • Local races mean sleeping in your own bed, no travel stress, and eating your regular foods.

  • Local races also mean knowing the course and exactly how far you have left (for better or worse).

  • Destination races mean seeing new sights and immersing yourself in the race atmosphere of something new and exciting.

  • Destination races mean more logistical planning, which can add to overall stress.

Support: What kind of support will improve your experience?

  • Including your closest friends and family in this experience can make it that much sweeter.

  • Have you selected a race that will make a great vacation for them or allow them to easily spectate?

  • Can you train with a local group to ensure you have others on the course with you come race day?

  • Will the roar of a crowd help keep you moving? Or do you prefer to stay in your zone uninterrupted?

Course: Which course will give you the best results?

  • Will you have similar training terrain? For instance, training for a race that happens in the mountains is much harder when you live at sea level.

  • Course elevation charts will help you determine the amount of hill training needed.

  • Race reviews will help you find courses that are more scenic, challenging, or unique.

  • During training, do you like running loops, out and back, or point to point? Choose a race with your preferred running style.

Timeline: How to know when you are ready to run a marathon?

  • If your current long run is a 5K, select a race at least 24 weeks in the future.

  • If your current long run is a 10K, select a race at least 20 weeks in the future.

  • If your current long run is a 13.1, select a race at least 16 weeks in the future.

  • Evaluate other major life events; it's not ideal to be planning a wedding or studying for major exams during training.

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A Sweet-Potato-Powered Pizza Crust

Spring roasted vegetable risotto

This post is brought to you by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (aka my favorite almond milk). I’m working with them to create monthly recipes on the blog, and am planning to do only vegetarian recipes. You can check out last month’s vegan banana pudding here! Risotto is one of those […]

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Stop Working Out and Start Training Like an Athlete

The secret to a bikini body? Strong muscles, just like an athlete's. Our friends at Self have the pro tips you need just in time for Summer.

You don't have to flip tires to score a fit, sexy body. You do need to stop working out and start training. That's how athletes think about fitness. The goal of each session isn't to burn calories, yet that happens. Pros care about improving performance - running faster, jumping higher, recovering quickly. Shift your focus to their training strategies and you'll get hotter almost by accident.

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Indulgently Healthy Snacking With NatureBox

There's nothing like a good snack to get you through the afternoon, but we know eating healthy is easier said than done. I'm always looking for something to carry me through the day, and when I discovered NatureBox, I could not stop sharing all its treats with my family at home and my co-workers at the office. Ever since I joined, I've been blown away by its variety of delicious, healthy, and original snacks. So it just seemed right to partner with NatureBox to create a custom mix that you can enjoy a handful (or two, or an entire bag!) of without any regrets.

The snacks in the monthly subscription NatureBox have no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no corn syrup, and no hydrogenated oils, so there is no guilt in eating these treats. After sampling over 50 snacks (that's right, 50!), I found just the right indulgently healthy mix of sweet, salty, and savory components. With ingredients like tart cranberries and toasted soybeans, I hope you love this custom POPSUGAR Must Have Mix as much as I do. The best part was picking four more snacks to complete a special edition POPSUGAR box! Order now for a special delivery from NatureBox filled with five bags of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Recharge and Relax: Our Favorite Healthy Hotels and Resorts

Vacations are meant for relaxing, but sitting around all day can get boring pretty quickly. Whether it's a morning yoga practice on the beach, a spectacular hike, or biking through wine country, choosing a fitness-minded hotel or resort definitely has its perks. Planning your own vacation? Consider one of these fit destinations.

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A Sweet Banana Bread Smoothie That Supports Weight Loss

something a group fitness certification won’t teach you

Once upon a time -I’m being vague here because I don’t want to directly call out the company/studio- some blogging friends and I went to take a fitness class as part of an event. The studio knew we were bloggers, were wonderfully kind and accommodating, and made a point to […]

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No Matter What Your Mood, We've Got an Elliptical Workout For You

The elliptical is a mainstay in the gym for good reason: it's easy on the joints and it provides a great cardio and total-body workout. But let's face it, the elliptical can also get pretty boring and repetitive. Instead of spending 30 mindless minutes on the machine, maximize your time with one of these 15 workouts. Whether you're a beginner, you're looking for a high-intensity interval workout, or you want to challenge different muscle groups, there's an elliptical workout for you. There's even one for those of you who love the treadmill!

  1. Beginner: If you're new to the elliptical machine - or working out in general - try this beginning elliptical workout. It uses all the different features of the machine, which gives you an idea of what it can do. By pedaling forward, you work your quads, and going backward targets the hamstrings and booty. Focus on pushing the handles to tone your chest, while pulling the handles will work your upper back. Challenge your core stability by letting go of the handles while keeping your pace steady.

  2. Start strong, finish strong: This beginner-friendly hour-long elliptical workout varies speed and incline for an effective workout.

  3. Booty workout: Target glutes and hamstrings by playing with the incline on the elliptical. This elliptical booty workout will help you tone your backside while also getting a good cardio workout. Target your glutes by focusing on keeping your heels down while on the machine.

  4. Core workout: To work your core while on the elliptical, just let go. Not using the handles in this elliptical core workout helps engage all the muscles of your core as you work harder to stay balanced on the machine. The faster you can go, the more you'll work your core in this.

