BY K. ALEISHA FETTERS www.womenshealthmag.com PHOTOGRAPH BY SHUTTERSTOCK Roughly 66 percent of Americans are currently on a diet, according to a new report by the marketing research company Mintel. But just like finding the perfect pair of high-waisted workout pants, finding the right eating plan generally requires some trial and error. And the key to… Continue reading 9 Questions That Reveal Whether a Diet Will Work for You
ByDr. Roshini Rajapaksa www.health.com Photo: Aad Goudappel There are both physical and psychological reasons your appetite could change even when it seems your eating and exercise routine have not. First, check the calendar: Hunger can come and go with your menstrual cycle. The week before your period, your levels of progesterone peak, and along with that often comes a tendency… Continue reading Suddenly Hungry All the Time? This Might Be Why Here’s what to do about hunger gone haywire.
By JESSICA MIGALA www.prevention.com PHOTOGRAPH BY SYDA PRODUCTIONS/SHUTTERSTOCK Maybe you’re eating because there’s a grumble in your belly. Or because those cookies your colleague brought in look irresistible. Or perhaps it’s because you’re hunched over your keyboard, stressed out at work. Your hunger—whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional—can give you important clues about what’s going… Continue reading 7 Things Your Hunger Is Trying To Tell You
BY KRISTEN DOMONELL http://www.womenshealthmag.com IMAGE BY SHUTTERSTOCK From better mental health to a longer life, the benefits of exercise are seemingly endless. But with so much information out there about how much you should be exercising, it can be hard to figure out the sweet spot—and it’s easy to assume that more is always better.… Continue reading This Is How Much Exercise You Really Need to Do to See Health Benefits
Could a magnesium deficiency be to blame for your killer period cramps? BySTEPHANIE ECKELKAMP www.prevention.com PHOTOGRAPH BY BITT24/SHUTTERSTOCK What if we told you your chocolate cravings could be quelled without that double fudge brownie? Or that your period cramps, constipation, or evenanxiety had a surprisingly easy fix—no drugs required? The potential solution: magnesium, an essential… Continue reading This Mineral Relieves Headaches, Eases Anxiety, And Curbs Sugar Cravings—But 68% Of Us Don’t Get Enough Of It
By KARA WAHLGREN http://www.prevention.com PHOTOGRAPH BY PEOPLEIMAGES.COM/GETTY IMAGES You’re logging plenty of steps and eating pretty healthfully—so why is thescale still creeping up? One possible answer to this mystery might be found in your evening routine. Banish these bedtime habits and see if the pounds start coming off. (Make 2017 YOUR year by taking charge of… Continue reading 6 Bedtime Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight
BY KRISTIN GRANERO http://www.womenshealthmag.com PHOTOGRAPH BY SHUTTERSTOCK Embarking on a major weight loss can be a little (OK, a lot) intimidating. After all, if losing weight were so easy no one would worry about it in the first place. That being said, countless studies suggest that the best way to lose weight is by making… Continue reading 21 Tiny Ways Experts Say You Can Slash Calories, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight