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4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Who doesn’t want to experience more happiness in their lives? Ironically, science has shown that the very things most people believe will bring them more happiness, and spend so much time striving towards – more money, higher ranking careers, more possessions, etc. – don’t lead to the happiness jackpot after all.  Psychology research has shown that the more-you-have-the-more-you-want adage is… Read More

How to Build Up Your Beautiful Backside

Our bums sure do get a bum rap in this day and age. They’re underappreciated, overly scrutinized, a threatened target when we’ve been bad, a curse word for people we think are lazy or loathsome. No wonder most of us are so hard on our bums when checking them out in the mirror. Bums have been denied the respect that… Read More

Why Summer is the Best Time to Lose Weight

When it comes to losing weight, there really IS no time like the present. During these sultry summer days, despite all of the lazy lounging lulls and backyard barbeques, it turns out that bikini season has all the convenient tools you need to make attaining your bikini body that much easier. 5 Ways Summer Helps You Tip the Scales Back… Read More

What Your Cravings Really Mean

When was the last time you were hit hard with a sudden urgent craving for a certain-specific-something that you couldn’t shake out of your mind? Lots of different things can trigger the coming of an intense craving. For one: Hunger (although, interestingly, actual physical hunger isn’t usually the culprit behind specific cravings). A lot of people are emotional eaters, whose… Read More

Top 7 Ab Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Chronic lower back pain is often a symptom of weak abdominal muscles. At the same time, many popular ab exercises that strengthen these muscles – think sit-ups and crunches – seem to only exacerbate back pain. It’s a frustrating cycle, and leads many chronic back pain sufferers to just give up on core training all together. Here are 7 great… Read More

Tangy Lemon Garlic Chicken with Refreshing Steamed Greens

One small squeeze of fresh lemon, one giant leap for weight loss. Fresh lemon juice not only lends a refreshingly tangy flavor boost to any food for next to no calories, but it also improves digestion, strengthens liver function, encourages bile production and cranks up the immune system. This light and flavorful dinner is incredibly easy to throw together, capitalizing… Read More

This Saturated Fat actually BURNS Fat!

Perhaps you’ve already heard: unfortunately, we had it all wrong about diet and weight loss for so many years. The stubborn myth that eating fat is what makes you fat is completely FALSE (if you haven’t heard, or you still aren’t sure, read this). In fact, new research shows that one specific type of saturated fat may actually drive fat… Read More

Maple-Glazed Chicken Breast with Sesame Ginger Green Beans

Spring is upon us! Birds are returning, flowers are starting to bloom, and barbeques are starting to open! Simple low-fat grilling recipes make healthy eating such a breeze when BBQ weather finally hits, turning healthy meal prep into a quick, painless and delicious affair. Simple grilled chicken breast is given a major springtime facelift with the sweet and tangy flavor… Read More

5 Exercises that Burn More Calories than Running

We all have that one familiar die-hard spandex-clad runner that we always see, pounding the pavement at the same time every day, rain or shine, snow or sun, freezing or breezing. Whether you love her, hate her, are her or wish you were her, rest assured that there are tons of other ways to torch calories and lose weight for… Read More

Black Bean & Butternut Chili

As the cold and dark days drag on, a warming, dazzlingly colorful and flavor packed dish like this one is exactly what you need to perk up your body, mind and soul. Featuring seasonal produce and piquant spices, this vegan chili is a perfect low-fat and low-calorie meal. It’s also a winterized nutrition pack in a steaming aromatic bowl, with… Read More