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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 …

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

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …

8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

Brilliant food swaps that won't sacrifice flavor—or leave you starving.<p>Lets do the math: To lose one pound in seven days, you need to subtract about 3,500 calories. The safest, most hunger-free way to do this is to spread it out over the course of a week, deleting approximately 500 calories a day. …

Healthy Eating

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

Workouts

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Muscle

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30

See how many you can check off so far

5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

You won’t believe the surprising tactics that will actually get your butt in gear.<p>Motivation is a tricky thing—and sometimes the best ways to cultivate it aren’t completely obvious. When it comes to these research-backed strategies, that couldn’t be truer. Here are some of the most surprising ways …

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5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

You won't miss it at all.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top aren't fun to deal with. But you can feel more confident in your own skin with just a little extra effort. Sure, targeting …

Fitness

3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars

• Mix together melted coconut oil with splenda (or agave/honey). Add cocoa powder and stir well for at least 3-4 minutes. You want the mixture to be …

Diabetic Sugarless Cookies

1 c. flour<br>1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon<br>1 tsp. baking soda<br>1/2 tsp. salt (opt.)<br>1/4 tsp. nutmeg<br>1 tsp. ground cloves<br>1 tsp. allspice<br>1 1/2 c. raisins<br>1 c. unsweetened …

Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge<p>Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1 square | Calories: 129 | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g …

Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

Shares 10K<p>These <b>no-bake blueberry cheesecakes</b> are miniature in size, low in saturated fat, and high in calcium, protein, and all of the <b>vitamins,</b> …

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding<p>Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup| Calories: 219 | Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | …

Spiced Chocolate and Avocado Pudding

Spiced Chocolate and Avocado Pudding<p>Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup |Calories: 238| Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g …

Sugarless Cheesecake

• 4 eggs.<br>• 1 Tbs. noncaloric sweetener<br>• 1/2 C. flour<br>• 1/2 tsp. salt<br>• 1 C. evaporated milk<br>• 1 tsp. vanilla<br>• 2 Tbs. lemon juice<br>• 3 C. cottage cheese<br>• nutmeg

Recipes

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

So I’m loving this warm weather. The birds are singing. The trees are budding and the flowers blooming. The sun is shining. The . . . wait . . . …

Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes - earthly taste

<i>Zucchini season is coming.</i><p>(Bonus point for you if you read that in Ned Stark’s voice. I mean, we should totally be besties)<p>Which is like <i>Winter is</i> …

Lemon Magic Cake Cupcakes

In a bowl, mix egg whites with 1 tsp lemon juice until stiff.<p>In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with water, sugar and vanilla until light. Add …

flourless chocolate muffins

Oh wow! These healthy flourless chocolate muffins are seriously good! They are also super easy to make. All you need is 4 ingredients!<p>These chocolate …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>When it comes to snacking within an hour or two of your bedtime, there's a few things to consider: First, research does link late-night calories to the potential for weight gain. One study found that eating right before …

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? …

Workouts

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

That pesky trouble spot will be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep …

Nutrition

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 …

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

14 Foods for GORGEOUS Healthy Hair

Eat these foods to have an amazing hair day every day

Sweet Potatoes

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.

Workouts

8 Pre-Feast Bites You'll be Thankful For

Because your guests won't always be able to wait for the turkey.

Recipes