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We Asked A Nutritionist To Rank 5 Low-Carb Diet Plans—Here's What She Said

If you're going to say bye to bread, the diet better be worth it.<p>So, you’re thinking of cutting bread and other carbs out of your diet. And while Oprah might call this blasphemy, some of the *~trendiest~* diets out there preach that this is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. There’s …

Nutrition

How This Man Lost 213 Pounds Without Ever Stepping Foot Into a Gym

After Todd Gonzales lost his sister due to bypass surgery complications, his life changed forever<p>A couple of years ago, Todd Gonzales experienced a Christmas he would never forget. The Texas resident had celebrated the season with his family, only to receive a 4 a.m. call that would forever change …

Fitness

I Tried 5 Old-School Weight Loss Tips—and I Can't Believe How Well They Worked

Crash diets don't work. What does work, however, is plain common sense<p>I’m a full-time student with four part-time jobs, which means I have no time for anything other than school and work. My hectic schedule has resulted in a fairly unhealthy diet. I usually eat numbered meals from fast food joints, …

Nutrition

Pros And Cons Of A Five Day Fast

There is more and more research coming out about the benefits of intermittent fasting. This research is starting to show there are a number of health …

This is how much water you should be drinking based on your weight

It varies from person to person dependent on a number of factors.<p>Is your pee so light you can barely tell you went to the bathroom? Good job. But if your pee looks more like apple juice, you've got some work to do.<p>Water is the most underutilised tool when it comes to your health. From clearing your …

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Going vegetarian is the most effective ‘diet’ for losing weight, say researchers

You might think that cutting the carbs is the most effective and painful way of losing weight.<p>After all, No Pizza Before Ibiza must exist for a …

Diabetes

This Easy Thyroid Fix Can Melt Away 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks

Is your thyroid making you fat? Does your thyroid feel stuck in low gear? Then one doctor has an easy thyroid diet plan for you to try. His easy …

Wellness

Eat More of These 25 Foods and Lose Weight

Regular exercise is great for building muscle and losing fat, but if you want to see real weight-loss results, what you eat matters. But dropping …

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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 …

The Best 3-Ingredient Recipes For Weight Loss

Weight loss meals can be a real hassle to prepare. They require a long list of healthy ingredients that each have a long prep time. Not to mention, …

Food

These Weight Loss Shakes Are So Good They Taste Like Dessert

Shakes get a bad reputation. Many people think that they're loaded in fat, sugar, and calories, but that's not entirely true. Of course, how you make …

Nutrition

How much weight you should lose each week if you want to keep it off, according to a nutritionist

The doctors he spoke with, however, had a much different idea. They told him people should only lose about one to two pounds per week, or around 30 pounds in one season of the show.<p>When Roth took that number to the network, they turned him down. So season after season, the show's contestants lost …

Fitness

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

15 Foods a Nutritionist Always Keeps in Her Fridge

Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious …

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

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Make These 18 One-Pot Meals Instead of Ordering Takeout

As sure as there are seven days in the week, I can count on the fact that at least one of those days, I'll come home from work feeling totally …

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Here Come Smartphone Barcodes...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — Barclays will be bringing a barcode reader to your smartphone soon.</b><p>The British bank’s Barclaycard division is testing out a “Grab+Go” app that will eliminate the need to wait in …

7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Metabolism

When your metabolism is running like a well-oiled machine, your body is working for you. Not only can it make maintaining (or losing) weight a little …

A Business Deal and a Murder, Seen Through the Rearview Mirror

WESTFORD, Mass. — A silver 2006 Toyota 4Runner. Mint condition. Only 12,000 miles on the odometer. This is what the car dealer in East Providence, R.I., had to offer an up-and-coming star with the New England Patriots when he arrived at the lot in 2010.<p>There’s a long tradition of businessmen …

For Mary J. Blige, Pain Leads to Beauty

“Strength of a Woman,” the new album from Mary J. Blige, moves like a forest fire: ruthless, wide-ranging, blunt. The heat emanating off it is palpable. Ms. Blige has been scorned, is aggrieved and is dead-set on payback. No sensible person would want to be on the receiving end of this record.<p>There …

Mary J. Blige

The One Vegetable You Shouldn’t Eat For Weight Loss, According To A Study

Just because vegetables are considered "healthy," doesn't mean they are all good foods to eat specifically for weight loss. In fact, there's a whole …

Weight Loss

Fast and Furious Abs and Booty Workout

This is a full-body workout, but we have to be honest, your abs and butt will be sore tomorrow since all the moves target those areas a little bit more. And sore in the best way possible, since that means you're building muscle and strength. So just press play and get ready to work!

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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs You Can Actually Peel

By Chris Morocco, Amiel Stanek<p>Find yourself screaming in agony every time you have to peel an egg? Not anymore, friends.<p>Some say that a hard-boiled egg is neither hard nor boiled, but we disagree. You need to maintain a gentle boil to ensure that the water you’re cooking in is the proper …

Eggs

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after reports of strong U.S. earnings, as investors watched the inter-Korean summit.<p>KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index sank 0.7 percent to 3,052.32, but Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 22,441.28. Hong Kong's …