Thursday, July 31, 2014

Go Inside the CrossFit Diet

As a CrossFit newbie, I didn't know what to expect when I attended the 2014 CrossFit Games (as a guest of Reebok), but I knew I'd learn a thing or two about the muscle-building workout movement. While I did learn a lot from watching "the fittest on Earth" battle it out on the field, one thing was clear - those muscles are as much made in the CrossFit box as they are in the kitchen. Want to know what it takes to fuel a body that's ready for all those intense WODs? Here's a primer on what many CrossFit pros eat.

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The weirdest breakfast ever

(and that one time I had to ride in an ambulance. Please skip this post if you’re squeamish, like yours truly.) Hi Hope you’re all having a wonderful day. I’m typing this with one hand because we I had a little incident today. It all started with this weird breakfast […]

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Airy Cutout Tanks to Beat the Heat During Your Workout

Dominating a workout feels amazing, but walking home in your perspiration-drenched clothing - not so much. Things can get sweaty when you're squeezing in a Summer workout, which is why it's time to ditch the typical t-shirt for an airy top instead. These easy, breezy tanks will help you beat the heat during a toasty Summer sweat session, plus, you can flaunt an adorable sports bra without having to show too much skin. Scroll through to check out 10 styles that will keep you looking and feeling as cool as possible.

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Prepare to Be Inspired by Ballerina Misty Copeland's New Ad For Under Armour

If you don't think dancers are athletes, here's a new ad from Under Armour, featuring American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland, that might make you reconsider your position. A sponsored athlete of the UA brand, Misty may not compete in an arena, but anyone who has ever sashayed into a dance studio knows it is a competitive world, and this new ad speaks to her perseverance. The ballerina told The New York Times that although she never received such a harsh rejection letter as the one featured in the ad, she faced similar criticism, like being too muscular and too big. But it is her muscularity and her athleticism that we so admire. This video made us want to dust off our dancing shoes - how about you?

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Cut Calories and Enjoy Summer's Freshest Ingredients

The Case for Structure (and 6 Tactics That Can Come in Handy)

One of the things I love most about the Primal Blueprint is its malleability. It’s not a hard-nosed agenda or nauseating treatise of commandments. It’s a loose set of suggestions that together take a general and dynamic shape a person can then apply in whatever way works for his or her life. The fact is, […]

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Zumba video: “Bailando”

Hi guys! How’s your day going? So happy you enjoyed the slow cooker recipe. Let me know if you give it a try (or celebrate Indian Food Wednesday) Today was one of those hard-to-get-moving days. After playing Legos in our jammies for a while, breakfast, and dance party in the […]

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Run 5 Minutes a Day, Add 3 Years to Your Life

Runners, wannabe runners, and reluctant runners, listen up: There's good news for anyone who's ever made it onto the treadmill. A new, large study has found that even just a few minutes of jogging a day - no matter how slow - can significantly help your health.

The study, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at data from 55,137 healthy adults who had visited a Dallas clinic at least 15 years before the start of the study and had completed medical and fitness examinations along with questionnaires about their exercise habits. After following up on the group and looking at any causes of death, the researchers found that the 24 percent of the group who identified as runners had a 30 percent lower risk of dying from any cause and a 45 percent lower risk of dying from heart-related issues. The runner group had a lower risk of dying prematurely, even if they were overweight or smokers. All in all, the runners gained three extra years of life compared to those in the study who never ran.

It's easy to connect an active lifestyle to better health, but the surprising finding in this large study was just how little running it took to see a benefit. Researchers found that the lowered death risk was similar across all types, from those who ran more than 150 minutes a week at a fast six-minute-mile pace to those who ran 50 minutes or less a week at 10 minutes per mile or slower. The authors concluded that just five or 10 minutes a day of running at any speed - even slower than six miles per hour (10 minutes per mile) - led to "substantial and attainable" affects to life expectancy.

This study is another great example of how taking just a few minutes a day to sweat can have long-lasting benefits. Earlier studies have shown that short bursts of high-intensity exercises not only contribute to a high calorie-busting afterburn but also help lower your risk of developing diabetes as well as blast away belly fat. So even if you can't fit in a longer workout every day, keep these studies in mind to remember that every little bit helps.

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DIY: Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is a DIY delight. The nondairy milk is rich in flavor and healthful fats. And when you make it home, you can control the flavoring and sweetness. Watch this video to see just how easy it is to make.

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7 No-Heat Lunches to Enjoy This Summer

When the weather is hot, the last thing I want to think about midday is nuking my food or turning up the stove. All seven of these no-heat lunches can be made in advance and enjoyed the next day at the office, since they're easy to pack up and bring to work and they taste delicious straight from the fridge. See all the healthy goods on the menu, and make one of these easy and healthy options ASAP.

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The Results Are In: the 5 Highest-Calorie Meals in the Country

If you're one of the Americans who eat 92 percent of what's on your plate, you'll want to steer clear of these dishes. The Center for Science in the Public Interest released its annual Xtreme Eating winners, a list of the largest, highest-calorie meals at popular chain restaurants around the country.

The numbers are pretty shocking - many are over 1,500 calories per plate, with a few clocking in at over 3,000. As the CSPI puts it, "You could take half home and still overeat." Is your favorite dish on the menu? Check out a few of the winners here, then see the rest of the list. Want to save a few calories on your next restaurant trip? Use these tips for eating healthy when dining out.

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The Best Moves For Tank-Top Arms

Fitness is an important part of a healthy life. And stylish, functional gear that supports your workouts makes those sweat sessions much more enjoyable. That is why we have partnered with Nike to teach three moves for strong, lean arms.

