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Four Frozen Protein Smoothies That Make Perfect Post-Workout Popsicles

The days of hot, sweaty workouts are approaching. It’s time to upgrade your after-exercise snack from a boring protein bar and a swig of lukewarm water to one of these refreshing protein popsicles. The formula is simple: Blend, freeze, enjoy.

How To Design Your Kitchen For Healthy Eating [Infographic]

In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab talks about how the subtlest external cues can influence our tendency to eat mindlessly. He believes that with a few tweaks in your kitchen’s physical environment you can be reminded to make healthier choices more consistently.

Lose It! Now Tracks Your Diet By Snapping Photos Of Your Food

iOS/Android: If you’re looking to improve your nutrition but don’t know where to start, popular food tracking app Lose It! now lets you snap a food photo or upload an existing one to your day’s food log. Called Snap It!, the feature makes tracking food more approachable for newbies.

What 'Net Calories' Really Means

When you track calories to try to lose weight, some apps try to be helpful by giving you ‘net calories‘, a number that takes your food and exercise into account. But this can be supremely confusing, and to make it worse, each app calculates it in their own way.

Pack The Best School Lunch By Thinking In Threes

Like any meal, the key to a good packed lunch is balance. A school lunch should be healthy, tasty, and easy enough that you (the parent) actually has time to pack it and ‘thinking in threes’ can help make this a reality.

Little Known Perks Of University Fitness Centres

Fighting off the freshman fifteen doesn’t mean your choices are limited to treadmills and weights. University fitness centres are filled with surprising, fun amenities to help you get in shape, develop healthy habits, and even de-stress before a big exam. Best of all, for many students it’s all free or heavily discounted.

Talk To Your Kid About Healthy Habits Instead Of Weight

Even if your teen needs to lose weight, talking to them constantly about their weight isn’t the best strategy to help them to be healthy, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Focusing on weight or appearance can push kids toward eating disorders. Instead, it’s better to forget about the scale and just help your kid to develop healthy habits.

Sports Drinks Are Mostly Pointless

Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy. Athletes endorse them, and they don’t have the same “liquid lolly” reputation as the Pepsi a few shelves over. But how helpful are they to serious and casual exercisers? Not very, it turns out.

Why You're So Hungry After Swimming

If you always feel ravenous after you get out of a pool, rest assured — it’s not just you. Exercise works up an appetite, but swimming is extra hunger-inducing because it cools down your body.

How To Eat Healthy When Your Roommate Eats Like Crap All The Time

If you’re trying to eat healthy in university, there are a lot of forces working against you: A tight budget, limited choices in the university food court and, of course, your friends and roomies. Here’s some help eating well around your Pac-Man roommate.

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