This Trainer Explains Why Women Should Eat Carbs For Weight Loss and Overall Health

The low-carb diet craze has been a popular way to lose weight and stay lean for decades now. It started with Atkins, then South Beach, to eventually Paleo, Whole30, and […]

What an Expert Wants You to Know About Drinking Coffee to Boost Your Metabolism

If you’ve ever looked up how to boost your metabolism, you’ve probably come across information telling you to eat more spicy foods, skip breakfast in the morning, and drink more […]

I Gave Up Soda For a Year, and It Changed My Life

Have you ever wondered just how bad soda is for your body? I didn’t either for almost 27 years of my life. I was addicted to the sugary goodness. I […]

Tone and Strengthen Your Lower Body With This 5-Move Workout by Nicole Mejia

“Get fit and thick” started as a personal mantra for NASM-certified trainer Nicole Mejia after being told numerous times that she didn’t have the body type of someone who was […]

This Is When Your Body Burns the Most Calories at Rest (Hint: It’s Not When You Sleep!)

You know working out ups your calorie burn: when your body is active, it expends more energy, therefore burning calories. But your body also continues to burn calories at rest […]

Why You’re Losing Weight but Not Belly Fat – and What to Do About It

You’ve gotten into the stride of a healthy nutrition and workout regimen, and you’re seeing the results on the scale. But many women reach their target weight only to be […]

How to Bounce Back From Your Holiday Food Hangover

With turkey roasting in the oven, latkes sizzling in a skillet, and no shortage of holiday cookies, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas may seem like they’re all about food. And while […]

Bob Harper Reveals the Carbs He Ate to Lose 40 Pounds, and They’re Delicious

Bob Harper has helped hundreds of people lose weight as a trainer and host of The Biggest Loser. But the superfit fitness guru, who suffered a heart attack in 2017 […]

Wondering Whether You Should Count Calories on the Keto Diet? We Asked the Experts

If you’ve signed on to the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet, you already know what foods you need to avoid, but should you also limit your calories? To a certain extent, […]

Even If You’ve Been Working Out For Years, You Could Still Be Making These Mistakes

So you’ve been diligently sticking to your fitness plan, working out every day, lifting heavy weights, and copying your favorite workouts from Instagram, but you’re still not seeing results. What […]

Grab a Set of Dumbbells For This Total-Body HIIT Workout to Fight Belly Fat

If you want to lose belly fat, experts agree on three things: One, dialing in your diet is a must – you can’t out-train a bad diet. Two, strength training […]

Cranberry Sauce Might Seem Harmless, but It Could Wreck Your Low-Carb Diet – Here’s Why

If this is your first holiday season on the keto diet, you may be wondering which (if any) of the traditional Thanksgiving sides are low-carb. Take cranberry sauce, for example […]

You Can Do This Printable Superset Tabata Workout Anywhere

Tabata is the ultimate fitness trifecta. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s effective. We’ve tweaked the standard structure a bit, turning each round of Tabata into a superset. Rather than doing […]

The Simplest Core Exercise Everyone Should Be Doing

When it comes to learning how to use your core, nothing beats going back to basics with the bird dog. This simple exercise, also known as quadruped, is a staple […]

These 2 Exercises Will Target the Muscles in Your Legs and Abs You Didn’t Even Know You Had

As much as I try to stay active, I tend to stick to the same types of workouts: Spinning, weight training, Rumble, and running on the treadmill. And even though […]

Ibuprofen Can Soothe Sore Muscles, but Here’s What You Need to Know Before Taking It

You can end up with sore muscles for any number of reasons: because you worked out too hard, neglected to warm up or cool down, or just tried something your […]

The 1 Move Trainers Agree Is the Best Exercise, and How to Do It Right

There are a handful of moves trainers always rely on for an effective workout, but there’s one in particular that we consistently hear from the experts: the humble plank. “The […]

If You Prefer an Early Dinner, This Intermittent Fasting Method Will Be Easy For You

Everywhere you turn, you hear about the benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) such as weight loss (especially for stubborn belly fat), more energy, improved digestion, decreased sugar cravings, disease prevention […]

I Worked Out With a Trainer For 30 Days, and Honestly, It Changed My Life

If there’s a group fitness studio or innovative exercise class in New York City, I’ve tried it. Likely more than once. I much prefer workout classes to planning my own […]

So You Ate a LOT of Halloween Candy; That’s OK – Here’s How to Get Back on Track ASAP

For the holiday that’s all about candy, costumes, and all things spooky, Halloween has to be one of the best days ever. You don’t have the stress of traveling or […]

These 5-Ingredient Protein Balls Taste Like a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

I’m sorry, but I ate these all. Every last one. So I had to make a whole new batch (poor me!) just so I could snap a few pics. And […]

The 1 Move Every Woman Should Do (and It’s Not Squats)

There’s one word in the world of fitness that millions of women have grown to truly loathe: squats. Just saying it can elicit shrieks from some of the most mentally […]

Work Your Abs and Arms Like Never Before With This Intense Strengthening Exercise

If the weather’s nice, I can guarantee that you’ll find me training outside. As much as I love dropping heavy weights, I love to be able to move without being […]

Olivia Ate These 5 Meals Every Day and Lost 15 Pounds in Only 80 Days

At the beginning of 2018, Olivia and her husband began Beachbody’s 80 Day Obsession program. The program, created by Autumn Calabrese, promises a total-body transformation with an emphasis on glute […]

For 5 Minutes of Prep, You’ll Enjoy 1 Week of Banana Bread Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Warm, nutty, and sweet, this banana bread oatmeal is the perfect way to wake up on a chilly morning. Made with steel-cut oats, a bowl of this hearty breakfast is […]

Marinara Sauce Can Quietly Sabotage Your Keto Efforts, So Try This Low-Carb Recipe

Traditional pasta may be off limits on the low-carb keto diet, but there are still lots of ways you’ll want to use marinara, from casseroles to zoodles to cauliflower pizza. […]

You Won’t Believe the Workout That Helped Me Drop 75 Pounds in 6 Months

Six months ago, I made the decision to reclaim my health. It wouldn’t be easy, but it had to be done. I changed my diet and knew that, in order […]

A Fitness Trainer Shares the 5 Things That Finally Helped Her Lose Belly Fat

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything but your belly fat won’t go away? It’s one of the hardest places to lose fat. “Belly fat is often a sign of […]

A Trainer Explains Why You Aren’t Building Muscle and How to Fix It (Workout Included!)

By now, you’ve probably heard that strength training is a great way to lower your body-fat percentage and build lean muscle, but there are a few caveats. If you never […]

New to Strength Training? This 4-Move Workout Will Teach You the Fundamentals

Weightlifting comes easy for some, but it takes a lot of practice for others. If you’re ready to progress your workouts and add some weights to your routine, you’ve got […]

This Trainer Explains 6 Tips to Optimize Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss

Intermittent fasting, a pattern of eating where you consume your meals within a certain time frame (an eight-hour window, for example) has helped people lose weight and shed fat. Intermittent […]

Get in Your Cardio and Strength Training With This Sweaty 30-Minute CrossFit Workout

You only have 30 minutes? You can absolutely get in an intense calorie-burning, muscle-building session. This CrossFit workout involves running, some dumbbell moves, and box jumps for the ultimate total-body […]

Each of These Pumpkin Muffins Will Set You Back Just 1 SmartPoint on WW

The beauty of WW is that it’s not just a diet, but also a way of healthy living. Because of that, you can truly eat whatever you want, as long […]

4 Reasons to Do Intermittent Fasting – They All Prolong Your Life!

Intermittent fasting (IF) has steadily been gaining popularity, and for so many reasons. It has more health benefits than you can count on your fingers and toes; one of the […]

Calculating Your Macros Is Key to Making Good Diet Choices – Here’s How to Do It

If you’ve only been counting calories for weight loss, here’s why you should consider tracking your macros, too. Macronutrients (proteins, fats, and carbs) are an important part of a healthy […]

Don’t Have Time to Exercise? This Photo Proves There’s No Excuse

How often have you blown off a workout or gone days without going to the gym because you don’t think you have the time? We get it: work, family, social […]

You’ll Make This Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Over and Over

Cutting back on gluten and grains? This veggie-powered pizza needs to make its way to your kitchen. Freshly grated cauliflower serves as the base for the creative and delicious crust […]

A Calorie Comparison of Your Favorite Beers

If you’re watching your waistline and enjoying an ice-cold brew, then might want to do a little research and how beers compare (or you might just want to sit back […]

