Fitness

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Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating — all for under 300 calories. The Greek yogurt in the recipe provides a good amount of calcium and protein, both of which can aid in weight loss. The smoothie
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There are as many tips for making your workout better as there are opinions in the world. We get it. It’s hard to really know which advice you should follow, especially since so much of it can be questionable at best. Let’s look past the gurus and experts who don’t seem to have any reasonable
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When you’re short on time, the last thing you want to do is pack your bag and commute to your gym. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to squeeze in a tough, effective workout in the comfort of your own home (or outside, depending on the weather). This killer workout is perfect for moments like
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If you want to lose a few pounds, there’s one thing you should definitely be eating more of: fiber! Why? This plant-based roughage is a weight-loss wonder. But fear not: you don’t need to resort to eating old-school oat bran cereal or adding a fiber supplement to your smoothie in order to up your fiber
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One of my favorite local San Francisco studios has to be Salt. The women-owned studio offers a variety of classes, some that incorporate barre and kickboxing, and others that are hardcore HIIT classes that will leave you dripping in salty sweat. I love the community aspect and that each and every workout leaves me the
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Now that you know what 100 calories of baby carrots and other veggies look like, let’s see how fresh fruits compare. Check out the chart below — you won’t believe how many raspberries you’d have to eat to reach 100 calories! Fruit Amount Calories Apples 2 extra small 105 Apricots 6 whole 101 Bananas 1
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These aren’t your typical belly bloat before-and-after photos from one weekend of gorging on pizza, french fries, ice cream, and beer. This is way more serious. Esme captions the above photo, “first picture: before being diagnosed with celiac disease” and “second picture: after being diagnosed with celiac disease.” Wow. Can you imagine the pain and
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Activewear is an investment, and your spending shouldn’t be limited to the most visible items you workout in like cool trainers and snazzy leggings, because your undergarments matter just as much. This is even more important for bustier women. The size of your chest should never stand in the way of your active lifestyle and
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Craving a chewy, chocolaty brownie, are you? These no-bake treats not only spare you having to turn on the oven during a hot and humid day, but this sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free recipe is just 59 calories per fudgy bite. As a bonus, each bite offers almost two grams of protein and fiber. Just throw
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After making major changes to my training and rethinking the way I eat, I finished a race more than five minutes faster than I had at the same race, on the same course, just one year prior. I immediately began celebrating on social media, bragging about my new personal record (PR). But then someone much
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There are a lot of good reasons to try the Whole30 Diet; it’s made up of fresh, whole foods, and free of things like sugar, junk food, and alcohol. It’s a great plan for anyone looking to clean up their diet, but given the strict guidelines, meal prep is a must, especially when it comes
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Let’s get down to business because you don’t have a lot of time! This workout takes 45 minutes from start to finish, and because it incorporates both intervals and strength training with weights, it’ll help diminish belly fat and leave you lean and strong. After the run is finished, you’ll just need one or two
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Ladies, listen up. If you’ve ever found yourself hiding under the covers during your period, with exercise being the last item on your to-do list, know that you’re not alone. But you might want to give exercising a try during your period — you could be missing out on an opportune moment to crush your
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As we welcome the spiced lattes and crisp leaves of Fall, we also enter into the throes of cold and flu season, where every doorknob and elevator button becomes an obstacle in the battle to stay sniffle-free. Current estimates project that Americans will come down with about half a billion (yes, that’s a “b”) colds
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Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly which days in the month your skin is going to break out, or when you know for a fact you’re going to crave chocolate no matter what? One app has made this possible with a few taps, and it’s as helpful as it sounds. Let me convince you
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When heading to a dinner party, I always opt to bring a healthy, hearty dish, something that will change everyone’s perspective on what “health” food actually tastes like. I recently was cooking for a table of guests with dietary restrictions ranging from Paleo to gluten-free and all the way to vegan. It seemed like a
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We’re hearing about more and more women who are picking up barbells — not just to lose weight, but to grow their muscles. Emma Alvarez’s recent transformation post proves that lifting offers some serious booty gains! Emma admits, “Yes, I was that stereotypical gal who originally started off using the running machine and thought I
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The Jessica you see today on Instagram looks completely different than the Jessica you would have seen a year ago. She’s lost over 160 pounds and documented her weight-loss journey along the way. She credits her accomplishment to portion control and regular exercise, and you can regularly see her working out at the gym or
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No matter how you feel about the weighing yourself, Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shares details from a new study on how the scale can help with weight loss. According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention
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Bob Harper is known and loved for his ruthless training tactics on The Biggest Loser. You could always find him screaming until his throat hurt, sweating until there were no towels left, and pushing contestants to be the absolute best version of themselves. But everything about Bob’s savage fitness mentality changed when he suffered a