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Dessert Hummus: Fad or Forever??

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If I say “dessert hummus,” what’s your “gut” reaction? Is it…”Yum! Sounds healthy and delicious!” Or is it, “Oh wow, that sounds like the most disgusting thing ever, along the lines of fruitcake!!” Either way, for whatever reason, Facebook has been spamming ME with sponsored ads about a particular hummus company that was featured on […]

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What Makes You AFRAID to Take Chances? Your “Reptile Brain”!!

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OK, let me back up a second — I’m NOT trying to say YOU have a “reptile brain.” I’m saying, scientists have figured out that human brains are limited by FEAR, the same way it is for other animals. And they call this idea, “reptile brain.”     What does that mean? Basically, it means, […]

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Is It OK to Smoke Socially? How Much Damage Does One Cigarette Do?

So we all know that smoking is terrible for you. But what about those people who handwave the habit, and say, “Psh. I barely smoke at all. How much damage does ONE cigarette do?”     I wanted to find out how much damage “social smoking” does… Not because I’m a smoker myself (obviously 😉 […]

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Celery Juice BENEFITS! (But Is It Cele-Really All That Great?)

I don’t think there’s anyone who’s going to argue over celery juice benefits. (Btw, that’s NOT celery juice, it’s Shakeology. 😉 ) I mean, celery’s high in vitamins A, B, C, K…as well as potassium and water that will keep your skin hydrated and glowing this winter! And celery also has something called phthalides (don’t […]

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“Whipped Into Shape”: Whipped Cream, and Carrageenan Side Effects!

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Ever since I started putting whipped cream on my shakes, I’m getting some people saying “YUM” and doing it too! But other people are asking me, “What about carrageenan side effects?”     Carrageenan is in whipped cream, and I’ve been enjoying that on my shakes lately!! But I get a lot of “Melissa McAllister […]

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Tea to Lose Weight?…NOPE! I “Spill the Tea” on Laxatives

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I’ll cut right to the chase: “Fit Tea,” “SkinnyTea,” “Detox Tea,” “tea to lose weight”…Whatever you call it, it’s BS!! I know you’ve seen “Fit Tea” all over Instagram. Kylie Jenner, the Kardashians, even Cardi B are getting paid to promote these weight loss teas. (I guess you could call them celebri-teas…OK, I’m sorry for […]

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How to Save Hundreds on Groceries Each Year…My Foolproof Tips!!

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If you want to save hundreds on groceries, there’s not just one thing you need to do…it’s a combination of AT LEAST 20 different strategies and considerations!     Survey says…The average American family spends $150 a week on groceries. The average American INDIVIDUAL spends about 11% of their income on groceries/eating out. But certainly, […]

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Romaine Mania! What’s Up with the Romaine Lettuce Recall?

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Is it just me, or does it seem like recalls are happening more often lately?? I know the romaine lettuce recall is scary, but please “romaine” calm… So today’s topic: E. coli! Why does it seem to target our fave foods (and restaurants)? And how do we REALLY know when it’s safe to eat romaine […]

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How Long Should My HIIT Intervals Be?

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Are you new to HIIT, and wondering “How long should my HIIT intervals be?”     It’s a tough question for beginners. And it’s one I’ve been thinking about, since I recently wrapped up filming Transform:20 with Shaun T!! You could call Transform:20 HIIT…Like you can probably guess, it’s 20 minutes a day, 6x a […]

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Can Metabolism Be “Fast” or “Slow”? (Ultimate Metabolism Booster)

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“I have a slow metabolism. His is really fast so he can eat whatever he wants…What’s a good metabolism booster for me??” We’re all used to hearing about “fast” and “slow” metabolisms, without really questioning the science behind the concept… Much like the Food Pyramid, it’s something we accept as folk wisdom, even if it’s […]

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