FOUR-DAY DETOX MEAL PLAN

FOUR-DAY DETOX MEAL PLAN

Everybody has those times when they feel a bit...blerg. Maybe it's after a holiday, a vacation to a land filled with delicious foods, or just a random Tuesday night that some how landed you feasting on fried chicken at 4am. Whatever the cause, you feel like you need to get the bad stuff out. But good news: you don't need to starve yourself to do so. Your body needs food - protein, fat, and fiber to detox properly. Here's a simple 4-day Detox Meal Plan to get you feeling fresh again. 

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HOW DIET AND EXERCISE CAN MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT

HOW DIET AND EXERCISE CAN MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT

Wait, diet and exercise are supposed to make me skinny, right? Calories in calories out? At least that's the impression I had been laboring (literally laboring) under for the past 15 years. Well, turns out this theory is wrong, like, krimped hair wrong. And this over simplification of fat gain and loss has led to many a hungry, frustrated gal (and guy), hanging over the Stairmaster, churning away in vain, wondering what the heck gives. 

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HOW TO FIX YOUR DIGESTION PT III: ENZYMES

HOW TO FIX YOUR DIGESTION PT III: ENZYMES

So if you have enough stomach acid the bulk of your protein will be digested in the stomach. When the contents of your stomach are acidic enough (re: VERY acidic) the door at the bottom (the pyloric sphincter) will open and the contents will move into the small intestine - this is where the majority of your carbs and fats are digested by enzymes produced by your pancreas...

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THE MOST COMMON WORKOUT MISTAKE

THE MOST COMMON WORKOUT MISTAKE

It’s a tale as old as late-night cheesy bread: gal about town has one too many bottles glasses of wine, scoops of Ben n’ Jerry’s, or has simply resolved to shed those last five pounds and decides to hit the cardio. I know that was my song n' dance for many a year. After all: calories in, calories out, right? Well, according to biology, it's not that simple.

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THE TEN SPICES YOU NEED TO HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN

THE TEN SPICES YOU NEED TO HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN

It's always such a bummer when you finally muster up the will to try a recipe only to find out it calls for some random spice that costs $6 and winds up sitting in the cabinet covered in dust. I usually wind up either ditching the recipe all together or forgoing the spice and making a dish that tastes like salted cardboard. This is why, after pouring over many a recipe, I've come up with the 10 spices most seem to have in common and everyone can invest in with peace of mind.

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TIRED ALL THE TIME? THIS COULD BE WHY...

TIRED ALL THE TIME? THIS COULD BE WHY...

There’s a reason why Starbucks pulls in over 43 billion dollars per year: people are tired. Needing some kind of stimulant to get up in the morning or keep going in the afternoon is so commonplace the English have created an entire cultural institution around it: tea time.  But what if you could wake up in the morning, truly awake (and not ready to rip the face off the next person who gives you the side eye), and make it through the day – the entire day – with a constant stream of energy that only ebbed as the sun went down, leaving you sleepy and ready for a full night of uninterrupted sleep? Are you LOLing yet? Well this is the way our bodies are naturally supposed to function. But something got messed up along the way for a lot of people.

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