You’re fat and feel like crap? It’s hormonal: Part 1

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, wife, mom, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality With The Gottfried Protocol.“ If you click the play button on the video at the top of the …

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5 moves to make every walk into a workout

Walking a little more faster than your usual speed gives you more quality workout.

Living in New York City, I walk just about everywhere. And that means I have no excuse for not exercising. … Because every time I put one foot in front of the other, I have a way to get my heart rate up and build some muscle. I'll bet you like walking too, right? Walking …

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The top 3 energy suckers and how to fix them

A special guest post from Sara Gottfried, M.D. You weren’t meant to go through life feeling tired, fat, cranky, stressed out, sleep-deprived and unhappy. These negative patterns are a sure sign that something is out of whack in your body — and the most likely culprit is that your hormones are …

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What do you do when you just want to drop?

One of the toughest things about exercise is …. well … toughing it out. When you're tired and sweaty on that daily walk …. sometimes all you want to do is make it stop! But cutting your workout before you're done? Not cool. So how do you stay motivated when …

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The 3 best menopause moves

Menopause can be reversed through proper diet and exercise.

Going through menopause? Or close to it? I'm told it can be hell. The thermostat's set to 60° but you still feel 100°. You blew up at your husband because he left his shoes by the front door. And you KNOW you didn't leave your keys in the front door …

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A secret ingredient to help you lose weight

Spices can increase your enjoyment at meal time without adding fat.

Some of the biggest complaints I hear from customers who are trying to eat leaner … Healthy food is so flavorless! I feel like I’m eating cardboard. My food is so boring and bland! Personally, I don’t think healthy food tastes boring. In fact, I think veggies and fruit are some of the …

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3 ways product labels are lying to you

I do what everyone recommends — I shop the perimeter, and I study food labels. That should be enough to keep me healthy. But reading food labels can be deceiving. On the surface what may “appear” to be healthy, can actually be anything but … How can you decipher the truth? It …

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The dangers of middle-age spread

BMI is just a ratio of your body weight in relation to your height.

Is your middle magnifying? I know the feeling. As I've reached the ripe old age of 50, it's gotten harder and harder to keep that middle sucked in. (More on that later.) Unfortunately, the middles of the rest of the country are spreading as well. According to a new study published …

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The new miracle nutrient: What’s all the fuss about?

Things that you don't want to miss to have a healthy good life.

Imagine being able to: help build strong bones boost immune function promote heart health And even help to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood glucose. All with 1 nutrient. Could it be possible? Some emerging research is pointing to a yes. And yet, according to the most recent National Health and Nutrition …

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3 big fitness lies (that are keeping you fat)

Lifting light weights with many repetition does not guarantee lean muscles.

I'm a pretty even-keeled guy. But even I get bent out of shape when I hear people talking nonsense about fitness. Despite all the research that's out there, people STILL believe this baloney. And many times, that's exactly what's keeping them from leading a healthy lifestyle! It's tough to separate truth from fiction. So …

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Diet setback? Don’t worry, we have the answers.

When you experience a setback on your diet or exercise, just take the time to prepare yourself to get back on track.

What do you do when the inevitable diet or exercise setback happens? It might be an injury that prevents exercise, an emotional event that causes you to overeat or a simple slip-up. I know it's easy to give up. But according to my new friend Linda Spangle (a top-selling author and …

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De-stress your morning

I will be the first to admit, I'm not a morning person. I press that snooze button as often as I can. So it's stressful enough to haul myself out of bed. Add 4 children and another working parent into the mix? I'm lucky if I can inhale a few nuts and find my keys in …

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Your food fears: Warranted or a waste?

Careful with bagged greens, they might be a breeding ground for germs.

We've all heard the scary stories about contaminated food. Sometimes it seems like you can't eat ANYTHING without fear of getting sick. But is food really that scary? Sometimes … and sometimes not. I looked into some of the most common food fears to give you a reality check on what …

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This beef Stroganoff recipe sheds pounds

Healthy recipe of beef Stroganoff could help you shed pounds

Crackers, coaching and recipes can be a powerful combination. Read below and discover how Julie, one of our Healthy Life coaches, used this combination to help one of our customers lose a significant amount of weight … For the first time in 10 years.   My customer, Maryann S., from Orlando, Fla., …

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