Are Plastics to Blame for the Obesity Epidemic?

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Lately there's been quite a buzz about phthalates (the stuff that makes plastics and lots of other household products flexible and pliable) and their link to, well—things we don't have a cure for that are on the rise—like cancer and ADHD and, now, obesity. David Edelson, MD and the founder of …
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★FitStars: Tosca Reno, Creator of the Eat Clean Diet

Tosca Reno

You guys ever heard of the Eat Clean lifestyle? To eat mostly minimally processed, natural food and as a result feel better and drop unwanted pounds, without starving? Yep, it's how we eat and basically what we preach here on FBG. The closer your food is to its natural state—being the Earth, not the …
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How to Not Be Intimidated at the Gym

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As you might, ahem, remember, last week I blasted Jackie Warner's book pretty badly. I wasn't meaning to blast her per se , or really even the book, but rather have a discussion about the word "fat." I will admit though that Jackie lost the limelight to my soapbox rant. So, today, we're giving her …
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What to Eat Before, During and After a Workout

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We all know how important nutrition is for not only a healthier life but also a better, more productive workout (especially if you're training for an endurance event). However, there's a lot of confusion as to what you should eat and when. The good folks at Life Fitness are setting the record …
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Off the Charts

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I've been lucky. Through staying active, eating healthy foods (for the most part) and good genes, I've maintained a stable weight for most of my adult life. On any given day, my weight could fluctuate ±4 pounds, but for the most part, I knew the number I'd be seeing when I stepped on the scale. I've …
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How Do You Feel About the Word Fat?

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Earlier this week, Jenn railed on the use of the word "fat" in the title of Jackie Warner's latest book, This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More—and Keep the Weight Off. In fact, Jenn wouldn't mind kicking the F-word to the curb, much like the guy in …
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♪ FitHits: La Roux

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Every once in awhile a song comes alongthat just gets in your brain and gets comfy, staying there for weeks (if not months), and making you a tad obsessed with its beats and lyrics. A song that makes you hit repeat over and over again. A track that you shamelessly blare in your car and at home. For …
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FitLinks: Week of June 14, 2010

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Need a break? Serve yourself up these delicious and healthy links! Agave syrup not a wonder food? Say it ain't so! —That's Fit Canada Intellectual musings from a yogi we love. —Annie Q Syed Need help losing weight and want to blog it? Here's how! —Woman's Day Nike slams butt-firming …
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FitEquip: 3 Things Worth Trying

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Here at FBG HQ we are inundated with requests to try new fitness products. Sometimes it's hard to choose what to review and what not to, but when in doubt we always ask ourselves two questions. First, "What would readers want?" Second, "Will it provide good writing material?" (Hence our reasoning …
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