Though we've got a healthy appetite for just about anything, we won't be trying these dishes anytime soon. From the insanely fattening (a bacon-wrapped turducken) to the downright unsavory (bat paste), these foods require uninhibited taste buds and an iron stomach! That's why we also included a healthy, and thankfully more palatable, alternative for each one.
Bacon-wrapped turduken. Yup, it's a real thing. 1. Bacon-wrapped turduken: Approximately 25,000 calories for entire turducken Turducken, a popular holiday dish of a whole chicken stuffed into a whole duck stuffed into a whole turkey, already serves up a totally indulgent, heart-stopping meal. Wrap it in strips of bacon and the meaty creation becomes a catastrophic calorie bomb. This turbaconducken may have carnivores drooling, but to us it's fatty meat overload!
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- SHAPE magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Feb 22, 2012 11:35 AM EST
Though we've got a healthy appetite for just about anything, we won't be trying these dishes anytime soon. From the insanely fattening (a bacon-wrapped turducken) to the downright unsavory (bat paste), these foods require uninhibited taste buds and an iron stomach! That's why we also included a healthy, and thankfully more palatable, alternative for each one.Read More »from 3 Foods that Will Kill Your Appetite (and What to Eat Instead)
The A-B-Cs of Cleavage: How much is too much?Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian-celebs lately just can't stop showing off their assets! And why should they be shy? It's no longer taboo to flaunt what you've got! But, there's a right way, and a wrong way-no woman wants her cups spilling over. So whether you're a barely there A-cup, a blossoming B, or a curvaceous C, we've got the A-B-C's to pulling off the coveted amount of cleavage for every occasion!Read More »from The A-B-Cs of Cleavage: Getting it Right
How much is too much? Jessica Simpson's overexposed, but Kim K gets it just right.
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Raven Symone2. For evening wear: An evening event is probably the only time you'll be allowed a little leeway if you happen to show a little too much skin. Far from her Cosby days, Raven Simone works her womanly shape in this sweetheart neckline, the perfect strapless option for larger busted ladies. But beware; a half-inch lower and this ballroom look could quickly go from red carpet to red-in-the-face. Also, with a dress like this one, be sure to
How green is your sex life?You recycle, load up on organic fruits and veggies, and choose biking over driving, but are you going green in the bedroom, too? Here are 11 ways to get sexy and sustainable:
1) Meet your match online. Dream of saving the planet with Mr. Right, The Eco-Friendly Edition, by your side? Log on to find your greener half: dating sites like ecodater.com and greenfriends.com cater to singles looking for an eco-minded partner.
2) Slip into organic undergarments. Look for sexy and sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp silk, or bamboo. Brands like Stella McCartney and Cosabella have plenty of eco-friendly options. Or hit your favorite vintage store, where you can almost always find sexy, retro styles (think pinup-inspired corsets and flirty slips).
Simple ways to eat lessStudies suggest that changing up your dinnerware can encourage you to eat less. Use these simple tricks to make your dinnerware work in your favor:Read More »from Change Your Plate, Lose Weight?
1. Use large utensils: A covert study sprung on diners at an Italian eatery found that people eating with large forks ate less than people given small forks. The people who ate the most were those with small forks and large portions. The researchers theorize that using bigger utensils makes you feel like you are eating more food so you eat less overall.
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2. Eat off blue plates: Scientists aren't sure exactly why-perhaps because it's such a soothing color?-but people who eat off of blue plates tend to eat less than people who eat off differently colored plates.
3. Serve food on smaller plates: Bigger isn't always better. When served the same portion of food, people ate less of it when eating off of a small plate than a large one. Scientists hypothesize that seeing more of your plate filled tricks
Why you need to try circuit training today. Kick your metabolism into high gear with this easy, customizable workout. We found seven benefits (and OK, one downside) why you should try this turbocharged workout today!Read More »from Why You Need to Try Circuit Training
1. Get Maximum Results in Minimum Time
Unless fitness is your job, nobody has hours a day to spend in the gym. Circuit training is the perfect workout for the time-crunched fitness fiend. You can set up as many or as few stations as you like (Get a quick tutorial here) and then continue through the circuit until your time runs out. You can fit it in effective, total-body workout whether you have 15 minutes or an hour.
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2. Challenge Your Whole Body
Ever found yourself just wandering around the gym floor and winging your workout? (It's ok, we've all done it!) By incorporating individual "stations" as part of a whole-body circuit, you're guaranteed to hit every major--and minor-- group.
