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Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

My illicit affair might just have a happy ending

Prue Leith isn't the only one to fall for a married man - when Catherine Townsend did the same, she realised how many couples began that way<p>Until the night I fell for a married man, I was certain that affairs always end in heartbreak and never with happily-ever-after.<p>As a former relationship …

Intuitive Eating: Breaking Up With My Eating Disorder

When I turned 40, I decided to end a dysfunctional relationship I'd stayed in for almost 30 years. As abusive and emotionally draining as it was, I stayed. I didn't know any other way to live. What would happen to me if I were alone, without the familiar critical voice shouting at me? How would I …

McKesson: The healthcare tech giant you've probably never heard of

McKesson doesn’t have the name recognition of companies like AT&T, Bank of America, and Walt Disney. But it does beat them on one key point: It’s …

The letter I never sent about my secret eating disorder

<i>One our readers wrote a letter to her friend about her eating disorder—a letter she never sent. She decided, years later, after coming to terms with</i> …

The Truth About Disordered Eating

<i>This content may be considered triggering by some.</i><p><i>Realizations of a young woman who has recently spoke out about her struggles with body image.</i><p>I have written countless blogs. Prior to this, I have written only one line in one article concerning my battles with body image. I have never really been …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Fitbit Reignited My Eating Disorder

I received a Fitbit Flex from my company as a white elephant gift at our holiday party. At first, I was stoked! I couldn’t wait to start using the band and app to give me a little extra motivation to work out for my upcoming wedding.<p>What I didn’t anticipate was just how much it would motivate …

Why The Gym Is The Most Important Relationship You’ll Ever Have

This is going to be the hardest relationship you’ll ever be in. There will be days you’ll want to break up. There will be disagreements and at times …

What It Means To ‘Define A Relationship’

By Sara Lawrence,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1vK2Aw4<p>The atmosphere surrounding us pulls out the emotions buried within. And as they seep from …

18 Desserts With 50 Calories Or Less

A slice of pumpkin pecan cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory contains 1,080 calories. There is a time and a place for such a rich dessert, maybe, but the time is not every day after dinner. Just a single serving amounts to over half the recommended daily calorie intake for the average adult. Yeesh.<p>…

A Letter Of Closure to My Eating Disorder

<i>"Wow, she's gained so much weight."</i><p>"She really looks terrible."<p>"I can't believe how big she is."<p>This is what I imagine people say about me when I walk out of a room.<p>When I get up from the table to go to the bathroom. When I go to get my car from the valet. When I walk to the bar to grab another …

I Will Not Forget You

Time often passes by us in what feels like bursts of wind. It sweeps up everything around us in a kind of blind rush, moving and eroding patterns …

The Top 25 Thought Catalog Articles About Sex

Presented in no particular order.<p>Wanna know what’s going on in the head of a girl you’re sleeping with casually? It’s this. Spot on.<p><b>Excerpt:</b> Don’t …

Even If It Doesn’t Work Out, Loving Someone Is Never Time Wasted

I always see relationship advice about not “wasting time” dating someone who has incompatible future goals with you; specifically, dating someone who …

#RecoveryIs: An Inspiring Look at Eating Disorder Recovery

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating …

Eating disorders and women of color: Anorexia and bulimia are not just white-girl diseases.

I was 12 when I saw my first made-for-TV movie about eating disorders. The year was 1997, and Amy Jo Johnson, the actress famous for playing the pink …

25 Things Everyone Can Do to Live a Happy Life

Photo: Symphony of Love (Flickr)<p>When I was suffering from depression and bipolar disorder, I became, so to speak, a student of happiness. I talked to …

Happiness

What Happened When I Told My Mom I Had An Eating Disorder

We were driving back from a family dinner at a posh Los Angeles restaurant, the kind whose clientele doesn't dare to touch the bread baskets. My mother could not stop blabbing about the owners of her gym, because that's what you do when your daughter is home from her first year of college: "One …

Stuck in Love -- The One That Got Away

Have you ever met someone who just gets you... understands you... completes you?<p>Someone who, although you were in your darkest hour, made you feel like you were doing exactly what you were meant to do and being everything you were meant to be.<p>A person who freed your heart from the shackles of shame …

The Complete Nutrition Set Up Guide

<b>•</b> Further reading on fasted training <i>here, and</i> here, over at Leangains.com.<p><b>Why do you say keep an even split of macros across the meals?</b><p>At the moment …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

Nutrition

"Am I Tight Enough?" and 6 Other Secret Sex Worries

Don't know where to turn to address some of your most intimate and off-the-wall sexual concerns? Well, you've come to the right place.<p>Even if you're comfortable talking about your sex life with friends, there are likely some topics — such asweird carnal concerns — that are too embarrassing to bring …

I Wore Your Shirt To Bed Last Night

By Anonymous,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/17jaBZh<p>Want to read more unedited confessions, secrets, and guilty pleasures? Like Thought Catalog …

50 People On ‘The Most Important Unwritten Rule Of Sex’

Reddit asked, what is the most important unwritten rule of sex? I’ve collected the most interesting answers below.<p>1.<p>sulayman:<p>Trim your …

31 Truly Unfortunate Food Product Names

Uh.... I, uh... wow.

'I Slept Around Because Sex Didn't Feel Like A Big Deal'

<i>Throughout the months of September and October, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen Sex: It's Complicated." All of the authors are teenagers who have agreed to be published anonymously. If you want to share your</i> …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

Happiness

The Only 100 Positive Affirmations You Will Ever Need

Growing Up without Positive Thinking<p>Why are these simple messages of truth and love that can change our lives so absent in culture and the …

12 Intentional Actions to Choose Happiness Today

<i>“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”</i> —Abraham Lincoln<p>Happy people realize happiness is a choice. They are not held …