Toned arms are the best accessory for all the sleeveless fashion of Summer. Learn three of our favorite moves for sculpting your biceps and triceps. All you need is a set of weights between five and eight pounds.

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PUFA-rama: The Rise of Vegetable Oils

Death by Food Pyramid has received almost nothing but 5-star reviews since Primal Blueprint Publishing released it at the end of last year. It’s undoubtedly a hit within the community, and I think it’s an important read because it gives you, the consumer, the eater of food, the arbiter of what goes in your mouth, […]

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Slow cooker butter chicken (and vegan option!)

This post is sponsored via my partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Read on for an awesome and easy dinner recipe (+ vegan option) Indian Food Wednesday is back!! When I first started the blog, I would teach a back-to-back spin and Zumba combo on Wednesday nights. It was a […]

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PCOS Study: Does ADA or Paleo work better?

Hey folks! Lots of exciting things going on and I’ll do my best to update y’all on that soon. For now I want to let folks know that a study looking at the effects of the ADA diet and Paleo diet on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is about to get Read more...

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Do These 4 Things Before Bed Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow

While losing weight isn't something that happens overnight, doing some prep-work the night before can make all the difference when you step on the scale. If slimming down and becoming healthier are two goals at the top of your priority list, here are four must-dos to make part of your weeknight routine.

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Does Losing Sleep Mean Gaining Weight?

Lack of sleep can affect your appearance in more ways than you think. Our friends at Self tell us just how bad sleep deprivation is for our waistlines.

We've all had those mornings where thanks to a bad night's sleep, you get the dreaded, "You look really tired" (aka "You look like hell") feedback from well-meaning co-workers and friends. We've all been there. But, dark under-eye circles and energy levels aside, here's another reason for getting a full night's rest: your waistline.

Yep, sleep can affect how much weight you gain. According to sleep scientists, we are not wired for sleep deprivation, and as a result, every bodily process is affected.

"There is no doubt that insufficient sleep promotes hunger and appetite, which can cause excessive food intake resulting in weight gain," says Eve Van Cauter, director of the Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center at the University of Chicago.

Granted, it's up for debate how many hours makes up the ideal full night's rest. Research shows that all THESE things are happening on days you don't get enough sleep:

  • Levels of a hunger hormone called ghrelin increase, and levels of the satiety/fullness hormone called leptin decreases. This can lead to overeating and weight gain.

  • You consume about 300 more calories a day, and most of it comes from high-fat foods.

  • You consume more calories than what is needed to provide the energy to stay awake longer. If this continuously happens at night it can lead to significant weight gain.

One study showed that participants who did not get enough sleep over five days not only had a higher carb intake, but they also gained nearly 2 pounds in that time period. Clearly, getting enough zzz's is important.

Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep. According to Kenneth Wright, director of sleep and chronobiology laboratory at the University of Colorado in Boulder, those people who are getting enough rest reduce both their fat and carb intake.

Now that's something think about. Will you be turning lights out earlier tonight?

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14 Easy Ways to Add Extra Protein to Every Meal

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Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, which is why we partnered with thinkThin® protein bars to show you some simple swaps you can make to add more of the good stuff to every meal.

If you are still struggling with those last five pounds or sick and tired of that under-arm jiggle, it's time to up the healthy protein in your diet. And no surprise - going with low-calorie, low-fat options is a must when trying to lose weight. Not sure where to start? You might be surprised with how easy it is to sneak proteins (that actually taste good!) into your daily eats, leaving you feeling full longer - and helping to lower your total body fat. Goodbye, muffin top - hello, slim hips!

  1. Crazy for quinoa: Instead of making rice for dinner, try quinoa instead. This protein-packed grain is versatile and delicious with any meal. Swap for rice in homemade sushi, use instead of pasta, or add cooked quinoa to pancake batter for a pop of flavor - and extra protein!

  2. Blend in beans: Tossing a handful of pinto, black, or cannelini beans into a recipe boosts flavor and adds a kick of protein - even your morning smoothie.

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  1. Add protein powder: Protein powder is just about the easiest way to sneak protein into all your eats. Scoop into your smoothie, baked goods, or even salad dressing. Vegans: don't assume protein powder is off the table for you; Try plant-based rice, soy, or hemp powders to get that much-needed boost.

  2. Reach for avocado: Ditch butter and use avocado instead. Along with adding a smooth flavor, avocados are packed with protein and are high in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), which helps diminish belly fat. Add a few to your favorite healthy lunches and you're not only boosting protein intake, you're on your way to a flat belly!

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  1. Super seed: With a whopping 11 grams of protein per 2-tablespoon serving, a sprinkle of chia seeds ands flavor and crunch to any meal. Get creative and use chia for baking muffins or whip up a delicious and decadent pudding.

  2. Sweet peas: Toss a handful of fresh peas in your salad or soup for a big pop of fresh flavor and 8 grams of protein per cup. Bonus: a fresh pea soup really hits the spot on a hot Summer afternoon.

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  1. Smart swap: You might love that dollop of sour cream on your baked potato, but swapping it for Greek-style yogurt instead adds protein to any dish. You can kick mayo, sour cream, and other high-fat options to the curb with this swap, too. Plus, hello helpful probiotics!

  2. Tofu love: Tofu is easy to add to recipes without even realizing it! From smooth dips to healthy desserts, there are so many delicious tofu recipes that sneak this creamy protein into your diet.

  3. Artichoke it! If you're already a fan of this unique veggie, get excited because one medium artichoke has just about 4 grams of protein, making it a great addition to any meal. Filled with healthy iron and calcium, one medium choke also has 20 percent of your daily fiber needs.

  4. Cottage cheese, please: One cup of low-fat cottage cheese has a whopping 28 grams of protein, so it's a smart option when you're in need of a snack. And if you're not a fan of that cottage cheese tang, part-skin ricotta cheese is another option with one cup equaling the same amount of protein.

