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a personal trainer in your pocket: the jillian michaels app [product review]

Personal training is expensive. So are fitness classes and gym memberships. And having someone tell you what to eat all the time (which, if you’ve worked with me before, you’ll know that’s not what I’m about, but that I do

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an immune-boosting elixir to beat seasonal allergies from dr. will cole

If you’ve ever dealt with seasonal allergies, you know how annoying they can be. You feel entirely fine except for a scratchy throat, runny nose and irritating chest congestion. You feel strangely half-sick: not quite enough to justify resting for

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How meditation can help you find your happiest weight: a book review

Weight loss is not something we generally associate with slowing down; at least, I didn’t until quite recently. While I disagree with many that weight loss and weight maintenance needs to be difficult, I’ve always thought about it as being

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the best way to avoid feeling deprived when you cut junk out of your life.

Recently, I found myself in a fascinating conversation with a really cool fellow on a flight back from DC. We got talking about food – of course – and how sugar is such an innocuous additive. I mentioned I’ve been

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crispy baked tofu with shredded veggie quinoa.

I read a great article this week from Summer Tomato on finding your ideal weight. It’s something that I – and I think most people I know – think about a lot.  Despite being on this crazy food-body-health journey for

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good digestion is actually really important.

How many times have you grabbed at your distended tummy and moaned about how ‘fat’ you are? Or felt thoroughly annoyed for an entire day because all you wanted to do was go to the bathroom – but you couldn’t?

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dining out: locally, sustainably, organically + ethically (the app to make it happen).

How many times have you tried to plan dinner out with a group of friends and had a conversation like this: “I just need someplace that has vegan options.””Yeah, and it also has to be gluten-free.””And if Jamie is coming,

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a smorgasbord of decadent food narrative: Best Food Writing 2014.

Alrighty, team. Here’s what I’ve been reading (devouring?) – and loving – this week. I am such a sucker for stories, both true and untrue, about food: this book is a must-share. If you’re looking to up your appreciation for

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Here’s why you should work spirulina into your life. Right now. (PLUS a giveaway!)

Spirulina – that magical blue green algae that pops up in smoothies or the famous, delicious millet dish at Jivamuktea Café in Union Square – is a tricky food to work with. It has a very pronounced flavor (think grass and

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The Way of the Salad: Why You Must Read Terry Hope Romero’s ‘Salad Samurai’.

Have you ever picked up a cookbook and thought, ‘Everything in here looks amazing! How did this author get inside my brain and put all of my favorite foods – and favorite way to eat them [a salad bowl!] –

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Yogi Surprise – and how to get a 20% discount.

Yogi Surprise might be my new favorite thing.  You know that feeling of receiving a gift from someone you like – someone who really gets you, knows what you like, understands how you think, and gives a lot of careful consideration to

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Vegan Foodie Travels: Where to Eat Plants in Munich, Zurich and Venice

You may read this and think, “Eating this way is ridiculous. You’re on vacation. You’re missing out (and overcomplicating things) by not just eating what’s there. A little gluten/ a little meat/ a little dairy won’t kill you.” And I

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vegan eating in the real world: air travel.

Have you ever found yourself frustrated by the experience of traveling, particularly when you’re conscious of what you eat (or when you’re making a concerted effort to do so)? The airport – for many of its modern conveniences – is

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cookbook review: The New Greenmarket Cookbook.

If you’ve ever walked through a farmers market and thought, “I’d absolutely buy that… and that… and that… and that… but I have no idea what I’d do with it”, the New Greenmarket Cookbook is about to become your new

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friday night dinner at natural gourmet institute.

There’s an incredible nutrition and cooking school in Manhattan called Natural Gourmet Institute, whose NYC-based program teaches students to craft culinary masterpiece out of real, wholesome, nourishing food. We’re talking sustainable, organic, local ingredients arranged into balanced meals that not

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hosting an organic vegan dinner party (yes, you can!).

Last weekend, we had a couple of my favorite people over for a little vegan hors d’oeuvres party to watch the newly-released GMO OMG documentary. It was great! Really interesting film (check out my thoughts here) and a wonderful way

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angry. at a domino’s pizza box.

I took out the recycling the other day and dropped a stack of magazines into the bin behind our building. They landed on top of an upside down pizza box with big circusy blue letters, which I found myself trying

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Why you need to see GMO OMG right now.

Go rent it on iTunes. Please. It will change how you think about what you put in your body.  The issue of food security is not something to be taken lightly. Neither is the issue of food transparency. GMO OMG,

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simple sugar-free cooking (the best cookbook I’ve found yet).

Over a year and a half ago, a health coaching colleague recommended I check out the I Quit Sugar program from Sarah Wilson. Like Sarah, I was a sugar addict. Like Sarah, I didn’t look like a sugar addict. I

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seven habits of happy home cooks.

How many times have you said this: “I’d love to cook more at home, but I just don’t have the time”? Cooking at home can seem daunting: there are so many factors to consider, from planning to shopping to actually

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what to use for bread when you don’t eat bread [wrawps review].

Bread. I write about it all the time. Mostly because I don’t eat it. Mostly because it’s a tricky food: something we’ve been collectively taught is healthful, but truly, it’s a refined product that easily throws the body out of

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bring a prep cook + gourmet chef home with you: sweetrootsNYC review.

What would it mean to have a gourmet chef, a prep cook, a nutritionist, and a farmer on speed dial? Rather, on conference call so they could all plan your weekly meals and bring them to you, almost prepared and

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the buzz about bee pollen.

Bee pollen is a truly magical food. It’s a wonderful substitute for sugar, but in addition to its sinfully yummy taste, it has offers a plethora of health-boosting benefits. Usually found in the refrigerated supplement section of the health food

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my favorite tips for eating less (which really means eating more).

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been plowing through an incredible book called Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting by Darya Rose. “Foodist” is a term Dr. Rose uses to describe a certain kind

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Why I’m adding things for Lent instead of giving them up.

I have a great friend who serves as my accountability buddy for a lot of lifestyle-related things – we often text to share successes and plans for the day, such as “Here are my meals laid out for the day

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why raw veganism isn’t doing you any favors (at this time of year).

I have had several clients apologize lately for not wanting salads and wanted to share something in this larger forum to touch one this. 1. Don’t apologize for your food choices. To me, or anyone. Chances are, your choices aren’t

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‘i quit sugar’ check-in: it’s been 14 months!

 I had a little reality check moment with myself the other day: I’ve been off sugar for 14 months. Since before two Christmases ago. What began as an 8-week experiment with Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar has become a permanent fixture

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