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A Month Without Sugar-One Dietitian's Day-by-Day Tell-All
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A Month Without Sugar-One Dietitian's Day-by-Day Tell-All

As a dietitian, I've heard of every crazy diet. No dairy, no carbs, no sugar, no tomatoes, no gluten, no fat-you name it, I've heard of it (and have probably rolled my eyes at it). The problem with these restrictive diets is they aren't sustainable and often cause you to crave whatever you gave up. But no matter how many times I tell my clients this, I'm met with resistance.

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Metformin and Alcohol: Pour the Bubbly or Prepare for Bubble Guts?

Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more A diabetes diagnosis isn't a sentence to a life free of fun. People with diabetes can travel the world, climb the corporate ladder, show off their outfits on the 'gram, and be the life of the party. But don't break out the red Solo cups just yet.
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I Went to Sex Ed Camp and This Is What Happened

Share on Pinterest If you had the chance to attend a retreat in the woods to learn about sex education in addition to making s'mores by a campfire, would you do it? Back in August, I stepped out of my comfort zone and went to a sex camp. Ideas of what could be in store popped into my mind: Would there be sex encouraged in the wilderness?
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Can We Talk About the Toll of Binge-Watching?

Share on PinterestGif by Dana Davenport The way we consume media has changed dramatically over the past 5 years. Long gone are the days of waiting week by week to find out what happens next on your favorite show - now streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other platforms have you covered, dropping entire 8-episode series to enjoy wherever you hang your hat.
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7 Tips to Quash Those 'Am I Bad in Bed?' Fears

Share on Pinterest If you've never held a flaccid penis between your very dry and CrossFit-calloused hands and wondered, “Am I doing this right,” or laid with The Butch Of Your Dreams and had her say, “No teeth! Just tongue!” I envy you. Since my first smash, I've carried around a definitive self-knowledge that I am bad in bed.
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Have Diabetes? Step Away from the Epsom Salt

Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Between early morning walks with Fido and hauling your buns up the stairs at work, your feet can take a beating. Throw diabetes into the mix and your tootsies could need some serious TLC. Having diabetes, you're more likely to seek out sole self-care due to poor circulation and nerve damage.
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This Is the New Love Language for Plant Parents

Share on Pinterest Propagating plants might sound like a daunting task, but we're not talking about the art of repopulating a national park here. This art of breeding a new plant from a part of your old plant is the love language of our generation. We think of it as akin to the millennial way of gifting a pet, without pet rent.
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The Incredibly Social and Diverse World of Bookstagram

Share on PinterestDesign by Lauren Park I first started using Instagram when I was a senior in college. My first app-friendly smartphone was a BlackBerry with horrific camera quality that made my pictures barely decipherable. My Instagram account was a haphazard mix of grainy dog pictures, snaps of day-to-day oddities, and increasingly, books I was reading.
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Psoriasis vs. Herpes: How to “Spot” the Difference

Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more So, you've spotted itchy, red, or sore skin down under - and we don't mean Australia. If it's been there for a few days and doesn't seem to be improving, it could be one of several skin conditions, such as genital psoriasis or genital herpes.
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Drink These Throughout the Day for More Energy

Share on Pinterest Picture this: You wake up exhausted after a night of tossing and turning and nearly throw the alarm clock out the window when it goes off. We've all been there. Instead of reaching for that fourth cup of coffee or sugary energy drink, consider some better options for staying hydrated and awake.
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Why Is My Skin All Red?

Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest So you woke up today with a red patch of skin. Great. You know your body is trying to tell you something, but the discoloration isn't spelling out what the problem is - or how to fix it. Skin redness isn't always a big deal, and sometimes the problem will go away on its own or with simple at-home measures.
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How Effective Is Each Birth Control Method?

It varies Although birth control can be an effective way to prevent unintended pregnancy, no method is 100 percent successful. Each type has pros and cons, including how effective it is. Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUD) and hormonal implants are the most effective forms of reversible birth control.
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I Love Working Out with Bodies Like Mine

Share on PinterestIllustration by Brittany England All my life, I've navigated through the world with a plus-size body. The remarks people have made about my body used to shock: comments about my round belly or the food I ate, or the question of whether I ever thought to take part in any physical activity.
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You Need to Hear This: Stop Working After 6 p.m.

Share on Pinterest Everybody is hustling. At this point, this message feels spiritual. Business deities like Jack Ma and Elon Musk have gone on record to say employees should consider it a “huge blessing” to work 12-hour days. On the self-employed side, many worship at the altar of Gary Vaynerchuk, the brash media titan from NYC who advises startup founders to work 18 hours a day.
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Here's the Secret to Zac Efron's 'Baywatch' Workout Routine

Share on PinterestDesign by Dana Davenport I'll say it right now: I remember very few things about 2017's “Baywatch” movie. However, Zac Efron's bulging biceps and washboard abs will forever remain emblazoned on my brain - so thank you, Hollywood. And another thank-you to Patrick Murphy, the Los Angeles-based certified fitness pro who whipped Efron into Google-worthy shape (that's how you got here, right?
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A 2-Step Guide to Getting Out of Toxic Friendships

Share on Pinterest If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. As the old saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer, because that drama can be fuel for creativity. But there's a fine line between watching “Gossip Girl” and living out the plot.
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The Happy Gut: Diet Tips for Stomach Ulcers

Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more We've all been there - a late-night taco slathered in spicy sauce leads to a night of burning tummy discomfort. But what about when that familiar discomfort turns into something more? Symptoms of dull stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and weight loss, burping, acid reflux, feeling full easily, and always feeling hungry yet having no appetite, could indicate a stomach ulcer (aka peptic ulcer) is to blame.
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Woo Curious: Channeling Self-Love on the Super New Moon

Share on PinterestIllustration by Irene Goddard Sweet, sweet Libra: the sign of balance, fairness, partnership, and even love. The New Moon is when we set our intentions for the weeks to come; and with Libra as our guiding constellation, this week's tarotscopes are going to be focused on finding your personal equilibrium.
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The Best Soaps and Shampoos for Peeps with Psoriasis

Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Share on Pinterest One of the bummers of psoriasis? It can make your skin extremely sensitive to certain skin products. “Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition in which the body has increased turnover of skin cells, which results in scaling red patches on areas such as the elbows, the knees, and the scalp,” says Rajani Katta, MD, board-certified dermatologist and author of “Glow: The Dermatologist's Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet.
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