- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Jan 3, 2014 2:40 PM EST | Comments
You probably hear a lot about the healthy superfoods you should be eating, but have you heard of superseeds? Lucy Danziger, editor in chief of Self magazine, stopped by the "Daily Shot" studios to talk about how small seeds can make a big difference in your health and wellness.
"They're little nutrition powerhouses that give you more nutrition per square inch than any other thing you can eat," she says. "If you could sprinkle these on salads, or put them in your smoothie, you are going to emerge healthier, slenderer, and younger-looking."1. Pomegranate seeds. Looking to stay slim? Pomegranates have large amounts of vitamin C, which raises metabolism and cuts fat storage.2. Hemp seeds. Another superseed that is great for maintaining your figure, hemp is loaded with fiber. "Fiber will speed up your metabolism," Lucy says. "You will be able to eat more calories, and they won't stick."3. Pumpkin seeds. These common seeds are loaded with i...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Jan 3, 2014 2:37 PM EST | Comments
Have you ever heard of kefir? What about MCT oil? Mira and Jayson Calton are nutritionists and the authors of "Naked Calories," and they say these two foods can be powerful tools to help you slim down and get healthier.
Kefir is a yogurt drink popular in the Middle East that's starting to gain esteem in the United States. A source of calcium, protein, and phosphorus, kefir was found to help people to stay thinner longer in a study described in a 2011 New England Journal of Medicine article.
Craving carbs? Mira and Jayson suggest baking with coconut flour. "It's lower in carbohydrates than regular wheat flour," Mira says. "And it has something called lauric acid, which is great for raising the good cholesterol."
Mira and Jayson recommend cooking with MCT oil in place of other oils. Jayson says it's "popular with high-performance athletes but has never really made it into the kitchen." The oil causes a thermog...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Jan 2, 2014 12:45 PM EST | Comments
Megan Hilty is the face (and voice) behind such hits as "Smash" and "Sean Saves the World," but the recent event that has her gushing happened offscreen. This past November, she married fellow actor Brian Gallagher. The kicker? The two wed just nine days after getting engaged.
"We just wanted to be married," Megan says, "so we called our parents and our siblings and said, 'Listen, in nine days we will be in Vegas. Be there.' And everybody showed up!"
The newlywed insists marriage was not something she had on the brain prior to meeting her husband. "I thought I was going to be single my whole life," the actress says. "It was never something that I wanted. I was never one of those girls. I'm very career-oriented."
Megan and her hubby kept things low-key for their nuptials. "Our reception was a pajama party," she says. "We all raced upstairs, put on our pajamas, had our dinner, and got hammered."Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Dec 30, 2013 8:54 AM EST | Comments
Wondering why men do the things they do? We typed "Why do men" into the Yahoo search engine and asked comedian Jo Koy to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about guys.
WATCH: Man Code, Decoded
Why do men like younger women? Jo insists that not all men do. "I like an older woman," he says. "I think it's just kind of annoying to take a girl out that just hasn't experienced anything."
Why do men always have to be right? Jo says that's not the case anymore. Before the Internet, he says, it was just too much work for women to prove their men wrong. "Now you just go to the Internet and you can find out that the guy's wrong."
Why do men always touch themselves? "Because it's always tangled, no matter what!" Joe explains. "You have to untangle it somehow."
What do men think about implants? According to Jo, it doesn't matter. "I like boobs in general," he says. "If a woman chooses to get implants, I'm all right with it."
To find out...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Dec 27, 2013 9:31 AM EST | Comments
Isabel Gillies had what she thought was "the perfect life." She was married to a professor at Oberlin College, had two young children and a beautiful home, and was enjoying her acting career as Elliot Stabler's wife in "Law & Order: SVU." Then, things changed drastically. "He fell in love with someone in the English Department and left me very suddenly."
Four years later, Isabel chronicles the demise of her marriage and the steps she took to get through it in her book "Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True-Story." Today, she's remarried and says that, "It's all good now. It truly, truly is."
Isabel says she made it through the dark period in her life by learning not to be resentful toward her ex-husband. "Life is long and big," she says. "It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
She also learned to appreciate and love the little, great moments of her day, even something small as enjoying a cup of yogurt with honey. "Those little...Read More »