The diet and fitness news we're diggin' this week.
Another reason to feel good about the pounds you're dropping with your new healthy lifestyle: A study in the journal Obesity found that dieters who lost a significant amount of weight in the first month of their weight loss plan were more likely to be successful in the long run. [Wiley]
Mexan Fox looks super trim and toned in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and we're happy to report that starvation isn't the secret to her slim look. The sexy star's trainer Harley Pasternak recently revealed that balanced meals and consistent workouts are responsible for Fox's, um, foxy bod. [US Weekly]
If you feel a little guilty about your cheat day, you might find comfort in the fact that even supermodels splurge. At least Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel does, as the world found out this week when the South African beauty shared a shot of her pizza party for one. [Instagram]
Toned thighs and a strong core are fine reasons to work out, but new research reveals another source of motivation that'll push you to go all in during your next sweat session: Jay Z. A study out of Northwestern University discovered that a little music -- especially base-heavy tunes -- can go a long way toward helping you reach your fitness goals. [Fitbie]
You've probably heard about the harmful health effects that can result from not working out enough, but you may be surprised (we were!) to learn that working out too much may come with its own set of health risks. According to new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, when it comes to exercising for heart health, more is not necessarily better. [Fitbie]