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20 Non-Scale Victories by MyFitnessPal Users

At MyFitnessPal, we know it isn’t only about the scale.There are many amazing ways becoming fit changes our lives, and the way we feel. We love hearing from you, and wanted to celebrate some of the non-scale victories you shared with us on the MyFitnessPal Facebook page over the past month. Here are some favorites: 1. Trying new activities is ... Read More »

Master the Move: The Lunge

The lunge is an essential exercise for anybody who walks, runs, sprints, kicks or climbs. When you master the lunge, you will become a better athlete. The unilateral (single-side focus) nature of this exercise can help you identify imbalances in strength and add balance to your strength and coordination. It’s also important to point out that lunges should be trained ... Read More »

5 Bucket List Wildflower Hikes

Spring is in full bloom, but there’s still time to catch wildflowers on hiking trails around the country. In fact, in alpine areas, you could spot flowers through the summer. Here are five trails already brimming with color, so you can score a low-impact, calorie-burning hike while enjoying high-impact aromas and views. 1. BAR ISLAND Where: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ... Read More »

Going Vegan Really Isn’t a Magic Diet for Weight Loss

You may not recognize John Mackey’s name, but you definitely know his business. Mackey is the founder and CEO of healthy supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, and he has a new book out called “The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longetivity.” In his book, Mackey details how he became a healthy eater after growing up eating ... Read More »

Why Eating Avocados May Help You Live Longer

It’s officially California avocado season. If you haven’t joined in on the smashing, scooping, slicing and avocado rose-making yet, now is a good time to jump in. Avocados are not Instagram-famous for nothing. This bumpy on the outside, creamy on the inside fruit is chock full of good-for-you nutrients. Avocados provide 11% of the daily value for fiber and boast ... Read More »

How 7 Mom Trainers Squeeze in a Workout

When your day involves shuttling kids to school, daycare and baseball practice and … making three meals and snacks for the entire family, while also working and keeping everyone happy, it’s hard to remember to brush your teeth, let alone fit in a workout. “As a mother of three and business owner, I admit it is hard (expletive hard!) to ... Read More »

Your Quick & Easy Guide to Creating a Calorie Deficit

Calories in minus calories out: That’s the simple, age-old equation for creating a calorie deficit. Burn more calories than you consume and you’ll lose weight, right? If only it were that easy! They key to creating a calorie deficit is to burn a little more (or eat a little less) than your body requires for weight maintenance. The calories burned ... Read More »

67 Science-Backed Weight Loss Strategies

Healthy habits can go out the window when we’ve got no time for the gym and few options besides Seamless. Losing weight isn’t easy — and doing it in a healthy, sustainable way can make the task feel even harder. Making small changes each day is one way to get started, but it’s important to remember that just because a ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Cricket Flour

Watch out whey and vegan powders, there’s a new protein source in town: crickets! These tiny winged insects have been a traditional source of food in countries across the globe, and they’re starting to infiltrate the shelves of US grocery stores. THE RISE OF CRICKET FLOUR IN THE US The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports that bugs play ... Read More »