The Crisp Temps Called, and They Want You to Devour This WW 0-Point Chili

When Weight Watchers (now simply called WW) changed its point system to make more foods worth zero SmartPoints, it opened a lot of doors for zero-point recipe ideas. One of […]

I Did the DASH Diet For a Week, and There Was Only 1 Vice I Cheated With

I don’t do diets. I don’t do diet food products. I don’t even do diet sodas. So when I heard about the DASH diet (no relation to the Kardashians, because […]

Dip Your Spoon Into This Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie Pudding

It’s that time of year where we’re craving everything pumpkin spiced. Go ahead and indulge with this pumpkin pie pudding. Made with high-fiber avocados and high-protein silken tofu, this spoonable […]

On Keto and Seriously Craving Chick-fil-A? Try 1 of These Low-Carb Picks

There are fans of Chick-fil-A, and then there are superfans, and wherever you fall on the scale, we can’t really blame you – from the shakes, to the fries, to […]

Gracie’s 110-Pound Weight Loss Began With the Simplest of Exercises: Walking

Three years ago, Gracie weighed 240 pounds, and she knew it was time for a transformation. She now weighs a healthy 130 pounds and has become a leaner, stronger, happier […]

After Years of Struggling, Here’s How I Finally Learned to Do Push-Ups

Let me tell you about my relationship with push-ups – as in, it didn’t really exist. After years and years (and years!) of working out, being able to do a […]

I Worked Out Every Day For a Month and Was Shocked at What Happened to My Weight

I worked out at Barry’s Bootcamp for 30 days straight. Image Source: Lisa Richov If nothing else, growing up with three brothers has influenced me in two ways: number one, […]

Can You Do Intermittent Fasting While You’re Breastfeeding? These Experts Weigh In

It’s a dilemma many new moms face: they want to lose their baby weight but also provide the best nutrients possible for their babies while nursing. And since intermittent fasting […]

A Trainer Reveals the 1 Thing You Should Do Before Every Workout

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Diggy Lloyd When POPSUGAR sat down with Jeff Carlson, a Barry’s Bootcamp and SoulCycle trainer from Southern California, we asked, “What’s the one move you […]

The 1-Pan, 4-Ingredient High-Protein Dinner That Basically Makes Itself

Looking for a quick high-protein, savory-sweet dinner? Are you also trying to eat a more plant-based diet? This recipe is so easy and delicious, you’ll want to add it to […]

I Successfully Did Weight Watchers on a Road Trip – Here’s What I Ate

It’s taken a lot of traveling for me to realize that just because I’m on vacation, I can’t eat whatever I want. I’m a fan of making that excuse, but […]

Confused What Sugar Alcohols Actually Are? This Dietitian Explains

Grabbing a sugar-free protein bar or sugar-free candy may seem like a healthier option; you’ll save calories from the lack of sugar, won’t experience blood sugar spikes, and it’s (usually) […]

Tired of Fast-Food? Try The 21-Day Clean Program to Reset Your Gut and Break Bad Habits

We’ll admit it: detoxes and cleanses tend to have bad raps. They’re known for being unhealthy, unsustainable, expensive, and typically being marketed to help people lose weight. Because of this, […]

I’m a Trainer, and This Is the Exercise You Should Do For a Bigger, Stronger Butt – It’s Not Squats

Building a larger butt has definitely become a trend in the fitness community. As a trainer, I have to say that I’m not opposed to it at all. Yes, it […]

Can You Have Sugar Alcohols on the Keto Diet? A Dietitian and Keto Expert Explains

As the keto diet has grown in popularity, more and more people are eschewing sugar and simple carbohydrates to get their body into the fat-burning state of ketosis. And since […]

How Many Calories Do You Need to Lose Weight? Use This Trainer’s Formula

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sam Altieri•OnlineFatLossCoach (@saltylifts) on Sep 5, 2018 at 7:26am PDT One of the most common questions NASM-certified personal trainer Sam Altieri’s […]

How Many Calories Do I Need to Eat to Lose Weight? This Formula Breaks It Down

If you feel like you’ve done everything to lose weight – keto, intermittent fasting, Whole30, fitness plans, counting macros – and still aren’t seeing the scale budge, it’s understandably frustrating. […]

On Keto and Craving Chipotle? Here’s Exactly What You Should Order

If you’re all in on the keto diet, you’ve already grieved a very dramatic breakup with Chipotle’s warm, crunchy chips and overstuffed burritos. But even if your own menu has […]

An Exclusive Workout to Accentuate Curves and Sculpt Muscle, Straight From Rihanna’s Trainer

Rihanna has been my crush since she released her debut album, Music of the Sun, in 2005. So, naturally, when I got the opportunity to do a one-on-one session with […]

What Exactly Is a Rep in Strength Training? A Personal Trainer Explains

In strength training and weightlifting, there’s one word that gets mentioned over and over again: rep. It pops up when talking about performing an exercise, putting together a circuit, and […]

The 10 Things You Need to Lose Weight and Get Lean, According to a Fat-Loss Coach

A post shared by Carter Good • Fat loss Coach (@cartergood) on Sep 1, 2018 at 5:53am PDT Breaking down what you need to do to lose fat and gain […]

A 4-Move Full-Body Workout to Increase Your Strength and Build Lean Muscle

One of my favorite pieces of equipment in the gym is the sled. I like designing strength and power workouts with the sled because when moving the thing around you […]

This Photo Shows Why You Might Want to Rethink Your Bulletproof Coffee

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amanda Meixner (@meowmeix) on Sep 5, 2018 at 1:10pm PDT You’ve probably seen all the fuss over Bulletproof Coffee: coffee mixed […]

This Is What You Should Be Eating at Each Meal to Lose Weight

A big part of eating well to lose weight is planning out your meals. Once you have an idea of what you will be eating at each meal, it’s much […]

I Gave Up Caffeine For a Year, and I’m Actually More Energetic​

In high school and university, I was an absolute coffee addict. I used to down shots of espresso without feeling a thing. I had at least a cup a day, […]

Dairy-Free Keto Baked ‘Fried’ Chicken Nuggets

Baked Fried Chicken I love this because baked keto chicken nuggets because the almond flour coating mimics a chicken nugget without the mess of deep frying. We love fried chicken […]

Keto Hazelnut Sandwich Bread (GAPS, Dairy-Free)

A bread that rises like bread as it bakes, and is light and fluffy rather than dense has been hard to find when cooking without grains or starches.  This low-carb […]

If You’re Getting Colonics to Detox, an Expert Says to Reconsider – Here’s Why

You may have heard that getting colon cleanses will flush out all the toxins in your GI tract, help your skin glow from the inside out (we debunked this), and […]

Comparing Diets for Healing Leaky Gut

As a society, we are starting to cycle back around to healing ourselves with food. Or better yet, nourishing our bodies, and allowing them to naturally heal or maintain a […]

Do You Actually Need Cardio For Weight Loss? You Might Like This Expert’s Answer

There are two types of people in this world: those who love cardio and those who despise it. If you’re the latter, trying to lose weight and refusing to do […]

Attention, Keto Dieters: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

Well, keto fans, as much as you might love your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, you should probably avoid it. If you’re on the high-fat, low-carb diet, obviously sugar is something […]

If You’re Starbucks-Obsessed but Watching Your Calories, You Need to See This Infographic

A post shared by 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧Graeme Tomlinson (@thefitnesschef_) on Jul 25, 2018 at 9:09am PDT For your caffeine needs, Starbucks always has your back, but grabbing a Starbucks or two doesn’t […]

Exercise Helped Me Through My Depression – but Not in the Way You Think

Six years ago, after a hurtful breakup, an abortion, graduating from business school, and not finding a job in my field, I was slowly falling into a depression. I am […]

Is Your Mouth Tingly After Eating an Apple? Do Your Ears Itch After Biting a Banana? Here’s Why

Ever bite into a fresh peach or piece of melon and your mouth feels itchy, or your lips swell? It’s not just in your head – it’s called oral allergy […]

I Went on a Budget-Friendly Detox For 3 Days, and Here’s What I Learned

Budget-friendly detox – that’s what I called it on Facebook, Instagram, and other places when I decided to do a three-day cleanse of toxins in my body. The truth is, […]

Took a Long Break From Working Out? Here’s Jillian Michaels’s Advice For Getting Back in Shape

Although Jillian Michaels earned her reputation as the tough-love trainer on The Biggest Loser, the superfit trainer, who has her own fitness app called My Fitness by Jillian Michaels, understands […]

The Worst Time of Day to Eat Carbs May Seriously Shock You

Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or not, you probably find yourself occasionally craving starchy or sugary foods. While these foods are totally OK in moderation, you may be wondering […]

Irresistible Keto Nutella Muffins (dairy-free, GAPS)

Chocolatey, rich but light, and full of nutty goodness, these hazelnut-cocoa muffins are a cinch to whip up, and either make a delicious breakfast or can be frosted for a […]

Jillian Michaels Reveals How Often You Should Strength-Train to Build Muscle

If you’re looking to put on muscle, you probably think you need to hit the weight room every day for hours at a time to see results. Most people have […]

Here Are the Fitness Classes Your Trainer Doesn’t Want You to Take

There are dozens of group fitness class offerings in each gym, studio, and wellness center. Although many of them are good, even great, there are way too many mediocre offerings. […]

Want to Lose Weight on a Vegan Diet Like I Did? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

Going vegan is the best decision I ever made. But did I immediately start shedding pounds to reveal my strong, toned (plant-powered) Wonder Woman physique underneath? Nope. Living in London […]

Tone Your Back and Shoulders With This Simple Bodyweight Exercise

If you’re trying to increase your overall strength while building lean muscle mass, you’ve got to start training with the TRX suspension trainer. The suspension trainer is one of the […]

The Tone It Up Girls Share an Exclusive 10-Minute HIIT Workout – No Equipment Needed!

