Declutter Your Life is a month-long initiative to help you manage stress and boost your health by learning the principles of banishing clutter and restoring a sense of order to your world.Ever since I was in middle school, I’ve used a notebook to record thoughts, stories, and poems. Of course, back then, all entries began with “Dear Diary” and all of my poems rhymed. Until recently, I never imagined such a space could also be a tool for physical and mental transformation. (Transform your health with 365 days of slimming secrets, wellness tips, and motivation—get your 2018 Prevention calendar and health planner today!)Within the past year or so, I started using journals as a place to record the constant stream of creative ideas—from picture books to parenting essays—that zip through my mind. I’d read a lot about manifestation and the power of spelling things out on paper in order to make them reality, so I tried it. Gradually, I started to see … [Read more...] about Bullet Journaling Helped Me Lose Weight And Curb My Cravings—Here’s How I Did It
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If you were stuck on a desert island and could only eat one food the rest of your life, pizza wouldn’t be a bad way to go. But if you're trying to lose weight, it's definitely not the obvious choice.However, according to the New York Post, one New York City chef (and Naples, Italy native) dropped nearly 100 pounds by, among other changes, eating a pizza for lunch every day. Which begs the question: Can eating a slice a day really help you shed pounds? “Monotony has its advantages when it comes to weight loss,” says Jennifer McDaniel, R.D. She says some research has also found that eating the same thing day after day can lead you to want to eat less of it, while variety can spark appetite even when you're full. A limited menu, therefore, can be less tempting and simpler to plan—at least for a while. (Hit the reset button—and burn fat like crazy with Women's Health's The Body Clock Diet!)“If weight loss is your goal, sometimes repetition can … [Read more...] about Can You Eat Pizza Every Day And Still Lose Weight?
You sweated your way through a grueling half-hour on the elliptical trainer. You lifted dumbbells until your biceps turned to jelly. And now you need to eat something STAT so that your body recovers, right?Probably not. Most gym sessions don't really necessitate a snack afterward, says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, contributor to Eat Clean, Stay Lean. In fact, eating something is more likely to undo the calorie torching you just accomplished. "Typically, if your workout is less than 60 minutes of steady aerobic activity, post-workout snacks will only provide extra calories that can potentially defeat your weight loss goals," she says. In other words, unless you're going hard and long, stick to water during and after your workout, maintaining your normal healthy eating routine otherwise. (Take back control of your eating—and lose weight in the process—with our 21-Day Challenge!)But what if you do have a totally intense gym session or work out longer than an hour, doing something … [Read more...] about 7 Popular Post-Workout Snacks That Will Make You Fat
Weight gain doesn't happen all at once, but it often feels that way. One day you pull on a pair of pants that you haven't worn since last fall—and ah, crap.But are you really gaining weight or just dealing with some belly bloat? While you're probably hoping for the latter, these 8 questions will help you identify the issue—and fix it.1. Has my lifestyle changed at all?Delish Knowledge. "Have your eating patterns changed? Activity habits? Stress levels?" Even the smallest of lifestyle changes—from getting an hour or two less sleep per night to taking a new medication—can influence your caloric balance.MORE: Intuitive Eating Changed My Life—But Don't Ask Me How Much Weight I Lost2. How do I look in the morning?bloated' feeling and look," says Caspero. So if you wake up with a stomach that's a good two sizes smaller than when you go to bed, something is definitely going on in your gut, she says. 3. What do I look like after meals?feel bloated afterward … [Read more...] about 8 Questions To Find Out If You’re Gaining Weight…Or Just Bloated
You probably heard one of the basic tenants of getting bigger and stronger: Eat protein within an hour after exercise to fuel muscle growth. It’s called protein timing, and the idea behind it is this: Resistance training increases amino acid delivery to muscles as well as absorption. Therefore, the sooner you consume protein post-exercise, the bigger the stimulation in muscle protein synthesis. In theory, proper protein timing leads to bigger long-term gains in strength and lean body mass. But research doesn’t actually prove that it works—or doesn’t work, for that matter. “About half the long-term studies say protein timing has an effect and the other half doesn’t,” says Alan Aragon, M.S., Men’s Health nutrition advisor. The studies that do show a consistent benefit are all short-term, and many have limitations.For example, Aragon cites one recent meta-analysis of 22 studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It … [Read more...] about The Truth About Post-Workout Shakes and Protein Timing
