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The 15 Best Diet Tips

WebMD has posted their best 15 diet tips “ever”. When it comes to advice though, the best tips are those that work for you. Here is their list: Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages. Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away. Consider whether you’re really […]

7 Steps To A Better Body

Follow these 7 steps, and you could melt 5-8 pounds in two weeks: 1) A FISTFUL OF PROTEIN 3X A DAY Aim for 4 to 6 ounces (about the size of your fist) of lean protein (chicken, fish, or egg whites) at every meal. In one study, people who got 30% of their day’s calories […]

Reach For Heavier Metal

People who are new to weight training tend to use dumbbells that are too light to gain strength or sculpt muscles, according to a study at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Choose a weight that feels heavy for 8 to 12 reps so that “you are barely able to complete the last rep […]

3 Habits That are Making You and Your Family Fat

You wouldn’t expect these habits to make you fat – but they do. 1. Staying Up Late The opposite would seem to make sense: If you stay up late, you burn more calories. Burn more calories, burn more fat. Right? Unfortunately, staying up late can set off a multi-pronged attack on your body composition. First, […]

Why Do Guys Lose Weight Faster?

“My husband and I are exercising together, and he’s lost 40 pounds. I’ve dropped only 5. What am I doing wrong?” – Debra S. “You aren’t doing anything wrong. It’s only natural for men to lose weight more quickly than women because they have more muscle,” says celebrity trainer Valerie Waters. “Don’t be discouraged.” Her […]

10 Ways To Lose Muscle

When I first started working out (about 10 years ago), I was tall and skinny. My goal was to build muscle and get buff. After 6 months of training, I had gained considerable strength, but you wouldn’t know by looking at me. So what went wrong? I didn’t eat enough, and I didn’t get enough […]

Six Great Ways to Stay Fit While on Vacation

When it comes to vacationing, we all have our favorite things to do. Unfortunately for our bodies, lounging and chowing down are usually at the top of the list. And while there’s nothing wrong with a little rest and relaxation time, there’s also nothing wrong with maintaining the healthy lifestyle that got you looking hot […]