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How This Busy Mom Used Home Workouts to Lose Over 70 Pounds

Lacy Marais overhauled her entire family’s health.<p>Photograph courtesy of Lacy Marais<p>The Lifestyle<p>Before: 226 <br>After: 148<p>Growing up, my family ate pretty healthy. We had a garden, so I ate my veggies. I played softball and ran track until I graduated high school. When I moved out on my own, I stopped …

Gluten-free diet could damage health of people without coeliac disease, expert claims

Gluten-free diets could be damaging to the health of people who do not have coeliac disease, raising the risk of obesity, diabetes and malnutrition, an expert has warned.<p>The diet, which excludes all food containing grains like wheat, barley and rye, such as bread and pasta, have been popularised by …

Nutrition

Slim down for summer: Smart swaps to stay on track

Losing weight is tough, but maintaining your weight loss can be even more of a challenge. When you're focused dieting, there are rules to follow, but once you hit your goal weight, there's no handbook for how to stay on track.<p>Finding solutions to eating, fitness, and emotional issues takes time. …

Weight Loss

The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>A few years ago, I found wellness. My body felt like a burden, and the food I ate didn't seem to energize me or push me on: It dulled my edges, and it left me …

Wellness

Get the Biggest Bang for Your Whey Protein Buck

1 of 5<p>If you know anything about growing muscle, you understand that whey protein needs to be the first supplement on your list. It’s one of the …

Nutrition

6 Ways To Reduce Body Fat While Increasing Muscle

Bodybuilding and fitness articles geared toward men often say you need to bulk up when you want to increase muscle tissue. But many women have no …

Nutrition

20 Reasons Why We'll Never Tire of Salmon

If you want to dip your toe into the waters of cooking fish at home, but have been wary of doing so thus far, consider salmon to be your gateway …

Seafood

Fatty Liver Is More Dangerous Than You Might Realize. Here's How to Heal It

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips to help with a fatty liver?"<p>Indeed, your doctor is right to feel concern: Fatty liver is a dangerous yet misunderstood disease. In America, it affects …

Diabetes

6 signs your cat really loves you

Cats, as their owners will know, are pretty mysterious creatures.<p>We adore them, we love looking at pictures and gifs of them, but we also suspect …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

Food Preservation

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

The 30-Minute Follow-Along Workout That Melts Fat All Day Long | Men's Health

The exercises start easy, but they get progressively more difficult from round to round. Just stick with the variations that you can handle for your current fitness level and do the best you can.<p>I performed this exact workout live on Facebook last Friday. Join me for an all-new follow-along workout …

Lobstah rolls: Mix chopped lobster meat w/ diced cucumbers, thinly sliced scallions, mayo (preferably Kewpie), salt, and pepper. Stuff into rolls. Serve w/ hot corn on the cob. #summer #sandwiches #lobster #DrClaw