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Skipping Sleep Could Be Bad for Your Waistline

Not sleeping is bad for your health

Are you sleeping enough? A lack of shut-eye might just be the thing keeping you from reaching your health and wellness goals. The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Get the right amount and you may find it easier to control your hunger and make nutritious choices. A study by Dr. Sanjay Patel, at Case Western Reserve...

Healthy Chocolate Hall of Fame

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Today’s guest post comes from Lauren Slayton, the author of The Little Book of Thin and creator of the Foodtrainers blog. I have good news, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up! You don’t have to cut chocolate in order to be fit and healthy. There are many ways to have a guilt-free chocolate fix. We spend a couple of weeks at...

6 Ways to Get Back On Track After Overindulging

Woman working out

Between holiday meals, parties, and bad weather, it’s easy to fall off the healthy-living wagon. While a little indulging every now and again won’t make or break you diet, you can usually tell when you’ve gone a little overboard. If you monopolized the cookies or hit the eggnog a little hard, it’s not too late to get back...

6 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Overeating

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Useful Science is a nonprofit run by 65 grad students and professionals. The author of this post is Greg Traversy from the University of Ottawa. The most recent Useful Science post was about improving your life. Email them at Are there factors outside of our body – in the environment, for example – that influence how...

8 Keys to a Good Night’s Sleep


With most Fitbit trackers, you have the ability to track your sleep stats for a 24/7 picture of your health. But after tracking your sleep and visualizing your sleep data, what do you do with it? If you find you’re restless or waking up often throughout the night, or simply have trouble falling asleep, there’s plenty you can do improve...

Sweet Surrender: 5 Easy Tips to Cut Back on Sugar


“Sugar has a bullseye on its back these days”—that’s what one of the speakers said at a recent nutrition conference I attended. But rather than rolling our eyes at all the “sugar media,” we should realize there’s truth to this messaging. Sugar stinks and it deserves all the negative press it’s receiving. However, I don’t believe...

5 Beneficial Reasons to Run

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For many people running is the ultimate “zen” activity. People who run often talk about the ways that their minds drift — allowing them to “de-clutter” thoughts while honing in on the things that really matter. Almost every runner will say they “just feel better” after a run compared to how they felt going...

Avoid a Common Mother’s Day Mistake with These 5 Tips

lauren mother's day mistakes

Almost daily during nutrition sessions in my office, clients say, “I want my mother to come in for a visit,” or, “My wife needs to see you.” Statements like these make me squirm. I know all too well from doing this for a very long time (I started Foodtrainers on the verge of motherhood myself, and my “baby” is now 12) that buying...