Can Probiotics Really Help You Lose Weight?

Can Probiotics Really Help You Lose Weight?

Your gut health can affect the number on the scale—but are probiotics the magic fix? By Macaela MacKenzie Jun 15, 2018 GETTY IMAGES If you haven’t noticed, probiotic-packed foods are likely taking over your local grocery store (lookin’ at you, kombucha), and gut health is having a major moment. You can thank all of the buzz surrounding your microbiome for that—the natural ecosystem of bacteria in and on your body (with trillions of them residing in your gut). Obviously, there are harmful…

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Mama June Says the Keto Diet Has ‘Worked’ for Her

Mama June Says the Keto Diet Has ‘Worked’ for Her

She apparently “can’t stand” bread or pasta (lucky her). By Korin Miller Jun 19, 2018 GETTY IMAGESNOEL VASQUEZ After revealing her 300-pound weight loss in 2017, June Shannon (a.k.a. Mama June) has gained back about 25 pounds. Mama June says she is now is following the keto diet to help her maintain her weight loss—and maybe lose a few more pounds. The keto diet focuses on increasing fat intake–and decreasing carbohydrates—so the body can burn fat and fuel instead of carbs….

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The 3 Things This Woman Does to Make 80 (Yes, 80!) Look Like 50

The 3 Things This Woman Does to Make 80 (Yes, 80!) Look Like 50

Learn the 70-20-10 formula that keeps her in such great shape. By Alisa Bowman and Elizabeth Shimer Bowers Jun 20, 2018 488 FILOMENA WARIHAY At some point in life, many of us swap our bikini for a one-piece and a cover up. Not Filomena Warihay. She’s birthed four children, and turns 80 this October. And when she lounges by the pool or hits the beach, she proudly wears a bikini—and, it must be noted, she looks fabulous. “I wake up every morning with…

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15 Best and Worst Keto Diet Foods

15 Best and Worst Keto Diet Foods

Before you start following the ketogenic diet, you’ll want to review this keto foods list. By Marygrace Taylor Jun 21, 2018 GETTY IMAGESDANA LEIGH SMITH After seeing countless transformation photos on Instagram, you’ve finally decided to give the keto diet a try. Great! You know you’ll be cutting back on carbs, but what else should you avoid—and more importantly, what exactly should you be eating? In general, ketogenic diets consist of just 5 percent carbs, 15 percent protein, and a whopping 80 percent…

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10 Crazy Side Effects You Might Experience on the Keto Diet

10 Crazy Side Effects You Might Experience on the Keto Diet

Ketosis side effects can range from motivating and exciting (weight loss!) to uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. By Marygrace Taylor Jun 22, 2018 You might have heard that following the keto diet can help you lose weight fast. But that’s not the only thing that can happen when you drastically slash your carbs and up your fat and protein. Indeed, there might be some keto diet side effects that you aren’t aware of. Some of them are positives, but a few could be unpleasant—or even dangerous. Here’s what…

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7 Weird Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

7 Weird Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

If your scale doesn’t reflect your healthy lifestyle, there could be a hidden reason you’re gaining. By Bari Nan Cohen Feb 20, 2014 Weight gain you can’t control The frustration of seeing extra pounds on the scale—or of a too-tight waistband that you know used to fit—is understandable. But did you know that anything from a hormonal imbalance to vitamin deficiencies to the prescription meds you take can hold clues to what’s making you gain weight? “A lot of people make what we…

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6 Things That Happened When I Tried Intermittent Fasting For A Week

6 Things That Happened When I Tried Intermittent Fasting For A Week

Is this diet trend too good to be true? I decided to find out. By Allison Young Jan 11, 2018 260 Let me start by saying I’m not a girl who forgets to eat. Never will you hear me utter Did I eat lunch?Food has always been a driving force in my life: If I’m not eating it, I’m plotting to eat, and never do I diet. But lately, I’ve been giving my love handles a little too much love, and so…

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8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss

8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss

When you’re working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the minimum amount of time. Exercise scientists have been hard at work on this particular issue, and now years of research indicates that the following 8 exercises—done properly—are all you need to achieve the slim, taut body you’re after. Cardio NENETUS/SHUTTERSTOCK The American College of Sports Medicine reports that you can elevate your metabolism for up to 24 hours post-exercise…

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11 Eating Rules To Rev Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 Eating Rules To Rev Your Metabolism All Day Long

You probably don’t need scientists to tell you that your metabolism slows with age. But they’re studying it anyway—and coming up with exciting research to help rev it up again. The average woman gains 1½ pounds a year during her adult life—enough to pack on 40-plus pounds by her 50s, if she doesn’t combat the roller coaster of hormones, muscle loss, and stress that conspires to slow her fat-burning engine. But midlife weight gain isn’t inevitable: By eating metabolism boosting…

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