Some things from that decade of your life-scrunchies, anyone?-are better left in the past. But that effortlessly slim waistline? Definitely worth reclaiming. Try these tips to slide right back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.
Plug in your coffee pot
Caffeine not only gets your brain clicking on more cylinders in the morning, it may help bolster your metabolism, too. A Danish study found that caffeine increases the number of calories you burn at rest by as much as 25 percent for three hours after it's ingested. Other research discovered that caffeine also makes you inclined to eat less, meaning your body will have fewer stored calories to burn.
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Eggs benny, anyone?
If you've always been a bagel girl, switching to eggs for your morning meal may help you slim down. Dieters who ate eggs for breakfast five days a week had a 61 percent lower BMI, a 34 percent smaller waistline, and 16 percent less body fat than those who
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Some things from that decade of your life-scrunchies, anyone?-are better left in the past. But that effortlessly slim waistline? Definitely worth reclaiming. Try these tips to slide right back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.Read More »from 6 Proven Ways to Get Your 20s Metabolism Back
We admit that in times of desperation, we too have gone looking for a quick-fix diet, but these six ill-advised tips are certifiably crazy. Avoid at all costs! By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Worst Weight-Loss Advice We've Ever Heard
Eat only fruit before noon
"This one of the worst dieting tips I've ever heard, because it actually sounds like a healthy thing to do," says registered dietitian and NutritionBabes cofounder Lauren Harris-Pincus. This gem originated from Fit for Life, a popular '80s diet book that claimed taking in only fruit or fruit juice in the morning would positively affect calorie burn. Not so, explains Harris-Pincus. "Balancing meals and snacks with protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber will help delay a rise in blood sugar and prevent spikes and crashes while giving you a sustained source of energy. Eating only fruit, however, causes quick digestion and absorption of sugars, meaning hunger will return very quickly. The whole idea of not combining nutrients is ridiculous based on what science tells us about
Can the vaccine make you sick? What should you do if your coworker (or co-sleeper) is a walking germ? Are natural cures worth the cash? These are the flu answers you'd get from a top doctor if she were your bestie. By Lisa Mulcahy, REDBOOK.Read More »from 8 Ways to Avoid Getting the Dreaded Flu This Year
You can't get the flu from the flu shot
"One of the most common questions I'm asked by my friends is whether you can get the flu from the vaccine. I always answer no, but even my husband is convinced that the head cold he often gets after the flu vaccine was caused by the shot. My own husband! The truth is that the flu shot contains inactive virus that cannot cause the flu. But it can take a couple of weeks to build immunity, so you might still get sick if you were exposed to the virus before or right after going in for the shot. Also, the flu vaccine is not 100 percent effective, so even if you get it, there's still a chance you can become sick. All that said, the absolute best way to protect yourself is to be vaccinated. And the more people who
- Redbook | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
You don't intend to hurt your guy, but a lot of seemingly NBD behavior can seriously tank his mood. Here, real men open up about the stuff you do that makes them cringe. By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Things You Do that Make Him Think You Don't Care
Handing over a mile-long to-do list
"My wife and I have been married for 10 years, but when she writes me a list of errands I feel like I'm just some hired helper. I also don't like it when she gives me directions on how to grocery shop or pick up our son from day care. I know how to do these things, and I'm happy to do them, but I'm going to do them my way!" -George, 33
Going back on a decision we made together
"I hate when my wife suddenly goes soft on something I thought we'd agreed upon as a team. Recently, she let our daughter create a Facebook account, even though we'd told her that she had to wait until her birthday. It feels unfair that I'm always turned into the bad guy." -Steve, 37
Not watching my TV show
"I love Breaking Bad so much that I usually go to a bar around the corner
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 1:42 PM EDT
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from 5 Experts Debate: Did Kim K. Lose the Baby Weight Safely?
Early this morning, Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram with this simple caption: "#nofilter". If there was any doubt that the new mom is loving her post-baby curves, this pretty much erases it. It seems a little suspect that she posted this picture the same week she revealed she's following the Atkins diet to shed baby weight, though. After all, this photo will undoubtedly prompt fans and new moms to research what Kim did to look like this mere months after giving birth.
