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Fitness

I’m at a party and the buffet seems to be endless?

When you’ve been watching every bite and then come face-to-face with an endless line of tempting food, even the best dieting intentions can fall to the wayside. In fact, nothing can derail a diet faster than a buffet line—unless you go in with a game plan. To enjoy a buffet and stay on track with your diet, first, make sure ...

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Alcohol and Weight Loss A Toast to Moderation

There is a wine bottle called a Nebuchadnezzar; it holds the equivalent of 20 standard bottles of wine. I calculate that Olivia Pope and Alicia Florrick consume roughly one Nebuchadnezzar apiece of fine red wine per episode of Scandal or The Good Wife. Anyone who watches these shows knows that both of these wafer-thin heroines (and we are talking exceptionally ...

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150-Calorie Pancake Toppings

Lighter Add-Ons Nothing tops hot whole-wheat pancakes quite like butter and maple syrup. But those tasty add-ons nearly triple the calories of your healthy breakfast, taking it from 143 calories for two 4-inch cakes to 415 with 2 pats of butter (72 calories) and 4 tablespoons syrup (200 calories). It’s time for something healthier. Here are seven options that top ...

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Best and Worst Booze While Dieting

Can you enjoy a glass of wine and still lose weight? Sort of. While alcohol adds extra calories and isn’t recommended for weight loss, an occasional drink can fit into your diet plan. The key is to make a smart choice (think 150 calories or less) and stick with just one to two alcoholic beverages. Check out our best and ...

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What do I do when brought a boatload of piping hot donuts?

Donuts anywhere can be hard to resist, but warm donuts with a sugary glaze only a few steps away from your desk are almost impossible to turn down. Whatever the office temptation—donuts, birthday cake, or pizza—you need to get a game plan in place now for when those temptations arrive and call your name. Start by keeping your desk stocked ...

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9 Things That Make You Eat More

How to Avoid Overeating Do you ever have days where you just want to eat and can’t seem to feel satisfied or full? These days can make it really hard to stay on track, and we’re quick to blame ourselves or our stomachs. But, researchers have found that there are biological, psychological, and even environmental causes for why we feel ...

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Ultimate Move Finder

How many days should I be walking? Aim for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes a day, three to four days per week. But there’s no harm in walking seven days a week, especially if it’s your only form of cardiovascular exercise. What if I have bad knees or joint problems? Walking benefits people with minor knee problems since ...

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Stabilize Your Core Muscles

A strong core―the muscles of the pelvis, hips, low back, abdomen, and chest―provides a protective column of support for the entire body, whether you’re walking, picking up the paper, or bending over to tie shoelaces. In fact, all movement originates from the core, so training this area develops a more stable center of gravity, which leads to improved exercise performance, ...

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Ultimate Move Finder

Adding muscle training to your walk is a good way to sculpt the body while increasing caloric burn. Lunges do just that, targeting the muscles of the hips and lower legs, which help with stability and improve walking performance. Try reversing the move and lunging backward uphill for a unique twist on the traditional forward lunge. This targets muscles of ...

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