Weight Loss

I have no shame in admitting this: I’ve struggled with overeating at night for a long, long time. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. It’s so easy to cozy up in a blanket on the couch, with a good book or a good TV show, and just plow into a bag of snacks.
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Vegetables are obviously an important health staple and essential for long-term weight loss. But some of them — particularly cruciferous veggies — may be responsible for your bloating. These foods are low in calories and high in nutrients, so you don’t want to avoid them altogether. However, they’re also notorious for causing gas and bloat,
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Eating healthy while traveling can be difficult. Airports don’t always have the best options when it comes to food choices, and the snacks they give in the airplane are no better. Since flying through different time zones already messes with your sleeping schedule, it’s more than likely to also mess up your eating schedule. You
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When Lindsay realized how much weight she gained over the holidays, she knew it was time to make a change. She took a leap of faith and signed up for Renaissance Periodization, a weight-loss program that totally changed her life. She lost 20 pounds, made some serious gains in her fitness, and is now healthier
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Snacking on nuts or trail mix seems like a healthy choice. But if weight loss is your goal, these comparison photos posted by Leanne Ward, a sports dietitian known as the_fitness_dietitian on Instagram, show why a healthy snack like trail mix could actually cause you to gain weight. Leanne wrote, “So many of my clients
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Chia seeds and coconut milk marry for a Paleo-friendly pudding that works great for breakfast. High in anti-inflammatory omega-3s, this sweet chia pudding is a make-ahead recipe that will save you time, fill you up on fiber, and help you debloat. Mix together the ingredients the night before, pop it in the fridge, and look
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Kimberly Snyder might just be the queen of detox. Not only does she have practically all of Hollywood sipping on her Glowing Green Smoothie, but she also just released a new book, The Beauty Detox Power ($19), to address the more emotional aspects of what it means to detox. In fact, she believes in how
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I have this fantasy where I eat pizza and Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie for every meal but also have abs. I’m not talking, like, a six-pack, but just some nice abdominal definition. (You’d think I’d go all out since this is a fantasy version of myself, but IDK. I’m sure there’s something to
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Even if you exercise regularly, you’ve felt it: the aching, can’t-sit-down-or-lift-my-arm muscle soreness the next day after a workout. That pain you feel a day or two after an intense workout is known as DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, and is caused by muscle microtearing, which helps build muscle fiber and make them stronger.
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Ask most trainers and they’ll tell you that a healthy workout routine consists of strength training, cardio, and rest days, ideally spread throughout the week. But for those of us who love two-a-days or long sessions at the gym or just need to maximize our time, the common question seems to be: Which do I
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I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when I was in graduate school, although I suffered from anxiety symptoms for many years before that. I was told that I had a form of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which manifests in different ways for different people. For me, it meant that I was hardly sleeping and
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When we make lifestyle adjustments that involve healthier eating and regular workouts, we typically shed a few pounds and see a decrease in body fat. It’s not that we miss it or anything, but it’s not unusual to wonder where body fat goes to die (so to speak). I mean, it has to go somewhere,
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If you’re new to strength training, you may be wondering how heavy your weights should be. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, because what may feel heavy for you might feel totally different to the person next to you. It’s all about how strong you’re currently feeling, as well as your previous experience with
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With the legalization of cannabis still underway, failing a drug test in your prohibited state is totally a valid concern. But if you’re using CBD-only products, you don’t have much to worry about. Drug tests are looking for THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that’s identified as a Schedule I drug in the eyes of the DEA;
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When it comes to diets, we usually turn to the most trendy ones to try out. The problem with this is the most popular ones tend to be a lot more restrictive and will not work for everyone. This is the reason most people do not stick to diets that gain a lot of buzz.
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I’ve had my fair share of alternative healing practices like cupping done in the past. Even though cupping leaves funny, somewhat creepy marks on my back, cupping offers a lot of relief in my back and neck, especially when I’m dealing with pain or discomfort from my scoliosis. But one thing I’ve never tried is
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“Approximately 75 percent of protein powders had measurable levels of lead.” Stunned? Us too. If you’re a protein-powder junkie, it might be time to reassess — especially if you use a plant-based blend. Clean Label Project, the national nonprofit focused on health and transparency in product labeling, just completed a study of 134 of the
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Having a flat belly is the holy grail for both fitness junkies and the average Jane, but for most, it seems to be an unattainable goal. But it doesn’t have to mean that you are stuck with your muffin top forever. In fact, there’s a simple science behind acquiring a flat belly, and it doesn’t
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Benjamin Stone Dahlia Mertens took her love for holistic healing, combined it with a massage therapy practice, and eventually birthed the cannabis-infused body product line Mary Jane’s Medicinals. Since getting the business up and running in 2009, Mertens has already seen public attitudes toward cannabis shift greatly. POPSUGAR got with
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Giving up coffee in any shape or form isn’t an ideal situation for many people. But where does caffeine stand when it comes to the keto diet in particular? The low-carb, high-fat diet has a laundry list of restrictions — mostly comprised of sugar, grains, and carbs — but coffee isn’t one of them, thankfully.
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As a college student, finding new and creative ways to stay healthy on a budget was a challenge I dived into, determined to succeed. Eating healthy and staying fit is a lifestyle, so regardless of my situation, I always want to try my best to make it work. I know just how it feels to
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If you’re trying to lose weight, then you’ve probably stocked up on some healthy snacks: all-natural peanut butter, almonds, olives, and dried fruit. After all, it’s better to snack on something wholesome and all-natural than something processed, right? Sure — but even whole foods can be calorie-dense, so eating them in excess could still hinder
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What’s wrong with a little late-night snacking? It may seem like noshing on a small something is no big deal, but those calories can add up, especially if you’re spooning ice cream from a container or eating mindlessly out of the pretzel bag. And while the long-believed rule that eating in the evening will lead
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Say hello to your new favorite drink: the thick and creamy Keto Cacao Milkshake, via PaleoHacks. Out with the old and in with the new! Replace traditional sugar-loaded milkshakes with a healthier keto version you can whip up in five minutes. You’ll get the same taste and texture of a traditional chocolate shake with healthy
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