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Diets & Weight Loss

Strategies and plans to slim down, success stories from women of all body types, and expert advice to keep the weight off.
2 weeks ago
It's time to say "see ya!" to the snooze button. Exercising early in the day has been proven to help you sleep better. Plus, with a morning workout, "you won't have an excuse to skip it later on when our schedule changes," says Jacque Crockford, an ACE exercise physiologist and education specialist in San Diego. And if you have a race coming up, odds are that it'll take place in the a.m., so it's wise to train at a similar time. Keep reading Crockford's tips so you can actually (finally!) motivate yourself to kick off the covers and slip on your sneaks on a regular basis. More
2 weeks ago
What if I told you that the biggest obstacle to weight loss and better health wasn't sugary drinks, or too much couch time, or the 1,800-calorie Bloomin' Onion you ate the last time you visited Outback? What if the real culprit were something more sneaky and insidious: stress. Or more specifically, how you react to it... More
1 month ago
With all the hype surrounding kale, it's easy to forget that there are other greens with major nutritional benefits that are also supremely tasty. Spolier alert: There are. We rounded up seven of 'em (including that cool kid, kale) and asked Amanda Cohen, the award-winning chef behind New York City's Dirt Candy vegetarian restaurant, to supply fresh cooking ideas. More
1 month ago
When it comes weight loss, it seems like everyone has a miracle trick, a no-fail plan, or a waist-changing secret you've gotta try. Problem is, few of them actually work. We dug up some common myths you should avoid, so you can build a better body—the healthy way. More

Slim Down in 7 Days

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1 month ago
There's a fine line between a routine and a rut. Avoid crossing it with this guide to switching up your workouts for maximum results. More
1 month ago
We all head into the gym with a dominant side. Luckily, the right workout can help you overcome any strength (or even size!) differences between your right and left side. Read on to level out. More
1 month ago
Ugh, bloating. It's a guaranteed way to make you feel sluggish at the gym—and it can give you second thoughts about slipping into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. And yes, what you eat has a lot to do with belly bloat. Here, Shoshana Werber, RDN, founder of Neuro Nutrition, shares 10 foods to avoid for a flat belly. More
2 months ago
It's hard to remember the benefits of working out when you're slamming your fist against your alarm clock at 6:30 a.m. Even if you truly love hitting up spin class before work (props), surely these thoughts have crossed your mind. More
2 months ago
Every teacher you had growing up probably told you that cheating was inherently a bad thing. And in most instances, it is. But when it comes to your diet and healthy eating, many experts agree that cheating every once in a while isn't such a bad idea. Read on for six reasons cheating could help you stick to a healthy diet in the long run. More
2 months ago
You know you'd be healthier at a healthy weight (duh), but weight-loss motivation is all about keeping specific benefits in mind. Here's what you can look forward to once you drop pounds. (Not sure if you need to lose weight? Use our BMI calculator to find out.) More
2 months ago
The concept behind clean eating seems simple enough: Just eat foods that are minimally processed. But as any clean eater knows, it takes dedication to ensure that your food is as "farm to table" as possible. And with that dedication come these frustrations. More
2 months ago
Ever tried to DIY juice? Too much of this, not enough of that, and you quickly end up with a funky-tasting experiment. We've taken the guesswork out of the equation with these juicing recipes that are just as good as they are good for you. (And in case you forgot, here's how to juice for your health.) More

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