Ancient German Weight Loss Secret

Ancient German Weight Loss Secret

I’m not a Benz or Beemer kind of girl—my favorite German import, by far, is the Almased Diet, a low-glycemic shakes-and-broth plan that’s supposed to shed serious poundage. And actually, for me, it has…as long as I don’t use my Almased shakes to wash ...
Pine Nuts for P.M. Cravings

Pine Nuts for P.M. Cravings

So you’re “good” all day. You don’t eat a donut for breakfast. You do drink your H20.  Your dinner is a portrait of macrobiotic perfection. Dessert? No thanks. But then it’s 10 p.m. and you’re in your fluffy slippers and elastic-waisted PJ pants and ...
How Not to Hate Yourself This Thanksgiving

How Not to Hate Yourself This Thanksgiving

What I instruct myself before Thanksgiving dinner every year: “You’ll just eat the turkey breast and some vegetables and a few bites of your favorite starches. A sliver of pie. Then you’ll go running on Friday morning.” ...
Keep Calm and Herb On

Keep Calm and Herb On

It’s really hard to gift-wrap a guitar. The black velvet pants I was totally rocking last year at Christmas were too snug to wear at this year’s Thanksgiving, and I got into several annoying conversations with the food-pushers of my clan about why I ...
Energy Slump Survival Kit

Energy Slump Survival Kit

Is it just me, or is life just so much harder during this time of the year than it is otherwise? I’m more tired in the morning, my commute is almost double thanks to the crazy mall traffic, work is busier for me with all of the seasonal Vitacost sale ...
When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

If you’re the kind of person who can remain detached and amused while tempers around you flare, you’ve got to love the holidays. That’s when politics are debated during the soup course and before dessert is served, your sister mentions at least twice ...
The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

When I try to lose weight, I usually think about eating less, as in a few chips instead of a bag, or a sliver of cake instead of a heaping slice. But it turns out I’ve been thinking about things in the wrong dimension. It’s not volume that matters so ...