3. Mix Cardio and Strength Training
You love cardio but know you should
Whether you're new to the gym or have been working out for years, you've got to challenge your muscles in new and different ways to continue seeing results. If you feel like you've hit that workout plateau, don't worry. Not only are the workouts below fun, but they'll challenge you in new ways so that you can keep moving forward with your fitness goals.Read More »from The Best Workouts You Aren't Doing
Burdenko1. Burdenko: If you think water exercise is just for grannies in flowered bathing caps, you haven't tried this workout yet! The Burdenko Method, developed by Dr. Igor Burdenko, combines specific, core-centric exercises (performed both on land and in the water) to help develop balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed, and strength.
Used by everyone from world-class Olympic athletes to professional ballerinas to both improve performance and for rehabilitation, this unique training method focuses on developing a balanced body (all exercises are performed both forwards and backwards) and incorporates the natural resistance of
Sushi may be healthy, but it can turn into a calorie bomb fast. Are you ordering the right way? Experts weigh in with some tips on ordering out so that you can save calories and still enjoy the healthy benefits of sushi.Read More »from The Best Sushi for Weight Loss
Order salmon or tuna1. Order salmon or tuna. Carol Ann Rinzler, author of Nutrition for Dummies, points out that sushi is the very definition of a low-fat meal (as are fresh oysters and clams). But if you're not eating it the right way, it's not low-fat at all.
"To maximize the benefits [of sushi], choose pieces that are rich in omega-3s, the unsaturated fats that protect the heart and boost brain power," Rinzler says. She suggests salmon and tuna, which are both low-calorie (40 calories per ounce for the salmon and 42 for the tuna), high in protein and omega-3s, and also deliver a big dose of vitamin D.
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Order wasabi!2. Consider wasabi. "Wasabi radish is packed with antioxidants like isothiocyanates, the sharp, smelly-when-heated compounds that give
Approach healthy living like you do dating, and you'll fall in love in no time!By Rachel WilkersonRead More »from How to Fall in Love with Healthy Living
Ah, it's February: the month of love poems, flowers, and romance. In the process of going from a very happy-to-be-on-the-couch "before" to a can't-get-enough-veggies "after," I've found that falling in love with healthy living is very much like falling in love with a person. So rather than stress about all the mixed signals and cryptic text messages, shift your focus and apply all the rules of dating to your health and fitness goals.
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1. Figure out what you want: Before you start dating, you have to think about what you're looking for in a relationship: Someone to grow old with? A date to your cousin's wedding? Just a fling? Once you figure that out, you can decide whether you should join an online dating site or just hit up the local bar at last call. In the same way, you should figure out what you want from a health and fitness plan. Do you want to get in shape and stay in shape for the next 10 years? Lose 5 pounds by
It may be easy to brush off these common complaints as nothing, but sometimes they can signal a serious problem. We went to the experts to find out when it's time to go to the doctor. Here's what they had to say:Read More »from 7 Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
sleep problems1. Sleep problems: Amy Korn-Reavis, respiratory therapist and sleep technologist, cautions you should not ignore sleep-related issues. "I have been working in this field for a long time. I believe one of the things people do not talk to their physicians about is their sleep problems," she says. "If a person has heart issues, diabetes, or high blood pressure and they have issues sleeping, snoring, or high levels of fatigue, they should talk to their physician about it."
If you don't know where to begin and are suffering from the conditions mentioned, Korn-Reavis suggests using an Epworth sleepiness scale or a Berlin questionnaire and discussing the results with your doctor.
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- SHAPE magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Feb 16, 2012 10:00 AM EST
Barefoot running: yay or nay?By Charlotte AndersenRead More »from Barefoot Running: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
The first time I tried barefoot running I did everything wrong. Having missed my ride and only a 3-mile jog away from home, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to try out this new barefoot trend I'd been hearing so much about. I slipped off my heels and took off homeward. It only took a few blocks to realize that the pavement was chewing up the bottoms of my feet. I tried running on the grass instead but it was too hard to see rocks and sticks, plus it quickly became clear that there's not a lot of grass in my neighborhood. Two miles in I was leaving a trail of blood and tears. Admitting defeat, I called my husband to come and get me and spent the next week nursing my feet back to walking condition.
Lesson learned: there's a lot more to barefoot running than just running in bare feet.
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More recently, I've tried barefoot running the way the experts advise: start out slow, build your foot strength, run indoors