Welcome to the new HBC Daily series, where we showcase the most informative and interesting posts shared on the platform this week. You guys have your fingers on the pulse of all things health and wellness, and you deserve to shine like the glowing stars you are! Keep sharing your articles in the PROMO thread for your chance to make it on to the HBC Daily.

The Truth About Fats: LauraJamieUK

“Along with carbs, fats often get a bad rep for all the wrong reasons when in actual fact they are another essential nutrient needed for the body to function properly. Although we need to consume fat everyday in order for our body to support these functions, it is important to understand that certain fats are far better for you than others. Healthy fats help to keep your body working well and protect your heart, but there are other fats that do the opposite, damaging your heart and increasing the risk of diseases. ” Read more…

Addicted to Sugar: EatSweatSmileRepeat

“I am. Quite frankly [addicted to sugar]. Some people say that being addicted to sugar is almost as bad as alcohol – sugar is also related to being like a drug. And if I’m honest, I’m not surprised… It always happens with me, I can finish a HUGE meal and constantly want something else that hits that sugar craving…[so] I’m considering going sugar free for Lent.” Read more…

Changing your Relationship with Alcohol: FollowYourBlissGlobal

An interview with Chris Raine, founder of Hello Sunday Morning – the largest online movement for alcohol behaviour change in the world.

“At the age of twenty two Chris woke up one morning, decided that he’d had enough of hangovers and began to reassess his relationship with alcohol by not drinking for a year. His blog grew as more people tuned into his reflections on life without alcohol and started thinking about how they too could reclaim their Sunday mornings in favour of healthier goals.” Read more…

Dear Body, this I promise you: Chloe’sCountertop

“I sit here, on the floor of my freshly cleaned apartment, after a day of scrubbing, vacuuming and dusting, and I feel anew. With my Motherpeace Tarot Cards beside me, Justin Bieber serenading and the relaxing scent of frankincense dancing in the air- I feel a lightness. As if after a week of viral symptoms, hospital visits, needle prods and pale urine- I felt ok. The virus is lifting. The poison is out. And I can breath.” Read more…

Train Paleo: Drink Water & Gain Muscle Mass: DoriLovesLife

“If there is one thing I would like to realize in 2016, than it is maintaining a balanced and happy attitude towards life – regarding all aspects of my life, especially though regards my attitude towards food and fitness. If you are into fitness and weight training, you are likely to keep a somewhat accurate track of your calorie intake and macros. You also tend to watch your nutrients, but most of us keep forgetting about the most important nutrient of all, which is water. Good old H2O.” Read more…

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