The Checkup: The Smoothie Mistake That’s Messing With Your Waistline

And more healthy reads for your morning.

• If you always find that just an hour or two after downing your breakfast or lunch smoothie, your stomach is growling and you’re headed to the nearest convenience store for a quick fix, the problem could be that you’re loading your smoothies with way too much fruit and not nearly enough veggies. As registered dietitian Marisa Moore explains, when you down an all-fruit smoothie, you digest it super quickly — which means you feel hungry sooner than if you’d thrown some veggies and fat (hey, avocado) into the mix. Cue the impromptu donut break. [The Cut]

• According to a new report published by the CDC, Americans are 15 pounds heavier, on average, than we were 20 years ago. Womp, womp. [TIME]

• Some of my favorite moments are when celebrities shut down the body-shaming trolls of the World Wide Web. Here, one of those moments, this one featuring plus-size model Ashley Graham. [Refinery29]

• If you can never remember, well, anything, you may want to try adding a few of these memory-boosting foods to your diet. [BuzzFeed]

• Good news: Not ALL belly fat is bad belly fat. In fact, some of it is actually necessary for controlling your hormone levels. [Well + Good]

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