Building Salads for Weight Loss

You’re trying to lose weight, so you eat more salads. When prepared the right way, salads can be an effective weight-loss tool. Unfortunately, salad bar options and fast food salads aren’t always what you’d call diet-friendly. With the wrong toppings and dressings, salads can easily become so high in calories and grams of fat you might as well have eaten a pizza or hamburger.

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Stay Hydrated in the Summer

Water quenches your thirst and cools you down on a hot day, but it does a lot more than that. Water makes up 60 percent of your body weight and is used by every tiny cell in your body to carry out bodily functions. Without water, you can’t survive more than a few days—at most a week. Your body is constantly losing water through sweating, breathing, and digestion, so you must regularly replenish lost fluids or your body will become dehydrated.

If you’ve ever wondered what the big deal is about drinking water, wonder no more. Here are a few ways water is essential to life and health.

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The Truth About Healthy Snacking

We’ve talked about diets in the past, and it’s no secret that you can’t out-train a bad diet. Watching what you put into your body is crucial to effective weight loss, but it isn’t the only factor, you must create a lifestyle of health and fitness. And we all know that snacking is the enemy of a healthy lifestyle. You think “a few cookies won’t hurt” but you’d be wrong. Let us explain.

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Should You Take More Naps?

You know those random moments in the middle of the day when you start to feel sleepy, like if you could maybe take over that couch in the break room for a couple minutes you’d feel ready to dominate the rest of the day? Well, naps have been proven to improve productivity and awareness, but they do have some downfalls as well.

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7 Ways to Eat Clean

You’ve heard people talking about it, from friends to bosses to neighbors, that they’re “eating clean.” What exactly does this mean, though? Is it like a paleo diet, or no meats and dairy? There’s a lot to clean eating, and we’re going to tell you how it’s done.

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Why You Need More Vitamin B12

With so many vitamins and minerals out there, it’s hard to know if you’re meeting the daily-recommended amounts of each. Vitamin B12 is one nutrient many people are lacking in their diet. Unlike vitamin D and vitamin K, your body doesn’t make its own vitamin B12, so you have to get it from the food you eat to get it at all.

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7 Foods That Fight Fat For You

Here’s some good news: you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. In fact, drastically reducing your calorie intake to shed pounds will backfire in the end. But wait—there’s more good news! You can still eat delicious food and lose weight. By eating the right delicious foods, you can actually increase your metabolism, which helps your body burn fat faster and more efficiently. Do this, and you’ll lose weight faster and easier.

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