Category Archives: Nutrition

Clean Eating Defined


We’re hearing more about clean eating, but what is it? What does it mean when Panera says “100% of our food is 100% clean?” Although a lack of understanding exists, clean eating is growing in popularity as people seek to improve their health. Different resources may provide slightly varying definitions and rules of clean eating, but the following represents a compilation from several sources, such as the Mayo Clinic, Eating Well, Fitness and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Clean. » Read Full Story

7 Tips for Managing Your Diet During the Holidays


With the holiday season starting at Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day, eating right can be a challenge at this time of year. (For candy-lovers, the holidays may officially begin as early as Halloween!) With so many events and activities centered around or including food, it is easy to overeat. Often, the goodies surrounding the holidays are loaded with sugar, fat and calories, from cheeseballs to Christmas cookies to eggnog.

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How to Get Rid of Stubborn Muffin Tops


Belly fat is what many exercisers want to lose the most – including beer bellies and muffin tops. No other body part seems to attract more attention than the abs. And yet, confusion and misunderstanding abound about the best ways to shape up the center of the body. Here, we address smart ways to slim and strengthen the core; but note, these methods yield the best results when done together and consistently over time.

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Understanding and Overcoming a Slow Metabolism



Metabolism is the rate at which your body uses calories and turns food into energy to sustain life and support activity. It measures the number of calories that you expend each day. If you have a fast metabolism, you burn more calories at rest and throughout the day; and those with a slower metabolism need fewer calories because they use them more slowly.

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How to Get Bikini-Body Ready for Summer

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With warmer temperatures finally here, it’s time to get near a pool, lake or ocean to enjoy some outdoor fun. Although donning a swimsuit can be a source of stress for some women, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re swimming, boating or simply catching rays, here are some tips to implement immediately on how to get bikini-ready for summer:

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