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5 Healthy Ways to Detox Post-Turkey Day

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Can we go ahead and call it? Thanksgiving is the most epic of holidays. It’s one of the only times when eating as much as possible is not only acceptable behavior but downright celebrated. The only downside is that all that stuffing tends to leave us, well, stuffed. Before you bid a tearful goodbye to your skinny jeans forever or opt for more drastic measures, turn to this roundup for a little wellness inspiration. Our detox menu will blast away bloat and ensure you kick off the approaching New Year (yeah, remember resolutions?) as the picture of good health. 

1. Take 10

Think staying healthy requires a hefty time commitment? Think again. Each of these wellness breaks only takes ten minutes or less to complete. Make them a part of your daily routine, and we guarantee you’ll see a difference, inside and out.

2. Take it to the Streets

And by streets, we of course mean taking your fitness quest to the great outdoors. When temperatures plummet, runners fall in one of two categories: those who resign themselves to the treadmill, and those who layer up and tough it out. Planning to brave the elements? Here’s a checklist of the apparel, equipment, and grooming goods you’ll need.

3. Hunker Down

Often, it’s not a lack of will power but a lack of free time that keeps us from our daily sweat sesh. The solution? Maintain a small, well-curated collection of tools and weapons for your touch screen that will actually serve you well. Here are seven of our favorite apps to help you streamline your routine and simplify your life.

4. Workout, Anywhere

There’s no need to abandon your exercise while traveling. These easy poses by yoga rebel Tara Stiles, founder of New York studio Strala Yoga, will help you de-stress, beat jet lag, recover from plane-induced tummy troubles, and more. Best of all, you can do them anywhere—even a tiny hotel room.

5. Get Your Chocolate Fix

Who says healthy foods can’t taste good? Created by Dr. Lipman and goop, this rich smoothie combines raw cacao (yes, chocolate), honey, and a couple secret ingredients. Find out how to make this creamy treat and why it’s so good for you.

—Ally

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How to Look Great Post-Flight, Tips for a Healthier Summer, The Staycation Guide, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.

  • How To: Look Great After a Long Flight: We know it’s tough to look and feel gorgeous after a few hours in the air. Thankfully makeup artist Nam Vo shared her best pre-landing touchup tricks.

— Geraldine

Summertime sandals aren’t complete without a pretty pedi. Here’s how you can win 100 Color Club nail polishes for endless options of brights and pastels.

Celebrities Are Baring It All for Magazines, Paul Wesley’s Fitness Routine, and More
A growing number of stars have been going nude for magazine shoots lately. Check out this round up of celebs who have stripped down. [Beauty High]
Here’s how the lead hair stylist for The Great Gatsby created the look of the ’20s on over 300 extras in the film. [Fashionista]
Can’t find the perfect shoes to complete an outfit? Check out Joker’s Closet, a new design-your-own shoe website. [Toronto Life]
Celebrity hair stylist, Orlando Pita launched his own haircare line which will be sold at Costco. [Refinery29]
Vampire Diaries star, Paul Wesley, dishes on his fitness routine and what’s inside his fridge. [Q]
Use these budget friendly tips to makeover your refrigerator. [Greatist]

—Charisse

Spring is officially in full swing! Learn how to make a beautiful floral bouquet from guest blogger, Annie Dean. 

(Photo: Allure)

Celebrities Are Baring It All for Magazines, Paul Wesley’s Fitness Routine, and More

Super Dad (and Fitness Pro) David Kirsch on Family-Friendly Wellness

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David Kirsch and his daughters Francesca and Emilia.

A few weeks ago, a few members of our team had a chance to work out one-on-one with celebrity trainer David Kirsch. (Check out their awesome form!) Naturally I was way jealous. Kirsch is known for whipping stars like Heidi Klum and Ellen Barkin into shape, as well as helping regular people overhaul their diet and exercise routines. As the father of two girls, he’s also a pro at creating a healthy family life—I asked him how he does it.

1. I know you started out as a corporate lawyer. What advice do you have for people who are trying to stay balanced in the workplace?

Whether you find yourself in the corporate world, the fashion world, or the fitness world, making health and exercise a ritual is important. Find time for mini workouts—planks or crunches in the morning before you get in the shower—and put alerts in your calendar to remind you to get up and walk around hourly. I also recommend starting each day with a healthy breakfast and brown bagging your lunch. 

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Overcoming Mindless Eating: Guest Blogger

Multi-talented health coach, cookbook writer, wellness speaker, and founder of Walker Well-Being, Tammy Walker is all about making long-term healthy choices. It can be incredibly difficult to make positive food choices all day long (our sweet tooth tends to go into overdrive come 3P.M.), so this week Tammy is lending a hand and sharing her favorite healthy lifestyle tips on our blog.

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One of the biggest roadblocks to managing your weight has zero to do with what you eat and everything to do with how you eat. If you’ve ever sat down with a giant bowl of pita chips only to “come to” minutes later reaching into a pile of crumbs (you know what I’m talking about), then this applies to you. 

Mindless eating is when we eat while distracted, hurried, or in a state of stress or high emotion. It’s also when we overeat without realizing it. Let’s look at what’s really going on in three situations that commonly lead to mindless eating and five techniques you can begin practicing today to become a more attentive eater.

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3 Foods Unworthy of Their Healthy Halo: Guest Blogger

Multi-talented health coach, cookbook writer, wellness speaker, and founder of Walker Well-Being, Tammy Walker is all about making long-term healthy choices. It can be incredibly difficult to make positive food choices all day long (our sweet tooth tends to go into overdrive come 3P.M.), so this week Tammy is lending a hand and sharing her favorite healthy lifestyle tips on our blog.

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While some foods totally deserve the health hype (three cheers for chia seeds!), there’s a surprising group of others whose wholesome reputation is iffy at best. These everyday foods may seem like the right choice for slim and clean eating, but as The Beastie Boys warned, “Listen all ya’ll, it’s a sabotage!” Here are a few secret saboteurs and my favorite healthy alternatives.

Multi-Grain & 7-Grain Breads

The halo: The more grains, the more fiber, the better!

Reality: Many multi-grain, 7-grain, and wheat breads are made with refined grains that have been chemically bleached, stripped of their fiber and minerals then pumped with synthetic versions of the real nutrients. If you see “enriched” or “bleached” in the ingredient list, keep it moving. It’s white bread with a tan.

Better choices: Anything with “whole grain” as the first ingredient. Even better, go with a sprouted grain bread like Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9, which has more protein, B vitamins and folate than regular whole-grain breads.

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