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The Raw Food Diet: Here’s What You Need to Know

Photo: Twenty20 When the fit and famous praise the raw food diet, we pay extra attention. Celebs like Uma Thurman and Demi Moore claim that the no-cook eating plan has helped them stay in shape, protects animals and reduces their carbon footprint. But if that means we have to quit...
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Infrared Saunas Are Hot Right Now. But Are They Safe?

Photo: Pond5 Saunas, sweat lodges, steam rooms — we all like a good sweat. It’s relaxing and rejuvenating, not to mention that heat has long been associated with a variety of health benefits across many cultures. The latest trend causing temperatures to rise — literally — are infrared saunas. Not...
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5 Language Traps That Are Derailing Your Diet

Photo: Twenty20 You know that success in shedding weight is all about personal motivation and commitment. So it’s probably no surprise that declaring “I’m trying to lose weight” sounds like a floppy half-cooked strand of fettuccine rather than a backbone of intention. “The attitude we have when we approach this...
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Skip the Sweatpants: Your Pre-Thanksgiving Detox Plan

Photo: Pond5 Between gravy, casseroles and grandma’s apple pie, you could end up eating two days’ worth of calories in a single sitting on Thanksgiving. But that’s no reason not to splurge a little on the one day of the year that’s all about eating. After all, who wants to...
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5 Grocery Store Health Traps to Avoid This Thanksgiving

Photo: Twenty20 Whipping up a Thanksgiving feast is no easy feat — but taking the time to make your stuffing from scratch might just be worth it (despite the extra dishes). That’s because the store-bought options staring back at you from the grocery shelf might contain some questionable ingredients, according to...
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7 Weight Loss Tips When the Scale Won’t Budge

Photo: Twenty20 Whether the scale hasn’t budged for one week or six, it’s always a frustrating experience — especially when you feel you’re doing everything “right” to get the weight off. But before you start beating yourself up or throw in the towel on your healthy eating plan, know that...
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Why You Should Eat More Fat and Less Sugar

Photo: Twenty20 Think back to the ’80s and ’90s when buying anything that didn’t don a low-fat label was simply taboo. Back then, butter and egg yolks topped the “do not eat” list, while refined carbs and packaged foods weren’t given a second thought. But times have definitely changed. These...
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6 Sommelier Tips for Spotting Low-Calorie Wine

Photo: Twenty20 It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And the most spirited, too! Whether you’re attending an office soiree or a fete with friends, it’s likely that your holiday party will include alcohol, and lots of it. So should you imbibe? “The benefits of moderate alcohol consumption —...
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