You’ve likely heard of Katrina and Karena, the mastermind powerhouse women behind Tone It Up, the online program that has helped thousands of women lose weight and feel their best. […]

I’m a Holistic Nutritionist, and This Is My Biggest Vice

Food is meant to be used as a tool to promote vitality, energy, medicine, and overall health. As a holistic nutritionist, I believe in giving my body nourishing whole foods […]

2 Training Techniques That Will Transform Your Hamstrings

When I started my fitness journey, I loved training my legs and glutes. With very few mobility issues and strong quads, I killed every workout that included squats and deadlifts. […]

How to Start the Keto Diet

Thousands of people every week are jumping on the keto bandwagon, but the idea of cutting out carbs completely can be both overwhelming and simple at the same time.  Simple […]

Noticing an Unusual Amount of Hair Loss? How Your Diet May Be to Blame

You better believe it: what you eat can totally affect the growth and feel of your hair. If you’re not eating the right nutrients, in the right doses each day, […]

The Keto Diet Was Catastrophic to My Mental Health – Here’s Why

When I learned about the keto diet, it didn’t feel too different from my post-Whole30 eating habits. My typical plate was filled with mostly veggies, meat, and tofu; I drank […]

The Most Important Piece of Advice I Give to People Who Want to Go Vegan

I’ve been vegan for a few years and I’ve loved every second of my plant-based journey. I’m also a nutrition coach who helps clients change their eating habits so they […]

This Trainer Explains How to Do Carb Cycling For Fat Loss

A post shared by Max Weber (@maxweberfit) on Aug 16, 2018 at 8:26am PDT Carbs have seemed like the enemy of dieters for decades now: the Atkins diet, South Beach, […]

How Often You Should Weigh Yourself, According to a Trainer

The idea of stepping on the scale is a little controversial. Some experts, including Harley Pasternak, will tell you not to have a scale and not to weigh yourself. Psychotherapist […]

Trying to Lose Weight? Here’s How to Kick Your Motivation Into High Gear

Having the best resources in your arsenal still isn’t enough to lose weight unless you have self-discipline and motivation. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to […]

I Tracked Everything I Ate For 3 Months – Here Are 5 Things I Learned

About two years ago, I went through a major change in my life when I decided that the gym wasn’t for me, so I began to live by a less […]

This Fat-Loss Coach Reveals 6 Lifelong Habits to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

A post shared by Carter Good • Fat loss Coach (@cartergood) on Aug 8, 2018 at 5:48am PDT It’s often said that losing weight is the easy part – it’s […]

Should You Try the Carnivore Diet? These Experts Explain Why It’s Not Healthy

As the Paleo, Whole30, and keto diets have exploded in popularity, it seems like more people are embracing meat than ever. But while animal meats of all kinds are staples […]

Doing Abs After Your Workout Is a No-No – Here’s When You Should Actually Train Them

You’ve probably been taught that before starting a workout, you should warm up by rolling out and doing a few dynamic exercises, and then jump into your workout. I hate […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Trainer Reveals How the Justice Stays Super Fit at Age 85

At age 85, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RBG) is in amazing shape. She works out twice a week with her trainer, Bryant Johnson, ACE, MFT, author […]

This Drink Is Commonly Used For Children, but I Always Drink It After Strenuous Workouts

If you don’t have children or little kids in your family, you’ve probably never heard of Pedialyte. I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine: Pedialyte […]

Get Your Blood Pumpin’ With This Trainer’s Lower-Body Fat-Burning Circuit

A post shared by Shona Vertue (@shona_vertue) on Aug 3, 2018 at 2:03pm PDT Weightlifting is a great training method to implement into your workout routine if you want to […]

This RD Explains What Your Basal Metabolic Rate Is and How It Affects Weight Loss

To lose weight, you may have read that you need to burn more calories than you take in. This basic math, calories in vs. calories out, seems easy enough to […]

This Equinox Trainer’s Fat-Burning, Bodyweight HIIT Workout Only Takes 10 Minutes

Despite what you may have heard, you don’t need to spend hours and hours at the gym to tone up, shed fat, and feel amazing. Martel Martellus, NASM-certified trainer at […]

Homemade Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks made with almond flour (Keto, GAPS and SCD legal)

These fried cheese sticks are ridiculously good.  If you have been trying to convince friends or family that real food can taste good too- these will do it! They are simple […]

I Have Depression, and I Really Wish People Would Stop Saying Happiness Is a Choice

As if mindlessly scrolling through Instagram didn’t make me feel bad enough – perfectly airbrushed selfies, aesthetically pleasing apartments, endless vacation pics on some remote island, your designer handbag I’ll […]

Is It Really That Bad to Eat Carbs at Night? Here’s What 2 Dietitians Have to Say

Navigating the world of weight loss advice is no freaking joke. Everywhere you look, there is someone trying to sell you on the latest wrap, pill, diet fad, or shake. […]

This Is How Losing Weight Affects Your Metabolism – Here’s What to Do About It

There’s no definitive program to follow when it comes to losing weight. Some start off by making dietary changes while others hire personal trainers and begin working out three times […]

Feeling Deprived on Your Weight-Loss Plan? Try This Trick From a Dietitian

If you’ve been tracking calories for weight loss, then you may be frustrated by what you are limited to eating during a day. You may even keep your favorite indulgence […]

I Fasted 16 Hours a Day For 1 Week – Here’s What It Actually Felt Like

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words intermittent fasting (IF) is deprivation. It sounds virtually unappealing to a serial snacker like myself. After doing extensive […]

Elizabeth Lost 15 Pounds by Eating the Same Breakfast Every Single Day (Recipe Included!)

Elizabeth Harty was a Division I athlete in college, but her fitness level changed significantly when she had knee surgery. “The recovery was very hard for me,” Elizabeth told POPSUGAR. […]

Uh-Oh -This Almond Milk Is Being Recalled Because It Could Contain Actual Cow’s Milk

If you opt for nut milks as an alternative to dairy milk due to an allergy, a sensitivity, or ethical reasons, take note: almond milk from a popular brand may […]

Check Your Labels: Salads and Wraps From Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Walgreens Could Have an Intestinal Parasite

If you’ve grabbed a salad or wrap from Trader Joe’s, Kroger, or Walgreens recently, you may want to check the label. The USDA is warning customers that these food products, […]

This Is Jennifer Aniston’s “Exercise of Choice” For Maintaining Those Sculpted Arms

It’s no secret that Jennifer Aniston has a rockin’ body. Every time she walks the red carpet in a sleeveless dress, we can’t help but marvel at her sculpted arms, […]

The Right Way to Drink Coffee For Weight Loss

Most of us drink coffee to stay energized; not with the intention to boost our metabolism. But here’s another reason to grab your second or third cup of the day: […]

Here’s How Long It Takes to Get a 6-Pack, According to This Celebrity Trainer

A six-pack may seem impossibly unattainable, but we promise you can get there with the right tips in your back pocket. As for how long it takes to see results, […]

This Doctor Explains Why Vegetarians Should Do the Keto Diet

If you follow any keto lovers on Instagram, then you’re probably bombarded with mouthwatering photos of bunless burgers and chicken wings and bacon-wrapped everything. And while meat does play a […]

I Worked Out Like a Kid and Burned Major Calories – Here’s How You Can Do It Too

When my brother moved back home from college, he kept pushing me to work out with him. He’s basically Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation IRL, but with twice the […]