  5. Just like the treadmill: For times when you can't find an empty treadmill at the gym, try this elliptical treadmill workout. The workout comes close to mimicking what running on a treadmill feels like and may even help even out your stride. To really feel like you're on a treadmill, don't hold onto the handles; keep your arms in a running position.

  6. Two-machine workout: Or if the idea of the treadmill bores you, get a fun workout on the other cardio machines at your gym. This stationary bike and elliptical workout will leave you sweaty without the run.

  7. Short on time: When you don't have a lot of time, try this short interval elliptical workout. It's only 22 minutes long (including warmup and cooldown) and features really short and effective intervals. Using quick intervals makes the workout intense and is great for burning calories.

  8. Shorter intervals: One way to push the interval envelope is to decrease the amount of rest time between your bouts of sprinting. By shortening your recovery time, you're pushing your anaerobic threshold and strengthening your cardiovascular system. Sound good? Then try this elliptical interval shrinking recovery workout.

  9. Total body: This 30-minute elliptical workout targets your entire body while also getting your heart rate up.

  10. Intervals: Do this elliptical interval workout when you only have 30 minutes to spare. It's the best way to get the most out of a short amount of time.

  11. Lunchtime workout: A quick workout you can fit in during your lunch break is one you have no excuse to miss. This 30-minute lunchtime workout ensures that you have enough time to freshen up in the locker room.

  12. Get in, get out: Need to go even shorter? Try this 20-minute interval workout to get in and out fast. The intense intervals ensure you're still giving your body a solid workout.

  13. Rock out: Set your workout to a soundtrack with this one-hour elliptical workout with playlist. You switch speeds with each song so you'll never be bored for the 60 minutes.

  14. Rock out again: If that playlist isn't your style, here's another hour-long workout set to music.

  15. Girl power: Channel all your strength and let it out with this killer elliptical workout with a girl power playlist.

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#InErikasKitchen: Salad Time: Beets, Goat Cheese, Nuts, Homemade Vinaigrette

Beets, goat cheese, honey, pecans, walnuts, mustard greens. Deliciousness.

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Sponsored Post: Learning How to Live Well, and Pass it On

This post is sponsored in part by United Healthcare but, as always, my thoughts and my opinions are all my own. When I think back to my childhood, I think of a lot of games of being chased around the front yard, a lot of candy, and a lot of chip-and-can-of-soda combos for $0.50. As […]

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All the Carb Counts in Your Favorite Fresh Fruits

If limiting your carb intake is your weight-loss tactic at the moment, it may have been a while since you peeled open a banana or bit into a juicy, ripe pear. While it's understandable to ditch carb-loaded bagels since they don't offer much nutrition, it's not recommended to swear off fruits entirely since they offer fiber and other essential vitamins and nutrients. Not all fruits are created equal when it comes to carbs, so check out this list below to see which ones you'll want to reach for.

FruitAmountCaloriesCarbs (g)
Apple 1 medium9324.7
Apricot 1 fruit173.9
Banana 1 medium10527
Blackberries 1 cup6214.7
Blueberries 1 cup8421.4
Cantaloupe 1 cup5313.7
Cherries 1 cup8722.1
Clementine 1 fruit358.9
Grapes, red or green 1 cup10427.3
Grapefruit, pink or white 1 fruit7618
Honeydew 1 fruit7618
Kiwi 1 fruit4210.1
Mango 1 fruit12432.3
Nectarine 1 medium6215
Orange 1 medium6215.4
Papaya 1 cup5513.7
Peach 1 medium5914.8
Pear 1 medium10327.5
Persimmon 1 fruit11831.2
Pineapple 1 cup8321.6
Plum 1 fruit307.5
Pomegranate 1 small7216.3
Raspberries 1 cup6414.7
Strawberries 1 cup4911.7
Tangerine 1 medium4711.7
Watermelon 1 cup4611.5

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New FDA Rule to Prohibit Omega-3 Claims on Labels

Pretty and Protein-Packed: Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

Spending the Weekend at the Yoga Journal Live! Conference

Two amazing days with Yoga Journal at their conference in NYC.

from A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

the best fruit salad and a new Zumba video

Hi guys! How’s your day going so far? Don’t forget to enter the White plum giveaway! Lately, boatloads of fruit have been consumed in our house. This is a fruit salad that I’ve been making fairly often for the past few weeks. Livi goes crazy for it, and it’s the […]

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Why Some Sun Exposure Will Protect You from Deadly Skin Cancer

How does sun exposure relate to skin cancer risk? The simplistic, popular story is that sunlight exposure has a linear relationship with cancer, similar to how we view smoking. None is safest and each additional minute in the sun will increase our chance of getting cancer. Many people (maybe most) therefore live in a world […]

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Instantly Relieve a Sore Neck With These Stretches

Whether you slept in a funky position or have been staring tensely at your computer for hours on end, a crick in the neck is not only annoying, it can cause headaches and upper back pain. After a long, hot shower to loosen the muscles, try a few of these stretches for a little relief.

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Your Low-Carb (High-Protein) Day of Eating

If you're looking to lose weight, cutting back on carbs can be part of an effective strategy. For those who want to shed a few pounds, Manhattan-based nutritionist and registered dietitian Shira Lenchewski recommends that the carb-heaviest meal should be breakfast, "trending smaller as the day goes on" - and this plan does just that.

