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8 things a nutritionist wants you to know about carbohydrates

They're not the demon people make them out to be...<p>Carbs seem to have landed themselves a bad reputation in recent years, which is a shame because …

This Is How Many Calories You Should Burn If You Want to Lose a Pound

Losing weight can be a difficult challenge for many people, especially when you factor in rigorous workouts, clean eating, and counting how many calories you should burn if you want to see results. Although the scientific rule of thumb is that you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound, …

Why I Refuse to Watch What I Eat (or Drink) on Vacation

I am not one of those people who can eat whatever I want and never gain weight. I've also been lucky to have never seriously struggled with my weight. However, like most adult women, I have to practice portion control, eat relatively healthily, and exercise if I want to maintain my weight.<p>But I …

See What It Took For Becca to Lose 106 Pounds — the Before and After Photos Are Stunning

We see so many moving weight-loss stories, and each of them are uniquely inspirational and powerful. Yet with every story we come across, it's not often you get to see weight loss in the 100-plus-pounds club! That's why we're so moved by Becca's story — that kind of transformation takes …

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …

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How many calories do you actually need per day?

Nutrition terms like “calories” are thrown around all the time, and you see them come up on nutrition labels and in conversation. How exactly do …

Nutrition

17 Women Share Pics of Loose Skin After Weight Loss to Prove How Common and Normal It Is

Anyone who's seen an Instagram feed knows that social media is full of weight loss before-and-after photos. But these images typically showcase only …

Weight Loss

She Lost 84 Pounds Without Sacrificing Meals Out

It's a struggle many of us can relate to: You want to lose weight without sacrificing your social life. But is that even possible? Well, according to …

Fitness

5 steps that helped a teacher shed 70 pounds, transform her life in 2 years

Winning the teacher of the year award at Northview High School in Johns Creek, Georgia, should have been a happy day for Jordan Kohanim, but instead she felt profoundly sad after seeing a picture of her with the award. She couldn't believe how overweight she was.<p>“I was mortified about how unhealthy …

Fitness

13 Snacks to Always Have in Your Kitchen When You're on Weight Watchers

I'm a big snacker. Because I'm always busy, I'm constantly reaching for a quick bite from my fridge or pantry to tide me over until I can throw a meal together. Because of this, I feel like my kitchen is pretty well stocked with snacks that are Weight Watchers friendly.<p>Of course, grabbing fruits …

Weight Watchers

Jillian Michaels’ Fudge Brownies 4 weight watchers smartpoints | Smart Points Recipes

These wouldn’t exactly pass for regular brownies, but if you are craving something sweet & chocolatey then these will do the trick!<p>Recipe makes 16 …

Food

How I Went On Vacation For 8 Days & Didn’t Gain Any Weight

I just returned from a week-long vacation in Maine full of lobster, french fries, wine, and relaxation — and despite my many splurges, I didn’t gain …

The Financial Side of the Weight Loss Industry

The weight-loss industry is big business, and getting bigger – in spite of the recession. A recent study highlighted just how big the financial side …

Weight Loss

Low-Carb Snacks For Weight Loss| Women's Health

11 Low-Carb Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight<p>No cardboard-like granola bars in sight.<p>Getty Images<p>When you're doing the low-carb thing and a case of the munchies strikes, it can be challenging to come up with snacks that are as easy to make as they are to throw in your purse.<p>On top of that, these …

How To Tell If You're Hungry | Women's Health

Obviously, this is easier said than done, especially if you're habitually eating for other reasons. If you're ever unsure about going back for seconds or reaching for that post-meal snack, ask yourself these questions first.<p><b>Have you eaten in the past few hours?</b><p>Eat breakfast and feeling ravenous …

Nutrition

Healthy eating and diet myths, misconceptions

Shutterstock<p>Eating healthy is hard work, so it's no surprise that many of us have tried a shortcut or two at some point, hoping for speedy results.<p>But some of these alleged nutritional quick-fixes aren't all that useful, and a handful of them can even be dangerous.<p>Here's a look at the most …

Nutrition

Mom Who Weighed Over 300 Lbs. Was Determined to Lose Weight Without Surgery: How She Lost 145 Lbs.

Tara Kavanagh has several obese family members, so she always believed she was “destined to be fat.”<p>The 5’7″ self-employed mom-of-three from Rapid …

'I Stopped Eating Carbs At Night For Two Weeks—Here's What Happened'

Bye for now, bread basket.<p>Brittany Anas/ Instagram<p>Carbs are my ultimate weakness. I love bread. But also pasta. And potatoes. And who are the people who don’t eat pizza crust? (They're not to be trusted.)<p>But, as a health writer, I’ve also interviewed a lot of people for weight-loss success stories, …

These Nutritionists Will Forever Change How You View Pasta and Its Health Benefits

I've always tried to convince myself that pasta is healthy to justify my frequent consumption of it. It wasn't until I traveled to Italy that I learned that I don't need to pretend and that pasta actually <i>isn't</i> bad for you like we've been taught to believe — when you eat it the right way. Promise! …

Nutrition

In 30 years of marriage, my patient had never shared her weight with her husband

Obesity is a worldwide health epidemic. But doctors can do little to solve it in the face of systemic issues and diet myths<p>“Why don’t doctors do something about obesity?” This is the puzzled question from a friend that plays on my mind after a recent encounter with a patient that proves …

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