8 Foods And Drinks For When You Just Can’t Poop

We remind ourselves every time we feel awkward in the office bathroom: Everyone poops. But then again, there are times when, well, not everyone can. We’ve all been backed up at some point. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, constipation is defined by spending time struggling on the toilet, unusually hard number-twos, and/or going fewerContinue reading 8 Foods And Drinks For When You Just Can’t Poop

What Happened When I Drank Apple Cider Vinegar Every Morning For 2 Weeks

I consider myself a fit, healthy, wannabe wellness goddess. I do CrossFit® five times a week, attend yoga class regularly, frequent local health food joints, and fire up a meditation app during my morning subway commute. My morning ritual, though, is as far from @yoga_girl’s or Gabby Bernstein’s as it can be. It usually starts withContinue reading What Happened When I Drank Apple Cider Vinegar Every Morning For 2 Weeks

Is It Possible To Take Healthy Eating Too Far?

You know the drill—when it comes to healthy eating, veggies should take up most of your plate, fiber keeps things moving through your system, and protein is a must for revving your metabolism. Typically, a healthy diet consists of as many whole, non-processed foods as possible. That means plenty of non-starchy vegetables (like kale andContinue reading Is It Possible To Take Healthy Eating Too Far?

Why You’re Losing Inches But Gaining Weight

Ever started a new fitness program and found yourself feeling more in-shape than ever—but weighing more than before you started? Don’t worry, that’s actually pretty common! “Almost all of my personal training clients, even athletes, notice weight gain at the onset of a progressive strength-training program,” says Erica Suter, C.S.C.S. “They get worked up overContinue reading Why You’re Losing Inches But Gaining Weight

5 Foods and Drinks That Are Zapping Your Energy

We all know the ‘food coma’ feeling that hits after scarfing down a ginormous meal. But even if you’re not diving into a meal of massive proportions, there are some foods that definitely leave you with way less energy than you had before eating. Here, learn about the most common energy-draining foods and drinks—and howContinue reading 5 Foods and Drinks That Are Zapping Your Energy

7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

When we think protein, we think muscle. And while this nutrient is crucial for repairing, maintaining, and building muscle, it also offers a long list of other important functions. “Protein helps our body maintain fluid and pH balance, structures our hair and nails, and supports organ function,” says Pamela Nisevich-Bede, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner ofContinue reading 7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

I Tried The Mag O7 Oxygen Cleanse—Here’s My Honest Account

I’ve always had an unpredictable stomach. Whether it was due to my lactose intolerance (and the fact that I refused to give up fro-yo) or my anxious nature, la toilette and I have had a love-hate relationship for many moons, and any modesty when speaking the language of “bathroom” went out the window long ago.Continue reading I Tried The Mag O7 Oxygen Cleanse—Here’s My Honest Account

8 Possible Reasons Why You’re So Tired All The Time

We’ve all stayed up way too late during a Netflix binge or night on the town—and the following day we’ve all experienced the consequences of getting less sleep than usual. It can really throw you off your game. But sleep deprivation isn’t the only reason for exhaustion. There could be other factors behind your 24/7Continue reading 8 Possible Reasons Why You’re So Tired All The Time

90-Day Make It Count Challenge: Follow Lauren’s Plan

Most people start the new year off with the very best of intentions, ready to take on their resolutions to be healthier, stronger, fitter, etc. full steam ahead. But somewhere around the third week of January, they just…poop out. No judgement here—we’ve been there. But, we do have a solid plan of action for reachingContinue reading 90-Day Make It Count Challenge: Follow Lauren’s Plan