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Are You Really Getting Enough Fiber?

Are You Really Getting Enough Fiber?

Fiber is the stuff that makes your digestion hum, but the average American ingests less than half of the recommended amount per day. Most of us easily manage about 12 grams, but recommendations for optimal health range from 20 to 35 grams of dietary ...
5 Ways to Prevent Water Weight Gain

5 Ways to Prevent Water Weight Gain

Step on the scale today, and everything looks good. Do it again tomorrow, and suddenly the number is three digits higher? What gives? Relax. It’s unlikely that you’ve gained three pounds of fat overnight. The bigger number is probably the result of e ...
What to Eat Before You Cheat

What to Eat Before You Cheat

I am a firm believer in the 80/20 rule. Most of the time, it’s important to eat clean, fresh, unprocessed foods, drink ample amounts of water and exercise daily. The rest of the time…eh, live a little, my friends. Enjoy new flavors. Get out there and ...
7 Surprising Ways Watermelon Boosts Health

7 Surprising Ways Watermelon Boosts Health

Conjure up visions of a hot summer day, and more than likely a watermelon will enter the picture, usually situated in a prime spot on the picnic table. But don’t regulate watermelon to the odd picnic—it’s a food that deserves a regular rotation on yo ...
Spanx, But No Spanx

Spanx, But No Spanx

Ladies, can we talk about shapewear? When I’m going out to dinner with my boyfriend for a special occasion, I usually do break out the Spanx so that I can have a lump-and-bump-free silhouette. I usually feel so trim, thanks to my tummy smoother, that ...
The Fiber Follies

The Fiber Follies

A few years ago, when adding fiber to packaged foods apparently was a way to get them added to customers’ shopping carts, I had an incident I will forever remember as The Day I Needed To Find a New Yoga Studio. It started off with fiber-added muffin ...