10 Popular Weight-Loss Tips That Can Actually Cause Weight Gain


8/28/16 Whether we read it in a magazine, read it on Instagram, or heard it from your best friend's sister, we're inundated with weight-loss tips on how to drop founds fast. Some advice is not so good and can actually make the pounds pile on. Here's a list of do-not-follow tips. Never eat past 7 p.m.: What time you stop eating has nothing to do with how much weight you'll gain or lose. What does matter is how many calories you consume each day. So instead of giving yourself a cutoff time to [Read more...]

7 Workout Myths That Are Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals


With new weight loss tips coming out every week, it's hard to know what truly works when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Do you need to be in the gym for hours a day to reap the benefits? Does it matter if you stick with the same workout routine every day? Are you supposed to go for a sweat sesh on an empty stomach? To make sure that you're really making use of your time in the gym, we talked to Chris Kelly, a CrossFit level one trainer and certified personal trainer in New York City, [Read more...]

The Best Elliptical Workouts For Gym Newbies


8/27/16 Are you determined to commit to a gym routine? There's no better cardio machine to get you started than the elliptical trainer; it's easier on your joints than the treadmill but still gets your heart rate up and soaring. Before you hop on board, it's important to note that there's more to this machine than stepping on and pressing the quick-start button. Try out one of these easy-to-follow and effective elliptical plans the next time you're in need of a cardio workout! Full-body plan: [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate and Bacon Are the Paleo Brownies Dreams Are Made Of


8/26/16 Our friends at Paleo Hacks have combined two of our favorite things to prove bacon isn't just for breakfast. These thick, chewy, decadent brownies come together in five minutes in a blender. With a few cooked slices of bacon into that luxurious brownie batter, you get a sweet, creamy brownie bursting with itty bitty crunches of salty bacon bits in each bite. I added two cooked slices of bacon to mine, but feel free to add as much as you like. You get all the usual breakfast suspects [Read more...]

Bite-Size Protein Balls to Satisfy Your Pumpkin Pie Cravings


8/25/16 As if you thought you made every healthy pumpkin recipe you could possibly make this Fall, here's another one to blow your Autumn-recipe-loving mind. These protein balls have all the warm spices you adore from a pumpkin pie, but with 77 calories per bite, you can satisfy your cravings without succumbing to that ever-annoying holiday weight gain. This recipe offers a healthy dose of protein and fiber, but since these cookie-dough-like balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and [Read more...]

No-Bake Edible Cookie Dough That Is Paleo and Dairy- and Gluten-Free


8/25/16 Using Paleo-friendly ingredients, our friends at PaleoHacks created a delicious and risk-free edible cookie dough. As a kid, I was obsessed with eating raw cookie dough. Every time my Mom made cookies, I would sneak spoonfuls of it when she wasn't looking. My brother and I would fight over who got to lick the spatula. I'm sure I ate more cookie dough back then than real cookies, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't that way even to this day. What can I say? Some habits don't die. So [Read more...]

I Did a Vegan, Gluten-Free Cleanse, Survived, and Would Wholeheartedly Try One Again


As a fitness editor, I get offered to try a lot of detoxes and cleanses. I'm not sure if that's a good thing, but I can tell you that I pretty much suck at them. My attempts at juice cleanses usually last until lunch, mixing powder into water and calling it a meal is bizarre to me, and the idea that a two-ounce tonic is going to erase a night's worth of cocktails just sounds like a load of crap. In all of my failed attempts, I've come to realize that I love food — a lot. So the idea of [Read more...]