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Monthly Archives: January 2017

6 Ways to Prevent Over-Snacking on Game Days

For most Americans, this time of year means it’s time for overindulgent caffeinated beverages or it’s football season. Both can spell trouble for anyone trying to lose weight, but hours spent on the couch watching the game week after week is a bigger waistline threat than the occasional coffee-treat while out shopping. (Don’t knock that treat, though. It contains about ... Read More »

Recipe: Miso-Chicken Ramen with Pickled Carrots

There’s nothing like a comforting bowl of soup on a cold winter’s night, and there’s certainly nothing like a bowl of umami-rich homemade ramen. Umami, which is translated from Japanese as a pleasant savory taste, is often described as one of the five basic tastes alongside sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Traditional ramen is an intimidating, multiday process, primarily because ... Read More »

Lack of Willpower Might Not Be to Blame When Diets Fail

Last month, you started the holiday season with resolve. You swore you’d steer clear of cookies and limit your cocktails to just one — two, tops. And you did, at first. But with each passing party, the call of the cookie tray and the open bar grew louder until, finally, you caved. By the time the new year rolled around, ... Read More »

A History of Dieting as Told Through GIFs

In a lot of ways, we should consider ourselves lucky that many of us are trying to watch our weight. For the majority of human history, getting enough to eat has been more of an issue. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 19th century that the ideal figure evolved to something noticeably more svelte. And thus, we have been ... Read More »

4 Low-Impact Exercises That Deliver Big Results

Joint pain is an issue for millions of Americans, with 10 million people experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and 1 percent of the world suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. That’s not all — low back pain was found to affect 1 in 10 people around the world. If you’re one of the many people living with joint pain, the reality is that ... Read More »