by Mallory Creveling for SHAPE.com
If your mouth waters every time you hear that sweet melody in the distance, don't despair: Many ice cream cones, bars, and sandwiches can be part of a healthy diet, says Angela Lemond, R.D.N., a Plano, TX-based dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Look at the big picture and decide how your choice fits into the rest of your day."
For example, while higher in calories than ice pops, some dairy-containing varieties may offer a small dose of calcium and vitamin D. Since most menus don't display any nutrition info, we gathered vital stats on six popular picks-so you can chill out without filling out.
Bomb pop1. Bomb pop:
Nutrition score per serving:40 calories, 0g fat, 7g sugars
Nutrition score per serving: 40 calories, 1g fat, 2g sugars
Nutrition score per serving:110 calories, 2g fat, 13g sugars
4. Ice cream sandwich:
Nutrition score per serving: 140 calories, 3g fat, 13g sugars
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Bloat Beating FoodsMore than 10 million Americans regularly complain about being bloated. That uncomfortable sensation - the result of air passing through your intestines - is often caused by a tempting culprit: salty and fatty foods. So, what's safe to eat to keep women from unbuttoning those skinny jeans? We researched the top fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices that will save any stomach from an uncomfortable expansion.Read More »from 13 Healthy Foods to Beat the Bloat
1. Oranges and Watermelons: Because water flushes waste and excess water out of your system, enjoying water-rich foods is ideal. Watermelons, as their name suggests, are almost all water - 92 percent. Oranges too are approximately 80 to 90 percent water.
2. Yogurt: Not only does yogurt have a high water content, but it promotes the growth of good bacteria in the stomach. This bacteria is responsible for the reduction of excess gas that accumulates in the organ over time.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 6:24 PM EDT
Dr. Mehmet Oz has some stern words for new mom Kim Kardashian: Focus on your newborn baby girl.Read More »from Kim Kardashian's Pre-Term Delivery: When Reality is Too Real for TV
On Sunday, the host of The Dr. Oz Show shared his thoughts on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pre-term baby (defined as a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) with US Weekly at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills. He said, "We change how a child responds to a world around it in those first few weeks of life, so they ought to really focus in on that little girl. It's sacred, those first few months, for all babies but especially for the premature. It's a sacred time. They should focus on the child."
For reality stars who've traded privacy for profitable careers in front of the camera, it's not so easy to shift gears. Beyond the contractual obligation with a network, there's the contractual obligation with fans (Kim has millions of them) who expect an all-access pass. The over-sharing, and over-receiving, is hard to give up. But some moments just are too real for TV.
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The whole question of what kind of exercise is best for weight loss or weight control is a tangled and complicated one. Does the exercise burn mostly fat or carbs? Does it stimulate "afterburn" after the workout is done? Does it leave you feeling extra-hungry so that you overcompensate by eating too much? All these factors are very hard to control in the lab over long periods of time, so there's something to be said for "free-living" experiments, where you simply observe a very large number of people over many years and try to figure out which behaviors led to which outcomes. (This approach has problems too, of course, like distinguishing cause from correlation--no single approach is perfect.)Read More »from The Truth About Running Vs. Walking for Weight Loss
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- Gretchen Rubin | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:57 AM EDT
The last day of school is always bittersweet to me; it's fun to head into the summer, but it's always a little sad that another year is over. I'm always reminded that "The days are long, but the years are short." (The one-minute video I made about this feeling is probably the thing, of everything I've ever written, that resonates most with people.)
The end of the school year is also significant to me because I still measure my own life by the school calendar. September is the other January-which is why, for my second happiness project in Happier at Home, I did a project from September through May. September is a new beginning, and the June/July/August season feels separate from the rest of the year.
So now that school is over, my summer has started-but fact is, my summer is a lot like the rest of my year. We go on some family trips, and my daughters'Read More »from How Will You Make Your Own Summer? I Plan to Read for Pleasure
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:49 AM EDT
Whether you're a mom trying to shed a few pounds after having her first, second or 19th baby or a single gal trying to stay fit, you've likely tried a million different exercise routines over the years. This look at exercise trends from the 1800s through today proves that when it comes to getting in shape, the more things change, the more they stay the same. We seem to be just as desperate to look good now and we always have, and just as willing to try the latest, most fashionable trend in exercise technique to achieve that - no matter how absurd it is! Click through for 7 ridiculous exercise trends from the 1800s through to today! -By Carolyn Castiglia
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You've been running religiously, getting your miles in and maybe even clocking your time, wondering how fast you can actually run. But even though you are as ready to run as you've ever been, you are a little nervous about the race part of the day. What's it like to line up with hundreds - or even thousands - of your fellow runners? What if you mess up? Or do something wrong? No worries. Not only are runners among the nicest of crowds to . . . ahem, run with, they're also always happy to see newbies join their ranks. You'll likely find dozens of runners willing to help you calm your nerves and offer words of encouragement. Click through for 7 things every first-time runner should know! -By Lizzie HeiseltRead More »from A Head Start: 7 Race Tips Every First-time Runner Should Know
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If you have decided to ditch the dairy in your diet, your body will thank you. Between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, and the consumption of dairy products has been linked to everything from increased risk of ovarian and prostate cancers to ear infections and diabetes. Fortunately, plant-based milks provide a convenient and healthful alternative to cow's milk. And if you are currently making the transition to a dairy-free diet, you will find that going dairy-free has never been easier. Soy, almond, hemp, coconut, and rice milks, among others are taking over supermarket aisles and can replace dairy in everything from your morning cereal to baked goods and desserts! There are dozens of brands of plant-based milks and hundreds of options to choose from to meet everyone's individual tastes and nutritional needs.
Check out some top plant-based milk options below:
1. Almond Milk
Almond milk doesn't taste anything like dairy milk, offering its own unique light and
- BRIDES | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
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Looking to jump-start your diet, clean up your complexion, or shed last-minute water weight before your big day? Try one of these editor-tested elixirs.
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You work out regularly, and you watch what you eat -- so why do you have to lie down to button your skinny jeans?
Things around you, from the candles on your dining-room table to those super-cute dessert plates, are setting you up to overindulge. "But if you understand the external forces that make you buy and eat more, you can avoid the pitfalls," says Brian Wansink, PhD, a FITNESS advisory board member and the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Here's how to spot -- and sidestep -- 15 diet traps.
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Diet Trap: Eating Slowly
Mom's been telling you for years to stop shoveling in your food, and you know that this bad habit makes you consume more calories. But eating too slowly can also backfire. Research shows that the longer a meal lasts, the likelier we are to reach for a third glass of wine or dinner roll. "Just sitting at the table means a greater chance of nibbling on something, even if you're not hungry,"
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