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 […]

3 Healthy Excuses to Add More Pineapple to Your Life

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[brightcove:5069701510001 default] Pineapple is one of my absolute favorite fruits, and I know I'm not the only one who loves the tropical treat. There's no question it's refreshing and delicious. But pineapple also packs some pretty powerful health benefits. Here are three healthy excuses to add more of the nutritious fruit to your diet, along with […]

Will Activated Charcoal Actually Detox My Body?

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Throughout my career I've seen dozens of supplements come and go in terms of trendiness, from herbs and amino acids to antioxidants and extracts. Recently, activated charcoal has been having a moment as a must-try natural remedy. Early on in my career I worked in a hospital, as well as a substance abuse rehabilitation center, so I […]

Do These 8 ‘Miracle’ Foods Really Live Up to the Hype?

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[brightcove:5365774388001 default] Certain so-called superfoods seem to be everywhere. They're said to ward off cancer, help with weight loss, extend your life, even whiten your teeth. But do these "miracle" foods really live up to all the hype? To find out, we interviewed experts and pored over research. Here's what we learned about apple cider vinegar, avocados, red wine, and more. […]