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  1. Get eggy: With six grams of protein per egg, chop hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle over salads for extra protein and healthy nutrients such as omega-3s, which helps your heart and lowers cholesterol. Tired of the basic scramble? Elevate eggs to whole new level with protein-filled recipes that deliver any time of day.

  2. Go nuts: Really, snacking on nuts is a delicious and easy way to get your protein on. Almonds top the charts with six grams of protein per one ounce serving, with cashews taking second with five grams per one ounce handful. You can bake with almonds, toss them in your morning smoothie, or sprinkle over your salad at lunch.

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  1. Bring on the broccoli: All green leafy veggies are high in protein, but broccoli is the big winner with eight grams of protein per cup of the good stuff. If you're not a fan, puree steamed broccoli with ricotta or cottage cheese to create a sauce for whole-wheat linguini or toss in your morning smoothie for a burst of protein.

  2. Edama-ME!: Get sneaky with one of the biggest protein blasts around - edamame! With only 95 calories per half-cup serving, the baby soybeans are filled with 8.5 grams of protein and iron, calcium, folate, vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese. Sure, you can snack on them as is, but there are so many other tasty ways to eat edamame.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7 Ingredients That Make Your Smoothie Even Better

If your diet is lacking in enough nutrients, adding a smoothie to your diet can help immensely. Toss any of these seven ingredients into your next smoothie along with your favorite fruits to get their nutritious benefits without sacrificing taste.

  1. Broccoli: The fiber-rich vegetable helps keep you full without changing the taste of even your favorite smoothie combinations. You can use raw broccoli or steam it quickly first for a smoother consistency. This 330-calorie peanut butter, broccoli, and strawberry smoothie will keep you full throughout the morning.

  2. Chia seeds: If you're looking to start the day right, add a tablespoon of chia seeds into every smoothie. The high-fiber seeds are also a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s, so you'll feel full and ready to take on your morning. This berry chia seed smoothie recipe masks the taste and texture of chia seeds if you're not a fan.

  3. Green tea: Want a little energy boost in your smoothie? Add strong, cold green tea to any smoothie instead of water for a subtle caffeinated pick-me-up. We like the refreshing taste of this green tea, cinnamon, and honey smoothie.

  4. Flax seed: For a smoothie that's got heft, add some flax seeds to the mix. High in omega 3s and fiber, adding flax to your diet helps promote bone health, lower cholesterol, and keep your digestive system healthy. The healthy fats in flax seeds also help relieve inflammation. Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your next smoothie; you can make this overnight flaxseed, apple, and cinnamon smoothie ahead of time so you can grab and go in the morning.

  5. Leafy greens: If you hate the taste of kale or spinach, adding a cup or two to your morning smoothie is the way to reap their many health benefits; once blended with the rest of your smoothie, the taste is imperceptible, but you're still getting a hefty portion of crucial nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, manganese, and vitamin K. Choose your favorite leafy green for your next smoothie with our comparison of the nutrients in kale and spinach.

  6. Coconut water: Not a banana fan? Adding coconut water to your morning smoothie helps you get the electrolytes you need to feel energized and bloat-free. We love this debloating papaya, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie for that very reason.

  7. Tofu: For a dairy-free protein kick, blend in some silken tofu into your diet. It'll give your smoothie a creamy consistency without any Greek yogurt. This vegan vanilla smoothie, made with silken tofu and soy milk, has 17 grams of protein and is a tasty way to trick your tastebuds into thinking you're drinking a milkshake.

Ready to try out a new smoothie combination? Check out our guide on how to make the perfect smoothie.

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Wardrobe revamp + creamy cauliflower mash

Hi! How’s the day going? So happy you liked the tartlet recipe! Let me know if you give them a whirl Anyone else going through a major mid-summer closet purge? It happened so quickly, shortly after reading a post my friend Maria FBed about a capsule wardrobe. I was instantly […]

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Get Over the Hump! How to Build Your Way to Camel

If flexibility in your spine isn't something that comes easy to you, then just looking at this pose is enough to cause back pain. The good news is that it is possible to increase your flexibility over time, and aside from being able to master a backbend like this, a more mobile spine will also help relieve lower-back pain, will prevent running and other fitness-related injuries, and - get this - can even make your time under the sheets more enjoyable! Yep, flexibility makes everything better.

This eight-pose sequence will slowly begin to open up the muscles in the front of the body while getting your spine used to arching. Do as much of the sequence as you can, gradually working your way to Camel as you're ready.

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See How Tracy Anderson Keeps Celebrity Moms-to-Be in Shape!

It seems like dancing diva Tracy Anderson trains half of Hollywood these days, and she keeps these celebs fit and toned during their pregnancies, too. Tracy worked with Molly Sims while she was expecting, and now you can learn three of her signature moves designed to keep moms-to-be feeling and looking their best. These exercises focus on the backside, because as Tracy says, there's no reason your "butt can't look as good as possible, for as long as possible" when pregnant.

Before starting an exercise regimen when pregnant, be sure to consult your physician.

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Hilary Duff's Healthy Comeback Is Music to Our Ears!

Hilary Duff is looking strong and svelte in the video for her new comeback single, and we're excited to see her rocking that two-piece with grace and confidence! After giving birth two years ago to a beautiful baby boy, Hilary hit the workout scene hard and got back in shape the old-fashioned way with hard work, consistency, and determination.

She's all about balance: Moderation and occasional indulgences are the keys to long-term weight-loss success, and Hilary is living proof that this technique works. "I feel most healthy when I enjoy small bites of the things I love," she told Health. "I used to feel bad about eating French fries - I'd think that I had blown my diet. But you have to think, That's OK, I'll eat healthier tomorrow."