Weight gain doesn’t happen all at once, but it often feels that way. One day you pull on a pair of pants that you haven’t worn since last fall—and ah, crap.But are you really gaining weight or just dealing with some belly bloat? While you’re probably hoping for the latter, these eight questions will help you identify the issue—and fix it.Start off with some real talk: “Assess whether or not weight gain may be a possibility in the first place,” says Alex Caspero, R.D., owner of Delish Knowledge. “Have your eating patterns changed? Activity habits? Stress levels?” Even the smallest of lifestyle changes—from getting an hour or two less sleep per night to taking a new medication—can influence your caloric balance.RELATED: INTUITIVE EATING CHANGED MY LIFT—BUT DON’T ASK ME HOW MUCH WEIGHT I LOSTWhen you wake up in the morning, take a look in the mirror. Not in a judgey way, but just to get a sense of … [Read more...] about 8 Questions That Will Reveal Whether You’re Gaining Weight…or Just Bloated
One of the longest serving Victoria’s Secret Angels was busy showing off her bikini body this past week while taking photos for her line of swimwear called Ale by Alessandra. Alessandra Ambrosio, 35, was in a tropical location doing the photo shoot for the latest pieces in her collection, and by the looks of it, they are pieces many women will want to wear. The model looked at ease in front of the camera and definitely proved that time in the gym is well worth the effort and sweat put in. Her body was long and lean, and her abs were tight. The mom of two looks fantastic, but admits that a post-pregnancy body will never be exactly what it was before kids, and for her she actually loves her body more after having her babies. In an interview with Net-A-Porter magazine, the Brazilian beauty said, “I think I have a better body now than before I had kids. It’s partly because I work out, whereas before I didn’t, but also to do with the shape—it just looks more … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ambrosio’s Bikini Body on Display as Victoria’s Secret Angel Models Ale by Alessandra Swimwear
Deepwater Horizon star, Kate Hudson, made sure that she spent some quality time with her mother, Goldie Hawn, on her mother’s birthday weekend. The mother-daughter duo spent the weekend together practicing Kundalini yoga. Hudson took to Instagram and posted this pic and captioned it, “Starting Mama Goldie’s bday weekend with a little @gurujagat meditation @officialgoldiehawn #Kundalini #Healing #LoveMyMama” This seems like a wonderful way to start off the birthday celebrations with Hawn focusing on her fitness, hinting at her inner quest of a healthy lifestyle. It is no wonder that Hawn, at 71 years old, is making the most of her golden years. Hudson, Instagrammed some special moments from her mother’s birthday weekend. For example like this pic, which was captioned “Mama and her girls.” Another pic which Hudson shared was captioned, “Mama and her boys.” Hawn’s husband and actor, Kurt Russell, also joined in the birthday … [Read more...] about Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn’s Fitness Secret: The Mother-Daughter Duo Follow Healthy Diet with Yoga
Being pregnant for the second time is exciting. No longer are you nervous about every baby movement and poke. But your previous experience—while useful—doesn’t guarantee your pregnancy will be easy. In fact, many women find the symptoms of their second pregnancy to be unexpectedly different than their first. Whether you’re pregnant for the second, third, or fourth time, preparing for and managing your symptoms in a healthy and natural way is key to a successful experience. If you’re expecting again, here are some symptoms you can anticipate, along with some natural ways to manage them. You’re more tired When pregnant for the second time, women still experience the same fatigue-causing hormonal changes they did during their first pregnancy, but they are less likely to get enough sleep or eat the balanced meals needed to increase energy. Dealing with at least one child, going to work, and helping maintain a household is also bound to compound … [Read more...] about Pregnant Again!
Pregnancy is a difficult time in a woman’s life. Although, it brings a perfect result in form of a newborn. But, while a woman is pregnant, she needs to take proper care for herself both physically, and emotionally. Below are given few such important guidelines that will ensure the to be mother, a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby, as a result. So, here are those vital guidelines: Find A Suitable Gynecologist/ Midwife As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed. It becomes important to have a good antenatal care. Find a doctor, and organize your pregnancy with him/her. Doctor might run few tests, and ultra sounds during the course of pregnancy. Also, the new mother to be, should be helpful in discussing her health history, and whether she was on some medications; with the doctor. So, to avoid any later complications. Follow A Healthy Pregnancy Diet Try to eat a well-balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, protein, calcium, vitamin D, and Omega 3 … [Read more...] about The Healthy Pregnancy Plan