Calorie cuts? Just the thought makes me hungry. But Marissa Lippert, RD, whose book The Cheater's Diet just hit the shelves, is a genius at embezzling calories so you don't notice anything has gone missing.
6 WAYS TO EAT ON THE SKINNY
SANDWICH: Hold the 2 tablespoons of mayo, and instead use 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons of roasted red pepper hummus, garlic aioli, or pesto sauce (yes, you read that right: pesto). The blast of intense flavor will carry the indulgence factor and cover for the loss of the bland sandwich spread.
*** TOTAL CALORIE SAVE: 50
ICE CREAM: Top it yourself. "Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby is so good," admits Lippert, "but it's 330 calories per half cup." Instead, get their organic vanilla and chub it yourself with 3 chocolate covered pretzels and 2 teaspoons of light caramel or chocolate syrup.
*** TOTAL CALORIE SAVE: 50
PIZZA: Switch to a thinner crust (saving 50 calories) and replace the pepperoni and extra cheese with vegetables-mushroom, onions, green peppers, and olives.
Blog Posts by Liz Brody
- Liz Brody | Work + Money – Wed, Apr 21, 2010 11:50 PM EDT
Calorie cuts? Just the thought makes me hungry. But Marissa Lippert, RD, whose book The Cheater's Diet just hit the shelves, is a genius at embezzling calories so you don't notice anything has gone missing.Read More »from Calorie slash! (Cut 50, 100, 475 of 'em while still indulging in your favorite comfort foods)
- Liz Brody | Work + Money – Tue, Apr 20, 2010 1:42 AM EDT
Matt? Is that you? Johnny? You sly devils, what are you doing in my bed? Watch it, guys-you're going to rip my Vickie's.
--oh, sorry, I was just having one of my Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp threesome fantasies. How about you? Ever figure that if a pair is good, why not three of a kind?
Go by the rich and famous, and you may want to hold that thought. Tiger Woods sparked yet more scandal by allegedly paying $4,000 for a threesome. Grey's Anatomy doc, Eric Dane blew a steam valve with his sex tape (it YouTubed like crazy before the site pulled the thing), starring himself, his actress wife Rebecca Gayheart, and a former Playboy model. Brooke Meuller and Charlie Sheen reportedly had a whole parade of extra babe-mates, and look what happened to them.
But how many brain cells does it take to ditch the cameras and wallet before getting undressed?
I will say that keeping jealousy out of a menage à trois is about as easy as keeping sand off a beach towel. And as far asRead More »from Threeway Sexâ€”Double the pleasure? (or double the nightmare?)
Today's news delivers a whole new twist on threesomes: The Menage à Tot.Read More »from Three-Parent Babyâ€”The New Tri-Brid?
Scientists at Newcastle University in England have come up with a new IVF procedure that uses three parents-one dad plus two moms-to make an embryo. The goal of the research, just published in the journal Nature, is to help mothers with risky genes have normal babies.
Specifically, the authors are targeting mitochondrial disease, which is passed on through the maternal genes. "The aim is to correct faulty "cellular batteries"-mitochondria-which can cause fatal heart, liver, neurological and muscle conditions, by replacing them with healthy ones from a donated embryo," The Times of London reported.
The researchers grew the manipulated embryos for 6 to 8 days. "We've proved in principle that this sort of technique can be used to prevent transmission of mitochondrial diseases in humans," Douglass Turnbull, one of the lead authors, told Nature. That would have been a godsend for Sharon Bernardi, 44, who watched all
"Benefits" used to mean life insurance and 401Ks. Now it means sex.Read More »from How Soon is Too Soon to Have Sex?
And, yes, Friends With Benefits is so much more fun than actuaries. But here's the question: If he's a friend, and you're, the benefit-or visa versa, or either way-will it go anywhere? I guess what I mean is, if you like him, will you ruin things by being just a benefit rather than the investment? When Elaine tried it back in the Seinfeld days with Jerry, the whole thing was a big nada, nada, nada.
Anthony Paik, PhD, a sociologist at the University of Iowa, set out to answer that question in his new study. Using 1995 data on 783 adults ages 18 to 60, Paik found that one out of five had gotten together with their most recent partner via friends-with-benefits or hook-up sex. He also found that these weren't particularly faithful couplings. "For women, if you start with casual sex, there's a 44 percent higher chance you'll end up in a non-exclusive relationship in comparison to those who start out in a serious
- Liz Brody | Love + Sex – Thu, Apr 8, 2010 5:58 PM EDT
It was 75 degrees outside. Not a cloud in the sky. The kind of weather San Diego is famous for, and a perfect Easter Sunday. Reena Becerra was already dialing her boyfriend as she got off work. She could barely wait to see him, even after five years, even after all they'd been through.
