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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 days ago
Kristen Bell may be small (5'1" to be exact) but she packs a serious punch when it comes to her values. We recently caught up with the Neutrogena Naturals Brand Ambassador to talk about her green lifestyle and how her routine has changed with her second pregnancy. More
3 days ago
Cabernet? Nope. Cheese? Think again. How about cookies? No way. Don't freak! There are still plenty of appetizing Paleo snacks. We polled two five-year Paleo devotees—Stephanie Gaudreau, certified holistic nutrition practitioner and owner of Stupid Easy Paleo, and Melissa Joulwan, creator of The Clothes Make the Girl and author of Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat (and the follow-up, Well Fed 2)—for a list of their most-used ingredients for Paleo snacks. Stock up on just five foods and you'll be set to serve up a better bite every weekday for two months! More
3 days ago
New research finds you can lose weight by making this small change—and it has nothing to do with consuming fewer calories. More
1 week ago
When celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, and Lena Dunham throw birthday parties these days, of course they go for the hottest club in town: the health club. All three chose to celebrate by inviting their friends to a class at SoulCycle, which hosts so many birthday rides—for famous and nonfamous alike—that it has its own party policies in place (a cupcake and singing for the birthday guest). "We have a ton of riders who celebrate at SoulCycle," says Gabby Etrog Cohen, a spokes­woman for the indoor-cycling studios. "I booked two birthday parties just today." This isn't simply some crazy fad among the exercise obsessed in New York City and Los Angeles. Working out has moved from pregame side dish to main social event in cities across the United States. Consider the evidence. More

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1 week ago
High blood pressure puts your health at risk. You can use the DASH diet plan—or parts of it—to lower your blood pressure, protect your heart, and maybe even slim down. More
1 week ago
Fifteen years ago, 269-pound Jessica Oliver, now 32, collapsed at her part-time job working in the lab of a hospital. "Next thing I knew, I woke up in the ER," she says. "Doctors told me I had a heart murmur and needed to take blood pressure medication and lose weight." But that was easier said than done for the 17-year-old, who battled low self-esteem and sought comfort in food. More
1 week ago
CrossFitters swear by it. Celebs like Jessica Biel, Megan Fox, and Gwyneth Paltrow have praised it. But what do doctors and dietitians have to say about the Paleo diet? We investigated the "caveman diet," so you don't have to. More
2 weeks ago
We all know chicken breast and brown rice make for a healthy dinner. But let's face it—it gets old after a while. That's why we asked chef Jeremy Bringardner of the wholesome fast-casual chain LYFE Kitchen restaurants, which just opened its first doors on the East Coast in New York City, for his tips on how to perk up traditionally good-for-you dishes. Buh-bye boredom. More
2 weeks ago
There's a new way to boost your metabolism—and it starts at your next meal. Research shows that eating the right foods increases your body's ability to torch calories, which helps speed up your slim-down. The delicious recipes here—pancakes, pizza, pasta and more—are packed with these potent fat fighters. Get ready to start the New Year 10 pounds lighter and 100 percent happy and healthy. More
2 weeks ago
Between Munchkin the Shih Tzu taking over our treadmills and Gracie Sue blowing up our Instagram hearts, there's one thing we know for sure: We love seeing pets don their best workout gear (because puppies, duh). Take a cue from these cuties as we sit back and wonder what's really going through their furry heads. More
1 month ago
Weight loss aside, switching to a Mediterranean-style diet for just eight weeks can have long-lasting health benefits. Here's how. More
1 month ago
Is your kitchen making you fat? It could be. Brian Wansink, PhD, director of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab and author of the new book Slim by Design, visited hundreds of homes to determine how our favorite room in the house is also the most dangerous. Read on for the most common kitchen fat traps—and the weight-loss tips to prevent them. More

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