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I Gave Up Added Sugar for a Month. Here’s What Happened.

The sugar addiction is real, you guys. I know I personally have had many nights when I could kill for just a little bit (okay, a lot) […]

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The Checkup: The No-Sink-Necessary Way to Wash Your Face After the Gym

• The gym-bag necessity you’re missing? Micellar water. The water contains oil molecules that work double-duty to remove dirt and hydrate skin, and it can […]

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The Checkup: One Big Culprit Behind Sugar Cravings (and How to Keep Them at Bay)

• You know when you’re out running errands and you skip lunch because you’re so focused on checking items off of your list, then get […]

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The Checkup: There’s HOW Much Sugar in a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?!

• GUYS, a grande pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks has — wait for it — 50 grams of sugar. FIFTY. To put that into perspective, […]

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8 Things I’ve Noticed Since I Kicked Added Sugar

About a month ago, I decided to take on a weeklong sugar-free challenge, ridding my diet of all added sugars, including good ol’ fashioned cane sugar […]

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What Happened When I Quit Sugar for 21 Days

For the past five years, one to two times a year I’ve done my own version of a cleanse or reboot. Generally, I do this […]

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The Checkup: The Expert-Backed Case for Skipping Your Workout Today (Really!)

• If you’re just re-kick-starting your commitment to your New Year’s resolution of getting fit, do know, you don’t need to hit the gym every […]

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The Checkup: 5 Common Pre-Run Habits to Quit Immediately for Way Better Runs 

• If you’re a fan of a good ol’ fashioned pre-run static stretch, you’re going to want to cut that out — research shows it […]

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The Checkup: How to Order a Subway Sandwich Like a Nutrition Pro  

• We all get stuck in airports and have to eat Subway sandwiches sometimes — and the next time that happens to you, my friend, this breakdown of exactly […]

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The Downside of Drowning Your Food in Sriracha (You Know You Do It)

For some, Sriracha — particularly Huy Fong’s take on the hot sauce — is to a meal what breathing is to life. It’s essential. Impossible to […]

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The Case for Ditching Sugar This January

Some people ditch their beloved margarita-fueled happy hours for the month of January (bless their souls) in a quest to complete Dry January — and, […]

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The Checkup: Starbucks Hacks to Healthify Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Order 

• We agree: It’s WAY too early to be talking about pumpkin spice lattes. But that doesn’t change the fact that Starbucks has declared it is, […]

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The Checkup: What to Do When You Can’t Poop

• Fact: Life is better when you’re not too embarrassed to talk about pooping. Everyone does it. So why not learn others’ tricks — in […]

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The Checkup: How to Kill a Sugar Craving the Second It Hits  

• When a craving for a sugary, fried Federal Donuts concoction takes hold of your mind, it can be a beast to fight off. Here, […]

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The Checkup: Does It Really Matter If Protein Powder Is Expired?

• After a disgusting experience with expired milk at the age of nine that’s stuck with me ever since, I am a crazy person when it […]