The Checkup: 15 Surprising Snacks to Avoid If You’re Trying to Lose Weight


baby carrots• Let me guess: This morning you were all, “I’m going to be super healthy today!” so you packed a cute little baggie of baby carrots for an afternoon snack. You made a good choice, right? Wrong. Baby carrots are one of 15 surprising snacks to avoid if you’re trying to shed a few pounds or maintain a slim physique. Click through to find out why. [Prevention]

• So, um, when’s the last time you cleaned your shower head? You’ll want to get right on it after you read about the scary bacteria that lives on it. [Newsmax Health]

• Listen up, ladies: Here’s how to tell when it’s time to toss your icky, stinky, ratty old sports bras. (Note: I don’t admit defeat until I see an actual hole. Fine, three holes.) [Real Simple]

• It’s not exactly winter just yet, but believe it or not, ski season is just around the corner. Start getting in shape for the slopes now with these workout tips. [Outside Magazine]

• Let’s talk about hair, baby. Here are 25 reasons why you’re losing it. [Health]