Weight Loss

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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Yoga is all about self-love and feeling free, vibrant, and full of light. Maybe sometimes you want to feel even more free, and that might mean stripping down and Down Doggin’ in just your skin. Not into trying it yourself? That’s OK. Seeing these photos of naked men doing yoga is just as freeing, joyful,
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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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Controlling cravings when you’ve cut carbs or gluten can be especially hard when it comes to breakfast or brunch. Between baskets of muffins and stacks of pancakes, there’s often enough on the table to make your dietary restrictions dampen the morning fun. Luckily, you don’t have to pass on a pancake breakfast if you whip
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If you find it hard to lose weight with your busy schedule, the news keeps getting better. First, just 20 minutes of exercise was proven to help increase your metabolism. A related study has found that working out intensely for just 2.5 minutes can spur calorie burn throughout the day — an extra 200 calories’
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We’re refocusing our calorie counts and making sure we’re getting the right calories through macronutrients, and the macronutrient protein takes center stage when your goal is to build muscle or lose weight. For starters, protein keeps you fuller for a longer amount of time compared to equal portions of carbohydrates or fat. Protein can also
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I recently sat down with DIAKADI personal trainer Liz Letchford, MS, ATC (and PhD candidate!), and lamented about how sore I was after a recent Megaformer class. “It’s because of the eccentric exercises,” she told me. Those slow and controlled resistance movements? “They leave you the most sore . . . but the good thing
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You’re good all week, fueling your body with healthy foods, but once the weekend comes, your 80/20 diet is more like 20/80 (or 100/0!). Treating yourself is definitely a must, but for Christine Carter, before starting her weight-loss journey, she says that Sundays “were always a day of regret for me.” She captions the above
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Since launching his YouTube channel in October 2014, Caleb Marshall, aka “The Fitness Marshall,” has been rocking some serious dance moves and motivating thousands to get into shape. His fun, upbeat videos use the latest pop hits and pair them with his own innovative and funky choreography. Even those of us with no dance background
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With several options on the market for contraceptives and lots of press about certain ones, it can be difficult to sort through the information and make a choice that is right for you. The NuvaRing is one of those products. Over 44 million prescriptions for NuvaRing have been written in the United States as of
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If you’re anything like me, the only time protein powder comes in handy is when you’re making a smoothie. Although this is the most reliable way to get the most out of your protein powder, you’re not unleashing its full power unless you’re utilizing it in other ways in the kitchen. Protein is one of
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a morning person. I’m up at 5 a.m. every morning and at the gym by 5:30, and I often like to get to the office at 8. That means, though, that nighttime tends to be a challenging part of the day for me, so while some
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If you go to any activewear store, you’ll notice a lot of the same stuff — skintight leggings, strappy sports bras (and bralettes), racerback tanks, and compression shorts. For some women, this is awesome: more ways to show off the body you’ve been working on! But the truth of the matter is, not everyone wants
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The keto diet is as divisive and polarizing as politics (if not more so). As it turns out, carbohydrates have the ability to really turn people against each other; those who are pro-keto (and seeing positive effects from the diet) would be quick to shut down anyone who said the diet isn’t healthy, and those
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When I started CrossFit over a year ago, goal number one was to be able to do a pull-up. I finally mastered one, but man . . . it’s still so frickin hard! It’s because I don’t work on them enough. My CrossFit coach, Kristi Lunny, said she has a pull-up bar in her garage.
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The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Alison, a contributor to Jenn, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. Losing 70 pounds is tough. Keeping it off for more than a decade is even tougher. Trust me, I tried everything. Once I lost the weight, I thought I’d feel
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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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Experts agree that weighing yourself regularly can help keep your weight in check and inspire you to stay on track with workouts and healthy eating. But when stepping on the scale becomes an obsession, that’s when it can be detrimental to your journey — and even to your well-being. Carina recently posted this before-and-after to
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Dancers make their job look so easy that we sometimes forget how much hard work they put in every single day. Their livelihood stems from having a healthy, superfit body, so they know what it takes to stay in shape. Keon Saghari, contemporary dancer, choreographer, and yoga instructor, is no exception, and she chatted with
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As someone who grew up eating tofu regularly and is now a dedicated vegan, I know what good tofu tastes like. Just as importantly, I know that there are a lot of people who absolutely despise the taste of tofu — and in many ways I understand that sentiment. I’ve had tofu at countless restaurants
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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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