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The right probiotic for a healthy gut

Without a healthy digestive system, the hours slogging it out at the gym might be worth next to nothing. We take a look at the new probiotic drink making leaps in the science of gut health, PERKii. The probiotic market is ...

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Stay Hydrated

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Chocolate chip cookie dough protein bar

 What you’ll need (makes 10 bars)128 g (½ cup) roasted almond butter270 g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) unsweetened vanilla almond milk1 tsp vanilla crème-flavoured liquid stevia extract1 tsp natural butter flavour168 g (1¼ cups, lightly packed) vanilla brown rice ...

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'Biggest Loser' Made Us Take Diet Pills, Contestants Claim?

More troubling news has surfaced about The Biggest Loser.  Earlier this month, a study published in the journal Obesity revealed that 13 out of 14 former contestants, who each lost an average of 100 pounds on the NBC hit show, were unable to keep ...

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28 Tips From Real Women Who Lost Weight and Kept it Off

Dropping pounds is no easy feat. Here, 25 women share the strategies they used to get slim—and stay that way.  Credit: Getty Images 1 of 30 Real tips from real women by Alison Mango Losing weight is no small feat—it often ...

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?5 Weight Loss Tips from Celeb Trainer Jen Widerstrom

Jennifer Widerstrom knows a thing or two about weight loss. On NBC’s The Biggest Loser, she has a perfect winning average after coaching two winners to the podium (including last season’s Roberto Hernandez). Widerstrom’s speciality? Helping her clients create a tailored plan that works for them. We asked the trainer, ...

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5 Little Tricks to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain

Whether it’s wine tasting in Italy or a backyard barbecue at your pal’s beach house, most summer getaways involve major food indulgences. Plus, many jetsetters adopt an all-bets-are-off mindset, allowing healthy eating habits to go totally out the window during travel. “A vacation eating attitude ...

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Best Chance of a Long Life? Not Too Heavy, Not Too Thin, Study Says

According to current guidelines, people who have a body mass index (BMI) over 25 are classified as “overweight”—which is not considered to be a good thing for your health. But new research suggests it may not be quite as bad as experts thought.  The ...

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Weight Loss Success Story: “I Lost 83 Pounds”

Shannon Mateo, 34, 5′ 1¾”, from Reno, Nev.Before: 198 lb., size 16After: 115 lb., size 2 Total pounds lost: 83Total sizes lost: 7 Shannon’s wearing: Puma Yoghi Essential Layer Tank Top ($ 30, amazon.com) and Puma All Eyes On Me ¾ Tights ...

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Super smoothie recipe

 What you’ll need 2 scoops protein powder (whey or non-dairy substitute)1 frozen banana½ frozen mango1 fresh or frozen kiwifruit½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen½ avocado2 cups coconut water, almond milk or filtered water1–2 tsp maca powder1–2 tbsp chia seeds1 cup spinachIce What ...

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