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It’s Time To Start Eating Fat Again!

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How many diet crazes can you name? A few come to mind for me: the cabbage soup diet, the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet. While I don’t disagree with all aspects of these diet crazes—and I even follow a few of their principles—one diet craze that I’m happy has ended is the low-fat diet. We are truly starting to realize that it’s time to eat fat; that eating fat will not make us fat; and that certain low-fat foods are far worse for us than we first thought!

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3 Reasons You Should Try a Cycling Class

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Spinning is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the country, and for good reason. It offers major benefits for all ages and fitness levels, and it’s a great way to get in amazing shape. With upbeat music and classes that emulate a nightclub scene, it’s hard to imagine another workout that offers so much fun in just an hour. Let’s explore three reasons why you should try a cycling class this week!

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Dieting? 6 Ways to Limit Calories Consumed at a Buffet

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A few months ago, you embarked on a healthier eating plan. At the same time, you also started working out at the gym several times a week. So far, you’re thrilled with the results of your new, healthy lifestyle. You’ve lost some weight and feel better than you ever have felt in your life. After recently receiving an invitation to a family reunion, you were initially excited. However, your excitement quickly turned to panic when you discovered the event is scheduled to be held at a local buffet restaurant. You’re afraid you’ll be lured by the sights and smells of your old favorite, fattening foods. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following 6 ways to limit calories consumed at a buffet.

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good carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Discerning the Difference

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Even if you’re aiming for a high-fat, low-carb diet, you’re going to be taking in some carbohydrates — even the strictest ketogenic dieters need a few vegetables to round out their nutritional profiles. As you increase the number of carbohydrates you allow yourself in a day, the problem of discerning quality carbohydrates from bad ones becomes increasingly important. Keeping to the healthiest vegetables as a minor side for one or two meals is fairly easy; doing so when a large portion of your caloric intake comes from carbs is not. Today, we’ll be talking about what makes a good carb good and a bad carb bad and where to look for each kind.

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Reading Food Labels: What Your Food is Trying to Tell You

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When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, regular workouts and a nutritious diet go hand in hand. But how do you avoid fads and falsehoods when it comes to advice on what to eat? Begin with a clear understanding of how to select the healthiest foods to fuel your body. That means understanding the ingredients when reading food labels, choosing the healthiest whole foods and avoiding calorie-laden foods marketed as healthy.

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