9 Food Swaps That Will Help You Fill Up and Slim Down

You've got approximately 23 minutes to pick up your lunch, eat it, turn around notes from the last meeting you were in and make it to your next one. When caught in a traffic jam with the clock, you might reach for whatever food is most convenient, instead of what's most nutritionally sound for your body -- and mood. And though we hate to be the ones to break it to you, several foods that are often referred to as 'healthy' are actually quite the contrary, and can leave you feeling even more ravenous (and crankier) than you were before. Before you know it, you're in a constant state of snacking, which is not going to get you any closer to your summer #bodygoals.   read more

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5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life

See the glass half full, find the silver lining, look on the bright side...there are endless platitudes and clichés that are so regularly recited, they don't seem to carry much meaning. This seems especially true on the days when metaphorical rain pours down on your metaphorical parade, or when a storm cloud seems to be hovering over your head for days on end. But taking a closer look at optimism reveals these everyday turn of phrases actually have the right idea in mind. When put into routine practice, positive thinking can change your whole life for the better...and in more ways than one.   read more

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How to Lose Body Fat in 9 Simple Steps

We're all about self-acceptance, but if we're being honest, it'd be nice to know how to lose body fat. Whether it's for health reasons or purely to feel more confident in a bikini, sometimes we're on a mission to lose body fat fast -- but it's not an easy task. There's an insane amount of information out there on how to reduce body fat, and it can be tough to weed through the fat-burning facts -- and myths.   read more

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11 Fad Diets, Ranked From Best to Worst

Thankfully, the one size fits all concept of what's beautiful is changing. But if you follow the trends, you know that new fad diets are constantly popping up to "revolutionize" the weight-loss game. From Oprah selling Weight Watchers to Kim Kardashian's post-pregnancy Atkins regimen to everyone at SoulCycle talking about Whole 30, it can be hard to understand the difference between every fad diet -- let alone know where to turn yourself. According to data from U.S. News & World Report, some of these diets are more likely to change your lifestyle, and others may just leave you with a house full of expensive groceries. Ahead, we break down all you need to know about the most popular diets out there. No matter how tempting it can be to overhaul your life to keep up with the hottest diet trend, remember the real best diet is whatever works for you -- and that makes you feel like your best self in the long term.   read more

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Butt-Firming Yoga Poses You've Gotta Try Now

So your bod is pretty fit -- but your butt? It's flat, flabby or generally un-fabulous. Luckily, yoga can help you nip your butt issues in the bud. Exercise and wellness guru Mandy Ingber shares fitness and mindfulness tips with the soft-bodied, stressed-out masses in her new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover." Since nothing says mind-body balance like a well-toned tush (um, right?), Ingber shows us five yoga poses for getting a firmer butt. Your path to a pert posterior starts here.   read more

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9 Fat-Burning Foods That Let You Eat to Lose Weight

Ladies, we get it. Figuring out how to slim down can be as perplexing as figuring out where all of our bobby pins have gone over the years. It's just sort of a mystery. But what if we told you there was a way to lose body fat...by eating? This sounds-too-good-to-be-true approach to how to weight loss comes courtesy of a few fat burning foods.   read more

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9 Meal Prep Ideas That Are Total Food Goals

There's nothing worse than getting home after a long day and having to worry about cooking dinner, especially if you've got multiple mouths to feed. You're tired, and you don't want to think about how to quickly turn the contents of your fridge into something that's edible and satisfying. That's where meal prep comes in.   read more

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8 Workout Classes That Burn The Most Calories for the Price -- Ranked

Working out used to mean throwing on an old t-shirt and shorts and heading to a globo gym where you could anonymously sit on a recumbent bike for an hour. But times they are a-changin'. Ratty t-shirts are being replaced by stylish athleisure wear, and boutique fitness classes are giving regular gyms a run for their money. People want the close-knit community boutique gyms provide, and they're willing to pay triple the price of a regular gym to get it. But, calorie-burning-wise, are these trendy classes actually worth it?   read more

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7 Reasons Having Sex Should be Your Only New Year's Resolution

It's that time of year again: time to make all those New Year's resolutions you don't even plan on keeping. You know the ones: losing weight, de-stressing, making your health a priority.   read more

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21 Mimosa Recipes That'll Take Brunch to the Next Level

When it comes to brunch, we love an Instagrammable avocado toast or a bacon-topped anything as much as the next gal. But for us, it's the mimosa that makes the meal.   read more

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