The Checkup: Here’s What Actually Happens to Fat When You Lose Weight

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• I’m sure you’ve heard any number of theories as to what happens to fat when you lose weight: Cells shrink but never actually disappear. Cells burn up and—poof!—vanish into thin air. One scientist in Australia was determined to figure out what really happens. His discovery will absolutely knock your socks off. [Yahoo Health]

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Question: Do You Diet on Thanksgiving? (Tell the Truth)

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Yesterday evening, I got a crystal clear view of just how much butter (and cream, and cheese) would be going into our Thanksgiving meal as I watched my boyfriend—who is a professional chef, mind you—pile our Whole Foods cart high with enough dairy products to feed a small army and still have leftovers. To some, this would be terrifying. But seeing all that heavy cream didn’t bother me—and for someone who usually screams “NOOOO!” when I see my boyfriend putting a big slab of butter into a pan, this lack of horror is kind of surprising.

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How Your Fitness Tracker Can Cause You to Gain Weight

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The TODAY show had an interesting segment this morning about how fitness trackers like Fitbits can cause some users to gain weight. It’s a bit of a “No, duh” report once they break it down—boiling down to the fact that the trackers’ calorie intake recommendations are fairly general, which means that for some people they aren’t good guides—but it’s a good reminder to any of you who may be feeling frustrated with the results you’re seeing (or not seeing) with your body tracker.

Check it out below, or see it here.

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