Pam Peters

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I Gave Up Takeout For 30 Days, but Day 31 Was the Real Eye-Opener

As a New Yorker, I probably eat out for lunch at least four days a week and dinner at least twice a week. I work long hours, and my kitchen is smaller than my bathroom. I am honestly not joking about that. But because of how much I eat out, I've noticed that I feel more lethargic and I get a lot …

The Insanely Simple, Straightforward Tip That Helps Me Stay Active

Sometimes, getting motivated can be as easy as changing your outfit. That's the lesson I learned from one of my most active, put-together friends a few years ago when we were talking about how in the world she stays in shape. She's the type of person who manages to keep up a wildly busy schedule …

The 10 Commandments of Meal Prep

If you hear the words "meal plan" and your ears perk up, you already know about the amazing benefits. Planning your meals and snacks ahead of time ensures that you'll have healthy, perfectly portioned food waiting for you, so it's key if you're trying to lose weight.<p>It also diminishes the stress of …

Slow Cookers

Speedy Recovery: 10 Ways to Ease Sore Muscles

After an intense cardio workout or weight-training session, you might feel extreme exhaustion, muscle soreness, and nausea. This hit-by-a-truck feeling that you often wake up with the day after working out is called DOMS, which stands for delayed onset muscle soreness. Luckily, there are many …

Exercise

Transform the Shape of Your Butt With a Pair of Dumbbells and This 6-Move Workout

Many ladies are all about the booty gains! And while lifting heavy-ass barbells is a quick way to add volume to your buns, you can do it with dumbbells, too. Grab a pair that are medium- to heavy-weight (eight to 20 pounds, maybe more), and do these six moves that target your butt and legs. Repeat …

3 Things to Help You Have a Tighter and More Toned Tummy

If you're constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes.<p>Eat These<p>Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your …

Nutrition

Strength vs. Cardio — Here's How You Should Structure Your Workout

Ask most trainers and they'll tell you that a healthy workout routine consists of strength training, cardio, and rest days, ideally spread throughout the week. But for those of us who love two-a-days or long sessions at the gym or just need to maximize our time, the common question seems to be: …

Exercise

The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Intermittent Fasting

After dabbling in intermittent fasting (IF) for over six months, I've experienced some tremendous benefits including weight loss, improved digestion, increased mental clarity, better sleep, and getting a handle on my sugar cravings. But it wasn't without making a few errors along the way. If you're …

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar? What an Expert Says

Apple cider vinegar has been on our radar for a while now, and we've been hearing different things about its benefits, particularly when it comes to weight loss. There are some studies that suggest apple cider vinegar can slow down the accumulation of fat in your body, but these are few and far …

Alternative Medicine

This Bride's Gorgeous Sheer Dress Even Puts the Picturesque Background to Shame

We were casually scrolling through Instagram when we spotted Patricia Machado and João Bordon's wedding. The gorgeous wedding, which took place in Mykonos, had fashionable guests such as Helena Bordon in attendance. But even with the fashion-savvy crowd and the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea …

Women's Fashion

Strong, Toned, and Fit Full-Body Workout

Get ready to work your entire body in 30 minutes! In our Two-Week Tone-Up Plan, we figured it's time to add some hand weights into the mix to help build lean muscle. So welcome to your first weighted workout; we suggest grabbing some medium-weight dumbbells, between five and 10 pounds, and some …

Fitness

Put an End to Bloat — 10 Foods to Avoid Before the Big Day

The dress is bought, the final fitting has happened — the last thing you want is to feel puffy and bloated as you walk down the aisle. If food tends to trigger digestive discomfort for you, a good rule of thumb is to stick to a basic elimination diet during the two weeks before the wedding. If …

Nutrition

Packable Home Gym Equipment That Can Squeeze Into the Tiniest of Studio Apartments

So you've got yourself a teeny-tiny living space, and there's no possible way you could ever make a "home gym." Wrong! Give yourself just a few feet to move, and we promise you can turn these packable, storable, compactable pieces of equipment into the only gym you'll need — no membership required. …

Elliptical Workouts For the Beginner to the Advanced

The elliptical is a mainstay in the gym for good reason: it's easy on the joints and it provides a great cardio and total-body workout. But let's face it, the elliptical can also get pretty boring and repetitive. Instead of spending 30 mindless minutes on the machine, maximize your time with one of …

Exercise

How to Make a No-Bake Watermelon Cake, in Pictures

I don't even have a vent in my kitchen, so the thought of baking on a scorching Summer day is completely out of the question. Thankfully, there are ways to skirt around the oven issue, like with this no-bake watermelon cake. The catch is, there is no cake! A miniwatermelon, whipped cream, slivered …

