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17-Day Diet (Breakthrough Edition)

Free Advice

“Next time you reach for a piece of cake or candy, stop, get a 16-ounce glass of water, and take a five-minute walk. It’s amazing what a glass of water and a short walk can do for your will power.”
—Dr. Mike Moreno, author of The 17-Day Diet Breakthrough Edition (January)

 

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Get Loose

Stretching is a good way to ward off aches and pains, but most people only manage to fit in a few half-hearted toe touches. Enter Stretch U. Structured like a gym, including an open room outfitted with a row of massage tables, Stretch U gives you access to physical therapists who work your stiff muscles and joints in as little as 20 minutes. Hop on the table and leave with improved flexibility, circulation, and range of motion. Stretch U opened its first San Diego location in Kearny Mesa in May, and is opening a second location in Del Mar in January. Monthly packages start at $59. stretchu.com —Hilary Achauer

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FUEL

Try these local food trends

Coffee-Flavored Tea
SD-based Java Tea Co. gives you all the green tea antioxidants in a hot drink that tastes like a caramel macchiato or a dark chocolate mocha. Seaside Market, Jimbo’s, Whole Foods, Bristol Farms

Gluten-free Granola
Encinitas’ Asana Foods makes restorative health foods like gluten-free granola, all-natural butters and chocolate, and organic supplements. Hillcrest, Leucadia, Encinitas, and Vista farmers markets

Nut and Seed Butter
This month, local company Nuttzo launches the only 100 percent organic nut and seed butter single-serve 100-calorie packets. Whole Foods, Sprouts, Siesel’s Meats, Boney’s, Ocean Beach People’s Co-op

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  1. Secret San Diego
    Psst! You didn’t hear it from us, but this town has all kinds of "hidden gems" (yes, we said it). And we’re not talking ghost stories at the Hotel Del.
  2. FIRST LOOK: Bottega Americano
    With Bottega Americano opening this weekend, Downtown gets its first gourmet food hall
  3. FIRST LOOK: Fairweather
    Anthony Schmidt tackles "sunny" vacation drinks at Downtown's new patio bar
  4. INCOMING: Duke's
    Iconic Top of the Cove restaurant location gets new life
  5. Wake Up And Smell the Coffee
    As American coffee culture moves past the nonfat vanilla lattes toward a more elevated brew, San Diego is right on trend
  6. THE DEBATE: Minimum Wage and Tips
    San Diego restaurant owner explains what's so awful about raising minimum wage for tipped servers already making double the state minimum (and more).

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