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The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

6 Smart Snacking Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight

Eating between meals doesn't have to be bad for your waistline—here's proof.<p>How many times have you heard tips on how to curb snack cravings? A ton, right? We've definitely written about them a lot, too. But here's the thing: While over-snacking can definitely compromise your weight-loss goals, it …

7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

Time to revise that grocery list!<p>Even if your diet is a fruit-and veggie-packed rainbow of healthiness, you could still be missing out on vitamins and nutrients that are essential for getting you closer to your goal weight, says Jessica Cording, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. In order to lose …

Nutrition

How To Prep For A Digital Detox In 6 Simple Steps

Brace yourselves.<p>If you've ever said something to the effect of "I can't imagine life without my smartphone," have we got a challenge for you.<p>A digital detox is a simple, free and healthy way to reconnect with your loved ones, your physical surroundings and <i>yourself.</i> Not to mention the benefits from …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

Nutrition

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Exercise

3 Reasons Why You Are Overweight

"Those fatties sure love their food" was a comment I overheard in a restaurant last week from a women sitting behind me as she glanced over to a table with an overweight family.<p>I think she is saying what many people believe but what may not necessarily reflect reality. Overweight individuals are …

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …

See How This Woman Shut Down Haters Who Didn't Believe Her Weight Loss

She didn't have anything to prove in the first place.<p>A picture is worth a thousand words—and recently, a woman from New Zealand showed that they can be pretty damn effective at shutting down haters, too.<p>Simone Anderson, a 24-year-old freelance hair and makeup artist, says she went from 373 pounds …

Weight Loss

Don't Want to Diet? Choose Your Food Like You'd Choose Your Outfit

I help women stop dieting and learn how to trust themselves around food. It's an amazing process, but also a very challenging one.<p>One of the most common questions I get asked is:<p><b>"If I don't use a diet or some other external 'system' of eating (e.g., Paleo, the Mediterranean diet, etc.) to decide</b> …

Nutritionists Share the 9 Most Common Weight-Loss Mistakes Their Clients Make

Make sure you’re not doing any of them!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>If you're no stranger to the struggles of trying to lose weight, the solution might be a few tweaks to your regimen. We enlisted the expertise of three nutritionists …

Fitness

How I Lost 20 Pounds and Rid My Belly of Bloat for Good

Molly Duggan overhauled her diet and now feels better than ever.<p><b>Before:</b> 137<p><b>After:</b> 120<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I was never overweight to the point that I was considered unhealthy, but I didn't feel comfortable in my skin—especially after I ate. I constantly felt bloated and uncomfortable.<p>After every meal, I …

Fitness

Get your heart-rate up without a treadmill: Try this mini cardio challenge

You don’t need a treadmill to get a great cardio workout. In fact, you don’t need any equipment at all. What you do need is a small chunk of free time, your own body weight, and the motivation to stick with the routine until you see results.<p>On days when you don’t have time to get to the gym or …

Exercise

8 New (and Even More Delish) Smoothies That Will Help You Lose Weight

Don't juice; just drink these.

Nutrition