Most low-carb plans recommend eating between 50 and 150 grams of carbs per day, and this day of eating falls on the lower end of spectrum with 64.2 grams of carbohydrates, 1,236 calories, and a whopping 98 grams of protein. Try it out for yourself one day this week!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Sweating For the Wedding! Workout Tanks For Fit Brides

As you're shaping up for your wedding, all the hours spent planning can leave you feeling stressed and wanting to skip your workout. For the days when you need it most, toss on one of these cute bridal tank tops that offer the extra motivation (and humor) you need. Remember that all your effort in the gym will be well worth the payoff - on your wedding day and beyond!

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How Your Friends Can Hinder (or Help) With Weight Loss

Losing weight is no easy task, and it's even harder when your close friends aren't on board. There's no need to lay the blame on heavy, but once you're aware of what (or who) is holding you back, taking our advice to heart will help you get honest, stay strong, and still get in on the fun.

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White Plum Giveaway

This post is brought to you by White Plum and includes an awesome giveaway opportunity! Read on for your chance to win one of three shop credits to their gorgeous sping line. They also offered 20% off for Fitnessista readers (just use the code GINA20 at checkout). Hi guys! Hope […]

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A Time-Saving Trick That Will Help Sports Bras Last Longer

Whether the warmer weather has inspired more workouts or the thought of sporting a Summer bikini, a fit girl goes through a ton of sport bras. It's such a waste to wash them in the washing machine after each workout, and besides - who has time for that?

Since most of us only have a handful of sports bras we love, here's a quick tip for making sure you have a clean, dry bra for tomorrow: bring it into the shower with you after your workout. Keep a little container of laundry detergent on the shelf so you can hand wash it quickly, and then let it dry over the shower rod. Besides not having to worry about remembering to do a whole load of laundry, hand washing wicking clothes helps to maintain the integrity of the fabric, which will help your sports bras last longer. This is especially great to do when you're on vacation and don't have access to a washing machine.

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How to Pack a Week of Salads That Stay Fresh Till Friday

Eating a big salad at least once a day is a great way to maintain healthy habits. Don't have time to cut up a salad every single night? Here's a way to make all the salads you need for your workweek at once. Follow these simple salad-making rules, and your meal will taste just as fresh on Friday as it does on Monday!

This is just a general guide with lots of room for creativity. Even though you're making all five salads at one time, you can still make them all a little different with the types of toppings and dressings you use for each one. It's a great way to save time and money and ensure you're getting a dose of daily veggies for health and weight loss.

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Celebrity Weight-Loss Secrets to Copy

My “Total Fat Loss Solution” Talk

Seth Roberts died on Saturday, while hiking near his home in Berkeley. Aaron Blaisdell and others have written eloquently of this untimely loss. I’ll write my own appreciation of Seth soon. For now, my prayers and condolences to Seth and …

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What Would John Mack Eat?

Testimonial written by: John Mack I love food. Always have, always will. It’s just that for the first 28 years of my life, the food I loved was processed, junk food. This lifestyle led me to become the “fat kid”, even though I was always playing sports as a kid. Read more...

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7 Days, 7 Juices: Take the Challenge and Go From Sweet to Serious!

While we don't recommend going on an all-juice cleanse, we do love the healthy benefits and detoxifying nutrients fresh juice brings to a healthy diet. If you've been fearful of swampy green drinks in the past, it's time to change your tune and take on our challenge.

For seven days, you'll be sipping on a series of healthy beverages that start off sweet and progress to the more vegetal side of the spectrum. By the final day of the challenge, you won't believe you ever scoffed at a friend sipping on a vibrant green juice.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eating Healthy When Traveling

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Dog beach and weekend pics

Bella is OBSESSED with the dog beach. She runs into the surf, sprints back, and for the time we’re there, she seems like she’s a young pup, instead of pushing nine like she really is. (She’s always pretty spry, but it’s like the ocean brings out her youth even more.) […]

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Fitness, winners and dinners

Hi friends! Hope you’ve enjoying a wonderful weekend! We’ve been laying low which has been glorious after a busy week, and I’ve been hard at work on book edits. I’m excited to have everything turned in, and just wanted to say thank you to all of you for your support […]

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[Quote of The Day] From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.~Catalan Proverb

“From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”  ~Catalan Proverb

The 10-Minute Fat-Incinerator Workout

Work your entire body, build muscle, and burn fat with this intense full-body workout compliments of Equinox. Take 10 minutes to stoke your metabolism, then give yourself a pat on the back, which will also provide a much-needed shoulder stretch.

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Have You Signed Up For a Race This Year?

The weather's getting warmer, which means we can all start enjoying outdoor workouts. And what better way to take advantage of Spring weather than training for a race?

Signing up for a race can be one of the best ways to get in shape for Summer. Once you sign up, after all, you'll be less apt to skip a workout if you know you've got a big run to complete in a few months. And having a concrete goal can be the motivation you need to give it your all even when you don't feel like it. What about you - have you signed up for a race this year? Take our poll and then let us know what you'll be doing!

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Best Kind of Jam is Bacon Jam

Be warned that bacon jam is a highly addictive substance. You’ll no sooner make one batch than you’ll want to start another, tweaking the recipe slightly to make it a little smokier, or sweeter or spicier. Just remember that bacon jam is a condiment, not a main course to be eaten with a spoon – […]

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[Quote of the Day] Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.~Denis Waitley

“Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”  ~Denis Waitley

Friday, April 25, 2014

Celebrities Get Into the Spring of Things With a Workout

We're not sure if they're counting down to bikini season like we are, but these celebs are an inspiring set! Week after week, we see them at the gym, Pilates studio, and working up a serious sweat.

