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The Checkup: The Unexpected Food That’s Packed With Post-Workout Powers

• Sometimes, when my family eats out, a plate will be garnished with a flower and my mom will swallow it right down with the rest of her meal. […]

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The Checkup: The Gym Machines You Should Stop Wasting Your Time On

• Choosing a gym machine over free weights can seem like the logical choice when pumping iron at the gym. Why would you want to venture into the […]

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The Checkup: How to Navigate the Grocery Store Like a Boss (And Save Big Bucks)

• You walk into the grocery store with one thing on your mind: “I just need avocados, I just need avocados.” Then, suddenly, a bright […]

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The Checkup: The Sneaky Mealtime Mistake That’s Screwing With Your Waistline

• Picture this: You’ve just whipped up a healthy meal of quinoa, roasted veggies and salmon for dinner and you’re about to pile food onto […]

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The Checkup: How to Get Envy-Inducing Abs With an Unexpected Piece of Equipment

• Next time you’re looking to squeeze in a killer ab workout, just head to the neighborhood playground, hop on a swing (not your typical […]

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The Checkup: How to Use Up Almost-Overripe Avocados Before They Turn

• Just when you thought you’d seen all that avocado has to offer, it hits you with this: A four-ingredient avocado ice cream recipe — the […]

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The Checkup: Banish Bloat By Filling Your Grocery Cart With These 15 Foods

• Who else ate ALL the Philly Style Bagels this weekend? If you’re feeling a bit bloated, these 15 foods are the answer: From fennel […]

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The Common Weight-Loss Advice That Is Actually Useless

When it comes to healthy-eating and weight-loss advice, the “everything in moderation” mantra gets thrown around like confetti at a New Year’s Eve party. The […]

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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: The Ingredient to Throw on Everything You Eat to Burn More Fat

• With Beyoncé in town yesterday, we feel there’s no better time than now to talk about hot sauce. (After all, Queen Bey does carry […]

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The Checkup: Are You Better Off Drinking a Juice or a Smoothie?

• I feel like I’ve said this a billion times only to have the weather gods turn their backs on me, but here goes: It’s […]

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The Checkup: Why Paper Cuts Are Always So Much More Painful Than They Look

• Fact: When you get a paper cut on your finger, it hurts — really bad. But complaining about a paper cut can make you feel […]

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The Checkup: Why You Regain Weight You’ve Lost, According to a Dietitian 

• Talk of losing weight only to gain it back — and then some — has been all over the place for the past week, thanks […]

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The Checkup: The Secret Ingredient to Make a Better (and Healthier!) Margarita

• The time has come, friends: It’s Cinco de Mayo. So, we’re pretty sure you have a margarita or two in your near future, and […]

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The Checkup: You Can Stop Drinking Skim Milk Now, New Study Says (Hallelujah!) 

• True story: When I was in elementary school, I would go to one of my friend’s houses and drink, like, six glasses of whole milk […]