Julia Malacoff

Julia Malacoff is a writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, and nutrition, and holds a personal training certification (Level 4 EREPS) and the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. Before becoming a freelance writer, Julia served as a senior editor at Shape magazine and received her B.A. from Wellesley College. In addition to Shape, she's contributed to InStyle, Insider, Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, Popsugar, Healthline, and more.
Mickey D's may not be your first pick for nourishing meals, but the fast-food chain does offer a handful of better-for-you dishes to keep on your radar. Here, nutritionists provide insight into the healthiest McDonald's meals on the menu.
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Everything you need to know about carb cycling, or alternating between high- and low-carb days, including how to carb cycle — plus whether or not it's right for you.
Mindful eating is easier than you think with these super-doable healthy-eating tips straight from experts.
Use them in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, and freezer.
Everything you need to know about carb cycling, or alternating between high- and low-carb days, including how to carb cycle — plus whether or not it's right for you.
Downed too many desserts? Turned up a bit too hard for Taco Tuesday? Hey, it happens. Here’s how to move on and get back on track ASAP — sans any food shame.
Whether you're on day one or five, these are the best dry shampoo options for sweaty, post-workout hair. Promise.
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Everything you need to know to get started with the (still) trendy diet, including a beginner keto meal plan with tons of high-fat, low-carb recipe ideas.
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Some people may have great results with the keto diet, but what are the long-term effects of the keto diet, really? These side effects of extreme low-carb diets might make you wonder if the keto diet is actually bad for you.
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When she was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Buckley realized healthy eating healthy didn't mean restrictive dieting. Here's how she grocery shops to strike a balance and meet her nutritional needs.
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Everything you need to get fit without leaving the house. Your affordable home gym awaits.
Powerlifting pros explain whether lifting shoes will actually improve your performance—plus, which exercises you should never do while wearing them.
Between two jobs and making time to stay fit, this fitness writer's schedule is totally packed. Learn how she fits it all in.
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