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An alkaline diet food chart is the single most important tool for anyone who wants to follow the alkaline diet. After all, the essence of the alkaline diet is to eat more alkalizing foods and fewer acidifying ones. Because this information is not common knowledge, many people end up searching the Internet for alkaline diet
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It's a terrific time of year to be a foodie. Even the smallest, most modest farmers markets and roadside stands are brimming with vibrant, fresh fruits and vegetables. It's always exciting to spot pints of ruby red strawberries among these spring arrivals - or to visit a farm and pick your own. Beautiful, juicy and
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Not feeling like "the fat friend" all comes down to attitude


A funny thing happened when I began brainstorming for this week's Guide. I asked several of my fat-girl friends (FGF) what stressful situations they've encountered while out with thinner friends. The outpouring of ideas was great! They hit me with suggestion after suggestion, while I
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Still image from the Lane Bryant commercial-turned-Internet-sensation

I guess size does matter. No, Iím not talking about that. Iím talking about the new Lane Bryant TV ad that has stirred so much controversy. Seems that women parading around in their underwear is fine with television networks, so long as those women have
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Sarongs spice up a curvy girl's summer wardrobe (Image by Gummo)

Dear FGG: I love the look of sarongs as bathing suit cover-ups, but they never wrap all the way around my hips, and either one thigh or my whole front is left totally exposed. Am I stuck with "one size fits
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Bikes have never been cuter - or more comfortable! (Image by ubrayj02)

From remakes of old skool flicks (including the recent redo of A Nightmare on Elm Street) to the return of skinny jeans and ballet flats, it seems everything old really is new again. Sometimes, as in the case of the
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The alkaline body diet is also known as the acid alkaline diet, or simply as the alkaline diet. Whatever you call it, it isn't as complicated as some people think. In fact, you can get pretty far just by following the five rules below:



1. Get Enough Protein, But Not Too Much



If you listen to
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Ever peer inside the vegetable drawer and discover something you'd forgotten about? Something fresh and colorful you'd purchased with good intentions, but never quite got around to preparing? Something that, if not dealt with soon, will probably be destined for the compost bin? Happens to me all the time.

Just the other night I was digging
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A "just our size" bathtub is a worthy indulgence (image by LonnaS)

A few weeks ago, some friends were in town for a convention and I crashed (with blessings) their comped room at the Westin for a weekend staycation in downtown Chicago. The Westin prides itself on its
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Vive la difference!

Wouldnít it be great if all of our dating-related anxiety evaporated once we met someone great? I think it should. After all the craziness often required to get to "great," I donít think anyone should be lying awake worrying about what other people think. But itís hard not to worry at least a
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