Are you ready for an invigorating start to 2016? I sure am. So let’s get to it: This New Year edition is loaded with inspiration for change. Start on page 18 with our 10 irrefutable and science-backed reasons to eat clean in 2016. If mindfulness, more money, improved sex life (ooh la la!), better relationships and fewer cranky bouts don’t make you want to eat cleaner, I don’t know what will.
If you’re feeling a little snug in your slacks but you’re not the extreme-cleanse type, try souping (p. 60). We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, souping is the new juicing, and it is a heck of a lot more warming and satisfying this time of year, not to mention more nutritious and just as slimming. And speaking of energy, who couldn’t use a little more in the dead of winter? In “Crank Your Energy Up” (p. 44) writer Karolyn Gazella covers the gamut of reasons you could be feeling fatigued as she imparts some life-changing knowledge from the nation’s leading health and energy experts to help you employ food, sleep and movement to better power your days.
Another question you may have going into a fresh year is whether you want to take GMO foods with you. Ultra-sharp nutrition mogul and longtime contributor to CE Jonny Bowden delivers a comprehensive and sobering look at the reality of GMO foods today based on what we now know and don’t yet know.
And finally, on a lighter note – literally – if you’ve been curious about Paleo, lighten up this January with our first-ever two-week Paleo Meal Plan (p. 75), and find out for yourself what eschewing dairy, grains, legumes, processed foods and sugar can do for you, even if just temporarily. If you’re keen to try it, we’ll show you how to do it right.
Happy rebooting! I’ll be right there with you.
– Alicia Rewega, Editor-in-Chief
SLIM DOWN WITH SOUP
Break out the bounties of fresh produce and herbs for 5 scrumptiously slimming soups.
- Cook Sunday for the whole week
- The best chef’s knives
- Make your own bath soak
- Bento Box redux
- Organize Your Fridge Like a Pro
- 5 Do’s and Don’ts for an Orderly Kitchen
- 7 Days of Slow-Cooker Meals