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Get Enough Protein! 7 Nights of High-Protein Vegetarian Dinners

"How do you get enough protein?" Good luck finding a vegetarian who's never heard that before. If you want to answer this question without saying a word, share this post. It maps out a weekly dinner plan complete with seven delicious and satisfying high-protein dinners - all offering around 20 grams of protein that include these vegetarian sources.

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You Can Do It! How to Make Wheel Pose Part of Your Practice

When you first hit up Vinyasa-style yoga classes, the beautiful back-bending Wheel Pose feels miles away. This pose requires both flexibility and strength, but it's absolutely within your reach. Add these essential poses to your practice, and build up to a strong, confident, and safe backbend.

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Drop a Dress Size With This At-Home Workout

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Quick and Easy Sources of Vegetarian Protein

While meat is a great source of protein, it's just not an option when you're maintaining a vegetarian diet. Ensure you're getting your fill of protein each day by keeping your kitchen stocked with these necessities that offer protein in a flash.

  1. Canned or boxed beans: Dry beans take a long time to prepare, so it's best to have boxed or BPA-free canned beans such as Eden brand in your pantry at all times. A half-cup serving of kidney beans offers eight grams of protein, and black soy beans offer 11 grams. Sprinkle them on salads, in soup, in your omelet, on pizza, or in your pasta sauce.

  2. Mozzarella cheese sticks: For salty cravings, grab an 80-calorie cheese stick, and you'll consume a quick eight grams of protein.

  3. Cubed tofu: Blocks of tofu are great to have in your fridge to make recipes like these vegan cucumber tofu rolls or baked tofu for salads. If you want to save a little time, then buy the one that's already cubed for you. Cut a small slit in the package, drain and squeeze out the excess water, and enjoy it raw sprinkled with a little garlic powder and salt. You can also add it to a pan with sliced veggies for a quick stir-fry or on top of pizza. One-third of the package offers 10 grams of protein.

  4. Plain Greek yogurt: With no fat and only 100 calories per six-ounce serving, plain Greek yogurt with cut-up fruit offers a whopping 18 grams of protein. It can also be used in recipes such as smoothies, baked goods, or dressings and as a healthier alternative to sour cream.

  5. Frozen edamame: A delicious little snack, one cup of edamame in pods is 150 calories and 12 grams of protein. Or, for an even quicker source of protein, buy shelled edamame and use it as you would any other bean.

  6. Tempeh: A four-ounce serving offers an impressive 20 grams of protein. Dice up plain tempeh and add it to your favorite veggie recipes, or, to save time, buy the ones that are already flavored; they're great to add to sandwiches.

  7. Cottage cheese: For a fast 12 grams of protein, eat low-fat cottage cheese. It's only 90 calories, so you can feel free to load up your bowl with tons of fresh fruit.

  8. Veggie burgers: Depending on what they're made of, veggie burger patties range in the amount of protein from three to 26 grams. Great on whole-wheat buns, cooked patties can also be chopped and added to wraps, tomato sauce, or your salad.

  9. Raw peanuts: Satisfy your crunchy cravings and grab a handful of peanuts (about an ounce) for over seven grams of protein.

  10. Milk or soy milk: Not just for your cereal bowl, enjoy a glass of skim milk (eight grams) or plain soy milk (six grams) for a quick and easy low-cal source of protein, perfect for a post-workout snack.

  11. Hard-boiled eggs: Keep a bowl of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge. Just one contains over six grams of protein. They're great to enjoy with a healthy breakfast, for an easy snack, or sliced on your salad or sandwich.

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Friday faves

The return of the breakfast cookie. We had them for breakfast the other day, and needless to say, Liv was stoked that she had A COOKIE FOR BREAKFAST. She ate almost the entire thing! I’m so excited to bring these back in the rotation because they’re so convenient to make […]

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For the First Time in My 24 Years of Life, I Am Happy

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

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[Quote of the Day] Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. ~Josh Billings

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  ~Josh Billings

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sculpt Your Lower Body Without the Inner-Thigh Machine

Don't waste precious time squeezing your legs together on the boring adductor machine. Instead, opt for these three effective exercises that require no equipment whatsoever.

Pilates Side-Lying Leg Lifts

Source: Megan Wolfe Photography

This Pilates move will help tighten and tone your inner thighs for bathing-suit season:

  • Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg, and cross your top leg over it. Rest either your knee or your foot on the floor. Prop your head up with your hand, or rest your head on your arm.

  • As you exhale, lift your bottom leg up, and inhale as you lower it back down. Your torso should stay still while you do this.

  • Do as many reps on one side as you can for 30 seconds, and then repeat on the other side for an additional 30 seconds.

Sumo Squat With Side Arm Raises

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Forget the weights, and focus on your form with this leg-sculpting move. You'll feel the burn with this one!

  • Stand with legs wide and toes pointed slightly outward.

  • Bend down until your knees are over your ankles; raise your arms to just below shoulder height.

  • Straighten your legs, and lower your arms simultaneously.

  • Complete three sets of 15 reps.

Gate Swings

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Add a plyometric jump to bring a boost of cardio to this energizing and tough inner-thigh exercise.

