Books

The Yoga-Body Cleanse: My Week of Ayurvedic Detox

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This time of year, it seems like everyone's totally revamping their diets. And, I mean, you know how we roll --- moderation is the key, etc., etc., --- but, you know what? Sometimes it takes a week or so of really laying the hammer down to get back to the healthy habits we pushed to the wayside over …
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6 Healthy Books to Read in 2014

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If you're like most people --- including me! --- you've probably vowed to eat a little cleaner and greener in 2014. But just saying you want to do it doesn't make it happen. I know; if only it was that easy! To make a lasting change you want enthusiasm, fun ideas and, of course, recipes to keep your …
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The Parisian Diet: An All-American Book Review

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I own a lot of stripes, I enjoy wearing berets, and I have a hard time turning down wine and cheese. I don't consider myself a Francophile, but I certainly have an appreciation for aspects of French culture. And perhaps a bit of jealousy for the way the French seem to have such an easy time of …
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How Cool Is ‘The Cool Impossible’?

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If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of runners, you need just three words: "Born to Run." People tend to be very much for or completely against barefoot running, and this book is kind of a bible when it comes to this polarizing topic. The Cool Impossible is written by the coach …
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Want to Do a Triathlon? This Book Will Get You to the Finish (With a Smile!)

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Have you found yourself toying with the idea of signing up for a triathlon? You're not alone. The sport has reached an all-time high in popularity, according to Reuters, with the total number of participants rising 59 percent from 2008 to 2011. See? I'm not the only one jawing about it. While …
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7 Fit and Inspiring Books to Add to Your Fall Reading List

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Doesn't this time of year just make you want to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa? Especially if it's after a good workout and shower and you're in your comfy sweats? Yeah, us, too. And to do just that, here are seven books we've recently been sent --- all are fit and inspiring in …
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Clean Cuisine: An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet Book Review (& Giveaway!)

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Here at FBG, we don't believe that there's any such thing as a "perfect" diet --- we're all individuals, and different ways of eating work for different people. (Not to mention that trying to be "perfect" with anything totally takes the fun out of everything.) However, are we always interested in …
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Review: Unleash the Power of the Female Brain (With Giveaway!)

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When I first got Unleash the Power of the Female Brain here at FBG HQ, my first thought was: "Female brain. Why does it have to be a female brain?" Then I saw that the book was written by a dude, and the feminist in me got all fired up. But, after sitting down and actually, you know, reading it, I …
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Book Review: Train Your Brain to Get Thin (and a Giveaway!)

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If you've been reading FBG for awhile, then you probably already know that self-love is an essential part of getting healthy and losing weight. Like, the most important thing EVA. And while that can sound a little hippity-dippity and very Stuart Smalley, it's the truth. We know it from experience, …
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Why Can’t We Seem to Get Enough? Our Review of the Book Craving

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Man, we've been talking a lot about food issues lately, right? First we reviewed this amazingly intense and powerful book on overcoming food addiction, and today we're sharing our thoughts on another book that covers the same topic, but in a much different way and through a much different lens. …
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