She mixes up workouts: While Hilary has always loved doing Pilates, it was after giving birth to baby Luca that she started working with LA trainer and boxing instructor Gabe Johns to mix up her routine and shed the baby weight. Gabe told New Beauty, "The key to really losing weight - especially stubborn baby weight - is that the workout must be constantly evolving." A typical workout for Hilary and Gabe? The two skip rope and run boxing combinations in three-minute intervals with one minute of rest and finish her workouts with a series of sprints up a steep hill. Sounds intense!

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She's honest about her postbaby body: Hilary was outspoken about the universal pressures new mothers feel to take off weight. "I think if you ask any pregnant mom, they're like 'I want my body back,' but it takes time," she told Us Weekly. "It takes nine months for your body to get that way and it's putting on that weight on purpose." Hilary's attitude is inspiring to all the new or expecting moms out there.

She chooses to look on the bright side: In her teenage years, the former child star dealt with plenty of media scrutiny about her body, but she's found a greater sense of confidence through exercise. "I really do feel like working out has helped because you're working hard for something. You feel stronger and a little more powerful," she says. "Nobody is ever perfect, but it helps to look for things to feel good about, rather than things to feel bad about."

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The Evidence Continues to Mount Against Statins

Although statins get a lot of flack in the Primal health community, you have to hand it to them. They may not cure cancer, or single-handedly save the economy and bring back all the jobs, or render entire populations totally immune to cardiovascular disease, but they do exactly what they’re meant to do: lower cholesterol. […]

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30 Minutes of Total Body Burn, at Your Service

Cardio and strength training are the key to slimming down and toning up. When it's too hot to run outside, or you don't feel like leaving your house, here's a 30-minute workout made up of three 10-minute full-body workout videos to get your heart pumping, your body sweating, and the muscles in your entire body burning.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Will Adding Butter to Your Coffee Really Help You Lose Weight?

If you have friends who are serious about their Paleo diet, chances are, you've heard all about the benefits that come from drinking one drink: Bulletproof coffee. Thousands of people credit this high-fat, calorie-dense breakfast replacement with increased mental clarity, sustainable energy levels, and major weight-loss results.

Bulletproof coffee creator Dave Asprey spent years tinkering around for the the perfect combination of ingredients that would offer similar benefits to the yak-butter tea he drank while in Tibet. "I had so much more energy and I didn't feel sick at the altitude at all. I realized: There's something going on here. I just felt so good," Dave told Fast Company about the benefits he felt from drinking the Tibetan tea. In 2009, he perfected his blended breakfast; the official Bulletproof coffee recipe contains two cups of high-quality, single-origin coffee, at least two tablespoons of unsalted grass-fed butter, and one to two tablespoons of MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil, a concentrated extract of a type of fat found in palm and coconut oils.

If it sounds like a lot of calories, that's because it is. While a grande latte with whole milk from Starbucks clocks in at 220 calories, this recipe is anywhere from 310 to 810 calories, depending on just how much grass-fed butter and MCT oil you use - Dave says he likes to add up to six tablespoons of butter! All those calories might seem shocking, but once he started drinking his coffee concoction instead of eating breakfast, Dave says he lost 100 pounds.

So, how does it work? According to naturopath Dr. Weil, MCTs are beneficial for weight loss, since they are metabolized very quickly in the liver where they are burned as fuel rather than stored as body fat. Some studies, like this one, have found that MCT consumption can lead to modest weight loss or weight maintenance. In addition, the high omega-3 count in grass-fed butter has anti-inflammatory properties, which may improve gut health; the fat content in the drink is also said to improve brain function and energy levels.

If you're concerned with what health experts think, New York nutritionist Amy Shapiro, RD, told Well + Good NYC that Bulletproof coffee "can be a satisfying, energy-producing breakfast that provides many nutrients, satisfies hunger, and may cause your body to increase fat-burning, resulting in weight loss." And Dr. Weil calls the butter-filled beverage "a worthwhile experiment for the sake of both taste and health if you are inclined to try it." With that said, there is a possibility for weight gain. According to Amy, Bulletproof coffee "can add a lot of high-fat calories, if the rest of your day doesn't consist of clean eating," so it's best to introduce a Bulletproof coffee habit to a Paleo or low-carb diet for optimal results.

If you'd like to try your own blend of Bulletproof coffee, you'll need a single-origin, high-quality coffee free of mycotoxins (a type of chemical produced from mold that grows on coffee beans); unsalted, grass-fed butter (such as Kerrygold); and pure MCT oil. Dave also recommends steering clear of adding cow's milk, nut milk, honey, or sugar in your cup. Instead, stick with recommended additions such as cinnamon, coconut cream, or Stevia to make sure you don't "wreck the effects" of your cup.

Want to try more of the Paleo diet and curious about what's exactly on- and off-limits? Learn the staples of a Paleo diet, which foods you should avoid, and read through these general Paleo diet starter tips.

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Women's Health 101: The Exams You Need in Your 20s and 30s

Busy women tend to put visits to the doctor at the end of their priorities - especially if they're worried about what doctors may find. Many people might think that ignorance is bliss when it comes to your health, but nothing could be further from the truth. Making time for check-ins ensures you catch any early issues and stay healthy for the long haul. Hopefully you're up to date with all of your necessary vaccinations and can just focus on making sure you're on track with these appointments.

Every Five Years

Physical exam: While certain studies are calling physical exams useless, the National Institute of Health still suggests getting two physical exams in your 20s and 30s. Every doctor is different when it comes to a physical, but chances are your provider will go over your history, vital signs, and blood work and perform a variety of medical screenings.

