HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY
How much sleep did you get last night? According to Wake Forest researchers, dieters who sleep five hours or less put on 2½ times more belly fat, while those who sleep more than eight hours pack on only slightly less than that. Shoot for an average of six to seven hours of sleep per night. For more easy fixes that’ll whittle your waist, check out these 26 Bad Habits That Make You Fat!
HUFFINGTON POST: Meat May Not Be So Bad for You After All (But There's a Catch)
"Although a vegetarian diet has many health benefits, eating meat may not be so terrible for you either, as long as you include plenty of vegetables, too, according to a new study. In the study, the researchers looked at how different diets affected the types of bacteria in people's guts, and the levels of certain compounds that those gut bacteria produce." Read full story.
Whatever meat you choose, be sure to go grass-fed. Stock up on these 5 Meats That Burn Fat!
REUTERS: Food Tracking App Links Less Sleeping To More Eating
“Even people who think they eat three meals a day may actually graze for most of their waking hours and consume fewer calories when they get more sleep, a small U.S. study suggests.” Read full story.
For more helpful weight-loss apps, here are the 6 Best Ways to Lose Weight With Your Phone!
WEB MD: More Evidence Mediterranean Diet Is Good For You
“Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now, research suggests the regimen may also boost levels of beneficial fatty acids. These so-called "short chain fatty acids" are produced by bacteria in the intestine during fermentation of insoluble fiber from fruits, vegetables and legumes. The fatty acids are believed to provide a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory diseases, an Italian team reports in the Sept. 29 issue of the journal Gut.” Read full story.
Grab some other foods that have beneficial fatty acids. Here are 8 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny!
CNN: Supermodel Gigi Hadid Slams Body-Shaming Trolls
“Gigi Hadid is not here for any body-shaming. The supermodel posted a long message on her Instagram account Monday aimed at those who say she is too voluptuous. "No, I don't have the same body type as the other models in the shows," Hadid wrote on her account. "I represent a body image that wasn't accepted in high-fashion before." Read full story.