The Diet That Lets You Eat Unlimited Chocolate Chip Cookies

About five years ago -- while working at a major magazine -- I witnessed a coworker engage is some especially unusual eating behavior. Some days she'd have pasta for lunch and gobble up every cookie on the freebie counter. Other days, she'd pick at a pile of grapes on her desk.   read more


May 23, 2013  |   3:05 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Healthy Swaps for the Junk Food We Have a Kung-Fu Grip on

It's common knowledge that the more delicious a snack is, the more terrible it is for you. Case in point: junk food. We all know it's bad news. Heck, the name itself implies that there's unnecessary stuff hanging around. And in this case, that unnecessary stuff is extra fat, sugar, salt, and calories.   read more


May 21, 2013  |   4:05 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
The New Taco Bell Breakfast Item You'll Immediately Regret Eating

Hitting a drive-thru for breakfast is about as smart as letting your 2-year-old play with your iPad or ordering that fourth martini. Sure, it might turn out OK, but odds are far more likely you'll regret it later.   read more


May 16, 2013  |   5:05 PM  |  8 COMMENTS
6 Shocking Reasons Your Salad Is a Fat Bomb

Sometimes, there's nothing more rewarding than mustering up the strength to say "I'll just have a salad" come lunchtime. It makes me feel all high and mighty. And, in fairness, my "I'll have a salad" days are usually preceded by a string of drive-thru trips, late night pizza, and back-to-back birthday parties. A pat on the back for bypassing French fries for a plate of lettuce seems appropriate, no?   See more


April 3, 2013  |   5:04 PM  |  11 COMMENTS
6 Healthy Pinterest Recipes for Kids

When I was a kid, the list of what I wouldn't eat far exceeded the list of what I would. My mom would literally bribe me with toys to get me to eat my veggies -- and even then I'd rarely have more than a bite or two, despite the risk of Barbie getting banned for the night.   See recipes


January 29, 2013  |   5:01 PM  |  8 COMMENTS
Never Have Another Junk Food Craving. Ever.

Every so often (and by every so often I mean very regularly), I get an uncontrollable urge to down a pint of Chunky Monkey or plow through an entire order of super-sized fries.   See swaps


October 30, 2012  |  10:10 AM  |  25 COMMENTS
8 Diet Drinks Skinny Women Love to Sip

We all know that diet coke you chug every day isn't that healthy, but is there any diet drink that's actually good for you? These are the ones the healthiest and fittest among us stock up on   See drinks


October 15, 2012  |   1:10 PM  |  15 COMMENTS
The Best Healthy Skin Vitamins

There are many healthy skin vitamins you can consume that will help will everything from skin renewal to cell regeneration, all of which are necessary when you want clearer, smoother skin. Vitamin C is one of the best healthy skin vitamins you can consume, as it is a natural antioxidant that helps with your immune system as well as providing protection and promoting production of collagen and elastin, which help support skin structure. Vitamin E is also essential for healthy skin because it reduces the effects of sun exposure and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Read   read more


August 27, 2012  |   7:08 PM  |  COMMENT
10 Grocery Shopping Secrets of Slim Women

You're standing in line at the grocery store, and there she is: A woman with an amazing body (she's undoubtedly wearing yoga clothes -- maybe she even has a mat strapped to her back), glowing skin, and a cart full of vegetables. You contemplate hiding your pint of Ben & Jerry's behind an "Us Weekly" as you're overcome with guilt and the realization that healthy grocery shopping has never been your forté.   See tips


August 9, 2012  |   9:08 AM  |  35 COMMENTS
8 Easy Microwave Recipes

Think "microwave meal" and it likely conjures up a lot of unhealthy images -- from your college days, when all your meals came from a mini fridge and a microwave to your current world, where your full-size freezer is stocked with Lean Cuisine.   Get recipes


July 11, 2012  |   9:07 AM  |  17 COMMENTS

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