Sam Smith Weight Loss
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Sam Smith Lost 14 Pounds in Two Weeks — Find Out How He Did It!

Originally posted 03/17/2015 05:59PM

A lot can happen in two weeks — just ask Sam Smith!

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Cindy Crawford Launches New Healthy Meal Service: ‘It’s Not a Cleanse’

Originally posted 02/12/2015 04:53PM

Getting a body like Cindy Crawford’s may have just gotten a little easier.

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Best News Ever: Study Shows That Drinking Red Wine Could Help Burn Fat

Originally posted 02/10/2015 12:38PM

Red wine drinkers, rejoice!
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FILED UNDER: Food News , Health , Nutrition , Wine

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Michelle Obama: We Stopped Eating Boxed Mac ‘n’ Cheese ‘Because Cheese Dust Is Not Food’

Originally posted 02/09/2015 01:46PM

It’s hard to believe there was ever a time when Michelle Obama wasn’t on a healthy-eating track.

But, prior to entering the White House, she learned on a visit to her daughters’ pediatrician that their diets weren’t as good has they could be. “I thought we had it all together,” says the First Lady, who graces the cover of the Cooking Light‘s March issue. It’s the magazine first non-food cover in its 28 years of publishing.

Less takeout and processed foods, and more healthy home-cooked meals helped the full-time working mom turn it around.

“By the time we went back for the next visit, our pediatrician said, ‘What have you done? I haven’t seen these [body mass index] numbers change in this way in a while,” Mrs. Obama recalls in the magazine’s Family Dinner issue.

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Now celebrating the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! — Obama’s national program to fight childhood obesity — she shares how her own childhood helped shape her views on eating.

“[My mom] was famous for her lemon chicken,” Mrs. Obama shares. “And that was a good Sunday dish.” The rest of the week consisted of roast beef sandwiches (on Monday and Tuesday), lasagna for weeknight dinners, fish on Fridays, and the “unfortunate liver Wednesdays.”

“There was a pattern to what we ate,” she says. “There ware familiar flavors … we would sit around the table with the plastic tablecloth, and that’s when we would catch up and we’d talk about what we were eating, talk about what was going on in the day.”

She now shares the same sentiment with her own family. “[Between 6:30 and 7 p.m.] is the most important time of the day,” she says.

One of her biggest food influences: former White House chef Sam Kass. “He was a core of our processed-food elimination,” she says. “He said, there’s nothing wrong with mac and cheese, but it’s got to be real food … cheese dust is not food.”

For more on Michelle Obama’s interview — and the magazine’s new Let’s Move!–inspired curriculum Let’s Cook! —pick up the March issue of Cooking Light.

–Michelle Ward

Beyonce Valentine's Day Menu
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Beyoncé Launches Vegan Home Delivery Meal Service

Originally posted 02/02/2015 03:10PM

Vegan wannabes, rejoice! Beyoncé is taking all the guesswork out of conquering a plant-based diet.
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Maria Menounos Almonds
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Maria Menounos: ‘I Eat Like I’m Going to Play in a Football Game’

Originally posted 01/28/2015 05:10PM

After covering countless award shows, E! host Maria Menounos knows what goes into prepping for a red carpet.

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RHOBH’s Lisa Rinna: I’m a ‘Dirty Vegan’

Originally posted 11/06/2014 12:15PM

If there’s one word that’s not in Lisa Rinna‘s vocabulary, it’s “diet”.
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9 Low-Fat Foods You Shouldn’t Eat

Originally posted 10/02/2014 11:26AM

Don’t automatically assume that a food with “low fat” on its label is better for you or will help you lose weight.
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FILED UNDER: Expert Tips , Health , Nutrition

LeBron James Weight Loss
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LeBron James Didn’t Eat Any Carbs, Sugar or Dairy on His Strict 67-Day Diet

Originally posted 09/25/2014 04:47PM

When it comes to weight loss, LeBron James does not mess around.
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Harley Pasternak: Skip Store-Bought Salad Dressings — and Use These Recipes Instead!

Originally posted 09/17/2014 04:57PM

Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. Tweet him @harleypasternak.
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