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Don’t Be Afraid To Skip Breakfast (578 hits)
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is an all-too-common phrase that I secretly dislike, as the supposed benefits of eating this traditional morning meal have been totally misconstrued by both health experts and enthusiasts. ...
Posted Monday, September 25th 2017 at 7:57PM
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Forget the Sugar, Eating Carrots is Good for You (831 hits)
Often referred to as the “King of Vegetables”, carrots are among the world’s most popular health foods. And, believe it or not, carrot juice is as beneficial as the carrots themselves. But, interestingly, carrots are frequently shunned for being high ...
Posted Monday, September 25th 2017 at 7:34PM
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Simply Delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte (795 hits)
Tis' the season for pumpkin spice-flavored everything! This holds especially true for all things coffee. Here's my new favorite homemade latte recipe that's totally free of added sugars and artificial ingredients. Whether you're health consciou ...
Posted Monday, September 25th 2017 at 7:27PM
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DID YOU KNOW: September is Whole Grains Month. (488 hits)
Despite all the controversies surrounding whole grains foods, they are undoubtedly nutritious and come with a laundry list of health benefits. Here are some nitty-gritty basics on them. www.NinaCherieFranklin.com #WellnessWednesday #WholeGrai ...
Posted Monday, September 25th 2017 at 7:23PM
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The Skinny on Being Fat (1144 hits)
Think having a “normal” body weight equates to being healthy? If your answer is yes, you’re sadly mistaken. Unfortunately, when it comes to measuring health, many rely solely on the scale. While the scale reading generally provides a quick glim ...
Posted Saturday, September 2nd 2017 at 9:24PM
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3 Simple Hacks for a Healthier Labor Day (989 hits)
t's Labor Day weekend. The last holiday of the summer season has finally arrived! Believe it or not, I generally suggest giving yourself permission to eat a little more during the holidays. This type of flexibility represents a realistic approach ...
Posted Saturday, September 2nd 2017 at 9:09PM
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What the Health: When Advocacy Goes Wrong (1016 hits)
I’ve received dozens of emails asking me to review What the Health, a follow-up food documentary from the creators of Cowspiracy, which is currently available on Netflix. I honestly didn’t want to watch it. From the teaser trailers and social media d ...
Posted Saturday, August 26th 2017 at 3:45PM
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Protein-Rich Tacos with a Homemade Seasoning Mix (1033 hits)
I’m an absolute and all-around fan of tacos. From soft to hard shell, traditional to creative, meat-filled to meatless, I’ve tried just about every type of taco there is. In my home, we have “taco night” once or twice a month during which time I lay ...
Posted Saturday, August 26th 2017 at 3:41PM
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Understanding the Very Basics of a Good Skincare Routine (936 hits)
Pimples, blemishes, and acne are common skin problems that span far beyond puberty and the teen years. I’ve personally suffered with quite a bit of acne as an adult, most of which began when I started getting ‘professional’ facials and experimenting ...
Posted Saturday, August 26th 2017 at 3:39PM
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5 Highly Effective Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite (647 hits)
Cellulite is a common skin condition that involves an appearance of bulges and dimples on certain areas of the body including the hips, buttocks, and thighs. Women are mostly affected by cellulite and it is closely linked to factors like genetics, ...
Posted Tuesday, June 6th 2017 at 9:08PM
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Diurnal Fasting: What It Is and Why You Should Try It (696 hits)
The evening of Friday, May 26th marked the beginning of #Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm) celebrated by millions of Muslims worldwide. Through June 24th, practicing Muslims will be refraining from all foods and beverages during t ...
Posted Tuesday, June 6th 2017 at 8:53PM
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8 Strategies for Naturally Boosting Libido in Women (1256 hits)
Low libido (sex drive) is a common symptom experienced by women as they move through different stages of life. Women experience reduced sex drive for various reasons including decreased arousal or satisfaction, an inability to reach orgasm after adeq ...
Posted Sunday, June 4th 2017 at 10:48AM
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The 6 Worst Weight Loss Methods Ever (699 hits)
One out of every 3 adults is trying to lose weight yet nearly 70 percent are still overweight. Of those folks who are lucky enough to experience weight loss, over 90 percent subsequently experience weight regain within a 3-5 year period (or less). So ...