Since we remember it as the "all-you-can-eat-bacon-and-eggs diet" from the '90s, we wanted to find out if (and how) Atkins has evolved over time. "The original diet had only 3 to 4 cups of veggies per day, now you have 8 to 10," says Colette Heimowitz, vice president of Nutrition for Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., who's been working with Kim personally. "We now know from research that consuming unlimited amounts of protein isn't the best approach, so it's limited to 4 to 6 ounces per
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from 7 Unexpected Ways to Improve Your Life ASAP
As someone who has recently starting seeing a chiropractor more often than her own family, I can personally attest to the dangers of being a professional sitter. So when Tom Rath's new book Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes landed on my desk, it felt like a sign from above. I already knew I needed to stand up more-which sounds like the most obvious statement ever made, but is sadly harder to put into practice than it should be-but what other habits can you put into place for a longer, healthier life? I reached out to Rath for some easy ways to get back track to better eating, moving, and sleeping.
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1. Lower your bedroom temperature: "Even if it's not the most comfortable thing to do, turn the temperature down two or three degrees cooler than you're use to during the day. It essentially sends a signal to your body and brain that says it's time to sleep."
2. Forget about exercise: "No matter how much you
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Remote, rural, and restful, these unique getaway spots will spur the warm fuzzies like no others. Phone on airplane mode, here we go! By Meghann Foye, REDBOOK.Read More »from 7 Romantic Weekend Country Stays
Half-Mile FarmSouthern charm
Tucked away in the western part of North Carolina is Highlands, a small mountain town originally created as the cross point between the great trade routes of the north and south. It never became the commercial hub to which it aspired, but it has emerged as a world-class destination for southern-style R&R. Sitting on 14 acres of fields, forests, ponds, and streams, yet only a half-mile from town, Half-Mile Farm is a completely restored and renovated 1870s farmhouse. Each morning guests are treated to a gourmet breakfast, and just before sunset, evening hors d'oeuvres are paired with carefully selected wines. You can take out a canoe and wet a line, or just relax on the front porch with a good book, i.e., our kind of southern comfort. Rates start at $200.
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- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 14, 2013 9:26 AM EDT
By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.Read More »from Juice-O-Rexia: Could Cleansing Trigger a Whole New Harmful Eating Pattern?
Cleansing's popularity may have begun in celeb-packed Los Angeles and image-obsessed New York City, but now, with fresh juice spots opening up all over the country and chains like Starbucks and Whole Foods investing hundreds of millions of dollars in popular cold-pressed juice brands, it's easier than ever to be enticed into doing a "cleanse" program no matter where you live. Some women are also sipping these veggie- and fruit-based drinks in lieu of meals and snacks, says registered dietitian and Eat to Lose, Eat to Win author Rachel Beller. While we get that green juice and berries are packed full of antioxidants, polyphenols, and other really healthy and exciting little nutrients, it got us thinking, is all this juicing and cleansing just an excuse for food- and weight-obsessed women to not eat for a few days (or weeks-Blueprint, a popular brand, has a 6- to 36-day-long bridal program!)?
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I'm not the only one who
$300 creams, we're so over you. These dermatologist-recommended hair and beauty products prove you don't have to blow your budget to get clearer, younger-looking skin. By Cara Litke Sullivan, REDBOOK.Read More »from Dermatologists' Best Drugstore Buys
What does a dermatologist buy for herself at her local pharmacy? More than Q-tips. Harnessing their vast knowledge of formulas and ingredients, these three top skin docs have discovered highly effective drugstore products with very nice price tags. No matter what skin type or tone you have, the goods you're looking for are here.
The expert: Jeannette Graf, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City
1. "My skin can be dry, so I use products that keep it dewy and hydrated. These Klorane Make-up Remover Wipes with Soothing Cornflower ($11) really refresh, but they don't strip my skin. I also love the fact that they're 100 percent biodegradable."
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