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7 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

“Unfortunately, there’s no spigot you can turn on to flush excess calories out of your fat stores” and speed up your metabolism, says Gabriele …

Nutrition

How To Lose Weight By Adding Pleasure

As a holistic health coach, most of my clients are busy, stressed out ladies who desperately want to have more energy, lose weight, and renew passion …

7 Day Fat Loss Workout Program

Here's a 7 day workout program to help you burn fat and gain muscle. You will do fat burning exercises in short workouts to get maximum results in …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

<b>Do a Nighttime Workout</b><br>You know that sweating can help you drop pounds, but you may think that exercising too close to bedtime can keep you up at night. Luckily, that's not true; a 2013 survey from the National Sleep Foundation found that active people are 56 to 67 percent more likely to say they …

Fitness

How I Lost 30 Pounds—and Then Gained it All Back

When I reached my teens, I started to notice stretch marks on my legs and hips, and I had to keep buying bigger clothes— and not because I was getting taller—but I tried to just ignore it. Then, I got to college and discovered the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. My plates (yes, more than one plate) …

Fitness

9 Strange Diet Rules Backed By Science

Yes, some of them may sound a bit silly, but you’ve got nothing to lose by giving them a go— except weight! The best part? None of the tips will make …

How to Lose 15 Pounds Without Dieting

<b>The research:</b> For the study, 10 "recreationally active" college-age women (so, not athletes) of normal body weight were given a high-protein meal (45 percent protein), low-protein meal (15 percent), or no food at all before walking on a treadmill. The women who ate the high-protein meal an hour …

Where Does Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

The surprising role of lungs in weight loss<p>Say you've pedaled hard and lost some weight since this time last year. Where did your former pounds go?<p>If you're like the majority of physicians, personal trainers, and dietitians surveyed in a recent study, you'll answer that the fat you lost was …

Fitness

How many calories do you have to burn to lose 1 pound?

Years ago, scientists played around with a pound of squishy, slimy human fat and found that it contained 3,500 calories of energy.<p>But— sorry to break it to you— burning a pound of fat isn't as simple as burning through 3,500 calories.<p>Consider the following and infuriating (at least for thin guys) …

10 Exercise Cheats That Blow Your Calorie Burn

Get more out of those sweat sessions! Experts reveal the bad habits you don't even realize you have.

Fitness

Do These Exercises With Household Items

<b>1. Bath Towel</b><p><b>Best exercises:</b> Bent-over row, resisted pushup<p>You can use the towel like you would an exercise band: to create resistance for isometric holds, says Gaddour. The trick: You control the resistance by the effort you put into pulling on or pushing into the towel. The harder you go, the …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Chocolate</b><br>No joke! In one study published in the journal <i>Nutrition</i>, higher chocolate consumption was associated with low abdominal fat. Study authors didn't speculate on the mechanism behind this, but previous research suggests that the antioxidants in dark chocolate may help increase your …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Marathons

5 Serious Reasons Your Weight-Loss Efforts Could Be Failing

If you experience a slow-and-steady weight gain that seems to have no obvious explanation, Manos suggests going to a doctor to see if you could have one of the conditions below.<p><b>1. Chronic Stress</b><br>The adrenal glands respond to chronic stress (a state of constant anxiety that continues over a period of …

Diabetes

New Study Shows That We Breathe Most of Our Fat Away

Photo: Stocksy<p>When we lose weight—and specifically, fat—<i>where</i> does it go? You could probably venture a guess or two, but the <i>real</i> answer might actually surprise you: A group of researchers in Australia just discovered that when we "melt" or "burn" away fat, it literally disappears into thin air—just …

The World's Most Secluded Beaches

What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore, feel white sand shifting beneath your feet, maybe there are even a few surfboards or kayaks waiting nearby.<p>Whatever you're ideal sandy spot, we're willing to bet it doesn't include …

Beaches

Trainer Confessions: Exercises That Don't Do What You Think

<b>Modified Pushups</b><br>The modified pushup is the on-your-knees version of the original. You’d think this would work the exact same muscles as a regular pushup, right? Not exactly. While you’re still working your chest, triceps and shoulders, you’re not targeting your core like you would in a regular …

Forget Calories—Count These Instead to Lose Weight Fast

Proof that cals aren't the be all, end all for slimming down<p>Shutterstock<p>Calorie counting may immediately come to mind if you're trying to downsize—but cals aren't the only things you should be tracking to promote weight loss. "People are so focused on calories, but it's not just calories in, …

Fitness

Green Tea Benefits: Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

Exercise 1 Straight Arm Plank<p>Begin on your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders and knees directly under your hips. Brace your torso by contracting as if someone were going to punch you in the tummy. Step back so that your legs are straight and your feet are together so …

16 Easy Steps to Burn Weight Fast

<b>Weight gain</b> is the whole lot happening now-a-days. Because of the eating habits, increased facilities, and living styles has paved a way to the …