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A Thai Dish That Tastes Just as Good as Takeout

Sorry, Seamless.<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser has officially completed the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she cooked at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See all 31 of her delicious recipes here.</i><p>If you order in every time a Thai food craving …

Quinoa with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

I have fallen in love with quinoa over the past year or so, which is approximately 4 billion years after the rest of America fell in love with it, …

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan

Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you drop pounds fast. With 1,500 balanced calories …

Healthy Eating

Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are an easy way to eat more fruit. Give these five under-300-calorie concoctions a whirl, and sip your way to a slimmer body<p>Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose …

Healthy Eating

The Lunch-Break Workout

Wanna weigh less at the end of each week? This lunch workout burns calories like crazy… and won't leave you red-faced and dripping wet<p>For many women, a "lunch break" consists of scarfing down bites of a salad in between meetings, e-mails, or projects. Squeezing in a midday workout—and then …

Fitness

16 Snacks That Are OK to Eat at Night

Eating past 8 p.m. has gotten a bad rap! In reality, the reason you may have gained (or not been able to lose) weight probably has more to do with …

Falafel Pitas

Asian noodles with ginger and garlic

In a small bowl, mix sesame oil, olive oil, ginger, garlic, brown sugar and rice wine vinegar.<p>Add fresh lime. Taste and adjust the flavours—you might want more tang from the lime or more garlic or some salt.<p>Add dry red pepper flakes if you’d like some spice.<p>Cook thick Shanghai-style noodles as per …

7 OMG Squash Recipes

If you like squash now, you’ll love it even more after you try these seriously tasty dishes<p>If roasted squash soup or butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter doesn’t take you to your autumn happy place, well, then, you must not like fall. For everyone else, you’ll love treating your taste …

Healthy Eating

5 Easy Soup Recipes for Blustery Fall Days

They taste SO much better than the canned stuff—and barely take any more effort<p>Eating soup can help you slim down, according to research. But chicken noodle? Been there and done that <i>way</i> too many times. So grab a spoon and try something new. You can make any of these deliciously different soup …

Food

Honey-Mustard and Garlic-Rosemary Chicken

The Best Kale Salad Ever

Bonus: It so easy, you can make it all the time<p>If you get a little too excited for bagel Fridays at your office, then you’re about to get very jealous when we tell you that Google offers its employees free lunch every single day (not to mention unlimited free snacks). One of the most popular items …

New York City

Strength Workout: The Secret to Firing Up Your Metabolism

If you want to change your body, you have to challenge your body. Here's how!<p>There's one misconception that seems to prevail among fit women the …

Exercise

The Weight-Room Cardio Workout

Hit the gym to get your cardio fix—without stepping foot onto a treadmill<p>Think lifting weights can't get your blood pumping? Try this two-for-one circuit created by Brett Hoebel, 20-Minute Body creator and former trainer on NBC's <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. It utilizes total-body resistance moves that …

Workouts

Home Workout Routine: Low-Impact HIIT

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. It is without question one of the most effective and efficient ways to burn fat and boost …

Falafel Pitas

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Workouts

Print It: Beginner 10-K Training Plan

A 10-K training schedule meant for newer runners or those running their first 10-K<p>At 6.2 miles, the 10-K is just long enough to be a training-worthy challenge—and if you haven’t raced the distance before, you’ll notch an instant personal best.<p>This training plan from Kim Maxwell, a running coach …

Swimming

6 Expert-Approved Ways To Lose Fat Fast

#3 should be easy.<p>When it comes to reaching our weight-loss goals, we've got about as much patience as we do sitting in traffic when we're already late for work<i>.</i><p>But in order to get to your goal as quickly as possible, you've got to forget about crash dieting. That's because making strategic tweaks …

Weight Loss

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Nutrition

20 Delicious Summer Salads

Whether you're looking for light and healthy summer meals or new ideas for your next barbecue, these 20 delicious summer salads have you covered. They're quick, require minimal or no cooking, and are a great way to enjoy all the colorful produce that's in season right now.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Summer Salads

The ultimate outdoor workout

<b>Source: Web exclusive, May 2010</b><p>As Canadians, we only see the sun four months out of the year. Why waste your summer in the gym? <b>Working out outdoors</b> …

Fire Up Fat Burning

This routine boosts metabolism, slims you down and sculpts lean muscle. Not bad for 30 minutes of your time<p>Ketchup or mustard? Flats or heels? <i>The X Factor</i> or <i>The Voice</i>? That eternal fitness face-off—cardio or strength training—is just as perplexing. Cardio is a known calorie crusher, but strength …

Workouts

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Workouts

The (15 Minute) Superfast Total-Body Workout

Four moves. That's all it takes to fire up your fat burning and build lean metabolism-charging muscle. This basic routine hits all of your major muscle groups. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit a total of three times, resting one minute between each …

Workouts

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

Healthy Eating

Baked Avocado-Egg Bowl

Less than 30 minutes<p>2<p>7 Ingredients<p>1 avocado, halved and pitted<br>• 2 eggs<br>• Salt<br>• Pepper<br>• 2 ounces feta cheese<br>• Red pepper flakes<br>• 1 tablespoon chopped …