The Truth Behind All Those Fancy Eggs at the Grocery Store

It’s no secret that eggs are one of the most nutritious foods and complete proteins out there. According to The Egg Nutrition Center, the health education and research center of […]

Vegans and Vegetarians, Listen Up: Here’s How to Do a Plant-Based Keto Diet

Going keto is more than just a diet trend; it’s a lifestyle transformation that has helped people lose weight, gain more energy, lower blood sugar levels, and fight inflammation. The […]

Dirty Keto Might Sound Like a Great Idea, but Experts Say It’s Not

It feels like we can’t go a week, or even a detailed Facebook Newsfeed scrolling session, without hearing about someone’s journey on the keto diet, a food plan where you […]

Jillian Michaels Says You Should Lift Weights This Often For Fat Loss

You may have heard your fair share of claims that weightlifting can speed up fat loss and help you lean out faster. Well, that’s not a myth. We confirmed with […]

Bad Breath, Dry Mouth, and More – the Side Effects of the Keto Diet No One Tells You About

The keto diet, the high-fat, moderate-protein, super-low-carb diet that puts your body into a state of ketosis, has helped countless people lose weight and fight inflammation. And while there are […]

Is Coconut Sugar Healthier Than White Sugar? Your Sweet Tooth Needs to Know

More and more evidence is proving that your sugar habit is detrimental to your health. It can cause bloating, rot your teeth, may trigger acne, and is linked to weight […]

I Gave Up Alcohol For 1 Week, and This Is What Happened

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve worked hard and played hard. And the whole “playing hard” part typically involved alcohol. As a collegiate soccer player, our whole team celebrated […]

These Dietitians Explain the Best Way to Drink Protein Shakes For Weight Loss

Protein shakes seem like the go-to supplement for fitness fanatics and people looking to lose weight. Protein can help you build muscle and keep you full; research shows that protein […]

Why I’m Saying No to “Healthy Ice Cream” and Just Eating the Full-Fat Thing

About a year ago, my Instagram feed just about exploded with ads for lightened-up versions of ice cream. Then, my friends joined in, going crazy for said ice cream, claiming […]

Does Drinking Cold Water Actually Aid Weight Loss? Finally, Here’s You’re Answer

You may have heard that drinking cold water can help you burn more calories throughout the day, but unfortunately, that tip is merely myth. Although it makes sense to think […]

Mindful Eating May Be the No-Diet Weight-Loss Solution You’ve Been Looking For

You’re snacking on a bag of chips while watching a show. You look down at the end of the episode and realize that you’ve just eaten the entire bag. Or […]

Do Air Squats Burn Fat? Here’s What Trainers Had to Say

Air squats seem to be the favorite bodyweight exercise for HIIT classes and other boutique fitness studios. Since you use no other equipment except your body, air squats are supposed […]

These Are the 3 Things You Need to Consider Before Getting a Personal Trainer

If you’re looking to hire a personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals, you’re going to have to be strategic about your search. Selecting a personal trainer should […]

A Psychologist Shares the Best Ways to Manage Your Stress

Many of us know how to take proper care of ourselves in a physical sense: exercise regularly, keep sodium and processed foods to a minimum, etc. But not everyone thinks […]

This BBG Trainer Wants You to Ditch Your Scale and Do This Instead

A post shared by KELSEY WELLS (@kelseywells) on Jul 20, 2018 at 7:17am PDT If you have a complicated relationship with your scale, SWEAT trainer and creator of the PWR […]

Studies Prove That Showing Gratitude With a Simple Card Is More Powerful Than You Think

Think back to the last time you sent out a handwritten thank-you card. In the technologically advanced world we currently live in, this is not a common occurrence. But studies […]

Simple & Fast Salmon Patties (GAPS, SCD, Keto, Gluten Free)

This meal is fast- a whole foods equivalent of boxed macaroni and cheese.  One bowl to mix, a pan to fry, and you’re ready to eat!  This is one of my favorite […]

Vegans, Follow These 4 Tips to Make Sure You Get Enough Protein

There are so many reasons to adopt a plant-based diet, from taking care of your health to looking out for the environment. Whatever your reasons are, you’re probably wondering where […]

To Achieve Weight-Loss Results on the Keto Diet, You Need to Eat More of This

If you are trying to lose weight and have had minimal success with diets in the past, the keto diet may be the diet for you. Commonly used to manage […]

The 1 Change You Need to Make to Your Lunges to Really Tone and Sculpt Your Butt

If you want a move that will strengthen and tone your abs, butt, and legs all at once, look no further than the lunge. Lunges are great for correcting any […]

The 1 Drink You Should Absolutely Avoid For Weight Loss

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, then odds are you have been diligently tracking your food, logging hours at the gym, prioritizing sleep, and working on managing stress. These […]

Keto GAPS and Gluten-Free Quiche- 4 ways

This almond flour quiche is perfect for lazy Sunday brunches, baby showers, or a weekend away with the girls.  When you add cheese, sautéed greens, bacon, or just enjoy with […]

Will Drinking Lemon Water Help You Lose Weight? Here’s What the Experts Say

It’s the elixir celebrities and wellness gurus swear by: lemon water. Starting your morning with a glass of warm or cold lemon water is supposed to “wake up your metabolism” […]

Halo Top Released a New Flavor, and It Tastes Just Like Your Childhood

With each changing season comes a new Halo Top flavor: Winter was Gingerbread House, Spring was Blueberry Crumble, and Summer was Peaches and Cream. Now, just in time for back-to-school […]

Is Sparkling Water Healthy? These Experts Answer Once and For All

We can all agree that soda is bad for us; it’s filled with tons of sugar, has lots of empty calories, and can rot your teeth. So as a better […]

The Keto Diet Can Help You Lose Tons of Weight, but It Has This Gross Side Effect

It’s no surprise the keto diet is so popular – it’s helped countless people lose weight, gives you more energy, and can lower blood sugar levels. And while the keto […]

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Tighten the Back of Your Arms and Strengthen Your Legs

If you’re looking for a move to strengthen your arms and legs all at once, look no further than the crab walk. The crab walk derives from Animal Flow, a […]

Delicious Zucchini Lasagna (Keto, GAPS, Gluten-Free Freezer Meal)

All of the comfort food without any of the wheat. Zucchini sliced into strips, and then grilled, replaces pasta in lasagna, alongside seasoned meat, ricotta cheese, and rich tomato sauce. […]

The Reason You Should Stop Doing Crunches, According to an Expert

Whether you work out every single day or hit the gym every blue moon, you’re probably familiar with the popular ab exercise crunches. If you had to take a guess, […]

Yes, Stress Can Kill – Here’s How It Affects Your Body If It Goes Unmanaged For Too Long

Many of us have learned to simply accept stress as a normal part of the daily grind. It’s almost even become a way we gauge one’s work ethic; if you’re […]

How Training For a Half Marathon Changed My Mindset

I’d always been a reasonably fit person. I played soccer through college and lived an active lifestyle after that. My husband and I enjoyed bike riding, kayaking, jogging, and staying […]

Does More Sweat Mean More Weight Loss? The Experts Weigh In

I tend to associate the amount of sweat I’m drenched in at the end of a workout with how intense it was. But is how much you sweat actually the […]

This Is How Many Days a Week You Should Work Out to Strengthen and Lose Weight

It’s no secret that serious weight loss can sometimes require a complete lifestyle-180. Without cracking down on both your diet and your fitness routine, it can much more difficult to […]

I Quit Cardio For 30 Days, and the Results Were Unexpected – and So Good

I have a confession to make: I’m a cardio addict. As weird as it sounds, giving up alcohol for 30 days is easier for me than eliminating cardiovascular exercise for […]

Read This If You’re Ever Worried That a Cheat Day Will Ruin Your Progress

It’s day eight of your clean-eating streak, and you’re tempted to go all out for brunch with your friends. Bottomless mimosas, pancakes, hash browns – you want it all. But […]

Fitness Trainer Says Do These 5 Things to Lose Enough Fat to Reveal Your Abs

A post shared by Dimitri | Online Coach (@evolvetrainingsystem) on Jun 11, 2018 at 8:20pm PDT If you lift your shirt in the morning, and say, “OK abs, I’m ready […]

I Tried Hydration Therapy, and Here’s How It Helped Boost My Low Energy

It’s a well-known fact among my family and friends that I have a longstanding fear of needles. I don’t just mean I get nervous before my annual trip to the […]

