The Checkup: The Diet Habits to Steal from Successful MyFitnessPal Users

And more healthy reads that caught our eye this morning.

• Anyone who’s used the app MyFitnessPal to track their food intake and weight loss knows how addictive it is to record every single morsel you put in your mouth. That’s why culling data from more than 4.2 million MyFitnessPal users is absolutely genius: you can figure it’s probably pretty trustworthy information. To wit: The app makers just released a new report detailing the dietary habits of its most successful users and found that those who lost the most weight also ate more fiber and less meat than other users, among other fascinating findings. [Fast Company

• Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook? It could mean you’re sleep deprived, according to a new study. [TIME]

• Oh, the things you can learn from a Fitbit — including that your wife is pregnant. [Mashable]

• Here’s a headline that’ll grab you (and maybe scare the pants off you): “Middle-Aged Laziness Might Shrink Your Brain Later in Life.” Yikes. [Gadgette]

• And now for all the latest science on post-workout recovery aids in one handy place. [Runner’s World]

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