Cholesterol: Once you're 20 years old, checking your cholesterol every five years is essential. The process is fairly straightforward; after you fast for 12 hours, you go for a blood test that measures total cholesterol, LDL "bad" cholesterol, HDL "good" cholesterol, and triglycerides. Your LDL cholesterol levels should be 100 mg/dL or less, and your HDL (good) cholesterol levels should be 60 mg/dL or above.

Every Three to Five Years

Pap smear: While yearly pap smears were the norm, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, most women from age 21 to 65 can wait three to five years between pap tests as long as the results are normal.

Every Three Years

Breast exam: The breast exam performed by a physician is an important preventative measure to take to lower your breast cancer risk. According to the American Cancer Society, women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) every three years. While the majority of women don't have to start going for annual mammograms until their 40s, the ACA also recommends early mammogram screening for women with a first-degree relative who has had breast cancer.

Every Two Years

Eye exam: The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years. You'll take a series of vision tests to assess if you need glasses and also to check that your eyes are in good shape.

Every Year

Blood pressure: Having your blood pressure checked every year is a necessity. Luckily, you don't have to head to the doctor every time you're due. Look out for screenings in your area or use the automated machines at your local pharmacy. High blood pressure - also known as hypertension - is 140/90 or above. The normal adult blood pressure should be below 120/80.

Dental exam: You may dislike heading to the dentist, but staying on top of this appointment is essential for your long-term health. Make sure you head for a thorough cleaning and dental exam every six months to a year.

STI test: For sexually active women in their 20s, whether or not they're in a monogamous relationship should not dictate how often they have an STI (sexually transmitted infection) test. A pelvic exam will determine whether chlamydia infection is present, and blood work screens for other STIs.

Every Month

Self breast exams: While certain medical groups claim that self breast exams are no longer needed, many women have chosen to continue this practice. If you're not sure how to do a breast self exam already, learn the instructions, and be familiar with how your breasts feel and look. The test itself won't lower your risk, but having this performed regularly is putting you in the best position to see issues in the earliest stages.

Self skin exam: If you have a propensity for sun spots or moles, you may have to go to your dermatologist more regularly, but The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a simple head-to-toe self skin exam every month. The instructions are simple and easy to follow, and just like a self breast exam, it helps you get familiar with your skin so you notice changes earlier. I've made this exam a habit by setting a monthly reminder on my email and going through the steps when I get out of the shower.

Note: This list was compiled for a woman with normal health in her 20s and 30s. If you're concerned about certain risks in your medical history, consult a physician.

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Dear Mark: Constantly Falling off the Primal Wagon, Frozen Produce, and A Few More Carbs

For today’s Dear Mark, I answer three questions from readers. First, I give some advice to a reader with a knack for doing a week or two strict Primal and then falling promptly off the wagon into a pile of donuts. How can she make it stick – or should she? Next, I extoll the […]

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The Best Exercise For Jiggle-Free Arms

Get toned arms minus the flab with this must-know move from Shape. It's simple and scientifically proven!

If you've been on a quest to build strong, svelte arms and are curious which exercise will best target your biceps, the American Council on Exercise (ACE®) now has your answer. With the help of the research team at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, eight of the most common biceps-building exercises were put to the test to see which move reigns supreme.

In the study, 16 men and women completed each of the following biceps exercises: cable curl, barbell curl, concentration curl, chin-up, wide grip EZ curl, narrow grip EZ curl, incline curl, and preacher curl. To determine the amount of muscle activity elicited during each move, researchers affixed electrodes to the biceps brachii - the main muscle that most people think of when showing off "the guns" - as well as to the anterior deltoid and brachioradialis, neighboring muscles in the shoulder and forearm, respectively. (When training the biceps, other muscle - like the anterior deltoid and brachioradialis - can assist with the lift, thereby taking some of the load away from the targeted biceps brachii and causing less activity in that particular muscle.)

After crunching the numbers, researchers discovered that the concentration curl elicited significantly higher muscle activity in the biceps than any of the others. This exercise, which is performed with the upper arm pressed against the leg, allows for much greater isolation of the biceps muscle, according to lead researcher John Pocari, Ph.D. The upper arm is unable to sway during the movement. "Some of the other exercises called into play the front of the shoulder more, and for a lot of those it's almost natural to swing your whole arm or shoulder forward to stabilize before you lift."

While the isolated nature of the concentration curl does deliver the most targeted biceps-building results, that doesn't mean you should ditch your other favorite arm-sculpting exercises. Since many other exercises strengthen the biceps along with other muscles of the arms, these moves can offer great functional benefits. For best results, opt to pair a sampling of the exercises featured in the study - along with any of your other favorite upper-body moves - with the concentration curl for a more effective strength-training experience.

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Focus On: Carb Cycling (what is it and how does it work?)

Recently, I got a question about carb cycling and how my eating changes depending on whether I’m in my losing or maintenance mode. There is a lot of hubbub in the fitness world about carb cycling and macro counting, so here’s a little post with my two cents. For those […]

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Cardio and Tone: Your 45-Minute Combo Plan

Yes! You can get a solid full-body workout done under an hour. This efficient 45-minute sweat session starts with a push of cardio and finishes with strength training, focused on ab and arm work.

Treadmill Plan

Time Speed Incline

Strength-Training Plan

ExerciseRepsNotes and Tips
Wide Squat and Biceps Curl Three sets of 12 repsShift your weight toward your heels.
Triceps Push Three sets of 10 repsConcentrate on keeping your spine straight.
Tipping Row Three sets of 10 reps (each side)Pretend you're in Warrior 3 during this move.
Quadruped Three sets of 12 reps (each side)Pull your abs toward your spine to stabilize your entire body.