  • Start with your feet in a wide, second-position stance with your toes pointed slightly outward. Bend your knees, and lower into a squat, using your hands to help push your knees wide apart to deepen the inner-thigh stretch.

  • Push off your knees to get leverage, and jump your right leg in front of your left, landing in a standing "cross-legged" stance.

  • Immediately jump your legs back out to a wide squat with your hands at your knees.

  • Push off your knees, and jump your legs together, crossing your left leg in front of your right.

  • Repeat as many times as possible for at least 40 seconds.

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Strengthen and Stretch! The 12 Moves All Runners Need to Do

Whether you're training for your 12th marathon or just want to prevent nagging lower back pain from your weekly runs, here are the moves missing from your life. Start with these six exercises to help you strengthen your body, run faster, and prevent injury. Then follow that up with these six essential yoga poses to target tight areas that often come from running. Start doing these 12 moves regularly, and you're sure to notice a difference.

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“If You’re Fat, You Only Have Yourself to Blame”

"Guess what - barring liposuction and tummy tucks, most people who are fat today? They'll be fat tomorrow, and every single day until they aren't fat anymore. Get over it."

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Barre3 giveaway

Rise and shine, it’s giveaway time! As you guys know, I’ve fallen in love with Barre3 workouts over the past year. A studio is opening up in Tucson very soon -in the meantime, check out their free Saturday classes at lululemon in La Encantada!- and I was stoked to see […]

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How to Get “Unstuck”

I’m thinking today about the experience of feeling “stuck.” (I hear this a lot from folks who write me about getting started with the Primal Blueprint.) In this situation, you know (generally) what to do. Maybe you even feel like you have the drive, the motivation to do it, but the car just isn’t shifting […]

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Beyond Grass-Fed

Guest post written by: Conor O’Higgins I have some breaking news from the organic food revolution: we’ve discovered the solution to global warming and water scarcity. Is it a new kind of solar panel? Is it reforestation? Is it a new subsidy plan? Nope. It’s wolves. That’s right – wolves. Read more...

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[Quote of the Day] In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author Unknown

“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  ~Author Unknown

So, Should You Work Out Today? Find the Answer Here

If you're wavering back and forth between heading to the gym or staying at home, take this quiz ASAP. It will make your decision a whole lot easier . . . Front Page Image Source: Shutterstock

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Build Endurance and Strength For Race Day With a Burpee Run

If you've ever considered challenging yourself at a Reebok Spartan Race, the killer obstacle-course race series, you're in great company! The inspiring trainers of ABC's Extreme Weight Loss, Chris and Heidi Powell, recently participated in a Spartan Race together at Citi Field in NYC and had a blast. When it comes to training for a race full of obstacles, there's one workout the duo recommends to clients of all levels: a burpee run.

Heidi says that stopping to challenge yourself with a set of burpees during a run is great, because it "impacts your heart rate and lungs even more" than just running does. And when you're prepping for an event that challenges your strength and endurance like a Spartan race, there's no better way to train!

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Spring fitness faves

Hi! How’s your day going? Thank you so much for all of the kind comments about the house so far. I have to admit I was a liiiittle afraid of the paint color -we jokingly called our last house the everything-brown house- but have fallen in love with how cheery […]

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Spring fitness faves

Hi! How’s your day going? Thank you so much for all of the kind comments about the house so far. I have to admit I was a liiiittle afraid of the paint color -we jokingly called our last house the everything-brown house- but have fallen in love with how cheery […]

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5 Low-Carb Lunches to Pack For Work

If you're looking to cut back on carbs, that daily sandwich at lunch is not going to fly. Finding new recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied can be tough since fewer carbs means extra protein and healthy fats are even more essential. Look to these five delicious recipes that all fall under 15 grams of carbs per serving but still remain high in nutrients.

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3 Outdoor Workout Items to Add to Your Spring Routine

The following post was written by Sia Cooper, who blogs at Diary of a Fit Mommy and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Spring is here, and cheers to warmer weather! Since the weather is getting more and more beautiful each day, I have decided to take my workouts out of the gym and onto my back patio for some fresh air and sun. My favorite staples for my outdoor workouts are very useful and won't break the bank. You may even use them indoors! If you are thinking about saving money and creating your own home gym, these three items also make a great foundation.

Kettlebells: The kettlebell is my favorite piece of workout gear ever! It is similar to a dumbbell because it comes in several different weights and is used for strength training. However, it looks like a bowling ball with a handle on the top of it; the handle allows for a larger variety of exercises while maintaining a stable grip. My favorite beginner move to do with the kettlebell is a two-handed swing, which works the entire body.

Medicine ball: A medicine ball is another vital piece of outdoor gym gear to own. It looks like a kickball but is usually filled with sand to use as a weight. It comes in several different weights, and you can use it for many different exercises. My favorite exercise to use with the medicine ball are medicine ball squats. The extra weight, when holding the ball, truly helps you to get more out of your normal everyday squat!

Resistance bands: These are lightweight banded tubes, which are attached on both sides with handled grips. I absolutely love these because you can carry them anywhere. You can even stash them inside your purse! They are relatively inexpensive and on average cost around $10. My favorite move to use with a band is bicep curls. You place one foot on top of the band, and while holding onto each handle of the band, you perform bicep curls.

Happy Spring, everyone!