This Personal Trainer Explains the Difference Between Weight Loss and Fat Loss

A post shared by Max Weber | Fitness & Mindset (@maxweberfit) on Jul 2, 2018 at 3:42pm PDT When people set out to lose weight, they’re typically looking to lose […]

Simone De La Rue’s Simple TRX Workout Will Get You Ripped, Well, Everywhere

Suspension training @trxtraining Upper body and core 1️⃣ Reverse flys. Main muscles worked: Deltoids, lats, rhomboid Three sets of 10 reps 2️⃣ Row. Muscles worked: Lats, biceps, triceps, deltoids and […]

An Expert Explains How Drinking Green Tea Can Impact Your Weight-Loss Goals

We know that two of the best ways to lose weight naturally are having a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you’ve been researching other natural weight-loss methods, drinking green […]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Wedding Trainer

Getting married, purchasing a wedding dress, and knowing photos of you will be taken that you’ll most likely be looking at for years to come can be big motivators to […]

Intermittent Fasting vs. Eating Disorder: Experts Weigh In on Where to Draw the Line

Before the ketogenic diet rose to mainstream popularity, it was Whole30, Paleo, DASH . . . and the list goes on. Though some trendy diets are significantly safer than others, […]

A Trainer Says This Is How Long You Have to Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Whether you’re lifting weights, doing HIIT workouts, or another style of training, you’re going to need to be consistent with your program and eating clean in order to lose weight. […]

If You Love Oatmeal, You’ll Go Crazy For Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

This sweet potato breakfast bowl is loaded with fiber and antioxidants for a dish that tastes just as good as it looks, via PaleoHacks. You’ve never seen sweet potatoes like […]

The 1 Nut Dietitians Say to Avoid If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably heard that nuts are a healthy snack that can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. And it’s true; nuts are full of […]

Fresh Lemongrass-Ginger Grilled Pork Skewers

Prep these flavorful pork skewers ahead of time and enjoy these flavorful bites of lemongrass-ginger pork with just a moment’s notice.  This recipe uses a cheaper cut of pork, the […]

This Is the Worst Thing You Can Do If You’re Trying to Lose Body Fat and Build Muscle

Regardless of your fitness goals – weight loss, building muscle, becoming faster, growing a bigger booty – there’s no magic pill or express lane for achieving results quick. As a […]

A Running Coach Says This Workout Will Drastically Drop Your Mile Time

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have been running for years, to run a faster mile you’re going to need a strategy. POPSUGAR spoke with Alison Désir, USATF level 1 […]

This Is What You Need to Know If You’ve Never Lifted Weights Before

Does weightlifting feel like a foreign style of training to you? If so, that’s completely understandable. Learning a new skill – cooking, a language, or fitness – requires a lot […]

What Is Keto Cycling and Should You Try It? Experts Say You Might Want to Hold Off

You’ve probably heard about the ketogenic diet by now – if you haven’t, tell us how – as it seems like everyone has been raving about their weight-loss success stories. […]

I Found the Cause of My Chronic Bloating, and the Cure Is So Simple

I bloat easily. Always have, and felt like I always would. It’s an annoying thing that our female bodies do, but my body doesn’t only bloat before my monthly period, […]

This Trainer Has a Pretty Good Reason For Skipping Your HIIT Workout Today

High-intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is a great workout to burn calories in a short amount of time. HIIT workouts last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, and […]

Build a Strong Booty With This Simple Stability Ball Move – Kelly Ripa’s Trainer Swears By It!

A post shared by Anna Kaiser (@theannakaiser) on May 1, 2018 at 11:05am PDT Step aside, boring ol’ squats and lunges. We just discovered a new butt exercise that’s about […]

Why Doing a Boudoir Photo Shoot in Lingerie Was the Ultimate Form of Self-Care For Me

I’ve spent most of my life battling body-image issues and insecurities about my figure. I’m 5’1 and have a naturally stocky build with broad shoulders. One ex-boyfriend and his entire […]

These Doctors Explain If the Keto Diet Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure

It’s no surprise why the keto diet has grown in popularity over the last few years; it’s helped people lose weight, can fight inflammation, and may even be good for […]

Shaun T Says These Are the Best Exercises to Build Muscle (Workout Included)

Believe it or not, if you want to build strength and improve your overall muscle tone, weightlifting isn’t your only option. You can achieve both tone and strength by using […]

Short on Time? Grab a Pair of Dumbbells For This Fat-Blasting Full-Body Workout

If you’re on your way home from work and you just don’t feel like doing an hour-long group fitness class, we’ve got the answer. Either set up in your living […]

Shaun T Says This Is How Often You Should Lift Weights in a Week to Get Stronger

Shaun T is the creative force behind one of Beachbody’s most successful fitness programs, Insanity. Insanity has shown that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym picking […]

How Much Fruit Should You Actually Eat in a Day? Here’s What a Dietitian Says

You’ve probably read that you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables during the day to support a healthy diet. But what exactly does “plenty” mean? And won’t eating too […]

Is the Keto Diet Bad For Your Heart? Cardiologists Weigh In

The keto diet has exploded in popularity over the last few years as a means to slim down quickly without giving up bacon, cheese, or red meat. But the diet, […]

Ouch! What Might Be Causing Your Menstrual Cramps and How to Ease the Pain

When our periods arrive, they sometimes bring along a host of seriously unpleasant side effects, such as nausea, headaches, backaches, and those dreaded menstrual cramps. For some women, cramps are […]

An Expert Says Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Stronger

We’ve all arrived at the gym, quickly throwing our belongings into a locker and jumping straight into our workout. This may seem harmless, but warming up is critical to maximizing […]

This Is What It’s Like to Do 100 Crunches a Day For 1 Week

We rarely ever do ab exercises in CrossFit. That’s because many of the exercises we do like squats, burpees, box jumps, and pull-ups are compound movements that engage the core […]

These Are the Foods Ilana Ate to Lose 100 Pounds and Become a Beachbody Nutritionist

When you look at Ilana Muhlstein, RD, creator of Beachbody’s 2B Mindset, a video-based weight-loss program that revamps your diet, you might think she’s been slim her whole life. She […]

Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer

The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there’s another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: […]

The 4 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Plank

If someone says the word “ab exercise,” we have a hunch your first thought is plank. Aside from assisting to sculpt a strong core, the basic movement has a slew […]

Your 2-Week Sugar Detox

Let’s not sugarcoat this (really): millions of Americans have a weight problem. One study predicts that more than 85 percent of adults will be overweight or obese by the year […]

A Trainer Says Do These 7 Things to Get the Most Out of Your Workout

Have you ever completed a great workout that left you feeling like a total badass? POPSUGAR spoke with Pratik Patel, New York Giants director of performance nutrition and assistant strength […]

I Had a Smoothie For Dinner Every Day For 1 Week, and Here’s What Happened

I’ve always been a huge fan of smoothies as part of my regular routine each week, and since I work out of the house, it’s very easy for me to […]

Easy Keto Baked Soft Taco Shells

Much like our baked parmesan crisps, today we bake white cheddar, and not as long, and create delicious filling and nearly carb-free soft taco shells. These taco shells are a […]

All the Ways to Measure Your Body Fat – and How to Get Rid of It

At this very moment, can you recall how much you weigh? For some of us, pulling out the scale first thing in the morning has become a bit of a […]

Here’s How Long It Takes For You to Actually Lose Belly Fat – It’s Faster Than You Think

If you’re looking to torch belly fat and lose some inches around your waist, it may seem like a near-impossible feat. The belly is an area where many people want […]

I Did 2 Workouts a Day For 7 Days Straight – Here’s What Happened

Image Source: Franz Steiner Photography Model Credit: @racquelnatasha I work out a lot. Alright, that would be an understatement. As a fitness editor and writer, getting sweaty is a huge […]

Why This Beachbody Trainer Swears By Doing 3 Sets of 10 Reps

When you first start working you, you may be confused how to tackle the weight room or some bodyweight exercises. Sure, you may know how to to a bicep curl […]

6 Reasons the Elliptical Should Be Your Go-To For Cardio Next Time You Hit the Gym

Growing up as a runner and a soccer player, I didn’t naturally gravitate toward ellipticals when visiting the gym. Even as a personal trainer, I assumed that the elliptical couldn’t […]

Busy Philipps Exercises Every Damn Day, and Credits These 3 Things For Alleviating Her Anxiety

A wise woman named Elle Woods once said, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy,” and people all over nodded in agreement. One person who can attest to that […]

If Your Weight-Loss Progress Has Hit a Wall, It’s Time to Do These 5 Things

After seeing such significant progress in the start of your weight-loss journey, it can be incredibly frustrating to find your normal practices no longer working. But just like a relationship […]

