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  • Losing weight isn’t easy, but it can be done if you are consistent with following a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and smart food choices.

    As the adage goes, “abs are made in the kitchen” – which is why proper nutrition (and lifestyle) habits are key for successful long-term weight loss.

    Chef Corbin Tomaszeski.Chef Corbin Tomaszeski.Chef Corbin Tomaszeski knows all about the importance of healthy eating habits, not only in his work as a chef but as an ambassador and successful follower of the Weight Watchers program.

    Through his work and by sharing his own personal success through Weight Watchers, Tomaszeski aims to help others maintain a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying the foods they love (like the brownie recipe below!)

    Here are his top 10 tips for healthier eating:

    1. Be strategic with your grocery shopping schedule. A helpful hint is that Tuesday is often the best day of the week to buy fresh protein.

    2. Use a resealable freezer bag to prep smoothie ingredients in advance. This cuts down time in the

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  • This week is a candy-corn lover’s dream. We’ve rounded up some crave-worthy candy corn-inspired recipes sure to satisfy every sweet tooth.

    Celebrate the season with candy corn-inspired recipes. (Thinkstock)Celebrate the season with candy corn-inspired recipes. (Thinkstock)

    Make your own:

    You can satisfy your cravings year round if you know how to make candy corn yourself. 

    You don’t need industrial equipment — or four to five days — to make your own candy corn, thanks to this Homemade Candy Corn recipe from Cakespy’s Jessie Oleson. 

    “This surprisingly simple recipe yields large, plump candy kernels infused with a sweet vanilla flavour. I found that using salted butter adds a nice, rich finish. Conclusion? These homespun tricolour treats are definitely worth the time and effort. Once you’ve tasted them, you may never buy candy corn by the bag again,” Oleson writes

    Bright idea: use red and green food colouring and you might be able to get away with snacking on these at a Christmas party, too!

    Alton Brown also has a recipe for Candy Corn — and offers step-by-step photos of the process.

    Desserts inspired by the look of

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  • Each month, our editors round up their favourite new and innovative products in the fashion, beauty, food and wellness sectors. Some of these items will make your life easier, while others are simply beautiful and the stuff of our dreams.

    Here’s what we’re most lusting after this month. We hope they delight and inspire you. Tell us, what are you craving most this October?

    Sally Hansen Limited Edition Salon Effects Halloween Collection

    The ultimate easy application nail sticker, these limited edition stickers feature a variety of effects including 3D, real lace fabric, glow in the dark and foil. Perfect for adding a dash of Halloween spirit to your look. Suggested price $9.95 each at national retailers or $8.97 each at Walmart. - Caitlin

    Philosophy No Reason To Hide Multi-Imperfection Transforming Serum

    Courtesy PhilosophyCourtesy Philosophy

    As someone who still struggles with acne-prone, sensitive skin, I’m always up to test correcting serums — but they’ve often come up short. This Philosophy serum may be on the pricier side,

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