The Cody fitness application's aim is to focus on casual exercisers out to share their stories rather than enthusiasts interested in stats based on monitoring. The app acts as a virtual coach by matching content to stated fitness goals and is moving toward greater personalization of fitness content based on user activity. "[A]mong early beta testers, Cody's founders have found that the app is especially popular among yoga, crossfit and bar method enthusiasts who don't focus on metrics in the same way runners and bikers might," Ki Mae Heussner writes.
The Andes-based grain quinoa is filling shelves at natural-food stores and big-box locations as a versatile, healthful and gluten-free option. "You can use it like rice in savory dishes such as casseroles, pilaf or salads, or use it as a side dish with cooked vegetables," says dietitian Suzanne Havala Hobbs. "It also makes a good cooked breakfast cereal. It blends well with cinnamon, nutmeg and sweeteners like brown sugar or maple syrup."
Fiber is essential if you want to fill up and slim down, but most people get barely half the 25 to 30 grams they need daily, Dr. Marie Savard told ABC's Good Morning America. Good sources of fiber include bran cereals, whole grain products, brown rice, quinoa seeds, almonds, apples, figs, broccoli and black beans.