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Ann Olson

Ann Olson is a health writer and full-time frugalista currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Saving money is her passion, and she'll cut any corner in the pursuit of becoming passively wealthy. She's also a diet expert and amateur bodybuilder who credits her active lifestyle for keeping her healthy and happy.
Strength Training Home Exercises Without Equipment

10 Strength Training Exercises for Women at Home Without Equipment

When you engage in strength training, the exercises don't just affect your muscles. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), it can also have major effects on your physical health, such as reducing...
Calories Eat Lose Weight

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?

You want to lose weight, so you're planning to cut calories. But how many calories do you actually need to intake to effectively lose the pounds? People often fall for common diet myths and make...
Celebrity Fad Diets Weight Loss

5 Celebrity Fad Diets & Weight Loss Plans That Don’t Work Long-term

It seems like celebrities are constantly on the craziest diets. One week, they're gorging on baby food to get slim; the next week, they're eating cookies or fasting to strip away the weight. Clearly it...
Unhealthy Crash Dieting Eating Disorders

5 Warning Signs of Unhealthy Crash Dieting & Eating Disorders

You've probably heard it before: A friend or family member loses weight by going on a crash diet, detoxing, or eating too few calories. Or perhaps you've tried to lose weight by severely restricting...
Curb Hunger Feel Full

How to Curb Hunger & Suppress Your Appetite – Feel Full on a Diet

If you've ever dieted, you know how hard it is to stay committed, especially in the wake of constant hunger pangs. Despite eating right and keeping your calories under control, your stomach still growls...
Celebrity Dieting Workouts Tips

4 Celebrity Dieting & Workout Tips to Avoid

Can eating nutritious foods remove toxins from your body and kick-start your metabolism? Should you do endless strength-training repetitions to lengthen your muscles? These are just examples of some of the diet, fitness, and...
Create Free Workout Plan Routines

How to Create Your Own Free Home Workout Plan & Exercise Routine

Exercise programs and personal trainers have two things in common: They're good for getting you in shape and for zapping your wallet. If you're strapped for cash, gym memberships aren't necessarily better either. Even...
Herbal Supplements Weight Loss Avoid

7 Herbal & Natural Supplements for Weight Loss That Don’t Work

Imagine a diet supplement that can instantly shed pounds and fat, and give you your dream body: firm abs, slim waist, and more. And it's natural! In concept, it sounds like a dream come true...

Top 5 Diet & Weight Loss Myths vs. the Real Facts

So-called diet "experts" can often offer confusing and conflicting advice. Simple carbs are the cause of your expanding waistline one week; fruits and sugars areĀ  the culprits the next. A low-fat diet is key...