RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—As the weather starts to warm up and I spend more time outdoors, I inevitably start thinking about what will quench my thirst after a hot afternoon of weeding, feeding the animals, or tending to home repairs that had to be put off till warmer weather. Buying ready-to-drink beverages and dragging them home may seem like a convenient solution, but it can put a serious dent in your weekly food budget (especially if you have thirsty teens who drink fruit juice by the jug as soon as your back is turned). That solution is also hard on the environment (shipping heavy items such as water and other ready-to-drink beverages via truck takes lots of fossil fuel, plus there are all those containers that need to be recycled). And it may be making you fat.Fat? Yes! Studies tell us we are far more likely to be overweight or obese than our parents were 30 years ago, and not so much because we are less active (according to one recent study, on average we actually get more … [Read more...] about The Nickel Pincher: Quench Your Thirst, Lose Weight, Save Money All Summer Long!
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This article was written by Linda Melone, C.S.C.S, and provided by our partners at Prevention.How would you like to cut about 500 calories from your daily diet without even realizing it? That’s right—you won’t even know you’re eating less, and you won’t feel hungry. All you have to do is turn the following tips into habits, and you’ll drop one pound per week, 26 pounds in six months, or 52 pounds by next year! Stick to the strategy, and watch the scale drop to a new low.Eat with Your Non-Dominant HandFor example, in this USC study, moviegoers ate the same amount of popcorn whether it was stale or fresh. They ate it simply because that was their movie-watching habit. But when some were asked to switch eating hands, they swallowed less of both, especially the stale stuff. Why? Disrupting their eating pattern made them more mindful. There are many ways to do this, like using chopsticks or even having dinner in a different part of the house (or couch). … [Read more...] about 10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Cut Calories and Lose Weight
You’ve been killing your workout game for a few weeks now (do it, girl!) and you’re feeling pretty darn good. Your pants fit a little better, you have the energy of a 12-year-old, and you can do twice as many squats as you could three weeks ago.Then you step on the scale and you’re…five pounds heavier!? Umm, what??Before you totally freak out (remember how good you feel?), check out these reasons why your scale might be moving in an unexpected direction. Your Bod’s Retaining Extra H2OPrecision Nutrition. Since glycogen stores water, you could gain up to 10 pounds in water weight alone, says Scott-Dixon. As long as you're exercising regularly, yes, you're going to carry around some extra agua. Before you side-eye that bottle of water you’re drinking, remember that this is just your body’s way of preparing itself to kick ass when you work out. Again: It’s not fat, just water.RELATED: What a Nutritionist Eats to De-Bloat … [Read more...] about I’m Working Out Regularly—So Why Am I Gaining Weight?!
Raise your hand if this has happened to you: You've got a big night out with the gals or a hot date who also enjoys a bottle (or three) of wine with dinner. In preparation, you stock up on ibuprofen, drink a gallon of water, and, um, only eat kale all day. Gulp! More than half of women say they skip meals to save calories for alcohol—not sometimes, not on special occasions, but "all the time," says Caroline Cederquist, M.D., weight management expert and cofounder of bistroMD. Okay so you're not alone, but that doesn't mean this calorie-slashing strategy is actually working for you.Health hazards aside, "saving" your calories for alcohol is not even smart for weight loss, since missing just one meal slows your metabolism, says Cederquist. Bonus bummer: You're more likely to store any bar food you eat as fat since your bod is working to burn off the booze first, she says.These are the weirdest diets people have actually tried to lose weight.The takeaway: Eat normally on … [Read more...] about ‘Will Saving My Calories For Alcohol Help Me Lose Weight?’
