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1 year ago

14 Ways You Lie to Yourself About Your Weight

No, your jeans did not shrink in the wash. Here are the common fibs that could be sabotaging your slim-down.

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by Linda Melone

Your bathroom scale doesn't lie about your weightbut you might be fibbing to yourself. People tend to subtract a few pounds from their weight and add an inch or two of height in self-reported surveys, according to a 2013 Irish study from University College of Cork. It doesn't end there. We also lie to ourselves about what it takes to drop pounds and keep them off. Being truthful to yourself can help you recognize the challenges you need to overcome in order to make real progress. Here are common weight loss lies you may be telling yourselfand how to face the facts.

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1 year ago

Bloated All the Time? 11 Reasons Why

Always bloated? Surprising ways to flatten your belly and ease bloating fast.

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by Esther Crain

Sometimes it comes from excess air trapped in your digestive tract. Other times it feels like a basketball is stuck in your abdomen, or your entire midsection has been flooded with water. Whatever bloating feels like to you, one thing's for sure: it's uncomfortable. And though bloat rarely signals something serious and typically goes away after several hours (eased up by moving around, drinking water, and just waiting it out), a distended middle can make you feel lethargic, clumsy, and suspecting you'll never be able to button your jeans again. Welcome back your flatter belly by saying goodbye the habits that are prone to puff you up.

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