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  • Eat Guilt-Free this Summer!

    By Sima Cohen

    July 4, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Summer’s here! Indulge your cravings without packing on the pounds. Enjoy all the flavor and nutrients, and none of the guilt! Each of these recipes can be made in less than 30 minutes. No fancy ingredients or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Just simple, guilt-free recipes for...

  • 4 Best Detoxing Smoothies

    By Sima Cohen

    July 2, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    When summer comes, our bodies naturally crave light cleansing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and drinks. At this time of year, detox is the buzz word! Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties. Cleansing is all about giving our bodies a...

  • Ask Sima - Part IV, Which One’s Better?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 30, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Q: Chia seeds or Flax seeds?
    A: Both are fabulous, but chia is just a little better. Chia packs more fiber, protein, and omega 3′s tan flaxseed. Chia also makes a great thickening agent for soups, sauces and marinades. Use it in place of flour or cornstarch. It’s also great in...

  • 5 Simple Ways for Any New Mom to Lose Baby Weight FAST!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 26, 2013 | 6:16 pm

    First of all, congratulations to Kim and Kanye on the birth of their beautiful new baby, North! We all know that childbirth is a joy-filled experience, but most moms struggle with getting their pre-baby body back, and Kim will certainly be no exception. It might seem that celebrity...

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  • 10 Fun and Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer… Without The Gym!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 24, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    You don’t have to train like an athlete to get fit for summer. These very simple calorie burning exercises are perfect for getting that summer body, and you can do them all without going to the gym! All activities are calculated for a 140 pound woman performing the activity for at...

  • How to Get the Perfect Toned Butt

    By Sima Cohen

    June 21, 2013 | 11:09 am

    Your glutes are the largest and strongest muscles in your body. They consist of three different muscles: gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and gluteus maximus. These three muscles work together to abduct, rotate and extend the hip, and strengthening them can improve your posture and...

  • Juicing 101

    By Sima Cohen

    June 19, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    Juicing is incredibly popular right now, and everyone wants to know if they should jump on the bandwagon. But it’s not a quick answer to weight loss, and there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. These days people everywhere are juicing to lose weight, cleanse, and consume more...

  • The Scoop on Poop!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 16, 2013 | 7:05 am

    For most people this is not a sexy subject. But your doo-doo is a large part of good health, and I think good health is always hot!

    Poop is made up of dead gut cells, leftover indigestible fiber and bacteria. When you eat, that food is processed in your intestines, which are...

  • 5 Best Foods For Lowering Blood Pressure

    By Sima Cohen

    June 14, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    1. Low Fat Milk
    Fight high blood pressure with milk products, which contain calcium, potassium and magnesium. Two to three servings per day is sufficient. Make a milkshake, grab a glass of low fat milk, low fat cheese, or low fat cottage cheese will do.

    2. Bananas
    Bananas are...

  • Lower Blood Sugar With These 6 Foods

    By Sima Cohen

    June 12, 2013 | 7:02 pm

    1. Fiber
    According to a study performed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, increasing your fiber intake might lead to lower glucose levels. These researchers discovered that patients with type 2 diabetes who increased their intake of fiber to 50...

  • 4 Best Detoxing Smoothies

    By Sima Cohen

    June 10, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    When summer comes, our bodies naturally crave light cleansing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and drinks. At this time of year, detox is the buzz word! Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties. Cleansing is all about giving our bodies a...

  • Ask Sima - Part III, Is Spot Reduction A Myth?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 7, 2013 | 11:59 am

    “Is spot reduction a myth?”

    First, let’s define spot reduction. Spot reduction is the idea that if you work a specific muscle group, you will significantly decrease the amount of fat in that area. The most common example is the idea that doing crunches will help you get a six...

  • The Most Evil Sweetener of Them All!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 3, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    America is the wealthiest and the fattest country in the world. We invented Google, we put a man on the moon, yet we can’t lose weight.

    In the late 1970′s, less than 15% of Americans were obese. Here we are, thirty years later and that number has more than doubled. So, what...

  • 10 Protein Power Foods for Rapid Weight Loss

    By Sima Cohen

    May 31, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    So many people turn to crazy fad diets to shed the pounds, because they promise dramatic (and dare I say unrealistic) results. Not only are these diets proven to be ineffective, they can also be very dangerous to your health. Losing weight is quite simple, really: exercise...

  • You Must Eat These Foods to Lose Weight

    By Sima Cohen

    May 29, 2013 | 6:56 pm

    Some people perceive food as our worst enemy. But the truth is, it can help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, stroke, liver disease… and of course, it keeps us from dying of starvation. The health of your body is in direct proportion to your...

  • 25 Tips To Help You Become A Pro In The Kitchen

    By Sima Cohen

    May 9, 2013 | 2:02 pm

    So, you're a beginner? Perfect. A lot of my clients were once, too. Today they invent their own recipes, such as my Pita Pizza and Sweet Potato Fries... some of the recipes you'll find in my 10 Day Shred and 3D-Xcelerated packages. Rest assured, I am not here to turn you into the...

  • Why Diets Suck

    By Sima Cohen

    May 6, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    1. THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL!
    If you are a living breathing female human being you've tried at least one fad diet in your life. And chances are you've tried dozens. There’s no shame in starting a diet! The fact that you want to get in shape and get healthy is awesome. The problem...

  • Ask Sima

    By Sima Cohen

    May 4, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    I get a lot of health and fitness questions from friends, clients, and fellow parents. When it comes to losing weight, it's amazing how much people truly don't know, and we're constantly bombarded with "information" - most of it not true - that can be misleading and confusing....

  • Beat Cravings With These 5 Foods

    By Sima Cohen

    May 1, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    We all have cravings for sweets now and then. Sugar cravings are typically caused by foods you are already eating, which may cause blood sugar to drop, giving you a false sense of hunger and stealing your energy. Thankfully, this is a battle you can win. Here are 5 foods that...

  • 7 Easy Ways to Slash Sodium Intake

    By Sima Cohen

    April 21, 2013 | 5:42 pm

    We’ve all heard of the indulgent “death by chocolate”, but what’s really dangerous is salt. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that one in 10 deaths in this country can be attributed to high levels of sodium. Sugar has been in the crosshairs of every...

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