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How to Stick to a Diet

Getty Images Expert advice from our partner ChickRx. Q: Whenever I start a new diet, I’m motivated for a week and then lose inspiration. Do you have any advice for staying motivated to continue a new diet or exercise routine? Losing motivation is completely normal whenever you start a new …

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The Virgin Diet: Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days?

Getty Images Can't lose those last ten pounds? It might be time to give up some of your go-to "diet" foods. Think soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts and artificial sweeteners. According to nutritionist JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet, foods you think are healthy could be sabotaging your weight-loss …

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Foods to Avoid Before a Workout

Getty Images If you exercise on an empty stomach, the body won’t have enough energy to perform at its best. But it’s equally bad to eat too much—or the wrong kinds of food—before a workout because all of your energy will go toward digesting the meal. Here are some foods …

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4 Reasons You're Gaining Weight This Winter

Getty Images When the weather cools, the pounds have a tendency to pack on. If you’re tired of falling victim to winter weight gain, then it might be time to lose these seasonal habits, which may be affecting your weight more than you realize. Skipping workouts. Hibernating seems like the …

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7 Ways to Curb Junk-Food Cravings

Getty Images Decadent hot-fudge brownie sundaes, greasy chili cheese fries, and ooey-gooey pizza—sometimes it’s hard to resist the temptation of these delicious, high-calorie, sodium- and sugar-laden foods. If your junk-food cravings are taking over and it’s affecting your mood or your weight-loss goals, here are some ways to control your …

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11 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Metabolism

Getty Images Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed. And the faster our metabolism, the more calories we …

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Cut Brunch Calories Without Feeling Deprived

Jenny Sugar Who can resist cutting into a stack of fluffy pancakes dripping with melted butter and syrup, or biting into a savory egg and sausage bagel sandwich? Weekends just don’t seem the same without indulging in one of these decadent brunch favorites, except when you start to realize it’s …

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