by Lexi Petronis, Glamour
Gourmet/Yanes,Romulo A I love when restaurants have online order forms for takeout. It makes the whole process completely easy and convenient, don't you think? Sure! But according to a new study, it may also make it completely easy to order more calories.
Ryan McDevitt, Assistant Professor from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and one of the study's authors, says that after analyzing the orders placed via the Internet at a pizza chain, research showed something interesting: online customers would over-order.
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"We concluded that individuals over-order online because they have fewer inhibitions in more-private settings," he says. "Alone in your home, you don't face the same judgment about your food choices that you would when dining out with others or placing an order with a waiter. The best example of this phenomenon we found in the orders we studied: online customers increased their double and triple bacon orders
- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Jan 8, 2013 3:36 PM EST
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In fact, 8 in 10 of us are wearing an ill-fitting sports bra. We may even know it (I have at least two that function solely as my emergency can't-find-the-good-bras-anywhere fill-ins because they are either way too tight or super-loose).
So which kind do you need? The LA Times has some good tips:
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* Compression sports bras: best for small cup sizes who prefer low-impact activities (the paper says "like swimming," which confuses me because I don't know anyone who wears a sports bra to swim? But I think we get the point).
Good example: the Nike Swift U-Back
* Compression/encapsulation bras: With semi-molded cups, these are better for women with B or C cups who need more support than a regular compression bra can give; they're good for all levels of exercise.
Good example: the Lole Women Intense
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* Encapsulation bras: If you have a larger chest and do mostly medium- to high-impact
Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazineBy Rachel Meltzer Warren, RDRead More »from The Slimming Superfoods Diet Plan
Lose weight while still eating delicious and filling foods. These ingredients and recipes are easy to prepare and have the nutrients you need to stay energized for your workout.
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Eggs: People who ate eggs and toast for breakfast shed more pounds than those who had bagels and cream cheese, according to a Louisiana State University study. Besides delivering six grams of protein for just 72 calories, eggs have also been shown to lower levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Almonds: A daily serving of nuts can actually help prevent weight gain, research at Harvard showed. Almonds have fewer calories -- just 129 per one-ounce handful -- than any other kind.
Pears: Pears are one of the best sources of soluble fiber, which reduces belly fat. And a study in the journal Nutrition found that women who ate three a day lost 39 percent more weight than those who consumed an equal number of calories' worth of oatmeal cookies.
by SHAPE Diet Doc Mike Roussell, phDRead More »from The Truth About Intermittent Fasting
To fast or not to fast?Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular over the past several years, especially in the fitness world. But it's not a new trend-fasting has been around for centuries. Fasts have typically been used for religious reasons (Ramadan and Lent are the two most prominent examples), but even Hippocrates used fasting as a means of promoting weight loss:
Obese people and those desiring to lose weight should perform hard work before food. Meals should be taken after exertion and while still panting from fatigue. They should, moreover, only eat once per day and take no baths and sleep on a hard bed and walk naked as long as possible.
It is estimated that 14 percent of adults in the U.S. have used fasting as a method to lose weight. That is pretty significant considering at any given point 44 percent of Americans are dieting.
Recently there has been an explosion of new fasting methods for weight loss. One of the most popular strategies is to fast
by Lexi Petronis, GlamourRead More »from "Retro" Foods Help You Lose Weight, Say Exerpets
How often do you eat cottage cheese?We sometimes like to poke fun at old health trends--but it turns out that some were more than just trends. Because they actually work.
Why? There's something appealing about retro foods, because they're "often minimally processed, easy to eat, and so low in calories and fat they're almost guaranteed to work." Plus, says Phil Lempert, food trend expert and founder of Supermarketguru.com, we're getting burned out with diet gimmicks.
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Case in point: cottage cheese, a must-have diet food in the 1970s. But stars like Samantha Harris are now turning to low-fat cottage cheese because it's filled with the kind of protein that makes you feel fuller, longer.
