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Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

8 Yummy Smoothies to Flatten the Flab and Keep you Fab!!

“I am not going to fit in this dress.<p>I am definitely not going to fit.<p>Good Lord, how many more days do I have to starve!!”<p>This probably is the story …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Nutrition

Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?

I used to think that everything would be better if I was skinnier. It was like being thin was the be-all, end-all solution to every single problem I had.<p><b>Here is what I thought would happen when I finally achieved "skinniness":</b><p>-- I would be able to handle my emotions and not get worked up over …

The Other Side of Weight Loss No One Talks About

Even though Erika Schnure lost almost 100 pounds, she still wasn't satisfied with her body. Read why she fell into depression after her weight-loss journey.<p>Chicago native Erika Schnure, 29, knew she was overweight—and she didn't want to become like her diabetic mother. "I saw how much she was …

What You Should Eat Before Bed to Lose Weight

You don't have to go to bed on an empty stomach.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Classic scenario: You finished dinner around 8 p.m. You're hitting the hay soon, but your brain and belly say to hop into the kitchen first. You're trying to …

Recipe: Mexican Chicken Soup

In a 3-quart pot or larger, bring 6 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and simmer, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes, until the …

The 7 Best Weight-Loss Tips to Start Dropping Pounds Today

Odds are slimming down is on your radar right now—here are seven ways to take that first slenderizing step.<p>Are you in a get-healthy frame of mind today? If you answered yes, you're not alone—the beginning of the week seems to be a popular time for people to focus on their health, according to a …

Weekend Challenge: Medicine Ball V-Up

Hello, abs of steel!<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness</i> …

10 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Your Vagina

Consider this an ode to your amazing anatomy<p>You probably already know your vagina is seriously impressive. This amazing body part can bring about intense pleasure, annoying pain, and even another tiny human being. In short, it's pretty awe-inspiring. That's why we think it's crucial to stay on top …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

Firm up your booty and tighten your abs with these ten targeted moves<p>Ready to work your booty? We've got ten moves that'll blast your buns (and work your abs while you're at it). Follow along with this workout—first do the four warmup moves, and then get down to the hard work with three killer …

6 New Reasons to Eat Almonds

And okay, #7: They taste amazing.<p>Nutritionists are having a love affair with almonds. Next week at the American Society of Nutrition annual meeting, researchers are set to present six new studies on the health benefits of noshing on almonds.<p>Patience isn't our strongest virtue, so we got a peek at …

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Time crunched? This 5-minute circuit makes the most of a quick fit hit<p>A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

Move of the Day: Extended Side Plank

Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move so you can do each one back to back or individually. Performing this one move each day will add up and you will begin to see noticeable changes in …

Get Fit and Sexy—Fast!

You're going to love trainer Anna Kaiser's high-intensity body-sculpting moves.<p>This fast-paced circuit blends heart-pumping cardio with total-body strength and dynamic flexibility for a killer head-to-toe workout. "They're not only fun moves," says Kaiser, who appeared as a backup dancer in …

The Oldest Nutrition Advice May Be the Wisest

<b>The Oldest Nutrition Advice May be the Wisest: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables</b><p>As a dietitian, I come across nutrition "news" and diet advice daily that makes me what to cringe. Research findings are often misinterpreted, articles are written based on flimsy research (e.g., not published in a …

Let's Take It Outside

The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Spring is finally emerging. After being confined to four walls all winter long, I'll bet you can't wait to rid yourself of cabin fever and get outdoors.<p>Did you know that nature is not only our greatest playground but also our greatest gym? …

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak upper-back muscles helps pull your shoulders back …

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look

Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

It doesn't even involve exercise!<p>"Rise and shine" isn't just something you should say in the morning to drag yourself out of bed. According to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, actually <i>doing it</i>—i.e., getting up and catching a …

We Tried It: Towerrunning

<b>What We Tried:</b> Towerrunning, the sport of climbing up the stairs of skyscrapers, because, why not?<p><b>Where:</b> 4 World Trade Center, in New York City, for the first-ever Runyon Up stair climb for cancer research, benefitting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.<p><b>What We Did:</b> I climbed to the top of …

5 Healthy, Tasty Greens to Mix Up Your Salads

Score more flavor, texture, taste—and good-for-you nutrients—by switching up your salad base.<p>Spinach. Romaine. Kale. If you love salad but basically rotate these three go-to greens day after day, you're not just deadening your taste buds—you're also depriving yourself of the full range of vitamins …

Healthy Eating

Stuffed with low-fat cottage cheese and oodles of spinach, these lasagna roll-ups are actually quite healthy! GET THE RECIPE: http://thekitc.hn/1naiFSk

ICYMI this week's recipes include make-ahead roasted vegetable burritos, & baked spaghetti squash carbonara: http://thekitc.hn/MIo3RP

A delicious cake you can make in a mug in the microwave in just 90 seconds? Oh yes. It can be done. RECIPE: Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake: http://thekitc.hn/1gpZViA

Pecan Cream Cake

Make the cake: Heat oven to 350°. Butter and flour three 8" cake pans; set aside. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk and …