Get-Fit Clicks

October 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm , by

* Not all fall foods are unhealthy. These seven autumnal ingredients are slimming, satisfying and pack tons of nutrients. (HuffPo)

* Trying to lose weight? Tweet about it! Senator Claire McCaskill used Twitter to hold herself accountable to her slim-down plan and now she’s 50 pounds lighter. (CNN)

* If you can’t afford a personal trainer, don’t sweat it—just steal the pros’ get-fit tricks. (FitSugar)

* Eating several mini meals a day instead of three squares is best for weight loss, right? Here’s why that may be more fiction than fact. (EatingWell)

* Oh, KFC: I’m going to withhold my commentary on your new Cheesy Bacon Bowl—a combo of cheese, bacon, fried chicken, corn and mashed potatoes with gravy—and instead quote comedian Patton Oswalt’s now-classic riff on your Famous Bowls. (The NSFWish video is here.) “Stop right there! Can you pile all of those items into a single bowl and just kinda make them into a wet mound of starch that I can eat with a spoon like I’m a death-row prisoner on suicide watch?…Is there a way that the bowl can play This Mortal Coil’s It’ll End in Tears album while I’m eating it at 2:00 in the morning in my darkened apartment, just kind of staring into the distance?…If you could put my lunch in a blender and liquefy it and put it into a caulking gun and then inject it right into my femoral artery, even better. But until you invent the lunch gun, I would like a failure pile in a sadness bowl.” (Eater)


Fall Foods for Glowing Skin

October 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm , by

Originally posted on Gloss Daily

While fall fashion and makeup trends are cool, what we really look forward to are all of the seasonal foods now lining grocery store shelves (yep, we are total foodies!). But who knew many of these munchies are also good for the skin. According to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN, CSSD, pumpkin, cranberries, and brussels sprouts are packed with the vitamins and nutrients needed to boost radiance in skin. Like we really needed another reason to indulge.

PUMPKIN is high in…

-Beta carotene, which decrease UV-induced damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress.

-Vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental pollutants and toxins, while aiding in collagen production.

-Vitamin E to help protect skin from UV light and free radical cell damage.

-Zinc, which protects against oxidative stress and fights acne.

-Omega 3′s that maintain healthy cell membranes, making sure moisture and nutrients remain in the skin, while toxins are kept out.

CRANBERRIES are a great source of…

-B vitamins that reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, which means your hormones remain balanced and you breakout less frequently.

-Selenium, which protects skin against sun damage and improves elasticity.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS are packed with…

-Vitamin K that promotes healthy blood circulation to the skin, which heals skin discoloration, improves the healing of scars, and minimizes the appearance of spider veins in the face.

Calling all cooks! Robin gave us this skin-friendly side dish to try. Share your own recipe in the comments box below.

Lime Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pumpkin Seeds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or olive oil cooking spray
  • 16 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons roasted, shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9×13″ baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray. Add brussels sprouts in a single layer. Mist lightly with spray, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven, and mix in lime juice.  Sprinkle evenly with pumpkin seeds. Return to oven for 5 minutes, remove, then serve! Makes 4 servings.

Burger Bash, Pie Mania…and a Recipe to Keep!

October 12, 2011 at 9:51 am , by

Time to Eat

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Sampling the tasty burgers!

Nothing goes so well together as a juicy burger and a sweet piece of pie and at the 2011 Blue Moon Burger Bash, (part of the New York City Wine &Food Festival) presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and hosted by Whoopie Goldberg, tasters could get their fill of both!

The event was a gluttonous feast of burgers, cooked on the new Hamilton Beach outdoor grill, milkshakes (at a station manned by Duff Goldman) and of course, the ultimate in pie indulgence.

For the first course, chefs from 20 different restaurants dressed their burgers in explosively delicious flavors using jalapeño, bacon, cheddar and other secret ingredients and presented them for judging by some of the biggest names in food: David Burke, Adam Richman, Andrew Zimmern and Anne Burrell.

As tasty as the burgers were, I had my eye on the massive dessert table jam packed with endless rows of pies created by Dangerously Delicious Pies which were, in fact, dangerously delicious

I was in heaven going back for 2nds, ok maybe 3rds, and my favorite was the chocolate pie. It was just as creamy and delicious as the Ladies’ Home Journal Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie. Check out the recipe for our amazing chocolate pie, along with many other tempting varieties, in the October issue and bake up some decadence. — Cathie Yun

Get-Fit Clicks

October 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm , by

* We ladies think about food more than sex, according to a survey from the UK. What can we say, sugar is awfully captivating. (Jezebel)

* A new study confirms what we knew all along: listening to music while you exercise makes you feel happier and more energized than sweating in silence.  (HuffPo)

* While we’re on the subject of music and exercise, check out this awesome all-one-hit-wonders workout playlist. (FabFitFun)

* Why you shouldn’t assume body fat measurement tests are 100% accurate. (CNN)

* Got 10 minutes? Hit all your trouble zones with this quickie workout video from celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins. (FitSugar)


Get-Fit Clicks

September 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm , by

* Coffee = happiness? A new study suggests your java habit may lower your risk of depression. If my collection of Starbucks receipts is any indication, I’m the most gleeful person alive. (HuffPo)

* How your workouts boost your brain power, concentration, memory and much more. (Fitbie)

* Fun fact from CNN: Chocolate is fruit! If only that meant we had to eat several servings of it per day. (CNN)

* We know it sounds impossible, but scientists say you can actually train yourself to crave exercise. (Time)

* Is it Sunday yet? These healthy pancake recipes are making us way too excited about brunch. (FitSugar)

Get-Fit Clicks

September 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm , by

* The Atlantic breaks down what the average American eats in a year. 42 pounds of corn syrup! 24 pounds of ice cream! 29 pounds of fries! Yeah, it ain’t pretty. (The Atlantic)

* Laugh off some calories by taking a look back at the 12 cheesiest celeb workout videos. Confession: I really, really wanted Alyssa Milano’s Teen Steam video. (Ology)

* Snack guilt-free in front of the TV with these good-for-you munchies. (Fitbie)

* I’m not sure how the intense P90X workout could possibly get harder, but that’s the promise of the sequel, P90X2. It comes out around Christmas but you can pre-order that baby now. (Fit Tip Daily)

* Why you shouldn’t equate gluten-free with healthy (or thinness). (YouBeauty)

Get-Fit Clicks

September 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm , by

* Is your morning coffee really perking you up or is it just the placebo effect at work? (HuffPo)

* Reason #3,963 to work out: a new study suggests that aerobic exercise could trigger stem cells to become bone instead of fat. (Medical News Today)

* The seemingly endless benefits of adding more color to your diet. (Yellow bell peppers have nearly three a half times the vitamin C of oranges—who knew?) (Fitness)

* If your weight-loss efforts don’t seem to be paying off, make sure you’re not guilty of any of these 8 diet and fitness flubs. (Fitbie)

* I think it’s safe to say that Americans have officially deep-fried everything. Behold, deep-fried bubblegum. (Eater)