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Is booze making you fat? Not necessarily

Despite its reputation for unhealthiness, the link between alcohol and weight gain is far from certain, writes Ross Edgley<p>For years alcohol has been portrayed as your waistline’s arch enemy. Considering it’s a close second to dietary fat in terms of its calorie density — roughly seven calories per …

The 10 Healthiest Food Combos Ever

Flavorful and nutritious? We're in!<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>In today's world, there's pretty much no limit to what food pairings you can concoct in your kitchen. Exotic, out-of-season, and processed fare is readily available at most …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

Nutrition

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

Skin Care

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

18 Foods That Help Fight PMS

And we're not talking about curling up with a box of cookies.<p>PMS has a bad reputation with very good reason. Bloating, headaches, moodiness—even if you don't experience them all, it only takes one symptom to throw off your whole day. But there are actually a ton of foods that can provide you with …

The Fastest Beach Body Workout

Glance at your watch—yep, it's crunch time. But don't stress: This fitness and nutrition plan from top trainer Chris Powell and weight-loss expert Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., R.D., will whip your bod into bare-worthy shape in just a few short weeks.<p>Summer has a way of sneaking up. And when the …

Exercise

Clean eating: yet another pious regime to squeeze the joy out of good food | Jay Rayner

Gwyneth Paltrow 'eats clean', which tells you all you need to know about the latest self‑deluded food fad<p>You will be relieved to know that today, before writing this, I showered. Soap was involved. I am therefore clean. In the matter of my danker, moist crevices cleanliness is clearly the way to …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Get total-body toning in no time with this incredible (and incredibly smart) workout designed by Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and author of Turbulence Training<p>Toning every inch of your body in less than 10 minutes sounds like something you can only achieve with the help of Photoshop, right? …

Our Favorite Grilling Scenes from Movies and TV

We're suckers for a good barbecue—here are some of our favorite grilling scenes from movies and TV.<p>We've discussed the finer points of food in the movies, but in celebration of <b>30 Days of Grilling</b>, we're focusing our obsession even more: We're talking grilling on the big (and small) screen. There's …

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Wax

A.K.A., how to make your next wax as painless as possible<p>Getting smooth skin for summer is great. Getting a nasty infection from a sketchy salon? Not so much. We spoke with Ladan Shahabi, M.D., a dermatologist and assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology at NYU, for …

Skin Care

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

'I had to buy two new wardrobes after a year on the 5:2 diet'

After Mimi Spencer published her book on the Fast Beach Diet, an updated version of the original 5:2, her father Roger was inspired to lose four stone nine pounds<p>When Roger Spencer’s daughter Mimi published a book about dieting in January 2013, he was naturally delighted and supportive in a …

Stop overeating: tips for resisting the call of the cake

Dr Jane McCartney uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to tackle the problem of 'emotional eating’. She tells Xanthe Clay that if you want to eat less, you’ve got to understand why you want to eat more<p>I admit it. I’m not safe in the house with an open packet of biscuits. It doesn’t take much – a …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

5 Ways to Get an Awesome Outdoor Workout

Challenge your muscles using nature as your gym<p>Looking for a body-sculpting, endorphin-unleashing workout you'll actually stick with? Take your sweat sessions outside. Compared with the gym, exercising outdoors has been linked to an increase in overall satisfaction and a decrease in perceived …

5 Minutes to Tight, Toned Abs

No crunches required!<p>One of the funny things about flat abs is that to get them, you don't necessarily have to do workouts that directly involve your stomach. Rather, it's just as effective—if not more so—to focus on exercises that engage your core as well as <i>other</i> parts of your body, like your …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

A Healthy Diet for Runners: Meal Plan

Lose weight fast with this slimming six-week diet plan<p>This 6-week healthy dietplan from Barbara Berkeley, MD and author of <i>Refuse to Regain!</i>, combines just the right mix of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs to rev up your metabolism.<p>Each of the meals is coded by letter based on its …

Lose 10 Pounds in Six Weeks, Intermediate Running Program: Training Plan

Drop 10 pounds with our all-new running fitness plan<p>If you can run for about 30 minutes straight—at any speed—this plan's for you. (If not, check out our run/walk program to build you up to 30 minutes). At the end of six weeks you'll be able to do a full hour on the road—and you'll score a killer …

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Ricotta and Chives

2 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large eggs<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives<p>1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt plus more for sprinkling<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese<p>4 1/3- to 1/2-inch-thick slices whole grain bread or 8 whole grain baguette slices, lightly toasted and …

Breakfast

When It Comes to Taste, What Matters More: Our Mouths or Our Minds?

We know we love to eat—what we don't know is why and how. So we rounded up cultural and scientific observations about the psychology—and physiology—of taste<p>We're all familiar with <b>Marcel Proust</b>'s humble madeleine: The mere scent of the buttery cookie sends a wave of nostalgia through the narrator of</i> …

Anti-Immigration Sentiment Has No Relation To The Number Of Foreigners In A Country (INFOGRAPHIC)

With just over a week to go to the European Elections, immigration continues to be the political hot potato lobbed by the right at anyone who wants …