Dessert

I Finally Found the Perfect Pan and I'm Never Looking Back

If you're on the lookout for a nonstick pan that you will love tenderly, invest in a Scanpan. Before you freak out over the $125 price tag, allow me to explain. I discovered Scanpan during culinary school while hunting for a small nonstick pan for eggs. Wary of Teflon, I inquired about …

Kitchens

Why Carrots Are the Secret Ingredient I Always Add to Tomato Sauce

I never knew why my mom always added carrots to her homemade tomato sauce until I learned that they act as a replacement for something else: sugar. I now know that it's extremely common to find white sugar in pasta sauce recipes, usually around 1/4 cup. And jarred tomato sauces tend to be full of …

Italian Food

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This Bouillon, and I Use It in Everything

Do you want to know my secret flavor starter? Better Than Bouillon! I keep it stocked in my fridge at all times. BTB is not gourmet by any means, but its savory umami-ness has made me addicted. It's my go-to soup starter. A tiny dollop always goes in a pot of beans, lentils, rice, or other grains. …

Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight? A Dietitian Says This Is Why

You've been exercising on the regular, doing cardio and strength training, but your body hasn't really changed. What<p>the f*ckgives? It can be so insanely frustrating that you're working so hard for what seems like nothing, but unfortunately, just because you exercise doesn't automatically mean …

8 Stretches Your Tight Hips Are Begging For

Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody — from runners to cyclists, from deskbound bloggers to dancers. Give this area a little extra love with this sequence of eight hip-opening stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort, and prevent injury. Try the series in the …

Yoga

Torch Calories With This Low-Impact High-Intensity Workout

You can build muscle and burn calories without all that jumping around, which can be hard your joints, especially your ankles, knees, hips, and even your lower back. This low-impact high-intensity workout, created by Justin Norris and Taylor Gainor, cofounders of the LIT Method, builds muscles, …

The Best F*cking Guided Meditation You've Ever Heard

For those constantly looking for the antidote for life's daily stresses and worries, meditation can have an enormous impact on the way you view the world — and it's not just hippie bullsh*t. Study after study has shown a correlation between meditation and reduction of gray matter in the amygdala, …

Meditation

Love Coffee but Have Anxiety? Here's How to Drink Up, Sans Panic Attacks

Have anxiety but coffee is your everything? We get it. But if you've ever had a caffeine-induced panic attack, you know the uncomfortable, emotionally distressful, sometimes even painful and frightening sensations that can happen — so how do you find a happy medium? We chatted with some doctors to …

According to the Experts, These Are the 15 Safest Sunscreens

While scratching your head as all the bottles of sunscreen stare back at you from the shelves, it can be so overwhelming! How do you know which is the safest lotion, that will protect your skin from burns and cancer, without containing nasty or harsh chemicals?<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG) …

What You Need to Know Before Quitting the Pill

<i>Between reports of health complications and more women thinking about IUDs, you might be considering a break from birth control pills. If you're concerned about what this change will do to your body, here's some information and advice from a board-certified physician who practices in southern</i> …

Women's Health

The Latest Trend in Healthy Drinks Aids in Digestion and May Even Lower Blood Sugar

Allow me to take some attention off apple cider vinegar for a moment and shed light on another drink that's been popping in conversations and is even included in some of our favorite cold-pressed juice blends: aloe vera.<p>As a topical agent, aloe vera can alleviate general discomfort from a bad …

What to Eat When a Headache Hits

When dealing with an aching head, it's become so easy to pop some pills. If you're trying to steer clear of pain relievers, some of the best help can come from the produce aisle.<p><b>Potato</b>: After a night out, you may think that a plate of greasy fries is the way to go; forget the french fries and go …

Here's What a Full Week of Fruits and Veggies Looks Like

You know that it's important to eat your fruits and vegetables every day, but do you <i>really</i> know how much is enough? It seems simple enough: the USDA recommends two cups of fruit and two-and-a-half cups of vegetables every day, but putting it all together day by day, week by week is a different …

This Woman's Living Our Dream Dancing in The Fitness Marshall's New Video

Sometimes we get so into The Fitness Marshall's dance videos, we wish we were <i>in</i> them — for Tash, that dream became a reality. The superfan got flown out to Melbourne, Australia, to star in this superfun routine to Jax Jones's "You Don't Know Me." At least in this dance, we can live (and dance) …

16 Cooking Questions You're Always Googling, Answered

Learning how to cook doesn't come without its fair share of failures. And if you're one of those people who still googles "how to tell when chicken is done" no matter how many times you've cooked it, you're not alone! We've rounded up a handful of some of the most common cooking questions — plus …

Breakfast