The Master Cleanse

Rumor has it Beyoncé used the Master Cleanse, also known as the Lemonade Diet, to get ready for her role in Dreamgirls. The detox has been around since the 1940s and millions of people have used it, making it one of the most well known cleanses around. The promise: This …

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The 1-step trick to tame your cravings

One subject that comes up a lot around here is how to deal with cravings. For our podcast series, I recently spoke to the Cravings Whisperer, Alexandra Jamieson. She’s a best-selling author, as well as a holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach. She offers remarkably sane advice on how to detox, …

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Are you getting enough protein?

One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how much harder it is to lose weight. One of the main reasons for this? The loss of muscle mass. Beginning at age 30 (yes, 30!), most of us lose about 1% of muscle each year, as the body starts …

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Why BMI is BS

Every year when I get my physical, my doctor measures my height and weight. Then he takes those 2 numbers, plugs them into a formula (weight multiplied by 703, divided by height squared, in case you’re interested) and gives me my body mass index. Otherwise known as BMI. For years, …

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The TRUTH about weight loss

When menopause hit, Rosanne Dutzer from Colorado put on 15 pounds that she Just. Could. Not. Lose. As a former personal trainer, Rosanne knew what to do. And while she wasn’t expecting miracles, she did figure that eating right and exercising (every day!) would help take the weight off. And …

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Stressed to the max? You can STILL lose weight.

Greetings, The next story in our Motivational Monday Series is the tale of Carole Branning from Pleasant Mount, Pa. As a coffee shop owner, Carole’s around food all the time. And stress? She’s got a whole mess of it. Running her own business? Yup. Going through a divorce? Yup. Child …

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Not losing? You may need to eat MORE

Hello, Most people assume that to lose weight they need to drastically cut calories. That’s exactly how the subject of our next Motivational Monday story felt. Vivian Griffin, 65, confesses that for years, her eating habits were abysmal. She was always hungry, and a penchant for certain kinds of food …

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Scale won’t budge? Push through it …

Greetings, The next story in our Motivational Monday series is the tale of Patti Thomas, a school secretary from Leesburg, Va. For years she’d been trying to lose weight, exercising and eating healthfully. But the pounds just wouldn’t move. “At one time I was even a vegan for over a …

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She ate MORE and lost weight

Greetings, With all the bad news these days, isn’t it nice to hear some good things for a change? Something that always makes me feel warm and fuzzy are the emails and letters I receive from customers who have used our products. So we’ve decided from now on, every Monday, …

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Get rid of STUBBORN belly fat

Greetings, The next story in our Motivational Monday series is the tale of Melissa Reed from Arkansas. Melissa didn’t have too much weight to lose. A good thing, yes. But even so, she still had a big problem. No matter how hard she tried, she could not get rid of …

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Want to look younger? Eat these 3 foods

We’re all searching for the Fountain of Youth, aren’t we? And to that end, our medicine cabinets are bloated with pricey potions that promise to make us look 5, 10 or even 20 years younger … Well, guess what? You can stop blowing your budget on the latest overpriced ointments. …

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