Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, which means you’ve got plenty of time to start slimming down for swimsuit season (or even spring break). The key to getting lean is to combine cardio exercise with the right diet. First, you need to make sure you’re doing enough cardio to burn fat every day. Next, clean up your plate. When mapping out your weekly meal plans, consider including high-quality meal replacement shakes. Let me tell you why.
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New Year’s Eve traditionally is celebrated with cheers, kisses, champagne and – oh yes, resolutions to achieve goals such as shedding pounds. One way to achieve that desire to lose weight: Make attainable, measurable goals. Here are some suggestions, and we look forward to getting your feedback.
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, dieters were wishing that they’d eaten less than a mouse.”
Maybe that’s not quite how the poem goes, but many of us, by Christmas, wish that we’d done better in staying on our diets. If you’re dreaming of sugar plums but want a slim waist as well, we’ve got the tips you need to avoid gaining weight this year.
What does it really mean to follow a kosher diet? In Hebrew, “kashrus,” from the root kosher (or “kasher”), means suitable and/or “pure”, thus ensuring fitness for consumption, according to the Badatz Igud Rabbonim KIR, which is one of the largest kosher certification organizations.
For those following kosher diet guidelines, finding what they need in the local grocery store can be a challenge. Many stores don’t have kosher sections, leaving shoppers to wander aimlessly up and down the aisles hoping to find what they need.
Imagine the joy you get from a candy bar made of coconut, whole almonds and covered in creamy milk chocolate. Now, imagine actually eating it. If you’ve marked candy off your healthy-eating list, you may be missing out for no good reason. With holidays on the horizon, you’ll want an arsenal of recipes you can make in a flash that won’t leave you feeling deprived of the season’s sweet treats. This “healthified” take on a classic candy bar is a great place to start. Read more →
French fries with zero grams of fat? That’s the magic of oven-baking and using creative, healthy substitutions for the usual heavy oils. In this recipe, sweet potato wedges are tossed with pure vanilla and a light sprinkling of cinnamon, then baked to crispy, chewy perfection. Not only are they packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, an entire serving contains just 144 calories!
Peanut butter. Creamy or crunchy — it doesn’t matter to me. I can enjoy it spread on a piece of soft bread, fruit or simply heaped onto a spoon. Everyone here at Vitacost knows about my penchant for peanut butter; some would even say it borders on obsession. When I heard about powdered peanut butter, I’ll admit I was bit skeptical. But being a lover of all things peanut-flavored, I thought I’d give it a try.
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