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Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Not long ago, we heard about a catchy idea for a cookbook: "Fart-free food for everybody."<p>In theory, these recipes would be helpful for some people — and those in their vicinity.<p>But being a bit gassymay actually be a small price to pay for a lot of benefits to our health.<p>We know that air often …

The Most Critical Skill for Weight Loss

Of all these factors, only the last one—the ability to stay on track even when circumstances tempted the women to do otherwise—predicted weight loss. A second study, over a period of six months, replicated this finding.<p>So why is a refusal to cheat, even when you <i>really</i> want to, more critical than …

How to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

<b>1. Start every meal with a glass of water:</b> You'll stay hydrated and feel fuller instantly, which can help prevent overeating.<p><b>2. Make a few simple swaps at every meal:</b> Choosing a vinaigrette dressing over creamier options like Green Goddess dressing can save you 80 calories, while opting for fresh …

5 Post-Workout Snacks You Can Throw in Your Gym Bag

<b>Dried Apricots</b><br>Rich in potassium (a handful packs as much of the electrolyte as a banana!), apricots can help get your muscles in tip-top shape after a tough workout. Just don't go crazy on the little treats since a quarter cup contains 17.25 grams of sugar.<p><b>Roasted Soybeans</b><br>Protein is the building …

5 Workout Mistakes That Prevent Weight Loss

<b>You Skip Breakfast Before Morning Workouts</b><br>Many women work out on an empty stomach to save calories or to prevent digestive upset. But as it happens, it's one of the worst things you can do. That's because eating first thing in the morning not only boosts your metabolism, but it also gives you …

5 Rules Every Fitness Rookie Needs to Know

That said, the pros of a fit lifestyle far outweigh the potential cons. "The benefits of maintaining a fitness routine include decreasing your risk of heart disease, gaining energy, losing weight, and lowering your risk of diabetes," says Derek Ochiai, M.D., board certified orthopaedic surgeon and …