Holiday Stress: Get Rid of It For Good

From decking the halls to scouring the mall, for many people, the holidays are so jam-packed with to-dos, they can leave us feeling more stressed than the big guy in red himself. Since stress is often to blame for our slim-down slip-ups, and this time of year is teeming with sweet treats just waiting for a moment of weakness, it’s important to find healthy ways to cope when the holiday hoopla becomes too much to handle. Check out these tips for dealing with holiday stress: Face It Make a DIY…

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How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Month

If you’re like most people, you would love to know how to lose 10 pounds in a month… or even how to lose more weight than that. What you need to remember is this: Reaching your weight loss goal isn’t a sprint—it’s a steady jog that brings you across the finish line at your own pace. But when you start the journey, you want to know right away that you’re making weight loss progress with your smart choices. Waiting weeks or even months to see a difference can be so…

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24 Meaningful Christian Bale Quotes

Share Tweet Share Share Email With his mysterious public image and his breathtaking performances, English actor Christian Bale is truly unique in Hollywood. Through his work with some of the greatest names in the movie industry, Bale has achieved a consistently successful career. In American Psycho, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Fighter, 3:10 to Yuma, The Machinist and much more… This list of motivational Christian Bale quotes will give you the fuel to face the challenges in front of you. Born Christian Charles Philip Bale in Pembrokeshire, UK on January 30, 1974, he first…

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Why You Gain Weight in Winter

Winter is coming and you know what that means: Shorter days, colder temperatures and the dreaded winter weight gain.No, it’s not an urban myth. Studies indicate a very real, but small shift in weight in the cold weather, anywhere from one to five-and-a-half pounds. That may not sound like a lot, but it can (and it does) add up over the years. Here are some of the reasons why you gain weight in the winter… and some tips for surviving the season slim-down style: 1. You’re hungrier.In one US study…

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9 Guaranteed Ways to Lose Weight this Winter

Winter, with its holiday hoopla and abundance of comfort food, can make staying on the slim-down straight-and-narrow a bit of a challenge, to say the least. ‘Tis the season for temptation, right? But the dropping temps don’t have to mean an expanding waistline―especially if you commit to a program like Nutrisystem, which takes the work out of weight loss. Winterize your weight loss plan with these nine simple tips: 1. Eat Your VeggiesWe know, we know, you’ve heard this one a thousand times. You already know that piling on the…

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How to Beat Sugar This Holiday Season

In its recent report, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee cited sugar consumption as one of America’s gravest health concerns. Further, it recommended that sugar make up no more than 10 percent of daily calorie intake. Other health groups concur: The American Heart Association recommends that no more than half of daily discretionary calories comes from added sugars—that’s about six teaspoons or 100 calories for women, nine teaspoons or 150 calories for men. But Americans eat way more of the sweet stuff than that: The United States Centers for Disease Control…

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How to Turn Down Food You Don’t Want

Warning: What we’re about to say might come as a surprise… We think ‘tis the season to stop being so nice! This might sound contrary to all that the holidays stand for, but here’s the thing—sometimes being overly nice means sabotaging our weight loss goals. Think about it: have you ever been guilted into eating something because you were afraid of offending someone? Ever been coerced into eating dessert because a coworker said, “I’ll only eat it if you do!” or “Let’s split!”? From office parties to weddings, social events…

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12 Winter Activities You Didn’t Realize Burn Calories

Are colder temps cramping your exercise style? Don’t sweat it! You can torch calories engaging in fun winter activities. This chart details the general amount of calories a 150-pound woman exerting low to moderate effort doing the following activities for an hour will burn: Activity Calories Burned Downhill Skiing 377* Sledding 477** Ice Skating 494* Holiday Shopping 198* Shoveling Snow 467* Snow Boarding 377* Holiday Food Shopping 198* If you’re not exactly feeling the great outdoors, or you live among the states that don’t tend to get snow, torch calories…

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Weekend Weight Loss Starts With Doing This On Friday

It’s Friday! Congratulations. On this day of celebration, the last thing you probably want to think about is talking about weight loss—you’ve worked all week and want to cut loose! While you should relax, know that the weekends can be a results-crusher after a week of great weight loss work: Studies have shown that dieters eat more extra calories on Saturdays than any other day and why, according to a study, people usually weigh in heaviest on Monday mornings—they’ve just finished a two-day binge. The solution? A weekend weight loss…

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Top 11 Gifts to Put on Your Wish List This Year

The holidays are upon us, which means loved ones are probably starting to ask what’s on your wish list this year. And whether you’re a full-on foodie, or you’d just like some healthy help in the kitchen, consider adding these basics to your top holiday picks this year, so you can make 2018 your healthiest year yet. 1. Measuring CupsIf you don’t own a good set of measuring cups, you should add them to your wish list this year—especially since incorrectly estimating portion sizes is a quick way to sabotage…

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