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5 Key Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

It may seem obvious, but as we age, so do our bodies — hormonal patterns and protein production can change. Beginning in our 30s, people lose approximately 3 percent of their muscle mass each decade. This loss is often accompanied by a slow gain in fat, which, along with decreased physical activity, can make it difficult for individuals to...

5 Late Night Eating Myths

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that eating at night means gaining more weight than eating during the day. And, while that is somewhat true, most late night eating myths are nothing more than tall tales used to discourage you from enjoying that popcorn and movie at 2 AM. If you’re the type who loves to snack at...

10 Gift Ideas For The Home Chef

Even if cooking isn't really your thing, you've probably got someone in your life who loves playing the role of the home chef.  They love to cook, they take pride in their kitchen, and they peruse the aisles at Williams Sonoma like they're seeing the crown jewels of all humanity.So, what do you get the home chef for Christmas?  That's...

Tea is Good For You | 13 Valid Reasons

Tea is Good For You
Tea is Good For You You've heard it time and time again - GREEN TEA WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. It’s become such a staple of modern day consumerism that you’re hard pressed to enter a coffee shop or restaurant without the mighty green giant readily available for your enjoyment. But what is it about this masked crusader, and it’s posse...

10 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

10 Best Snacks For Weight Loss
 Best SnacksIt’s been said that the secret to weight loss is in a person’s diet. Certainly, getting in shape and staying active requires some kind of exercise regimen, which can vary in intensity depending on the results desired by the participant. But it’s important to know that many experts, like celebrity trainer Yumi Lee, suggest that working out and...

Southwest Quinoa Salad with Mango (Vegetarian Recipe)

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 Last weekend I went to farmers market knowing I wanted to make something Southwest-ish but I wasn't really sure what that would look like. I don't go to the market with a set plan, because I like to get what looks best and try things I've never seen before. (This is a new thing for me, a concept I...

Lessons from 30 Days of Mindful Eating

Mind ful Eating
 I've practiced mindful eating before. I even read a book about it once.I liked it, but it never stuck as a habit. Food tracking was my habit.This 30-day challenge has helped me form habits I hope to keep. Here's a refresher of what the mindful eating portion of my 30-day challenge is all about: Before I eat anything, I will check in...

Green Tea: Basics

A flavored Chinese green: Uniq Teas's Mean Green Tangerine
Green Tea: Basics Previously we covered black tea (http://gettingbalance.com/black-tea-basics/), now here’s the lowdown on greens.Green tea generally comes from East Asia, and you’re looking at two main areas: China and Japan.Chinese greens are the Ceylons of green tea. They’re cheaper and readily found in popular, mass-marketed teas. If you go out and get a generic green from Starbucks or wherever,...

On Chucking the Scales -Thanks Allure!

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Dear Diary,I have a mad crush on Kjerstin Gruys and it just got worse.THANK-YOU Allure magazine for further feeding my body with self loathing fuel and further fueling my crush. I am grateful that my crush has not transferred from Ms Gruys to the weighing scales, I do not own scales anymore otherwise this blog post may have a...

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