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Enter For a Chance to Win $1,000 to and More!

Spring is here, and now's the time to update your home for the season and add a pop of color with decor. We are making things easy by giving you the chance to win $1,000 to plus favorites from Jonathan Adler and DwellStudio! Click below for your chance to win and style your space in no time!

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Around the house

Hi! Happy Wednesday <3 Hope you’ve been having a great day so far. Livi and I have had a fun week! We hit up the zoo yesterday and had a blast (even though I got us lost quite a few times we had fun walking around, eating popcorn and saying […]

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7 Things You Had No Idea Gut Bacteria Could Do

If you’re a regular Mark’s Daily Apple reader, you probably have at least a generally accurate if somewhat vague notion of the important functions performed by our gut bacteria. They’re a “big part” of our immune systems. They “improve digestion” and “eat the fibers and resistant starches” that our host enzymes cannot digest. Yeah, gut […]

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[Quote of the Day] If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it ~Common sense

“If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it”  ~Common sense

Does a Post-Workout Smoothie Kill All the Work I Just Did?

Sip on smoothies regularly? Self offers advice on what ingredients to look out for and how to build a better post-workout beverage at home.

I've become much more of a smoothie person than I used to be, in part due to the crop of juice bars and health food joints that some serve them up all over NYC, and in part to my new single-serve blender that makes clean-up much easier than with a clunky blender. I'm most apt to grab one after a tough workout class, because smoothie and juice bars are always so conveniently located next to gyms (or even inside them!) But I can't help but wonder whether that post-workout smoothie is really just undoing all the hard work I just put in. I tapped Melissa O'Shea, RD and Director of Nutrition at Exhale Spa to share her smoothie know-how.

A post-workout smoothie can provide all the nutrients you need to refuel, but timing is everything! You should always eat within an hour after your workout in order to rebuild your glycogen stores and get your body the means it needs to repair muscle tissue, says O'Shea. Eating a regular meal soon after the gym? Skip the smoothie. If you still have several hours to go until your next meal? Blend up a smoothie with both protein and carbohydrate sources and you're golden!

Avoid smoothies with added sugars - real fruit is all you need for a sweet treat. If it contains a syrup, flavored yogurt, honey, agave, ice cream or frozen yogurt, just say no! Fruit will help sweeten your smoothie, but you'll need protein and fat to keep your blood sugar from spiking. O'Shea recommends Greek yogurt, kefir, chia seeds, almond butter, avocado or coconut oil for the fat/protein combo. Plant-based protein powders, like Sunwarrior, is also a great booster if you had a really tough workout or your diet is lacking in protein. Want even more of a nutritional punch? Toss in a handful of spinach or kale - you won't even be able to taste them once everything is blended!

O'Shea suggests skipping the juice bar and blending your smoothies at home - you'll know exactly what's going in, and you'll save cash. Check out two of her nourishing and hunger-busting recipes.

Coconut Cocoa Smoothie

  • 6 oz plain low-fat kefir

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 ice cubes (if you are using a fresh banana, add in two extra ice cubes)

Green Chia Smoothie

  • 4 oz low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1 handful fresh spinach

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 teaspoon high-quality honey or agave

  • 4 ice cubes (if using all fresh fruit)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How One Recipe Turned Me Into a Spice Goddess

How one recipe taught me how to go in and go HARD in the spice cabinet.

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The Magic Number to Remember on Your Cheat Day

According to Chris and Heidi Powell, the celebrity-trainer power couple on the ABC show Extreme Weight Loss, "Anytime you deprive yourself of food, or of anything, all you want is what you can't have!" This is one of the major reasons that cheat days - or what the Powells prefer to call "reward days" - are built into their clients' weight-loss plans.

While these indulgent days can be part of a healthy weight-loss plan, the Powells don't recommend a calorie free-for-all at breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The magic number for Heidi and Chris is 1,000. One day a week, many of the Powells' clients are allowed to have "up to 1,000 extra calories of whatever kind of food they want." This reward helps clients "stick to the plan for a longer period of time and see results forever." Heidi and Chris believe these rewards are essential so we never feel guilt when we indulge; when guilt is eliminated, dieters can make a permanent shift and reshape old habits.

The one limitation of this 1,000-calorie reward is that trigger foods are not part of the program. If you can relate to having an out-of-control or out-of-body overeating experience, it's important to recognize which foods trigger you in this way - most likely, they're calorie-dense, sugar-rich, and carb-heavy. Heidi says that she and Chris recommend their clients stay away from the foods that trigger the "slippery slope" of overeating, since they "put you in a state where you can't control yourself." Once you're aware (and steer clear) of the foods that affect you in this way, those 1,000 calories are up for grabs!

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Veg intimidation: make kale taste delicious

Last week we talked about artichokes. Today, let’s talk one of the world’s favorite (kinda stinky) greens: KALE! Kale is a nutrient-packed powerhouse and yields some fantastic dietary benefits including iron, Vitamin K, calcium, and an antioxidant boost. It’s funny to think that something I wasn’t crazy about at first […]

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Quinoa Crust to Satisfy Your Gluten-Free Pizza Cravings

5 Goods You Need to Rock an Outdoor Fitness Routine

The following post was written by Kim Krueger, who blogs at Fittin' Pretty and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who's been looking outside lately and thinking, "FINALLY!" Winters are always brutal where I live, but this one was a real doozy. Honestly, I don't think I've ever been so excited to see grass again. Springtime begs for outdoor fitness. Whether you're heading out for a run or hike or just taking your bodyweight circuit to the backyard, working out in the great outdoors is as good for the soul as it is for the body. So ditch the gym, and treat yourself to a little fresh air along with those endorphins! When you do, you might need a little extra gear. Here are my top suggestions for what to bring to keep outdoor fitness safe, comfortable, and completely awesome.

