Lose weight the healthy way

Trying to get to your healthiest weight? Reach your goals with this collection of articles, recipes and inspiring stories from other women

Lose weight the healthy way

Source: Web exclusive: October 2008

Nutrition and healthy weight loss

8 reasons you can’t lose weight
Why your diet may not be working’and ways to drop extra pounds.

4 new tricks to get and stay slim
There’s emerging evidence that your brain and even household chemicals can play a major role in weight gain. Here’s how the latest weight-loss science is making it easier

14 ways to make your fitness goals stick
It’s easy enough to make goals’sticking to them over the long haul is the challenge. Follow these 14 expert tips to make your fitness goals last

5 steps to starting a weight loss support group
A healthy lifestyle is easier to achieve when you’ve got support. Learn how to start your own weight loss support group in five easy steps

Best Health printable food journal
The research is in: food diaries really do help you lose weight. Download and print our Best Health food diary and follow these four steps to food journal success

5 reasons most diets fail
Many dieters succumb to a variety of pitfalls. Here’s how not to become a statistic.

Diet books, reviewed
We asked the experts to evaluate’and enhance’four popular diets. Here are our assessments of diet books The South Beach Diet Supercharged, The Best Life Diet, The All-New Atkins Advantage and The G.I. Diet Clinic.

10 snacks that will help you lose weight
Do your healthy-eating plans get derailed every day at 3 pm? Fight back with these healthier substitutions for common cravings.

11 get-slim secrets
Get the skinny on weight loss with these research-based tips.

17 painless ways to cut calories
Smart swaps help prevent excess pounds and life-shortening, obesity-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Try these easy ways to cut calories to reduce your intake without even noticing.

Tired of dieting?
These golden rules of weight loss really work.

Top tips from a dietitian
Tips from an expert for staying on track while dieting.


Squats: How to do them right
Strength-building squats are still the gold standard when it comes to shaping your glutes. Find out how to do squats the right way.

Walk off 10 pounds
Start the Best Health Walking Plan today to get trim and fit in just eight weeks.

7 hot fitness trends
Fed up with your ho-hum gym routine? Try one of these fresh workout ideas.

5 steps to flatter abs
This quick and convenient workout will help define and flatten your abs.

How to run
Learn how to run with our guide to running better, whether you’re training for a 5K or marathon or just 20 minutes on the treadmill.

Fitness trend: Boot camp
Get fit and motivated with an outdoor boot camp.

Maximize your exercise
Five things every woman should know to maximize her workouts.

Banish belly fat
Melt your muffin top and fight belly fat with our 15-minute flat abs workout.

Healthy recipes and menus

Shed pounds now
Our exclusive, dietitian developed meal plan makes it easy (and oh-so-tasty!).

Our best healthy breakfast recipes
A delicious, healthy breakfast sets the stage for a healthy day’but it’s easy to be stuck for ideas. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekday fix or a gourmet treat on the weekend, try our healthy breakfast recipes to change things up.

20 healthy salad recipes
Healthy, tasty salads brighten up any meal’or can be a main course in their own right. Try these healthy salad recipes to widen your salad repertoire.

Our best healthy salmon recipes
Salmon is full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and tons of flavour. Try some of these healthy salmon recipes to help boost your intake.

20 healthy lunch ideas
Forget peanut butter and jelly’these healthy lunch ideas will brighten your workday, help you save cash and boost your health, too!

100-calorie snacks you can make at home
Grazing might be healthy, because eating more frequently can lower blood cholesterol levels, according to recent research. Make these snacks and pack them with you to save cash and calories.

8 tips for healthier baking
Cut fat and calories without sacrificing taste.

Weight-loss inspiration

"I became an athlete (and lost 75 pounds)"
A newfound addiction to running (and competing) helped this Toronto woman lose 75 pounds’and gain mountains of confidence.

"I ran a half-marathon and lost 75 pounds"
Persistent knee pain and a scary asthma attack pushed Naomi Sanderson to lose weight’and run a half-marathon.

"I lost 76 pounds"
One woman’s triumph over obesity.

"I walk 10,000 steps a day"
Dating again forced this 53-year-old mom to shape up’and drop 28 pounds.

"I gained a new attitude’and lost 20 pounds"
Putting perfectionism on hold helped this Calgary manager cope.

"I dropped four dress sizes in six months"
Weight Watchers helped this Laval mom tackle her emotional eating.

"I quit smoking and dropped 35 pounds"
Acupuncture and exercise helped this 38-year-old kick some bad habits.

"I lost 26 pounds"
Weight-loss tips from a 44-year-old mother of three.

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