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I usually like chickpeas in my pasta, not as my pasta. But I realize I can’t eat carb-heavy meals every day of my life, so I tried Banza, the gluten-free vegan pasta that happens to be 90 percent chickpeas. After deeming it “pasta-lover-approved,” it’s since become a pantry staple of mine, and I love trying
Protein is essential at every meal, not only to build muscle, but to satiate hunger and energy levels. Your daily protein needs vary depending on your weight, activity level, and whether or not you’re pregnant — check out this chart to see how much protein you need. For example, a 150-pound active woman needs about
Editor’s Note: The following story discusses weight loss and an eating disorder. Please read no further if this is triggering for you. It was the beginning of my senior year of college and not only had I found myself morbidly obese but also madly in love with one of my friends. I was afraid the
While remembering to practice safe — or safer — sex is a constant issue, not all of us really know what that means and that preventing pregnancy isn’t the only thing we need to keep in mind. There are lots of ways we can develop an infection based on sexual contact, and lucky for us,
When you decide to take on a new diet challenge, the idea of coming up with a variety of approved recipes might seem like a daunting task, and breakfast is no exception. But you’ll be pleased to learn that many breakfast recipes actually overlap and cover more than a few different diet and lifestyle plans.
There’s nothing simple or easy about committing to a weight loss journey. For a lot of us, the chasm between our current selves and our fitness goals can be intimidating rather than inspiring. This is especially true when you’re staring at your body in the mirror day after day and not seeing any noticeable changes,
It’s the Oprah diet (she lost 42 pounds and counting!) and the diet your aunt goes to her weekly meetings for. You’ve definitely heard of Weight Watchers, but do you know how it works? It’s actually one of the most effective diets out there. In the world of weight loss, Weight Watchers has been ranked
Guess what? It’s almost tank top time! If you want bare your upper body in tiny tank tops this Summer but want stronger arms first, let us help you hit the weights! Just think of this like your pre-Summer tuneup that’ll take you less than any Netflix binge to see results. Sound good? We thought
For the absolutely easiest, quickest, healthiest, and most delicious breakfast you can make, overnight oats has it all. If you’ve never tried making them, grab a mason jar or a bowl and make one of these tonight, and a wholesome, satisfying breakfast will be calling to you from the fridge in the morning.
If you’re gearing up to spend a day in a bikini or just want to have a flatter stomach, the foods you eat can have a big impact on your stomach. Some foods, such as carbonated beverages, cruciferous veggies, and artificial sweeteners, are known to make your belly bloat. Luckily, there are some foods that
I thought eating a big-ass salad made for the healthiest lunch ever. So I’d meal-prep five salads for the week, pile the veggies into a bowl, add a few more nutritious toppings, and chow down. Salads are supposed to be low in calories — perfect for weight loss. The only problem was, I was actually
The insanely talented Natalie Portman has been a fixture in some of our all-time favorite films, from the iconic Black Swan, to the life-changing Garden State. But not only is she a badass, Oscar-winning actress, she’s also an animal rights and environmental activist. Now, she’s bringing her voice to another issue close to her heart
The keto diet is officially all the rage, adopted by everyone from Halle Berry to Jersey Shore‘s Vinny Guadagnino, who has aptly dubbed himself the “Keto Guido.” The low-carb, high-fat meal plan is highly popular because it allows you to eat foods that most other diets consider off limits, like cheese, butter, and even bacon.
There’s a lot of different diets out there. Temporary ones, extreme ones, and the ones that just feel like everyday eating. I had been eating terribly, and I was feeling it. I had allowed my busy schedule to cannibalize my everyday diet into mere chips and coffee. I was subsisting on snacks. And as a
Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You’ll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you’ll look and feel stronger as well.
If you’re dealing with stress or anxiety, sometimes it seems like nothing can take the edge off, and sometimes it’s easy to comfort yourself with food. When you’re reaching for chips or ice cream as an outlet for your tense feelings, try this trick: eating foods that can actually help de-stress your brain. There are
If you have trouble falling asleep, and counting sheep doesn’t do the trick, then maybe the right playlist will. We’ve complied a list of some of the chillest songs we know, guaranteed to ease even the most troubled mind into slumber. Grab some earbuds and a mattress, and get ready to catch some zzz’s. “Rivers
The ketogenic diet is superpopular right now. Not only can you eat all the delicious, high-fat foods you want, but it also encourages your body to burn up your fat stores for energy. If you’re thinking about trying it out but don’t want to give up your sweets, read on for 11 low-carb, high-fat, high-protein
Say hello to your new favorite drink: the thick and creamy Keto Cacao Milkshake, via PaleoHacks. Out with the old and in with the new! Replace traditional sugar-loaded milkshakes with a healthier keto version you can whip up in five minutes. You’ll get the same taste and texture of a traditional chocolate shake with healthy
As the weather gets warmer and the sun sets later, you’ll likely be itching to stay outside longer. We feel the same way, and one of our favorite ways to make that happen is by stepping away from the stove and making use of the grill. Need more reasons to give it a go? Grilling
Lace up your cleats and get your heart ready, because the soccer players at the 2018 World Cup are here to steam things up. The good ol’ US of A may not be among the 32 nations competing in the international soccer tournament this year (and we may be the only nation who calls it
We don’t want the heat and humidity to get in the way of a good run. With a treadmill workout, you can beat the rising temperatures and still fit in your weekly mileage. We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite indoor runs, ranging from 20 minutes to a full hour, to help you stay on
If there’s one place where people’s true colors show, it’s the gym. It really tests your cleanliness, hygiene, common courtesy, and respect all under one roof — and it’s scary to see where gym-goers fail. If you’re not sure if you want to date someone or be their friend, take their ass to the gym.