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The Five Traditional Branches of Yoga

Since ancient times, yoga has been compared to a tree with different branches. These branches epitomize a unique aspect of life. However, these branches go beyond the physical practice of yoga postures and breathing techniques. Most people are acquainted with asanas and pranayamas and assume yoga is all about that. But within the realm of these branches, yoga extends beyond the obvious.

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Why Breakfast Is Not the Most Important Meal of the Day

Turns out “the right thing” really depends on whether you want to eat early in the morning. Two recent studies found that eating breakfast has no direct impact on weight loss. We’re not talking observational studies—this was a direct comparison of an early meal versus no early meal. The results had a simple message:

“From a physiological perspective, there’s nothing special about eating early in the mornings and triggering weight loss.”

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4 Keys to Fat Loss More Helpful Than “Eat Less and Move More”

Diet and exercise get all of the attention when it comes to fat loss. While they both do play a major role in the process, it’s not quite as simple as “eat less and move more.” So many people repeat this mantra with full conviction—after all, it can work for a while. However, in general, it’s outdated, and there’s so much more to fat loss than that.

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Why Loving Your Body Is Not an Excuse to Do Nothing

In 2016, the “love your body” movement took off. The premise, as I am sure you’re aware, is to love your body right now.

 

The message is that whether you’re the fittest woman on the the planet or if you have 200 pounds to lose, love your body. No matter what our size is, there is something beautiful in the reflection it gives. Loving our bodies is about loving ourselves, unconditionally, inside and out. Forget about why your pants are tight or how if you tilt your head down, a double chin forms. We are more than the “imperfections” we see. We are amazing creatures that are strong and capable.

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Why Some People Can Eat More Carbs Than Others

The concept that carbs are evil can be put to bed with one statement:

All vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates.

So it should come as no surprise that any diet attempting to completely purge carbohydrates—or anyone suggesting all carbs are evil—needs to take a step back, cut out the dogma, and take a hard look at reality and personal preference.

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No, but Really, What Makes Something a Superfood—and Is It Worth the Hype?

The word superfood gets thrown around a lot to describe everything from cauliflower to bee pollen. But most of us don’t stop to think about what actually makes something a superfood and whether every food labeled as such deserves the hype.

In true Greatist fashion, we’re cutting through the crap to get to the bottom of the nutritional buzzword—and calling out the foods that deserve their superfood status and those that are overrated.

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