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8 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to fall off the weight-loss wagon. With treats abounding and cold weather rolling in, it’s prime time for overindulging and skipping workouts—which can ruin that healthy momentum you’ve been building all year long. In order to keep your health goals intact and still enjoy yourself during the holidays, you need to think...

How To Bring Mindfulness To Your Mealtimes

Have you ever looked down and been surprised to see your once-full plate nearly empty—how the heck did you inhale all of that without even noticing? It’s not hard. With so many things to do, places to be, and screens to stare at, it’s nearly impossible to focus on just one task. But when it comes to meals, making time to be more mindful can...

What Do You Get When You Mix Tangerine & Blue? (Hint: It’s Tasty!)

I was trying to think of a tasteful way to celebrate the launch of Fitbit Surge in two new colors when an idea popped to mind. Only problem, I didn’t have all the necessary ingredients to bring the story to life, which prompted me to go on a run. It wasn’t a long run—not at least by my standards—at just over twelve miles, 5.69 miles to the...

Why You Should Have a Practice Thanksgiving

Heading into the holiday season, with its big buffet dinners and lengthy mingling sessions, can be intimidating—especially if you’re worried about what others will say when you turn down a calorie-laden appetizer or walk around with an empty glass. That’s why being able to anticipate your actions and responses is key. “You know when those...

Juice: A Drinker’s Guide to the Good, the Bad & the Healthy

Juice recently lost its health halo, when it turned out to be just as sugary as soda, but it’s still hard to completely write off the fruity liquid as unhealthy. If you’d like to be able to have your fruit and drink it too, here’s the lowdown on the good, the bad and the healthy when it comes to juice. The Good: You Get a Quick Hit of...

Trick Yourself Into Never Wanting Treats Again

There’s a reason why candy, cookies, chips and fast-food tastes oh. so. delicious. Many food items are engineered by scientists to deliver an irresistible “bliss point”—a term that describes the optimization of a tasty ingredient like sugar, salt, or fat that drives you to reach for more. But just because food scientists have worked...

7 Savory Places Sugar Likes to Hide

If something doesn’t taste sweet, it’s probably not high in sugar, right? Not always. Many foods are loaded with the sweet stuff, and not just the obvious ones, like soft drinks, frosted cereals, and candy. Not only does it add tastebud-tantalizing sweetness, sugar also helps processed foods stay fresh longer, balance acidity, feel good in our...

Fat Face Off: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil vs. Virgin Coconut Oil

Did you jump for joy when you heard coconut oil was no longer on the “bad foods” list? If you’re one of the many doing cartwheels down supermarket aisles and piling your cart high with every coconut item on the shelf, you may want to read on to find out if your jubilation is truly justified. When comparing coconut oil to other fats, it does...

8 Delicious Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Chances are you eat fewer vegetables than you should. And you’re not alone: Nine out of ten Americans struggle to get in the recommended three plus servings of veggies a day. You know how good they are for you—fresh produce is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and fabulous phytonutrients (plant chemicals) that you can’t get by simply...