The App That Changed the Way I Shop for Groceries

Nobody really likes grocery shopping -- I love hitting the farmers market, but not the indoors, up-and-down-the- aisles kind of grocery shopping. So if there's a way to spice up my weekly trip to the market, I'll totally take it. And I just found one: Dirty Dozen.   read more

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July 17, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
The Perfect (Healthy) Cup of Coffee

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The Perfect (Healthy) Cup of Coffee

I love my morning coffee. The smell. The taste. The ritual. But all cups of coffee are not created equal, and I'm partial to cold-brewed coffee. You see, when you heat coffee beans, they become acidic and bitter. And that extra acid isn't good for your system -- it creates inflammation and can funk up your stomach. Plus, heating water requires electricity while cold brewing is carbon-neutral. Overall, it's a much gentler process and results in a milder cup of joe -- for you and the planet.   read more

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July 11, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  13 COMMENTS
It's Easy Eating Green (Especially With a Blender)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I like easy. I enjoy getting a little domestic -- cooking, gardening -- and I love eating healthfully, but suffice it to say I don't have all day. On days when I'm filming, I work super-long hours; I have a child who thrives on routine and gets bigger and faster every day. Time is not an unlimited resource.   read more

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July 8, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  18 COMMENTS
10 BBQ Dishes That Won't Make You Bust Out of Your Bikini

Remember that summer barbecue where you stuffed your face with ribs, potato salad and ice cream and left feeling light, unbloated and without any regrets? Me, either. There's nothing like downing a sodium-bomb burger with a side of coleslaw and potato chips and realizing the gravity of your actions 10 minutes later, while you're nursing a food baby in the hot sun and pulling at your ever-tighter bikini bottoms. Get your grub on, no regrets, with these health-conscious barbecue dishes, which taste great while cutting carbs, fat and calories.   read more

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June 30, 2014  |   4:06 PM  |  COMMENT
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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June 16, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  COMMENT
Is Your Diet Making You Fat?

Nothing is more frustrating than sticking diligently to a diet and seeing no results -- or, maybe even worse, seeing awesome results only to plateau a few weeks later. But it can be hard to pinpoint what, exactly, is going wrong. So we chatted with Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, author of the New York Times best seller S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches, to give us the skinny on the surprising mistakes people make on popular diets -- see if one of these sneaky saboteurs is messing with your weight loss goals.   read more

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May 14, 2014  |   9:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
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 3,600mg of the stuff a day -- more than double the recommended intake of 1,500mg 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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April 15, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
11 Ways To Lose A Few Pounds Without Really Trying

You can look high and low for a magical pill, squeeze out a few more juice cleanses, or drift from fad diet to fad diet, but at the end of the day, we all know the only way to lose weight is through a healthy diet (or "lifestyle" if you're not a fan of the D word) and exercise.   read more

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March 19, 2014  |   8:03 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
Pants Too Snug? May Be Time to Give that Designer Cup of Joe the Stink Eye. Here's Why

Ryoko, a talented graphic designer who lives in Seattle, is such a devout coffee fan that she's built an entire website, ilovecoffee.jp, in homage.   read more

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March 13, 2014  |   7:03 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Cancer-Fighting, Disease-Preventing Superfoods You've Gotta Try in 2014

"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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February 25, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT

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