By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.com
If you're like the millions of women out there searching for healthier and lower calorie ways to create your favorite recipes, then look no further than Lifetime's new healthy cooking show Cook Yourself Thin. The three co-hosts, Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman, and Candace Kumai, help you to give your favorite meals a delicious healthy makeover, whether or not you're on a diet.Allison Fishman, left, with Cook Yourself Thin co-hosts Harry Eastwood and Candace Kumai.
The series airs daily at 5 p.m. EST and features three cooking experts who use savvy cooking techniques to make indulgent dishes that will satisfy your appetite and conscience.
In an interview with co-host Allison Fishman, we learn more about how the threesome has adapted the popular British series to suit its American audience. In the show you'll learn how to swap calorie-heavy ingredients for leaner and healthier additions. For instance, learn how to turn a traditional 1,300 calorie steak and potato dinner into a less than 400 calorie meal, or you'll learn how to skim
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By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Allison Fishman Explains How to Cook Yourself Thin
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Recipes for a Healthy Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrated in Mexico honoring the defeat of the French military in 1862, is one of the first real celebrations of Spring. Do yourself a favor - don't sit back and watch everyone else have all the fun just because you're on a diet. Be sure to make healthier choices than babysitting the queso bowl or going for thirds on fried tacos and sopapillas.
You can be a part of the fiesta and share some flavorful meals with your party guests with any of these recipes that are lower in calories, fat, and carbs for many Mexican food favorites.
Low Carb Margarita
Nothing complements chips and salsa better than an ice cold margarita. The empty calories in alcoholic beverages can quickly add up, so be doubly responsible this Cinco de Mayo. This margarita recipe uses fresh lime juice, orange extract and artificial sweetener to make a cocktail with 103 calories and 3 grams of carbs per drink.
This is a sensational dish
By Matt Johnson - DietsInReview.com
When people are working toward a more fit stomach, they often focus on crunches and sit-ups and forget about the obliques. Crunches and sit-ups work the rectus abdominis, the upper abdominal muscles or "six pack abs", while not really isolating the oblique muscles. The obliques consist of the internal and external stomach muscles and are often referred to as "love handles." Rotation and lateral flexion of the spine are the primary duties, or movements, of the internal and external obliques. The tranversus abdominis, the inner most flat abdominal muscle, is similar to the obliques, but it is mainly used for posture, balance, and stability.
Be very careful and use precise movements while working the obliques. Using too much weight and over-rotating can compromise the back, cause injuries and future back problems.These are the top oblique exercises, of which you can watch a video tutorial at DietsInReview.com, and I recommend performing two or threeRead More »from Top 8 Oblique Exercises to Tone Love Handles
By Matt Johnson - DietsInReview.comRead More »from User Post: 4 Dietary Supplements Worth Taking
Supplements seem to be all the rage amongst dieters and health enthusiasts. Although certain supplements can add to our lives, eating a balanced diet is the best way to attain all the vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Here are four beneficial supplements that may help you and your body.
1. Fish Oil. Contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which has been proven to lower blood pressure and triglycerides, slows the development of plaque in the arteries, and reduces the risk of heart disease.
2. Glucosamine. Ideal for those suffering from osteoarthritis (joint pain). For runners this can help help prevent future pain or joint problems.
3. Glutamine. For weight lifters, glutamine can help maintain cell volume and hydration, helps to repair the muscles broken down when lifting, and helps with muscle aches. Glutamine has been proven to help cure ulcers and benefit the immune system.
4. Green Tea. This popular supplement is known for
By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.com
In these hard economic times, most of us have been forced to reduce our spending. From not eating out as frequently to buying clothing only when there is a sale, those of us impacted continue to devise creative ways to keep money in our pockets.
One aspect of lifestyle spending that some are not willing to give up are wellness activities like exercise and yoga. For devoted health enthusiasts, giving up their fitness routine is a last resort item they can't bare to eliminate from the budget. Exercise has been shown to promote physical and mental health and mind-body activities like yoga have been correlated with reduced stress levels.
You don't have to back out of a yoga studio contract during these hard times. Here are three ways to practice yoga on a budget and consider before throwing in the yoga mat that will allow you to continue to practice and reap the benefits of yoga without breaking the bank.