Posted Tuesday, February 28th 2017 at 9:17PM
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The Secret to Great Abs (1335 hits)
Seems like everyone these days complains about their midsection. In fact, one of the most common questions I am asked by clients, friends, and family is: "How do I get rid of this?"—Of course, referring to the infamous belly protrusion. Interestin ...
Posted Tuesday, February 28th 2017 at 8:41PM
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Quick and Easy Ways to Slim Your Thighs Without Weights (1348 hits)
Looking for effective ways to slim your thighs at home? Here are five simple exercises that get the job done! No weight training equipment required. http://ninacheriefranklin.com/be-fabulous/quick-and-easy-ways-to-slim-your-thighs-without-weig ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2017 at 8:20AM
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Why You Should Lift Weights During Pregnancy (886 hits)
Exercise is generally an excellent way to stay healthy and physically fit during pregnancy but weight training has a unique set of benefits. Check this article out: http://ninacheriefranklin.com/get-fit/why-you-should-lift-weights-during-pregnancy ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2017 at 7:57AM
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Belly Fat: Five Ways to Lose the Pooch (793 hits)
These days belly fat is indeed one of the most widely targeted areas of the body among men and women alike. Walk into any gym and you’ll find countless people spending a large majority of their workout time engaging in 'belly fat boot-camp' on "ab" p ...
Posted Saturday, December 10th 2016 at 11:28AM
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Tip to Dieters and Weight Watchers: Beware of the Grocery Store Tasting Station (723 hits)
Are you one of the many folks who love to frequent the grocery store for the sole purpose of getting free samples of meats and cheeses, cereals, snack foods, pre-packaged meals, and desserts? Be careful, as just a few "free" samples can cost you well ...
Posted Saturday, November 12th 2016 at 12:20PM
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The “Freshmen 15”: Six Simple Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight (1503 hits)
With every passing year a new pool of incoming college freshmen are faced with the sudden risk of double digit weight gain commonly known as the "freshmen 15". While some folks call it fiction, the fact of the matter is that many students do experien ...
Posted Saturday, November 12th 2016 at 12:09PM
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5 Cheap and Convenient Ways to Burn Fat Fast (983 hits)
Performing cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is one of the best ways to burn calories and melt away excess fat. Now, in spite of popular belief, this type of exercise doesn’t require expensive, monotonous equipment or even a substantial amount of your ...
Posted Saturday, November 12th 2016 at 12:00PM
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Try This Low-Impact Way to Tone Up, Boost Metabolism, and Strengthen the Core (625 hits)
If you are overweight, have joint-related issues, or are just bored with your current workout routine, water resistance exercise may work for you. This type of exercise allows you to work out easily without the discomfort and strain on your muscles a ...
Posted Saturday, November 12th 2016 at 11:59AM
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Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals (1324 hits)
It is virtually impossible to achieve and/or maintain weight loss without setting both long- and short-term goals. Above all, these goals must be realistic. If someone has a goal of losing 100 pounds in six months this is not very realistic. Consi ...
Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 6:53PM
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Red Meat: Nutritional Friend or Foe? (1799 hits)
I recently had a thought-provoking conversation with a colleague of mine who was born and bred in Greece. It all started when I mentioned how the "Mediterranean Diet" seemed to be the next hot topic in the research arena after which he facetiously re ...
Posted Monday, September 12th 2016 at 6:51PM
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The Best Weight Loss Plan for "Big-Boned" Women (1678 hits)
Many people who are legitimately overweight and/or obese have a tendency to misconstrue the term "big-boned" in order to justify their size. However, there are certain people who naturally have larger frames due to a relatively larger bone structure. ...
Posted Saturday, June 4th 2016 at 1:13PM
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Stress: A Major Culprit Behind Weight Gain, Belly Fat, and Chronic Disease (986 hits)
Are you frequently exposed to stress due to work or school, conflicts with family or friends, or even while sitting impatiently in a traffic jam? Although such situations may seem harmless, with prolonged and repeated exposures these simple stressors ...
Posted Saturday, June 4th 2016 at 12:57PM
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