How Eating Breakfast Can Help Your Metabolism

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[brightcove:5522542845001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Plenty of research has found that eating breakfast is important for weight maintenance, metabolism and overall good health. Now, the evidence gets even stronger: a small new randomized controlled trial finds that regularly eating a substantial morning meal directly affects how fat cells function in the body […]

Cinnamon Has a Surprising Health Benefit

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[brightcove:5305659817001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. If you love cinnamon, add an extra shake to your next meal: new research shows that the popular spice boosts metabolism in mouse and human fat cells. In the new study, published in the journal Metabolism, researchers from the University of Michigan tested the effect of cinnamaldehyde—the […]

Miss Egypt Was Bullied as a Teen for Weighing 220 Lbs.: 'I've Learned How to Love Myself'

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[brightcove:5646469964001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. On Sunday, Miss Egypt Farah Sedky could be crowned Miss Universe — but just a few years ago, she was considered “morbidly obese” at 220 lbs. and getting cruelly bullied by her classmates. The pageant hopeful and recent college graduate says that the other students at her […]

Mama June Keeps Weight Loss Promise as She Maintains Her Figure 7 Months After Dropping 300-Lbs.

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[brightcove:5383390227001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. Mama June: From Not to Hot — and still hot! Mama June Shannon vowed to “never going back” to being overweight and she appears to have kept her word. The reality star, 38, was spotted in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, showing off her trim figure seven months after revealing […]

You Asked: Should I Eat Collagen Powder?

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[brightcove:5590657975001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. The word “collagen” comes from the Greek word for glue, and that’s a helpful way to think about the role collagen plays in your physical health. In your skeleton, tendons, muscles, skin and even your teeth, collagen is a structural protein that binds cells and tissues together […]

How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Thanksgiving Meal

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[brightcove:4411677795001 default] Thanksgiving dinner, your house: After downing a couple of helpings of turkey and stuffing, your stomach gives a firm nuh-uh to that slice of pumpkin pie. A voice in your head has another idea, replying, "but today’s a holiday, you have to eat it.” After you consume the last delicious bite, your stomach gets revenge in the worst way: with a monster food baby spilling over your jeans. […]

Why You Seriously Don't Need to Worry About All the Calories on Thanksgiving

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[brightcove:5551578581001 default] During the week leading up to Thanksgiving, it's easy to get wrapped up in healthy side dish recipes, tips for avoiding holiday weight gain, and pre-turkey workouts that make room for an extra slice of pie. But for some people, all that strategizing sucks the joy right out of a day that's supposed to be about celebrating gratitude […]