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Feeling Kale-d Out? 5 New Greens to Try Now

Kale'd out? Try these new greens.

Kale has become a cliché.  In 2012, I wrote an article titled, “Is Kale Becoming a Kardashian.” It’s been three years, and neither kale nor the Kardashians have budged from their pop culture pedestals. But I’m glad, because as kale-d out as I am, I’m not ready to part ways with the vitamin-rich veggie. I usually have a kale salad in my...

10 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Grocery Cart

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Practically daily headlines tell us “a study has found ________ (insert food) is heart healthy.” The most recent example I was asked about was a study on beet juice. While I am not disputing that beet juice can lower blood pressure (in this study with 64 people), no single food is the answer. When clients come in to lower their blood...

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...

The 5 Healthiest Ways to “Pasta”


I love that desert island food question. You know, the one where you’re stranded on a desert island and can have three foods with you. While it’s unlikely that any of us will be stranded, or that if we were, somehow our favorite foods would show up. However, if I’m answering this question, my island has pasta (and cheese for the...

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...

10 New Ways to Find Your Fitness Inspiration

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OK it’s here. Fall that is. And poor fall—it’s met with so much dread and disappointment of summer’s end. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fall brings new challenges and inspiration. And when it comes to making progress with your fall fitness, routine is best. If you’re still not convinced and need a little extra motivation, here...