Weight Loss

Sorry, chia! Moringa is the next big thing for health, weight loss and skincare

Move over quinoa. Matcha, you had your moment in the sun. Superfoods (we see you, turmeric) are bowing down to the next kale, moringa. What is moringa? Besides your next superfood obsession? Moringa oleifera is also called drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree or benzoil tree. Not just...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:06pm

Are Chocolate Covered Katie's calorie counts on her desserts way off?

Everyone with a wicked sweet tooth trying to stick to a low-calorie diet has probably heard of Chocolate Covered Katie. Her desserts seem downright magical. Some chocolate-dipped creations on “The Healthy Dessert Blog” boast calorie counts, calculated by Katie herself, that sound like...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:33pm

We have the ultimate list of low calorie Starbucks drinks thanks to one barista

It’s no secret that we love Starbucks. We can’t get enough of their cash-saving promotion, Starbucks Happy Hour, that’s been going on all summer. We’re also the first in line for new Frappuccino flavors. But there’s no denying that ordering your cuppa can get confusing...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:40pm

What is the dirty keto diet?

The keto diet is now a household name and it seems like everyone —  even your great aunt Judy — is proclaiming that the ultra-low-carb diet is the cure for everything from diabetes to social anxiety. And if keeping your carbs to a bare minimum wasn’t hardcore enough, certain...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:03pm

What is the Vertical Diet, and should you give it a try?

Why is it that we treat diets like scarves when they’re really like jeans? There’s no one-size-fits-all diet. In fact, finding the right diet for you can be just as long of a process as finding the perfect pair of jeans because it’s all about what works best with your body. On...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:57pm

Does Sweet Defeat work on sugar cravings? I tried it, and here's what happened

Every dieter is all too familiar with the drug-like delerium you experience when you give into your sugar cravings after denying yourself for so long. You’re a pro at this, so you figure one piece of chocolate should do it; just enough to make you feel better, but not enough to set you off...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:20pm

These protein powders are based on your favorite cereals, and now you can get 40% off

Protein powders and shakes used to be chalky concoctions that only bodybuilders and athletes needed. Now, they’re not only common dietary supplements but also taste a whole lot better, partly due to the increase in demand. In case you haven’t checked around, you can now get the supp in...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:44pm

Are those Kodiak cakes that people post about on Instagram actually healthy?

They’re making protein-packed everything now, in case you haven’t already noticed. There’s low-calorie ice cream loaded with protein and insoluble fiber, protein donuts that come with their own icings and topping and endless options for protein bars, some of which look...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:19pm

All you need to slim down on the 'simplest diet in the world' is your hand

Diets, like fashion, have trends that come and go, and lately the world of weight loss has been all about counting … everything. Between counting macros on IIFYM, points on Weight Watchers, carbs on keto and just about everything possible on the Economists’ Diet, we don’t blame...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:09pm

Stress eating: It's real and it's not your fault, but here's how to stop it for good

The pressure’s on at work and you’re feeling down and overwhelmed. Suddenly those doughnuts in the break room that looked blah this morning sound really good — irresistible, actually. The siren song of the sugary snacks pulls you to them and, before you know it, you’re down...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:21pm

Nail your HIIT at-home workout with these 3 easy tips

They’re quick, intense bona fide fat burners, and they’ve overtaken fitness nation. High-intensity interval training routines — short bursts of all-out exercise with short periods of low-intensity rest — have become the go-to workout for gym rats for good reason. And it...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:29pm

Everything to know about the keto diet that Halle Berry lives by

The ketogenic, or keto, diet doesn’t sound like the normal diet. It requires you to eat a lot of fats, which isn’t exactly what you’d expect out of something that’s supposed to help you lose weight. But 51-year-old (ageless) Halle Berry swears by it, and so do famous faces...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:28pm

The 20-minute HIIT circuit that will get you fighting fit

For most of us, making it through the workday is deserving of a championship belt, so spending long hours at the gym to get in shape is just not going to happen. But does that mean you have to give up your goal of six-packs abs, boulder shoulders, or bulging biceps — or at least to look good...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:24pm

Should you be drinking protein shakes?

It seems that these days every second personal trainer on Instagram spends their days sipping aesthetically pleasing protein shakes and staring at themselves in the mirror. #Fitnesslyfe   But as it turns out, a protein shake a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away.  ...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:47am

This new fitness app lets you train like a celeb

When you think of celebrity workouts, it’s hard not to picture Chris Pratt abs engaged in pool-side planks or Michelle Obama arms banging out push-ups at a weekend boot camp. But, in reality, every one of us can kill those HIIT sessions and 30-minute barre classes with equipment we can't...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:47am

An exercise pill that makes your body function like an elite athlete's is in the works

There are a million-and-one benefits to working out, but would you give them all up for an exercise pill? That’s what scientists at Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California are trying to do by developing a drug known as 516. But it’s not going to help you sweat or sculpt...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:37pm

This diet may lower your risk of depression

The DASH Diet may have been designed to treat hypertension, but according to a new study, it may also fight symptoms of depression.  Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago evaluated 964 participants, average age 81, every year over a period of six and a half years....

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:12pm

Can the Cinderella diet actually tell you your ideal weight?

Using your body’s weight-to-height ratio — known as its Body Mass Index (BMI) — is controversial, but it sounds a whole lot more rational when compared to another bizarre weight goal making the rounds on social media: the Cinderella diet. According to Revelist, a new trend known...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:58pm

Eating more slowly could help you lose weight

Rhythm and relaxation at mealtimes could be a decisive factor in terms of staying fit and losing weight. According to a new study published in the BMJ Open journal, eating slower can inhibit the development of obesity. The investigation, dubbed "Effects of changes in eating speed on obesity...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:12pm

How many times a day should you eat to lose weight?

When it comes to weight loss, science shows that it’s diet — not exercise — that helps you drop the most weight. That might be the case, but ask five different people their opinions on how many times a day should you eat and you’ll get five different answers. Never eat...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:01pm