This Is How Stacy Ate 6 Meals a Day, Lost 20 Pounds, and Earned a 6-Pack

After Stacy Moon had her first child, her weight fell off pretty quickly from long-distance running and “living off chicken and broccoli.” But it became much harder to lose the […]

Are You Ready For It? Here’s What You Need to Do to Finally Get the Abs You’re After

The adage “If it were easy, everyone would do it,” is especially applicable to sculpting abs. They’re like the equivalent of a new Trader Joe’s cauliflower hybrid product – incredibly […]

Baked Sourdough Almond Flour Pancake (Keto, Grain Free, GAPS friendly)

These baked pancakes taste like sourdough because of all the yogurt included in the recipe- Sourdough is one of the things I’ve missed most about being grain free, so I’m […]

Follow This Trainer’s Warmup and You’ll Have the Best Run of Your Life

The warmup and cooldown are the easiest parts to skip when it comes to our workouts. We justify to ourselves that they don’t matter nearly as much as the actual […]

A Beachbody Trainer Explains How Heavy Your Weights Should Be If You’re a Beginner

So you’ve heard about all the health benefits of lifting weights: getting stronger, building lean muscle, burning more calories at rest, and creating sexy curves. But if you’re new to […]

Don’t Believe This Weight-Loss Myth If You’re Trying to Lose Fat and Drop the Pounds

There are a lot of gimmicks when it comes to losing weight and losing it quickly. One of these gimmicks is sitting in the steam room or sauna. Although your […]

If You’re Running on the Treadmill to Lose Weight, Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been running on the treadmill for years or you just started a few weeks ago. If your goal is to lose weight, avoid these common […]

This Is How Your Diet Affects Your Booty, According to a Bikini Bodybuilder

A post shared by Marta Mielczarska (@martamielczarskaa) on Aug 18, 2017 at 7:51am PDT Bikini competitor and fitness expert Marta Mielczarska, NASM, CPT, FNS, consistently shares fitness tips and workouts […]

Here’s What It’s Really Like to Freeze Your Eggs

I’m 31 years old, recently married, and on the fence about ever having children. I’ve never been completely against it, but I’ve also never felt as though I’m “running out […]

These Simple Food Swaps Could Help You Lose Weight For Good

A post shared by Amanda Meixner (@meowmeix) on Apr 24, 2018 at 1:29pm PDT Eating healthy but still not seeing the scale budge? It could be a matter of making […]

4 Reasons Your Period Is Missing in Action

The older you get, the more you should be able to jive with the mysteries of your period, right? Wrong. Sometimes it feels like the older you get, the more […]

4 Important Lessons I Learned About Weight Loss From My Kids

To learn tips and techniques for my own weight-loss journey, I’ve spoken to tons of experts, dietitians, fitness trainers, and people with personal experience losing weight. But really, I learned […]

Grain Free Low-Carb Coconut Flour Crepes

We use these little crepes for everything- they’re fantastic on their own with butter, topped with berry syrup for a delicious breakfast, spread with peanutbutter for a traditional lunch, or […]

How Much Sleep You Get Is More Important For Your Weight Loss Than You Realize

It’s a new year, and resolutions abound. It’s hard not to feel energized by this goal-setting spirit, which can make you eager to set your own resolutions. Perhaps you’ve been […]

What 1 Woman Keeps in Her Fridge to Maintain Her 99.2-Pound Weight Loss

Weight Watchers is truly the healthy-living program that not only works for weight loss but also helps people keep the weight off. Just ask Bri DeMattia, who joined Weight Watchers […]

You’ll Feel More Confident in Your Tank Top After This 20-Minute Upper-Body Workout

There’s nothing wrong with wanting your arms to look good, especially if Summer is around the corner and you know there are many tank tops in your future. Rather than […]

This Post-It Hack Is the Key to Sticking to Your Weekly Workout Plan, and It’s So Simple

Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart Some people plan for the week ahead by meal prepping every Sunday, I plan for the week ahead by organizing just about every other […]

The 1 Cardio Move That Will Torch Serious Calories and Tone Your Whole Body

I don’t do CrossFit anymore, but I did spend nearly two years of my life going to the box religiously and busting my ass in every WOD (workout of the […]

Exactly How Scarlett Johansson Gets in Black Widow Shape to Kick Ass in the Avengers

If you haven’t heard yet, Avengers: Infinity War is upon us, which means Scarlett Johansson is making a comeback with her role as The Black Widow. In between acting out […]

Nathalie Huerta’s Queer Gym Is Honoring (and Transforming) LGBTQ+ Bodies

On a bright Friday morning in May, I walk up to The Perfect Sidekick Queer Gym in Oakland, CA. Outside, a garage door proclaims “You know you’re curious . . […]

This Mom Used Beachbody to Lose 111 Pounds: “I’m More Confident Than I’ve Ever Been”

Lori Zold, 44, had been overweight her entire adult life; she hadn’t been below 200 pounds since she was 18 years old – that is, until she found Beachbody. Here’s […]

Your Essential Workout For Sexy Shoulders

Come summertime, arms, abs, and legs get all the attention. One of the lesser-talked-about areas worth focusing on? Hello, shoulders. Sure, warmer weather is prime time for bikinis, but what […]

Getting Rid of Belly Fat Is Harder Than You Think – Here’s How to Do It

I have this fantasy where I eat pizza and Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie for every meal but also have abs. I’m not talking, like, a six-pack, but just […]

Grain-Free Southern-Style Biscuits made with Honey

I just got the new book Everyday Grain-Free Baking in the mail a few weeks ago, and ever since it’s been the cookbook I hand to my kids to choose a recipe […]

The Best – and Absolute Worst – Snacks to Eat After a Workout If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

When you are working out for weight loss and feel like you’re on a roll as far as staying committed, it’s common to think you deserve to reward yourself with […]

I’m a Personal Trainer, and These Are the Foods I Always Tell My Clients to Eat

Whenever I take on a new client, one of the first things we discuss is nutrition. I like knowing what they’re eating and how we can improve upon their current […]

Before You Crack Open That Bottle of Wine, See How Many Carbs You’re About to Drink

It feels like no matter the time of year, someone is always having a get-together or party, which means celebrating with endless amounts of food and alcohol alike. Yes, this […]

5 Simple Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy When You Can’t Exercise

As a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, I work with a very active population. When one of my clients gets injured, it doesn’t just take a toll physically, but also […]

This Is the Diet That Helped Me Get a 6-Pack

Have you heard about those crazy detoxes where people eat only produce? Since I’ve been into doing experiments with exercise and my diet, I thought I’d give this a try. […]

Work Your Entire Body With This Intense 14-Minute Plank and Lunge Workout

Get ready to work your arms, upper back, core, legs, and butt with this plank and lunge tabata workout. Tabata is a type of workout that involves 20 seconds of […]

The Keto Flu Is Real (and Terrible) – Here’s How to Survive It

About 24 hours into the ketogenic diet, I began to get cranky. This was a crankiness beyond my usual slightly irritated (OK, very irritated) demeanor when I’m hungry. I was […]

Kayla Itsines Will Work You Out in 28 Minutes With This Killer Circuit

Kayla Itsines, trainer on the Sweat app, created this full-body circuit workout, using weights – dumbbells and kettlebells – that’s guaranteed to get you sweaty. You’re going to love it, […]

Why I Always Make Time to Work Out While on Vacation

Did someone say vacation? I go on vacation about every six months. Tropical dream or city scene? Count me in for both. As someone whose workout plan typically follows a […]

I Gained Weight After Running 4 Times a Week For 3 Months – Don’t Make This Mistake

I started dabbling in running after college to help me lose the 40 pounds I had gained. For years after that, running was part of my life on and off, […]

A Trainer Shares an Exclusive 12-Week Program to Help You Lose Weight – Let’s Get Started!

