The Checkup: What the Heck Is Carb Backloading? And Should You Be Doing It?

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• I always eat my biggest meal for dinner, and I’ve been told time and time again how terrible this is. But looks like all those naysayers might’ve been wrong: A new study shows that consuming most of your carbs in the evening—or carb backloading, as the experts call it—could help with weight-loss and inflammation. Ha! take that, nay-sayers. [Q by Equinox]

• We all know how to spring-clean our homes, but have you ever even thought about spring cleaning your online life? Hint: You really should. [Refinery29]

• Chances are, you’re guilty of at least one of these common weightlifting mistakes. But don’t worry, they’re easy to fix. [Women’s Health]

• When that debilitating wave of afternoon sluggishness hits later today, just refer to this list: three surprising foods that give you energy.  [Shape]

• Here, the dos and don’ts of cleaning your yoga mat. Did you know soap is a yoga-mat no-no? [Well + Good NYC]

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