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Tasty Twists on Traditional Hummus Recipes

Hummus is such a versatile and healthy food: serve with raw veggies, spread it on a sandwich, or smear it on grilled chicken for added protein. You can keep a store-bought tub in the fridge, but nothing compares to the taste of homemade hummus. If you're bored with the garlic and lemon flavor of traditional hummus, mix things up with one of these unique recipes.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Get Nostalgic With the Pop Rocks Margarita

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Family sushi night + weekend adventures

Family sushi night! Uncle E got me in the sushi-making mood. These nori wrappers held brown rice, smoked salmon, julienned veggies (carrot, bell pepper, and cucumber) and I learned a valuable life lesson: always keep wasabi on hand Someone very happy with her Mickey pancake: An awesome omelet with goat […]

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Power Snacks With 10 Grams of Protein or More

Depending on your weight and activity level, a woman needs between 40 and 60 grams of protein daily. Sometimes it can be difficult to meet your protein quota in meals alone, so here are some snack ideas with at least 10 grams of protein.

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Superhuman Radio with Carl Lanore; Live to 110 with Wendy Myers

I had the privilege of doing two interviews late last week. I highly recommend my conversation with Carl Lanore on Superhuman Radio regarding the “Perfect Health Lifestyle” with some background about the Perfect Health Retreat. Download the episode here or …

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Blog friend date part 2 + last week’s workouts

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend been? We started ours off by spending Friday morning with these lovely ladies: (Janae and Brooke!) I was so excited when I found out they’d be here in San Diego, especially since I LOVE Janae’s blog. The first time I emailed to ask […]

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The 10-Minute Workout to Help You Look Good Naked

How sweaty can you get in 10 minutes? Well, with this workout, the answer is pretty darn sweaty. This quick workout keeps your heart rate up to burn calories while toning your entire body. We hit the muscles from all angles to ensure that you look good from every perspective. Best of all: you don't need any equipment for this workout, making it completely excuse-proof. Just press play, and get to work!

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Do You Work Out With Kettlebells?

If you love kettlebell workouts, you aren't alone. Kettlebell training is that magic combination of total-body resistance and cardio that allows you to blast calories in a short amount of time. But if you've never tried using kettlebells, you may wonder what makes kettlebell training different from other weight lifting? The movement forces you to rely on your stabilizer muscles more than dumbbells or free weights. Still, while kettlebell exercises are a great way to torch calories, they aren't necessarily for everyone. It's important to find the workout that really does it for you! So let us know: are you a fan of kettlebells?

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Flat-Belly Challenge Day 21: Fire-Building Yoga and a Protein-Packed Dinner

Welcome to our Flat-Belly Challenge: 21 days of workouts, belly-blasting tips, and fat-burning recipe ideas to help you feel slimmer and more confident all Summer. Day 21 of the challenge - the last day! - involves a detoxing yoga sequence followed by a fat-burning dinner.

Heat-Building Yoga

This yoga sequence is all about burning your own internal fire through fierce twists and loads of vinyasas. The 11 poses in this twist-out-your-toxins yoga sequence will get all your muscles working - it's the perfect sequence to detox after a day (or week) of not eating the healthiest.

Fat-Burning Dinner: Roasted Fish With a Flat-Belly Salad

Eating fish can promote weight loss since lean protein fills you up and sustains your energy, which prevents you from oversnacking later. Plus it's a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which we all could use. If you've never made fish, here's an incredibly easy recipe that's low in calories (160!) and only requires four ingredients. Here's a video of Bob Harper showing you how easy it is, so it's absolutely foolproof! Enjoy your serving of protein with the flat-belly salad below.

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Made with fiber-rich Bibb lettuce, this salad gets an extra boost from hydrating cucumbers that help flush out the digestive system. The enzymes in the pineapple ease digestion, and besides adding a unique sweetness to the dish, blueberries are proven to diminish belly fat. Avocado and almonds not only add bloat-reducing fiber, but since they're both considered MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids), they also help keep belly fat at bay. Topped with a homemade lemon chia seed dressing, this salad is amazingly delicious.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

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Lamb Meatballs in Coconut Fenugreek Sauce

Dried fenugreek is a subtle but intriguing herb, one that adds unique flavor to sauces, meat, seafood, eggs and cooked vegetables. Slightly sweet, herbal and earthy with pleasant aromatics, it’s like adding a gentle hint of curry powder to whatever you make. Less intense than curry powder and also less intense than fenugreek seeds or […]

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Flat-Belly Challenge Day 20: Cardio, Abs, and a Chocolate Treat

Welcome to our Flat-Belly Challenge: 21 days of workouts, belly-blasting tips, and fat-burning recipe ideas to help you feel slimmer and more confident all Summer. Day 20's workout is 30 minutes of cardio followed by 10 minutes of abs. Treat yourself after your sweat session with a rich chocolate pudding that tastes decadent but is full of healthy ingredients that help keep belly fat at bay.

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30 Minutes of Cardio and 10 Minutes of Abs

Today's workout is 30 minutes of steady-state cardio followed by some serious ab work. Pick your favorite cardio - running, cycling, swimming, dancing - and keep moving at a steady pace for 30 minutes. Then tone and tighten your midsection with this 10-minute ab video. No need for weights, so no excuses!

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

You've made it 20 days in, so it's time for a treat! Enjoy this vegan chocolate pudding that tastes decadent but is full of healthy fats thanks to one surprising ingredient. It's a fast and easy treat you can whip up any time and save for later.

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The Busy Girl's Guide to a Healthy Diet

Do you always have the best intentions to eat healthy and then see life get in the way? Lack of time is now no longer a viable excuse. Here's how keep healthy eating in the forefront of your mind even when you're busy with family, friends, fun plans, and work.

