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How Giving Up Beer Really Helped Ed Sheeran Lose 50 Pounds

After a highly-awaited comeback, Ed Sheeran has warmed our hearts with new music in early 2017. Now, he is opening up about his 50-pound weight gain during his year off from both music and social media.

In an interview with The Breakfast Club radio show, the 25-year-old singer revealed that his lifestyle caused him to nearly "double in size" and that he knew something had to change. "Sweatpants were the only things that fit," he said, "And I just thought everything had shrunk in the wash, but it hadn't."

Cheesy Gluten-Free Party Dips to Satisfy Every Guest

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First off, most cheeses are naturally gluten-free, and popular brands that have any potential for cross-contamination will clearly list so on their ingredient list. Problem is, a lot of cheesy recipes tend to include gluten. Not these party dip recipes. Read on for ways to enjoy dips with cheese—and without gluten—at your next party. (Psst...Here's how cheese can prevent weight gain and help your heart. Yes, really.)

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Jalapeño Cheddar Dip

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"I love this dip—it's healthfully creamy because it's made with a whole head of cauliflower and Greek yogurt, which has protein to keep you feeling full." —Rebecca Clyde M.S., R.D.N., C.D.

Get the recipe: Jalapeño Cheddar Dip

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Muuna Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip

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"This high-protein Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip will fill you up fast. Plus, as a proud partner with Muuna Cottage Cheese, I love knowing it's gluten-free too, since some cottage cheese brands contain modified food starch that can disguise gluten. Pair this dip with gluten-free tortilla chips for a fun twist on a classic appetizer." —Elizabeth Shaw, M.S., R.D.N., C.L.T.

Get the recipe: Muuna Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip

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Buffalo Shrimp Dip

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"With football season upon us, this lightened-up Buffalo Shrimp Dip recipe is a perfect game-day party food. For dipping, serve with veggies or gluten-free tortilla chips." —Lauren Harris-Pincus, M.S., R.D.N.

Get the recipe: Buffalo Shrimp Dip

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Cashew Ricotta Cheese

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Of course, we couldn't have a GF cheese roundup without a recipe for the vegans out there. This Cashew Ricotta Cheese is absolutely divine and tastes wonderful paired with gluten-free crackers or fresh vegetables and fruits. The nutty flavor gives it a unique twist.

Get the recipe: Cashew Ricotta Cheese

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Winter Sneaker Boots to Keep You Warm Until Spring

Cozy Camo Sorel Boot

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When the elements mess with your usual sneaker game, lace these up instead. They're waterproof and insulated, with sneaker flexibility (unlike your usual rain boots). ($130; sorel.com)

Related: Adorable Snow Boots That Actually Keep You Warm

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High-Top Fur-Lined Sneakers

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Go forth in ultra-cozy style with these high-tops. ($164; michaelkors.com)

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Vans SK8-HI High-Tops

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The split construction makes these Vans ready for the cold with treated leather, warm fleece lining, and a heat-retention layer. They also have plenty of traction for when things get icy. (Check out more casual sneakers we love) ($90; vans.com)

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Nike Roshe Two

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The high-top design and water-repellent upper make sure snow stays far away from your feet. ($85; nike.com)

Related: Workout Sneakers That Will Change the Way You Train

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Stella McCartney Irana Shoes

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These high-tops are lightweight and perfect for chilly and dry winter days. (BTW here's how you can style your sneakers for any time of day). ($70; stellamccartney.com)

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Converse High Rise All-Stars

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You can still go old-school without your toes freezing in these leather and faux fur Chuck Taylors. The outsole is a rugged rubber upgrade and the back zipper makes them easy to get on and off. ($70; nike.com)

Related: 30 Gym Bags with Style

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Keds Juliet Boot

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Lace these puppies up and enjoy a breathable faux fur lining while keeping wetness out with a waterproof exterior. They look great with both leggings and jeans. ($60; keds.com)

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ZERØGRAND Waterproof Hiker Boot

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Cole Haan's Grand.OS comfort tech makes these retro-inspired hiker shoes the best cool and casual winter kicks. They're ultra lightweight and breathable with waterproof leather, so nothing can hold you back. ($250; colehaan.com)

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Aurora Sneaker Boot

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Come prepared for more rugged action with sneaker boots made for winter hiking. ($50; ryka.com)

Related: Here's How to Layer for Your Winter Run

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Hiker Grand Bootie

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When you're out for the day on snow-covered sidewalks, these sporty boots are waterproof and perfect for hopping slush puddles. ($100; dsw.com)

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How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes In 3 Easy Steps

Guilty of not cleaning your makeup brushes on the reg? Don't worry, we totally are too. But here's the thing: While it may seem like a hassle that can be skipped, it's actually super important. "Dirty makeup brushes harbor dirt, bacteria, and all kinds of germs that can be transferred to your skin, leading to irritation and breakouts," says professional makeup artist Jo Levy.