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This Easy Trick Could Help You And Your Weight-Loss Buddy Lose More Weight | Women's Health

To keep your motivation at an all-time high, start a group text and send inspiring texts like these on the regular, says study author Mandy Schippers, e-research developer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.<p>Getty<p><b>Why it rocks:</b> Direct and specific feedback shows that you're …

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

Healthy Eating

Bibb Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing

Cooking

'How the Whole30 Helped Me Lose 25 Pounds and Keep It Off for More Than a Year' | Women's Health

I’d argue that the best parts of Whole30 are the lasting effects. After I completed the healthy eating program, I gradually added back dairy, gluten, refined sugar, alcohol, legumes, and processed foods to see how my body responded.<p>I realized that I’m very sensitive to dairy. In fact, when I drank …

Women's Health

How the Girl Who Hated Gym Class Learned to Love Fitness and Lost 11 Percent Body Fat

Even though my family ate all home-cooked meals, my mom made a lot of traditional, delicious Mexican food with a lot of oil.<p>On top of that, I work at a restaurant, so I used to eat whatever I wanted all the time. Whether it was pizza at 11 o’clock at night or chips for breakfast, I didn’t care.<p><b>The</b> …

10 Ways To Turn Cabbage Into Quick, Healthy Main Dishes

We all know cabbage is good for us: loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and phytochemicals that may boost the body's natural detoxing process. It may even …

Cooking

Husband's Grandmother's Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

"My husband's grandmother taught me this recipe. She actually cooked for Cajun festivals. She used 40-gallon trash cans for her stock pots. People …

Seafood

Roasted Squash Carbonara Will Make You a Winner, Guaranteed

I've recently decided to turn my life into a simulated reality show, in which I pretend that every single thing I do is actually an intense competition, with fame and fortune as the reward. I want you to be a part of it. So, you have three seconds to answer my first-ever Culinary Mind-Crush …

Eggs

6 Tips For Perfect Pressure Cooker Cooking

Pressure cookers are the miracle workers of the kitchen. They're like little time machines that propel you into the future...<i>where it's dinner …

Cooking

This Is the World's Easiest Biscuit Recipe

People have been making two-ingredient biscuits ever since self-rising flour hit supermarket shelves, and it's easy to see why. Stir heavy cream into self-rising flour, scoop it onto a baking sheet, bake, and serve: It's that easy. But not everything worth making is brand new.<p>There are times when …

Here’s What Happens When Furniture & Plants Get Together and Make Beautiful Living Table Babies

(Image credit: The New Bohemians)<p>I never thought that furniture and plants would go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but I've seen some …

Furniture

A Historic Barcelona Hotel's Modern-Day Romantic Makeover

(Image credit: Nicole Crowder)<p><b>Name:</b> El Palauet Barcelona <b><br>Location:</b> Barcelona, Spain<p>Hotel decor has really stepped into the spotlight over the past six …

Living Rooms

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise | Women's Health

Dell Farrell/@becauseglutes<p>The Workouts<p>I started lifting heavy weights four days a week and giving my body extra time to recover. And when I wasn't strength training with my coach, I did cardio I actually enjoyed, like hiking or walking my dog.<p>I also started tracking every workout I did and changed …

A London Flat Filled with Light

Even as a little kid, I was tickled by the color pink. Twenty-some-odd years later, I still find myself unable to resist “liking” an Instagram photo …

The Best Stores for Big (Really Big!) Artwork & Prints

(Image credit: SFGirlbyBay)<p>Let's cut to the chase here: These are the best online and brick-and-mortar stores for finding big–<i>huge–</i>oversized artwork. …

Sofa

The Power of Transforming Your Story in Psychotherapy

This is the 5th in a series of posts about how clients can use depth psychotherapy effectively. For an introduction see my post 10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You, and for a complete description of these 10 tools see my book: I'm Working On It In Therapy: How To Get The Most Out Of …

Mental Health

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

Fortunately, a friend spotted her struggling in the over-her-head water and pulled her onto the beach. But her troubles didn't end when she recovered her breath. Back home in Orlando, Florida, she was diagnosed with a severe valve regurgitation in her heart. "You are in congestive heart failure," …

Fitness

23 pictures that show why travelers voted Kyoto the best city in the world

This year, for the second time in a row, travelers voted Kyoto, Japan, to be the best city in the world.<p>Kyoto — Japan's imperial capital for over 1,000 years — is full of incredible temples, parks, and markets that make it a favorite with travelers.<p>These photos show why Kyoto was named the world's …

Japan

Greek Isles: How to Make It Your Most Romantic Vacation Ever

As we hit the heart of summer, many people are planning that trip away. Husbands and wives, lovers as well as people in a relationship all look to a vacation to rekindle romance or jumpstart affection. If you are looking to renew your love this summer, the Greek isles can be the perfect place to do …

European Travel

The Dusit Thani Makes Krabi the 'It' Summer Destination in Thailand

The hottest new destination in Thailand is Krabi, and the new Dusit Thani hotel makes it a must-visit destination for the summer.<p>When it comes to …

Thailand

House Tour: A Bright, 700 Square Foot Rental Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Alison Hotchkiss <b><br>Location:</b> Mission; San Francisco, California <b><br>Size:</b> 700 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years; Rented<p>Event Planner Alison's home is …

Living Rooms
Baking

Instagram Star Kayla Itsines Reveals What It Really Takes to Get a "Bikini Body"

"I love all desserts... but I never really crave bad food."<p><i>Kayla Itsines, 24, is a certified fitness trainer from Adelaide, Australia.</i> <i>Her</i> Bikini Body Guides<i>, which include a 12-week exercise plan made up of 28-minute workouts, have a cult-like following, and her</i><i>Instagram</i> <i>account, which is full of</i> …

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Weddings

White Bean Ragout with Toast

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>1 red bell pepper, chopped<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 garlic cloves, 3 finely grated, 1 halved<p>2 teaspoons tomato paste<p>4–6 1-inch-thick slices grilled or …

Onions

How I Lost 20 Pounds and Rid My Belly of Bloat for Good

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>I was never overweight to the point that I was considered unhealthy, but I didn't feel comfortable in my skin—especially after I ate. I constantly felt bloated and uncomfortable.<p>After every meal, I felt tired and had sharp stomach pains. Even something as little as a piece of toast …

Whitney's "More Is More" Style Studio

(Image credit: Submitted by Whitney )<p><b>Name:</b> Whitney <b><br>Location:</b> Gramercy Park, New York, New York<p>There is a lot going on in my little studio, in line …

Painting

These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …

Ice Cream