But he didn't pick up. She went to his place, and found his cell phone on his couch, and tried the last couple of numbers on it. Nothing. Not knowing what to do, she decorated the house, cooked an Easter dinner, and finally got in her car and went home.
As she pulled in she saw him. He was standing in his underwear, drunkenly trying to punch the numbers of her security code. "I had a feeling it was going to be a long night," says Reena, now 37.
"What are you doing?" she demanded. "Just let me in the f...ing house," he seethed. On the way, he knocked her down two flights of stairs. She got up, planning to end the whole thing. Once inside, he kicked her dog, who flew across the room and hid.Read More »from Your Neck is On The Line: 5 Things to Know When Love Gets Ugly
- Liz Brody | Love + Sex – Wed, Apr 7, 2010 11:34 PM EDT
Tiger is mum, his expression lively as wet concrete, as if to say, "See how this weighing on me? You can trust me on that-and while you're at it, go ahead and trust in my choice of sportswear." Well, see what you think:
I live for the day when yet another celebrity isn't busy trying to tuck his you-know-what back in his pants. This week we've weathered Bruce Springsteen's alleged front-page philandering with neighbor Ann Kelly, who looks an awful lot like his wife, Patti. Then we've got Tiki (tacky) Barber, the former Giants superstar and "Today Show" correspondant (in line supposedly for Matt Lauer's job), who "dumps pregnant wife for hot blonde," as The New York Post put it. That's pregnant with twins. Factor in two sons already, married for 11 years, and the "other woman?" A 23-year-old intern, who reportedly has been ever so helpful, traveling all the way to Senegal with Barber on assignments.
Meanwhile, gossip sites have exes re-crossing while double-crossing their mates (Is Read More »from Is Cheating the Next Bird Flu? The New Tiger Commercialâ€”plus Emergency Advice
- Liz Brody | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 6, 2010 11:45 PM EDT
They're back-our handy guy spies from Details Magazine with more classified info about life along the Y chromosome. This time we asked them what men really think about makeup-including tattoos. Let's just say, we're morbidly curious with celeb cheaters trashing their marriages for the dolled up (Tiger), graffitied (Sandra Bullock's Jesse), and freshly botoxed (really, Bruce Springsteen?)Read More »from Is My Lipstick Hot, or Not? Let's Just Ask The Guys at Details
So, take it from the "Details Debriefer." (Plot spoiler: I'm thinking about a manicure-black or green.)
5 MAKEUP TIPS FROM THE MEN WHO ADORE YOU When it comes to all the various things women apply, wear, or paint on their skin to become sexy as hell, we men are certainly appreciative of the effort that goes into the transformation. Typically we stay quiet and just enjoy the show, but that doesn't mean we don't have opinions. In case you're wondering...
1. Lip Lock: No man doesn't respond to lipstick-after all, it leads us right to a lady's lips, which are two of your best parts. Still, men like a
I've watched the old clips 39 times, and I just can't find it-the clue, the red flag, even a shadow of a doubt that Bachelor Number One, with his teasing eyes and long, wavy hair, is a sexual monster.
His grin is a bit of a leer, true. But frankly the most disturbing thing about Rodney Alcala on the Dating Game 32 years ago are those '70s Superfly lapels.
Do you see anything here?
Well, maybe the "dirty old man" sex growl was a bit too convincing, but bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw picked Alcala as the winner! Thankfully, their date never happened.
Now Alcala has gotten the death penalty for sexually torturing and murdering five young, beautiful victims-including an adorable 12-year-old girl. Based on the 2,000 photos of other women investigators found in his storage locker, he may have actually killed 20 or 30. When a cell phone went off in court, 48 Hours reported, the ringtone was an old Oingo Boingo song with the chorus, "It's a dead man's party, who could ask for more?"
I Read More »from 5 signs you could be dating someone dangerous
- Liz Brody | Love + Sex – Thu, Apr 1, 2010 10:57 PM EDT
"I'm Anna Paquin. I'm bisexual and I give a damn."
There, she said it. Now it's all over the Internet, trending up a storm.
The 27-year-old actress, who is engaged to her True Blood costar Stephen Moyer, appears in a new PSA on behalf of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, an organization that champions lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) equality.
CHECK IT OUT.
The video's site got so much traffic Thursday, it crashed.
I say, "Go, Anna! And thank you for sharing." LGBT stigma-worse, hate crimes-are totally unacceptable, and the "Give A Damn" campaign important. But is Paquin's bisexuality news? Hardly.
Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Lady Gaga, Kim Kolciak...Girl crushes are almost standard fare in Hollywood these days-popular as the latest jumbo bag. Every star, it seems, should sport one. Like a designer label.
What's much more interesting in my book, is the un-labeling of female libido taking place quietly, off-camera. Rather than bisexual chic, on some levels a flirting Read More »from Bi Bi Annaâ€”Is Paquin's Sex Reveal a Big Deal or a Yawn?