Allison Arling-Giorgi

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18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

No more wasting time at the gym.<p>Ask any runner who's naturally slim: There are a bazillion reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight. But if weight loss is your main motivator, make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more calories during exercise:<p><b>1.</b> …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

5 Healthy & Easy Chia-Seed Recipes To Commit To Memory

<i>This post was originally published on December 10, 2014, but it has been updated with an additional chia-seed recipe.</i><p>Chia seeds are definitely having …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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Your Lunch DIY, On The Cheap

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p><i>This article was originally published on Nov. 12.</i><p>There is nothing more depressing than facing your monthly credit-card bill and …

9 Hidden Chicago Gems You Need To Visit

Photographed by Grace Willis.<p>From off-menu dining to underground art (literally), many of the best things about Chi-town fly totally off the radar. …

7 Chicago Restaurants For An Urban Picnic To-Go

August is upon us, and that means our sunny afternoons and balmy nights are numbered. One of the easiest ways to savor the summer is to plant your …

Old-Fashioned Beauty Tricks That Still Work

The beauty world thrives on innovation. It seems like there's a new product out every minute that can solve your problems better than anything that's …

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 …

Start the Day Strong With Peanut Butter and Kale

This peanut butter kale smoothie packs in protein and flavor for a powerfully delicious morning boost.<p>Weekend brunch doesn't have to be an overload of butter and sugar and egg (though sometimes, of course, that's precisely what we want). But for when it's <i>not</i> what we want, it's good to know that …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Lauren Conrad's Guide To Shaping Up In 7 Days Flat

Photographed by Bek Andersen.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our</i> …

The Sexy Butt Workout

This season, leather leggings are everything. And so is having the rear view to pull them off.<p>"Getting the right curves here can be tough, especially if you're doing the wrong—or same moves—over and over again," says Ben Hart, a Tier-3 personal trainer at Equinox and co-founder of Qinetic, an …

How To Beat The Winter Blues — For Good

Illustrated by <b>Sydney Hass</b>.<p><i>Let's face it: Good intentions aside, it's easier to hit the snooze than get out of bed and hit the pavement. So, whether</i> …

10 Chicago Date Spots To Get Your Cozy On

Baby, it's cold outside — but that doesn't mean you and your S.O. have to hibernate until springtime. Seriously, while it's all too easy to hit the …

Try This Simple, 3-Step Salad For Lunch Tomorrow

You know what’s not a good idea? Shopping for jeans after an "eat weekend." Don’t act like you don’t know what an eat weekend is. Don’t act like you …

Juice Your Way ... to Detoxification!

There’s a lot of talk floating around about “detoxing” these days. Detox facials. Detox foot baths. Detox diets. We hardly ever used to hear that …