Lesley Easton

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How To Use Chocolate To Strengthen Your Willpower

<i>By Tom Jacobs</i><p>Be honest: Have you already broken your New Year’s resolution to eat fewer fattening foods? If so, it’s not really a surprise. The battle between long-term goals (better health!) and short-term pleasures (butter cookies!) is seldom a fair fight. Reflexive reactions often have an edge …

8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

Brilliant food swaps that won't sacrifice flavor—or leave you starving.<p>Lets do the math: To lose one pound in seven days, you need to subtract about 3,500 calories. The safest, most hunger-free way to do this is to spread it out over the course of a week, deleting approximately 500 calories a day. …

Healthy Eating

The Simple, Healthy Soup You HAVE to Try

This is the ultimate comfort food—minus all the extra fat and calories.<p>Creamy tomato soup tastes like a culinary hug, but canned versions can be full of sodium—plus, anything with “creamy” in the title can’t be too healthy, right? Thankfully, wrong. In the video below, chef Candice Kumai shows how …

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100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

3 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Fiber

...And that it's time to load up on more fruits and veggies<p>It's no secret that eating foods rich in fiber can help you slim down. And yet, despite all of the info that's out there, many people still don't get enough. "Women are supposed to get about 25 grams of fiber per day, but most get only 15 …

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

You'll be seriously disturbed by the secret ingredients lurking in your pantry.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry …

5 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Every Day

"What did I come in here for?" I asked aloud to the empty kitchen. It was a brief lapse of attention, but also a moment of clarity. Until that instance, I had been breezing through the workday like a pen listlessly moving over a blank page, making marks yet accomplishing very little. It's the same …

The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

<i>Ashley Nessman, 23, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2009 after years of misdiagnosis and unsuccessful attempts at treatment. This is her story.</i><p>I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 13.<p>I remember one day I was left home alone, and being alone is one …

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

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From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

When it comes to detox diets, we totally get the appeal.<p>Who's not drawn to the idea of flushing all the toxins out of our bodies — a sort of spring cleaning of our insides?<p>And yes, several years back, I even remember trying — if only for a day — the trendy cayenne-pepper liquid cleanse (as seen in …

4 Mistakes You're Making When Doing Squats

Growing your booty is not as easy as doing 50 air squats a day. Here's what you should be doing, and what you need to stay away from.<p>You're probably one of those people — like many of us — who believes the more often you work out and the harder you push yourself, the more in shape you will be. Of …

How One Woman Lost 40 Pounds of Fat and Saved Her Life

After a big health scare, Jeanenne Darden managed to lose an amazing 22 percent of her body weight. Find out how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 187 pounds <b>After:</b> 146 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on …

7 Ingredients Nutritionists Always Avoid

If you see these ingredients on a food's label, stay far, far away from it.

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Protein

Find out if your body's telling you it's time to up your intake.<p>The Paleo Diet. Protein powder. Half-pound burgers. In case you haven't noticed, our culture has become obsessed with consuming protein—which means few of us are skimping on the stuff. "We aren't known as a country that's low in …

It Doesn't Matter How Much You Exercise If You Also Do This

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How to Waste as Little Produce as Possible

A bit of storage know-how goes a long way.<p>On the list of #HealthyPersonProblems, there are few things worse than losing track of your produce and having to toss out rotten fruits and vegetables week after week. To help you avoid all of the waste, we made this handy infographic based on pointers …

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How to Squat the Right Way: Watch the Video

Your butt is going to look SO GOOD.<p>You know what would be awesome? If we could all work out with a personal trainer every single time we hit the gym. Yeah, not going to happen. Of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t always want to get the most out of your workout—burn-wise, confidence-wise, and …

The Fat-Blasting, 5-Minute Circuit

Sculpt a leaner bod without spending hours at the gym<p>We'll let you in on a little secret: You can torch major calories and burn fat in just five minutes. Don't believe us? You will after you sweat to this high-intensity circuit workout created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, …

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The Healing Powers Of Keeping A Journal (And How To Stick With It)

<i>By Barbara Stepko</i><p>Get an injection, down those pills, and follow your M.D.'s advice to the letter: These are all pretty familiar forms of medicine. But if you want to enhance those healing powers, you might also consider something as simple as picking up a pen.<p>Studies suggest that expressive writing …

11 Statistics That Will Change The Way You Think About Depression

Depression has a way of tricking even the happiest of people into thinking that life isn't worth experiencing. Their energy is evaporated, what once was pleasurable is now less-than appealing and the physical symptoms are completely taxing.<p>Sounds pretty terrible, right?<p>While many people consider …

What I Learned About Depression By Being Depressed

It's been a couple of months since I came out as a man suffering from depression. Perhaps it is the people I've chosen to surround myself with, but I have faced none of the harmful judging I've heard accompanies such a revelation. Conversely, there is a better than good chance people are judging me …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …

What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Person

In a rare fit of consistency, I decided to practice yoga every day for a month. I am not a yogini, but an average, works-out-a-few-times-a-week kind of woman. I told myself that I would commit to just 15 minutes a day, nothing crazy. In the process, I started to feel better physically (less tension …

Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

"Detox" seems to be the word of the month. January is when my inbox is flooded with detox tips, plans and foods to make you feel better about yourself after really enjoying yourself over the holidays. What detoxing does to reduce your food intake and boost your confidence is nothing compared to …

Weight Loss or Weight Control? That Is the Question

We've all seen it. Someone goes on a diet, loses the weight, then in due time gains the weight back -- with "interest." In other words, many diets can be temporary plans with temporary results. Do some plans over-promise? Well, I think we both know the answer to that question. So what gives? I …

Show Respect for Food Choices

Let's start to respect one another's choices regarding food.<p>Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, diabetic, celiac disease, heart-healthy, Crohn's disease, food allergic. There are so many reasons to modify a diet: for financial reasons, to improve mood or energy, out of respect for animals, for …

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

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