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Alec Baldwin Announces He Is "Pre-Diabetic" At SAG Awards

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Wow. First Paula Deen, now him. Crazy!

Last night at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards, Alec Baldwin revealed that last May, he was diagnosed by doctors as being "pre-diabetic." As you might've guessed, this is a condition in which Alec is "boderline" afflicted with type 2 diabetes, with impaired glucose levels close, but not fully at the level of a full diabetic.

Alec confessed that he has subsequently changed his eating habits and has lost more than 30lbs since he made these diet changes. If he keeps this up, he's actively combatting developing full-blown type 2 diabetes.

We're sad to hear that his condition has come to this, but we're glad to hear he is doing all he can on his end to keep himself as healthy as possible.

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Shaq On Kimmel!

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"If I get fat, I'll come tongue kiss you."

That's pretty much all you need know about this absolutely ridiculous (and charming) interview with Shaq on Kimmel, but you'll have to watch it to find out who says it!

Among other things they talk about, we hear a bit about Shaq's life after basketball (and his Frosted Flakes eating habits), and how much it meant to him to have a statue erected in his honor!

He seems like a fun guy to get to talk to!

Part one is above, part two and three are below!!

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Bad Eating Habits Might Happen Because Of Location, Not Just Will Power

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This is one of the most interesting studies we've heard of when it comes to snacking and bad eating habits: The habits may be more dependent on habitual practices brought on by environment than on your will power alone.

The study went like this.

At a movie, the researchers handed out fresh popcorn to some, and stale popcorn to others. Guess what happened? Because it was a movie theater and the attending people said they "usually eat popcorn at the movies" they ate almost the exact same amount of the stale popcorn as fresh, regardless of the taste!

Then, they tried it in a meeting room. People at much LESS of the stale popcorn because it isn't usually associated with that location.

And the weirdest thing?

In the theater situation,

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Avoiding The 'Freshman 15' At College

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We've all heard of the dreaded "Freshman 15", but college newcomers can take a sigh of relief because studies suggest it's usually closer to a freshman 7.

However, that doesn't mean you won't gain more than 7 pounds if you're not careful.

It's hard to pinpoint just one cause of the unfavorable phenomena, but a decrease in physical activity, a boost in alcohol consumption, and a change in eating habits from healthy foods to those high in sugar and fat probably have something to do with it.

With college just beginning, we're sure there are plenty of freshman already dreading what the scale will read by the end of the semester and we're sure there are just as many thinking "that will never happen to me!"

Bad news is, it can and probably will, but the good news is you can take easy steps prevent it! Continue reading below for tips on avoiding the Freshman 15!

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Jeff Bridges Pledges To End Childhood Hunger

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Jeff Bridges has taken a pledge to end childhood hunger by 2015 and so can you!

Working with the nonprofit Share Our Strength and the Foot Network, the actor is the national spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

The campaign is a state-by-state push to develop public and private partnerships to aid low-income families, to teach nutrition and healthy eating habits and to improve the effectiveness of existing efforts, like school-based breakfast and lunch plans.

The Academy Award winner has been raising awareness for the issue since he helped created the End Hunger Network in the 80's, but believes the issue resonates with him even more because of his own parenting duties, saying:

"As an actor I'm always putting myself in other people's shoes. I can imagine what it would be like to have three daughters who I wasn't able to provide for. It would just be devastating. And then it's much more than the obvious suffering of the kids, but what it's doing to our nation on so many levels when kids don't have the proper nutrition to get their brains working."

Make sure to check out the charities public service announcement above!

To learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign or take the pledge like Jeff, click here!

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