Stop Eating Your Stress

Why do we turn to food for emotional reasons? If you really want to be free of this self-destructive habit for good, you need to increase awareness in your eating— this means tuning into your thoughts and feelings on a regular basis, and making needed adjustments to prevent you from reaching for the cookies whenever you’re having a rough moment. (Who doesn’t want a cookie when they are feeling down?)

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Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This grilled salmon with sweet and sour pineapple salsa, courtesy of Eat Spin Run Repeat, will make your mouth water. Salmon, fresh or frozen, is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats and protein. Fresh pineapple is excellent in the accompanying salsa, but you can purchase canned pineapple (in water), and use the leftover juice to marinate the salmon. Read more

Cinco de Mayo Cheesy Veggie Enchiladas Recipe

Get festive this Cinco de Mayo and put together these cheesy vegetarian enchiladas from The Honour System. In this recipe, whole wheat tortillas are stuffed with an amazing mixture of ricotta, spinach, garlic and brown rice. They are then topped with a spicy cheddar cheese and salsa combo before baking to kick it up a notch. Pair these yummy treats with your favorite margarita and you’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time!

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At-Home Thigh and Ab Workout to Die For

Hate going to the gym? Maybe you just don’t have time … Whatever the reason, that is no excuse not to get a little movement into your day. You can try a few at-home exercises created by Nicole Winhoffer, new global trainer for Adidas and ambassador for Adidas by Stella McCartney. After getting through these exclusive thigh- and ab-tightening moves from Madonna’s former fitness guru, you’ll feel better and stay on track for your fitness goals. Read more

Trendy Spring Colors for 2015 – What’s Your Color?

Every year we see different trends with fashion, colors, the ins and outs of what’s hot with makeup and style … If you put on a fresh face, or show off high cheek bone contours, you will be among the “in” crowd of beauty beacons. You’ll also find yourself in the winners circle with the addition of glossy highlights on high points of your face. But, what about color? Let’s check out some of the exciting picks for this season. Read more

2015 Food Trends for the Hungry and Informed

When you think of food, eating, grocery shopping — what changes have you made to your habits lately and why? More importantly — what changes should you make?

The April 2015 issue of Food Technology features insights on the top food trends for 2015. The data is gathered from a multitude of industry resources to come up with the top trends. Read more

Can Chocolate Help You Lose Weight?

Yes it can. At least, that is what a study says performed by German researchers, published this week in the International Archives of Medicine.

Confusion reigns in the diet world, with conflicting recommendations for diets that range from high-protein to low-carbohydrate and even high-fat. According to many nutrition researchers, the problem is that these tools are too blunt. “What is important is the specific combination of foods in your diet,”says lead author Johannes Bohannon, research director of the nonprofit Institute of Diet and Health. “Just lowering the proportion of carbohydrates is not a reliable weight loss intervention because it has different physiological effect depending on the bioactive compounds in your diet.” Read more

Can’t Stretch Like Mr. Fantastic? No Problem. You Can Still Do Yoga

 

There are many misconceptions about Yoga. Many people seem to think it’s all about contorting your body into unnatural shapes – pretzels for example – or getting on your downward dog. A lot of what’s posted on social media (um, Instagram) support this intimidating misconception. Let’s see if we can change your mind. Yoga is not just for ex-dancers and gymnasts—or girls. Don’t miss out on what could be transformational for you.

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Chocolate Black Bean Truffle Cookie Recipe

You expect to see them in a simmering pot of stew, a bulky burrito or a spicy rice dish. But black beans in your dessert? It’s a foreign – even shocking – concept. Don’t let dinner visions sway you from trying these rich, decadent, bean-based truffle cookies. When combined with cocoa, coconut oil and natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup and vanilla, those petite protein powerhouses go completely undetected, creating a healthy, chocolaty treat you won’t be able to resist. Read more