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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

This Female-Founded Company Is Bringing Privacy to Pregnancy Testing

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Stix is sending home pregnancy tests straight to your door, cutting the need for uncomfortable, stigma-riddled trips to the drugstore.

Bumping into your partner’s mother while you’re out in public can be awkward. As you stand in the middle of the grocery store aisle, you’ll chit chat about the colder-than-normal weather and your weekend brunch plans for a few minutes before you part ways to pay for your dark chocolates and almond milk.

But when Cynthia Plotch ran into her boyfriend’s mom at her neighborhood drugstore, she wasn’t picking up cold medicine or skin-care products—she was purchasing a home pregnancy test.

After the blush-worthy encounter, she darted out of the store and tearfully called her friend and co-worker Jamie Norwood. They vented about the stigma women face while buying pregnancy tests, and soon enough, the two came to the realization that something was broken with the system, and they were the people who needed to fix it.

Their solution: Stix, a direct-to-consumer…