Topic: Belly fat

Bikini Help For Memorial Day: 7 Foods To Reduce Belly Bloating

Bikini Help For Memorial Day: 7 Foods To Reduce Belly Bloating

Memorial Day weekend is here…and we all know what that means: bathing suit season has officially begun. And while so many magazines are telling us about the latest quick weight-loss tips, most of those strategies are ineffective or unhealthy. So instead of feeling tempted to try a crazy diet or consume nothing but celery sticks in order to look better in your bathing suit, here are some healthy ways to reduce any belly bloating caused by gas, excess water, toxins or constipation. Of course, we think you look great just the way you are, but munching on these foods can help flatten that belly without starving yourself this weekend!
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Fit Bottomed Girls Tell Us How To Lose Belly Fat—Without Dieting

Fit Bottomed Girls Tell Us How To Lose Belly Fat—Without Dieting

Belly fat is sometimes considered the price of getting older. Or the price of having a baby. Or the price of too much time at the office, too much stress and not enough time to exercise. For women, this is an ongoing struggle–especially with that dreaded bikini season right around the corner. Aside from trouble zipping our jeans, belly fat can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers and even premature death. The good news is that this extra fat is not something we have to just deal with. Jennipher Walters, co-founder of Fit Bottomed Girls shared some of their best tips on how to get rid of this fat once and for all. More »

The Hormone Diet: How to Banish Belly Fat Even Under Holiday Stress

The Hormone Diet: How to Banish Belly Fat Even Under Holiday Stress

Despite good intentions, the holidays ’tis the season to be stressed! All that rushing around, last minute shopping, those late night parties and unhealthy habits take their toll – especially on your cortisol levels (your stress hormone levels). Stress doesn’t just pack on the pounds, it also increases your appetite, drops your metabolism, increases cravings, lowers your libido, disrupts your sleeping patterns, and throws your hormones out of balance. More »

It’s World Diabetes Day: Cut Your Risk By Ditching Sodas And Other Sugar Drinks

It's World Diabetes Day: Cut Your Risk By Ditching Sodas And Other Sugar Drinks

It’s World Diabetes Day, and the International Diabetes Foundation is warning that by 2030, one in 10 people worldwide, or 522 million people, could have the disease. Want to cut your diabetes risk? Then it’s time to ditch all sugary drinks: A new study has found that soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages raise diabetes and heart disease risk even in women who are thin. More »

Weight Training Will Tone Your Body, But Forget About “Spot Reduction”

Weight Training Will Tone Your Body, But Forget About "Spot Reduction"

As we learned this week, powerlifting is not just for the obnoxious muscle heads who fill the gym with loud grunts, tons of testosterone and minor earthquakes every time they drop heavy barbells to the floor. It’s for any woman too who wants to get lean, toned, strong and a healthy kick-ass dose of confidence. But one thing weight lifting won’t do, according to new research, is trim our waistlines. More »

Sleep…or Get Fat!

Sleep...or Get Fat!

When it came to getting her shut-eye, Goldilocks wanted her mattress just right. Smart girl. Turns out, our stomachs are just as picky. In a study released this month in the journal Sleep, researchers tracked sleeping patterns and the amount … More »