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What's Causing Your Digestion Issues

If you keep a log of your symptoms (bloating, cramping) along with your food journal, it'll be easier to see associations between what you eat and how you feel, as well as any possible food allergies, says Priya Lawrence, M.S., R.D.N., co-founder of Tried and True Nutrition. "If someone comes to me with IBS concerns or constipation, I immediately look for food allergies," she says. Keeping notes can help you make more precise connections because you'll know not just what symptoms you had, but when. And if you do any sort of elimination diet, it's crucial to keep a good food and symptom diary.

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How Food Journals Can Help

You know that keeping a food diary can help with weight loss. In fact, you could potentially lose twice as much weight. (Here's How to Make Food Journaling Work for You.) The patterns that an eating diary can reveal may tell you so much more about your health, habits, and even your workouts. The trick is keeping a thorough log. "Food is just one tiny piece of the puzzle," says dietician Torey Armul, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "The key to keeping a good record is to add other information." That means your appetite levels, emotions, how you're feeling physically, energy levels, and more.

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3 Simple Ways to Embrace Your Hair's Natural Texture This Summer

Forget frying your hair into submission—summer's most head-turning styles are low maintenance, place less stress on strands, and require zero heat to achieve.

"When you skip hot tools, even just for a season, your hair is easier to manage and looks healthier in the long run," says hairstylist Nunzio Saviano, the owner of the eponymous salon in New York City. Here's how to go unplugged for a gorgeous mane that reflects the easy, breezy vibe of summer.

Teva 4th of July Original Universal Sandal

Slide these special-edition American flag themed sandals on post-workout and you're ready for any Fourth of July celebration. ($50; teva.com)

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Tory Sport Color-Block Track Shirt

It might be designed for working out, but this track shirt is sophisticated enough to wear anywhere your weekend takes you. Plus, it's wrinkle-resistant so it's perfect for packing in your suitcase for a Fourth of July getaway. ($85; torysport.com

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