Fitness Star Anna Victoria Doesn’t Weigh Herself. Here’s the Number She Pays Attention to Instead

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[brightcove:5229956782001 default] Anna Victoria has made it clear she’s not a fan of scales. The superstar fitness blogger and trainer doesn’t weigh herself, and urges her followers not to obsess over how much they weigh either.  Victoria’s onto something: A scale can tell you your total weight, sure, but it can’t tell you much more. It […]

5 Nutrition Myths Even Health Fiends Get Wrong

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At least once a week, a client tells me how confused they are about nutrition—and I get it. With so much information and conflicting advice floating around, it’s easy to feel mixed up. But busting myths, and explaining the science behind healthy eating is one of my favorite parts of my job. Here are five […]

You Can Now Snort Chocolate, But Doctors Aren't Happy About It

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[brightcove:5365774388001 default] There are lots of ways to get a caffeine-induced energy boost: There’s coffee and chocolate, of course, along with soda and energy drinks. Then there are the non-conventional sources of caffeine—energy supplements, gum, mints, edible powders, and even stick-on patches that promise to deliver a jolt when you need it the most. But even […]

How I Found My Feel-Great Weight—and Lost 63 Lbs.

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Laura Kelly, 27, 5'3", from Melrose, Mass. Before: 196 lb., size 8/10 After: 133 lb., size 4 Total pounds lost: 63 lb. Total sizes lost: 2/3 Laura's wearing: Under Armour Geo Run Tank Top ($27; underarmour.com), Under Armour Fly-By Capri ($38; underarmour.com) and SpeedForm Gemini 3 running shoes ($130; underarmour.com). I blame grad school for my weight gain. As a full-time student who was […]

Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism?

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[brightcove:4802178616001 default] It’s true that losing weight can reduce the number of calories you burn, but I wouldn’t dwell on it. It’s tough to predict just how much your metabolism will drag and how long the slowdown will persist; the scientific research on the metabolic effects of weight loss is a little all over the […]