Want to be fabulous? Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin features simple lifestyle hacks, beauty tips, and fashion ideas for everyday women on a mission to look and feel fabulous, both inside and out.

Understanding the Very Basics of a Good Skincare Routine

Pimples, blemishes, and acne are common skin problems that span far beyond puberty and the teen years. I've personally suffered with quite a bit of acne as an adult, most of which began when I started getting 'professional' facials and experimenting…

Before and After: Achieving Lasting Weight Loss with Bariatric Surgery

As an option of last resort for individuals who are extremely overweight or obese, bariatric surgeries have become increasingly popular these days. While this is due in part to the relatively safe and minimally invasive nature of today's procedures,…

Revving Up Your Body's Fat Burning Potential with Weight Training

When it comes to fat burning workouts, most people turn to cardio exercises like running, cycling, and elliptical training. Put a hundred weight loss seekers in a gym and I can almost guarantee that ninety will flock to the cardio machines and…

Is It Possible to Be Fit and Fat?

During my latter years as a private personal trainer, I developed a keen interest in sculpting the bodies of full-figured women who weren't necessarily seeking to lose weight. One of my most memorable clients was a curvy plus-size model who…

I Have Bad Skin and Don’t Know What to Do: How Good Nutrition Can Help

A while back I served as a panelist during a seminar for college-aged women during which I discussed numerous practical strategies for incorporating physical activity and good nutrition into college life. At the end of the seminar, a young…

I’m Approaching 40 and Getting Belly Fat: What’s Up With That?

During every workshop, seminar and lecture I've ever given to an audience of women at least one raises her hand to ask a question about belly fat. The typical conversation flow is as follows: Woman: "How do I get rid of this?"—As she points…

5 Highly Effective Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite

Are you bothered by the appearance of cellulite? You're certainly not alone, as cellulite is a very widespread skin problem that affects countless women, both young and old. Cellulite itself manifests primarily as small to large sized bulges,…

Belly Fat: Five Ways to Lose the Pooch

These days belly fat is indeed one of the most widely targeted areas of the body among men and women alike. Walk into any gym and you’ll find countless people spending a large majority of their workout time engaging in 'belly fat boot-camp'…

The Secret to Great Abs

Seems like everyone these days complains about their midsection. In fact, one of the most common questions I am asked by clients, friends, and family is: "How do I get rid of this?"—Of course, referring to the infamous belly protrusion. Interestingly…

The Ultimate Cure For A Saggy Butt

Not satisfied with the lower half of your body, namely your rear end? Do you have a mild-to-severe deflation in this area with surrounding skin that appears loose and lax otherwise known as a "saggy butt". You're certainly not alone. In fact,…

How to Lose the Gut and Not the Butt

Are you one of many women who are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much weight will reduce the size of your butt? You might even be one of the "lucky" ones who are naturally thin yet still carrying a gut or a muffin top with…

3 Ways To Rid Your Body of Stubborn Back Fat

Not satisfied with the overall appearance of your back? Do you have excess 'flab' lingering around your lower back and sides that you simply can’t get rid of? What about your upper back? Are you tired of turning around in the mirror only to…

Healthy Lifestyle-Centric Products Every Woman Needs

As a health expert and blogger, avid athlete, wife and mother, I’m always on the hunt for practical and affordable solutions that make it easier for women to put their health first. I especially like products that make healthy living a little…

Losing Weight Without Losing The Boobs

Many women are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much will reduce the size of their breasts. Since a large majority of breast tissue is comprised of fat (adipose tissue), this is an understandable concern. During the initial…

Losing Weight and Getting Fit? It’s Time to Reward Yourself

Can you believe 2016 is here and in full effect? How are those health and fitness-related New Year’s resolutions going? Are you losing weight? Are you maintaining a regular exercise routine? Have you reduced the amount of red meat in your…

3 Ways to Sculpt the Perfect Butt with Treadmill Exercise

The treadmill is one of the most popular exercise machines around and it happens to be an excellent piece of equipment for burning fat and improving cardiovascular fitness. It also offers various exercise settings and modes that allow you…

The Best Weight Loss Plan for "Big-Boned" Women

Many overweight women tend to misconstrue the term "big-boned" in order to justify their size. However, some do have naturally larger frames due to a relatively larger bone structure. Interestingly enough, although women with big bones tend…

Vionic Walking Shoes: Fashionable and Healthy to Wear

Walking is by far one of the best forms of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise for weight management and overall good health, as it’s easy to perform, requires little or no equipment, and can conveniently be incorporated into your everyday routine.…

Why Exercise Alone Won’t Get Rid of Belly Fat

Are you seriously struggling with belly fat and looking for a real solution? Are you finding it especially difficult to flatten your tummy in spite of all your exercise efforts? While I’ll be the first to tell you that regular exercise is…

Quick and Easy Ways to Slim Your Thighs Without Weights

When it comes to effective thigh slimming workouts many people think about those funky looking inner and outer thigh machines at the gym. While these machines are believed to strengthen and shape the muscles in the thighs, hips and buttocks,…