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Right Balance Of These Two Nutrients In Your Diet Can Lower Blood Pressure Effectively

Heart disease is becoming much more prevalent in today’s society with stressful work lives and lifestyle choices that lead to conditions such as high …

Low Fat

7 Lunches That Follow the Perfect Formula For Weight Loss

Are takeout lunches getting in the way of your weight-loss goals? Not sure what to eat midday? Let's break down exactly what you should be eating at lunchtime: macro expert and nutrition coach Carrie McMahon showed us recipes that don't eliminate <i>anything</i> yet still help your body lose weight.<p>"For …

8 Surprising Things You Should Never Eat if You're Trying to Lose Weight

"Low-fat" foods are actually your enemy.<p>Lots of experts say it's stupid to forbid yourself from eating certain foods — that denying yourself something you really want to eat can ultimately lead to binge eating and eventual weight gain. So dessert isn't on this list — it's OK to indulge sometimes! …

Nutrition

The 4 Hidden Benefits of Exercise (It's Not Losing Weight) and Two Things to Start Today if You Haven't Exercised for Years

<i>Amazing how just 12 months with the right guidance can transform your life</i><p>"If you want to lose weight, eat less, exercise more." They're telling us this for the past 50 years.<p>Nothing changed. Things got worse. Why? Because it's a lie.<p>Exercise burns calories, but it also makes you hungry. Your brain …

9 Great Yoga YouTube Channels

Interested in yoga but don't want to pay for an expensive class or be seen flopping around on your mat like a fish out of water?<p>YouTube has tons of yoga channels that are great for yoga enthusiasts who prefer to salute the sun from their own backyards.<p>Of course, not all yoga channels are created …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential

10 Healthy-Eating Rules Almost All Nutritionists Agree On

This is the closest thing to an eat-right bible that you're going to find.

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

7 Weight Loss Shortcuts That ACTUALLY Work

Cutting corners meets cutting pounds

9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Cherry Oat Balls

Baking can be a time-consuming process, which is why I love no-bake recipes for sweet treats. These gluten-free, vegan cherry oat balls are so easy to make and are full of the sweet flavor and chewy goodness of your favorite baked goods. The cherry on top? These oat balls are high in protein, …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

See you never, extra pounds!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>Whether you recently had a baby or the scale has slowly been creeping up over the years, when you have 50, 100, or more pounds to lose, the task can seem so daunting that you're …

7 High-Protein Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Eat up to slim down.

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

5 Cookies That Are Actually Pretty Good For You

Unless you’re bent on eliminating sweets from your diet (and we know a doctor who thinks you shouldn’t), you’ll agree that almost any dessert can be …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

8 Diet Changes Real Women Made to Lose More Than 50 Pounds

You're definitely going to want to steal at least one.

6 Foods That Boost Your Mood AND Help You Lose Weight

Stop diet-induced hanger dead in its tracks with these feel-good foods.

44 Foods That Can Turbo-Charge Your Weight Loss

In The Bulletproof Diet, David Asprey outlines the clean-eating foods you need to calm inflammation—and cravings.<p>Dave Asprey, author of the forthcoming <i>Bulletproof Diet</i>, believes that some foods contain "antinutrients"—toxin-like chemicals that he says can trigger inflammation and make you a slave …

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.

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

Workout Classes You Can Stream From Home

Life is busy. Life is hard. Life is too short to drive all over town just to exercise. When you need to squeeze in a quick workout, stream it straight from your laptop. Here are some of the best fitness options on the web.<p><b>FITFUSION</b><p>Meet your new best friend, FitFusion. It's basically Netflix for …

A Delicious Way to Eat More Beets

PLUS: A tangy dressing that makes them taste amazing<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade</i> …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Wondering Which Food Is Healthier? Google Has a Tool for That

Your smartphone holds instantaneous answers.<p>Ever wondered whether you should buy navel oranges or tangerines? Or brown rice or quinoa? Last year, Google rolled out a handy tool that let you ask nutrition-based questions like "How much calcium is in a navel orange?" and "How much protein is in …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …