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These Side-by-Side Photos Prove You Don’t Know What Healthy Looks Like

You're familiar with the concept of before-and-after photos, right? Right. We are too. But "after-after" photos are new to us, and a body-positive Instagrammer named Michelle Elman is showing us what two seemingly similar post-weight loss photos can teach us about being healthy and how to get there.

On top of everything else, Elman's story is a critical reminder that we're almost never going to be in a place to make assumptions about someone else's health. We can't tell which photo is her healthy one just by comparing them, and that's exactly the point. We'll let her explain why:

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Plus-Size Triathlete Proves Most of Us Don’t Know What Being Fit Looks Like

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Krista Henderson is one incredible athlete. She has competed in more than 20 races—triathlons, duathlons, and half-marathons. Plus, she’s a personal trainer and a spin instructor. Now she has one more thing to add to her impressive résumé: She’s the newest face of Lane Bryant’s activewear line, Livi. Henderson doesn’t have your stereotypical athletic build—and that’s the point. Lane Bryant’s newest campaign showcases super-fit women of all shapes and sizes, proving there’s not just one way to be healthy and in shape.

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Scientists Found the Number of Extra Calories You Eat When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

We know we eat more when we don’t get enough sleep, and a new study finally pinned down how much extra food we chow down on during those days when we struggle to keep our eyes open. Participants who slept fewer than five-and-a-half hours ate an average of 385 more calories than people who got enough shut-eye.

To make matters worse, if you’re exhausted, you’re more likely to skip protein and eat foods high in fat. Need a better idea of what much 385 calories looks like? Here are some examples:

How Much We Eat When Sleep Deprived

Eating a couple extra slices of pizza or an order of fries once in a while isn’t a problem. But if you’re chronically sleep deprived, the extra calories add up and become a seriously unhealthy habit.

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