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Half-Pound a Week to Burn Like this…

How to Lose an Extra Half-Pound a Week Good news: The effects of a tough workout may last a lot longer than the time you’re in the gym. Thanks to excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC)—also known as the “afterburn effect”—your body may continue to torch calories for up to 36 hours after you stop exercising….

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Midwestern Steak Salad

Midwestern Steak Salad Make your own lean, clean and mean meal with 24 Carrot Life‘s protein-packed Midwestern steak salad. With most salads, the empty calories and fat are in the dressing, but you can solve that by fixing your own creamy avocado-yogurt dressing. This salad makes an epically satisfying power lunch complete with fiber-rich beans and…

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5 Reasons Why Fat Is Good for Weight Loss

5 Reasons Why Fat Is Good for Weight Loss Remember the low-fat diet craze during the 80s? Today, many people still believe you have to drastically reduce your fat intake to lose weight. The good news is this is not true. In fact, a2007 review by Harvard researchers found that weight loss is possible with…

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10 Easy, Healthy Cooking Hacks

10 Easy, Healthy Cooking Hacks If you find yourself relying on restaurant takeout or processed convenience foods more than you like, we feel you. Making time to prepare healthy, home-cooked meals can seem like a chore, especially if it’s not yet part of your daily or weekly routine, but it’s really a key component of…

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The Ultimate Way to Organize Your Fridge

The Ultimate Way to Organize Your Fridge Your fridge isn’t just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixins in optimal conditions. Not only do refrigerators have different compartments that serve different purposes, they also have different temperature zones. This means that if you’re…

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Blueberry-Spinach Power Salad

Blueberry-Spinach Power Salad Blueberries are loaded with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Enjoy more of this superfood in your life with Eating Bird Food‘s blueberry-spinach power salad! Pack this salad and dressing in separate airtight containers for a nutritious and light lunch at work. Blueberry-Spinach Power Salad Ingredients For the Blueberry Tahini Dressing: 1/2 cup (75 grams) blueberries 2…

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Easy Slow Cooker Minestrone

Easy Slow Cooker Minestrone Warm up your Crock-Pot (and your belly) with this sip-able slow cooker minestrone. The soup features a hearty mix of carrots, beans, celery, onion and noodles. It’s great for those days when you want to keep lunch simple with soup and crackers. You can also make a batch in advance, and…

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The Sleep-Weight Connection

The Sleep-Weight Connection   Ever feel like you don’t get enough sleep? You’re not alone. The National Institutes of Healthrecommends dedicating 7–8 of the 24 hours we are given in a day to sleep. Yet, in a 2013 survey, the National Sleep Foundation  found that Americans are getting an average of six hours and 31…

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TOM KHA GAI (THAI COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP)

TOM KHA GAI (THAI COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP) We aren’t surprised that tom kha gai is a favorite dish around the world. This spicy and sour hot soup is loaded with lemongrass, coconut milk, and ginger – giving it some serious flavor.   INGREDIENTS   1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 teaspoons Thai red chili paste 4…