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Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More
While you may not follow a Paleo or gluten-free diet, here’s a takeaway from both that will help get more veggies into...
This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil
Picking healthy spreads and cooking oils at the grocery store can be pretty confusing. There are many different choices...
Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter
Picking healthy foods at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands to choose from. At lunchtime...
How to Buy a Veggie Burger
This vegetarian mainstay of the grilling season is certainly convenient. But are frozen veggie burgers as healthy as...
How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store
It doesn’t really matter what you call them: wraps and flour tortillas are essentially one and the same—both made with...
5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks
Summer vacation is here and it’s time to hit the road. Whether you're traveling long-distance or a regular on-the-go...
Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces
It’s hard to beat the ease of opening a jar (unless, of course, it’s screwed on super-tight) to help bring pasta night...
Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight?
If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut...
Best & worst energy drinks
Energy drink sales are skyrocketing: from 2011 to 2012 they grew by 14 percent, a bigger jump than any other beverage...
Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol
Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended...
Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar
Most people eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up the sugars in your diet is to limit obvious...
Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains
Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing, like magnesium (which helps the body produce...
Day 4: Eat More Vegetables
Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means...
Day 3: Eat Less Meat
Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely, but cutting back on meat helps you cut back on saturated fat, which...
Day 2: Eat Less Sodium
Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average...
Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food
You can greatly improve your diet and clean it up in a snap by cutting back on processed and packaged foods, which can...
Eat this to live longer
Imagine if there was a food (or category of foods) that could single-handedly lengthen your life. Well, such a wonder...
5 ways to cook healthier in 2014
If you’re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking...
Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully
Hopefully you've enjoyed our month-long diet challenge, and your hard work is paying off on the scale. Our challenge is...
Week 3: Get Social Support to Make Losing Weight Fun
Your social connections—family, friends, coworkers, online buddies—can help you slim down, so use them to to your...
Day 12: Get right back on track when you slip up
Did a coworker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh on the breadbasket,...
Day 14: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight
Wouldn’t you love it if you could eat more and still lose weight? Eating foods that are low in calories, like...
Day 13: Small Changes Add Up to Big Weight Loss
Forget embarking on a dramatic diet shake-up (read: cutting out all carbs or having cabbage soup every day). You’re...
Day 11: Be a Slim Snacker
Snacks can keep your diet on track by preventing your hunger from getting out of control. But if you don’t pick the...
Day 2: Plan Your Meals and Snacks
Having a plan helps you reach for healthy foods when you arrive home ravenous or need a snack in a pinch when you’re on...
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