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Lori Greiner, from Shark Tank, invested $300,000 for a 10 percent stake in a company that makes a product called the Squatty Potty. Howard Stern raved about it. And Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty, has used it every day since she first laid her feet on it. Now, 3 FOFs will have the chance to go to the bathroom like they’ve never gone before.

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The Only Diet Article You Will Ever Need To Read. We Swear! [Sponsored]

What’s a woman to do?

Let’s say we’ve been eating horribly for quite a while and decide we’d better shape up, or we may not be around to enjoy everything we’ve worked so hard to attain all these years. We either run out and buy a gym membership, dash to the basement to use the treadmill that’s been gathering dust for over three years, or scour the internet to find a treadmill that’s been gathering dust in some other woman’s basement.

And, of course, we go on a strict “diet,” which means we either: A) Cut back our food intake so we’re eating practically nothing all day; B) Start the newest, greatest diet known to womankind, that every morning talk show has been touting.

If we actually have the discipline to keep exercising and eating like a bird, or sticking to the diet-of-the-moment, we probably will, indeed, shape up. We’ve done it so many times before, it’s a pretty safe bet we’ll be able to pull it off again. But will we be able to maintain a healthy weight this time? It’s another pretty safe bet we won’t. And so the next vicious cycle begins.

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Don’t Swallow Another Supplement Until You’ve Read This! [Sponsored Post]

Women can be funny creatures.

Fanatic as we may be about staying in shape, by exercising and eating intelligently, we often skip entire meals because we’re A) just too busy, B) not hungry or C) hungry, but figure it just doesn’t hurt to skip a meal now and again.

Oh, but it does. It really does. Think about newborns and infants. They require a certain amount of milk (breast or formula) each day, in order to grow bigger and stronger. If a mother decided to simply eliminate feedings, here and there throughout the week, the baby wouldn’t get all the nutrition it needed. Of course, women over 50 don’t need to grow bigger (we sure don’t!) , but we must make certain to maintain good health and keep up our strength. When we deny our bodies the proper nutrition they need each day, it decreases our chances of doing either. So while a svelte bod may look good on the outside, it’s probably not working so well on the inside if it doesn’t get the proper vitamins and minerals, not to mention things like omega-3s fatty acids and antioxidants.

Let’s stop here, you’re saying to yourself about now. Practically every day, you read or hear about another dietary supplement that one expert or another claims you MUST take. Calcium and D3 for bones; Vitamin C for collagen; Vitamin E to fight cell damage; magnesium for energy and to help your muscles, arteries and heart to work properly. And how can something called “fatty” be good for you? One look at the packed vitamin shelves in the drugstore sends you into a tizzy, and there’s no one around to help. The shops that specialize in vitamins aren’t any better, since the salespeople try to push everything on you, having no idea what you need. What you really need, you’re convinced, is an advanced degree in nutrition to understand all the gobbledygook thrown at you from every direction.

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The Truth About Diet Soda

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5 Minutes That Can Save Your Skin

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Is America’s Love Affair With Soda Over?

We’ve all heard about the “bad” ingredients in soda, as well as its contribution to America’s obesity epidemic. When we found this infographic on the ‘rise and fall’ of soda, we wanted to share it with you. Take a peek, and tell us below which sodas YOU are drinking, or if you’ve given them up!

What Is Food Intolerance And How Can I Treat It?

In recent years, we’re hearing more and more about food intolerances as opposed to food allergies and you’ll have noticed that ‘free-from’ foods are slowly becoming more and more present in supermarkets and in restaurants. But what exactly is a food intolerance and how can you treat it? There is still much confusion over the term, but a number of campaigns are being set up to raise public awareness, an example being the annual awareness month every April for IBS—one of the most common symptoms of food intolerance. If you worry that you or someone you know may have a food intolerance, or want to know more, this short guide will help shed some light on the topic.

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{Giveaway} Vitamix Professional Series Blender

If you haven’t already heard about the groundbreaking new book, Eat Like A Woman, by women’s health expert, Staness Jonekos, get over to her website right now.

While you’re there, make sure to enter her fantastic giveaway for the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender (Value: $650+). It has a reputation for being one of the most high-performing, durable units on the market. The lucky winner can use it to whip up (literally and figuratively) the outstanding recipes in Staness’s book.

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Start Eating Like A Woman

David, the man with whom I live, eats some type of pastry every single day, acting as if it’s the last day he’ll ever be able to consume cake again. He doesn’t gain an ounce. If I ate pastries every single day, I would look like the Goodyear blimp after about a month. No joke. I would.

If this scenario rings a bell, it should. We can eat exactly the same foods as our male friends and lovers (at exactly the same times), and exercise precisely the same way as they do, but our bodies, and our minds, will react quite differently.

I am sick and tired of reading about new diets that promise to change everything, from the size and shape of our bodies to the length of our lives to the level of our happiness. If I see Dr. Oz one more time on my Facebook newsfeed, hawking yet another revolutionary diet or supplement, I will scream. Most of it is pure baloney. You know it. I know it. Even Dr. Oz knows it, I suspect.

So, what’s a woman to do?

Here’s what: Order a new book, immediately, called Eat Like A Woman (and never diet again), by health advocate, Staness Jonekos, and women’s health expert, Dr. Marjorie Jenkins.

Eat Like A Woman (and never diet again) is based on scientific studies that confirm, at last, that what we eat and how we maintain our health and fitness should reflect our physiological, psychological and biochemical constitution, which is completely different from a man’s.

As the subtitle indicates, this is absolutely not a diet book. Like no other book that concerns eating, it teaches women what to eat, why we should eat it and when we should eat it!

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{FOF Woman of The Week} Staness Jonekos

I’ve known Staness Jonekos for four years and I’ve never met a woman quite like her.

She’s (really) smart. (Really) beautiful. (Really) real. Giving. Honest. Forthright. Determined. And she has a generous spirit. Since most of you won’t have the privilege to meet her in person, meet her here. Her new book, Eat Like A Woman (and never diet again), is as smart as she is.

Staness wants every single girl and woman to benefit from the scientific knowledge she’s amassed over the years about nutrition, health and fitness. She’s a true women’s health advocate and her biggest reward is our happiness and well being.

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