Another one? Grapefruit. The grapefruit diet has been around since the 1930s, and celebs like Jessica Simpson and Lauren Conrad have incorporated it into their eating plans. Now, experts say that eating grapefruit can reduce insulin levels, which aids in weight loss.
Women may be watching their weight, but fewer of them say they're on a diet, a new survey finds. (Photo: Thinkstock)In spite of the fact that getting in shape and losing weight are two of the most-often made (and broken) New Years resolutions out there, a new survey shows that dieting has fallen out of favor among women in the U.S.Read More »from Thin May Be In, but Survey Says Dieting is Out
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According to data from NPD group, a food-and-beverage market research company, the number of women reporting that they're "on a diet" has declined dramatically in just a generation. "Women are leading the decline in dieting," Harry Balzer, chief food industry analyst and Vice President of NPD, told National Public Radio's blog, The Salt.
Balzer and his team queried 3,800 adults as part of NPD's National Eating Trends food survey, and found that about 23 percent of women reported being on a diet in 2012, down from 34 percent who had reported the same back in 1992.
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"Our data suggests that dieters are giving up on diets more quickly than in the past,"
Your Feng Shui Guidance for January!Read More »from Your Feng Shui Guidance for January!
Feng Shui is the area of Chinese medicine that helps us rest, relax, and restore our vital energies through healthful practices and a calm environment. Learn how Astrology.com's Ellen Whitehurst can help you create a peaceful home, landscape, and workplace by applying Feng Shui principles of balance and harmony to your everyday life!
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This month's Feng Shui fashionista tip is easy: "Out with the old, in with the new." Indeed, if you haven't worn it in two years, it's time to say "so long."
Clearing the clutter in your closet is believed to bring a big boost to your entire life. And if you give your old clothes away to someone who needs them more than you, you've not only created some space for yourself -- you've created good karma, too!
And if all that weren't enough, this philosophy further indicates that if your wardrobe is free and clear of unworn attire, then you're also
Should you take supplements?Your body responds best to vitamins and minerals found in food. But not all essential nutrients are easily absorbed, which means some of us may not be getting what we need. Determine if you need to add to your diet with the latest research on nine popular vitamins and supplements.Read More »from The Truth Behind 9 Popular Vitamin Supplements
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, a substance that protects against the effects of free radicals - cell-damaging molecules that can play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamin E also boosts your immune system. However, you may not need to add it as a supplement, warns Andrea N. Giancoli, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Most people get enough vitamin E from the foods they eat," say Giancoli. "Good sources are vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and leafy greens. Vitamin E is also added to foods like cereals as a natural preservative." Another reason to stick with food sources: Vitamin E supplements may be harmful for people who take blood thinners and other
Assay: Lately, I've been thinking a lot about how different people respond to rules-and I use "rules" broadly (see below for examples) to mean any kind of instruction to do or not do something.
To see if you spot yourself in these categories, ask yourself:
How do I respond to an outer rule? A law, a traffic sign, a "request" from a spouse; a work deadline, an admonition from your doctor, an appointment with a trainer, social protocol?
How do I respond to an inner rule? A New Year's resolution; a decision to exercise more; putting in work on a self-generated project (writing a novel, planting a garden).
With that in mind, consider whether any of these types rings a bell:
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- Cheapism.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Jan 8, 2013 9:02 AM EST
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Have you vowed to begin or ramp up a yoga practice in 2013? With a reputation for enhancing flexibility, strength, and mental well-being, yoga no doubt earns a spot on many lists of New Year's resolutions. If sticking to a budget also appears on your list, you may worry about the costs associated with yoga classes and clothing. Cheapism has found that such expenses needn't deter would-be yogis. Mass-market retailers have clued into the widespread popularity of yoga and become reliable sources of inexpensive apparel. Consumers shopping on a budget certainly must be wary of low-quality items that may fit poorly or fall apart in the wash. Cheapism has put together an outfit from pieces that wearers have found both comfortable and durable. The total price: less than $25.Stretch with cheap yoga clothes!
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- Old Navy fold-over yoga pants (starting at $11.50) are on sale now in several colors. They're available in three different lengths --
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