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9 Delicious Pasta Alternative Recipes

What do mac and cheese, pizza and pasta all have in common? If you answered, “Umm, they’re delicious,” you’d be right. But they’re also heavy in (the wrong kind of) carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. We’ve gathered some of the most notorious processed carb foods and found 9 delicious, low-carb alternatives to satisfy any craving. Just click the 9 recipe titles below for the recipes...

1. Delicious Zucchini Lasagna 
You won’t miss the noodles in this meaty, cheesy lasagna…

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7 Delicious Walnut Recipes Under 400 Calories

An ounce of walnuts offers 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of healthy fat — all of which help you feel full and energized.

They're also a good source of magnesium and phosphorous, important minerals for bone health.

Here are 7 delicious walnut recipes I think you’ll enjoy - just click on the recipe titles below!

1. SWEET POTATO BROWNIES <== Click!
Chocolaty, dense and chewy, these decadent-tasting brownies are actually made with healthy ingredients. Sweet potatoes…

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Strawberries and 21 Ways to Enjoy Them

Strawberries are jam-packed with nutrients, so we wanted to ouline the Top 10 Health Benefits of Strawberries, and then offer 21 Easy Ways to Enjoy Them.

1. Helps burn stored fat
The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. When a group of animals was fed a high-fat diet along with anthocyanins, they gained 24 percent less weight than the animals eating the high-fat diet without added anthocyanins. (The Journal of Agriculture and Food…

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4 Things You Should Do After Every Workout

You crossed the finish line, crushed your circuit routine or cranked out your last set at the squat rack — but you’re not done yet. For optimal health and exercise results, you need to cap off every sweat session with these five post-workout tasks.

1. STRETCH ANY MUSCLES YOU WORKED

Static stretching (Think: bend and hold) is best reserved for after your workouts. A comprehensive review published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports concluded that pre-exercise…

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Benefits of Watermelon & a Delicious Watermelon Mojito Recipe

Watermelon is jam-packed with nutrients, including beta-carotene, folate, vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins, several important minerals, and cancer-fighting antioxidants!

Following are the 13 most amazing health benefits, as well as a delicious Watermelon Mojito recipe. Enjoy!

1. Alkalizing: The key to fighting and preventing diseases is to create an alkaline environment in your body. Watermelons are rich in nutrients that are alkaline-forming and that alkalizes the body.

2.…

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4 Common Weight-Loss “Tricks" That Can Backfire

You don’t have to look too far to see the latest diet gimmicks promising quick and easy weight loss. To set things straight, we’ve debunked some of the most popular weight-loss tricks that frequently backfire.

1. EATING A LOW-CARB DIET
Cutting carbs can be a quick weight-loss strategy for some because it eliminates many highly processed or sugary foods, snacks and drinks from the diet. 

However, most people don’t know that much of the initial weight loss is simply water weight, since…

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6 Appetite-Control Strategies

It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out (to almost any destination) and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon you’re at the local burger joint… diet forgotten.

Or maybe you stick to the “right” foods, but they’re just so good that you can’t have just one portion. We’ve all been there. That used to be me.

The following six strategies have changed the game for me — now I’m healthier, enjoy my meals…

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5 Signs Your Scale Is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Success

We need to talk. It’s not you, it’s us. This relationship isn’t working for us anymore. Maybe it’s time we go our separate ways.

Is that a conversation you need to have with your scale? That little machine that often feels like it’s judging you can be your best friend in gauging your progress when you’re trying to lose weight. But guess what: Not only is it not the end-all, be-all for weight loss, it might be working against you. Is it time to break up with your scale? Here are five signs…

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Top 10 Stress-Reducing Foods

Did you know certain foods help relieve stress? Here are the top 10!

1. Oatmeal
Oatmeal helps get serotonin flowing, a calm-inducing hormone. Go with steel cut or old fashioned oats (instead of instant oatmeal) because they¹re higher in fiber and take longer to digest. Therefore, their calming effect actually lasts longer.

2. Oranges
Oranges make the list because they¹re rich in vitamin C. Reliable studies show that it helps lower blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol, while…

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20 Processed Carb Substitutes

As you hopefully know, processed carbs (those that are man-made, not natural) are high in calories, low in nutrients, and can cause spikes in your insulin.

Well, the good news is there are a variety of healthy, natural “good carb" substitutes that are just as tasty, low in calories, and jam-packed with nutrients. Here are 20 processed carb substitutes (with healthier natural versions) to try – just click the titles for each of the recipes!

1. Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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