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We all have that one friend whose eating habits and body shape simply don’t add up. While enjoying the unhealthiest of meals and a sedentary lifestyle, somehow they effortlessly retain a slender figure.

At first glance we may assume these slim people are healthy, but it’s not always the case. Being healthy has nothing to do with your BMI and everything to do with what you put in your mouth.

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If you've read into health and fitness at all, you've probably seen variations of "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", "eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism" or perhaps "skip breakfast and die". As it turns out, all of that is probably wrong.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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We've been through a lot this year, from politics wearing on our mental health to wellness purveyors trying to sell us stuff we don't need. Here are some of our best health how-tos, explainers, and mythbusters of 2017.

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“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.”

So started William Banting‘s “Letter on Corpulence,” likely the first diet book ever published. Banting, an overweight undertaker, published the book in 1864 to espouse his success after replacing an excessive intake of bread, sugar and potatoes with mostly meat, fish and vegetables.

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A child's diet should be high in fruit and vegetables, high in complex carbohydrates such as brown bread, brown pasta and brown rice and relatively low in fat and sugary foods. It should also be low in salt. But as many of us know, getting children to eat what is good for them can be easier said than done. So how do you get your child to eat a healthy diet?

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Maybe failed dieters need therapy for overeating, not food restriction, argues Claire Zulkey in the Atlantic. She describes the cycle that many dieters fall into: A controlled eating plan -- this many grams of cheese, a deck-of-cards portion of meat, probably no Twisties -- and then the frenzy of overeating that ensues when the dieter gives in to temptation: A whole pizza, three breakfasts at McDonald's, many bags of Twisties. Frustrated and ashamed, they start an even more restrictive diet (often preceded by a final last-hurrah binge) and begin the cycle all over again.

Shared from Gizmodo

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People with high carb diets are more likely to have poor health than people with high fat diets, according to an international study of over 135,000 people from 18 countries. Diet is a contentious topic, so we've gathered together the opinions of various experts in the field to discuss the findings of this study.

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When it comes to healthy snacking, most people concentrate on foods that are low in fat and sugar. However, effective satiation is also important - otherwise you'll end up snacking way more than you should.

Researchers from the University of Sydney set out to determine which foods are best at filling you up and keeping you full. The result is the Satiety Index Of Common Foods. It's essential reading for anyone on a diet.

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Switching to a plant-based diet won't mean you're automatically super healthy. You can eat non-dairy ice cream and frozen veggie pizza every day, but that doesn't mean you're any healthier. There are plenty of plant-based junk foods out there, so if you want to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet, you need to commit to focusing your diet on healthy foods.

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There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who talk about gluten like it's the devil, and those who can't roll their eyes enough to show the world how sick of gluten-free labels they are. Does gluten deserve to be so controversial? Let's dig in.