Weight Loss

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Your Daily SEPTA Ride Is Good for You (This Is Not a Joke)

Most days, I don’t think my commute on the El is doing much for my life — I mean, aside from upping my gratitude for […]

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The Checkup: Why Hearing This While You Eat Could Mean Good Things for Your Waistline

• There is nothing worse than sitting on the train into work and listening to a stranger chew every last bite of their on-the-go breakfast. That […]

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The Checkup: Science Says This Calorie-Free Trick Makes Your Food Taste Better

• New research shows Instagramming your homemade green juice or your avocado toast at Bluestone Lane, while it will certainly earn you a few eye rolls, delays […]

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The Checkup: The Easy, Exercise-Free Way to Boost Your Health This Week

• Do you have any plants in your home or office? No? You might consider getting some greenery this week, as indoor plants can not […]

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The Checkup: How Counting Calories Can Sabotage Weight-Loss Success

• Last week, certified health coach Jolene Hart told us she’s not into counting calories, and focuses on the quality and nutrient content of foods […]

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The Checkup: The Fruits and Veggies That Will Help You Lose the Most Weight, According to Science

• Everybody knows that fruits and veggies are good for you and can help you keep your weight in check. But new research narrows in […]

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The Checkup: This Incredibly Cheap Ingredient Could Be the Key to Slimming Down 

• Chickpeas are many things: incredibly inexpensive, incredibly versatile (Roast them! Make hummus! Dress them and throw ‘em in a salad!), and apparently great for […]

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How This Philly Chef Lost 160 Pounds

You might’ve seen Chef Mike Stollenwerk’s name floating around in the past few months, probably in regard to his newly opened seafood-centric BYOB restaurant, 26 […]

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The Checkup: The Best Winter Foods for Weight Loss 

• Sweater season is wonderful for many reasons. To name a few: During sweater season, it’s totally socially acceptable to hibernate on your couch all […]

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The Checkup: Stop Talking About Your New Year’s Resolution If You Actually Want to Make It Happen

• If you made a New Year’s resolution — you’re going to run your first marathon, or you’ve vowed to finally master home cooking, or […]

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The Checkup: 7 Really Good Reasons to Stop Weighing Yourself

• It’s time to back away from the scale — for good. If you’re obsessed with weighing yourself, you need to read this, stat. [Prevention] 

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Penn Study: Changing Diet, for Better or Worse, Affects Sleep in a Big Way

Raise your hand if you are always tired. Like, so tired that you would not be surprised if you fell asleep at your desk right […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Carbs

While at a rookie camp for an NHL team, I asked the players what they eat at Chipotle. A few of them raised their hands […]

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The Checkup: How to Eat Well — And Keep Your Weight in Check — Without Dieting

• You’ve probably heard of the “everything in moderation” approach to eating — that is, allowing yourself to eat a little bit of everything you […]

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The Checkup: 7 Foods to Reach for When You’re Desperately Trying to De-Bloat

• Confession: I ate approximately 1,879 biscuits this weekend. I know, it was crazy. But I was just trying to free up some room in my […]