By Erika Stalder, Refinery29
.The concept of consuming 20 pounds of body-cleansing fruits and veggies in a day can seem a both uplifting and daunting. On one hand, with that kind of fuel, who wouldn't feel like a bionic superhero, teeming with the energy to leap buildings (or at least roles - from parent to office champ to lover) in a single bound? But chewing through 20 pounds of veggies? Who's got the time?
That's where juice comes in. Cold-pressed juice companies such as BluePrint Cleanse, Pressed Juicery, and Red Carpet Cleanse are having a major moment, appealing to health-concious consumers and celebrities seeking good taste and convenience. They absorb the work of shopping for, cleaning and preparing organic veggies and fruits by blending concoctions crammed with good-for-you foods like spinach, kale, romaine, celery and lemon, to consume on the go.
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What's more, many of them deliver one, three- and five-day cleanses that claim
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Wed, Jun 5, 2013 9:26 AM EDTRosie the Riveter had been pressed into service steam-mopping floors.Swiffer swept its latest ad campaign under the rug just a day after much of the internet took offense at how World War II feminist icon
That's right. An icon of women's war-time strength and adaptability, back in the kitchen where she belongs.
Consumers were not amused. "Swiffer tells women 'We can do it!' 'It' in this case being housework," tweeted the Women's Fund of New Hampshire. "We're super unimpressed."
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Mix up your next meal with these unique, healthy grains.
Whole grains took center stage a few years ago when the government recommended that Americans fill half of their plates with whole grain sources. It was an exciting win for dietitians who are constantly trying to dispel the fear that all carbohydrates are bad.
Many consumers, however, were left packing their plates with brown rice and whole grain bread. While those options are great ones, many people don't know what other grains to turn to. Let's start first with the "why" behind the benefits of consuming whole grains-in other words, grains that have kept all of their pieces and parts.
Whole grain kernels consist of three parts: the bran, the endosperm and the germ. Each part offers a wide variety of health benefits along with nutrients. The bran is the outermost layer that contains fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins and phytochemicals. Next comes the endosperm, which is the middle layer that contains mostly carbohydrates, some protein andRead More »from 5 New Ways to Add Whole Grains to Your Diet
Watermelon and Feta
Don't derail your summer diet by snacking mindlessly between meals. With these healthy suggestions from Melissa O'Shea, Exhale Spa's national nutrition director, you can stay satisfied all season long without having to fret about counting calories. By Alyssa Vingan
1) Edamame Hummus with Veggies
"This is perfect to pack for on-the-go snacking or on road trips. There are several different versions you can make - I like this one from the Food Network."
2) Make Your Own Trail Mix
"If you have plans for long hikes or bike rides this summer, trail mix is the perfect nonperishable snack. Make your own by combining dried fruit, raw nuts, unsweetened coconut, and cocoa nibs."
3) Frozen Grapes
"One of the most refreshing snacks on a hot summer day! When they are frozen it takes us longer to eat them, so we feel satisfied off of a smaller serving."
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4) Air-Popped Popcorn
"Sometimes you need a
We asked nutritionist Robyn Flipse, M.S., R.D., for her favorite fridge-fillers that keep her satisfied and slim. Here are her tips for what snacks to keep on hand to help you lose weight so you can feel lean and sexy! For more motivation and inspiration, try our Virtual Weight Loss Simulator.Read More »from 7 Healthy Foods to Lose Weight
1. Melons: Throughout the summer, stock up on an array of seedless watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew to cube and have on hand when you feel the urge to "pick." Their high moisture content dilutes the calories per serving and provides you with more water - a great way to hydrate and feel fuller sooner.
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2. Fat-Free Yogurt: Protein-rich dairy foods have been shown to aid in weight loss, so try starting your day with a yogurt parfait. Layer your favorite fat-free yogurt (try Fage 0%, which is thick and super-creamy) with berries and crushed nuts or granola. Bonus tip: This makes a great dessert, too!
3. Summer Vegetables: You'll benefit from keeping
official statement announcing Kate's pregnancy, they'll most likely release official royal baby photos in order to be one step ahead of the paparazzi.When Kate Middleton goes into labor in July, photographers will undoubtedly be hot on her trail but any hoping to snap an unauthorized baby photo will be hanging around for a long time. Just like the Royal Palace released an Read More »from Protecting Kate Middleton's Royal Baby Photos
Although no one at Buckingham Palace could be reached for comment, according to Jo Piazza, executive news director of Us Weekly and author of Celebrity, Inc: How Famous People Make Money, any promise of a royal photo won't stop paparazzi from hounding Kate and Prince William from the moment they enter the hospital.
"I'd like to say that the paparazzi are more respectful of a royal baby than a celebrity baby, but frankly, that won't be the case. The race to get the first picture of this child will be brutal because the money will be so high," explains Jo Piazza, executive news director of In Touch and author of
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By Jessica Prince
Tone Flabby Arms
Doctors agree, noninvasive treatments don't work on bat wings. Instead, try micro-liposuction, a time-tested procedure that's ideal for removing small amounts of fat. "I see truly amazing results," says Ariel Ostad, a New York dermatologist. After administering a local anesthetic, the doctor inserts a microcannula (a hollow tube the size of a pen point) to suction out fat. Depending on size, each arm takes 20 to 45 minutes, but "there's absolutely no pain," Ostad says. Bruising and swelling heal within a week, and the results can be immediate. "It's like permanent Spanx for your arms," adds David Colbert, founder of the New York Dermatology Group.
Trim Thick Thighs
Ask your dermatologist about TruSculpt, a noninvasive procedure that shrinks fat cells using radio frequency technology. No anesthetic is required, and both legs can be done
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Olivia Wilde The official start of summer (and beach season) - June 21 - is only weeks away. If you still haven't recovered from your winter hibernation and need a little kick in the behind to get beach bod ready, don't fret (or starve yourself with lemon water and grapefruit). Here are simple, stress-free ways to shed those last five pounds.
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If you want to burn calories fast, you've got to raise the intensity. Skip the jog, and instead, attend a kickboxing class. Within one hour, you can burn 500 or more calories. And instead of focusing on just your abs or arms, this all-over body workout tones everything.
We're not advocates of crazy detox cleanses. (All you'll do is slow your metabolism). However, cutting out all processed foods for three days will flesh all the bad stuff out and give your metabolism a little kick. Stick to a diet of greens, lean
It’s National Hug Your Cat Day and simply put, it’s a holiday to hug your cat. For those that already hug their cats regularly, this is a no-brainer and a day like any other. Non cat-owners can grab the nearest cat and give him a squeeze. Even cats celebrate. Enjoy!It's cuter when kids do it.Niteblog.com
Twins give double the hugs.
You hug a cat on the go.
The cat can be a chew toy
There's no rule that says you can't hug a bunch of cats at once.
You can hug in the spoon position.
If you don't own a cat, you can ask your girlfriend to dress like one.
Hug like you won't see tomorrow.
Dogs can play too.
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