  1. Layers: Spring weather can be a little hard to predict, especially when you're dressing for new temps. The general rule of thumb is to dress for 15 to 20 degrees warmer than it is. I'm obsessed with Albion Fit's Sweet Stripe Full Zip and Lululemon's Spring Forward Jacket.

  2. Gear-holding clothing: It's tempting to run out the door empty-handed rather than weighing yourself down with bulky items like your phone. But it's a bad idea to get too far from home without a way to call for help if you need it (knock on wood). You also want to find a way to stash your keys, money, and possibly some fuel. Luckily, you can find lots of fit gear with hidden pockets these days. This tank from Gracie's Gear has a large pocket on the chest for electronics, and this Skirt Sport Running Skirt boasts five sneaky pockets!

  3. Fuel to go: You might find that your body needs a little extra fuel to work out outside instead of inside a variable-controlled gym, especially if you're not used to it. I love Clif Shot Bloks - when I trained for a marathon, I had Amazon automatically ship me a box every month.

  4. Good tunes and earbuds that actually stay in: Spring is a perfect time to refresh your playlists. I put together this list last Spring, but I still love every single song on it! I'm all about listening to music while running, but there's nothing more frustrating than fumbling with loose earbuds while trying not to trip. I personally prefer buds with loops that go over the ear, like these, but take the time to find what works best for you. (Yurbuds Performance Earphones even have a twist lock to ensure they don't move!)

  5. A water carrier: Being outside takes hydration needs to a whole new level. There are plenty of different kinds of water carriers that could work for you, depending on what you're doing and for how long. I love my handheld water bottle for short runs and my three-bottle water belt for long runs.

BONUS: Creativity! The outdoors are one big gym if you know how to use it. Try some pull-ups on a (sturdy) tree branch, push-ups on a park bench, or bleacher step runs at the local high school. Playground equipment also offers endless options for fitness! (Wouldn't it be cool if your local park had these?) The gym is out, and the outdoors are in! Enjoy!

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How to Maximize Your Calorie Burn at the Gym

During a busy day, carving out an hour to head to the gym can be tough, so the question is - are you making the most of those 60 minutes? With a few simple tweaks, you can increase your calorie burn instantly. Try these tips the next time you're at the gym to maximize your sweat session.

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Spring Running Fix: Exercise to Prevent Shin Splints

Whether you've moved your runs from the treadmill to the road or you're upping your mileage to train for a race, you might have ended up with a painful case of shin splints. These occur when you overstress the muscles in your lower legs, causing small tears in the tissue. If you start to experience this pain, it's not a serious injury, but it is also nothing to be ignored. To heal the tears, it's best to lower the intensity of your run by walking instead, or add incline to the treadmill. If the pain is really bad, take a break from running and do some lower leg stretches and ice the area.

Since shin splints can happen when your calf muscles become stronger than the shin muscles, one way to prevent shin splints in the first place is to do some strengthening exercises. Heel walks are beneficial, but here's a simple move you can do while at your desk.

  • Sit on a chair that's tall enough to allow your toes to point without touching the floor.

  • Place a two- to six-pound dumbbell vertically in between your feet, squeezing the weight gently to keep it in place.

  • Begin by pointing your toes toward the floor. Then flex your feet and lift your toes as high as you can. This is one repetition.

  • Complete three sets of 12 reps, stretching your shins with the Reclining Hero in between each set.

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Reader’s Request: Increasing arm strength and definition

Hi guys! How’s your morning going? Hope you’re having a great one so far So I think it’s maybe the fact that the sun is starting to warm things up and we’re all waving our tank tops in the air like triumphant summer flags, but I’ve been FLOODED with arm […]

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The Dark Side of Dark Chocolate

I love dark chocolate. You love dark chocolate. Everyone but the most soulless, coldhearted, and puppy-hating among us love dark chocolate. And I hesitated even writing this post because the scientific evidence that dark chocolate offers numerous health benefits when consumed in moderation is substantial and, in my opinion, undeniable. However, there is a “dark […]

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One Weird Thing That Prevents Weight Gain

[Quote of the Day] 22/04/2014 10. Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”  ~Doug Larson

Celebrate Earth Day by Giving Your Old Fitness Gear New Life

Exercising regularly means going through lots of fitness gear. Instead of just tossing out old kicks or a worn-out yoga mat, do something good for the Earth. Here are ways to recycle or reuse old workout gear.


  • Donate: You can toss them in a Goodwill bin, or send them to an organization that'll put them to good use. Soles4Souls's tagline is "Saving the world - one pair at a time." This organization takes your tired but "gently worn" sneakers and finds needy feet to fill them. You can drop off your pairs at a location near you, or host a shoe drive to collect a whole bunch to mail at once. Another organization, One World Running, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization has been serving runners around the globe since 1986. Through collection programs, it's able to provide shoes for needy runners across the world. Check here for drop-off locations.