make water more interesting to drink, and one of the healthiest options is cucumber water. As the name suggests, cucumber water is not that hard to make. You slice a cucumber, put the slices in a pitcher of water, and leave it in the fridge overnight while the cucumber juices leech into and mingle with the water. Here are just a few of the benefits drinking cucumber water can bring: As mentioned, cucumber water is much more flavorful. This makes it easier to drink and a much healthier alternative to soda or juices. Cucumbers also help you lose weight because they have mild diuretic properties. Essentially, they help you pee. This eliminates retained water and relieves bloating, so you feel more comfortable and lighter. Since cucumber water makes it easier to drink water, you’re more likely to drink more of it as well. Water has many effects related to helping weight loss. It reduces constipation and supports the natural detoxification process. More water means your body runs … [Read more...] about Top 5 Benefits of Cucumber Water
Gal Gadot’s upcoming movie Wonder Woman is expected to hit theaters in 2017. The coveted role is a dream come true for the 31-year-old Israeli actress. Gadot first appeared as Wonder Woman in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. She will also reprise the role for Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two, which will be released for 2017 and 2019. Now she’s set to take the lead, and Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman is a sight to behold! When Zack Snyder initially cast Gadot as Amazonian princess Diana Prince, many criticized the choice, saying the former model was far too skinny and not athletic enough for the role. Those eager to see Gal Gadot gain weight for Wonder Woman won’t be disappointed. The 5’10 Gadot reportedly gained 50 pounds of weight and muscle mass to fill out her thin frame. Gadot embraces her newfound figure, curves, muscles, and strength. The stunning actress says she has zero time between movies, and constantly follows her … [Read more...] about New Weight Gain Makes Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Look Stronger Than Ever
The star of the upcoming Wonder Woman film, Gal Gadot, just announced on her Instagram that she is pregnant for the second time! Although the trailer for Wonder Woman shows a super strong and fit Gadot, in a few months we will be admiring her baby bump instead. The actress typically adheres to a healthy lifestyle, so we are sure that she will still look amazing during her pregnancy and even post-baby. With Wonder Woman set to hit theaters soon, Gadot has a busy and exciting year ahead of her not only promoting the film but also preparing for her second child to enter the world. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a closer look at how Gadot got so fit to fill the shoes of Wonder Woman . Gadot has lean muscles, so she doesn’t look bulky—which is perfect for giving Wonder Woman a feminine, yet super strong appeal. In order to achieve such muscles, Gadot partook in cardio exercises … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman Extended Trailer Out: Gal Gadot Looks Super Strong & Fit, Credits Healthy Lifestyle
The United Nations recently named the comic book superhero, Wonder Woman, as an honorary ambassador to fight gender equality on Friday, October 21. Wonder Woman actresses attended the UN honoring ceremony. Lynda Carter, now 65, played Wonder Woman in a TV series during the 1970s, while Gal Gadot is the current Wonder Woman featured in the DC extended universe. The 31-year-old Gadot will appear in the upcoming 2017 Wonder Woman movie, and also played the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Needless to say, both woman required an intense training regime to be fit to portray the ultra strong Amazonian princess. Lynda Carter says the role of Wonder Woman shows women can be beautiful, smart, strong, wise, kind, and brave. Wonder Woman would first fight villains in the comic book in 1942. That being said, the selection of Wonder Woman was highly criticized. Nearly a thousand people signed an online petition that asked UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to reconsider the choice of … [Read more...] about Gal Gadot at UN Honoring Ceremony with Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Actress Looks Fit from Training Regime
Actress Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. At first, she was criticized for being too skinny—not athletic enough to play the Amazonian princess—but she proved her critics wrong after she gained weight (that is, muscle mass) for the movie role. She says that she now lifts a lot of weights and feels much stronger. She feels good, enjoys her curves, and is aware of her muscles. Gadot has always maintained a healthy lifestyle, but to help her get ready for the Wonder Woman role, she groomed her body with regular workouts and an even better diet. She stays active, drinks a lot of water, and eats lots of high-fiber and nutrient-rich vegetables and fruit. Gadot doesn’t just look tough on screen, either—she actually is tough. Between the ages of 18 and 20, the former Miss Israel served two years in the Israeli military as a combat instructor. One reason she was chosen to play Wonder Woman is her knowledge of weapons. Her workout … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Slammed as Too Skinny, Gained Weight for Movie
Warner Bros. has released a new Justice League photo on Twitter showcasing the Justice League superhero team of Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as Flash, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. The pic shows the superheroes exiting the Flying Fox, the multistory aircraft that serves as a vehicle and mobile headquarters for the superhero team. Henry Cavill, aka Superman, is noticeably missing from the photo, likely because Superman died at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After Superman gives his life for Earth, Wonder Woman and Batman recruit a super team to take on new threats to civilization, which also includes Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. Cavill’s Superman will likely return later in the second half of the movie. After all, Cavill is listed as a cast member for the film, as well as other Superman and Justice League projects. When the original Justice League trailer debuted during the summer of 2016 at San Diego Comic-Con, … [Read more...] about “Justice League” First Photo: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, & Jason Momoa Look Superhero Fit