We had the opportunity to speak with famed trainer Jillian Michaels this week. She introduced us to her upcoming book, "Master Your Metabolism," publishing April 7. She talks about working with endocrinologists for herself and Biggest Loser contestants to learn more about the inner-workings of our biochemistry, and how the "frankenfoods" (her name for fake, processed food) we eat play a major role in our health problems and weight issues.
Hear Part I of the Jillian Michaels Interview
In part two, Jillian opens up about her role on Biggest Loser, and suggests her involvement for season eight is debatable. She says she's working with NBC because she "needs certain things" to continue. This current season has been hard on her, saying that she's unhappy and miserable. Hear Part II of the Jillian Michaels Interview
One of the first fruits to ripen in the Spring, these apricot souffles make a lightly sweet dessert that could easily become a guilty pleasure. 63.5 Calories, 3.3g Fat, 3.25g Sugar
3 Ways to Cut Sodium
The average person is supposed to consume no more than 1500 - 2300mg of sodium per day (or 1 tsp.), depending on blood pressure. Most of us are consuming two-to-three times this amount each day. So here are some quick and simple ways to reduce the salt:
Eat Fresh Foods. Cooking your own meals with fresh ingredients will make a big difference.
Read Labels. Choose no-sodium or reduced-sodium canned and packaged items when necessary.
Skip the Instructions. Replace salt in recipes with any other spice or herb.
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Vegetarian for a Week Recipe Challenge
Senior Editor Brandi Koskie is going vegetarian the week of April 6. To prepare, she needs your help finding a recipe. Watch now to learn about the vegetarian recipe giveaway.
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Top 5 Activities to Reduce Stress
It has been proven that stress damages your health and can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight or skin problems, heart problems, and can also weaken your immune system. Manage stress in your life and regain a sense of well-being by:
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