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Is Stress Making You Fat?

Is Stress Making You Fat?

Not fitting into your skinny jeans may be a sign that you’re under stress. Biological and psychological forces can cause stress to get in the way of staying slender. It’s important to understand the traps of the stress-and-weight-gain cycle. Then it’ ...
The Pros & Cons of Counting Calories

The Pros & Cons of Counting Calories

To count calories or not to count calories—now that’s a good question. First off, what is a calorie?  Calories are simply a tool used to measure proteins, fats and carbohydrates (or, as some people like to call them, macros) in food. Most people star ...
5 Strategies for Smart Snacking

5 Strategies for Smart Snacking

Snacking often gets a bad rap. But fueling your body between meals can actually be beneficial—if you go about it in the right way. Being a smart snacker means choosing nutritious, delicious foods and keeping an eye on your portions (hint: too much of ...
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Millions of Americans, from your next-door neighbor to the hottest Hollywood celebrities, are finding that following a gluten-free diet improves their quality of life. Many say that eliminating gluten results in fewer health complaints, increased ene ...
Buddy System = Bye-Bye, Temptation!

Buddy System = Bye-Bye, Temptation!

Eating healthy is easy… ’til it’s hard. Yesterday, I passed on free potato chips at lunch only to be sidelined by a small-but-definitely-not-low-calorie slice of my co-worker’s famous upside-down pineapple cake. Which is fine, becau ...