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10 'healthy' foods that aren't really healthy

The health foods aisle has a way of making guys fat—and unhealthy—and understandably pretty ticked off.<p>After all, isn't munching on (nasty-tasting) health foods supposed to be good for you?<p>If food manufacturers were really out to boost your health, yes. But their end goal isn't making consumers …

The 25 Best Nutrition Tips of All Time

Start a new nation and establish freedom for all? We got Jefferson, Adams and Franklin in a room and they banged out the most revolutionary document …

30 Things you didn't think you could make in a microwave

Your trusty microwave is far more than just a reliable, fast way of heating up that leftover Chinese takeaway - in fact, you can use your microwave …

12 Easy Ways To Cook Eggs In A Microwave

You can poach 'em, you can scramble 'em, you can even make an omelet.<p>Look, no one should <i>really</i> cook eggs in a microwave if there's a stove nearby. Because they're just not going to taste as good. (And cooking eggs using traditional methods, repeatedly, will make you a better, cleaner, and faster …

How to Cook in College When You Only Have a Mini-Fridge and Microwave

<i>Back to school? Don't settle for subpar cafeteria food. Here's how to be a master dorm chef when you only have access to a fridge or microwave. Oh wait, that's not your set-up? Then check out our guides for how to cook when you have no fridge or microwave, or when you have a full kitchen.</i><p>You have …

20 Easy, Microwave-Only Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

Breakfast

7 Post-Workout Eating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Don’t let your grub sabotage your results.<p><b>RELATED:</b> How to Work Out for Optimal Weight Loss with Minimal Time<p><b>RELATED:</b> 5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong<p><b>RELATED:</b> 11 Delicious, Healthy Snacks You Can Stash in Your Purse

Workouts

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

I Tested 7 Different Fitness Trackers—at the Same Time

See how the products compared to each other.<p>Search for "fitness trackers" on Amazon.com, and you'll get, oh, <i>22,845</i> results. Picking the one you want to spend your hard-earned cash on can seem like a pretty daunting task. Take a deep breath. In the name of helping you avoid fitness-tracker-buyers' …

Fitness Technology

A Girl’s Guide to Using Protein Powder

Dudes aren't the only ones who can reap its benefits.<p>What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of protein powder? Probably a jacked guy making a post-workout shake, right? It's time we rehab protein powder's image.<p>“Women may actually benefit more from protein powder than men do,” …

Nutrition

9 Ways To Tell If You're Exercising Enough

<b>These simple tweaks will help you reach your #bodygoals.</b><p><i>By Laurel Leicht</i>, SELF<p>There's nothing as frustrating as hauling to the gym regularly and seeing no results. And it happens all. the. time. Why? Because you're not working out as hard as you think you are. Or worse, you're working hard, but …

Feeling Sore After a Workout? Here's Why That's a Good Thing

You know that feeling you get when you hop out of bed the morning after a serious sweat session only to find that you can barely, well, walk? We've …

The One Body Part You’re Not Stretching (But Should Be)

As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my desk, in my purse. I constantly feel the need to …

No Bake Peanut Butter Chia Healthy Granola Bars

I made these No Bake Peanut Butter Chia Healthy Granola Bars in honor of my sister, who recently informed me that she is, “over quinoa.”<i>Over quinoa</i>? …

10 Tips for Eating Healthy at Parties

In my work as a health coach, many of my clients are busy professionals who are often required to attend social functions as part of their jobs. Many of these folks are diligent about what they eat when they are home on their own turf, but find it hard to navigate the endless buffets and open bars …

19 No-Cook Breakfasts That Require Zero Stove Time

When we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the stove and say good morning to these cooling, no-cook breakfasts instead.<p><b>We love oatmeal and omelets</b> as much as we love all breakfast foods (which is to say: a <i>lot</i>). But when we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the …

Fact or Fiction: Does Eating Late At Night Cause Weight Gain?

It's one of those things you hear, but don't actually know if it's true: Does eating late at night cause you to gain weight?<p>Derek Johnson, executive …

5 Foods That Have More Sugar Than a Candy Bar

You'll be shocked to find out which healthy foods are loaded with the sweet stuff<p>There's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a candy bar every now and then, but we're guessing you don't eat them on a daily basis since you know they're high in sugar. Well, we've got some bad news for you: …

Nutrition

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Out Of Coffee? Eat These 10 Foods For Energy Instead

<i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Gina Vaynshteyn for Thrive Market</i><p>Like most people who struggle to stay awake during the day, I absolutely need a cup of coffee to get me going -- and stay going.<p>Caffeine is fine in moderation, and an addict probably shouldn't eliminate it cold turkey, but …

Khloé Kardashian on Her Weight Loss Success: 'I've Cut Out Soda Completely'

One Beyoncé booty, and hold the diet soda, please! At least, that’s what Khloé Kardashian is ordering up in her healthy lifestyle these days.<p>The …

How to choose the healthiest foods at the grocery store for the least amount of money

You just have to know what to look for.<p>We turned to two experts — registered and licensed dietitian at Urban Nutrition, Nicole Chase, and nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet," Rania Batayneh— and asked them about the cheapest, high-nutrient foods out there.<p>If you're looking to cut down …

10 No-Good, Very Bad Habits That Are Secretly Causing You to Gain Weight

<i>With Summer here, it's natural to want to look and feel our best — right? YourTango shares with us 10 habits that are secretly packing on the pounds. From eating sugary fruits to vegging on the couch, these habits might be your downfall.</i><p>With Summer here, we're trying more than ever to fit into our …

7 Nutrients You Need for Healthy Skin and Hair

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Skin

How junk food damages your body in 9 days or less

You don't have to be a rocket scientist–or even a dietitian–to know that binging on junk food is bad for your body. But sometimes the call of a greasy burger and fries is stronger than your nutrition knowledge. You say to yourself, "It's just one little burger. I'll eat a healthy dinner. It can't …

6 Foods That Can Make You Feel Happier

What if we told you that you could boost your mood just by eating certain foods? Well, it’s true. We teamed up with celebrity nutritionist Paula …

You Should Think Twice Before You Throw Away Expired Food--This Is Why

Do you ever throw away food when you notice it’s past the expiration date? If you do, you’re contributing to the millions of pounds of food wasted …

Agriculture

8 Healthy Eating Rules That NFL Players Live By

Guys who play football for a living have realized what they put into their bodies drastically impacts their performance on the field. The days of …

How to end your sugar addiction

It's 3 p.m., and the sugar cravings are relentless. I've tried satisfying them with a handful of fresh blueberries and some chocolate-covered espresso beans that I found in the back of my desk drawer. But I'm still struggling not to sabotage my withdrawal progress with a chocolate shake from …

Nutrition