13 Not-So-Average Lemonade Recipes

Nothing says "summer" like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. But even if you have your sugar-to-lemon ratio just right, traditional lemonade recipes get old after a few pitchers.   read more

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10 Best Low-Calorie Summer Cocktails

Want to keep your bikini body intact but don't want to spend the summer sipping light beer? You need to try these amazingly creative (and delicious) options   read more

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10 Life-Changing Kitchen Tools That Will Help You Slim Down

The best way to ensure that you're eating healthy foods without any bad-for-you additives (refined sugar, salt, etc.) is to cook at home. But eating healthy is already rough. Trading pizza and burritos for spinach salads and cauli-rice stir fry is no small feat. Cooking just adds another element to the entire process -- unless you've got the right equipment.   read more

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6 Superfoods That Will Make You Look Younger

As beauty editors, we fiercely love our anti-aging lotions and potions. But what you put in your face (or rather, your mouth) is just as important as what you put on it -- and maybe, according to dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD, even more so. Research shows that when you feed yourself, you feed your skin -- and all of those salty snacks and sweet treats have a way of mucking up your complexion.   read more

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14 Clean-Eating Instagrammers With the Best Food Porn

"Eat clean, train mean," may be a mantra you've pinned multiple times, but outside of Pinterest, the lure of a cheesy, carb-loaded pizza after a long day of work may be nearly impossible to resist -- especially if you have to pass a pizza joint on your way home. The reason? Researchers at Cornell University found that women ate more chocolate when it was nearby and in sight. The good news? Researchers say this same principle applies to good food as well as bad. Keep healthful images close (as in, right on your smartphone) to inspire better habits. Here, the best Instagram accounts you need to follow for serious healthy-eating inspiration (it's food porn you won't feel guilty about recreating).   read more

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How to Defend Against Diet Bullies

Whether it's splitting a pizza over episodes of "The Bachelor," going on late night fro-yo runs after a long day, or nursing a hangover together at your favorite brunch spot, food plays a huge part in our friendships. The operative word being huge, since new research suggests your friends are making you fat.   read more

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12 Sneaky Sodium Traps Sabotaging Your Looks

Salt is so in right now -- as in, in everything you eat. As any healthcare professional will tell you, our sodium intake is out of control. Both the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that Americans are swilling as much as 3,600 milligrams of the stuff a day -- more than double the recommended intake of 1,500 milligrams max. We all might as well be walking around with our own personal salt licks. And surprise, surprise: all that salt is not doing your looks any favors.   read more

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The Cancer-Fighting, Disease-Preventing Superfoods You've Gotta Try Now

"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food." So said Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. With this list of superfoods, you can toss the contents of your medicine cabinet entirely, and rely on your kitchen pantry instead.   read more

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Food Secrets of the World's Slimmest, Healthiest People

Spoiler alert: Crash diets are so 2005. These days, it's all about making healthy-eating habits second nature. But what exactly are healthy habits? With the state of the Standard American Diet (SAD), we wanted to get a fresh perspective that doesn't involve juice cleanses or caveman cuisine.   read more

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6 Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Treats

When you hear the term "emotional eater," what do you usually picture? Probably something straight out of a romantic comedy: A sad sap who just went through a bad breakup, blaring depressing music in the background and shoveling heaping spoonfuls of ice cream into her mouth (straight out of the tub). A good friend may come over eventually, equipped with even more junk food, and the "eat your feelings" mentality continues while the rain pours outside.   read more

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If it always feels like you're on a diet, that's because you're probably not on the right diet. Here are the expert-approved tips and recipes you need to stop your yo-yo dieting and start seeing results. Total Beauty gives you detailed advice and information about the diet foods and recipes that will help you get clearer skin, lose weight, and more.

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