Lifestyle

  • Carb Cycling: How It Will Help You Burn Fat

    Carb Cycling: How It Will Help You Burn Fat

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    Many people think that losing weight means going without a lot of foods, and the foods that you're not supposed to eat. In many people's minds, are those that provide a lot of carbohydrates. This seems to be a reaction to the "carbo loading" and exercising craze of about 15 years ago. The problem with this thinking is that it's just wrong. We need to get caloric intake from proteins, fats, and carbohydrates; if we get out of balance with these, we could jeopardize our health. But, there's still the problem of losing weight--and yes, many people truly do need...

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  • How 10 Powerful Women Practice ‘Self-Care Sunday’

    How 10 Powerful Women Practice ‘Self-Care Sunday’

    Have you ever looked at a woman on TV or Instagram with the amazing career, three kids, a cute dog, and wondered: When the hell does she do things for herself? We certainly have. So we asked some very influential women—including CEOs, celebrities, an Olympian, and a politician—how they practice self-care Sunday (or Wednesday, or Friday from 3:45 to 4 P.M., because taking a moment can’t always wait for the weekend). We found that self-care looks pretty different depending on whom you ask, and can require setting aside an afternoon, or just taking five minutes to disconnect from the grind....

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  • 4 Tips to Achieve Your Self-Care and Weight-Loss Goals

    4 Tips to Achieve Your Self-Care and Weight-Loss Goals

    The plan, idea, goal, or fitness plan might sound good, it might even feel like a good thing at first, but too often, the change you are trying to make has slipped away or drowned in your full schedule of responsibilities and commitments. Each time this happens, it becomes more difficult to get motivated to try again one more time. Confidence falters. It all feels more daunting. It’s enough to make many reach for a chocolate chip cookie . . . Change isn’t easy. Habits take time to develop and it takes a while to develop new tastes and preferences...

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  • How to Eat Healthy during the Holidays

    How to Eat Healthy during the Holidays

    One of the best things about any holiday is undoubtedly the food - from fresh burrata to Belgian waffles, most of us want to try the local delicacies when celebrating. And rightly so. But then coming home to find none of your clothes fit anymore, especially if you’d been working hard on your fitness previously, is less than ideal. So how do you enjoy your holiday and all the delicious food - and drinks - on offer without sabotaging your health and fitness? Believe it or not, it is possible, as registered nutritionist and author of Re-Nourish, Rhiannon Lambert, explained to us....

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  • Protect Your Magic! 9 Self Care Acts Black Women Should Practice Daily

    Protect Your Magic! 9 Self Care Acts Black Women Should Practice Daily

    For black women, our self-care is vital. We spend most our time caring for the needs of others — family, friends, coworkers and spouses — that we put our own needs on the back burner. Which can obviously be detrimental for us in the long run. So sis, it’s time to take care of yourself. As Audre Lorde said: “Caring for myself…is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” And she is right. While many people equate self-care with lavish vacations, spa days and expensive gifts to treat ourselves, it’s important for you to know that self–care isn’t...

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  • The Importance of Practicing Self-Care

    The Importance of Practicing Self-Care

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    You are sitting in the office; it’s a busy week at work. There’s an important meeting you’ve to prepare for, a social media campaign that you’ve to spearhead, loads of paperwork, and your calendar is jam-packed with tasks and events. So, how do you make room for all these things? You overwork, cancel your yoga session, cut back on socializing, and even skip a few meals. To keep up with this roadrunner form of living, we don’t think twice before putting self-care on the back burner. More often than not, it takes a wake-up call to notice the toll this...

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