Chocolate, cookies, ice cream: what’s not to love? All the calories and fat, that’s what! But there’s no need to deny dessert—you can enjoy your favorite treats without derailing your diet by opting for lighter versions. If you’re a chocoholic, try our baked pear or brownie recipe. Prefer the crunch of a cookie? You’ll love our popcorn and oat cookies.
There’s a lot to love about soup: It’s warm, filling and may help you slim down. Studies show that starting your meal with a broth- or vegetable-based soup can help cut your calorie intake for that meal. Plus, it’s a great way to increase your vegetable intake. Grab your spoon and dig into one of these bowls! Black Bean and
When women reach their 40s, the minutes they spend exercising plummet by up to 40 percent, and often stay that way throughout middle age. That’s incredibly bad timing—when menopause comes around, you need exercise like never before to combat a sluggish metabolic rate and declining lean body mass. When University of Ottawa researchers interviewed 53 women ages 40 to 62