Fitness

A dessert isn’t dessert unless it’s decadent and delicious, but no one said it can’t taste amazing and also fill some nutritional gaps while you’re enjoying each bite. These chewy brownies are disguised as fudgey, peanut-buttery goodness but shhh — they also offer a healthy dose of protein, which we could all use a little
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Ballet can easily be appreciated on stage or in a studio, but it’s even more breathtaking when seen in unconventional settings. Photographer Omar Z. Robles beautifully blends dance and street photography, and the results are nothing short of magical. His Instagram account is a collection of stories told through dancers’ bodies against urban backdrops. Rather
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I’ve struggled with lactose intolerance for most of my adult years. As much as I loved eating grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream as a kid, I couldn’t keep that up after I entered my 20s because the consequences weren’t pretty. When I switched over to the vegan diet, I experienced so many positive benefits
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The 80/20 principle is no diet — it’s a lifestyle change that can lead to sustainable weight loss. Folks who have suffered on rigid, limiting diets in the past find that this new rule teaches them about balance and moderation, a concept that never exists in a fad diet. When you practice 80/20, you have
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It burns, itches, and produces a disturbingly cottage cheese-like discharge. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had it. In fact, roughly half of women have been diagnosed with at least one yeast infection before the age of 25. Vulvovaginal candidiasis, as doctors call it, is caused by a vaginal overgrowth of a fungus known as
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When I talk about how I don’t eat dairy, nine time out of ten, the immediate response is, “Oh, I could never give up cheese.” And immediately after, someone always says something about not being able to live without without pizza. If you want to avoid dairy, many brands offer vegan shredded mozzarella — and
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Forty-two-year-old Ellie Carter from St. Paul, MO, went through the devastating loss of her father at the same time she was diagnosed with her own serious medical issues — it was the perfect storm for gaining weight. Ellie: Before She fought through her medical setbacks with the help of Gold’s Gym’s challenges, and now she’s
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There are times in life when your woes can only be cured with a slice of fluffy bread, and you shouldn’t be deprived of that joy just because you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet. Bread is a highly accessible food wherever you go; you can get your hands on a sandwich or avocado toast
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While eating at night won’t cause weight gain, eating a large meal that makes you exceed your daily calorie intake will. If you want to drop pounds, try this tactic: make lunch and breakfast your largest meals of the day, and make dinner a smaller meal (about 25 percent of your daily calories). Consuming more
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A few weeks ago, Jacqueline was enjoying herself on vacation in Mexico. Having used to weigh over 500 pounds, she was feeling really confident and proud of herself for losing 350 pounds and getting her health on track. This was the first time in a long time that she put on a bathing suit, so
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There is a special kind of love for Halo Top at POPSUGAR. People here go wild for the low-calorie, high-protein ice cream and can barely believe it’s not laden with fat and sugar. How can something that tastes so damn good only result in 300 calories for an entire pint?! Since its release last year,
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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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Love them or loathe them, squats are one of the most effective exercises you can do. It’s very important, however, that you do them just right to maximize effectiveness and prevent injury. Squats are also highly versatile: you can do them anywhere — even while brushing your teeth. Multitask by adding bicep curls and other
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This may seem like a silly question, but it’s one we’ve all pondered at least a few times along our weight-loss journeys. Where does the fat go when we lose weight? Do the fat cells burst and flush out? Do we expel it during bathroom breaks? Do little fairies fly in at night and swipe
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Nothing says Fall like cozying up with a warm Pumpkin Spice Latte, but there’s no denying the seasonal drink isn’t exactly the most nutritious option out there. But you know what is? Jamba Juice’s new Pumpkin Protein Smoothie, that’s what! Not to be confused with the (slightly less wholesome) Pumpkin Smash Smoothie that reappears each
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If you’ve already carved out time in your busy day to go for a run and you’ve got your shoes laced up, you’ve already won half the battle. But that doesn’t mean you can completely rely on autopilot to get you through your running session. Just because you’re working up a sweat doesn’t mean you
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You’ve heard it before: never eat straight out of the bag. So whether you’re noshing on cookies or tortilla chips, you try to be good and grab a healthy portion size, put it in a bowl, and enjoy your snack. But the bag of chips calls to you! The open package is just too tempting!
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Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people have found success with CrossFit. A big part of the CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) include short, intense, fast-paced, heart-pumping interval workouts. If you’ve been itching to try CrossFit but
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It can feel hard enough to squeeze in a morning or evening workout on a normal day. You have a million things on your plate and there’s usually some kind of excuse that hinders you from getting your sweat on. That’s why you might benefit from fitting in a workout during your lunch break. It
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Ashley Pitt is a Bay-Area based group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and the writer of A Lady Goes West healthy lifestyle blog and her first ebook, “Fit and Fertile.” I’d always been told I was superfit and healthy. And that’s because I was lean, I exercised a ton, taught group fitness classes, and loved to
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Experts are pushing the protein when it comes to weight loss, and for good reason, because it regulates your appetite and satiates hunger. But if loading up on tons of protein is your main focus at mealtimes, you might be getting more than you need. Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health
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You’re not going to have perfect energy levels during every workout, but there are some things you can do to give yourself an advantage. If you’ve ever left a workout feeling absolutely destroyed, wondering where those endorphins were hiding, then this one’s for you. Stay Hydrated Crunch Fitness Group Fitness Director Michelle Opperman told POPSUGAR
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