When you’re starting off on a weight-loss journey, it can feel overwhelming to know how to proceed. But we’ve got you! Ridge Davis, a personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, […]

Experts Weigh In on Where the Best Place to Work Out Really Is

For over a decade, I have run an in-home personal training company and simultaneously taught group exercise classes in commercial and corporate gyms. Extensive experience working in both scenarios has […]

Kayla Itsines’s 28-Minute Calorie-Burning Full-Body Workout

Aussie trainer Kayla Itsines, founder of the Sweat With Kayla app and the Bikini Body Guide, created a full-body circuit workout for POPSUGAR, and we’re sure you’re going to love […]

I Had to Learn to Love My Fat Before I Could Let It Go

It happened so slowly: gaining a few pounds here or there, overindulging during the holidays with the promise to get healthy after the new year. Over time, my “Winter coat” […]

Irritability, Brain Fog, and Cramping After Your Period? It May Be Postmenstrual Syndrome

As I write this, I am experiencing brain fog, heightened anxiety, uncomfortable bloating, and the kind of irritability where even the slightest excess of noise is making me want to […]

A Nike Master Trainer Shares Her Top Tips For Successfully Following the Keto Diet

A post shared by KIRSTY GODSO (@kirstygodso) on Feb 27, 2018 at 10:10am PST If you’ve looked at a Nike campaign or one of its many workouts recently, you’ve probably […]

I Stopped Doing This 1 Simple Thing During the Day, and Now I Sleep Through the Night

When I first started my personal training company, I felt so lucky to be self-employed that I took on every client I could get, including those clients at 5:30 a.m. […]

Shedding Extra Weight Is More Than Just Diet and Exercise – Here’s What Else You Need to Do

If you tend to gain weight in your midsection and no amount of crunches seems to reduce your belly fat, you’re in the company of millions of (frustrated) women. As […]

Doctors Agree: Coffee Can Help You Power Through an Intermittent Fasting Slump

Intermittent fasting, commonly referred to as IF, has become all the rage lately, and it doesn’t look like the trend is going away anytime soon. The practice of intermittent fasting, […]

After Doing CrossFit Almost Every Day, Here’s What Happened When I Took 11 Days Off

Like brushing my teeth, eating, and sleeping, CrossFit has just become part of my life. I go four to five times a week at 5:45 a.m., and it’s been like […]

Here’s How to Bake the Perfect Egg in an Avocado

For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baking eggs in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar and fiber-filled breakfast will […]

If You’re Cutting Carbs to Lose Weight, Don’t Make This Common Mistake

A post shared by Nikki – meal preps + workouts (@justget.fit) on May 15, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT Think all carbs are created equal? Nikki, known as justget.fit on Instagram, […]

Keto Lemon Lemon Mug Cake Recipe (GAPS & Dairy Free Option)

If you aren’t familiar with mug cakes, they are delicious little no-fuss low-carb (2 net carb per cake) cakes that can be made in tiny batches.  I used ramekins here, […]

How Running Helped Me Learn to Cope With My Anxiety

Five months ago, my kids and I were blissfully savoring the last days of Summer. We went to the beach, had impromptu playdates with friends, and visited family. Some days […]

I Drank Kombucha Every Day For a Week and This Is What My Gut Has to Say About It

“You’ve never tried kombucha?” a friend asked on a recent lunch date. She was utterly shocked. How could I be a health and fitness writer, a yoga instructor, and love […]

I’m a Personal Trainer, and These Are 5 Things I Wish My Clients Would Stop Doing

Being a personal trainer is such a rewarding job to have, but like all jobs, it has its downsides. I love when the mothers I’ve trained throughout their pregnancy send […]

This Is How Often Simone De La Rue Says You Should Do Cardio For Weight Loss

The game of weight loss looks different for everyone, but there are a few constants that remain pretty similar across the board. One thing we know we need to get […]

I Lost (and Kept Off) 70 Pounds by Doing These 3 Things

One day I’m gonna tell my kids the story about how I ran two marathons in two different countries in one week, and (hopefully) they’ll think I’m a badass. In […]

We Found the Best Cardio Machines to Give You Sleek, Sexy Arms

Warmer weather means starting to dig out sleeveless shirt and sundresses from your closet, and time to start toning and strengthening your arms! Strength training, bands, and weight machines are […]

This Is How Many Calories Lisa Ate Every Single Meal to Lose 40 Pounds

When Lisa saw pictures of herself in 2016, she almost couldn’t recognize the woman staring back at her. She was inspired to turn her life around, so she embarked on […]

The Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Which Cardio Machine Is the Best For Weight Loss?

To answer the question of which cardio machine is the best for weight loss, I’m going to train you all to be lawyers (and for a lot less time and […]

Yasmeen Relied on Her Friends, Social Media, and This Popular Diet to Shed 120 Pounds

When Yasmeen decided she was going to lose weight, she found herself more committed when she stopped focusing on appearance and more so on improving her health. It’s the little […]

This Rowing and Strength-Training Workout Will Torch Up to 1,000 Calories

You want a workout that works as hard as you do, plain and simple. If you want to get results and challenge yourself to progress to a new level, we’ve […]

I Cut This Out of My Diet to Lose Weight and, No, It’s Not Carbs

I’d always believed that things like coconut oil and olive oil were part of a healthy diet. I ate them regularly with just about every meal – I cooked with […]

This Graphic Shows the Difference Between Type-A and Type-B Dieting Struggles

A post shared by JESSI JEAN FITNESS (@jessijeanfitness) on Mar 28, 2018 at 10:57am PDT Reading your horoscope can be fun, but your personality type says far more about who […]

Hey, Vegans! Complete-Protein Meals Under 400 Calories

If you want gorgeous, radiant locks or to heal fast from that pulled hammy after dropping into a split, then protein is a must. Every cell, tissue, and organ in […]

Kick Those Extra Pounds to the Curb With This 20-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout

Let’s cut the frills and the time-wasters. These are the best moves to blast fat in just 20 minutes. Taking on each of these exercises without resting will zest up […]

Clear the Room: It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Gas, Naturally

There are many reasons you may be dealing with gas and belly bloat right now. Maybe it’s your period that’s causing your digestion to get out of whack. Maybe your […]

Trying to Tone That Tummy? You’ll Want to Nix These Carbs From Your Diet

Carbs: one of the most debatable food categories. There are tons of diets out there promoting an elimination or severe reduction of carbohydrates in our meals to help us lose […]

If You’ve Been Considering the Keto Diet, This Might Change Your Mind

The keto diet is gaining in popularity, but it’s also “a dietitian’s nightmare,” Lisa Eberly said. We chatted with the registered dietitian to get her expert opinion on the trendy […]

The Only Bodyweight Exercises These 2 Trainers Say You Need to Get Fit

Whether you’re trying to fit in a quick workout or you’re trying to lose weight, bodyweight HIIT exercises will be your best friend. They’re an efficient way to get your […]

Why It’s Important to Stop Drinking Shots of ACV

There’s a lot to love about apple cider vinegar. Several studies support the claims that ACV helps the body lose weight and debloat. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s been […]

This Beachbody Trainer Tells Us Why She Prefers Using Kettlebells Over Dumbbells

Kettlebells may look weird and can seem intimidating when you’re at the gym, especially if you’re new to fitness. But there are so many benefits to using this strange-looking tool. […]

A Trainer Tells Us How You Can Build Your Own At-Home HIIT Workout to Burn Major Calories

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are all the rage right now, and for good reason. HIIT cardio is said to be one of the best ways to burn fat and […]

I Tried Laughter Yoga and It Was the Most Uncomfortable Experience of My Life

Being high among strangers can be awkward enough, but being high and doing laughter yoga with strangers takes discomfort to a whole new level. As a recent guest of Ganja […]

The High-Protein, Low-Carb, 1-Pan Meal You Need to Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

High-protein, low-carb meals are a smart thing to aim for when you’re trying to lose weight. But if you don’t eat meat or dairy, or you can’t stomach another piece […]

Can Sweet Potatoes Help You Lose Weight?

If your exposure to sweet potatoes is limited to the Thanksgiving table or your favorite diner’s healthier french fry option, now’s the time to open your eyes to the weight-loss […]

Exactly What You Need to Know Before Your First Orangetheory Class – Including the Price

You’ve probably heard of, or seen an Orangetheory fitness studio. The interval-based workout franchise, which is the brainchild of physiologist Ellen Latham, is exploding and now boasts over 700 locations […]

After Years of Failed Diets, Intermittent Fasting Is What Helped Me Lose Belly Fat

About two years ago, I was in the store with my two kids and someone asked me when I was due. I looked down at my belly and said, “I’m […]

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Meal Should Be Your Biggest

How many calories you eat in a day has a direct impact on whether you’ll lose, gain, or maintain your weight. If you’re looking to lose, creating a calorie deficit […]

Can You Eat the Pain Away? Here’s What Happened When I Followed an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Training for a marathon has a lot of caveats. The biggest one, of course, is that you actually have to run 26.2 miles in the end. But you have to […]

The Insanely Simple, Straightforward Tip That Helps Me Stay Active

Sometimes, getting motivated can be as easy as changing your outfit. That’s the lesson I learned from one of my most active, put-together friends a few years ago when we […]

