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Condé Nast Digital StudioMerritt Watts, SELF magazineRead More »from Foods that Fight Cellulite
Now that you've sweated your way to a tighter bod, make some tiny adjustments to your supermarket list. "Including specific foods that hydrate skin, build collagen and prevent fat storage in your healthy diet may help keep cellulite at bay," says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., a spokeswoman in Sarasota, Florida, for the American Dietetic Association. Follow these three food rules for smoother skin and a sleeker you.
Related: Moves from The Biggest Loser's Top Trainer
"Anytime the skin is well hydrated, it will look suppler and healthier," says Lona Sandon, R.D., a spokeswoman in Dallas for the American Dietetic Association. On your tush, thighs and other spots prone to cellulite, a thicker, plumper skin layer will better cover the fat cells underneath. Aim for about 8 1/2 cups of water per day, Sandon suggests. Count the water that's in your glass, but focus as well on what you put on your plate. Don't love to chug? Foods that contain large amounts
Ashley Mateo, SELF magazineRead More »from How to Cure Any Hangover
Who hasn't fallen victim to a brutal hangover? Of course, yours may not have involved monkeys, facial tattoos or a fake marriage, but still, the morning after too much to drink can be rough. Cure your woes with these tips!
In 2009, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms had audiences in stitches with The Hangover, a hilarious depiction of the aftermath of a bachelor party gone wrong. On May 26, they're back for another wedding, another party and another night of misadventures in Hangover 2.
We're not even going to pretend we could hang with this wolf pack. But sometimes, just keeping up with your friends at happy hour can make for a rough morning. There are a lot of myths about curing a hangover (spoiler alert: the hair of the dog doesn't help), but only a few fool-proof remedies for feeling better. When you've over-imbibed, keep these tips in mind:
Skip Caffeine Don't feel alive until after your morning cup of joe? Avoid it after a wild
Conde Nast Digital StudioJennifer D'Angelo Friedman, SELF magazineRead More »from 5 Unforgettable Moments in 'Oprah' History
We've been with her through weight loss and gain, book club selections good and bad, free cars and "favorite things" and we even forgave her for Dr. Phil. But on Wednesday, we'll say goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show after almost 25 years.
Yes, this was our mom's show long before it was ours -- it's been on that long. Even if you're not a fan, there's no way you could have been on the planet for the last 25 years and not have been influenced by Oprah in some way. Here's a look at five Oprah moments we will never forget:
1. Oprah Falls Off the 'Wagon'
In 1988, Oprah infamously wheeled out a wagon of fat, slipped into her skinny jeans and bragged about her 67-pound weight loss. But she soon realized what many of us have also learned the hard way: fad diets don't work.
As Oprah herself put it, "By the time I heard about Optifast, in 1988, I'd tried just about every diet known to womankind. I thought Optifast -- a fasting and supplement
- Self Magazine | Shine Food – Thu, May 19, 2011 9:02 PM EDT
These fish are endangered: if you love them, swap for these equally tasty alternatives. You'll give your favorite fish a chance to rebuild its numbers in the wild.
Read More »from 10 Fish You Shouldn't Be Eating & What to Try Instead
Courtesy of FoxPaige Greenfield, SELF magazineRead More »from Could Your Job Kill You?
Learn how to keep work woes from giving your health a pink slip with these heart-healthy tips.
Ticker Trap: A pressure cooker job
Women with a demanding profession have up to a 56 percent higher risk for heart disease than those with less strain, a study from Harvard University reveals.
Get heart-smart Every day, list three things you're grateful for, including one that's work-related. "When you're stressed, your brain thinks it's under attack and looks for anything that's bad. Gratitude encourages you to focus on the good stuff," says Shawn Achor, positive-psychology expert and author of The Happiness Advantage. This sunnier mind-set raises levels of the feel-good hormone dopamine and lowers stress hormones that tax the heart. Save your gratitude list in a Word document and read it whenever you start to spiral into the stress-o-sphere.
Ticker trap: The boss from hell
A crummy superior (someone who doesn't support her employees or is unclear about her
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, Apr 29, 2011 12:41 AM EDT
Conde Nast Digital StudioEmilia Murdoch, SELFRead More »from Lorena Garcia's 6 Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out
Whether you're attending a business lunch, enjoying a dinner date or celebrating a special event, dining out at a restaurant can sometimes be tricky when it comes to eating healthy. That's why we turned to chef and 'investor' on NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant Lorena Garcia for tips on eating outside your home. These guidelines won't make you feel any ounce of guilt or deprivation--trust us!
1. Keep It In The Fam
Garcia swears by eating family style. For example, for a party of six, instead of having each person ordering separate dishes, the whole table will order three or four different appetizers and two or three main courses to share.
"First of all, you can have a real taste of the restaurant," says Garcia. "And at the same time, you have the portion sizes of fewer dishes. You'll get a better understanding of the restaurant; you're watching portion control and it's more interactive." When sharing, Garcia recommends ordering a couple of interesting
Courtesy of NBCBy Ashley Mateo, SELFRead More »from Tonight's Must-Watch TV: The Office Series Finale
A recent proposal-filled episode of The Office revealed to disheartened Dunder Mifflin employees what we've known for months: the bumbling, endearing Michael Scott is closing the door to his office for good.
For the past seven seasons, Steve Carell has encompassed the eccentric character, lending his hilarious comedic timing (who can forget his favorite line, "That's what she said,") and improvisational skills to the well-rounded cast, which includes the likes of Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer. His award-winning run on the hit NBC comedy (he's been honored with several Emmys for his work) ends this week when his character Michael Scott makes the move from Scranton to start a life with his new fiance Holly Flax (played by the equally quirky Amy Ryan).
While there are whispers that season guest Will Ferrell may become a regular fixture around The Office come Carell's departure, it remains unclear who will now head-up the team at television's most
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 19, 2011 10:15 PM EDT
By Ashley Mateo, SELF magazineRead More »from Eat Like a Star: How American Idol's Mandisa Lost 106 Pounds
Want to look like a star? Have what they're having! Every Tuesday, we'll tell you what healthy breakfast helps our favorite stars kick off their day. This week, we talked to American Idol alum Mandisa!
The singer, who released her album What If We Were Real on April 5th, lost a whopping 106 pounds after her stint on the reality competition. To get in shape, Mandisa hired a personal trainer and learned how to cook so she could shed weight in a healthy way. The most challenging diet test for the star comes when she's touring to promote her music.
She says, "It can be difficult eating healthy on the road, but this is my typical room service order: an omelette using one egg and two egg whites, with spinach, mushrooms and easy Swiss cheese, cooked with cooking spray instead of oil, plus whole grain bread."
Related: Foods that Fight Cellulite
Not all of us are living off of room service (wouldn't that be nice?), but we can still follow Mandisa's