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I’m a 225-Pound Weight-Loss Editor. Get Over It.

By Shaun Chavis I’ve had a weight problem since I was 6. I’ve weighed as much as 256 pounds, and I’m currently around 225. At that weight and standing 5’4″, my BMI is 38.6, which makes me “obese” or “extremely obese,” depending on which chart you read. Just thought I’d get that out right at the start of my blog ...

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Want to See the Scale Move? Make Some New Friends

By Tina Haupert I recently chatted with Health‘s associate weight-loss editor, Shaun Chavis, about how my diet and fitness blog helped me find a community of health-focused women. These women have become dear friends even though, until recently, I’d never met many of them in person. Last weekend, with the help of five like-minded bloggers, I hosted a Healthy Living ...

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The Husband Diet: 4 Ways to Keep Your Marriage From Making You Fat

By Tina Haupert I celebrated my two-year wedding anniversary last weekend. Now that we’re no longer newlyweds, it’s been easy to get a little bit too comfortable in our relationship. Too often we chose a bottle of wine and a movie over an evening workout, or we ordered greasy takeout instead of preparing a healthy meal in our kitchen. Of course, ...

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Live to 100 By Eating These 18 Foods

Want to live to 100? Research shows your diet plays a huge role in how many birthday candles you’ll blow out. The following 18 foods are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that have been linked to longevity. Eat up! Broccoli: It contains immune-boosting compounds, and may also help ward off stomach ulcers and even cancer. Salmon: Including omega-3-rich fish (and others ...

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Slow Metabolism Is More Common Than You Think

By Shaun Chavis A few months ago, after being on my 1,700-calorie diet for a while and hitting a weight-loss plateau, my boyfriend said, “You really don’t eat that much. Have you ever had your metabolism checked?” Google “slow metabolism” and you get language like, “There is such a thing as slow metabolism…but it’s rare.” (Code for: “Not you, couch ...

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The Best Workout for Your Metabolism

By Julie Upton, RD During a run yesterday, my girlfriend and I were commiserating about how we can win the battle against our aging—and slowing—metabolism. I know there’s not a lot you can do diet-wise to rev up your body’s engine, so it looks like exercise is the best approach to increase metabolic rate. Research shows that you can get ...

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Do These the Night Before to Ensure Morning Workouts Happen

Time change putting a damper on your evening workouts? If the darkness is only good at motivating you home to your cozy couch, you’ll want to think about switching your workouts to the brighter mornings. Here are some ways to prep for morning workouts the night before. By Jenny Sugar Time change putting a damper on your evening workouts? If ...

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The Best Sports Bras for Big Breasts

These amazing sports bras that are easy to get on, offer stellar support and, most importantly, are still cute! Unfortunately, the bounce factor for bustier women can be an exercise deterrent. Who wants to go for a run or knock out burpees when every hop, skip, and jump leads to pure pain? In fact, we’re pretty sure we all have ...

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Should You Cut Nightshade Veggies From Your Diet?

As a sports nutritionist who works with pro athletes, I fully expected to be bombarded with questions after Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s personal chef told Boston.com all about the power couple’s strict diet. But instead, most of my clients had just one question: “Why don’t they eat nightshades?” Even if you’re not familiar with the term “nightshades,” you’re probably very familiar the produce that falls into this category. Think tomatoes, ...

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