Do This at Every Meal to Start Losing Weight Immediately

In order to lose weight, you need to eat less. It sounds so simple, yet the reason our bellies are overflowing out of our jeans is because we overeat at […]

A Personal Trainer Reveals the Biggest Myths About Losing Body Fat

A post shared by Max Weber • Fitness Coach (@maxweberfit) on Apr 2, 2018 at 7:00am PDT When it comes to losing weight and shedding body fat, it’s easy to […]

Here’s What 1 Nutritionist Wants You to Know Before Going Keto

The ketogenic – or keto – diet includes low-carb and high-fat intake to help promote weight loss and other health benefits. This diet shares many similarities with the Atkins diet, […]

4 Signs You Need to Increase the Weights in Your Strength-Training Program

If you’ve been hitting the weight room but aren’t seeing a difference in results or don’t feel challenged enough, it could mean you’re not lifting as heavy as you should […]

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Still Lead to Diabetes and Obesity, Study Finds

The dangers of eating too much sugar have been well-documented; not only can it cause weight gain, but it can also lead to other health complications such as diabetes and […]

New to High-Intensity Interval Training? This No-Equipment Workout Is Only 20 Minutes

There is so much to love about high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These types of workouts mix intense bursts of activity with short rest periods, and because you can tailor the […]

I Practice Intermittent Fasting, and This Is What 1 Week of My Food Looks Like

When people find out I do intermittent fasting, where I only eat from noon to 7 p.m. and fast the rest of the day, and that I’m vegan, they always […]

Nutritionist-Recommended Tip to Lose Weight (and Always Feel Satisfied)

I’m famished! I’m starving! I’m going to pass out I’m so hungry! Ignoring hunger and getting to the point where you’re so ravenous you could eat the entire refrigerator is […]

I Traded My Afternoon Banana For a Protein Shake and Wasn’t Expecting This to Happen

I eat pretty healthy and recently started taking photos of my meals and snacks to keep tabs on my portions and food choices. So I never felt the need to […]

Want to Lose Weight and Still Eat Out? These Comparison Photos Show You How

A post shared by Rachel Paul RD • Dietitian (@collegenutritionist) on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:54pm PDT Weight-loss journeys do not have to exclude eating out! Although it can be […]

The 6 Things I Do Every Sunday to Stay Healthy All Week

My Sundays are definitely not a day of rest. Far from it. It’s the one day I devote to getting everything ready for my healthy week ahead. Take a glimpse […]

Weed Makes Me a Better Person – and I’m OK With That

“I just hope you can enjoy life without it.” “I can, and I do. It’s just a lot easier to find joy when you don’t feel like there’s a parakeet […]

You Might Want to Think Twice About Skipping Breakfast

Growing up in a larger family meant that dinners were taken very seriously in my household. Everybody had different schedules since some were working, some were in college, and others […]

5 Benefits of Going on the Keto Diet That Might Convince You to Start

The ketogenic diet has been a hot topic for a while now, but what exactly is this low-carb, high-fat diet good for? Aside from being able to eat butter, cheese, […]

30-Minute At-Home Boxing Workout

It’s time to crush calories with this boxing workout created by the founder of Prevail Boxing, LA’s premier fitness boxing studio. Milan Costich will coach you on throwing jabs and […]

I Did 100 Burpees a Day For 2 Weeks and This Is What Happened

I was used to suffering through burpees during CrossFit classes, but one day I showed up and the WOD (workout of the day) was 100 burpees for time. I thought […]

Why It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds – Don’t Make These Mistakes

My weight-loss journey wasn’t one of those amazing stories like you see on The Biggest Loser where the pounds just melted off. Oh no. I spent years making the same […]

If You Like Croutons on Your Salad, Try This Easy Swap For Weight Loss

A post shared by Rachel Paul RD • Dietitian (@collegenutritionist) on Apr 15, 2018 at 11:57am PDT Even though the base of a salad is usually healthy leafy greens, it […]

Think Sweet Potato Fries Are Healthier Than Regular Fries? You May Be Surprised

A post shared by Daily Nutrition Facts✏️ (@caloriefixes) on Apr 6, 2018 at 10:34am PDT We know, we know. French fries aren’t exactly the picture of healthy. But as the […]

The Absolute Best Piece of Weight-Loss Advice I Ever Received

Making major lifestyle changes is always a tough feat to accomplish. Whether you’re adopting a brand new diet, trying to get eight hours of sleep a night, or giving up […]

30-Minute Strength, Cardio, and Pilates Core Workout

Challenge your body with this circuit training, cardio, and Pilates workout from celebrity trainer Kit Rich. No equipment needed, just a positive attitude! Get ready to work hard! For more […]

A Trainer Says These 6 Exercises Will Help You Slim Your Waist

One of the most common misconceptions about exercise is that you’re able to target one area by focusing all your attention there. I hate to break it to you, but […]

I Wore My Fitbit During Sex, and This Is How Many Calories I Burned

Sex may not technically count as your workout for the day – but if it did, how many calories would you burn? Out of personal curiosity, I commissioned my Fitbit […]

I Lost Too Much Weight For My Wedding, and It’s My Biggest Regret

I remember the moment I put on my wedding dress, just hours before I was set to walk down the aisle. Standing in front of the mirror in the bridal […]

Why Boxing Is One of the Best Workouts For Weight Loss

A full-body workout that’s fun, challenging, and effective for weight loss exists – and it’s boxing. It also doesn’t hurt that you naturally look cool while doing it, so it’s […]

If You Want to Lose Weight and Still Drink, Read This

Before working in health and fitness, I spent a good part of my adult years working around food and alcohol. I was a server all through college. I would later […]

If Running Isn’t Helping You Lose Weight, Do This 30-Minute Workout Instead

I know what it’s like to exercise like crazy and not get the results you’re after. I ranged for years and years, and it wasn’t until I started CrossFit( and […]

Do These 4 Things and You’ll Lose Your Belly Fat Forever

If your belly is where you tend to gain weight, and it’s the hardest spot to lose it, we know how self-conscious it can make you feel. Doing countless crunches […]

I Drank Green Tea For 1 Week Instead of Coffee, and This Is What Floored Me

I know there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss. Drinking apple cider vinegar every day or doing a detox won’t make a huge, permanent difference to […]

Ready to Start the Mediterranean Diet? Here’s Your Meal Plan

When five Harvard Medical studies declare the Mediterranean diet the best choice for weight loss, you know they’re onto something. And even if you aren’t looking to shed some pounds, […]

Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? If You Have 1 or More of These Symptoms, Then Yes

Are you eating too much sugar? Though the recommended daily amount of added sugar tops out at 25 grams (six teaspoons) for women, your body could be significantly more sensitive […]

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Drink Enough Water

Besides the fact that you’d literally die without it, there are many, MANY imperative reasons to drink water frequently, every single day. It starts out pretty mild – you might […]

My Worst Fear Came True When I Fell Off a Treadmill in a Class Full of Strangers

On March 14, my worst fear came to fruition during a Barry’s Bootcamp class. It was my first week working for POPSUGAR, and as a fitness bonding experience, my team […]

I Woke Up Early to Work Out Every Day For a Week, and This Was the Most Surprising Result

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I don’t do mornings. Never have and probably never will. But I decided to try to change my life […]

If You Want to Lose Weight, This Is the Workout You Should Be Doing

A lot of women are turning to the weights to get into shape. It’s a smart move. But for every woman picking up some dumbbells, there’s an equal number who […]

15-Minute No-Equipment, Full-Body Tabata Workout

We’re partnering with CALIA by Carrie Underwood to celebrate Mother’s Day all month long with our new Get Strong With Mom series. Our first episode is a full-body Tabata workout. […]

Kate Middleton’s postpartum look sums up our untenable expectations for women

I’ve been thinking a lot about Kate Middleton this week, a thing that happens next to never. Because I am susceptible to the appeal of a corgi entourage, I do […]

Booty-, Thigh-, and Abs-Toning Workout From a Victoria’s Secret Model Trainer

Tighten and tone your butt and legs with this no-equipment workout from Victoria’s Secret model trainer Stephen Pasterino. His P.Volve method focuses on building long, lean muscle tone and eliminating […]

The Weight Watchers app makes it easy to lose weight — I use it every day and I’ve lost 20 pounds in 8 months

The Insider Picks crew writes about nonsense we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Most people know […]

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

This is a question that comes up especially when we’re strength training but we are not gaining a few pounds or seeing any positive results. The answer that most of […]

The 4 popular diets for fat loss

There is an overabundance of weight loss programs and advice in the marketplace today, and much of it is ineffective, leading to great disappointment. These are a waste of time […]