- Yoga at home: There are so many yoga
By Matt Johnson - DietsInReview.com
What makes up the core? The core is your body's center of gravity. You've probably heard this, but I would like to reiterate the importance of a strong and stable core. The core is made up of your abdominal, back, and lower back regions. A strong and stable core is vital for good balance, proper posture, and injury prevention.
- A strong and stable core will help to stabilize the muscles involved with balance. These muscle regions also consist of the hips, hip flexors, abdominals, and other leg muscles.
- Proper posture is important for so many reasons, especially as we age. Back pain, neck pain, and several other forms of pain can result from poor posture over the years.
- Injury prevention is another worthwhile benefit of strengthening the core. Obviously not all injuries can be prevented, but most can be or the severity of the injury can be lessened.
By Jason Knapfel - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Congressman Wants Ashtrays in Gym
The public servants in Washington, D.C. enjoy some nice perks. One such benefit is the congressional gym, and it seems it's not to the liking of Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI).
McCotter says he can't stand it when there are no ashtrays available in the gym. The congressman told Fox News that he doesn't "go there very much because A, they don't have ashtrays… And B, the one time I was there, my first trip, someone sort of was talc-ing themselves, and offered their hand and I just said, 'Hey, we're cool, dude.'"
McCotter didn't reveal the name of the congressman… or why he's so uptight about talcum powder. Thankfully, the video tape of the interview revealed he'd said all of this in a deadpan, tongue-in-cheek tone.
Our public officials give us plenty of reasons to lose faith them, at least in this case the representative from Michigan isn't the clueless jerk one would think if you read the video transcript out of context.
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Jillian Michaels Considers Leaving Biggest Loser
Fans of the NBC hit show "The Biggest Loser" are used to change, big change. Although ususally in the form of the overweight contestants who collectively shed thousands of pounds in a season, not in the show's main characters. When NBC announced in early 2009 that it would be casting new trainers, curiosity and concern rose. Who would be leaving? Who would be staying? And were they really going to try to introduce a third trainer? NBC remains tight-lipped, only saying that they are "keeping creative options open."
Jillian Michaels is talking though. In a recent interview with DietsInReview.com she said "I might not be" staying with The Biggest Loser for its eighth season.
"I need certain things to continue with the show, and if I can't get them, then no," says Michaels. She acknowledges that NBC has been great in negotiations, but that might not be enough because she's simply not happy.
"I am freakin' miserable!" she admits, lamenting that
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Top 10 Diets of 2009
As predictible as kisses and champagne at midnight, the new year brought a wave of weight loss resolutions. And for good reason, Americans are some of the most out of shape, overweight people on the planet. The good news is that we're finally waking up to that, and more and more people are taking steps toward living healthier lifestyles. We made a list of 2008's most popular diets at the end of last year, and with the Spring dieting season about to kick off, we were curious about the weight loss plans that are making an impact in 2009.
For the most part, we were pleased to see that people are selecting plans that offer healthy approaches to weight loss and long-term maintenance benefits.
10. Weight Watchers Momentum - This is the newest innovation from Weight Watchers, introduced at the start of 2009, and it has quickly risen in popularity. Momentum takes your healthy eating skills one step further, by showing you how and when to eat so that you
By Brandi Koskie and Matt Johnson - DietsInReview.com
As you've gotten older, have you found that what worked in your 20s for weight loss doesn't quite work in your 50s? As our bodies change with age, we experience new dietary and fitness challenges. It doesn't mean you can't lose weight, or that your healthy weight is bound to go up, it just means you have to adjust your regimen.
We've explored the different needs of those in their 20s through 70s and beyond, and introduce how you can still lose or maintain weight at each changing decade of your life.
How to Lose Weight at 20
During your 20s, you want to establish positive habits that can carry you through a long, healthy life. Stay active, eat right and follow these tips to ensure you're doing all you can to maintain a healthy weight, or lose a few extra college pounds.
- Focus on cardio and weight training
- Get adequate sleep
- Drink plenty of water
How to Lose Weight at 30
The 30s are tough due to the fact that your kids and job probably rule your life, and it is hard to find time for yourself, let alone time to exercise. Some of the tips that may help you with this goal are:
- Get a gym membership if you can, and push yourself to try new exercises.
- Set short-term and long-term goals for yourself.
- Allow yourself to cheat a little on your diet.
Staying active and maintaining a nutritious style of eating will ensure your 40s are some of your best and healthiest years yet.
- Start a routine by devoting specific days and times to your workout.
- Start slowly and gradually progress to longer, harder workouts.