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Wait, Are Negative-Calorie Foods For Real?

You’ve probably known someone who consumed insane amounts of celery because digesting it required more calories than the food contained. However, the idea of “negative calorie foods” is nothing more than a myth, according to a new study published in a pre-print publication, bioRxiv. In case you’re not familiar with the idea, some dieters believe

The Real Reason My 5-Year-Old Hates School

I remember my daughter’s first day of school like it was yesterday. She wore a Nella the Princess Knight shirt and silver tutu skirt with a small birthstone necklace and patent-leather shoes, and her nails were painted. Each little finger was topped with a pale shade of pink. But the most memorable thing about her

WWE Star Brie Bella Gets Real About Breastfeeding

Professional wrestler, actor and businessperson Brie Bella is best known for her work onstage (and in the ring) — but her parenting journey has also been getting a lot of attention as of late, especially since the WWE star has been so candid about sharing her struggles. In a sneak peek for an upcoming episode

Prenatal Depression Is Real & Can Be Devastating

For years, everyone from medical providers to celebrities have rallied to raise awareness about postpartum depression. Now it has become common knowledge that the physical, emotional and hormonal changes a person endures after they gives birth can be more than just the “baby blues,” but a serious medical condition that merits screening, assessment and treatment. 

Real Life Weight Loss: "I have no limits now"

Jennifer Sierra, now 28, was 13 when her mother first put her on a diet. Among five siblings, “I was always the heaviest.” Sierra, who stands just under 160cm, yo-yoed between 63 and 72kg until her marriage at 21, when things fell apart. Related: Six reasons you haven’t been able to get rid of belly fat

Real Life Weight Loss: How Alexandra Lost 13kg In 6 Months

Lifelong athlete Alexandra Shipper, now 26, kept up a steady exercise routine through uni. Still, the fashion designer could never balance her love of oversized dishes. “I usually ate pretty healthy, but I also ate a lot,” says Shipper. After uni, her thrice‑weekly 30-minute workouts just weren’t cutting it. A year after graduation, Shipper, 165cm,

It's Not in Your Head: Feeling Hangry Is a Very Real Thing

Ever notice how when your tummy is rumbling, you’re more likely to lash out at unsuspecting loved ones or even innocent bystanders? This sudden, irrational rage is often referred to as “hanger” (a combo of hunger and anger) and experts say it is a very real thing. “When we do not eat, blood sugar goes low,” explains Deena Adimoolam, MD, an assistant professor in