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How to Eat Less Without Even Thinking About It

Portion control has never been so easy<p>"Portion-control dishware" conjures images of awkward cafeteria-like trays—not exactly the stuff you'd want to use at a dinner party. But now you can slim down in style (and under the radar!) with these fun new options.<p><b>Bluebelle Ceramic 10 ½" Plates</b>Your veggies …

The Lose-Weight-in-7-Days Eating Plan

An eating plan to slim down without starving<p>Wish you could fit into your "thin jeans" next weekend? You totally can! Just eat the breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks (yes, there's still room for snacks!) outlined in this healthy eating plan for the next seven days. You'll drop pounds</i> …

Introducing: The Most Magical Calorie Counter Yet

We hereby grant you permission to keep your phone on the table at dinner<p>These days, it's easier than ever to count your calories. More restaurants are putting calorie counts directly on their menus, food labels have become easier to read, and the latest evidence? The TellSpec. It's actually not out …

3 Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day

Cut them out before they ruin your day<p>So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some things are out of your hands—but other little morning habits could be …

6 Ways to Stop Mindless Grazing BEFORE It Starts

Fed up with your nonstop munching habit? Help is here!<p>We've all been there: It's 10:43 a.m., you have a project for work due at noon, and you're stuck. You can't think. But rather than plowing through it, you find yourself plowing through a half-eaten bag of pretzels instead. Welcome to the world …

How Many Calories Do You NEED While Dieting?

How to cut back on calories without hurting your health<p>If you want to slim down, you probably expect that you'll have to eat less. But lately, intermittent fasting—aka, not eating at all during certain periods of time—has been all the rage.<p>At first glance, this type of weight-loss plan may seem …

The RIGHT Way to Eat Out with Friends While Dieting

Trying to lose weight? You don't have to swear off dinner outings altogether—just follow this tip<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, grabbing dinner with friends can seem like the fastest way to undo all of the hard work you've put in eating right and hitting the gym. After all, a shared appetizer …

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46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

5 Healthy (and Money-Saving!) Lunch Recipes

With these tasty options, you’ll actually want to brown-bag it<p>Don’t have the time (or energy) to make lunch most mornings? You’re not the only one. The average American spends more than $900 a year eating out for lunch, according to a new survey conducted by Visa. Surveyors arrived at this stat …

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm

You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex is no different: Picking the right sex position can mean the …

The Easiest Way to Burn 600 EXTRA Calories a Week

And you won’t even work up a sweat<p>What if you could work off that slice of pizza without doing a single squat? Good news: You can. You can burn more than 40 calories per hour just by standing, according to a new study at the University of Chester in the U.K.<p>In a small study of 10 office workers, …

The 5-Minute All-Over Toning Workout

You can get some serious sweat going with this amazing workout routine from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of Shape Up Shortcuts<p>Yes, you <i>do</i> have time to work out. Even if you just have 5 minutes, we've got you covered with this amazing total-body workout, created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor …

Is It Okay to Work Out Twice In One Day?

Read this before you double up your exercise sessions<p><b>The question:</b> Is it okay to work out twice in one day? And if so, what’s the best way to do it?<p><b>The expert:</b> Doug Barsanti, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and owner of ReInvention Fitness in Santa Cruz, California<p><b>The answer:</b> …

Can Sex REALLY Count as a Workout?

Learn the truth about getting it on<p>You know all those times you’ve joked about how sex is such a workout? Turns out there may be some truth to that after all, according to a new study published in the journal <i>PLOS One</i>.<p>Canadian researchers used these cool, non-intrusive armbands to track 21 couples, …

How Is Maintaining Your Weight Different Than Losing Weight?

Why so many people who shed pounds can't seem to keep the weight off<p><b>The question</b>: After you've slimmed down, should you use a different strategy for maintaining weight loss? Or will the same steps that help you drop pounds in the first place still work?<p><b>The expert</b>: James O. Hill, Ph.D., executive …

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