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Fast Food Is The New Weight Watchers... Or Is It?

Iowa science teacher John Cisna definitely started the new year with some impressive personal health results. He lost 37 pounds and brought his …

Jennifer Hudson Parts Ways With Weight Watchers After 80-Pound Weight Loss

Jennifer Hudson will no longer be spokesperson for Weight Watchers, the weight loss plan which helped her lose 80 pounds in four years, People reports.<p>"I have chosen to step away from my role as ambassador and I am excited for the year to come, with many new projects and lots of new music," Hudson …

Weight Loss

4 Rules from Kristen Bell for a Kick-Butt Workout

The star's tips are realistic, fresh, and fun.<p>We're putting it out there: We have a pretty giant girl crush on Kristen Bell.<p>The former <i>Women's Health</i> cover star—who we <i>just</i> learned is expecting a second child with husband Dax Shepard (!), according to <i>ET</i>—always seems to have a refreshingly honest and …

Homemade Upgrade: How to Make a HEALTHY Burger and Fries

Yes, it's totally possible!<p>Each month your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D. This month we're looking at the classic summer BBQ staple: Burger and fries. The good news is that you don't need to forgo this tasty combo if you're looking to …

Countdown to Summer | Women's Health

Show off those curves and dive in.<p>Save the extra cash for things that really matter in the summer, like ice cream.<p>Hit the beach looking like a million bucks—without breaking the bank.<p>We've got your final round of programming for the #Gimme5Challenge!<p>Get a rock-solid core without getting up off the …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

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 …

The Awesome Thing You Should be Doing with Your Orange Peels

Stop throwing them away this second.<p>If you're just trashing the peel of your oranges, you're missing out on the opportunity to make a sweet (and nutrient-rich) treat: candied orange peels! They're perfect on their own or as a topping for a pretty dessert, oatmeal, frozen yogurt, and more. And while …

How One Woman Lost 40 Pounds of Fat and Saved Her Life

After a big health scare, Jeanenne Darden managed to lose an amazing 22 percent of her body weight. Find out how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 187 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 146 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b><br>Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half through all ranges of motion for a slow burn from …

7 Things You Never Knew About Body Odor

There's a lot more to that musky smell than you think.<p>Brace yourself, we're about to get really <i>real</i> about BO. It's gross (we know), but hey, it can happen to anyone. And with the temperature heating up, you're more likely to stink up your favorite sundress or workout gear. So take some time now to …

The One Thing You Should Eat When You Want to Freshen Your Breath

Fighting mouth odor is as easy as hitting the produce aisle.<p>Next time you go a little overboard with the garlic bread or garlicky salads and sauces, forget the mouthwash and hit the fruit aisle of the supermarket instead. A new study published in the <i>Journal of Food Science</i> found that the breath …

5 Tips for Rocking Your Dance Cardio Class (and Not Feeling Silly While You're at It!)

How to unleash your inner pop star<p>"Dance like nobody's watching" is easier said than done. Particularly if you're in a dance cardio studio packed with women and lined with mirrors. Then it feels like <i>everybody</i> is watching.<p>It's usually not the case, says Samantha Goltz, a trainer at AKT inMotion, a …

'I Couldn't Have Done This Without Him': How a Husband and Wife Lost a Combined 113 Pounds Together

Sometimes there's no better motivator than your partner.<p><b>Sheila</b> <b><br>Before:</b> 278 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 226 pounds<p><b>Walter</b> <b><br>Before:</b> 244 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 183 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b><br>For married couple Walter Dietrich, 58, and Sheila Kemper Dietrich, 57, from Boulder, Colorado, food has always been about more than just fuel. …

8 Perfect Fitness Foods

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time

How to Pick a Realistic Goal Weight

Find the right target—for you.<p>Lisa Marie Presley is flaunting a new, slimmer figure—and says she's finally back at her "happy" weight, which is the same amount she weighed as a teenager, according to a recent interview the star did with <i>People</i>. We're all about breaking out the high-school jeans, but …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

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. "Because they are a particularly sleepy muscle group, performing light …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

Cameron Diaz's Trainer Shares 7 Tips for an Insanely Fit Body

Get motivated, get fit, and kick your routine up a notch with his smart advice.<p>Getting a strong, sexy body—and keeping it up—is no easy feat. So we spoke with celebrity trainer Teddy Bass, who helped Cameron Diaz sculpt her crazy-amazing bod, about how to score a fit physique and a hefty dose of …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Newsflash: Squats aren't the only secret weapon when it comes to sculpting a strong and lifted backside. Whether you have Beyoncé-level aspirations or would be happy to just give your skinny jeans a little more to cling to, this sequence of exercises hits all the major muscles to improve your rear …

A Mother and Daughter Decided to Lose Weight Together—See Their Inspiring Progress After 100 Days

Find out how the duo lost 74 pounds in 100 days in our exclusive interview.<p>A lot can change in 100 days. So when 50-year-old Cheryl Shaw and her daughter, 17-year-old Tessa, watched a woman recording <i>her</i> weight-loss journey every day on giveit100.com, a site that lets people upload 10-second videos …

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 …

21 Recipes to Help Beat Belly Bloat

Delicious foods that help you deflate<p><i>By Lizzie Fuhr for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>The foods you choose have a huge impact on the way you feel. And even apart from bikini season, dealing with a bloated, distended belly is just plain uncomfortable. All of these warm-weather recipes include healthy and …

6 Ways to Get a Flat Belly for Pool Day

Even if you're planning to slip into a bikini tomorrow!<p>The warmer it gets outside, the more time you'll probably be spending in your swimsuit—and it's always nice to feel confident when baring more skin than normal.<p>Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to de-bloat on days you know …

The Plank Circuit That'll Sculpt the Body You've Always Dreamed Of

If you think standard planks are hard, just wait until you try celebrity trainer David Kirsch's circuit!<p>Oh, the plank. It can make you quiver (literally). It's also probably one of the most important exercises you have in your workout arsenal. Why? Because it strengthens your core, which is …

15 Things No One Ever Tells You About Marriage

It's time for some real talk about 'til death do us part.<p>Marriage is pretty freakin' awesome. It means you've found that person that you want to spend <i>forever</i> with—and chances are you celebrated that in a big way. But aside from all the unsolicited advice that brides and grooms are bombarded with, …

10 Celebrity Trainer Tips For Last-Minute Bikini Prep

Hit the beach with a slimmer waistline.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Only have a week or two before you're set to don a bikini? We asked the top celebrity trainers to spill all the last-minute weight-loss advice they give their clients when they are prepping for …

5 Workout Mistakes That Prevent Weight Loss

You'll never guess which habits make it harder to drop pounds.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you're trying to lose weight, burning calories through exercise is key. But if you're not burning enough, then you won't see the scale budge. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to learn what you …

Is It Better to Have One Daily Treat or an Entire Cheat Day While Dieting?

An expert weighs in on this tricky question<p><b>The question:</b> Sometimes you see recommendations to have a weekly cheat day in your diet—and other times you read that it's better to have one treat a day. Which is smarter?<p><b>The expert:</b> Angela Lemond, R.D., a nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of …

Sculpt an Action Hero Body

Three female stunt-doubles share their get-fit tricks<p>Female stunt doubles have enviable physiques that rival those of today's sexiest celebrities. Now you can steal fitness secrets from three of this season's top behind-the-scenes stars.<p>MOVIE: <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b><br>ACTRESS: <i>Zoe Saldana</i><br>DOUBLE: <b>Chloe</b> …