Surprising Celebrity Body Confessions, (Sadly) Untrue Calorie Myths, and More
Jennifer Lawrence (Getty)Don't you hate when a celebrity pretends their perfect body comes from simply drinking lots of water and picking up seashells at the beach? Shape gathered some refreshingly honest diet and fitness confessions from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Our favorites? Jennifer Lawrence wanting to punch people in the face who say they like exercising, Jessica Alba's discussion on body acceptance, and Julianne Moore's very quotable "All actresses are hungry all the time, I think." [Shape]
Disturbing new reasons I have to control myself around baked goods have come to light. If you'd like to scare yourself out of that afternoon piece of birthday cake: This is your brain on sugar. [Oxygen Mag]
The folks at Prevention had the audacity to totally burst everyone's bubble on a few lovable calorie myths. Apparently, walking and running a mile aren't equivalent and sex doesn't really count as a work out. Not cool! I did, however, appreciate the permission to not hit the gym every single day. [Prevention]
The Office fans will remember the weight loss competition episode where Phyllis was deserted miles from the office (forced to walk back) and Kelly swallowed a tapeworm. Well, turns out, there's a method to that madness. A new medical study found that when cash incentives (and perhaps vacay time) are used to motivate weight loss the results are greater—especially in circumstances that require an entire group to succeed. No cayenne pepper cleanse necessary. [Shape]
Oh, and if you really want to lose those extra pounds, you should probably be upping your protein. According to Women's Health, "A high protein diet takes more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories!" It also helps you stay full longer, build lean muscle, and can help prevent osteoporosis and diabetes. [Women's Health]
More into the beauty side of health news? No shame, I like results I can see, too. Fitness Magazine homed in on (tasty!) foods that target your specific skin woes. I'm particularly fond of the chocolate one, how about you?