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The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

10 Lies Your Hairstylist Tells you

Well, we hate to be all dramatic, but you've probably been lied to. Hair myths are one thing, but in our experience, it seems that some hairstylists throw around commands and rules that we should maybe just take with a splash of salt (spray). To get down to the bottom of it, we asked a few of our …

The Best Workout to Avoid Gaining Weight

<i>The experts at Shape share the perfect workout to keep the pounds off.</i><p>If you tolerate the gym only because you are <i>thisclose</i> to ditching those last 10 pounds, you're probably counting the ounces until you reach your goal weight and can say sayonara to sprints and squats. But maintaining your weight …

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

<b>RELATED:</b> 7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight<p>Part of the problem is that bigger bodies burn more calories, so the smaller you get, the harder you have to work in order to drop pounds. But that doesn't mean you have to starve or kill yourself at the gym to lose more fat.<p>We called up celebrity trainer …

A Sweet and Tropical Flat-Belly Salad

Ab exercises aren't the only piece in solving the flat-belly puzzle — diet plays a huge role, too. Made with fiber-rich Bibb lettuce, this salad gets an extra boost from hydrating cucumbers that help flush out the digestive system. The enzymes in the pineapple ease digestion, and besides adding a …

Want a Flat Belly? This Smoothie Will Help Get You There

Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating — all for under 300 calories.<p>The Greek yogurt in the recipe provides a good amount of calcium and protein, both of which can aid in weight loss. …

Nutrition

I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me

America has never been as fat as it is right now. And I had never been as fat as I was seven months ago.<p>I don’t usually discuss personal matters here …

Practical Ideas to Help You Quickly Improve Your Self-Esteem

Gloria Steinem<p>Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it.<p>This article is part of an 8 part series to help you develop …

Self-help

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

Make It: DIY Industrial Firewood Holder

A quick trip to your local hardware store and a few basic and inexpensive materials are all you need to make your own industrial-style firewood …

Wheat Belly: The Healthy Food That's Giving You Belly Fat

In his bestselling book <i>Wheat Belly</i> (published by WH parent company Rodale), cardiologist William Davis, M.D., explains that eating wheat can not only provoke a fat-storing insulin response, it also stimulates your appetite so you eat more, too. Davis is continually amazed to see "flop-over-the-belt …

Bachelorette's Andi & Josh Split: 'We All Wanted the Storybook Ending,' His Mom Says

They shocked fans with news of their breakup on Thursday, but a source close to Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray tells PEOPLE that the separation is …