Keep it clean: Whether you're cooking at home or out on the town, this is the single tip you should take to every single meal and snack. Replace processed foods with clean (whole and natural) items. When you eat clean, you're filling up on premium fuel, allowing your body to perform at its top potential. Making this shift in your mind is essential to sustaining a healthy diet for the long haul. Not only are natural options more nutritious, but also you'll find that their flavors are more satisfying. It will totally change your relationship with healthy food.

Plan your meals: Heading to the store without a shopping list in hand can lead to some big problems. Not only are you more likely to be unsatisfied with your thrown-together meal options (and call in takeout instead), but it's also easier to buy junk if a plan isn't in place. Spend time on your favorite Pinterest boards and check out all of our healthy recipes to come up with a delicious menu for the week that will make you excited to get cooking. Also make note of when you have lunch or dinner plans for the upcoming week so you don't throw out uneaten food (and money) week after week.

Prep on Sunday: Once all that food makes its way home, it's got to be put to use! Take plenty of time to prep your kitchen for the week to make healthy eating and cooking feel like second nature. Leave fresh produce out in plain sight, make and freeze smoothie bags for quick and satisfying breakfasts, and prep salads for the week for the easiest packed lunch ever. Taking the time to prep everything might seem like a pain, but it will make for an easier week.

Double up: If you're constantly pressed for time, you should never only cook enough food for just one meal. Package the leftovers in containers you can easily grab for the next few days' meals. If your lunch or dinner is already prepared, you won't be tempted to call in takeout or eat whatever is in sight. Just be sure to package up those extra portions as soon as possible so you don't eat double and sabotage your healthy goals.

Plan for indulgences: Whether or not you're trying to lose weight, occasionally enjoying a sweet treat or special meal out is an essential part of a sustainable healthy-eating plan. When you know you're going to eat an over-the-top burger at your barbecue or an ice cream cone when you're at the beach next weekend, make a point to keep your diet extraclean leading up to your special indulgence. It will make the whole experience that much sweeter.

Research restaurants: Depending on your job, upcoming events, or celebrations, eating out might be a necessity - or an experience you're not willing to give up! Be sure to do ample research on restaurants, and make sure there are options that suit your needs. Don't be afraid to call, ask questions, or request something special. You should never feel embarrassed or concerned about taking your healthy goals seriously. Chances are you'll inspire someone at the table to do the same.

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14 Fresh and Fruity Fiber-Filled Smoothies For Summer

A smoothie can serve as a healthy breakfast for anyone on the go, but focusing on the protein content alone isn't enough. A smoothie filled with fiber will aid in digestion and keep you satisfied until your next meal. The following 14 smoothies all have seven grams of fiber or more, nearly 30 percent of your daily recommended intake for the whole day.

- Additional reporting by Leta Shy, Jenny Sugar, and Aemilia Madden

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Going Primal Has Been Life Changing for Me

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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Flat-Belly Challenge Day 19: Take a Rest With a Healthy Happy Hour

Welcome to our Flat-Belly Challenge: 21 days of workouts, belly-blasting tips, and fat-burning recipe ideas to help you feel slimmer and more confident all Summer. Good news: Day 19's challenge is to let your body relax and recover from all the hard work you've done this week.

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Today it's time to pull back a bit and allow your body the rest it needs to recharge itself. As any trainer will tell you, a rest day is just as important as a workout, and you deserve some well-deserved time away from the gym!

With that said, it's important to remember that a day of rest doesn't always have to equal inactivity. Opt for some light cardio like a walk around the neighborhood, which will help get the blood flowing to tired muscles. If that doesn't appeal to you, give your body the stretch it needs by flowing through our restorative yoga sequence, or just enjoy a relaxing night in. And why not enjoy a fresh and tasty cocktail while you're at it?

A Boozy Sip

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For anyone craving a fruity cocktail minus the calories, this variation of a classic bramble makes a great choice. The recipe doesn't contain any store-bought mixers or fruit juice but relies on fresh, seasonal belly-fat-blasting blackberries and a hint of agave syrup for its sweetness. In the end, it's a refreshing Summer cocktail that clocks in under 200 calories.

Bonus tip: Slimming down takes time and dedication, but a few quick debloating tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. You can feel less bloated and puffy - and having a flatter belly - by the end of today.

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The Dream Wedding For the Couple That Eats, Sleeps, and Breathes Fitness

Long before saying "I do," newlyweds Derrick and Brittany made a commitment to the gym. It should not surprise you then that they call their perfect date night a serious sweat session together. "It's amazing to have a partner with the same goals and interests, and it helps push and motivate you to be your best," Brittany says. "Exercise is just as natural to us as breathing. It's what we love to do, and [we] fell in love with each other doing it."

When you think of these two, the story of how they met is suddenly perfect: Derrick caught his first glimpse of Brittany at their gym in LA, lifting in the back of the room! It only seemed natural for the couple to share their passion for the gym at their wedding celebration. Check out all the beautiful and fun photos from their nuptials.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

25 Salads to Help You Lose Weight

If you're looking to lose weight, salads are bound to be a big part of your life, but that doesn't mean you need to pile on the same old toppings day after day! All 25 of these nutrient-dense salads support weight-loss goals, fuel the body, and satisfy your taste buds with their fresh flavors and healthy ingredients.

Photos: Leta Shy, Lizzie Fuhr, Anna Monette Roberts

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How to Take Your Flexibility to the Next Level

Yearning for the Wild

A friend called this week after returning from a two week trip to the North Woods. An IT person who works in a large metropolitan city, he was grateful for the off-the-grid escape. “You forget how much the noise and traffic and technology and busyness get to you until you take a real break totally […]

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flat-Belly Challenge Day 18: No-Equipment Workout Plus a Fat-Burning Dinner

Welcome to our Flat-Belly Challenge: 21 days of workouts, belly-blasting tips, and fat-burning recipes to help you feel slimmer and more confident all Summer. Day 18's challenge is a challenging no-equipment workout followed by a protein-rich post-workout meal.

