Lyn McGee

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15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

Breakfast

Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs: The Truth About Low-Carb Diets

The low-carb frenzy hit its zenith in the early 2000s and has since ebbed and flowed in popularity. I've seen patients get impressive results doing very low-carb diets, but eventually many become burned out and regain the weight as the novelty of eating bacon and other formerly forbidden foods …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

What Happens When Carrot Cake Actually Tastes Like Carrots?

<i>Teach your taste buds to appreciate less sweet desserts, starting with a carrot cake that actually tastes like carrots.</i><p>When my husband and I are invited to dinner parties we typically don't even ask what we can bring. We just show up with a cake or a pie and a big box of cookies. So far no one has …

30 Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Start Your Morning Off Right

Eat well all month long.<p>There's no denying the allure of French toast, pancakes and waffles, but more often than not those breakfast options will weigh you down rather than fill you with good energy to tackle the day ahead (though we have found one or two exceptions to that rule). Smoothies, oats …

Want to look younger? This is the food you should eat

We all know that eating healthily can have major benefits, but Elizabeth Peyton-Jones's new book Cook Yourself Young claims that changing what you eat could even help slow down the signs of ageing<p>When first confronted with <b>Elizabeth Peyton-Jones,</b> your initial feeling might be guilt followed by a …

30 Corner Drawers and Storage Solutions for the Modern Kitchen

It is barely surprising that the kitchen is often one of the first rooms that most homeowners think about either before making a purchase or …

20 Satisfying Lunches That Promote Weight Loss

Your lunch break just became the healthiest part of your nine to five.<p>You probably spend your mornings at work counting down the minutes 'til your much-needed lunch break, so why not double your pleasure by brown-bagging a delicious meal you can actually get excited about? Skip the drive-thru, stop …

Healthy Eating

The Biggest Breakfast Mistake You're Probably Making

The protein doesn’t just provide the fuel to help you leave the house. “If you just have carbs at breakfast, your metabolism is off for the whole day,” says Yoder Latortu. “How hungry you feel is based off two factors: how much you eat and what you eat. If you don’t eat protein at breakfast, you’re …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

The 20 Most Weight Loss Friendly Foods on the Planet

Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories …

Nutrition

10 Of The Best Plyometric Exercises You Probably Aren't Doing

Nothing screams "celebration" quite like jumping around with excitement. And we here at The Huffington Post are literally jumping for joy in celebration of the company's 10th birthday. We decided to throw some fitness clothes into the mix and make a workout of it!<p>Here are 10 of our favorite …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Workouts

Classic lemon drizzle cake

Sweet yet zingy, satisfying yet light, lemon drizzle can lay claim to being one of the greatest cakes.<p>This simple recipe comes from reader Pam Daniels from East Harling in Norwich. We think it's unbeatable.<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><p>1 hour 20 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>125g/40z soft margarine/butter<br>• 175g/60z caster …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

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.

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9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …

10 reasons your belly fat isn’t going away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but healthy. Extra fat cells deep in your abdomen (aka visceral fat) generate adipose hormones and adipokines—chemical troublemakers that travel to your …

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flaxseed Almond Muffins Recipe

<i>These Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Flaxseed Almond Muffins use healthy flaxseed to replace half the oil in the typical muffin recipe.</i> <br>I love cooking for …

Breakfast

8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

Don’t fall for a "detoxing" cleanse—your bod can already get rid of toxins. These food will help support the organs that do the heavy lifting.<p>Pricey juice cleanses that promise to help you detox are all the rage right now—but the idea that a liquid diet can help you eliminate harmful substances …

8 Diet Changes Real Women Made to Lose More Than 50 Pounds

You're definitely going to want to steal at least one.<p><b>Related:</b> What Nutritionists Eat When They Go Out to Restaurants<p><b>Related:</b> 10 Genius Ways to Use Up the Last Bit of Greek Yogurt

9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

7 Things You Can Do Before Noon to Lose Weight

These moves will set you up for all-day success.

9 Ways to FINALLY Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Peace out, pooch!<p><i>This article was written by Hallie Levine and provided by our partners at Prevention.</i><p>Belly fat can make your jeans feel extra snug, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for …

10 yoga poses to beat stress

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> If you're struggling with sky-high stress levels, yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.<p>It may seem counterintuitive that twisting yourself into a pretzel can promote relaxation, but it's true! Studies show that yoga has a …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …