Monthly archives: November 2011

 

 

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My Mouth is Dripping... because of this Fig Tartlett

Figs are not only sexy, but they are one of my absolute favorite fruits! I love the crunch of the seeds between my teeth (they can have as many as 1,600 in 1 fruit!) and the almost candy sweetness on my tongue.

Beyond the delicious sensations in my mouth, figs are serious bites with benefits. They are an excellent source of potassium and can help balance blood pressure. High in calcium, figs fortify the bones. With more fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit, figs are great for digestion, can help lower cholesterol, keep weight in check, act as a mild laxative, and can protect against colon and breast cancer. They are like the absolute perfect little package.

 

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A Salad You Will Actually LOVE

I have never been a salad person. Yes, I know how “healthy” they are (except for the gobs of pure fat salad dressing), but I just couldn’t get into them. Until now… I am literally OBSESSED with Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop’s Antioxidant Orchard Salad mixed with housemade dressing (that you can also buy and take home- which I have stocked up on). Celebrities flock to the Beverly Hills and Century City, California shops craving their high quality, low fat, super tasty concoctions that redefine salads, transforming them from “eh” to AMAZING, filling, and totally flavorful.

 

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Forget “Sexy Devil,” Be Healthy This Halloween. Be… “Sexy Tri-athlete”

Studies show that 1 in 4 “healthy” adults consume an average of 10 “fun size” candy bars on Halloween. Translation: Approximately 775 calories and 24.5g fat. So if the whole fit mindset holds true, you know the concept that if you make one fit decision you increase your odds of making another and another… (like deciding to take the stairs instead of the escalator, which leads you to choose the skim over the whole fat latte), then dressing up as a healthy icon this Halloween just might be your ticket to avoiding the binge fest.

 

 

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12 Ways To Beat The Bulge

You could go on a dramatic weight loss plan, with a strict, unvaried diet and time-consuming workout plan. And for some people, that is necessary. But if you’re just trying to fight off a little bulge that seems to be creeping up and over your belt, try these easy 12 steps to combat your daily bulge-building habits. You’re closer than you think to buttoning up your pants again without grunting, jumping up and down or laying flat on the floor.