Weight Loss

I’ve never been the type of lady who effortlessly has a six pack. In fact, I’m a little suspicious about the ones that do have a chiseled midsection. Still, after recently penning an open letter to my hidden abs (I know they’re in there somewhere), I had a moment of pause. If I were to
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The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces your body to burn fat
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Cauliflower pizza crust has been trendy for quite a while, so it was only a matter of time until something equally buzzy came along. Enter cauliflower gnocchi, one of the latest Trader Joe’s products that’s flying off shelves. When I first heard about this impasta — Get it? Like when zoodles try to be pasta?
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Image Source: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez and Courtest of David Kirsch Jennifer Lopez has the body of a 20-year-old at the age of 48. She is quite literally twice my age and in better shape than I will ever be. And I recently discovered how. Lopez’s trainer, David Kirsch, is an overtly intimidating bad-ass
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Are you ready to dedicate 30 minutes a day to self-care over the next two weeks? Are you looking to gain lean muscle, get stronger, and tone your entire body? Then we have a two-week tone-up plan for you. So why not start today with this printable bodyweight workout? For the first workout, we’re keeping
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There are millions of different exercises out there, but the tried-and-true classics are just that for good reason. Whether you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a rut or you just need some basic tips to get started in the strength-training game, we gathered several different weight-loss exercises for you to do. They’re all approved and
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You know you’re supposed to drink plenty of water — conventional wisdom says eight glasses (even though it’s more like 80 ounces, more if you’re active) — to boost your energy levels, keep your skin looking its best, and to better your overall health. The good news is, you can also get water from a
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It’s no secret that Kayla Itsines has the ability to transform women’s bodies. The BBG (Bikini Body Guide) program exploded in the fitness world and catapulted Itsines into international stardom (and Instagram fame). The PDF guides have been out for years, so when the SWEAT app launched (it encompasses BBG in addition to other workout
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The following recipe was originally published on The Herb Somm. There’s nothing better than adding soft, smooth butter to a recipe. The richness increases depth to the flavor and can bring delicious creaminess to a variety of foods. How about adding cannabis to that butter? Even better! Throughout The Herb Somm guides, we use many
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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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Shandra Redwine was cleaning out her closet last month when she found her old size-22 wedding dress. She used this time to reflect on her weight-loss efforts and celebrate how far she has come. “What a crazy journey!” she wrote in an Instagram post. POPSUGAR caught up with Shandra, who gave us some insider details
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There’s no need to deny yourself a late-night snack if you’re feeling hungry, but you still have to think smart when it comes to eating late. Eating the wrong foods will disrupt your sleep while also adding a lot of unneeded calories to your day. Instead of just diving into the nearest, tastiest-looking item in
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After an intense cardio workout or weight-training session, you might feel extreme exhaustion, muscle soreness, and nausea. This hit-by-a-truck feeling that you often wake up with the day after working out is called DOMS, which stands for delayed onset muscle soreness. Luckily, there are many preventative measures you can take to avoid it. Here’s a
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I’ve been a protein powder fiend for as long as I can remember. I love to have a cold, creamy smoothie in the mornings when I’m done with my weightlifting session, and I’ve tried just about every brand that exists. But there’s one I kept hearing about over and over again, and I’d never actually
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Whether you’re new to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, or you’ve been doing them for years, here’s a basic bodyweight HIIT workout you can do anywhere. You don’t need any equipment to get in an amazing, heart-pumping, muscle-building workout! This 20-minute HIIT workout involves 10 basic bodyweight moves, many of which are plyometric exercises. You’ll
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You’re feeling hungry and you know a cookie isn’t the healthiest option, so you grab a handful of nuts with your banana or nosh on a handful while making dinner. A handful is a serving size, right? Not unless your serving size is 400 calories! Leanne Ward, a sports dietitian known as the_fitness_dietitian on Instagram,
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Whether you’re eating a diet that’s vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, Paleo, or Whole30, this brownie recipe has got you covered. That’s because it’s made with only three common ingredients. You can’t get any simpler than that! You probably already have everything you need to make these brownies, except maybe the patience to wait for them to
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It’s tough motivating yourself to exercise outside when temps drop anyway, so you don’t need a nasty case of windburn as your reward. While it may feel like it, a windburn is not a Winter sunburn. Windburn is actually a result of cold temperatures and low humidity. These conditions deplete the natural oils in your
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If you’re starting a weight-loss plan from scratch, meaning you’ve never regularly exercised or you’ve been on hiatus for a good while, the thought of starting a new fitness routine can be more than a little daunting. But rest assured that you don’t need to commit to running a marathon or even a 5K to
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Having enough protein in your diet is essential. Not only does it keep you full and satisifed, but it also helps keep muscles lean and energy levels up. Trainer Marie Purvis told us that she swears by a high-protein breakfast to help power through her day and also stave off fatty cravings. Basically, if you’re
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I’ve always wanted to be curvy. As someone who is very short (I’m 5’1″ on a good day) and naturally has broad shoulders and a large waist, I never thought I could achieve the curves I saw on billboards and magazines. I’ve been told since I was a kid that I have a stocky, athletic
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The mighty chickpea helps with weight loss and can be added to your diet beyond basic hummus. This highly snackable garbanzo bean cookie dough certainly proves this point. Vegan and gluten-free, the “dough” is an excellent source of fiber and protein in one sweet, healthy dip — perfect for apple slices. While you shouldn’t bake
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A full-body workout that’s fun, challenging, and effective for weight loss exists — and it’s boxing. It also doesn’t hurt that you naturally look cool while doing it, so it’s no wonder boxing is the go-to workout of supermodels like Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss. We spoke with the founder of Prevail Boxing, Milan Costich,
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Ice cream is not the enemy! At least that’s what Amanda Meixner wants you to know. There’s nothing wrong with having a bowl of ice cream every now and then, but it’s all about choosing ingredients carefully and controlling the portion size of your favorite dessert, especially if you’re on a weight-loss journey. The two
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There are some aspects of your childhood that should be staples in your wellness routine. Take naptime, for instance. Science says naps are good for you, and grown-ups deserve a little downtime as much as kids do. Playtime outside? Absolutely should be part of your self-care and health regimen. And of course, what healthy lifestyle
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