  • Recycle: Turn your old shoes into something new. Nike Reuse-A-Shoe takes all brands of sneakers that are beyond "gently worn" and turns them into a recycled product known as Nike Grind, which is used to make tracks, indoor basketball courts, fields, and playgrounds. Just drop off your retired sneakers at a participating Nike store or mail them here.

  • Reuse: Keep an old pair of sneakers around for days when you're running or walking in the rain or on muddy trails. Some people even use old shoes as plant potters - talk about going green! Fill a disinfected shoe with soil and grow some basil or cilantro on your deck or windowsill.


  • Donate: When you buy newer gear, pass on your old gear to friends or siblings, or donate them to Goodwill, a homeless shelter, or other charity store.

  • Recycle: Patagonia accepts all its products back for recycling. Either mail them to Patagonia or drop them off at a retail store.

  • Reuse: Used fitness clothes make excellent old rags for cleaning. Cut them up and store them in a bag under the kitchen sink.


  • Donate: Send gently used sports gear such as balls, baseball bats, and bikes to Sports Gift, and it'll get it to impoverished children in over 50 countries. Or donate your fitness equipment to Fitness 4 Charity, and it'll make sure it goes to someone in need.

  • Recycle and reuse: If you have bulky equipment such as an old treadmill, check to see if your community has a recycling center that will be able to find use for the parts.

Yoga Mats

  • Donate: If you have a special place in your heart for four-legged friends, bring your used mat to the local Humane Society where the organization will use it to line crates for the animals. The Bolder Mat Company also accepts old mats for its renew and recycle program, and it donates them to needy schools or community organizations. And through the JadeYoga 3R program, you can mail your worn-out mat to one of these yoga studios, and it'll pass it on to programs and people in need.

  • Reuse: Wash your old mat thoroughly, and place it under your treadmill to protect the floor from scratches, or fold it up and use it as a kneeling pad when gardening. Old mats can also be cut up and used under the litter box to prevent tracking kitty litter all over your house, on car seats under wet and muddy dogs, cut into circles and used to open jars, or you can place a piece in your trunk to keep bags of groceries from sliding around.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

“The crunch” chopped salad with homemade Ranch dressing

I originally had a sweets recipe planned for today, but since I think we’re all still swimming in chocolate eggs from yesterday, how ’bout a salad to balance everything out? This is my latest salad fave and I will eat it until forever. By “forever” I mean until I burn […]

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Shhh, Idiots are Talking: “…with Her Elephant Ankles and Gigantic Arse”

"Now it's terribly 'in' for women to have these huge great legs with massive thighs."

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The Primal Life Kit

Hey everyone! As you probably already know, we’re not too big on advertising, and we’re pretty picky about products we recommend. Yeah, definitely not the greatest way to make money, but we can sleep well at night (and we all know how important sleep is!). In case you might be Read more...

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#BostonStrong(er) Than Ever! Motivational Posters From Today's Marathon

In remembrance of last year's tragedy, the message for this year's Boston Marathon was loud and clear - #BostonStrong! For elite athletes, recreational runners, and cheering spectators alike, it was an emotional day. And Boston stood together as one today, stronger than ever before.

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Meb Keflezighi: the First American Men's Winner of the Boston Marathon in 31 Years

With a fist pump and a prayer, Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line with a time of 2:08:37 - a personal best - to become the winner of the 118th Boston Marathon - the first American male to win Boston in more than 30 years. Meb, 38, is a three-time Olympian, won the 2009 New York City Marathon, and also captured silver at the 2004 Olympics.

The gravity of Meb's win was not lost on anyone watching: the crowd yelled at a fevered pitch as Meb made his way down Boylston, and when Meb crossed the finish line, he collapsed to the ground overcome with emotion. Immediately after the race, Meb described how he wanted to win this race for the people. "It's not just about me - Boston Strong," said Meb. "God bless America, God bless Boston."

Meb made a strong statement from mile one by taking control of the elite men's group, and as the race went on, he created significant distance between himself and the rest of the pack. Alone and out in front, he had many people wondering if he could hold onto the lead against this hugely talented group, which included two of the fastest ranked men in the world. It also had many wondering when exactly the other runners would make their move. As the race went on, and Meb held strong to his lead, what started out as a hope by many turned into a reality. Even those in the press room could be heard saying, "Meb is going to win this; I can't believe it."

The cinematic tone of this win is undeniable. Meb and his family came to America as war refugees when he was 12, and he later became a US citizen in 1998, 11 years later. "It [winning] couldn't happen at a better time," Meb said during the postrace conference. "The crowd was phenomenal, the energy was just phenomenal . . . given last year's events, and today being Patriots Day, this is a great day to be an American runner." Meb also shared that he had the names of the Boston bombing victims written on his bib to help carry him through.

Wilson Chebet of Kenya finished second with a time of 2:08:48, and Frankline Chepkwony, also of Kenya, finished third with a time of 2:08:50.

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Weird Things Happening in the World of Wearable Tech

First the Fuelband, now the Fitbit...dang, what's next?

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Dear Mark: Why Hyperglycemia Is Bad and Those Stubborn Final Pounds

Today we’ve got a fairly short one with just two questions and answers. First, I tackle a big topic: the specific effects of hyperglycemia on the body. That hyperglycemia is bad for us is implicit, but it’s important to understand why it’s so dangerous. Today, I give a brief but detailed overview of the negative […]

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