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Recommended: Olive Oil

Goal: about 4 tbsp/day<br>The amount of olive oil includes oil used for cooking and salads and oil consumed in meals eaten outside the home. In the group assigned to the Mediterranean diet with extra-virgin olive oil, the goal was to consume 50 g (appx. 4 tbsp.) or more per day of the polyphenol-rich …

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

4 Easy Ways to Control Cravings

Make these simple food swaps to banish hunger without giving in to it<p>When a certain texture calls your name more than your waistband would like, use these swaps to help you stop food cravings without adding inches.<p><b>When you crave:</b> Crunchy (chips, caramel popcorn, biscotti) <b>Chew this:</b> Baby carrots, …

7 One-Minute Weight-Loss Ideas

You know how that $4 latte that you get every morning doesn't seem <i>that</i> extravagant at the time—but when you add up how many $4 lattes you've had over the course of a month, you realize that you've had $100 worth of caffeine? The same thing can happen when you want to lose weight—well, in the good, …

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 …