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Gym Time Or Meal Time: What Matters Most For Weight Loss?

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When it comes to weight loss, we've been told time and time again: Cutting calories is the fastest way to see results. So when a group of doctors and scientists announced earlier this year that maintaining a healthy weight isn't so much about …

The Reasons Why You Look So Tired—Even When You’re Not

Wake up your face!<p>Show of hands if this sounds familiar: You get the recommend eight hours of sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready for the day—but when you go to look in the mirror, you realize with horror that you’ve got some massive dark circles under your eyes. What the eff? Sadly, …

Health effects of carbs: Where do we stand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bread glorious bread! It was once considered a status symbol, and has been a nutritious dietary staple for all classes for millennia.<p>But starting in the second half of the 1990s, bread became bad. So did the whole menu of starchy carbohydrates, such as pasta and potatoes, as well as sugary …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

Learn from one woman’s experience to shave time off your own weight loss journey.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>My weight-loss journey wasn't one of those amazing stories like you see on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> where the pounds just melted off. …

This Woman Doesn’t Have an Eating Disorder—But She’s Starving to Death

Doctors weigh in on her scary stomach condition.<p>A 32-year-old woman in Wisconsin is starving to death due to a rare disorder that prevents her body from digesting food.<p>Lisa Brown has superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS), a condition that has trapped part of her small intestine between two …

The Drink That Can Help You Lose More Weight

Looking to drop some pounds? Research says you should sip on THIS<p>You've probably already heard that sipping some tea can mean major health benefits. And then some more health benefits. Tea is a super<i>drink</i>, all right. Now, yet another report—a meta-analysis of studies, which will appear in the …

Dietary Fat Is No Longer the Bad Guy

Dietary Fat Is No Longer The Bad Guy, Or Why Does Anyone Listen to The Experts?<p>How's this for the headline of a recent front page article in the <i>Washington Post</i>: "A thinning case that fat causes heart ills"? And, this is followed-up the very next day with "Congress questions the science behind …

9 Signs It's Time to Remove Toxic People From Your Life

Whether your mother-in-law is a constant complainer, your boss is an angry cynic, or friend is a pessimistic downer, dealing with toxic people can be unavoidable. But the way you respond to toxic people is your choice.<p>If you're not careful, toxic people can negatively influence the way you think, …

The Exact Steps I Took to Lose 40 Pounds in 4 Months

Once Brittany Wolfe got over her fear of getting healthy, the weight started to fall off.<p><b>Before:</b> 263<p><b>After:</b> 222<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I've always been bigger. I had a really difficult home life growing up, and I was an emotional eater. When I was sad, I would eat. When I was scared, I would eat. Pretty much …

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

How to Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." -- Dalai Lama<p>Do you have trouble understanding relationships? If so, then you're not alone. Relationships can be one of the most difficult challenges of the human existence. Whether they are relationships with family …

Mindfulness

19 Ways to Give Up Sugar

It's time to call sugar out for what it is: A heartbreaker, a big-tummy maker, and a health-food faker. We're not talking about the sugar that comes in fruit (because a lot of Americans aren't getting enough servings of the healthy food, as it is), but the refined stuff, such as high-fructose corn …

Nutrition

20 Health Mistakes to Stop Making Before You Turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now’s the time to hit the refresh button.<p>“When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you have forever”—or so …

Nutritionists Share the 9 Most Common Weight-Loss Mistakes Their Clients Make

Make sure you’re not doing any of them!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>If you're no stranger to the struggles of trying to lose weight, the solution might be a few tweaks to your regimen. We enlisted the expertise of three nutritionists …

What It's Like to Have a Heart Attack in Your 30s

"I felt like I aged 40 years practically overnight."<p>Angela Lacelle woke up and went about her day like it was any other. Then, while she was out shopping, something felt amiss. “I was really nauseated and went back and forth between feeling hot and cold,” says Angela. “My chest started burning.” …

Protein: Your Secret Weight-Loss Weapon

A high protein diet is your key to healthy weight loss. Here, the protein-rich foods you should be eating<p>You'd think that if the low-carb diet craze taught us anything, it's the importance of a high protein diet. But even if you haven't eaten a hamburger bun since the late '90s, it doesn't …