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No Equipment, No Excuses

Who needs a gym? With this bodyweight workout, you can tone your entire body anywhere. Our no-equipment workout will get your heart rate up while building metabolism-boosting muscle and whittling your middle. Just print this poster, and get your sweat on anytime you want!

A Quick Protein-Rich Dish

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After a tough strength-training session like this bodyweight workout, protein is necessary to help your body recover. And that protein-packed meal needs to come together quickly, before your hunger overwhelms you. This delicious panko-crusted fish dinner takes less than 20 minutes from prep to plating, but the best part is one serving offers more than 36 grams of protein, which can help the body burn more fat!

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Your Favorite Comfort Foods Get a Grain-Free Makeover

If you're eliminating gluten and grains from your diet, you can still enjoy the foods you crave - it just takes a little creativity in the kitchen. Here are some of the best alternatives for classics like cookies, pizza, and pasta that easily translate to a grain-free lifestyle.

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In the shake of things

Hi! Hope your day is going well! After yesterday’s driving day, we’re back home in San Diego. (This morning’s breakfast: eggs, muffins, raspberries + green tea) Usually during road trips, we’ll seek out a Peter Piper so Livi can play some games and shake her legs out before getting back […]

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25 Healthy Grilled Burger Ideas

How Jennifer Lopez Keeps Getting Younger and Younger

Happy birthday, Jennifer Lopez! The always-on-the-go actress, singer, and dancer turns 45 on July 24. We know, we can't believe it either. With good genes and a tireless work ethic on her side, here's how J Lo stays healthy, happy, and fit.

Her positive outlook: Turns out even one of the most glam celebs in Hollywood has her off days, but she still keeps her focus on the positive. "Just like anybody else, there are days I feel great when I wake up, and then there are days when I feel more tired or not ready to face the day," Jennifer tells Elle Canada. "To be quite honest, on those days, I really try to think positively. I try to do a lot of affirmations for good health and positive thinking to just get my mind and my spirit in the right place so I can face whatever it is that I need to face."

Her healthy body image: She may be celebrated for her body, but Jennifer also knows what it's like to not look like everyone else. No matter what her shape or size, however, she doesn't let the pressure to be thin bother her. "I remember when I had baby fat and my thighs were so out of proportion to my ankles," she tells The Telegraph. "Then I remember dropping weight and being quite thin. Then, when I got pregnant, I remember watching my back, belly and butt grow and thinking, 'I will never be the same again.' Then I remember right after the twins were born having that weird jiggly belly - and kind of loving that, too. Because I earned that jiggly belly. Then came trying to get my body back into shape and how long that took. A whole year."

Her willingness to sweat: Give Jennifer a workout goal, and she'll be sure to meet it. She signed up for a sprint triathlon in 2008 to help her drop the baby weight and has become a devoted student of Tracy Anderson to stay in shape. "[I'm like] a fighter, going into the ring. I do my cardio and I do my workouts with the Tracy Anderson Method," Jennifer says (work out like Jennifer with this leg workout from Tracy Anderson). Jennifer is so committed, she hits the gym even when she doesn't want to work out. "Sometimes when I get home and I'm not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym," she's said in Redbook. "Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself."

Her healthy habits: No hard partying here, and it shows. Jennifer maintains her enviable glow (even with 16-hour workdays) with a few healthy habits: following a sugar- and salt-free diet (she's also a "big portion-control person," she says), eschewing cigarettes and alcohol, and getting eight hours of sleep a night.

Her practical outlook: Jennifer knows that if she wants to look and feel her best, it's about putting in the hard work. "You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat," she told Us Magazine. "It's a job - you've got to buckle down." Earlier this year, Jennifer even went on a 22-day vegan challenge in order to reset her eating habits and lose weight. Take your own challenge with 22 of our favorite healthy vegan dinners to make every night.

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Detox and Debloat With 11 Cabbage Recipes For Summer

You might not associate cabbage with Summer eating, but it's inexpensive, packed with nutrition, and readily available year round. Both the green and red varieties have detoxifying and debloating powers due to their high fiber content; they also contain an enzyme that helps aid with digestion. Get ready to dig into these healthy cabbage recipes that are perfectly suited for warm-weather fare.

- Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden

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The “Dangers” of Going Gluten-Free

In just about every article discussing the growing popularity of gluten-free diets, an expert or two appears three quarters of the way down warning about the “dangers” of attempting a gluten-free diet without medical supervision. The first reaction – from people like you and me who have experienced real benefits giving up gluten-containing foods – […]

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Family feast and the best vegan sushi

Whenever I see the fam, I can expect the usual shenanigans. Food and laughter are the main components, with lots of stories, random games, spontaneously passing out on the couch from a food coma, and then repeating. I can also expect that my Uncle E will share some amazing cooking […]

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10 Healthy Homemade Lunches Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Not having the time to cook a healthy lunch is no longer an excuse! The following healthy recipes take just 10 minutes from prep to plate (or plastic container!) and will keep you satisfied, energized, and feeling productive.

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Nutritionists Reveal the Biggest Weight-Loss Mistakes

If you're no stranger to the struggles of trying to lose weight, the solution might be a few tweaks to your regimen. We enlisted the expertise from three nutritionists - Stephanie Clarke, RD and Willow Jarosh, RD of C&J Nutrition, as well as Mitzi Dulan, RD, author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin and CLIF Bar nutrition partner. Check out what they say are the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to slim down.

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