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Why We Store Fat In Different Parts Of Our Body & What To Do About It

“There are two types of fat; white fat cells and brown fat cells,” explains Joannah Pearce, nutritionist and body expert at Body Catalyst. “White fat cells typically accumulate in areas like the butt, thighs, abdomen, arms, and breasts. The function of these fat cells is to store energy as well as regulate our hormones.” “Brown fat cells, on the… Read More »

My Body Was Destroying Itself—And It Took Doctors 5 Years to Figure Out Why

Courtesy Bioverativ Imagine Florida being too cool: That’s the case for this woman with a rare condition called cold agglutinin disorder. When the temperature dips below 75 degrees, her body turns on itself. Sometimes you wake up more tired than usual. Sometimes the weight seems to pile on for no reason. But it’s rare that… Read More »

I Can’t Hate My Body if I Love Hers

Aleena and I were snuggled on her velvet comforter, browsing through her Snapchat memories (a feature that shows users pictures from the past), when a picture from two years prior appeared in the feed. It was a shameless mirror selfie: her shoulders flexed, ripped abs poking out from below a sports bra. It was a… Read More »