The 7-Day Kickstart Cleanse

Lose weight and boost your energy levels with this week-long plan.

The 7-Day Kickstart Cleanse

This seven-day cleanse, which was created by nutritionist J.J. Smith and integrative medicine expert Dr. Frank Lipman is the perfect tool to help you kick off your weight loss goals and boost your energy levels. By combining a few key ingredients like apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil, you can finally say goodbye to lethargy, weight issues, bloat, and a general sense of malaise. Follow along to find out how you can improve your day-to-day with a few healthy tweaks along the way.

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What to Expect

For the next seven days, you will have three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, two teaspoons of coconut oil, and one cup of Greek yogurt. But unlike other cleanses that don't leave room for much else, Smith says you can also have plenty of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Just make sure to avoid sugar, processed foods, and alcohol to really clean out your body and kickstart your wellness.

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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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